What better way to get kids interested and excited about reading than through comic books? The Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe) will host the Kids’ Comic Con on Saturday, July 23rd.

This comic event, will not only improve literacy development and literacy skills in children, but will also create a love of language and books. We want kids to view reading as an interactive, family activity, which everyone can enjoy.

Kids’ Comic Con takes place from 9:30am to 4:00pm and here is the schedule of activities:

  • 9:30am – SABIC Heroes and Villians Science Show
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm – 501st Bloodfin Legion Appearance
  • 10:00am – 3:00pm – Indiana Ghostbusters: Jasper District Appearance
  • 12:00pm – Cosplay Contest – Categories: Scariest, Best Superhero, Most Original, Best Family Costume & Best Movie, TV or Game Character
  • 2:30pm – Storytime with Fairy Dust Entertainment

There will be performances that feature live, exotic wildlife from all over the world. The audience will have the chance to interact with the animals through “hands-on” volunteering, question & answer and crowd participation activities. All are guaranteed an up-close and personal experience.

There will be all day activities with Blick Art Materials and the Secret Headquarters, and attendees will meet real life superheroes from Soldier Dogs for Independence and the Evansville Fire Department.

Kids’ Comic Con activities are included with regular admission, $8 dollars per person, or if you are a cMoe member, admission is free.For additional information, please visit www.cmoekids.org or call (812) 464-cMoe (2663).