Event: Cambridge Comic Arts Festival
Celebrate Comics - the artist, the story, the art. On Saturday, May 3 from 11:00am – 5:00pm, Idea Exchange is celebrating Cambridge Comic Arts Festival! Join us for a full day of activities and displays designed for comic lovers of all ages. Start off the day with family-friendly events at our Queen’s Square location. The Star Wars Storytime begins at 11:00am, use the Force and celebrate all things Star Wars in an action packed program! Test your skills in a Jedi Training course, go on a Moon Rock hunt and create an out of this world craft to transform yourself into Yoda or Princess Leia, even design your own light saber. Stay for the character visit at 11:30am and meet Princess Leia and a Star Wars Stormtrooper! Bring your camera, snap a photo, and May the force be with you! Discover the Queen’s Square Comic Expo throughout the day! You will have the chance to meet emerging and established comic book artists and vendors, view interactive displays complete with live drawing demonstrations that encourage participants of all ages to learn and create. Listen to spotlight presentations on topics ranging from character development to finding your first publisher. A list of artists and vendors will be posted by the end of March so check back soon! Celebrate Free Comic Book Day and take home a free comic just for participating. Comic books will be available at all library locations. Come for an hour or spend the day, either way you’ll experience the art of illustration.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Queen's Square Library & Gallery - 1 North Square, Cambridge ON
Meet local Comic Artists •Adrianna Blake www.littleteacup.net/fallonme •Alfonso Espinos www.studiocomix.com •Christopher Chamberlain www.manyfacesart.weebly.com •Claudio Ghirardo www.paintedcomic.wordpress.com •Joe Nittoly www.joe.nittoly.ca •Julian Giraldo www.eljulio.net •Julie Faulkner www.promisescomic.com •Vince Thompson www.facebook.com/VinnyandBud Visit Vendor Booths •Geek Chic Elite: Committed to bringing you the very latest nerdy news in comics, television, film and gaming, as well as providing comprehensive reviews and convention coverage. •Haganland Comic Warehouse: Specialize in Golden age comics all the way into the silver, plastic, foil-covered and paper comics •Ontario Ghost Busters: A costuming group and we participate in a variety of events in order to interact with fans and support charities. •Retro Rocket: In business here in Cambridge for over 10 years. They carry, Comics, Toys, Statues, T-Shirts, Collectable Gaming Products and Much Much More. •Studio Comix Press: Managed by Alfonso Espinos, check out their site for more details. •Toy Society: Toy sellers. Toy buyers. Toy collectors! Long live the toy! Specializing in vintage toys and action figures.