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SBU library to host second annual Comic Con

BOLIVAR, Mo. — Southwest Baptist University’s Harriett K. Hutchens Library will present its second annual Comic Con from noon-6 p.m., Saturday, March 4, on the Bolivar campus.

comic.conActivities include an escape room hosted by the Springfield Escape Room, craft stations, face painting, Cosplay, trivia contests, board games, giant chess, presentations, Q&A panels and local vendors.

Door prizes and free popcorn will be provided throughout the day, with pizza being served at 3 p.m.

Admission to this family friendly event is free and open to the community.

Cosplay guidelines and other information about the event can be found on the Southwest Baptist University Libraries’ Facebook page.

For more information about the event and other library services, contact Rebekah Ruggles, patron services assistant, at (417) 328-1604 or

Event Schedule

Presentations (Davis-Newport Theater)

1 p.m. — "Geek on Fleek Sneak Peek: Creating Webcomics No One Reads" with Marc Allie and Brandon Pennington
2 p.m. — "The Expanding World of eSports: Q&A with the SBU eSports Team"
3 p.m. — Free pizza! (limited to the first 200 people)
4 p.m. — "The Nitpickers' Guild: Nitpicking Our Fandoms" with Steve Nibblick
5 p.m. — "Introduction to Fencing and Larping" with the SBU Fencing Club

All Day Events

Springfield Escape Room (Curriculum Lab)
Crafts and Cosplay Photobooths
Gaming Tables sponsored by C&K Toys
Giant Board Games (Faith Enrichment Area)
Virtual Fandom Trivia Contest (Follow @sbunivlibrary on Facebook)
Face Painting
Free Popcorn