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BAM! POW! ZAP! Clearwater Comic Con 2022

Attention all comic lovers! The Clearwater Public Library System will host their annual Clearwater Comic Con event this Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at a new location for 2022 – the Ross Norton Recreation Complex, 1426 S MLK Jr. Ave in Clearwater. The event is free. That’s right, FREE!

Clearwater Comic Con is a comic book convention sponsored by the Clearwater Public Library System & the Clearwater Parks & Recreation Department.

Andrew Martin on Pixabay

Come on out to share your interests in comics, manga, movies, pop culture, superheroes and more.

And if you’re a young kid in spirit, if not body – no problem! All ages are welcome. There will be fun for the entire family.

Dress as your favorite character and participate in costume contests. Visit comic artists, attend an informational panel and check out a variety of vendor booths.

For a complete list of authors, artists, vendors and a schedule with times of contests and games, visit www.myclearwaterlibrary.com/books-and-more/clearwater-comic-con-2770.

Heres just a sample of what you can see and do at Clearwater Comic Con 2022:

Featured guest Karl Moline has worked as a professional comic book artist with every major comics publishers for over 20 years. He is best known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and co-creating Fray with Joss Whedon, but has also worked on titles such as Superboy, Supergirl, Avengers Arena, Avengers Academy, Rogue, Route 666, Daredevil 2099, Loners, Seekers of the Weird, Hulk Smash Avengers, B.P.R.D., Spiderman Unlimited, and Vampirella among others.

Calling all crime junkies! Author and artist, Maureen Catherine Orkwis, will be attending She will also be taking part in this year’s Authors/Artists Creative Process panel. Follow the link below for more information.
www.mcowriter.com
www.facebook.com/events/312230804008408

Bob Dixon is a two-time Guinness World Record holder for the World’s Longest Cartoon Strip. He is the author and creator of a number of comic book titles for Pocket Change Comics, including Assassinette: The Mind Stalker, Psyco Duck, Jester’s Dead, The Holy Knight, Riplash, Shadow Slasher, and Warzone 3719. Bob has written two children books, Rooty the Tree Troll and Holiday Bunny; two young adult books, Mouch and Company: The Dream Psychic and Rags and Ruins; An adult humor book Snafu Fubar: Nothing Heroic; and is the co-author of Will Jones’ biography A Tough Call. Bob is also the Writer/Director of the movie Dr. Prozak’s Office. Bob will also be taking part in this year’s Authors & Artists Creative Process Panel.

One fantastic vendor will be Yancy Street Comics South.
www.facebook.com/YancyStComicsSouth

Cosplayer and Graphic Designer extraordinaire, @kdiddy3300, will be on hand. He will also be taking part in this year’s Cosplay panel.
www.instagram.com/kdiddy3300
www.twitter.com/Kdiddy01

Best Selling Horror and Science Fiction author, Mark Muncy, will be in attendance this year! A Florida historian on all things weird and creepy, he will be giving a panel on Ghosts and Monsters! Follow the link below for more info on Mr. Muncy’s work.
http://eerieflorida.com

Another great vendor to check out at #ClearwaterComicCon2022: Unstoppable Sweets!

Got a sweet tooth? Buy sweet treats from International Candy Company,  selling a wide variety of imported candy and snacks.

Get your grub on! Mini MouthfulDonuts and Honey Hole Eats will be in the house!

Traditional and Digital Artist, Casty (Cynthia Castillo), will be bringing her many talents and will also be taking part in our Artists and Writers Creative Process panel. Follow these links to see more of her awesome work!
www.theartofcasty.com
www.deviantart.com/theartofcasty

Checkout Little Moon Whimsy
www.etsy.com/shop/LittleMoonWhimsy

Florida cosplayer! Follow along on her adventures!
@nikkivioletcosplay
linktr.ee/nikkivioletcosplay

Davon Miller will be appearing!
Visit here for more info: https://bit.ly/3GP2oSy

Be the One ONLY 1 will grace the event with their one-of-a-kind products.
www.facebook.com/betheonly1

World-renowned Pikabellechu will be there!
https://www.facebook.com/Pikabellechu/

Lady Darjuxena will be gracing 2022 Clearwater Comic Con with her presence. Come out and watch her Star Wars-themed belly dancing routine starting at 12 noon @ the Ross Norton Recreation Center.

Psychedelic Snowflake will attend. Check out the groovy handmade gifts for all occasions.
https://www.instagram.com/psychedelic_snowflake/ www.etsy.com/shop/PsychedelicSnowflake

Our favorite ghost fighting team, the Suncoast Ghostbusters will be in the house. They’re always so fun. I hope they’re able to bring the Ecto-1. That’s always cool to see. Maybe, they’ll let me drive it.
www.facebook.com/suncoastghostbusters

Embrace your inner hero (or villain) and fly on over to Clearwater Comic Con 2022!

Photo Gallery from previous Clearwater Comic Cons

    

    

    

    

     

     

Clearwater Comic Con 2022
March 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ross Norton Recreation Center1426 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater
727-562-4970
www.myclearwaterlibrary.com/books-and-more/clearwater-comic-con-2770
Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/312230804008408

Clearwater Public Library System
www.myclearwaterlibrary.com
www.facebook.com/clearwaterlib

Clearwater Parks
www.myclearwaterparks.com
www.facebook.com/clearwaterparksandrec

Photos and information courtesy of Clearwater Public Library System. Last three photos by George Cretekos.

 

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