Call for exhibitors, artists and Comic Con panels | Art
Comics, anime, sci-fi, fantasy, art and more will come together under one roof at Mesa County Libraries’ Comic Con 2021, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 18 at the Grand Junction Convention Center. .
The event “is a fun, family-friendly event that brings together fans and creators, young and old to celebrate the importance of stories and fandoms that connect people and enrich lives,” said a press release.
In addition to seeking nominations for exhibitor space, the library is looking for ideas for panel discussions and a call to artists for the Comic Con art exhibit. Applications and more information on these elements of the event are online at mesacountylibraries.org/comiccon.
Tables and stands are available for the exhibitor space. Artists, craftspeople and others can display and sell their comic-related work. Products or services related to comics, comics, pop culture, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, books, graphic novels and movies may be exhibited.
A popular part of every MCL Comic Con is the programming of panel discussions, activities and presentations. Panels covering just about any Comic Con topic you can imagine are welcome (comics, anime, sci-fi, fantasy, games, performance, cosplay, literature, filmmaking, and art demonstrations). A limited number is available and applicants are encouraged to develop, research and plan their idea with care and professionalism. All panels should be 60 minutes long. The panel’s proposals are expected before July 31.
Local artists are in demand for the event’s juried art exhibit, which runs from August 20 to October 20. 21 at the Central Library. Artworks should be suitable for all ages and follow the spirit of Comic Con, which emphasizes graphic literature, sequential art and comics as a literary medium. Fan art is welcome. There are three age categories for artists: 11 and under, 12-18 and 19 and over. Prizes will be awarded in each age group. The registration deadline is Monday August 2 at 8 p.m. and will be accepted online only.
Free entry to the event with a Mesa County Libraries library card or $ 5 at the door. Children 10 and under are free.