EATON — What’s a better way to kick off the annual summer reading program than with the third annual Preble County Comic Con®?
This year’s Summer Reading theme of “A Universe of Stories” and all the sci fi of Comic Con® go hand-in-hand. Preble County Comic Con is this Saturday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Preble County District Library welcomes fans of all ages to compete in the cosplay contest, meet local artists, attend panel discussions, and more at the Wagner Center at 1407 N. Barron St. in Eaton (the L&M Products Building next to McDonald’s).
The Comic Con will feature a cosplay contest with winners chosen in two age groups: 0-13 years and 14 years and older. Pre-registration is available at the Eaton Branch Library. Costumes from all genres are acceptable, as are original characters. Only handmade or hand-assembled costumes will be allowed. Pre-styled accessories are allowed, but the library strongly encourages handmade accessories. All contestants are encouraged to bring a reference photo or drawing of their character for the judges. Weapons and other dangerous items are prohibited, and all costumes must follow the library’s code of conduct (no nudity or offensive language).
Visitors will also meet local artists and comic book illustrators, watch live action role-playing, play tabletop games with local gaming store, Darkhold Games, register for the library’s Summer Reading Program, and even have the opportunity to Blast a Trooper with the Ohio Garrison of the 501st Legion. There will be vendors from area comic shops, authors, fan art from the community, and food vendors (Funky Fusion Foods & Bratt Tasties). In addition, this year’s event will feature discussions/demos with Gleume Cosplay, including “What the heck is cosplay and how do I get started?” and “Intro to foamsmithing and propmaking.”
The first 100 in attendance will receive a limited edition Comic Con poster, designed by local artist Adam Fields.
Tag photos and videos online with the hashtag #PCCC2019 to share this year’s Comic Con experience. Follow the library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @preblelibrary to find out what fun, free events are happening at your branch.