You’ve seen hints of it for a couple of months, now, on the radio, online, on posters around town, in the stories your children bring home from school: CosmiCon is coming! In fact, it’s nearly here. This Saturday, October 29, from 10 am until 4 pm, the public library and a good portion of the Badlands Community Facility will be taken over by this new and shiny, but somewhat mysterious event.
So what is CosmiCon? It’s the start of Drumheller’s answer to events like the Calgary Expo – an opportunity for all those who love pop culture to come celebrate what they love together – with a couple of key differences. First, admission is free, so anyone and everyone who loves comics, movies, games, anime and manga, science fiction and fantasy, and costumes can come enjoy the event without worrying about the cost. Second, our focus is on what people are doing in Drumheller and nearby. We may pursue big-name media guests in the future, but our priority is local and independent artists, writers, makers, and fans. Come this year to meet an Edmonton YouTuber, find out how you can get involved in an Alberta-wide writing community or Drumheller’s own cosplay group, and check out the work of one of Calgary’s indie graphic novelists! Get more information at https://sites.google.com/site/drumhellercosmicon/
For more information on other programs, events and services at the library, visit our website at www.drumhellerlibrary.ca, or call us at 403-823-1371. We’re also on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!