Haverstraw Library's annual comic con!

Godzilla table

Express your fandom at Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library's 2nd annual mini-convention! Celebrate your passion, be it comics, video games, anime and manga, movies and TV series, or book series.

Save the date! KingCon will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Check back here for the latest news.

Enter Our King Con Art Contest!

Are you creative? Enter our King Con Art Contest! Whatever your fandom is; Anime, Comics, TV or movies; your submission is welcomed. Pieces must be brought to the Adult Reference Desk, ready to be hung, no later than July 22nd. No late entries will be accepted. There are 3 categories, Children, Teen, and Adult, and there will be one winner for each category. Come on and show off your artsy side!

Calling Artists, Vendors & Panelists!

We're looking for artists, vendors and panelists for our comic/anime convention on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10 am - 4 pm. If you would like to apply, please fill out the appropriate application below.

Applications must be received by June 30, 2019. Space is limited. Submission of an application does not guarantee a space. Applicants will be notified of space availability as soon as possible but no later than Friday, July 5, 2019.

A table (30" x 72") and chairs will be provided by the library. There is a $5 fee for a table. Cash payments may be made in person. Money orders may be sent by mail to:

Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
RE: King Con
10 W. Ramapo Road
Garnerville, NY 10923

Payments sent by mail must pay to Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library or HKDPL. Please indicate that it is for King Con. Payment must be received by July 19, 2019.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Catherine Campos at (845) 786-3800 ext. 22.

Artist Application
Panel Application
Vendor Application

Your Help is Needed!

We are looking for prize donations for KingCon. If you have new or like new geeky items and/or books; please bring them to the Adult Reference desk at the Main Library. Thank you for your generosity!

Panels & Other Events

All Day Marathon

10 am - 4 pm
For all ages. Enjoy a taste of various cult favorites!
10:30 am - Avatar: The Last Airbender (Y7)
11:15 am - Dragon Ball Z (PG)
11:50 am - Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (1997, PG)
12:40 pm - Teen Titans Go! (PG)
1:25 pm - Dr. Who (2010, PG)
2:10 pm - Howl's Moving Castle (2004, PG)

Candy Sushi Workshop

For all ages. Create (and eat!) your own delicious candy sushi roll.

Celebrating with Pokémon Go

10 am - 4 pm
Pokémon Go trainers! Enjoy 6 hours of lures in celebration of King Con.

Cosplay Contest

For all ages. Come dressed up as your favorite character and enter our cosplay contest! Registration is from 10 am - 2 pm. Winners will be announced at 3 pm. One winner per age group will win fabulous prizes!

Face Painting

11 am - 3 pm
For all ages. Get your face painted with your favorite character or design!

Magic and Games Corner

Hang out with Ben Perez! Learn how to play Magic the Gathering and a variety of other board games.

Modern Speculative Writing

For all ages. Speculative fiction requires using your imagination to create entirely new worlds and it has never been more popular! In this panel, learn from authors in science fiction and fantasy on how to write your own speculative fiction novel. All attendees will leave with the tools to write their own story!

My Game Show Academia

For teens and up. Join the UA students Deku, Todoroki, Bakugo, Ojiro, and Jirou in a game show with your host Aizawa-sensei. There will be multiple fun mini-games that will get the audience involved in the fun, as well as winning some prizes. Get ready to get PLUS ULTRA!!

SFX Basics

For all ages. Special Effects (SFX) is a form of art that combines make up, painting, sculpting, and imagination. There are millions of ways to create a special effects make up! This panel would explain the basics of SFX, from the cheap materials to the expensive all while demonstrating and teaching how to begin as a SFX artist.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

Compete with your favorite character and find out who is the best! Register for the tournament and practice from 10 am - 12:30 pm. The tournament begins at 1 pm. Prizes to be announced. May the best win!

Would you like to practice before the tournament? Borrow the Nintendo Switch console and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video game from the library!

Write Your Name in Japanese

For all ages. Learn katakana then write your name on card stock and take it home! Katakana is an angular writing system used in Japanese primarily for words of foreign origin.

Thank You!

Thank you to Lion Forge Comics, Image Comics, DC Comics, Carla L., Jackie G., Mark Zaino, Rio A. and all the others who have donated swag for our upcoming King Con. Also, thank you to Alyssa Colina for making our latest King Con flyer! Your generosity is appreciated!

KingCon 2018 Photo Gallery

King Con lower level Lower level artist tables LARC Scrawl table How to Draw Anime and Manga workshop Cosplay Makeup 101 Volunteer Hulk
Xiaoyi Xiaoyi Art table Creative Faces with V Stage Combat Demonstration with Christopher Plummer Cosplay Costumes 101 with Jackie Maid on staff
Children's room artist tables At an artist table Switch video game room Tokyo Ghoul Sailor Moon fan Face painted fans

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