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.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Silver Spring to host second county comic convention