Comic Con

 

Comic Con 2022 Coming Saturday, September 17th at the Grand Junction Convention Center! 

Mesa County Libraries Comic Con will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 17th 2022, at Grand Junction Convention Center. Admission is free with a Mesa County Libraries Library Card or $5 at the door. Kids 10 and under are free!

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Expo Hall

Local and regional artists, crafters, authors and shops are invited to apply for exhibitor space at Comic Con!

All Exhibitors will be located in the large ballrooms. Exhibitors have two options:

  • One 8’ table and two chairs for $25  OR
  • 10' by 10' booth with pipe and drape for $50

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.

2022 Exhibitor Application

Applications will be filled on a first come first serve basis until space is full. Completing this application does not guarantee you a spot. All applications will undergo a 14-day review process. Approved applications will be notified by email.

Please email comiccon@mcpld.org with any questions.

 

Panels

Are you a supernerd or Cosplay professional? Do you want to share your expertise? If so, we want you to host a panel at Comic Con! Panels are an hour long and should appeal to a broad section of Comic Con fans. If you have a great idea for a panel presentation please fill out the 2022 Panel Suggestion Form.

 

Cosplay Contests

Kids Cosplay Contest

11am

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Group Cosplay Contest

12:30pm

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Adult Cosplay Contest

2:30pm

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Teen Cosplay Contest:

4:30pm

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Teen Fandom Meetups

Meet new people who love a variety of fandoms by visiting one of our Teen Fandom Meetups!

Make sure to look for further updates to this page for more information as we get closer.

 

 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Game Tournament

A video game tournament at Mesa County Libraries Comic Con for ages 14 & up, sign-ups will be limited so sign up soon! Winner will receive prizes after the tournament. Feel free to stop by and spectate.

Sign up coming soon.

Comic Con Art Show

2021 Art Show Winners

 

Cosplay Etiquette

Whether you’re a first-time convention-goer or a veteran cosplayer, you’re going to have a good time. To make that happen, here are a few etiquette tips for enjoying the multitude of costumed players who will be at the con.

Personal Hygiene

It can get sweaty fast in a packed convention hall, especially in a bulky costume. Don’t forget to put on deodorant before you put on the rest of your cosplay!

Photos

Always ask permission before taking photos or videos of other cosplayers and respect their right to say no.

Ask First

Cosplay is never consent. Always ask first to hug or pose with someone, and never touch them without their permission.

Keep it Smart

If you’re cosplaying, remember that you’re representing a character loved and looked up to by fans. Keep it classy, and don’t do or say anything that might tarnish their image of that character.

Respect the Artists

Don’t monopolize the guest artists’ time, and remember that other people want to speak to them too. Keep it brief, keep it respectful, and look but don’t touch when you’re at a booth.

Props

Every cosplayer puts time and effort into their work. Never pick up or handle their props without their permission.

Weapons

If your cosplay involves a weapon or prop, make sure it’s been cleared with security first (please read and observe the Comic Con Rules for Cosplay. They will be strictly enforced!). Be safe, and be aware of your surroundings before brandishing or posing with your weapon or prop.

Take it Easy

If you’re cosplaying, don’t forget to take breaks to rest and stay hydrated. It’s easy to get worn down quickly, especially in a heavy costume!

Keep it PG13

Mesa County Libraries Comic Con is a family-friendly event. Please use common sense, be considerate of other attendees, and be aware of your surroundings.

Enjoy

Lastly, and most importantly, enjoy Comic Con and have a great time!

 

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.

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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