501 Life Magazine | ComiCon-way planned Dec. 2-4
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ComiCon-way planned Dec. 2-4

ComiCon-way is planned Friday, Dec. 2, at the Faulkner County Library and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds.

The event, funded and hosted by the Faulkner County Library, is the state’s premier comic, anime, sci-fi and gaming convention. The library serves its patrons through educational and literary opportunities that encourage the use of imagination, creativity and intellectual freedom. As one of these opportunities, ComiCon-way is free and open to the public.

This year’s guests include more than 13 artists, writers and creators of some of the biggest comic characters on newsstands. There will also be more than 70 vendors.

The convention’s goal is to bring appreciation to the true art, entertainment, and benefits of comics, graphic -novels and gaming. While graphic novels have become very popular among the youth in the Faulkner County Library system, the general public may frown upon them as "not true reading material." Gaming may also be considered a waste of time by some people, but there are many benefits in gaming. It is the intent of ComiCon-way to provide a forum for those who already enjoy these literary forms, as well as to introduce these literary forms to members of the community.

In five years, ComiCon-way has expanded outside of Faulkner County into surrounding counties as well as other states, with attendance reaching close to 6,000 visitors in 2015.

Sponsors include the Friends of the Faulkner County Library, Conway Advertising and Promotion, and Hugg and Hall. Community vendor sponsors include Best Buy and Collector’s Rebellion.

For more information, visit comicon-way.com or call 501.327.7482.