Saturday, December 5 12-6 PM
Chicago Art Department Gallery
1932 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL
It is not necessary to pre-register for Pocket Con 2015, but please check us out on Facebook.
Artists and authors interested in finding out about participating in Pocket Con 2015 may fill out the Presenter Registration.
Our mission for this event is primarily to promote literacy using the graphic novel format, reflect on the history of race and gender portrayal in comics and film, and introduce characters, writers and authors who have a different voice than the primarily white, primarily male, primarily straight characters written by generations of comic authors (themselves primarily white, straight, and male). We would also like to empower young writers and artists by introducing them to the collaborative process that is comic creation, and encourage them to produce and submit work of their own for contests at the con.
The convention hosts a "Maker Space" that will give teens a chance to experiment in a variety of media, from laser-cut vinyl stickers, to cardboard and leather mask construction, to 3-D printing.
At most events, there is only one thing happening at a time. At a con (short for convention), there are often several things happening at once. You may wish to learn how to ink comics, or hear a talk about the history of race in cartoons. Each activity will be in its own area. You get to pick what you would like to do, though there may sometimes be limits on how many people can sign up for a specific activity. The sign up table will be in the entry hall of the Gary Comer Youth Center. You may take a look there to see what sections are still open.
There will also be activity and vendor tables in the hall. You may want to leave a little time to go shopping, or to try out some of the short activities at the tables.
Pocket Con is completely FREE. However, some activities/talks may be best suited for teens and adults, and will be noted as such in the program. We ask that children under 10 be accompanied by an adult.
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