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Church welcomes community to comic book event this month

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Partnering with comic Louis Small Jr., Ascension Lutheran Church will once again venture into a community outreach opportunity in the form of a mini-comicon.

Hours are Friday, March 29, from 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, March 31, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The church is located at 2512 Nash St. N.

Expect vendor displays, local artists and writers with their wares on display and for sale, and free comic books provided by sponsors. There will also be a lounge for creative conversations and a place to highlight anime/manga art in various classroom.

In addition, there will be a raffle for various Geek-related items, the opportunity for cosplay (dressing up as your favorite genre character) with a grand finale contest and various discussions and/or panels including several “how-to-draw” events led by Small.

Special guest Hector Miray with Faith and Fandom will be available for Saturday’s event. Miray is the author of six devotional books giving biblical and theological takes on comics, movies and gaming.

On Saturday, author and biological scientist Andy Walsh is expected to be available to sign his book, “Faith Across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science.”

On Sunday morning, there will be a special worship service themed to comics/science fiction utilizing the images, language and metaphors common to these many multi-verses in order to recognize and give thanks for the very gift of the creativity behind everything shared.

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