Library con

Haywood County's Library-Con is back again for the fourth year, bringing back its quirky, creative costume fun and more.

Head to the library, 678 S. Haywood St. in Waynesville, on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and be sure to your favorite costumes to celebrate reading.

The library will be kicking off its annual Summer Reading Program with Superheroes, comic books, and more. This event is modeled after Comic Conventions - join workshops, panels, and plenty of of costumed characters who will be available for photo ops plus a Q&A session.

Everyone is invited to enter the costume contest and quick draw event. Plus, there will be free comics and door prizes. Come dressed up and you may win a prize!

This year's event will feature live gaming demos, cosplay workshops, a costume fashion show, trivia and more. Library Con will also feature Super heroes, Star Wars: The Dark Empire, Star Fleet, a Comic-book swap meet, plus free stuff. 

The guests for 2019 include local creatives Eric S. Brown, horror and sci fi author, and comic book artist James E. Lyle, plus the special guest of honor, Chris Kennedy, an award-winning Science Fiction/Fantasy author and publisher.

Additional programming will be held at the Waynesville First United Methodist Church 566 S. Haywood St. in Waynesville. Guests will receive a map and schedule of LibraryCon happenings.

Registration will begin at 9:45 a.m. There will be a registration table at the library and at the church. You will receive a bracelet when you register, so you don’t have to register twice.

Free comics will be available in the library. Superhero photo ops will be happening throughout the day. Live gaming demos will be happening in the auditorium in the afternoon from 12-2:30.

For more information, call Lisa Hartzell at 356-2511.

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