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Montgomery County Public Libraries Holds Virtual Comic Convention

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will host its fifth free comic convention, MoComCon, on Saturday, Jan. 16.  MoComCon Online 2021 is an all ages, all day virtual event celebrating all things comics, graphic novels, and fandoms.

Event highlights for Jan. 16 include:

  • Superhero Storytime, 10 a.m.
  • LEGO Master Presents - Blast off to space!,  11 a.m.
  • Create a Creature, 12:30 p.m.
  • Pipe Cleaner Superhero, 1 p.m.
  • Redrawing the World: Creating New Landscapes in Comics - Panel Discussion with local graphic novel authors and illustrators, 2 p.m.
  • Cosplay Contest, 3:30 p.m.
  • Art Show, 5 p.m.

A special lead-up event featuring Robin Ha who is the author and illustrator of Almost American Girl will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15. Born in Seoul, Korea, Ha grew up reading and drawing comics. She moved to the United States when she was 14 years old. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration, she moved to New York City and started a career in the fashion industry. Her work has been published in independent comics anthologies including Secret Identities and The Strumpet, as well as in the pages of Marvel Comics and Heavy Metal Magazine.

To request sign language interpretation or other deaf/hard of hearing services for library-sponsored programs, email MCPL.DeafAccess@montgomerycountymd.gov, preferably with three business days’ notice, or submit a request online. To request other accommodations, contact your local library.

Visit the MoComCon website for more information. 

Release ID: 21-023
Media Contact: Judy Stiles, 240-463-2442
Categories: Library