Virtual Comic Con at Home 2020
We at Mesa County Libraries are extremely disappointed that we won’t be able to hold MCL Comic Con in person this year, but the health and safety of our community is our highest priority.
Instead we will be presenting some of the most popular elements of Comic Con virtually this year.
Graphic Novel Reading Challenge
The Graphic Novel Reading Challenge encourages comic fans to read graphic novels for the month of October.
There are three age categories:
Kids read for 7 hours and do 4 activities to complete the challenge. Some activities include things like watching a short video, creating a comic using a drag and drop template, and viewing our graphic novel reading list for kids.
Teens read for 8 hours and do 4 activities to complete the challenge. Some activities include things like watching a short video, creating a comic using a drag and drop template, and viewing our graphic novel reading list for teens.
Adults read for 10 hours and do 4 activities to complete the challenge. Some activities include things like watching a short video, creating a comic using a drag and drop template, and viewing our graphic novel reading list for adults.
All participants who reach the first reading badge will be entered into 2 prize drawings for one of our Comic Con mystery bags, which include a variety of Comic Con merchandise, graphic novels, and buttons. The first drawing will occur halfway through the month of October, the second drawing will be in the first week of November. All winners will be contacted by the library.
Check out our Graphic Novel reading lists to find your next graphic novel!
2020 Schedule of Events
Aug 28 - Oct 28 Comic Con Art Show at the Central Library
Sept 5 - 26 Call for Cosplay Contest submissions
Sept 18 at 4:00 pm Teen Anime Watch Party
Oct 1 - 31 All Ages Graphic Novel Reading Challenge
Oct 2 - 9 Comic Con Take and Make (available while supplies last)
Comic Con Art Show
View the Comic Con Art Show at the Central Library from Aug 28 - Oct 28, or view the virtual show below!
What is Comic Con?
Mesa County Libraries Comic Con is a fun, free, family-friendly event that brings together fans and creators, old and young in celebrating the importance of stories and fandoms that connect us and enrich our lives. Since our first Comic Con in spring 2015, this highly anticipated event has quickly grown to attract more than 5,000 attendees from across the Western Slope. Highlighting graphic literature, sequential art, and comics as a literary medium, Comic Con includes an Expo Hall featuring local and regional artists, authors, cosplayers, crafters, and media creators. Panel presentations give attendees an opportunity to deep dive into topics of interest; fandom meetups provide opportunities to discuss favorite characters and meet others with similar passions; and everyone can take part in cosplay, photo ops, and cosplay contests. 2020 will be a virtual event including a costume contest and art show.
What is cosplay?