Comic Con

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Save the date!  Mesa County Libraries Comic Con will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Two Rivers Convention Center. Check back in the spring for more details.


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.

 

Exhibitors

Vendor Applications will open on April 30, 2018. Vendors must be comic con or pop culture related to purchase space.

Comic Con will be held at Two Rivers Convention Center on Saturday October 6, from 9:00 to 5:00.

All Exhibitors will be located in the large ballrooms. Exhibitors have two choices - One 8’ table and two chairs or a 10' by 10' booth with pipe and drape.

Only Exhibitors with products and/or services relating to comic books, animation, popular culture, science fiction, fantasy, anime and related items are eligible to exhibit. No adult materials may be displayed or sold, as this is a family event.

This is an application for space and does not guarantee you a spot. All applications will go under a 14 day review process. If you receive an approval notification, your space is not held until payment has been completed.

Load in and set-up will be Friday evening on Oct 5 or Saturday Oct 6 at 7:00 am.  Exhibitors agree to arrive prior to the event and stay until the end of the event at 5:00 pm.

Exhibitors acknowledge that Mesa County Libraries Comic Con is a family event and all items displayed must be appropriate for all ages.

Exhibitors must be set up prior to the event and remain open through the entirety of the event.

Exhibitors shall comply with all local, state and federal laws including but not limited to taxes.

  1. Special Event Retailers are required to complete and file the Special Event Retailer Sales Tax Remittance Form.
  2. This return is due by the 20th of the month following the last day of the event.

http://www.gjcity.org/contentassets/f6f25b02056445b8bce0f4b40aadaf2e/special-event-registration-and-return.pdf

Email comiccon@mcpld.org with questions.

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Comic Con FAQs

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

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.

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