The geeks are coming.
The third annual Coeur d’Con on Saturday, Aug. 19, will fill the Coeur d’Alene Public Library with superheroes, villains, and all kinds of comic book, video game, TV, and movie characters. The day will feature vendors, gaming opportunities, crafts, fan meetups, discussion panels, and other activities inside and outside the library related to popular media.
The Coeur d’Con Fan Art Contest entries are now on display in the main library area upstairs and can be voted on through the end of the event. The winners will be notified after Coeur d’Con.
On Aug. 19, the doors will open at 10 a.m. and activities continue through 4 p.m. Scheduled activities will include:
* Panels – Community Room: “Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (PG-13),” 10:30 a.m.; and Nerdwest Geek Trivia, 1:30 p.m.
* Fan Meetups – Gozzer Room: The Heart of Geekdom, 10:30 a.m.; Kpop/Kdrama, 11:30 a.m.; Cosplay, 12:30 p.m.; RWBY/Rooster Teeth, 1:30 p.m.; and Overwatch, 2:30 p.m.
* Crafts – Children’s Craft Room: DIY Lightsaber, 10:30 a.m.; and DIY Wand, 12:30 p.m.
* Activity Zones – Various Locations: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Meet the 501st, Shirley Parker Storyroom; LARP Group, outside; Canton of Silverheart; outside; Uncle’s Games, right fireplace; FATE Games, right fireplace; Archaic Realm RPG, right fireplace; League of Legends, Nelson Room; SPLAT Table, Makerspace.
* Cosplay – Storyroom and Community Room: Registration, 10-11 a.m., voting begins, 1 p.m., finalists announced, 2:30, contest 3-4 p.m.
* Gaming Tournaments – Left Fireplace: Arms, 10:30 a.m.; MarioKart, 11:30 a.m.; Smash Bros, 12:30 p.m.; Ultimate Street Fighter 2, 1:30 p.m.; Gamers’ Choice, 2:30 p.m.
More information is available at www.coeurdcon.weebly.com
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