PILCon is coming!

There are few days at the Library that are more fun, more creative, and more engaging than PILcon, the Peabody Library’s annual all-ages Comic Con!

This year’s Con, which will be taking place this Saturday, May 4, from 10am – 4pm, will feature plenty of fan-favorite events and crafts, as well as some new and innovative fun!

One young patron showing off his powers at last year’s PILCon

What is a Comic Con, you ask? According to Wikipedia, “a comic book convention or comic-con is an event with a primary focus on comic books and comic book culture, in which comic book fans gather to meet creators, experts, and each other.” PILCON is a Comic Con with a twist- in addition to meeting local artists, learning about their work, and meeting other fans, we’re giving you the chance to be artists, as well, through drawing workshops, makerspace workshops in our Creativity Lab makerspace, and kid’s crafts! Whether you’re a newbie to the world of comics or a Con expert, PILCON has something for you!

  • PILCON is an all-ages event, with storytimes and crafts for younger kids through panels, workshops, Dungeons & Dragons sessions, meetups and events for teens and adults.
  • This year KIDCON will be a full day of Jedi Academy where young padawans will learn the ways of the force, featuring even more activities, story times and games for kids!
  • Our Artist Alley will give you the chance to meet local artists and support their work, if you choose to do so. We’ll also have official PILCON swag (stickers, buttons and magnets) for sale to benefit the Library!
  • Everyone is encouraged to come in costume, as the day will end with a giant costume contest for all ages with prizes from local businesses and restaurants!
PILCon attendees from 2018!

Tickets are now available at http://pilcon.eventbrite.com! Be sure to register and snag your official PILCON lanyard that you’ll pick up on the big day!

You can also check out the schedule below for more information about the big day:

Check out the Library’s Tumblr page for more information!  And don’t forget to pick up your official PILCon merch when you attend.  We can’t wait to see you on Saturday!

Who’s ready for PILCON? Official merch is being made as we type and we couldn’t be more excited!
Don’t forgot to get your FREE tickets at http://pilcon.eventbrite.com for a free personalized lanyard badge and a chance to compete in Iron Cosplay!

PILCON is generously supported by Century Bank!