Library Comic Con

Thanks for making the first Library Comic Con a big success!

Check out these photos of Library Comic Con!

You can view footage from the first Library Comic Con in this video:

Library Comic Con

Fairfax County Public Library is presenting their first Library Comic Con on Saturday, May 13 from 10am – 2:30pm at Chantilly High School! This may be the only Comic Con you’ll find for FREE and it’s family friendly!

From the library’s website:

“Geek out” at our celebration of comic books, science fiction, fantasy, TV, movies and more, featuring Gene Luen Yang, author of the Secret Coders and Avatar: The Last Airbender series (Mr. Yang speaks at 10:30). Books available for sale and signing. Workshops, artists, vendors, prizes, food trucks and cosplay. Family-friendly costumes encouraged. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Chantilly Regional Library. Kids, teens and adults. No registration necessary.

Chantilly High School, 4201 Stringfellow Rd., Chantilly.

Comic Con Schedule – May 13

10:00 – Doors open (Use Main Entrance, Door #1)

10-2:30 – Vendors, Artists’ Alley

10-1:00 – Cosplay Central and Superhero Training Camp

10:30 – Keynote Speaker: Gene Luen Yang

11:15 – Author signing begins (limit 2 books per person)

11:45 – Choose from Panel Discussion or Workshop (see details below!)

12-2:30 – Gaming/Chill Zone

12:30 – Lunch, Author signing continues

1:00 – Choose from Nerd Jeopardy or Workshop (see details below!)

2:00 – Cosplay Contest!

*Food trucks will be on site starting at 11am

Comic Con Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed (age 15 and older) to help with Comic Con. Click here to register for the mandatory orientation on Tuesday, May 9.

What is a Comic Con?

An article from LifeHacker gives this explanation that we love:

Comic Con [speaking of San Diego Comic-Con, the original] is a celebration of many different aspects of geek culture. That culture is as widely varied as geeks themselves, but there’s a common thread that ties them all together. There’s a reason that you can go to one convention and see superheroes, wizards, spaceships, and zombies celebrated all in one place. Not so long ago, fans of any of these things didn’t have a place where they could share those interests.

And now there’s a place, and it’s coming to Fairfax County, thanks to the library!

Do I have to dress up?

No, a costume is not required! But Cosplay is so fun! Check out this Pinterest board for comic con costume inspiration. We can’t wait for the Cosplay Contest at 2pm! Prizes will be awarded for “Most Accurate,” “Most Creative,” and “Best Character” in three age groups: child, teen, and adult.

(Remember to keep your costumes family friendly, thank you!)

Comic Con Panels and Workshops

11:45 – Choose between Panel Discussion “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the World of Comics” with Tae Yi, Silver Dragon Studio; Dave Bowen, Rocket Blast Consultants; Pop Mhan, Comic Book Artist; and Nick Davis, Alt World Studios. (auditorium)

OR at 11:45 – Workshop “Stars Wars Costuming with the 501st” presented by Garrison Tyranus of the 501st Legion. (lecture hall)

1:00 – Choose between Workshop “25 Years of Magi: The Gathering, the First TCG” presented by Ian Whittington, The Island Games. (lecture hall)

or at 1:00 – Nerd Jeopardy! (cafeteria)

See you at Library Comic Con!

Check back here for updates, and we’ll see you on May 13!

 

This is event is put on by Fairfax County Public Library and cosponsored by the Friends of Chantilly Library. Graphics by Fairfax County Public Library.

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