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Michael Caudill (cq), from Mars, PA, walks through the Monroeville Convention Center dressed as Kaneki, a Toyko ghoul, April 17, 2016

Costumes rule at Steel City Con

A number of years ago William Shatner, the captain of the Enterprise, aka James Tiberius Kirk, appeared on a television comedy and faced Starfleet-costumed fans of his series at a convention and told them to get a life. He later backed off on his rant, but the “get a life” statement has long been applied to the obsessed fans of any television show, movie, and computer games who try to dress up like a character, speak in a created language or role play. View The Gallery >
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Imogen Snowdon, a 10th grader of Upper St. Clair High School, dances with her classmates at Prom for Students with Disabilities at the Omni William Penn Hotel on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. More than 150 students and their peer partner dates from 16 school districts, who regularly meet monthly to interact for social and educational opportunities participate in the prom together.

Special prom for special students

More than 150 students and their peer partner dates from 16 school districts, who regularly meet monthly to interact for social and educational opportunities participate in at Prom for Students with Disabilities at the Omni William Penn Hotel on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. View The Gallery >
Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally at the Convention Center Downtown on April 14, 2015. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)

Trump and Chelsea Clinton rally in Pittsburgh

Before a crowd of thousands, Republican front-runner Donald Trump made a campaign promise not often heard in these parts anymore: a pledge to bring back Pittsburgh’s steel industry. “Steel, we’re bringing back,” he told an enthusiastic audience gathered at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Wednesday evening (many waiting were turned away by the Secret Service, which cut off the crowd at 4,500). “Coal — clean coal, clean coal. We’re bringing it back.” View The Gallery >