library con

library con

FIND YOUR INNER SUPER HERO — Ashley Zander and Rhiannon Rivera pose with characters from Heroes in Force at last year’s LibraryCon.

Celebrate comics, super heroes, cosplay and more at this years jam-packed Library Con happening the Waynesville Library on Saturday, June 1.

This year’s event will feature costumes, workshops and panel discussions that range from how to get your book published to an intro to table-top role playing games. There will be movie screenings as well as free comic books and photo ops.

Some programs will be happening at the same time, allowing attendees to chose what interests them most. Due to space constraints at the library, LibraryCon will be utilizing First United Methodist Church across the street for some of the activities.

Registration will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the library, where you register for the day and get a map and schedule.

Events throughout the day include:

• Movie Screening, 10:15 a.m. Catch “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse” in the library auditorium.

• Open Pitch, 11 a.m. Publisher Chris Kennedy will listen to your pitch for novel ideas and provide feedback.

• Wigs 101, 11 a.m. Join Manic Misha Cosplay and learn how to create wigs to go along with your cosplay.

• Arrtemis Grimm from Mountain Circus Arts, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Juggling, magic tricks and more.

• Live gaming demos, 12:30p.m. to 3 p.m. Watch game play of Magic, Dungeons and Dragons and other tabletop games.

• Creative Give and Take in Comics, 1 p.m. Join local author Eric S. Brown and local artist/illustrator James E. Lyle for a Q&A on creating comics. They will discuss the process of creating a comic story and the give-and-take working as a creative team.

• Costuming Through The Dark Side, 1 p.m. Learn how to get started building your own Star Wars costume.

• Successful Indie Publishing: Bringing Your Book to Market, 2 p.m. Understand the intricacies of being a self-published author.

• Tabletop RPG 101, 2 p.m. Catch an intro to tabletop roleplaying games and see what it’s all about.

• Costume/Cosplay Contest, 3 p.m. Prizes will be given for three age groups: Children under 12, teens and adults.

There will be face painting throughout the day, as well as crafts and activities for the kids at the library, including a superhero creation station and a special rock-painting table with folks from Maggie Valley Rocks.

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