9th Annual Comic Con

Celebrate your favorite fandoms at Comic Con!

Livingston Parish's biggest celebration of comic books, movies, television, video games, and pop culture is coming back!

The Livingston Parish Library invites you to the 9th Annual LPL Comic Con on Saturday, February 24, 2024

This is one of YOUR Library's most popular events, giving visitors from Livingston Parish and beyond a chance to "totally geek out" at a family-friendly event that is open to all.

What is Comic Con? 

Inspired by the annual mega-event that takes place in San Diego, the LPL Comic Con is a celebration of all things comic book, movie, television, and pop culture! Want to cosplay as your favorite character? Why not? Want to “totally geek out” over the latest issue of your favorite comic? Feel free. No matter your fandom, Comic Con is the place to celebrate it. 

Key Information

Where: Denham Springs-Walker Branch (8101 US Hwy. 190, Denham Springs, LA 70726)

When: Saturday, February 24, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Save the Date

How to Participate

Calling all local vendors and community organizations!

Are you interested in participating in the 9th Annual Livingston Parish Library Comic Con?

Applications to participate in the annual celebration at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch will open on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. 

There is no cost to participate in Comic Con.

Click here to submit your application!

Submit Your Application

How to Participate

Registration is free and open to all, but space is limited. Participants should apply in advance by completing the online registration form with entry photos or videos attached. 

Applicants ages 17 and under must register with guardian consent. 

Online Entry Form

Comic Con Cosplay Contest Photo Release Form

Costume Rules

1. All costumes must be suitable for a family-friendly event. Suitability is determined by library staff. If you have questions about your costume's appropriateness, please email krobertson@mylpl.info before the event. 

2. No original characters are permitted. All characters must belong to a recognizable fandom. 

3. Full or partial nudity or the illusion of full or partial nudity is not allowed.  

4. Profanity (including messages on clothing) is not allowed. 

5. Obscene or offensive costumes are not allowed.  

6. Scary, intimidating, or disturbing costumes are not allowed. 

7. Prop weapons made of lightweight materials such as foam, cardboard, or thin wood are permissible. Costume weapons must not be so realistic that they could be mistaken for actual weapons. Prop weapons made of live steel, heavyweight materials, functioning weapons, or previously functioning weapons are not allowed. 

8. Shoes are required; this is a matter of safety. The “inaccuracy” will not reduce your chances of winning if your character does not usually wear shoes. If you are concerned about maintaining your look, consider shoes that match your flesh tone or are clear. Footwear is non-negotiable for participation; socks and bare feet are not allowed. 

Judging and Procedures

Overall Guidelines

Participants in this contest do not have to meet a certain percentage of craftsmanship to enter. However, crafted costumes, props, and etc., are highly encouraged. 

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Accuracy
  • Construction 
  • Effort
  • Embodiment of Character 
  • Overall Effect


Each division will have a winner and an honorary mention.

  • Children (0-5)
  • Youth (6-12)
  • Teen (13-18)
  • Adult (19+) 


  • Participants should review the contest rules & instructions upon entry into the contest.
  • IMPORTANT: All participants must visit the Judges Table before 12:15 PM to participate in pre-judging. Contestants should start checking in at the Sign-In table at 12:15 PM to receive a contestant number. 
  • Confirmed applicants will participate in a catwalk to display and embody their cosplay for the judge(s). The catwalk begins promptly at 12:45 PM on February 24, 2024, during Comic Con.
  • The goal of judging is to review and weigh the extent of a cosplay's accuracy. 
  • Photos of each participant may be provided to the judge(s) to evaluate the cosplay. 
  • Judging will occur during a brief deliberation period between the catwalk and the award ceremony.
  • Our judge(s) will reveal the winners for each category during the award ceremony immediately following the catwalk on February 24, 2024. Announced winners should step up to receive their awards. Winners must be present in the room to receive awards.
Featured Guests

Vendors at Comic Con

The Livingston Parish Library does not cover product or service liability for any purchased merchandise, sale of tangible or intangible goods, transfer of property, or other transactions entered into between patrons and vendors at library-hosted events.  

The library is not a stakeholder or beneficiary of the proceeds of third-party vendors. The library shall be held harmless from all claims for any damaged or inferior products, incomplete services, erroneous transactions, or any other claims arising from any purchased merchandise, sale of tangible or intangible goods, transfer of property, or other transactions entered into between patrons and vendors at library-hosted events.  

Any claims from the aforementioned acts of sale shall be taken to the vendor for resolution by the transacting patron. The library shall not act as an emissary in any claims that may arise.

Parking Maps

Event Map and Schedule

Comic Con Photos

Check out photos from the fun we've had at Comic Con over the years.

7th Annual Comic Con

5th Annual Comic Con