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On Saturday and Sunday, the Reitz Union was filled with more than 3,700 guests from across Florida for SwampCon — an annual event where people come together to interact with those who share the love for video games, anime, sci-fi and comics. Some guests even cosplayed as their favorite pop culture characters.
So, here were the best cosplays of SwampCon 2019.
 
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Top SwampCon Cosplays

On Saturday and Sunday, the Reitz Union was filled with more than 3,700 guests from across Florida for SwampCon — an annual event where people come together to interact with those who share the love for video games, anime, sci-fi and comics. Some guests even cosplayed as their favorite pop culture characters. So, here were the best cosplays of SwampCon 2019.  


The 33rd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire took over the Alachua County Fairgrounds, at 3100 NE 39th Ave., Saturday and Sunday with costumes, crafts and creativity. Thousands of people enjoyed the bustling medieval marketplace that was organized by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. There were more than 160 artisans, including blacksmiths, glassblowers and jewelers, and nine stages that included activities such as a carousel, camel rides and shows. Visitors could also shoot arrows or hurl axes at targets. Food options included pastries, sweet potato fries, turkey legs and ribs served from food trucks. The faire will return to the fairgrounds this weekend and will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It costs $18 for adults, $8 for children from 5 years old to 17 years old and is free for children under 4.
 
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Old Tyme Fun

The 33rd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire took over the Alachua County Fairgrounds, at 3100 NE 39th Ave., Saturday and Sunday with costumes, crafts and creativity. Thousands of people enjoyed the bustling medieval marketplace that was organized by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. There were more than 160 artisans, including blacksmiths, glassblowers and jewelers, and nine stages that included activities such as a carousel, camel rides and shows. Visitors could also shoot arrows or hurl axes at targets. Food options included pastries, sweet potato fries, turkey legs and ribs served from food trucks. The faire will return to the fairgrounds this weekend and will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It costs $18 for adults, $8 for children from 5 years old to 17 years old and is free for children under 4.  


Here are The Alligator's best photos of 2018. The Alligator's multimedia editor selected the photos in this gallery from those published in print and online this past year. 
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The Alligator's Top Photos of 2018

Here are The Alligator's best photos of 2018. The Alligator's multimedia editor selected the photos in this gallery from those published in print and online this past year. 



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