Free Comic Book Day & OkeCon 2018

May 5th, 2018

Return of the 'Con

The Waycross-Ware County Public Library would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers and donors who made our third annual OkeCon fan convention and Free Comic Book Day giveaway a huge success! On Saturday, May 5, 2018, hundreds of people enjoyed everything from board games and video games to a cosplay contest and maker projects. Our particular thanks go to the generosity of our sponsors, without which OkeCon 2018 couldn’t have happened!

Reminisce by browsing through the OkeCon 2018 event on Facebook!

Congratulations to the winner of the OkeCon sneak peek giveaway!

OkeCon Kawaii Box Giveaway

It is our privilege to provide you with quality programs and resources with the help of the Institute of Museum and Library Services! You can help us by asking your representatives to support funding for libraries.
Visit: http://action.everylibrary.org/call_to_support_imls

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.

 

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
    • Perler Bead Craft (Ages 6+)
    • Animation Tinker Crate (Ages 8+)
    • Paper Circuits Tinker Crate (Ages 8+)
    • E-textiles (Ages 8+)
    • Basic Soldering Maker Pins (Ages 10+)
  • 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:

LGG: Library Gaming Guild
ACC: Anime Culture Club

Map

Event Map:

Contests

AMV Contest

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

Play-to-Win Board Games

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!

 

 

 

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Survey

Here are the results from this year’s survey. Thank you for helping us improve OkeCon!