Gaston County Public Library

2017 Gaston Comic-Con

2017 Gaston Comic-Con

On Saturday, June 3, from 10 am until 4 pm at the Main Library, join comic book retailers, enthusiasts and artists from throughout the region at a FREE event to celebrate and share the love of comics and science fiction.  This family-friendly atmosphere will be full of opportunities for you to engage and interact with your favorite comic book and science fiction heroes.  The schedule of activities is listed below.

        Events Throughout the Day
  • Appearances by members of the 501st Legion
  • Local comic book store vendors on-site
  • Door prizes
  • Comic book super hero-inspired children's activities and experiments
  • Face painting
  • *NEW* Fan Film Festival (see details below)



(short) Fan Film Festival Guidelines

Want to be a movie maker? Submit your short fan film for consideration in our first ever (short) Fan Film Festival, which will take place during our 3rd Annual Gaston Comic-Con.  A panel of judges will vote and choose a winner for best film. Any format is allowed, you simply need to upload your film to YouTube and send us the link.

All ages are welcome to participate.  Fan Films must be:

  • 3-5 minutes in length
  • Based on a superhero, comic book, or movie franchise
  • Must be family friendly – no strong language, nudity, sexual content, or realistic/gratuitous violence. Basically, it needs to be G or PG-rated!

Submit your film's YouTube link to by noon, Friday, May 19, 2017.

By submitting my film via this link, I am giving the Gaston County Public Library permission to view, exhibit, and share my film, in order to promote library services. I understand my film may be used for program announcements, programs and media releases, and may be published on the library’s website, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Goodreads, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram or other social media accounts, and/or used for Library exhibits and displays.
No compensation of any kind is provided for use of this film by the Library.