Let’s Kick off Summer with the ACG Expo!

Arroooo! Helloooooo summer! I thought the snow would never stop!

And what better way to kick off this hot, hot season than with a cool, cool comicon? The Round Lake Area Library is hosting the Art, Comics, and Games (ACG) Expo this Saturday, June 8, from 10 am to 4 pm.

According to Cheryl Clark, the library’s Administration Services Assistant, Round Lake’s own Brass City Games will host a Magic the Gathering tutorial and various MTG-related activities, and maybe even a tournament. Gamers HQ of Grayslake will host all-day open gaming at their booth. The library will also hold a raffle with a variety of themed baskets. There will be a movie basket, a manga/anima basket, a game basket, and a special basket just for kiddos. At around 3 pm there will also be a cosplay contest for both adults and kids!

And of course who could forget the brilliant guest artists in attendance, among them our very own Team Ash. Ashley Witter and Ash Maczko will be in Artist’s Alley, signing books and games for attendees. They will have artwork prints, comics, and games for sale, as well as demos of Squarriors: The Card Game. If you think squirrels are just harmless balls of floof obsessed with burying their nuts, you haven’t experienced the awesomeness of Squarriors!

So come on out to the Round Lake Area Library, located on Hart Road in Round Lake, Illinois. Games, goodies, and a chance to show off your mad cosplay skills await!

—Dawn Napier

Dawn Napier