Local events

Spokane Comicon

Eighth annual comic book and pop culture convention. This grass roots show features special guests, local artists, variety of vendors selling collectibles, all-ages costume contest at 4 p.m. in the auditorium, panels, gaming, exclusives, freebies and more. Visit www.spokanecomicon.com. Canned food donations benefit SCC Student Food Bank.

Some of the featured local guests include from Syfy reality show “Heroes of Cosplay” (Season 1 & 2) Jesse Lagers from Portland Oregon, Charlie Schmidt (professional graphic artist) creator of Keyboard Cat and a rare live appearance from his cat Bento from Spokane, Washington, Joshua Covey (Professional comic artist) from Coeur d’Alene, DC Comics professional artist Alex Sinclair from San Diego; and renown Spider-man artist Clayton Crain from Seattle.