May 6 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
Hey, fans of comics, movies, anime, manga, video games and pop culture in general! We are thrilled to present the inaugural Memphis Libraries Comic Con on Saturday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library! Come join legendary comic creators Mike Norton and John Ostrander as well as more than 40 local vendors selling art, comics, toys, prints, graphic novels, art supplies, knick-knacks and more! John and Mike will be signing all day and will take part in a panel discussion discussing their work and the state of comics in general.
We will have:
- Free graphic novels for the first 200 in attendance (We have Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Big Nate, Hilo, Squirrel Girl, Miles Morales, Black Panther, Pokemon and My Hero Academia, to name just a few)!
- Arts and crafts, story time and face painting for the little ones!
- Cosplay contest for teens and adults with the winners receiving gift cards from 901 Comics!
- A trivia contest with the winners also receiving gift cards from 901 Comics!
- A cosplay parade for all the little ones!
- Food trucks for hungry comic fans!
Here is the schedule for the Memphis Libraries Comic Con, and we hope to see you there!
- Noon: Trivia contest
- 1:00 PM: Cosplay contest (teens and adults divisions)
- 1:30 PM: Children’s storytime
- 2:00 PM: Panel discussion with Mike Norton and John Ostrander