Love all things fantasy, sci-fi or anime, but couldn't make it to San Diego's official Comic-Con this year? Menlo Park will offer its own Comic Con on Saturday, Oct. 15, with manga drawing classes, comic book trading, live music, animation screenings, seminars and cosplay. The event will run from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Menlo Park Library at 800 Alma St.
Throughout the event, there will be animation screenings and comic-related crafts, an area for artists and vendors to sell art and books, and comic book trading.
• 3 p.m.: Live music from "The Cantina Band," including songs from movies and video games. Musicians are Travis W. Hendrix, Annie Cilley, Kalei Yamanoha and Juliana Frick.
• 4 p.m. : "Women in Comics," a seminar by Anna Cebrian, founder & CEO of Illusive Comics & Games, Isle of Gamers, and Illogical Associates Publishing.
• 5 p.m.: "The Music of J.R.R. Tolkien," performed by Margaret Davis and Kristoph Klover.
• 5 p.m.: Manga drawing workshop for youth 10-18 years old. Two-hour class presented by Karen Luk, whose art has been exhibited at the Cartoon Art Museum and Google. Participation limited to 30. Wristbands distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
• 6 p.m.: "How to Get Your Comics Published," a seminar by Anna Cebrian.
Costumes are encouraged.
Go to the Menlo Park calendar for more information.