Join us for a full day of pop culture excitement! We’ll have games, crafts, contests, and more for ALL AGES and all for free. We’ll have live events all day on Sat., Aug. 13 so drop in to programs that interest you. Visit the CMPLCC Facebook Event page for continuous updates and fun.
On Demand Trivia events will be happening throughout the day. Prizes will be awarded to winners! On-Demand Trivia launches at the time listed for each theme and remains open until 6 p.m.
- 10 a.m.: 80s Sci-Fi Movies
- 12 p.m.: Jurassic Park
- 2 p.m.: Pokémon
- 4 p.m.: Classic Comic Books
Drop in for the following panel presentations:
- 11 a.m.: The 10 Commandments of Working with Artists to Create Comics
- 1 p.m.: Agency in the Age of Women: How Women are Portrayed in Modern Media
This panel will explore how writers, film directors, and even video game makers present women – and why it matters in the first place.
- 1 p.m.: From Lost World to Jurassic World, How Movies Depict Dinosaurs
David Moscato and Will Harris, paleontologists, science communicators, and hosts of the Common Descent Podcast will discuss everything from the accuracy to the exaggeration of dinosaurs in media.
- 2 p.m.: Wolverine: Overrated or Deserved Popularity
Since his debut in the 1970’s, Wolverine has become one of Marvel’s biggest and most known characters. But is he overrated? Is his popularity deserved?
- 3 p.m.: Anime Movies: A Guide
Looking for a primer on anime movies? We have you covered with this discussion on some of the genre’s best films and directors.
- 4 p.m.: Science of Sci-Fi with Planetary Scientist Ryan Anderson
How plausible is the science in the sci-fi we know and love? Get answers to your questions from a scientist (and sci-fi fan) who works on NASA’s Mars rover missions.
- 5 p.m.: Common Descent presents Jurassic World: Dominion Q&A
Join us for a live Q&A session all about Jurassic World: Dominion, with David Moscato and Will Harris, paleontologists, science communicators, and hosts of the Common Descent Podcast.
#1 Amazon Best-Selling and Ringo Award nominated comic book writer Dirk Manning discusses tips for aspiring comic writers concerning how to successfully work with artists to create comics!
Join us for live workshops where you can get hands on with Art, Cosplay, and Pop Culture!
- 12 p.m.: Cosplay Creation with Michelle
- 2 p.m.: Manga Drawing with Mark Crilley
Coming directly from one of the masters of Manga, Mark Crilley will share insights into the technique behind this unique style of visual storytelling.
- 3 p.m.: Nerdy Needlepoint Workshop
Learn the basics to designing, crafting and creating your cosplay to become your favorite character. Come and craft a custom accessory to take home.
Join us for nerdy needlepoint fun! Learn some needlepoint basics, then make your own needlepoint art of classic and contemporary characters from comics, video games, and more! AGES 10+ are invited.
- 10 a.m.: Pony Dance Party/Craft
Ready to kick off Kid Con? Come dressed as your favorite Pony, or just come dance to some fun music. Be sure to stop over to our Pony craft, too!
- 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Cosplay Contest
If you come to CMPL Comic Con dressed in costume, take your chance at winning a prize by entering the Cosplay Contest!
- 2 p.m.: Lego Live Build Challenge*
- 4-6 p.m.: Live Action CLUE!*
Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Lego Master? Individuals 5+ or family teams are welcome to register for our Lego Live Build Challenge and compete for prizes!
A murder has taken place and we need you, our devoted detectives, to help us solve this crime. You will have two hours to interview your favorite Clue suspects and hunt for clues before making your final accusation. Who killed Mr. Boddy, where, and with what? There will be prizes for the winners and fun to be had by all! Please note: this event is for ages 13+ and registration is required.
Open 12-5:30 p.m. Check out art and other wares made by local creators!
Stop in to our Make It Room for fun and easy pop culture crafts.
Drop in RPG room with fun and games for those brand new to Role Play Games as well as fun stuff for RPG Pros!
Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Explore CMPL looking for clues to solve this year’s pop culture scavenger hunt challenge for your chance at a prize! This will be available 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Drop in all day for card and tabletop games from Fluxx to Sushi Go and everything in between.
The arcade will be open from 12-6 p.m. with live video games. Learn new games, chat with other gamers, or compete in mini challenges! No quarters needed.