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May 14, 2016
12:30 - 5:00 pm
Celebrate horror, sci-fi, fantasy and graphic novels con-style at the Headquarters Library during our third annual SpartanCon! Headlining this year is Scott Hawkins, author of The Library at Mount Char. Join us for an afternoon with the authors, artists and designers who make you scream with delight and fright. SpartanCon is an adult event and is intended for ages 18+.
Featured guest Scott Hawkins
2:30pm in the Barrett Room
The Library at Mount Char is a horror/fantasy hybrid that hooks the reader right from the beginning of its twisted and tumultuous story. Scott Hawkins is a master of dropping his readers into moments they know nothing about. Then, bit by bit, he peels back layers of the story to reveal horrifying and often hilarious moments that blend together for a truly unforgettable reading experience.
Scott Hawkins grew up in South Carolina and graduated from USC in the 90s, but currently lives in Atlanta with his wife and their large pack of foster dogs. He is a writer and computer
programmer and works with a dog rescue group – hence the pack of pups he shares his home with. The Library at Mount Char is his first novel.
Scott will be participating in a discussion about his work moderated by Converse professor Dr. Erin Templeton, and will take questions from the audience. Be sure to pick up a copy of his book from the Library Store as he will be autographing as well!
For more information about Scott and The Library at Mount Char, check out his webpage, read his tweets, friend him on Facebook and read about him on Goodreads!
The Comics Panel with special guests Nick Dragotta, Justin Greenwood, Brad Simpson & Matt Wilson
1:00pm in the Barrett Room
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in the comics industry? The Comics Panel will give SpartanConners the inside scoop on working for companies like Image and Marvel,
and what life is really like when you’re professionally creating artwork for comics. Moderated by Daniel McAbee, owner of The Tangled Web, The Comics Panel features
illustrators Nick Dragotta (East of West) and Justin Greenwood (The Fuse), along with colorists Brad Simpson (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Matt Wilson
(The Wicked + The Divine).
Want to know more about the experts? Check them out on Twitter!
Nick Dragotta: @NickDragotta
Justin Greenwood: @jkgreenwood_art
Brad Simpson: @20EyesBrad
Matt Wilson: @COLORnMATT
Registration at 3:45pm in the atrium
Contest at 4:00pm in the Barrett Room
Let’s be honest: one of the best parts of SpartanCon is seeing how everyone dresses up. Why not get rewarded for your skills as a cosplayer? Professional cosplayer Amberle Linnea returns to the SpartanCon stage to MC. Make sure you bring your best, because the grand prize winner will receive two memberships to DragonCon 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia! We welcome children to participate, but prize eligibility is limited to cosplayers 18 and older.
12:30-4:00pm on the main level
It isn’t a con unless you can take home some cool swag, and artists from all over the upstate and beyond will be on hand selling their wares. Be sure to bring cash with you, and make sure you also swing by the Library Store to purchase official SpartanCon swag and the books and comics of our featured guests!
SpartanCon Code of Conduct
At SpartanCon, we want everyone to feel safe and have fun. Keeping that in mind, we’ve created the following Code of Conduct so everyone, from the tiniest BB-8
to the biggest Hulk, will have a great time.
★ BE RESPECTFUL. Don’t say or do anything your mother wouldn’t like.
★ Cosplay ≠ consent. Always ask cosplayers for permission before touching or photographing them or their costumes.
★ Please remember: this is a library. There will be children in and around the building. Be mindful of this when displaying your cosplay. For more information, see code rule #1.
★ We are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property. We will have a lost and found in place if you find a spare light saber.
★ No weapons. We reserve the right to check and test any props that may look like legitimate weaponry.
★ Any library policy is also SpartanCon policy. Wearing wings doesn’t mean you can drink Red Bull in the stacks.
We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave with or without reason to maintain the safety and happiness of everyone at SpartanCon.
SpartanCon will include an interpreter of American Sign Language for the hearing impaired.
For more information on SpartanCon, please call 864-596-3502 or email email@example.com.