Nerds

People dressed as comic book characters during last year’s “Nerd Con” in Mont Belvieu. More than 250 attended the event. This year’s event, Nerd Con 2, is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Eagle Pointe Recreation Complex in Mont Belvieu. (Sun file photo)

Organizer: ‘Something for everyone’

Like comics, anime or collectibles? Then visit Nerd Con 2 to satisfy your inner fanboy.  

The Chambers County Library System in partnership with the City of Mont Belvieu and Eastern Rim Funny Book and Vintage Con is hosting Nerd Con 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Eagle Pointe Recreation Complex, 12450 Eagle Pointe Drive in Mont Belvieu. There is no charge for entry or parking. 

Nerd Con 2 is a day filled with games, panels, vendors, celebrity guests and more.    

“It is a family-friendly, so there’s something for everyone,” said Annie Vass, assistant Chambers County librarian. “Last year, we had a lot of fun, so we just hope to see more people come out this year.”

Over 100 vendors are scheduled along with authors, artists, voice-over actors, and more. Special celebrity guests include: Russell Hantz from CBS’s “Survivor”; Tiffany Vollmer, who voices Bulma in “Dragon Ball”; Whitney Rodgers of “Prison School”; Christie Guidry of “Kampfer”; Blake Weir of “Mitsuboshi Colors”; and Tom McKee of “One Piece.” 

Comic guests and artists include Doug Hazlewood, Matthew Weldon, Bill Williams, Moustafa Moussa, and director Joe Grisaffi.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in your favorite cosplay, attend a panel, try light saber training and stock up on inexpensive novelties, books and artwork from the vendors.  

Comic book conventions are popular events attended by hundreds and sometimes thousands of people. Some cons are held at convention centers, community centers, and yes, even libraries. The growing appeal of comics and manga can be seen with the growing popularity of comic and anime conventions. 

For the latest, visit www.nerdconmb.com or follow the Nerd Con Facebook page for constant updates, https://www.facebook.com/NerdConTx. You can also call the library at 281-576-2245.    

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