Read­ers Corner

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Emily Holling­shead

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 at­cos­mi­con/

For more in­for­ma­tion on other pro­grams, events and ser­vices at the li­brary, visit our web­site at www.drumheller­li­, or call us at 403-823-1371. We’re also on Face­book, Twit­ter, and Pin­ter­est!

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