Laker Con

Friday, September 29, 2023
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Allendale Campus

Laker Con

Laker Con is a three-day comics convention held at the Mary Idema Pew Library at GVSU to celebrate comics literacy and the scholarly merits of sequential storytelling (comics books, graphic novels, animation, etc.) as well as exalting the entertainment arts.

Friday (9/29) from 11 am - 6 pm
Saturday (9/30) from 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday (10/1) from 10 am - 2 pm

Event programming will include:
" Panels and Presentations celebrating and exploring comics
" 40+ Artist Market tables with creations and wonderment for sale
" Activities and programs to make zines and comics for kids and adults
" Comics inspired/themed movies and animation
" Portfolio reviews and the business of comics
" Cosplay contest with prizes

This event is FREE and OPEN to current students, alumni, as well as the public at large.

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Location Information

Mary Idema Pew Library and Information Commons - The Grand Atrium

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Contact Information

SIGIL is an illustration group open to all art and non-art majors, including university alumni. SIGIL works to facilitate a creative environment for anyone interested in the field of illustration, with a goal of building confidence in our creative abilities and fostering valuable connections within our student body and the greater art community of Grand Rapids. Connect with everyone in our Discord and follow our Instagram @gvsu_sigil for updates!

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We're here to assist you with any writing project, at any stage of your writing process. The center's well-trained peer consultants can help you to brainstorm ideas, organize content, integrate research, polish a draft, and correctly document sources.

Any graduate or undergraduate GVSU student can make an appointment or drop-in during any of our open hours. Faculty and staff interested in writing consultations for their own work and our other services can email Patrick Johnson, Writing Center Director ([email protected]).

We are here and ready to help students and faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our page to learn more about the services we are offering as well as the safety procedures we are putting in place in order to help protect students, staff, and the wider campus community.

Still have questions? Contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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Hosting Department, Organization, or Business

Student Interest Group for Illustrators, Fred Meijer Center for Writing & Michigan Authors, Department of Visual & Media Arts


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This event was added to the calendar by LakerLink Registered Student Organizations ( on Monday, September 18, 2023 and was last updated on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 5:01 p.m.