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Library Triples the Action: Three Comic Cons, Same Day

Cosplay Contests, Demos, Music and More May 5, Free Comic Book Day


JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 26, 2018 – To celebrate Free Comic Book Day, May 5, Jacksonville Public Library will hold three exciting comic con events. The Beaches Branch Library will hold its sixth annual comic con, and the South Mandarin Branch Library and Highlands Regional Library each will host its first comic con. Get more details about all three comic con events at

Activities will include performers, games, vendors, costume contests and more! Special guest City Council Member Tommy Hazouri will help judge the costume contest at the South Mandarin Branch Library. City Council Member Reginald Gaffney will participate in the Highlands Regional Library event.



WHEN:          Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


WHERE:        Beaches Branch Library

                     600 3rd St., Neptune Beach – 32266

                     (904) 241-1141


11:30 a.m. – Fletcher High School band performance

Noon – Last Council Saber Academy demo

12:30 p.m. – Fred and Elle Cosplay panel

1 p.m. – Presentation by Al Letson

2 p.m. – Costume contest parade 


More fun – Noise Complaint dance performance, Ghostbusters, Special Effects by Jay Woodley, DJ Mario Lambert, and story time and crafts.




WHEN:          Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


WHERE:        South Mandarin Branch Library

                     12125 San Jose Blvd. – 32223

                     (904) 288-6385


11:30 a.m. – Cosplay workshop with Hellgirl cosplay

12:30 p.m. – Drawing and board games

2 p.m. – Costume contest with Councilman Hazouri as a judge

At the top of each hour – story time and crafts


More fun – Historical European Martial Arts demonstrations by Bold City Longsword and Rocco’s Pizzeria food truck.




WHEN:          Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


WHERE:        Highlands Regional Library

                     1826 Dunn Ave. – 32218

                     (904) 757-7702


Face painting, a costume contest, food and more. Highlands’ attendees will receive a free comic book courtesy of Coliseum of Comics

These programs are free and open to the public. The Jacksonville Public Library is committed to making its programs accessible to all persons. If you need special accommodations, please ask for the Special Needs Library at (904) 630-2665 or email

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

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