Spiderman stepped aside so Darth Vader could get through the milling crowd. At the check-out desk of the Meadowdale Library, Princess Leia scanned books for patrons. Stormtroopers, super heroes, and all kinds of characters one could imagine wondered about. It was the Meadowdale Library annual Comic Con and the community responded by attending by the hundreds.
The event not only gave one the opportunity for “Cosplay,” the art of dressing up as a character from a movie, book or video game, but vendors of many kinds were on hand with items such as graphic novels, comic books, food and more.
“This is so fun!” said Princess Leia, also known as librarian Nancy Davila. “I’m so excited, I just love this!”
Comic Cons are held across the nation. The first comic book convention was held in southern California. Comic-Con started as a one-day “minicon,” called San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Minicon, March 21, 1970. About 100 people attended the event and it later grew to a three-day event, and the rest is history.
The Meadowdale library received a donation of over 1,000 copies of Avengers Age of Ultron and gave them away for free at the event.
Brandon Moseley, who at this year’s Comic Con appeared as The Penguin, offered a workshop to explain his costume.
For Meadowdale Library, it was definitely a community coming together day.