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Chambers Library Comic Fest

University of Central Oklahoma
Saturday, March 3, 2018
10:00 am to 2:00pm

Comic Fest is a FREE event for UCO and Greater Oklahoma City communities. It features cosplay, vendors, panels, and board game play.
For more information, contact Michele Ramsdell at (405) 974-2877 or mramsdell@uco.edu


PRIZES

Thanks to our generous donors, we have several great Door Prizes!

 

ACTIVITIES

Children’s Craft Area, including Superhero School from New World Comics
Board Game area
Panels/Sessions

 

TWO COSPLAY CONTESTS

Group A: Children birth to 14 years old

Group B: Children 15 years old to adults

First 50 contestants get a Sonic Value Card, donated by Sonic Corporation

 

ARTISTS AND VENDORS

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Door Prizes will be distributed throughout the event!

10:00am

Doors, vendors, children’s craft area, board game area opens

10:30am

Children’s Costume Contest (birth to 14 years old)

11:00am - 11:40am

“Bringing Your Comic Characters to Life!” - Speaker/Artist: Jerry Bennett
Learn to draw comic characters during this interactive session. Sketch paper and pencils will be provided.

Jerry Bennett is a full time illustrator who illustrates comics, storyboards, and children’s books whose clients include Stan Lee, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Mattel and Dreamworks. He art directed and led cinematography for the animated short film, Even in Death, which won several film festival awards. Jerry is currently creating original licensed sketchcards for Upper Deck’s Marvel line, and Topps’ Star Wars and The Walking Dead sets.

11:45am - 12:25pm

"I Can't Draw... Can I Still Write Comics?" - Speaker: James Daro, MFA
Come learn how to write scripts for your comics creations.

James Daro has served as a lecturer in the UCO English Department since 2001. He teaches creative writing (playwriting, screenwriting, scriptwriting for the graphic narrative) as well as literature and composition. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Art from Vermont's Goddard College.

12:30pm

Adult Costume Contest (15 years old and older)

1:15pm

“What's Going on in Oklahoma Comics” - Speaker: Jeff Provine, publisher of Okie Comics
In this informative session, you will learn about the process of publishing your comics.

Jeff Provine is publisher of Okie Comics Magazine, a quarterly anthology of comics made by Oklahomans about Oklahoma. A lifelong comics fan, he became serious about creating comics in college, writing The Academy web comic through its 10-year daily run. He has written for Literati Press, Grey Haven, and other anthologies. Jeff also leads the Oklahoma City Ghost Tour and the Downtown Norman Ghost Tour.

2:00pm

Drawing for Final Door Prize - Echo Dot


IMPORTANT NOTICES

No weapons of any kind, including prop weapons are allowed at the Chambers Library Comic Fest per UCO campus policy. Any weapon brought on campus must be returned to your vehicle before you can enter the event.

Chambers Library Comic Fest is a family-friendly event, so please forgo overly gory or risqué costumes or costume pieces. Masks may be brought, but can only be worn during the cosplay contest in which you are entered. The library staff reserves the right to ask attendees with inappropriate costumes to change or leave.

Chambers Library
Corner of Ayers St. & University Dr., Edmond, OK
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405.974.3361