Saturday, October 1, 2022
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Brown County Library Pop Con™ is back! This family-friendly event (formerly Comic Con®) is for all ages.
- Dress as your favorite superhero or pop-culture character or just hang out with fellow fans!
- Listen to interviews and meet local authors and artists
- Enter the Cosplay Contest (read the guidelines)
- Try out new and favorite board games in our gameplay area, made possible by Gnome Games
- Shop and meet creators in the Artist Alley
Carolyn Paphlam, creator of the Pop Con logo
Robb Mommaerts, creator of the 2022 promotional poster
Featured in 2022:
Lori M. Lee is the author of young adult and middle grade novels. Her book Pahua and the Soul Stealer won the 2022 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature and the 2022 Wisconsin Library Association’s Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award. Her other books include Forest of Souls, Broken Web, Gates of Thread and Stone and more. She’s also a contributor to the anthologies A Thousand Beginnings and Endings and Color Outside the Lines. She considers herself a unicorn aficionado, enjoys marathoning TV shows, and loves to write about magic, manipulation, and family. Website | Instagram
Robb Mommaerts is a cartoonist and illustrator who always hoped that his hobby of doodling bizarre creatures in school notebooks would eventually turn into a career. From his basement dungeon, he’s been hopping between the realms of children’s book illustration, comic books, game art, and character design. He’s recently had the opportunity to illustrate the KLAWDE: Evil Alien Warlord Cat series, written by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth. Before that he has completed eight picture book titles and provided artwork for several top-selling table-top game projects. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife, two kids and a dog. Instagram
Dr. Bryan Carr hosts the podcast Serious Fun, where pop culture and social culture collide! Dr. Carr hosts interviews and discussions with academics, professionals, and fans from across the industry – from video games and comics to sports and music and so much more – to take a critical and comprehensive look at popular culture and our relationship with it. Dr. Carr is an Associate Professor in the department Communication, Information Science, Women’s & Gender Studies at UW-Green Bay. Website (check the Serious Fun archives for episodes recorded at previous BCL events!)
Serious Fun Interview & Podcast Recording Schedule:
10:30 am – Interview with Lori M. Lee
This interactive interview and Q&A with award-winning author Lori M. Lee is not to be missed! Lee, the author of books like Pahua and the Soul Stealer and the Shamanborn series, sits down with Serious Fun host Dr. Bryan Carr for a wide-ranging discussion of her creative inspirations, writing process, the impact and influence of Hmong culture in her work, and so much more! Join us for a discussion of the power and potential of fantasy and science fiction to tell representative and inclusive stories that expand the genre.
12:00 pm – Interview w/ Robb Mommaerts
From tabletop games to picture books, local Robb Mommaerts’ distinctive style has won him fans from all over the world, especially through his work on the Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat series. Dr. Bryan Carr, creator of the Serious Fun podcast and professor at UW – Green Bay, hosts this interactive and informative discussion that offers insight and inspiration for the artist in all of us. Learn about Robb’s creative process, the artistic influences that shaped his work, and more!
1:30 pm – Who is the King of the Monsters?
Dracula! The Wolfman! Frankenstein’s Monster! These are just some of the iconic creatures that strike fear into our hearts and stoke our imaginations, and it’s time to decide, once and for all, who is the greatest of them all. A panel of experts including UW-Green Bay professors Bryan Carr and Zack Kruse will lead a lively discussion of the history and symbolism of some of fiction’s greatest creatures from panel, page, and screen, and you will have the chance to make your case and vote for who you think is the greatest and scariest monster of them all! Feel free to come in costume and do your best monster impression, too!
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