Free Comic Book Day & OkeCon 2018

May 5th, 2018

Return of the 'Con

Not long ago in a swamp near, near at hand… the Waycross-Ware County Public Library had its first Free Comic Book Day/OkeCon! We’re happy to say that the third annual OkeCon will take place on May 5, 2018! Join us and your fellow swamp-kin for good, geeky fun.

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FCBD


In collaboration with Diamond Comic Distributors, the Okefenokee Regional Library System will be hosting Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2018 at:

Waycross-Ware County Public Library (WCPL) – 401 Lee Avenue Waycross, GA 31501
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Free comics will be available at the kids’ circulation desk while supplies last. Comics will be available by reservation at other library branches for those unable to make it to the Waycross library.

Stay up to date with the Free Comic Book Day / OkeCon 2018 Facebook event. (Coming soon! (in the cosmic sense))

 

OkeCon

OkeCon is a fan convention celebrating geeky culture in comics, anime, movies, TV, and games. The event is completely free, including free pizza available at noon. We will have some vendors selling food and goods clearly marked. These vendors are event sponsors via the Friends of the Library or library clubs and proceeds go in full or in part to support the library.

Programs will include:

  • Play-to-Win Board Game Tables
  • Super Smash Bros 4 Tournament
  • Geek Family Feud Trivia Quiz Game
  • Cosplay Cafe
  • Cosplay Contest
  • Kids Area
    • Lego Challenge
    • Make-Your-Own Hero Masks
    • Ollivander’s Wand-Making
    • Face Painting
    • Hero Dress-up Photo Booth
    • Coloring Sheets
  • Toddler Zone (Ages 3 and under)
  • Coloring Contest
  • Virtual Reality Gaming Arcade
  • Makerspace Open House & Activities
  • PC Gaming Area

OkeCon is made possible by our many wonderful sponsors. Please visit them and help us show our appreciation!

Schedule

OkeCon Schedule:

Tentative schedule, subject to change:

 

Event Map

Event Map:

Contests

Cosplay Contest (pre-register by May 5th to make sure you have a spot! First 20 people get a goodie bag)

Super Smash Bros Tournament

Sponsors

Event Sponsors:

A big thank you to all the sponsors who make this event possible!

 
   
     
   

We would like to particularly thank the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Georgia Public Library Service!