La Crosse Comic Con
July 21-23, 2017
We're transforming the library in preparation of the La Crosse Comic Con (LC3). Join us all weekend long for a full comic con experience, including a vendor/artist floor, a gaming room with open table top gaming and an escape room, a full schedule of free programs in the library auditorium, and family activities in the Children's Room.
The vendor/artist floor will be open on Saturday from 11 AM-5 PM and on Sunday from 11 AM-4 PM. Browse booths of over 20 local artists and vendors offering a wide variety of comic books, colectibles, costume gear, and more.
Our "Artists Island" includes booths by Dead 7 Studios, Dungeon Diving Publications, Phantom Star Studio, and prolific comics illustrator Gordon Purcell. Purchase rare original artwork, get autographs, and talk shop with the professionals.
Whether your looking for original work by area artists, hunting for an out-of-print issue, or wanting to add to your action figure collection, you'll be sure to find some local treasures at LC3.
We're opening up our "secret" lower level, (formerly the Winding Rivers Library System offices and warehouse), for a special LC3 gaming room. To enter the gaming room, follow the stairway from our vendor/artist floor down to the lower level. Staff is available to assist attendees with mobility issues- stop by the library staff table for an escort down to the room if needed. Join us for open table top gaming and a new zombie themed escape room on Saturday from 11 AM-5 PM and Sunday from 11 AM-4 PM. The gaming floor, new to the LC3 weekend this year, will provide a casual space to join friends and family for fun and competition. Representatives from Coulee Con will be joining us on Saturday at 11:30 AM for an epic, child-friendly game of the Exploding Kittens card game. Starting at 12:30 PM on Sunday, we'll be holding the first-ever LC3 Magic: The Gathering Tournament.
Groups of up to 8 people are invited to try out our brand new escape room, "Dr. Johnson's Lab: Zombie Apocalypse." Dr. Johnson has plans to unleash a deadly virus that will turn everyone into zombies! You and your team will have 45 minutes to find the antidote within Dr. Johnson's lab and save the world. Can you do it? We recommend that children have adult assistance. The escape room will be open from 11 AM-5 PM on Saturday, July 22 and from 11 AM-4 PM on Sunday, July 23.
Magic: The Gathering Tournament
Join us on Sunday, July 23 at 12:30 PM for a 12-person double-elimation Magic: The Gathering draft tournament. Participants get to keep their drafted cards at the end of the tournament. Mana will be provided for deck-building. Prizes for first and second place. To save your seat in the tournament, please call (608) 789-8093 or email LC3@lacrosselibrary.org. Any remaining open seats can be filled the day of the tournament.
Talks and Workshops
We've got an entertaining and informative series of programs all weekend long in the library auditorium.
Friday, July 21
- 6-7 PM- Talk: Dystopia in Comics with River City Hobbies
- 7-9 PM- Film Screening: Doctor Strange (Free Pizza!)
Saturday, July 22
- 10-11 AM- Local Authors Panel
- 1-2 PM- Art Demonstration with Gordon Purcell
- 2:30 PM- Costume Contest
- 4:00 PM- Old Sci-Fi Props and How They're Made presented by Trey Vidmn
Sunday, July 23
- 11 AM-Noon- The Walking Dead presented by Deb Deaver
- 1-2 PM- Skype Interview with Fight Choreographer Emmanuel Manzanares
- 2-4 PM- Stage Combat Workshop with Greg Parmeter (Ages 13+, Registration Required*)
*To register for the Stage Combat Workshop, please call (608) 789-7101 or email LC3@lacrosselibrary.org. Space is limited.
Join us in the Children's Room on Saturday and Sunday for family friendly Superhero Storytime and arts and crafts projects.
Saturday, July 22
- 10:30 AM- Superhero Storytime
- 11:00 AM- Children's Costume Parade and Contest
- 11:30 AM-3:30 PM- Open Crafts for Children
- 3:30-4:30 PM- Make Your Own Fidget Spinner
Sunday, July 23
- 11 AM-2 PM- Open Crafts for Children
- 2-3 PM- Nerdy Terrarium Prop Build (Ages 12+, Registration Required*)
*To register for the Nerdy Terrarium Prop Build, please call (608) 789-7101 or email LC3@lacrosselibrary.org. Space is limited.