Library Comic Con

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Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 10AM to 4PM


*Regular library services will be suspended during Comic Con and will resume on Monday, May 8*
Comic Con Schedule
Special Guests

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ShadowFall Workshop is run by two Colorado based cosplayers that have been making costumes and props for 9 years. They mainly make cosplay from videogames, and currently specialize in sculpting and molding and casting.  At the Moab Library Comic Con, they will give a talk discussing beginner and advanced costume and prop making materials and techniques.  Get tips on making your next cosplay!

ComicTalk616Comic Talk616 podcast talks about comic news, hosts nerdy discussions, and delivers all the nerdy banter you can stomach! They cover all the latest related to comics, movies, and fandom.  During their talk, Comic Talk616 will discuss podcasting and how anyone with a story to share can get started with a podcast of their own.

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Western Slope Ghostbusters make props and costumes to show their support and love for all things Ghostbuster. They have appeared at multiple comic con events around the west.  Come check 'em out!!!

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Costume Contest


Costumes make the event a fun day for everyone!
We encourage you to dress as your favorite comic book, anime, manga, fantasy, or sci-fi character.  Come and show off your talent and alter ego for a chance to win fabulous prizes and attention!
***The Costume Contest is an ALL AGES event.  Any costumes that are overly gory, revealing, or deemed inappropriate or offensive by staff will be asked to leave or change.

Contest Categories
 Children  0-12 years old
 Teens 13-17 years old
 Adults
 18 and older

Judging Criteria
  • Quality: Is the costume well made?  Attention to detail and accessories.
  • Creativity: Did the entrant make their own costume?  Was the costume resourceful or clever in design?
  • Presentation and audience involvement: Was the entrant in character?  How well did entrant interact with the audience?
Rules Regarding Costume Props
  1. All costume props and weapons are subject to the approval of library staff.
  2. Real firearms are prohibited.
  3. Real knives, blades, and swords are prohibited.
  4. Projectile weapons such as water guns, Nerf guns, and bubble blowers are prohibited.
  5. Realistic looking firearms and realistic bladed weapons must be approved by a library staff member and are not to be drawn or pointed at anyone ever.  Horseplay and aggressive behavior will not be tolerated.
  6. We highly encourage orange caps on all costume related firearms.
***Library staff reserve the right to amend these rules without prior notice.  Noncompliance of any rules will result in expulsion from the event.  All Grand County Public Library Code of Conduct Policies apply during Comic Con.

Art Contest
Open to artists in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

To Enter
Complete an entry form in the library and submit one piece of art. Works must be durable and suitable for hanging in the public library setting. Attach a label to the back of your art piece stating artist's name, address, telephone number, and title of the piece.
All artwork must:
1. Be completely original in design and conception
2. Be consistent with comic book art, sci-fi, or fantasy art theme.
3. Be ready for display (two dimensional works should be framed, mounted, or matted.

Works will be accepted between 9am and 7pm Monday, April 9 through Monday, April 23.

Please Note
Artwork my be rejected if not in keeping with the spirit of the show. Selected works will be on display from April 27 - May 5, 2018. Artists will need to retrieve their work no later than 7pm on Friday, May 11.
Artwork will be handled with utmost care. However, neither the Grand County Public Library nor any agent will be responsible for damage or loss to any work of art submitted.

Prizes will be awarded in three age groups: K - 5th grade, 6th - 8th grade, and 9th - 12th grade.

Questions about the art contest? Please contact Jessie at the Grand County Public Library: 435-259-1111 or jessie@moablibrary.org

Psyched yet? There's also all this...
Door Prizes
Local Artists & Authors
Comic Enthusiasts and Vendors
Cosplay Hair Styling
Make Your Own Mask
Photo Ops
TARDIS dance party
And so much more!!!!!


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Questions about Comic Con? Please contact meg@moablibrary.org
Why Comic Con at the Library?
Nationwide, graphic novels have become some of the most popular library collections and comic books are often appealing to young or reluctant readers. Library Comic Cons have been credited with promoting multiple literacies, creativity, and community engagement.  They also highlight a number of fictional genres that appeal to all ages including: comic books, manga, anime, sci-fi, fantasy, and graphic novels.  Using creative ways to excite readers greatly aligns with the Grand County Public Library's mission to stimulate imaginations and encourage lifetimes of learning.  The Library Comic Con is all about having a day of fun, exciting new readers, connecting with the community, and celebrating all the fictional characters we love!
Many thanks to the Friends of the Library for their generous support of our third annual Library Comic Con!

Contact Us

  1. Moab Branch


    257 E. Center St.
    Moab, UT 84532
    Email

    Ph: 435-259-1111
    Fx: 435-259-1380

    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Saturday
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Sunday & Legal Holidays
    Closed

    Castle Valley Branch


    Castle Valley Community Center
    2 Castle Valley Drive
    Castle Valley, UT 84532

    Ph: 435-259-9998

    Hours
    Tuesday
    9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Noon - 4 p.m.

    Friday
    1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


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