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Tazewell County Public Library to host comic con Saturday, June 2nd

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If recent movie releases have given you superhero fever, Tazewell County has the remedy. The Tazewell County Public Library is hosting a comic book convention Saturday, June 2nd from 10 AM to 4 PM. The convention, in its fifth year, was inspired by larger conventions in San Diego and New York. 

The main event of the convention is a costume contest open to all ages. Convention organizer and librarian Chris Wilkes said no matter your costume, everyone is welcome to participate. 

In addition to the costume contest, workshops are also available. One artist from Bristol, specializing in animal-themed superhero drawings, will be doing demonstrations at the event. In addition, other events that specialize in comic book writing and in live role playing will also be available. 

A part of the event is devoted to kids, and a ninja course is set up in the library. Librarian Lisa Tyson noted that comic books were important, not just because of the fun of the books and the culture, but because they can influence kids to read. "Kids that are read aloud to are going to be readers, and there's actually research that shows that if kids read comic books, its going to really help develop their literacy skills".

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