Montgomery County Public Libraries to Host its First Comic Convention

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For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 12, 2017 Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will host its first comic convention, MoComCon, on January 21 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Silver Spring branch located at 900 Wayne Ave. This event is open and accessible to all, including seasoned comic conventioneers, novices, and the curious of all ages. The event will include a variety of panels, workshops, programs, displays, exhibitors and cosplay opportunities — all free of charge. Events include: Dalek Drawbots with FutureMakers for children; Comic Drawing with William Jones for children and teens; Comic Critiques with Megan Lavey-Heaton for teens and adults; Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy and Getting Published with Don Sakers; Panels: Diversity in Comics and Graphic Novels, Gaming and Society and The Creative Process; and Cosplay contest with prizes for children, teens, and adults. Cosplay is a costume event where participants dress in character. No weapons, including replica and costume pieces, will be allowed inside of the event. More details about the event, including workshop schedules and rules and the cosplay contest guidelines, will be posted on the MoComCon website: http://montgomerycountymd.gov/library/programs/mocomcon/. Registration for specific MoComCon activities and the cosplay contest will begin on-site at the Silver Spring branch at 11 a.m. MCPL branches will host themed lead-up events throughout January. A complete list of lead-up events can be found on MCPL’s Calendar of Events: Explore the Calendar of Events. To request a sign language interpreter or other deaf/hard of hearing services for library-sponsored programs, email MCPL.DeafAccess@montgomerycountymd.gov, preferably with three business days’ notice. To request other accommodations, or for more information about the program contact Virtual Services at 240-777-0027 or Lennea.bower@montgomerycountymd.gov. . # # # Release ID: 17-439 Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-777-6507 http://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail.aspx?Item_ID=18694

Schedule of Events, MoComCon 2017 MoComCon will be held January 21, 2017. Location and time details. Read more about the presenters. Cosplay Contest information. 3 rd Floor Panels (Teens & Adults) 12 pm, Diversity in Comics and Graphic Novels Warren Bernard David Betancourt Roye Okupe 1 pm, Gaming and Society Dylan Craig Kelli Dunlap Cole Wrampelmeier 2 pm, The Creative Process Alex Fine Art Hondros Melody Often Graphic Design Workshop with the Gandhi Brigade (Ages 14–18) Limited seats. Register on the 3rd Floor starting at 11am. Gandhi Brigade Youth Media presents an Adobe Illustrator workshop class for the introduction of digital tools, materials and procedures used to create a digital portrait trace of comic super hero characters. 12 pm 2 pm Staff from the Gandhi Brigade will answer questions between the two sessions, as time allows. CosPlay Contest Limited contestant slots. Register on the 3rd Floor starting at 11am. Complete CosPlay Contest information. 3 pm 4 th Floor Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshops with Don Sakers (Teens & Adults) Limited seats. Register on the 3rd Floor starting at 11am. 1pm, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing A hands-on workshop where participants will discuss and practice some basic narrative techniques for fiction writing. If you have an MCPL card, please bring it with you. 2pm, Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing The current landscape of publishing is confusing and overwhelming. Participants will learn about options for writers who want to get their work out there. If you have an MCPL card, please bring it with you. Comic Critiques with Megan Lavey-Heaton (Teens & Adults) Limited seats. Register on the 4th Floor at Megan’s table. Individuals and collaborators are invited to sign up for private critiques with experienced comics creator Megan Lavey-Heaton. 10-minute critiques will cover comics or script writing. Please bring 3–5 pages of work to be critiqued. Open to teens and adults. 5 th Floor Dalek Drawbots with FutureMakers (Ages 12 & Under) Limited seats. Register on the 3rd Floor starting at 11am. Create a machine that can wiggle and draw! Use motors, batteries and art materials to create a simple switch and motorized circuit, and construct substantial, whimsical machines that draw on paper. Presented by Futuremakers. 12 pm 1 pm CosPlay with Greater Columbia Fantasy Costumers Guild Limited seats. Register on the 3rd Floor starting at 11am. 12 pm, Teen/Adult Costuming 101 Costume on the Cheap! We’ll discuss simple-to-make items, what can be bought, and how to adapt things from a thrift store or items you already have. We will show you some tips and tricks to inexpensively add details and flair to costumes and accessories. 2 pm, Ages 12 & under Hands-on costume workshop. Drawing Comics with William Jones Limited seats. Register on the 3rd floor starting at 11am. 1 pm, Ages 8–12 2 pm, Ages 13–17 Ongoing Events Library Card Registration, 3 rd Floor Game Demonstrations, 3 rd Floor Virtual Reality Station, 3 rd Floor Facepainting, 3 rd Floor Visit Artists and Illustrators, 3 rd & 4 th Floors Selfie Machine, 4 th Floor Minecraft, 4 th Floor Fandom Rooms, 4 th & 5 th Floors Superhero Academy, 5 th Floor Crafts, 5 th Floor Read more about our exhibitors! Attendees must adhere to all MCPL Guidelines Governing the Use of Public Libraries and Guidelines for Behavior. No weapons, including replica and costume pieces, will be allowed inside of the event. MoComCon Event HomeTo request sign language interpretation or other deaf/hard of hearing services for library-sponsored programs, email MCPL.DeafAccess@montgomerycountymd.gov, preferably with three business days’ notice, or submit a request online. To request other accommodations, contact your local library. http://montgomerycountymd.gov/Library/programs/mocomcon/schedule.html

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