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Santa Clara City Library Comic Con 10.13.18 Central Park Library

Activities, Crafts & Panels

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First Floor Panels (Margie Edinger Room)

Entrance to panels will be through the children's area doors to the Margie Edinger Room. The room will be cleared at 2:15 after Inside Visual Effects with Webster Colcord. 

  • 10:30 am. Great Graphic Novels for Kids, Teens, and Adults
    Librarians Jack Baur and Kelly Quinn Chiu shine a spotlight on their favorite graphic novels, comics, and manga for kids, teens, and adults. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION SLIDES

  • 11:30 am. Meet the Authors! Ru Xu in Conversation with Nidhi Chanani
    Join graphic novelists Ru Xu (NewsPrints) and Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina) for a conversation about their art, inspiration, and writing comics for kids and teens.

  • 12:30 pm. Walt Disney Family Museum: Writing for Comics 
    Join the Walt Disney Family Museum Studio Team as they discuss different tips and techniques for writing comics such as script layout, thumbnails, story structure, and how to you convey your visual ideas when you don’t yet have the visuals.

  • 1:30 pm. Inside Visual Effects with Webster Colcord
    Animator and visual effects artist Webster Colcord takes us behind-the-scenes of animation and visual effects projects that he has worked on for studios such as Fox, Disney, DreamWorks, and Nickelodeon.
    Please note: The room will be cleared after this panel.

  • 2:30 pm. Behind the Scenes of Star Wars Resistance
    Join Joel Aron (Director of Cinematography) and Keith Kellogg (Animation Supervisor) for a look at the making of Lucasfilm's newest Star Wars series and a peek at what's to come this season! Please note: This panel requires a wristband for entrance.

  • 3:30 pm. Star Wars Resistance Screening
    A sneak peek at episode 3 of Star Wars Resistance. Please note: This panel requires a wristband for entrance.
Second Floor Panels (Central Studio, 2nd Floor):
  • 10:30 am. Quick Draw!
    The fastest pens in the West! Artists Steph Dere, PMBQ, & Twenty Pixels take requests from the audience and create quick cartoon art right before your eyes in this fast and funny panel.

  • 11:30 am. Gaming Miniatures Painting Demo with Game Kastle
    Join miniatures gamer and artist Seth Amsden (@HobbySensei) for a painting demo and watch him bring to life some miniatures for gaming and dioramas.

  • 12:30 pm. Cosplay 101 with HCC Cosplay
    Want to cosplay but don’t know where to start? Join the award-winning ladies of HCC Cosplay and learn about the basics of cosplay.

  • 1:30 pm. Draw with Ru Xu
    Learn tips and tricks of drawing your own comics with the author of Scholastic’s NewsPrints

  • 2:30 pm Ru Xu Signing
    Meet Ru Xu and get your copy of NewsPrints signed by the creator. Books will be available for purchase at the signing.

Bookmobile Drawing Demos (Central Park, rear of library):

  • 11:00 am. Draw with Genevieve Santos
    Learn to draw with Genevieve Santos, illustrator of the Daisy Dreamer series and Santa Clara City Library’s very own bookmobile.

  • 11:30 am. Genevieve Santos Signing
    Meet Genevieve Santos and get your copy of Daisy Dreamer signed by the illustrator. Books will be available for purchase at the signing.

  • 12:30 pm. Draw with PMBQ
    Learn how to draw adorable pandas, hedgehogs, and other cute creations with Mai from PMBQ.

  • 1:30 pm. Draw with Ben Costa & James Parks
    Learn tips and tricks of creating your own comics with the illustrator and writer of the graphic novel series Rickety Stitch.

  • 2:30 pm. Talk Like a Pirate with Captain Jack Sparrow
    Arrrrrrre you landlubbers ready to learn how a real gentleman of fortune give orders to his scurvy crew? Join Captain Jack and get a lesson in pirate talk, deck swabbing, and walking the plank!

Signings & Autographs:

11:30 am. Kaitlyn Dias, voice of Riley in Pixar’s Inside Out           
Arielle’s Reading Corner

11:30 am. Genevieve Santos, illustrator of Daisy Dreamer
Bookmobile, Central Park

12:30 pm. Nidhi Chanani, author of Pashmina
Arielle’s Reading Corner

2:30 pm. Ru Xu, author of NewsPrints
Central Studio

4:00 pm. Keith Kellogg and Joel Aron, Star Wars Resistance
Arielle’s Reading Corner - Please note: This signing requires a wristband for entrance.

All items listed on this page are subject to change.


Activities (See Guide for Locations):

Character Photos (Library Cafe, 1st Floor):

11:00 am. 501st Legion of Stormtroopers
11:30 am. R2-D2
12:00 pm. Moana and Maui
12:30 pm. Team Sunrise
1:00 pm. Star Wars Rebel Legion
1:30 pm. Cosplay
2:00  pm. Star Wars Mandalorian Mercs
2:30 pm.  Cosplay With Pride

Character Storytimes (Preschool Pavilion/Picture Books, 1st Floor):

11:00 am. Storytime with Moana & Maui
12:00 pm. Storytime with Rey
2:00 pm. Storytime with Darth Vader
3:00 pm. Thorytime with Thor

Food (Library Parking Lot, Cafe & Parkside)

  • Chutney Mary's
  • Sarah's Latin Taste
  • Library Cafe
  • KettleKorn & Lemonade Stand


All items listed on this page are subject to change.



 Pool noodle light sabers Comic Wine Bottles

 Pool Noodle Light Sabers

 Comic Wine Bottles

 Light Up Bowtie Comic Buttons

 Light Up Bowtie


 Chewie R2 paper bags Comic Outlet Covers

 Paper Bag Chewie & R2

 Outlet Cover

 Paper Ears Pop Sockets

 Headband Ears

 Pop Sockets

 Pop Up Comic Book Paper Plate Shields

 Pop Up Comic Book

Captain America Shield


Poké Ball



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