May 7th, 2016


In collaboration with Diamond Comic Distributors, the Okefenokee Regional Library System hosted Free Comic Book Day 2016 at three branches:

Waycross-Ware County Public Library (WCPL)

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pierce County Public Library (PCPL)

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Appling County Public Library (ACPL)

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free comics will be available at the circulation desk at each of these three branches.

All three will also show a movie, Captain America: The First Avenger, with door prizes of tickets to see Captain America: Civil War at GTC Mall Cinema 7 (for WCPL and PCPL) and the Bacon Theater (for ACPL). The movie starts at 10:30 am at all branches.

These three branches will be participating in the coloring contest. Pick up the coloring sheet entry forms at each library.

In addition to Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), the Waycross-Ware County Public Library presents the inaugural OkeCon (from “Okefenokee Convention”). OkeCon is a fan convention celebrating film, TV series, comic books, manga, and most especially our geeky Swamp-kin (that’s you!). The event and various programs are completely free. We will have pizza and drinks available for free from 11:45 am until we run out. Limit one slice per person.

Programs will include:

  • Captain America: The First Avenger Movie & Marvel’s Agent Carter First Episode Showing
  • Play-to-Win Board Game Tables
  • Super Smash Bros 4 Tournament
  • Just Dance & Just Dance Off Competition
  • Boss Nerd Trivia Quiz Game
  • Cosplay Cafe & Contest
  • Tea Dueling
  • Lego Challenge
  • Story Time
  • Coloring Contest & Draw-Your-Own Comic Contest
  • Makerspace Open House
  • Paper Circuit Technocraft Workshop

There will be many prizes available to win. OkeCon is made possible by our many wonderful sponsors. Please visit them and help us show our appreciation!

Visit the WCPL Facebook event page for FCBD for the latest updates!






Event Map:

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Event Sponsors:



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Thank you for supporting the inaugural OkeCon!

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