Swan Con: Sumter's Comic Arts Festival Dates Announced
Sumter, SC (02/18/2020) — The University of South Carolina Sumter, in conjunction with the Sumter County Cultural Commission, will be hosting Swan Con, Sumter's Comic Arts Festival, on March 6 at USC Sumter and March 7 at Patriot Hall.
This annual two-day free event celebrates comic art by bringing together creators and fans. There is an exciting line-up of guests this year including: Rich Tommaso, Noah Van Sciver, and Rachel Lindsay. A variety of vendors have signed on to feature their sci-fi, comic and collectible wares, as well as a cosplay contest for fans to show their creativity and win awards.
The goal of this event is to bring comic artists to Sumter, SC, to exhibit their work and lecture on their craft. Guest speakers will be talking about their past and current projects. Question and answer sessions will follow each presentation and opportunities to purchase and have works signed will be available. All of the Swan Con activities are free and open to the public.
The schedule of events are as follows:
Friday, March 6, 2020
USC Sumter Arts & Letters Building Lecture Hall (Room 114)
200 Miller Road, Sumter
2:00 - 4:00 PM - Conversations with Comic Creators:
- Rich Tommaso, creator of "Dry County", "Spy Seal", "Dark Corridor", and "She Wolf"; artist on "Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive" and "Black Hammer: Age of Doom"
- Noah Van Sciver, creator of "Fante Bukowski", "Saint Cole" and "One Dirty Tree"; artist on "Johnny Appleseed" and "Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography"
- Rachel Lindsay, Creator of "Rx: A Graphic Memoir" and "Rachel Lives Here Now"
Saturday, March 7, 2020
135 Haynsworth Street, Sumter
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - Doors Open, vendors available all day
10:00 AM - Escape Room opens and runs all day
11:00 AM - Comic Creators Panel: Rich Tommaso, Noah Van Sciver, and Rachel Lindsay
1:00 PM - Movie, 24 Hour Comic (1.5 hours) 3:30 PM - Cosplay Contest, open to all ages. First, second and third place awards will be given.
Visit uscsumter.edu for more information on this event or contact Dr. Andrew Kunka of USC Sumter at 803-938-3718, firstname.lastname@example.org or Melanie Colclough of the Sumter County Cultural Commission at 803-436-2260, email@example.com.
Presented by USC Sumter & the Sumter County Cultural Commission. This program is sponsored by South Carolina Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.