Library Comic Con 2015
Saturday, August 29
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Main Library & Vicinity
Slip into the nearest phone booth, don your cape, tights, and mask, then head downtown for a fun filled, all-day celebration of comics and comics culture at this FREE family-friendly event. In case you haven’t figured it out, costumes are encouraged!
Warm up for our third annual Library Comic Con by attending some of our Library Comic Con pre-events - while they last! Note: the Library Comic Con Drawing Contest ends July 31.
Announcing the 2015 Guest Creators!
We're proud to welcome a host of comics writers and illustrators to Library Comic Con 2015, including Nate Powell, Steve Lieber, Victoria Jamieson, Joëlle Jones, Farel Dalrymple, Theo Ellsworth, Emi Lenox, Leila del Duca, Natalie Nourigat, Sara Ryan, Terry Blas, Joe Keatinge, Ben Dewey and Lukas Ketner. Check them all out here!
Library Comic Con 2015 Schedule
We're still finalizing details, but here's a look at what's coming:
Artist's Alley + Comics/SciFi Book Sale
762 RIVER STREET (right across the street from the Main Library)
Over 35 comic creators are slated to appear in the Artist’s Alley, held in the Friends’ warehouse during the Con. See the full list of creators and their bios here!
- Meet comic creators, get their autographs, find original artwork
- Check out the drawing contest entries
- Buy comics from our Friends group & local businesses
Be sure to check out our Friends Book Sale in Artist's Alley. All proceeds benefit the Library. Even if you're not looking to buy, be sure to stop by to say "Thanks!" The Friends use funds raised through their sales to sponsor many library services, collections and programs - including Library Comic Con!
Main Library: Costume Contest, Creator Panels, Programs & More!
715 S. CAPITOL BLVD. in downtown Boise
Costume Contest & Photos
10:00 - 1:00 p.m. Contest Photos. If you'd like to be in the costume contest, please come up to the Second Floor Lounge Area at the Main Library for your entry photo. RedZone Fandom has kindly agreed to take them for us! You're welcome to use our props and take your own photos, too.
- Prizes will be awarded at the awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. in the Hayes Auditorium.
- Check back to see who will be our awesome Celebrity Judges this year. And, be sure to thank them for donating their time!
1:00 p.m. Group Costume Photo. Join us on the front steps outside the Library for a group photo, whether or not you enter the contest.
1:00-5:00 p.m. RedZone Fandom Photos. Tim & Kim Boothby of Red Zone Fandom will be taking digital photos of interested individuals and groups during Library Comic Con, both on a roaming basis and on 2nd floor. Digital photos will be available online for download at no charge. (There will be a small charge for prints, with a portion of proceeds donated to the Library's Friends group.) The Boothbys may also be able to squeeze in some non-costume contest pix in the morning during slow times.
HAYES AUDITORIUM (1st Floor)
10:00-11:00 a.m. Star Trek: Beam Me Up, Scotty! Get ready to be transported to a starship in the Star Trek universe. Imagine what life is like in the future with fun activities at five Starfleet stations for all ages!
11:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m. The Making of Roller Girl, with Victoria Jamieson. Meet Victoria Jamieson, creator of the hit graphic novel Roller Girl! Learn how her love of roller derby inspired the book, and how she writes her stories, creates her characters, and turns them into a graphic novel.
12:45-1:45 p.m. World of Miyazaki. Explore the world of renowned animator, Hayao Miyazaki! Discover his culture, nature, and spirits with crafts and activities for all ages to enjoy.
2:00-3:00 p.m. Featured Creator Panel: Periscope Studios: The Creative Spectrum. Join Periscope members Steve Lieber, Ben Dewey, Lukas Ketner, Leila del Duca, Joëlle Jones, Natalie Nourigat, and Terry Blas for a look into the inner workings of an art collective. Periscope Studios is a collective of cartoonists, illustrators, writers, concept designers, graphic novelists, and storyboard artists based in downtown Portland, Oregon.
3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony. Join us as we wrap things up with an awards ceremony for the winners of the Library Comic Con Costume Contest and Drawing Contest! Be sure to stop by Artist's Alley at 762 River Street to see the drawing contest entries!
MARION BINGHAM ROOM (3rd Floor)
10:15 a.m. Al Asker - The Boise Comics Scene in the 80s. Description coming soon.
11:15 a.m. Joe Keatinge & Leila del Duca - SHUTTER. Description coming soon.
12:15 p.m. Nate Powell – Marching Onward. Description coming soon.
1:15 p.m. Catherine Kyle – Comics as Literature. Can comics count as literature? You bet! In this panel, we’ll learn a bit about the history of comics and how that history shapes people’s ideas about the limits of comics as an art form. Then we’ll look as some examples of graphic novels that are smashing those preconceptions. We’ll question what defines “literature” and its similarities to comics. Finally, we’ll discuss the ways schools, publishers, and literary journals are opening their doors to comics and their creators.
2:15 p.m. Natalie Nourigat & Emi Lenox – Making Autobio Comics. Description coming soon.
3:15 p.m. Farel Dalrymple & Theo Ellsworth – Creating Worlds. Description coming soon.
10:00 - Noon. 501st Legion Appearance - Timberline Garrison. Since 1997, the 501st Legion has been dedicated to re-creating film-quality costumes of the “villainous” characters of the Star Wars galaxy and entertaining Star Wars fans with their public appearances, and has become a leading force in fan-based charity events around the world. The Timberline Garrison serves as the local "Chapter" of the 501st for the states of Idaho and Montana.
10:00-4:00 p.m. Table Top Gaming with All About Games. Drop in any time with family and friends to try out a wide variety of games! In the tents behind the Library on 8th Street.
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Food Trucks! FanciFreez, PieHole, and St(r)eam Coffee!
NORTH OF 1ST FLOOR STAIRS NEAR GRAPHIC NOVELS
11:00 a.m. Attack on Titan Meetup. Are you ready to offer up your hearts to humanity? Join Commander Erwin Smith for photos, discussion, and more!
12:00 p.m. Star Wars Meetup. Does the Force beckon you or is the Dark Side’s pull stronger? Regardless how you side, being a fan of Star Wars is stellar! Meet with fans of all ages to talk about womp rats, droids, parsecs, and more!
1:00 p.m. Doctor Who Meetup. Dress up as your favorite doctor and pose in front our Tardis! Chat with other Whovians and discuss these questions and so much more! Who is YOUR Doctor? What companion did you have the hardest time letting go of?
2:00 p.m. Zombie Meetup, Zombie Walk. Join the zombies, walkers, and biters for our inaugural zombie walk and showcase your inner zombie! Meet the horde of man-eating monsters at the front entrance; the dead will roam around the Main Library. Costumes and make-up are highly encouraged.
Be Sure to Thank Our Sponsors
We love our Friends! Library Comic Con 2015 is completely funded by the Friends of the Boise Public Library. Captain Comics also supports our event.