The Anderson County Library will present the second annual Electric City ComiCon (EC3) on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Main Branch library in Anderson. The event will feature 8 science fiction, fantasy and comic book writers in a variety of panels, as well as exhibitors, contests, gaming, and anime screening. South Carolina Humanities supported this event with a Fast Track Literary Grant.
The featured guests at the 2016 event include: Deon Brown (writer and creator of Battle for Ozellberg and Monster for Hire), Kady Cross (author of The Steampunk Chronicles and The Sisters of Blood and Spirit series), Alan Gratz (author of The League of Seven series, Code of Honor, and much more), A.G. Howard (author of the Splintered series), Jessica Khoury (author of The Forbidden Wish and The Corpus Trilogy), C.J. Redwine (author of The Shadow Queen and the Defiance series), Chris Schweizer (writer and illustrator of The Crogan Adventures and The Creeps), and Jeremy Whitley (writer of Princeless, The Pirate Princess, Marvel’s Secret Love, and My Little Pony!).
When discussing why Anderson County Library decided to host a ComiCon event, Project Director Brianna McDonnell said, “Anderson County Library celebrates literacy across all genres and forms and strives to engage our community in dynamic and diverse ways.
More information about EC3 can be found on the Anderson County Library website (http://www.andersonlibrary.org/events/electric-city-comicon/) or on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/electriccitycomicon).
The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 22-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.
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