Posted on 05/23/16
MONROE, NC, May 23, 2016 - It's the biggest comics and pop culture event in Union County! The Union County Public Library Super Con will be held Saturday, June 4 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Main Library in Monroe. The day will include comic book creators, authors and illustrators from across the Carolinas. There will be cosplay, crafts, table top gaming, face painting, special giveaways and more.
"This year’s event marks the sixth comic book convention for the Union County Public Library," said John Tompkins, Children's Library Assistant and coordinator of the event. "We've moved it from the Union West Library in Indian Trail to Monroe to allow for a bigger experience for attendees. This year we've added four panel discussions including one on tools for creating comics, and a debate on Superman or Batman- who’s better?"
Prominent artists in the local comics scene will have their work on display. This year’s list of artists includes Brandon Padgett, Eraklis Petmezas, Henry Eudy, Wolly McNair, Corey Davis, Al Bigley, Kev Lyerly, Brian Hart and Keith Kadish. E.K. Smith, author of the Alien Dude book series and writer and biographer, Terry Collins, will also be there. Charlotte-based multi-media production company, Sun and Moon Studios, NC will bring cast members from their newest show, Ravenwatch and kids will be able to meet several of their favorite heroes in real life as cosplayers from Carolina Action Figures and other groups will be on hand to mingle with the attendees. Also in attendance will be local heroes from the Monroe Police and Fire departments showing off their gear while Walt Gibson of Def Jam Records DJs plays music in the parking lot. Be There Games of Indian Trail will supply the gaming area with a fantastic selection of games for people to try out.
The first 50 people will get a new, free Superhero Library card designed by Al Bigley. Every child and teen who attends will walk away from the Super Con with at least one comic or book. People who bring a canned good or non-perishable food item for the Union County Community Shelter will receive an extra chance to win great prizes like comics, graphic novels and more! Chic-fil-A of Monroe and many comic book publishers have provided a variety of items for incredible giveaways. The library will also be promoting and taking registrations for this year's summer reading program. Admission is free and the event is for the whole family.
For more information, check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ucplsupercon or contact us at 704-821-7475.