Beaches Library Comic Con – May 7

Beaches Comic Con Logo 2016-01Calling All Superheroes

The 4th Annual Beaches Library Comic Con will be bigger and better than ever!  From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., there will be fandom fun for all ages.

From costumes contests and comic artist and author appearances to scavenger hunts, musical performances and trivia contests, it will be the biggest Beaches Library Comic Con to date.

Schedule of Events:

  • 11:30 a.m. – Fletcher High School Marching Band
  • Noon – North Florida Jedi Academy

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  • 12:30 p.m. – Cosplay Demonstrations by Jay Woodley
    • Jay Woodley is a Jacksonville native and the Owner/Lead Designer of Woodley Special Effects.Jay has worked on haunted attractions, indie film, museum exhibits, themed attractions, theme park attractions, costumes, props, sets, and is also a special effects expert consultant to the military. As of recently Jay has even gained the attention of industry names Tim Lawrence and Lew Temple for his unique style and passion for his craft.
  • 1:00 p.m. – Team Trivia Tournament*
  • 2:00 pm. – Costume Contest*
    • *Registration required

Other contests include:

  • Comic book cover art contest
    • We want to see your comic book cover ideas.  Print out this entry form comiccover2016 and submit to the Beaches Library.
    • We already have an entry! Great job.
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  • Name our Superhero contest
  • As of May 3, we have a name – “Thunder Tome alias Dick Chenary” superhero name

    Learn all there is to know about being a graphic novel artist and author from the several artists who will be in attendance to answer questions.

  • Michael Regina is an award winning film editor and adamsvillepainter/illustrator. For formal training, he studied at the University of North Florida, where he received a BFA in Painting and Drawing. He resides in his life-long hometown of Jacksonville, FL with his wife, kids and cat. In 2014 he published his first book of his graphic novel series, “Adamsville,” and is in production on the second volume. He believes in many strange and unusual things like UFOs, aliens and the Loch Ness Monster, but remains unconvinced that Bigfoot actually exists.

 

  • Jonny Jimison is a cartoonist, writer, illustrator and designer who works in pixels, pen and ink, and – when available – legos. He is a regular contribmartin and marcoutor to the online community “The Rabbit Room” and to its annual journal “The Molehill.” He resides in Jacksonville, Florida, where he recently completed his first book, “Martin and Marco,” which is the first of the five-volume Dragon Lord Saga.

 

  •  Savy Lim. Originally from the Bronx, NY, Sam lives Jacksonville, FL with  wife, Len and two little ones.  He is the illustrator for Thorgil Bloodaxe Book 2 by Ralph Laitres, published by Fsavy limriesen Press, and is hard at work on the art for Book 3 in the series. Lim works on commissioned-based illustrations and as sketch cover artist at http://www.onestopcomicshop.com/ (with CGC certification for the hardcore collectors).

 

  • Jacksonville based Aaron Hazouri is the creator, writer and artist of “The Strange Adventures of Toaster Guy”, an indie comics sensation that has sold out ataaron hazouri art comic conventions all over the southeastern US! He’s also the illustrator for numerous other projects, including children’s books (Buddy and Bird, Tooth Brushing Time) and underground comix (Sancho Sheep)! He’s a freelance illustrator and currently teaches elementary school art.

Check for more info about another artist, Josh Ulrich. 

T-shirts for Sale  

The day’s activities also include an appearance by the Batmobile, superhero story times, food trucks, and free shuttle to and from Superhero Beach comic book store.

Superhero Beach logoBeaches Library is so grateful for the support of Superhero Beach, which has been integral to the success of this event!

On the other side of the ditch, Willowbranch Library will be celebrating its first Comic Con. It will be double the fandom fun!

 

Check out the fun that was had at the 2015 Beaches Library Comic Con

bcc 2015 wonder woman
Hera, give me strength.

 

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My muscles are bigger than yours.

 

bcc bat mobile 2015
Holy smokes, Batman. It’s the Batmobile.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

2 comments

  1. If you need a photographer to capture the comic con event at the beaches library on May 7 I would be happy to do so at no charge. I’m a local photographer and have displayed work at some local galleries. I support the efforts of our public libraries a d would be happy to assist and offer my services. I shoot high resolution digital images and would turn over all pictures for the use of your organization.

    Alex Baker

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