ReadCon offers a new chapter on creativity

ReadCon

Theater students in a University of Northern Colorado stage makeup class got a crash course in making ghoulish, gruesome creations fit for Halloween.

At Saturday’s ReadCon, the UNC students put their skills to work and helped inspire the imagination of those bold enough to be transformed from human to monster at the Nerd Store, 807 8th St. in Greeley.

The event was created by the High Plains Library District. David Turner, a library associate for the High Plains Library District, said offering Halloween activities was an opportunity for a festive transition into the ReadCon events later in the day.

Dressed for the part, ReadCon guests could participate in the Moxi Theater’s, 802 9th St. in Greeley, live comic book enactments. They also could listen to a zombie podcast or drink tea among the undead at the Cranford Cove Tea Tavern, 823 10th St. in Greeley.

It also presented a way to get youth excited in reading a variety of material, from graphic novels and comics to spooky tales. This was the second year that ReadCon invited authors, writers and residents to get excited about reading and writing. This year, ReadCon, which is designed to get residents interacting with the library, invited residents downtown to visit with authors, get writing tips, buy discounted books and explore the downtown venues in a horse-drawn carriage. The event had a Halloween theme and drew a crowd of about 1,000 through the course of the day…

Read the whole story and see more photos and the video at the Greeley Tribune  

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