Are you crazy for comics? Then Ottawa Public Library has an event for you!
On Saturday, May 6th, the Ruth E. Dickinson branch (100 Malvern), in partnership with Wizard’s Tower, will proudly be hosting Canadian comic creators Meags Fitzgerald, Ryan North, and Josephine Rioux for an all day event: Comics in Conversation.
The event will kick off at 1:00pm with Fandom Trivia, comic-themed crafts, and picture-taking with our props and backdrop. Wizard’s Tower will be supplying books for purchase (CASH ONLY) as well as free comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day.
At 1:30pm, we’ll begin our panel featuring Meags Fitzgerald (Photobooth, Long Red Hair) and Ryan North (Adventure Time, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) to talk about all things comics. The panel will include an audience Q&A with an autograph session to follow.
From 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Josephine Rioux (Cat’s Cradle) will be hosting an illustration workshop for teens. Starting with an imaginative exercise that will set the stage for their story, participants will then focus on weaving together words and pictures into a short comic of their own creation. This workshop is open to teens 12-18 years old. A sign-up sheet will be available at the branch the day of the event.
But there’s more! Attendees will also be entered in a draw for a chance to win tickets to Ottawa Comiccon, happening May 12th – 14th.
This event is open to the general public. No matter your age or tastes, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
Would you like to join us but need to bus it? Not a problem! Ruth E. Dickinson is located on the 170 and 173 bus routes. From Fallowfield Station, take the 173 and get off at Sherway and Sweetbriar. Continue down Malvern to the Walter Baker Sports Centre and the Ruth E. Dickinson Library. From Barrhaven Centre, take the 170 toward Fallowfield Station and get off at Malvern Drive.
Hope to see you there!