What is BCAF2020?
Boise Comic Arts Festival is a two-day comics celebration that includes presentations, performances, panel discussions, cosplay contests (adults & kids), an exhibition area featuring gaming & vendors, and an Artists’ Alley with local & international comic authors & artists.

When is BCAF taking place?
August 29th & 30th, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where will BCAF be taking place?
This year BCAF will primarily be taking place at JUMP (Jack’s Urban Meeting Place), 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702. Additional venues for after-hours festivities TBA.

How much does it cost to attend?
BCAF is FREE to attend!

How many years has BCAF been taking place?
Excellent question, thanks for asking! This August we’ll be hosting the 8th annual Boise Comic Arts Festival!

Will there be Guest Creators this year?
Yes! We’ll begin revealing Guest Creators in the Spring. The library’s Facebook page and the event website are the best places to keep up on announced creators.

Who made the amazing poster for BCAF?
Keep your eyes peeled for this year’s BCAF poster.

Is the poster available for purchase?
The Friends of the Library will be selling copies of the poster at the event in August. They may also make some available in the Tree City bookstore at the Main Library the week after the event.

Will there be a cosplay contest this year?
Yes! Several, in fact. Details will be available on our website soon.

I’m interested in volunteering for BCAF this year, who should I talk to?
Anyone interested in volunteering at BCAF should contact Huda Shaltry hshaltry@cityofboise.org

I would like to be a BCAF2020 sponsor. Is that possible?
It is, and thanks for asking! Please contact Josh at jshapel@cityofboise.org with sponsorship questions.

When will creators/vendors/exhibitors be able to sign up for a space?
Registration for table space is open now thru February 29th. You can register through Submittable.

There’s been an Art Contest in past years, will that be happening again?
Yes! More details about the Comic Creation Contest will be up on the BCAF website soon. Submissions will be accepted from May 2 thru July 31. They can be turned in at any Boise Public Library location service desk. Winners will be announced in August.

Is there a hashtag for the event?
Yes - #BCAF2020

What if I have more questions?
Feel free to email Josh at jshapel@cityofboise.org.

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