Eielson AFB Comic Con

Celebrating Pop Culture!

Saturday, April 6 • 12-4pm

Gather your clans, step into your super suit, or gear up and come to the Eielson AFB Comic Con! Spawn into the Eielson City Center and explore two floors filled with activities, card tournaments, virtual reality demos, crafts, and more! Visit an array of vendors and pop culture exhibitors.

Games, crafts, Mario Kart Racing, a Warhammer 40K Tournament, and a Super Smash Bros. Tournament will be held in the Community Center. Enter our Cosplay Contest for an opportunity to showcase your creative skills based on custom design and craftsmanship.

The Library will host special guest authors, Magic the Gathering and Pokémon Tournaments, as well as an Art Contest for all ages, LEGO Build Offs, and a Virtual Reality demo.

Grab a free swag bag, while supplies last. This event is only open to DOD ID card holders and authorized guests. For more information, please call 377-2642.

*Please note the Eielson Library, Arts & Crafts, Raven's Nest, and Community Center will be closed for regular business on this day in support of Comic Con.

Sponsored in part by:

NO FEDERAL ENDORSEMENT INTENDED.

Volunteers Wanted

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 377-2642 Tues-Sat. 11am-6pm. 

Schedule

TIME EVENT LOCATION
12pm Doors Open Arts & Crafts
12:30pm Pokémon Tournament Library
Lego Build Off Library
Smash Bros. Tournament Community Center
Warhammer 40K ‘Combat Patrol’ Tournament Music Room
1pm Artist Panel: C.C. Milton Library
MTG Tournament Library
1:30pm Lego Build Off Library
2pm Artist Panel: Author S. Higgins Library
2:30pm Lego Build Off Library
3pm Cosplay Contest Check In FCC Conference Room
3:30pm Art Contest Voting Ends Library
Cosplay Contest Community Center
4pm All Winners Announced Community Center

Time to suit up, heroes and villains!
Ensure your cosplay is on point and get ready for an epic day of fandom fun! 

Cosplay Contest

  • Open to all ages.
  • Costumes must be family friendly.
  • Costumes may include store bought elements, but the focus must be on custom and/or handmade design. 
  • Entrants must attend the pre-screening at 3pm in the FCC Conference Room during Comic Con.
  • Only the top 10 individual entrants and up to 5 groups, based on pre-screening, will be allowed to enter the stage for final contest at 3:30pm.

PRIZE CATEGORIES

Best in Show 
Best Craftsmanship 
Group Cosplay

SCHEDULE

3pm   Check in at the FCC Conference Room 
3:30pm  Cosplay Competition Begins

Art Contest

Calling all artists! Join our Comic Con Art Contest and showcase your creativity to the world! Whether you're young or young at heart, this contest is open to artists of all ages. With three exciting prize categories – Youth, Teen, and Adult – there's a chance for everyone to shine!

Submit your masterpiece to the library front desk by April 5 at 5:30pm to be part of the excitement. Whether you're wielding a pencil, brush, or digital stylus, your creation must be family-friendly and ready to stand tall on display.

With just one entry allowed per person, make it count! Your artwork should be no larger than 11" x 14" but big enough to make a statement. So, dust off your easels and let your art take center stage at our Comic Con Art Contest!

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Magic the Gathering Tournament 

  • Preregister below. Space is limited.
  • Indicate your experience level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. Pods will be assigned accordingly.
  • All entrants will receive a draft set (3 packs) of Magic Cards.
  • We will have four draft pods based on the experience of registered players.
  • 4 x 4-person draft pods.
  • Pods created based on experience.
  • Each pod will have a winner.
  • Winners of each pod will receive additional draft sets, a unique Eielson AFB Magic Card, and a plaque touting your dominance of the field of battle.
register here

SCHEDULE

12pm   Registration check in and trade period.
12:45pm   Preregistration check in closes. Walk-Ins will be used to fill in open seats.
1pm   Play begins.

Pokémon Tournament 

  • Preregister below. Space is limited.
  • Open to all ages.
  • The first 18 that preregister and check in on the day of the event will receive a Pokémon Mini Tin.
  • We will utilize a 4x4 person Battle Station.
  • First place winner will receive a Pokémon Trading Card Game Classic Box.
  • Runner up will receive an Elite Trainer Box.
register here

SCHEDULE

12pm   Registration check in and trade period.
12:20pm   Preregistration check in closes. Walk-Ins will be used to fill in open seats.
12:30pm   Play begins.

Warhammer 40K ‘Combat Patrol’ Tournament

  • Preregister below. Space is limited to 16 participants.
  • Open to all ages.
  • All players must bring their own Game Pieces (aka “Team/Faction”).
  • Team/Factions must consist only of models found in a 'Combat Patrol’ boxed set as sold by Games Workshop. (This is a Standard Team of units preset by the Game Rules). All models must be assembled and ready to play prior to the start of the Tournament (painting and decorations not required but are encouraged).
  • All other game materials will be provided by Pheonix Fyre Games (aka Host) to include Dice, Playmats, Terrain Pieces and any other items needed for Game Play.
register here

Note: Host will have enough “Loaner Armies" to provided Teams/ Factions for up to 5 Walk-On Players. (ie. Players who wish to register for any unclaimed Slots on the day of the event but that do not have Teams of their own). 

SCHEDULE

12:45pm   Check in for Players
1pm   Assign Pairings
Play Round 1 - Assign 1 Point to each Match winner via In-Game Scoring.
2:30pm    Assign New Pairings
Play Round 2 - Assign 1 Point to each Match winner via In-Game Scoring.
5pm   Assign New Pairings
Play Round 3 - Assign 1 Point to each Match winner via In-Game Scoring.
5:30pm   Tournament Ends
Rank players according to Number of Matches Won.
Players with the same number of Wins will be further ranked according to the Total In-Game Points Scored.

Stephanie Higgins, Guest Author

Stephanie Higgins has been writing since elementary school. In college, she became more serious about it, taking creative writing classes and crafting short stories. She left her English literature major behind to join her military husband in living around the world. Stephanie has held leadership positions in women’s ministry and in military spouse groups. She began the Favored series with no idea that the twins she featured in the first novel would soon become part of her own story. 

Stephanie has three published books: Favored, Foretold, and The Forgotten Land. Packed with adventure, romance, and magic, the Favored Series is sure to excite young adult fantasy readers of all ages. She is currently working on a new novel inspired by her time living in Alaska.

C. C. Milton, Guest Author

Born in Fairbanks Alaska in 1983, C.C. Milton always had a vivid imagination. Schools back then use to talk about Greek legends and myths, and they always inspired him. As he grew, he always loved writing short stories in class. 

C.C. Milton has been married for 16 years and has 3 amazing children. He is currently a custodian at Ryan Middle School, a guest speaking in the English classes, and runs the Creative Writing Club.

LEGO Build Offs

Get ready to unleash your inner architect and join us for an epic LEGO Build Off at the Library! Come showcase your building skill. No pre-registration required. Open to all ages. Build offs will begin at 12:30pm, 1:30pm, & 2:30pm.

Each build off will consist of 5, 5-minute rounds. The winner of each 5-minute round will receive a small prize. All materials provided. 

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