2nd Annual Library-Con

Arts & Entertainment
Waynesville Library
678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville
Apr 29, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Haywood County Public Library's second annual Library-Con will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, downstairs at the Waynesville Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville.

This family friendly Comic-Con-type event was a success last year, with around 250 visitors attending. With even more events planned, this year’s Con is shaping up to surpass last year’s.

Organized by youth services Librarian Lisa Hartzell, Library-Con is for lovers of comic books and beyond. Comic-Cons aren’t just about comic books, but encompass all forms of fantasy and science fiction as well as movies, TV shows, role playing games, anime and manga.

At this year’s all-day Library-Con, there will be panel discussions, workshops, live gaming demos and storytimes for young children. Adding to the excitement, there will be visits from special costumed guests, including characters from "Star Wars," "Ghostbusters," "Star Trek" and Batman to name a few.

Everyone is invited to dress in costume, whether as a superhero or other character. There will be a costume fashion show with prizes awarded. As this is a family-friendly event, no swords, lightsabers or any other kind of weapon (pretend or otherwise) are allowed.

For more information, visit www.haywoodlibrary.org and click on the "Library-Con" tab for a schedule of events closer to the date. Haywood Library-Con is also on Facebook.

This event is open to the public and free to attend. For more information, call Hartzell at 356-2511.