Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Activity schedules for mini-con announced!!

We have been working hard to make sure this year's Return of Mini-Con goes as smoothly as possible. For those of you who want to know just what will be happening when and where, fret no more! There is a schedule and we have it ready to show you! Just click either image to get a larger picture to read from.
The Costume Contest at Monroe is for kids ages 5-9 and 10-15. Costumes will be judged on originality and looking like the character the child represents. Participants can sign in at the information tent (located inside the library just behind the circulation desk).
The Comics 101 Seminar is for parents or educators who want to learn more about how comics have changed and are changing what kids today read. Jimmie Quisenberry of the UCPS is aware of the program and may allow the 2.5- 3 hours of credit to be added to someone's CED! In addition, we will give out three copies of Scott McCloud's "Understanding Comics" along with other books from Yen Press!
Our Rising Stars Art Challenge is not for the weak! There will be a limit on the number of kids who participate. Each child will be given a script, paper and pencil. They will be told they have 30 minutes to turn the script into a comic book page! Art will be judged on raw talent, following the script, and story telling ability. The winner at Union West will receive a Comics Workshop kit from Dave McDonald which includes his DVD of his workshop! The Monroe winner will receive a one-year subscription to the online library of Archie Comics (a $50 value!)!!
Finally, things will end in Monroe with a social in the Griffin Room as the rest of the library is closed. Here, people can mingle with the artists, ask questions, compare swag with others and just have a good time!

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