By Karolyn Gephart
Tickets are going fast for the 2020 BrazCon, Brazoria County’s Teen Comic Convention planned for Saturday, February 15 from 9 am to 4 pm at Manvel High School at 19601 Hwy. 6 in Manvel.
A BrazCon ticket is needed to attend and space and tickets are limited. Free tickets are available at Eventbrite.com.
The events are planned for kids ages 10 to 18 but all are welcome.
Sessions and activities are based on comic books, graphic novels, manga, anime, Harry Potter, Star Wars and more.
Featured guest for 2020 is author April Henry. Her books include Run, Hide, Fight Back; The Lonely Dead, Count All Her Bones and Girl Stolen. Henry’s program is sponsored by the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.
Daman Mills’ Voice Acting Workshop will be at BrazCon at noon. Mills is a voice actor based in Dallas and has been the voice behind a variety of anime and video games.
Star Wars Science will be presented at the event by Mark Shepherd, an educator with 25 years of experience working with students of all ages. His workshop will explore the science of outer space and Star Wars.
A K-Pop DJ party with DJ Jefferey and sing along will be held and will include J-Pop, anime tunes and current radio hits. Artists include BTS, ITZY, Twice, BlackPink, GOT7 and more.
Magician John O’Bryant will have two programs, John O’Bryant Live: Magic and Illusion and The Magic Safe for kids ages 10 and older. Kids who want to learn more about illusion will watch as O’Bryant cracks the code to release some of the secrets of magic.
Live music will be performed by wizard band, Percy and the Prefects. They will perform at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm in the cafeteria. All of their songs are based on the Harry Potter books.
Other events include cosplay contest, lightsaber workshops, gaming, Dagorath LARP, and special appearances by the 501st and Rebel Legion.
BrazCon is sponsored by Brazoria County Library System, Alvin ISD and Communities in Schools-Texas Joint Venture.
For more information, go to www.bcls.lib.tx.us/BrazCon.