Comic Con

comic con

Mesa County Libraries Comic Con will be held from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Two Rivers Convention Center.  Admission is FREE with a Mesa County Libraries library card or $5.00 at the door.  Kids 10 and under get in free!

Special Guests

Appearances will be announced soon!  Follow us on Facebook to keep up with all of the Comic Con news.

Expo Hall

Exhibitor List

Coming soon!

Apply to be an Exhibitor

Email comiccon@mcpld.org with questions.

Panels

Submit a session idea!

This is your opportunity to present your own session at Mesa County Libraries Comic Con. It is a great opportunity to share your wisdom and knowledge with your fellow comic con enthusiasts. We're looking for great panels covering comics, sci-fi, fantasy, games, cosplay, literature, film making, art demonstrations and much more!

We can't give everyone a chance at this opportunity because we just don't have enough time to squeeze all those panels into the event SO make sure you impress us with your submission! Please develop, research, and plan your idea carefully and professionally!

All panels/sessions should be 60 minutes in length. We have a strict schedule and rooms need to be readied for the next presenters.

For audiovisual purposes, we recommend that the file be saved to your own computer and backed up on a flash drive. There is no guarantee of Wifi or Internet, streaming your presentation is not recommended.

A submission is not a guarantee of a presentation at Mesa County Libraries Comic Con. We strive to give our attendees the best programming possible thus we will ensure quality of your panel/session content. So take some time, do some research, prepare, and impress us with your submission.

Proposals are due by August 1st.

Cosplay

Coming Soon! View Rules for Cosplayers

Schedule

Available in September!

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 30 local and regional artists, authors, cosplayers, crafters, and media creators. Panel presentations give attendees a deeper dive into their chosen topic, while kids enjoy hands-on activities, teens participate in gaming, and everyone takes part in cosplay, photo ops, and costume contests. A literary special guest highlights Comic Con each year.

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?

Admission is free with a Mesa County Libraries Library Card or $5.00 donation at the door. No tickets will be sold in advance. Also, there will be lots of Awesome things for sale by local and regional artists, authors, crafters and collectors in the Exhibit Hall.

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?

Yes, there will be fun activities for kids throughout the day.

Sponsors

Coming Soon!

Hotels and Local Information

Hotels

Do you want to reserve a hotel within walking distance of Two Rivers Convention Center? Call one of the hotels below, mention Comic Con, and ask for the discounted rate of $134 per room.

springhill suites

970-424-5777

fairfield inn

970-242-2525

hampton inn

970-243-3222

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