"Panel" is our catchall word for sessions, demonstrations, presentations, activities, etc.
We are looking for great panels covering just about any Comic Con topic you can think of. Some examples include comics, anime, sci-fi, fantasy, games, representation, cosplay, literature, film making, and art demonstrations.
We are only able to accept a limited number of programs. Please develop, research, and plan your idea carefully and professionally. All programs must be 60 minutes in length.
Priority will be given to applications received by August 1.
Mesa County Libraries Comic Con will be held at Two Rivers Convention Center on Saturday Oct 12, from 9:00 to 5:00.
Only Exhibitors with products and/or services relating to comic books, comic art, pop culture, science fiction, fantasy, anime, books, graphic novels and movies are eligible to exhibit. No adult materials may be displayed or sold, as this is a family event.
The Expo Hall is currently full. Applications for 2020 exhibitors will open in late spring 2020.
Artists, authors, creators, crafters, and other comic-related vendors with be displaying and selling their goods in the Expo Hall.
Exhibitor List: (click the +/- to expand/collapse)
Contest details will be announced soon. Contestants may wear costumes of any kind as long as they conform to the Rules for Cosplayers.
- Kids Costume Contest (Ages 11 and under)
- Teen Costume Contest (Ages 12-18)
- Adult Costume Contest (Ages 19 and up)
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; fan 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.
What is cosplay?
Literally "Costume Play"-- dressing up and pretending to be a fictional character (usually a sci-fi, comic book, or anime character).
Cosplay Etiquette - View Rules for Cosplayers
Cosplay events can be exciting and fun, whether you're a participant or guest. Sometimes all the excitement can be a little overwhelming, causing us to forget our manners and basic social behavior lessons. Here are a few reminders:
Personal Hygiene - Please wear plenty of deodorant. This may seem like a no-brainer but it gets hot in packed convention halls and rooms especially, if you are wearing a heavy or thick material costume.
Photos and Videos - Ask first. Most cosplayers are proud of their costumes and will pose for you but ask first. It’s polite!
Don't touch - Don’t run up and just grab someone. There are real people underneath the character and costume. If you want a hug or a pose with your arm around them, politely ask their permission first.
Don't get stupid - If you are a cosplayer, remember, you are representing a character that is cherished by fans. Don’t do or say anything stupid that will tarnish the representation of the character.
Props - Don’t pick up a fellow cosplayer’s prop without their permission. People put a lot of work into their costumes and props, so respect them.
Don’t monopolize the guest artists’ time - Others want to have a meaningful experience, too. Have yours and then move on! Also, remember, don’t touch!
Weapons - If your cosplay character carries a prop, make sure it doesn’t violate convention rules; also, be aware of where you are in relation to other people when you brandish it or swing it around.
How much does it cost?
No outside food or drink is allowed in the convention center, however, the concession stand will be selling food and snacks including Yoda wraps, Gotham’s Bat Wings and Jurassic Nachos. There are also many great restaurants within walking distance.
Are there any activities for kids?
Do you want to reserve a hotel within walking distance of Two Rivers Convention Center?