WCN falls on the Monday after C2E2....woof. We all know we are going to spend way too much money, forget to wear our comfortable shoes, probably get some con related flu, and just get so incredibly exhausted from all the fun. Lets take a break together and talk about our fun time!
We gotta make room on our shelves for all the new stuff we bought so what better way to do that than benefiting a great local cause?
In honor of National Volunteer Month, we are doing a book drive for Chicago Books to Women in Prison. They are a non-profit that, “distributes paperback books free of charge to incarcerated women, including transwomen, nationwide. We are dedicated to offering the opportunity for self-empowerment, education and entertainment that reading provides.
Currently we send books to women (including transwomen) in state prisons in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio, as well as all Federal prisons.”
They do get requests regularly for graphics novels just as much as other types of novels. However, there are restrictions for what they can accept.
There are a few things to keep in mind given prison restrictions:
- Paperback only (probably not a concern)
- Paper only—no stickers, glitter, metal pieces or other materials
- No nudity or graphic sexual images
- No extreme violence (Have had books returned that have a photo or illustration of a gun on the cover!)
For the full list of books they are looking for click here: https://chicagobwp.org/how-to-help/donations/#books
For every book you donate, you will receive a raffle ticket! At the end of the night we will raffle off a prize.
Another way we will be relaxing is with coloring! I read somewhere it was very therapeutic and after any con, I could use some therapy. We’ll provide coloring pages and crayons so we can connect with our inner most creative selves while listening to some chill tunes. Lets create some calm after the Con storm!
And of course, tell us about your time at C2E2! Did you get that one comic signed finally by your favorite creator? Have cosplay photos you want to show off? How was your tabling experience? How much did you promise yourself you wouldn't spend and then how much did you go over that promised budget?
As usual there will be snacks and beverages and it is BYOB!
Don’t forget you can always join our Facebook Group and hang in the downtime in between meet-ups: https://www.facebook.com/groups/880309332129833
What is Women’s Comics Night?
The Mission: Once a month casual hangout after hours at Challengers Comics + Conversation meant to build community and foster friendship! Intended for all women and is unequivocally Queer, Non-Binary, & Trans friendly!
Time: Every Second Monday of the Month starting at 7pm!