Photo from first MoCoComCon by Mike Diegel

Montgomery County’s second comic convention, MoCoComCon, will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, January 27 in the Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave.

The free event includes a cosplay contest for ages 0-12, 13-17 and 18 and over; contest preregistration will begin at 11 a.m. and be limited to 20 participants in each age group. Judging will begin at 3:30 p.m.

The convention will include a variety of presenters, workshops, programs, displays and exhibitors.

The schedule of events includes:

  • Superhero story time, 10:30 a.m. (prior to the event start);
  • Light wands with FutureMakers for all ages;
  • Introduction to Illustration with Jason Bunyan (for teens);
  • Presentations from Marc Tyler Nobleman, Matthew Winner, and a local authors panel;
  • Harry Potter-themed escape room; and
  • DIY dragon eggs inspired by Game of Thrones.

Other library branches will hold a variety of events leading up to the convention. No costume or replica weapons will be allowed at MoCoComCon.

Silver Spring to host second county comic convention