Finally a convention comes to the south suburbs. This will be the first year for the MAPLD Fanfest. We hope to attract fans of comics, books, movies, TV, video games and more. Whether you’re a fan, exhibitor, or just curious, come on out - we’ve got you covered!
Comic Con revolution is an annual comic con held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The first annual event is scheduled for June 1st & 2nd, 2019. The hours of the event are 10:00am (9:00a w/ advance ticket purchase) to 7:00pm on Saturday June 1st and 11:00am (10:00a w/ advance ticket purchase) to 5:00pm on Sunday June 2nd. Attendees can expect a full exhibit hall with over 200 exhibitors including comic creators (over 125 creators in Artist Alley), new comic dealers, vintage comic dealers, Comic publishers, toy & collectibles vendors, crafts, costumes, clothing, cosplayers, fan groups, media stars and more.
Planet Funk Con 2019 is the Quad Cities premiere comics, art, and entertainment convention. This year is going to be even bigger and better with 90+ vendors, artists, guests, video games, board games, laser tag, bowling, escape rooms, after parties, tournaments, and more! Don't miss out on this awesome convention!
Comicopolis is a one day show for people who love comic books, science fiction, steampunk, and pop culture. This year, the show date is Saturday, July 27, 2019. The fest is held at the White Oak Library District’s Lockport Branch at 121 E. 8th Street, Lockport IL and is presented by the Library in partnership with Amazing Fantasy Books and Comics and the City of Lockport’s Summer Art Series. Meet 70+ comic and fantasy artists and vendors, buy unique artwork and crafts, enter a costume contest for cash prizes, cosplay, strike a pose in our photo booth, test your skills in online gaming. First 500 attendees get a swag bag. Meet the artists at discussion panels, sit in on a make-up demo, and hear presentations about fandoms, video games, and comic books. Admission and all activities are FREE. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Spotlight Exhibition: March of Miniatures
March 14, 2019 | 4-6 pm
March of Miniatures showcases work from Columbia College Chicago current student and graduated alumni artists. All work featured is 8" x 8" x 8" or smaller and varies in medium. Curated by ShopColumbia staff.
Exhibition runs March 1, 2019 - March 29, 2019 and can be viewed during regular Shop hours. All works are available for purchase.
The Illustration Student Group is proud to present Art Harvest!
Art Harvest will be the first ever convention hosted by ISG, and we have selected 33 of our talented illustrators to sell their work. They will be selling prints, stickers, zines, comics, buttons, and so much more!
In addition to our artists we will have activities for the whole family to enjoy! There will be live portrait drawings, a kid's coloring booth, as well as live music played by Columbia musicians and bands. We will also be selling baked goods, with gluten free and vegan options.
We hope to see you there, bring your family, friends, neighbors, and everyone else you know to support our artists and have a fun afternoon!
Poster design by Lily Cozzens
Join the Library and the Aesthetics of Research for a celebration of all things women in horror—from helpless to heroic, stereotype to archetype. As part of our fall semester focus topic, this 1st Floor exhibit features work from the Columbia College Chicago and city's artist communities. Related programming includes artist panels, workshops, screenings, and more during the month of October.