Special to Iredell Free News

Get ready to strut your superhero stuff and live out your dreams as your favorite character this summer at the MoTown Con on August 21.

The Mooresville Public Library will partner with Luna Nera Creations, a local cosplay group, to create a comic-con event for all ages. The event will feature photo opportunities with the green screen, art and costume contests for teens, vendors, and authors, as well as a special appearance by the car Malibu Dabi.

Teen Librarian Megan Mosher said she is “excited to partner with Luna Nera Creations to host the library’s first comic-con.”

“We have partnered for the last several months to offer a teen cosplay program at the library on the third Saturday each month, and it has been well attended,” said Mosher. “What I love about cosplay and comic-cons is they allow people of all backgrounds to connect on a common interest and gives the opportunity to be creative. Programs like this one bring the community together, address the importance of literacy, and offer many other artistic, educational, and cultural opportunities; it’s everything a library hopes to provide to patrons.”

Alyssa Smith of Luna Nera Creations is excited about the event.

“We’ve always loved the idea of hosting a con, so when we saw an opportunity to not only host [but] to give back to the community and give others a place to express themselves, we jumped at the chance. Plus, cosplay can be very educational,” she said.

All ages are invited to come in costume, but teens are especially encouraged to participate, as the art and costume competitions are limited to ages 13-18. The event will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center.

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For further questions about MoTown Con, please contact Megan Mosher at mmosher@mooresvillenc.gov or by calling the library at 704-799-4161.

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