VIRTUAL CRRL-CON: MAY 7, 2022
Don’t miss our 8th annual CRRL-Con, online edition! Join us on May 7 for live, virtual programs. Be sure to check out our Vendor Hall, highlighting some of our local vendors. May the force be with you!
Throughout May, visit this page for a variety of Marvel-ous activities, games, tutorials, and more to entertain fans of all ages.
LIVE Presenters at CRRL-Con on May 7 Starting at 11am!
So You Got a Comic, Now What? with Chris Barcomb, 11-12pm
Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/xio-afbi-wuq
or join by phone (US) +1 484-402-7212 PIN: 540 880 285#
Writing Fantasy, Writing Self: Incorporating the Autobiographical into the Fantastic with Dr. Warren Rochelle, 12:30-1:30pm
Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/bdu-xuza-iga
or join by phone (US) +1 503-908-2224 PIN: 417 947 019#
Vampires 101 with Jen Furlong, 2-3pm
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or join by phone (US) +1 361-459-2467 PIN: 198 590 592#
Pop Culture Trivia: Science Fiction, 3:15-4pm
Join with Google Meet at meet.google.com/xyt-pjtf-iau
or join by phone (US) +1 929-238-0676 PIN: 384 548 813#
AIKIDO - The Effective Martial Art of Peace, Live Q&A and Demo, 1-1:30pm
Join via Google Meet: meet.google.com/odc-rgjs-ohf
Teachers and advanced students of Aikido will lead a demonstration of Aikido, the traditional yet non-violent Japanese martial art.
Self-defense techniques will be shown that emphasize peaceful conflict resolution. Enjoy the woosh and click clack of the wooden sword and staff in addition to empty handed-techniques that can foster self-confidence, stress reduction, and cooperation.
You can watch or you can take advantage of this opportunity and try a few stances and moves at home.
Presented by Aikido in Fredericksburg, a non-profit educational organization.
CRRL-Con Vendor Hall
Art Exhibit at Salem Church Branch: May 2 - 28
Visit the Salem Church Branch to see unique and fantastic comic artwork by local artists.
Virtual Fan Contest
We want to see what fandoms inspire you! You can submit either a short fanfiction story, a piece of fanart or a fandom DIY project, or a cosplay.
Winners will be selected from each category and notified via email. All submissions should be appropriate for all ages so that we can feature it on our CRRL-Con page.
Entries must be submitted by May 25, 2022.
May the Force Be With You
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