King Con 2018

Haverstraw Library's first annual comic con!

Artist painting a watercolor

Calling All Artists!

Are you a fan of comics, anime, video games and other fandoms? Show off your creativity at our first annual King Con Art Show this August. Submit your ready-to-hang painting, drawing, or photograph at the Adult Reference Desk at the Main Library with your name, title of the piece (if any), medium, and contact info attached to your art work by Friday, July 27. Maximum 2 art pieces per person.

Please also indicate if you would like your information to be published in the King Con Art Show brochure. For more information, please call 786-3800 ext. 18 or 19.

Comic books

Panels & Workshops

Cosplay Costumes and Makeup 101

Learn where to get your own cosplay costumes and how to make a cape and various props. Then learn how to put it all together with makeup with Maria Atubiga!

Getting Published for the First Time

Presented by local author JG Faherty. Learn the strategies for getting published, including how to prepare a cover letter, how to prepare the manuscript, and how to find markets for specific types of work.

How to Draw Anime & Manga

Learn how to draw anime and manga style face, eyes and hair on chibi (short) and kawaii (cute) figures.

Stage Combat Demonstration

Presented by Christopher Plummer, a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. Watch a demonstration of various sword play techniques which you can use to improve your Cosplay technique.

Tea Time with Grell Sutcliff

Spend some time with Grell Sutcliff in this fun-filled session of Q&A, mini-games, and prizes!

Tokyo Ghoul

Join our two hosts in a fun-filled, interactive game of Q&A, truth or dare and mini-games where audience members may win some cool prizes!

Fans in costume

Other Special Events

Celebrating with Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go Trainers! Enjoy 6 hours of lures in celebration of KingCon from 10 am - 4 pm.

Cosplay Contest

Come dressed up as your favorite character and enter our cosplay contest! Registration is from 10 am - 2:30 pm. Voting will take place 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm and winners will be announced at 3:30 pm. One winner per age group will win fabulous prizes! Note: Real or replica firearms are not permitted. Please see our costume and prop policy for more information.

Maid Café

Maid cafés are a popular type of Japanese cosplay restaurant where waitresses dress as maids. Come and indulge in a variety of sandwiches, scones, cakes, and other fancies and enjoy a unique experience that's hard to find anywhere else!

Movie Marathon

Enjoy a taste of some cult favorites:
10 am - "My Neighbor Totoro" G, 100 mins.
11:30 am - "Superman" PG, 143 mins.
2 pm - "Sailor Moon" G, 60 mins.
3 pm - "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" PG, 60 mins.

Table Top Gaming

Relax and play various table top games of your choice with friends or other players!

Video Game Room

Compete and play with friends on your choice of games on the XBox One, PS4 or Switch console.

Costume and Prop Policy

Absolutely no real or replica firearms will be permitted. Other prop policies are listed below. If you have a question or are unsure about your prop, please fill out this form or drop by the Main Library's Adult Reference Desk and speak to Catherine Campos.

Costume and Prop Policies

⋄ No metal or "real" weapons; example: swords (regardless or sheath), hammers, bats, etc.
⋄ No explosives or fireworks
⋄ No fighting or sparring with prop weapons
⋄ No rollerblades or skateboards indoors
⋄ No deliberately offensive costumes permitted; PG costumes only
⋄ Take caution and bring a handler when in large costumes; Do not block hallways or walkways for photos or otherwise
⋄ No solicitation or signs (i.e. "Hugs for $1")

Use your own judgement - when in doubt, leave it at home!

Reach Out to Us At:

Main Library

  • 10 West Ramapo Road
  • Garnerville, NY 10923
  • Telephone: (845) 786-3800
  • Fax: (845) 786-3791

Village Branch

  • 85 Main Street
  • Haverstraw, NY 10927
  • Telephone: (845) 429-3445
  • Fax: (845) 429-7313