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

Media & Non-Profit

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 (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.

Prizes

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!

 

Take and Make Kits

Available October 2 - October 9 (while supplies last).

Download Instructions and Paper Templates (pdf)

Batman Plushie

Batman Template

Black Widow Plushie

Black Widow Template

Spiderman Plushie

Spiderman Template

Wonder Woman Plushie

Wonder Woman Template 1

Wonder Woman Template 2

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 Print your own MCL Superhero Mask!

Oct 7 at 10:00 Comic Con Story Time in Spanish Print your own MCL Superhero Mask!

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 Print your own MCL Superhero Mask!

Oct 10 Cosplay Contest video release

Oct 16 at 4:00 pm Comic Con Teen Trivia 

 

2020 Cosplay Contests

Cosplay Contest Slideshow - see the winners!

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).

 

Sponsors

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