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Mid City Micro-Con 2021: Schedule

Celebrating diverse & inclusive comics, creators, & fans


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The Mid City Micro-Con is an annual event organized by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library which celebrates diverse and inclusive comics, creators, and fans. We strive to connect our EBR community to local creators and amplify voices in comics and fandoms to highlight authentic and positive representation and storytelling.


View the recordings from the 4th Annual Mid City Micro-Con on the Mid City Micro-Con YouTube ChannelClick HERE to view the playlist!


Thursday, August 5

Holy Trivia, Batman!: Comic Book Trivia

6:30pm Thursday, August 5, 2021

Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806

  • Holy Trivia, Batman! How much do you know about comic book characters, movies, and tv shows? Put it to test in a friendly competition at your local library! We’ll be doing random comic book trivia with increasing difficulty until we get to a multiverse maddening FINALE! This event will lead into our Mid City Micro-Con on Saturday & Sunday which celebrates diverse creators, characters, fans, & local artists!

Saturday, August 7

12 – 5 pm : Arts & Comics Market 

  • Connect with & support over two dozen local nerdy vendors!

12 - 12:50 pm : Bespoke Cosplay: Programmable LED Headbands

  • Be a maker & expand your cosplay creativity skillset! Ages 12 and UP. Supplies limited to 15
  • View the recording here:

1 - 1:50 pm : Beyond Fandom: Nerdy Businesses 

  • Join us as local nerdy business owners share their experiences & advice for going from fan to entrepreneur!
  • Panelists: Red Stick Reads, Anubis Games & Hobby, Go 4 Games Nola, Lazy Nerds Designs, & Blerd-ish
  • View the recording here:

2 - 2:50 pm : A Deep Dive into the Many Voices of Apphia Yu 

  • You love watching anime, but have you ever wondered about the voices behind your favorite characters? Learn the ins and outs of voicing anime directly from voice actress and director Apphia Yu. Ask all your burning questions in this interactive presentation! 
  • Presenter: Apphia Yu [joining us virtually in the Large Meeting Room]
  • View the recording here:

3 - 3:50 pm : The Blue-Collar Girls' Guide to a Hollywood Writing Career  

  • Ever dreamed of breaking into Hollywood and writing for your favorite shows, movies, and comics? Join the writing team of Desirée Proctor and Erica Harrell as they discuss their own journey from small towns in Florida to working industry writers, and how you can apply what they’ve learned to your own career. Plus, learn more about their new comic book series, Nuclear Power!
  • Presenters: Erica Harrell & Desiree Proctor 
  • View the recording here:

4 - 4:50 pm : Publishing Indie Comics  

  • Looking to independently publish your graphic novel? Join local creators as they share their experiences and advice for publishing indie comics. Questions from the audience are welcome!
  • Panelists: Kevin McQuarn, Antoine GHOST Mitchell, & Jason Reeves [joining us virtually]
  • View the recording here:

Sunday, August 8

2 – 5 pm : Arts & Comics Market 

  • Connect with & support over two dozen local nerdy vendors!

2:30 – 3:30 pm Cosplay Contest & Showcase 

  • Show off you cosplay by entering the Cosplay Contest! Winners will take home prize packs of donations from our Arts & Comics Market vendors!
  • View the highlights here:

3:45 – 4:45 pm Creative Worldbuilding & Black History  

  • In partnership with the Capitol Park Museum & their upcoming exhibit, "The Negro Motorist Green Book", we'll discuss incorporating Black History in visual storytelling through creative worldbuilding. 
  • Panelists: Jacques Nyemb [joining virtually] & Newton Lilavois [joining virtually]
  • Moderator: Rodneyna Hart, Division Director of the Louisiana State Museum
  • View the recording here:

5 – 5:45 pm Cosplay Awards & Recognition 

  • Join us to celebrate & recognize our cosplay community, followed by an awards presentation to our winners!
  • View the highlights here: