Foley Public Library will be hosting its 5th Annual Forward City Con (a comic/anime/gaming convention) on Sat, April 1, 9 am – 4 pm, at the Foley Civic Center.  The day will include a Cosplay competition, panel discussions, showing of anime, door prizes, video gaming area – manned by Action Game & Movie, a tabletop gaming area, a special play, a variety of demos, photo opportunities, and the Greek Gals Yummies food truck as well as food delivery by the Wacked Out Weiner.  Several local vendors such as Brew Productions and Covert Comics along with artists like Nice as Mice and Flopbox will also be on hand.

Anime viewing will be going on next door to the Civic Center at the Foley Public Library in the upstairs meeting room.  Panel discussions will be hosted in the Foley Council Chambers located in the same building where the Civic Center is housed.  Door prize awards as well as participant games and prize tosses will be conducted from the stage at the Civic Center.  Play performance by Commedia del Arte, a LARPing demo and an SCA demo will also be on the stage.  Special guest Shane Adams from Knights of Valour will be there for autographs and photos.

The Cosplay competition will be held at the Civic Center and is open to 60 contestants.  This competition offers two categories – “self-made” and “purchased.”  Online entry for the Cosplay competition prior to April 1 is encouraged via the con’s new website –  Pre-registration for the Cosplay Contest can also be done at the convention from 9 am – 12 noon.  Cosplay Contest rules can be acquired via the con’s website as well.

Please check the con’s website or call Melanie at 251-943-1031 for more information.  The 5th Annual Forward City Con is free to all interested public.