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Vernon Area Library Mini Comic Con 2019

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Vernon Area Public Library

300 Olde Half Day Rd.

Lincolnshire, IL 60069

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All are invited to this free, all-ages, full-day celebration of fandoms of every flavor. Whether it's a beloved book series, comic, movie, or game you can't get enough of — all pop culture obsessions are welcome and costumes are encouraged!

Register here in advance to secure your special gift. Find all info about the event at minicomiccon.vapld.info



DROP-IN EVENTS

Artist Alley | 10 AM–3:30 PM • ALL AGES | Meet comic creators, artists, and vendors as they showcase their original artwork and other wares available for purchase.

Craft Royale | 10–3 PM • ALL AGES | Unleash your creativity all day long with fandom-themed crafts.

World of MoreCRAFTS | 10:30 AM–3:30 PM • Teen & up | Make and take more involved craft projects based off of your favorite books, movies, and video games.

Fandom Photo Booth | 10:30 AM–3:30 PM • ALL AGES | Bring your biggest smile and snap some selfies with fun props and the Mini Comic Con filter.

Stark Industries Labs | 12–3 PM • ALL AGES | Tinker with robots and gadgets at these hands-on stations. Play with Osmo gaming stations, a BB8 Sphero, and a Makey Makey banana piano.


TICKETED EVENTS

These programs require a ticket for entry. Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Information Booth beginning 1 hour before the program is scheduled to begin. Questions? Contact the Youth Desk at youthdesk@vapld.info or 224-543-1486.

Superhero Storytime | 10–10:30 AM OR 10:45–11:15 AM • AGES 0–5 WITH AN ADULT | Tiny superheroes, assemble in your best costumes for a daring storytime packed with books, rhymes, songs, and saving the world — all before lunch! Siblings welcome. Pick up tickets at the Information Booth starting at 9 AM. Space is limited.

Hero Training Academy | 11 AM–12:30 PM • GRADES K–4 WITH AN ADULT | If you've ever dreamed of becoming an Avenger, Jedi, or member of the Justice League, this is your chance! Come dressed as your favorite hero and show off your powers with mini-games and crafts. Siblings are welcome to attend. Pick up tickets at the Information Booth starting at 10 AM. Space is limited.

Face Painting | 11:30–1:30 PM • ALL AGES | A ticket and a time makes waiting for your Face Painting session easy. Pick up tickets at the Information Booth starting at 10:30 AM. Space is limited.

Boom! Pow! Smash! Superhero Cartooning with Mark Anderson | 1–1:45 PM • ALL AGES | Holy cartooning class! Learn to draw awesome superheroes and terrible villains, then decide what happens next with illustrator Mark Anderson. This workshop is open to children, teens, and adults. Pick up tickets at the Information Booth starting at 12 PM. Space is limited.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament | 2–3:30 PM • ALL AGES | Battle it out with friends in this bracket-style tournament. Sign ups begin at 1:30. Space is limited.

Superhero Improv Workshop | 3–4 PM • ALL AGES | Being a superhero is a lot like improv: you have to jump into new situations, think on your feet, and be fearless. Learn all about the art of improv with superhero-themed mini-games from 100% Gluten, featured at The Second City and Improv Olympics. Sign ups begin at 2 PM. Space is limited.

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