Halloween ComicFest at MHPL!

Ghosts, goblins, witches... superheroes(?) - oh my! Join us on October 31st for our mashup celebration of Halloween and Comic Books in an event we call, Halloween ComicFest. Read on for the details, my ghoulishly good looking friends.
Posted on 30 September 2020 by Gillian.

We're not sure how Halloween is going to look this year - will there be trick-or-treating? Maybe. Will there be crowded bars with Thor and Catwoman dancing side-by-side? Definitely not. 

We love Halloween at the Library because we love make-believe and dressing up (and not just on the 31st, we love doing cosplay all year 'round), so we couldn't just sit idly by and watch All Hallows Eve pass us by.  

We hope you'll join us to celebrate our love for Halloween and our love for Comic Books by participating in our first-ever Halloween ComicFest on Saturday, October 31. Below are the details of the day.

  • We're organizing a Scavenger Hunt to take place in the downtown core. Read our comic book strip-style clues to find your way from location to location. Registration is required - read below for more details. 
  • We have FREE comic books to give to the first 250 people through the door. 
  • There will be a costume contest with a winner from three different age groups: Adults, teens, children. The winner from each category will receive a $25 gift card to Comic Readers!
  • A drawing fundamentals workshop with cartoonist, Eric Dyck! Eric is a cartoonist and art educator living in Lethbridge, AB. Eric writes and draws the non-fiction comic strip, Slaughterhouse Slough. He invites you to come together by creating characters together. Call us at 403-502-8525 to register for this virtual workshop taking place at 2pm on the 31st in our Honor Currie Room. For ages 12 - 19.
  • And a Halloween celebration wouldn't be complete without CANDY!!!! We'll have it. Lots of it.

THANK YOU to the City of Medicine Hat for their support of this event through the Special Cultural Events Assistance Grant! 


Scavenger Hunt: Rules & Regulations

  • To compete in our Halloween ComicFest Scavenger Hunt, please phone ahead and register your team of up to six (6) people. We can be reached at 403-502-8525 during these hours.
  • When visiting the Library on October 31st, please wear your mask. We'll hand free comics to the children/teens in your group and give you your first scavenger hunt clue.
  • After you leave the Library to race around downtown finding clues, your masks can come off but please still respect physical distancing among the teams. 
  • The team who competes the Scavenger Hunt the fastest, after all teams have competed, will win a $50 gift card to Comic Readers
  • There are only 20 timeslots available between 10:15 am and 3:00 pm so call soon to reserve your spot!


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