Core hosting ComicFest on Saturday

By: Halie Frahm

Comic fans will have the opportunity to see their favorite superheros come to life at The Core’s sixth annual Halloween ComicFest this Saturday, Oct. 29.

Core proprietor Mike Blanchard said, “While raising our own children, we found there were no family friendly costume contests anywhere in the area. We feel it is important to foster creativity and what better way to get creative than planning a fabulous costume for Halloween. We encourage participants to build their own costumes and not just settle for what might be found in a store. Plus, what better things to celebrate than comics, Halloween and community.”

The event offers free comics from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and a variety of costumed characters available for photo opportunities from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The costume contest begins at 1 p.m., and those involved will be divided into two different groups of participation: 15 and younger as well as 16 and up. Both will have a shot at the over $500 in prizes for the winner.

Blanchard said for those thinking about getting into comics or sequential art, this event will be a nice way to dip your toes into the scene. “Comic books are wonderful tools. They can help non-readers learn to follow a story, early readers to enhance their vocabulary and on and on.  There are comic books that feature females, males, animals, monsters, robots; super heroes, super villains, sci-fi, videogames, movies and TV; truly the comics industry is a place where everyone can belong.”

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