University library hosting third annual comics festival Thursday

The University Library of Columbus is hosting its third annual comics convention Thursday.

The event will include local artists and authors, comics and book stores, filmmakers and vendors including jeweler and board games.

Librarian Abby Hillyard explains.

There will be a panel discussion with filmmaker Mark Bessenger with the theme of “The Future Is Fantasy.” That runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Summerville Room.

Hillyard explains that there are a lot of people locally with an interest in comics..

Hillyard explains the cultural change from her childhood, where comic books and fantasy are suddenly hugely popular.

The Comic Con is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library in the Columbus Learning Center and it is free to attend.