Comic Book Fest!

Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Athol Town Hall and Athol Public Library

Comic art to accompany the comic fest information.

The Athol Public Library and Hero Shack Press are teaming up to host their first ever Comic Book Fest. The Athol Town Hall and library will be transformed into a comic book lover’s dream. With comics, artist panels, vendors, cosplay, games, crafts, and more there will be something for everyone at this family friendly event.

Christopher and Diana Tamulevich, the team behind Hero Shack Press, have been inviting and collaborating with comic book creators and artists from the North Quabbin area and all over New England. Many of the participating artists will have works to display and sell during the event.

comic book fest artists

During the festival there will also be special panels, demonstrations, and events. Heroes in training can take on a special obstacle course provided by the YMCA, and gear up by designing their own masks, capes, and accessories in the “Hero Zone.” Holeymoleys Comics & Collectibles and His & Hers Comics will be selling pop culture items including mainstream comics while the Friends of the Athol Public Library will be selling gently used books at the library. There will be free games and crafts for all ages as well as chances to earn raffle tickets throughout the day. Guests are also encouraged to show off their favorite cosplay or costume and join a special parade with the DressUp Dreamers. Find out more about the event.


Special Events During the Festival

Super Hero Story Time 10:30-11:00
Library Program Room

Join River for a special story time featuring super characters!

Artist Panel One 11:15-11:40
Library Program Room

Join us as these amazing local creators discuss their work, their inspiration, and the world of comics during this moderated panel.
Tim Jones (Sour Grapes)
Chris Paniccia (Author)
Scott Harris-King (The Crime Busters)
Joe Mederios (Cartoonist Extraordinaire)

Artist Panel Two 11:45-12:05
Library Program Room

Join us as these amazing local creators discuss their work, their inspiration, and the world of comics during this moderated panel.
Keith Gleason (Mighty Mascots)
Christopher Tamulevich (Hero Shack Press)
Gary Henderson (Pyramid Knights)
Johnny C (Creative Writer, Director & Producer)

Superfight Card Game 12:00-1:00
Athol Town Hall
Get ready for some raucous debates during this game of absurd arguments. Draw cards to build your champion and debate who would win in a fight. Recommended for ages 10 +

Writers Workshop 12:15-1:00
Library Conference Room

Come sharpen your skills as we look into brainstorming, character development, and world building with author Chris Paniccia.

Cosplay Costume Parade 1:00-1:30
Athol Town Hall

Come dressed in your favorite cosplay and costumes. Join the Dress Up Dreamers as they lead us in a parade around the hall.
DIY Giant Portraits 1:30-2:00
Athol Town Hall
Trace yourself onto giant paper and color it in to create your own life size self portrait.

For a full event schedule click HERE!

Posted: to Athol Library News on Fri, Sep 23, 2022
Updated: Fri, Sep 23, 2022