The 1st Annual GCPL Comic Con was held at the Main Library on Saturday, August 13 and attended by 2,054 fans brought together by their passion for pop culture and having a good time at their local Library.
Hundreds of attendees dressed up for the event, impersonating a galaxy of characters like Wonder Woman, Storm Troopers, Batman, Rapunzel, Joker, Darth Vader, Strawberry Shortcake, Batgirl, Ghostbusters, Spiderman, Mad Max, Statue of Liberty, Wizard, Amora the Enchantress, Manga Kimono Girl, Jedi, and Pikachu to only name a few! Prizes were awarded during a culminating costume contest.
The event was filled with exciting activities for all ages: crafts, games, face painting, story times, refreshments, and more! Attendees had the chance to interact with Jersey’s Cards, & Comics, schmoose with the 501st Legion Storm Troopers, meet and greet NWA Fusion Wrestlers, learn comic art skills from Tim Dzon (Marvel Comic Artist), enjoy demonstrations with Heroclix, YuGiOh!, Magic the Gathering, Pokemon Cards, video game designs, and so much more!
For those fans who dared to go out in the heat, side lawn activities included: GamerBus, Battle Bots, Gargoyle’s Gate Larping, and Bookmobile Superhero Story times.
The Gloucester County Public Library would like to thank the Gloucester County Friends of the Library for sponsoring of all our programs, events and activities as well as the numerous other supporters who helped make this event a success beyond all expectations! Stay tuned…..there’s more to come in 2017. Check us out on Facebook. We’re always open online: www.gloucesterva.info/library.
Gloucester County Friends of the Library
Jersey’s Cards and Comics, Inc.
Conquest Comics, Inc.
Tim Dzon (Marvel Comic Artist)
501st Legion Storm Troopers
Gloucester County Department of Parks and Recreation
Gloucester County Public Library Staff
Gloucester County Public Library Teen Volunteers
Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office
Gloucester High School Drama and Theater Department
Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust
Gloucester-Mathews Gazette Journal
WXGM 99.1 FM
Gavin Fridinger (Just Great Magic)
Gargoyle’s Gate, Hampton, VA
Joseph King (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Legend of Zelda Panelists
Patrick Marczika (HeroClix)
Stephan Mayer (Pokemon)
NWA Fusion Wrestlers
Old Dominion Daleks, Yorktown, VA
Andrew Thaler (Battle Bots)
Faith Ronquest (Rapunzel)
Kurt Smith (Magic the Gathering)
GamerBus, Chesapeake, VA
Evelyn Smith (Face painting)