Gloucester to host Comic Convention this weekend



Scavenger hunts, stormtroopers, MarioKart, and more: the first ever Glo Con promises to be the perfect event for nerds, geeks, and graphic novel lovers of any age. On Saturday, April 30th, the Sawyer Free Library will be hosting its first-ever comic convention, the day-long Glo Con, which will be open to all ages from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm, with different events and activities for different age groups. 

Events include a “Make Your Own Comic” workshop from 10:00 am until 11:30 am run by Cathy G. Johnson that is open to ages 7-13, a “Create Comics with Art Haven” workshop from 10:00 am until 11:30 am that is open to all ages, and a storytime of “We Dig Worms,” read by Kevin McCloskey, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am that is open to young children. There will also be “Lightsaber Training” from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm which is open to all ages, a presentation from Mark Parisi from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm that is open to all ages, and a drawing workshop, with award-winning painter and cartoonist Leela Corman, at 2:00 pm open to teens and adults.

Other attractions include a table from The Bookstore of Gloucester selling graphic novels, and the Sawyer Free Library’s extensive graphic novel collection which will also be available for attendees to enjoy. Costumes are encouraged, and the myriad of events and presentations offers a diverse array of activities for all ages to enjoy at Gloucester’s first-ever Library Comic-Con.