Comic Con

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.

 

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Expo Hall

Exhibitor applications have closed. Links to vendor web pages and social media will be shared on the library website and through our social media accounts.

Please email comiccon@mcpld.org with any questions.

2020 EXHIBITOR LIST: (click the +/- to expand/collapse) COMING SOON

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Graphic Novel Reading Challenge

The Graphic Novel Reading Challenge encourages comic fans to read graphic novels for the month of October. Register and participate on Beanstack from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31.

There are three age categories:

Kids (5-11)

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 (12-18)

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 (19+)

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.

Prize drawings will be taking place on October 16 for all age categories, and again on October 31 at the end of the Graphic Novel Reading Challenge. Prizes are Comic Con mystery bags that include a variety of Comic Con merchandise, graphic novels, and buttons.

Check out our Graphic Novel reading lists to find your next graphic novel!

 

Teen Trivia

Join us from 4 - 6 p.m., Friday, October 16 via Zoom to play trivia games about fandom categories including Star Wars, anime, the Avengers movies, Greek mythology, and Harry Potter. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Teens only, please.

 

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)

Oct 6 at 2:00 pm Comic Con Story Time

Oct 7 at 10:00 Comic Con Story Time in Spanish

Oct 7 at 6 p.m. Vintage Toys with Artist in Residence Evan Curtis

Oct 8 at 9:30/10:00 Comic Con Story Time

Oct 10 Cosplay Contest video release

Oct 16 at 4:00 pm Comic Con Teen Trivia 

 

2020 Cosplay Contests

Cosplay contests will be held virtually this year. Registration will take place from Sept 5 to Sept 26. Contestants may wear costumes representing any fandom as long as they are appropriate for all ages.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Kids Cosplay Contest (Ages 11 and under)
  • Teen Cosplay Contest (Ages 12-18)
  • Adult Cosplay Contest (Ages 19 and up)
  • Group Cosplay Contest (All-ages groups of 2-10 cosplayers with the same theme or fandom)

Cosplayers may only compete in one competition.

Contestants

  • Must be Mesa County Libraries card holders
  • Must complete the online registration form
  • Provide a brief description of their costume
  • Provide name and fandom of their character
  • Agree to the photo release form
  • Submit 1 to 3 photos in different poses of themselves in costume

Judging by library staff, costume professionals, and community artists will evaluate contestants on the following criteria: creativity/originality, craftsmanship/detail, and photographic presence/personality.

Prizes for each age category will be awarded during the week of October 10. Prizes will include gift cards to Downtown Grand Junction, Top Five Comics and official MCL Comic Con merchandise.

The virtual Cosplay Contest will be presented on Oct 10th on Facebook and YouTube.

 

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!

 

 

 

Comic Con FAQs

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?

Literally "Costume Play"-- dressing up and pretending to be a fictional character (usually a sci-fi, comic book, fantasy, or anime character).

 

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