FerryCon is our all day, yearly “Comic Con” style flagship event for all ages that takes place one Saturday every Spring. Spring of 2019 saw the very first FerryCon, which included over 400 participants visiting the library for fun-filled events including artists alley, classes, panels, and contests that revolved around comic books, graphic novels, super heroes, and more!!!
Due to the COVID pandemic, we were forced to cancel our April 2020 show, but we returned on April 24th, 2021 for a very successful *virtual FerryCon 2021. You can watch all the 2021 events HERE (note there is a corresponding clickable timestamp link for each event in the video description).
Featured FerryCons exhibitors and panelists have included: Author William Boyle (Gravesend, City of Margins), Author & Illustrator Blue Delliquanti (O Human Star, Meal), Author & Illustrator Jerry Craft (New Kid, Class Act), Author Alex Segura (Archie Comics), Artist Michael Grassia (Plunger Pup, The Wiz), Toy Store Guide, Hunting Nostalgia, Writer & Illustrator A.K. Lovelace (City of Walls), Artist Colleen Deery (Ulster Cultural Institute, Homecoming: Irish Landscapes, QPL mural), Artist Dave Fox (Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Topps, Star Wars), Writer/Artist Rebecca Pitts (New York Times for Kids, Teen Vogue, & Highlights Magazine), The Empire Saber Guild, Sentri The Mad Collector, O.G. Geek, What’s Poppin, Karen Falk (Archives Director – The Jim Henson Company, author Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal), Craig Shemin (President of The Jim Henson Legacy, author The Muppet Character Encyclopedia), Deadpool Bob Ross, Creative Editor/Colorist Selah Douglas (The Dimensionals), Illustrator Paige Monte (Noodles’ & Albie’s Mermaid Parade), The Artful Event (Professional Face & Body Painter), Red Stylo Media, Writer Shaun Noel (City of Walls), Artist & Instructor Antonio Mastria, Graphic Designer Kevin Kaminsky (Half Artist), Writer Mina Elwell (Infernoct, Hellicious), Illustrator Daniel Flynn, Writer/Illustrator Kristen Gudsnuk (Making Friends, Henchgirl), Composer/Director Jordan Cooper (Tim Warner: A Life in the Clouds), Writer/Illustrator Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Supergirl), Illustrator Brian Kong (Marvel, DC, TOPPS), and Writer/Director Anthony Moretta (Travels).
We look to return LIVE IN PERSON once again on Saturday, April 30th, 2022 – so save the date! For any questions or to take part in FerryCon 2022 (please provide name/social media handle, a short bio, a headshot pic, and link to your work), email our FerryCon Chair TDeery@wlsmail.org.