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Fort Myers Comic Fest coming to Fort Myers Regional Library

The first annual Fort Myers Comic Fest is coming to the Fort Myers Regional Library Oct. 15 from 12 to 4 p.m.

Activities for Comic Fest include cosplay, table top gaming, trivia contests, videogames, coloring, 3D printing, karaoke, a costume parade and selfie-station.

Artists on-site will be showcasing and selling some of their works, including henna, sculptures, comics, games and “anime paraphernalia.”

Most of the day’s events will be free to the public, however, pre-registration is required for events such as keynote speaker Stephen Hayford’s program “Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Working in Secrecy.”

Hayford is currently under contract with Lucasfilm and has worked as a photojournalist and artist, specializing in dioramas and photographing miniature figures.

“We are grateful to the Friends of the Fort Myers Regional Library for sponsoring this important community event. It will provide a fun place to interact and be creative while the library promotes graphic novel collections, literacy and library services,” Library System Director Sheldon Kaye said in a prepared statement on behalf of the event.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of Fort Myers Library. Attendees are asked not to bring all real or realistic-looking weapons. Shirt, shoes and pants, shorts or skirts must be worn at all times; a lack of clothing does not constitute as a costume.

Stated from the Lee County Southwest Florida events page for Comic Fest, “The Fort Myers Comic Fest representatives, library staff members or security personnel reserve the right to inspect costumes and/or accessories.”

Attendees who disregard the rules and regulations of the event or the Lee County Library System Patron Code of Conduct will be asked to leave.

Comic Fest is open to all ages.

To find out more information, visit the Fort Myers Comic Fest Facebook page, or leegov.com/library/comicfest.

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