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Posted at 4:58 PM ET, 10/20/2010

Going viral: Luke Perry at DragonCon

By Jen Chaney

Luke Perry and one of his DragonCon fans. (Image via Buzzfeed)

Bless the people at Buzzfeed. They routinely deliver such shareable gems as the 25 Most Embarrassing Pictures of Justin Timberlake, which we dissected here in Celebritology. And today, they've given us another jewel: the 21 Best Portraits of Luke Perry at DragonCon.

Perry was a featured guest at the sci-fi/fantasy convention in September and apparently had his picture taken with numerous fans. At least, Buzzfeed seems to think these photos were snapped at DragonCon. Based on the backdrop, they easily could have been captured at a Sears Portrait Studio or on picture day at your local middle school.

It's awesome that Perry agreed to do this. But viewed as a collection, there's something undeniably hilarious about these images. Is it the fact that Perry has the same pensive expression on his face in so many of the photos? The fact that at least two guys clearly asked him to fake-punch them on the chin, as Jason Priestley does to Perry in the "90210" opener? Or the fact that Perry so willingly embraces random women and (see Photo 18) holds infants wearing tutus for the benefit of the camera?

We can't decide. But it hasn't stopped us from trying.

Source: Buzzfeed

By Jen Chaney  | October 20, 2010; 4:58 PM ET
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These are fantastic! Thanks so much for posting this.

What I love most is that the background makes many of them seem like odd, alternate reality family portraits. They look like pictures from a church directory.

Is that Mrs. Perry? Little Perry? Is that Luke's mom and bro?

Posted by: DCLocal20 | October 20, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

These are fun, but people had to pay to get their pic with Luke Perry at Dragon*Con, so would it have killed him to smile in some of them? I think it was $45-50.

Posted by: carol_b77 | October 21, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

I'm sure the people who paid for these photos never realized that they'd be subjecting themselves to being mocked on a global scale. Isn't this just another case of cyberbullying?

Posted by: greenplanner | October 24, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

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