After a year off due to COVID-19, one of the Boise Public Library's most beloved summer events is back and bigger than ever! 

Just a few weeks ago, hundreds a of cosplayers reunited in Meridian at Kleiner Park's cosplay meet-up and costume contest. While there was a small comic-con in April 2021, most of these costumed characters hadn't seen each other since the Treasure Valley's last full scale comic event - Boise Comic Arts Festival 2019. By the end of the afternoon, news started to spread through the meet-up that the festival quietly announced its return in 2021!

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In the past, the Boise Comic Arts Festival has taken place over at JUMP over two days in August. This year, the Boise Public Library is hosting a slightly altered version of the event. The hybrid event will host one day of outdoor, in-person events on the lawn outside of JUMP on Saturday, August 28 and a day of virtual panels on Sunday, August 29.

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While Boise's seen plenty of comic-con events come and go over the years, the Boise Comic Arts festival has been around for years and it a pillar of everything that's great about fandoms in the Treasure Valley. Thanks to the incredible support of the community, the library's able to host this event at no charge to the public!

We can't wait to check it out and if you'd like to check out the in-person events on Saturday, here's a look at what you can expect. For details on registering to get the e-vite for Sunday's online panels, click HERE. 

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