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PHOENIX -- Seth Madsen was ready when his turn came up at a shooting range at Phoenix Comicon. He didn't make every target, but he was satisfied with his performance, saying "I got lots of stuff."

Seth was one of the many children who tried their hand Friday at the Avengers Boot Camp, which challenges attendees to aim for targets with toy replicas of weapons used by Marvel Comic heroes.

The boot camp was just one of the events tailored for children who attend the four-day Phoenix Comicon with their families.

Among the offerings are Lego building activities, cosplay classes that teach children how to dress and act like their favorite characters, and a live-action role-playing demonstration where kids can fight adults with foam-covered swords.

Phoenix Comicon opened Thursday.

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