Astronaut Dr. Stanley Love will be BrazCon's keynote speaker.

Brazoria County to have first BrazCon Teen Comic Convention, Geek-Fest

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Astronaut Dr. Stanley Love will be BrazCon's keynote speaker.

Astronaut Dr. Stanley Love will be BrazCon’s keynote speaker.

Brazoria County is having its first Teen Comic Con and Geek-fest hosted by the Brazoria County Library System and Communities in Schools of Brazoria County Alvin ISD, Pearland ISD, Angleton ISD and Brazosport ISD.

BrazCon Teen Comic Convention & Geek-Fest will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rodeo Palms Junior High School at 10 Desert Palms in Manvel.

BrazCon is a celebration of graphic novels, comics, manga, and popular fiction/film. Activities are based on Marvel, DC, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Dr. Who, Percy Jackson, Star Trek and more.

This is a family friendly free event for kids ages 12-18.

NASA Astronaut Dr. Stanley Love will be the Keynote Speaker opening the event with his presentation “Why Flying to Mars is Hard.”

Dr. Love will also host a crew video featuring astronauts living and working in space and will include a Question and Answer session. Following the two presentations he will be available to meet with the kids attending BrazCon.

With over 306 hours logged in space flight, Dr. Love will be sharing his first hand experiences living in space, working at NASA and discussing the many opportunities to be found with an education in the sciences.

Mark Kistler, the Emmy winning star of PBS’ “The Secret City,” “Draw Squad,” “Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station,” and a published author, will be presenting a drawing workshop for kids at the event.

Other activities will include costume contests and costume play skits, student art display, button design contest, anime screenings, food vendors, comic vendors and more.

Costumes are encouraged at BrazCon but not required. Prop weapons will not be allowed.

All participants will need a ticket either printed on paper or as a barcode on their mobile phones. If anyone forgets his/her ticket, they will have to register at the door.

To get free tickets, go to www.brazcon.org.

For more information, contact the County Library at 979-864-1505.

Story by Karolyn Gephart

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