KLAMATH FALLS – Send up the Bat Signal! A call for superheroes to save the day is going out across Klamath County to make the Klamath Community College Comic-Con an even bigger event in 2023 – with more than 2,000 attendees anticipated on the KCC campus throughout the day on Saturday, July 15.

Volunteers will receive food and drink tokens redeemable with onsite food vendors while helping with a variety of free, family-friendly activities during this community event from noon to 9 p.m. Volunteers are not expected to work during the entire event.

Activities and stations where volunteers are needed include set up and tear down, check in, board games, Dungeons & Dragons, video games, virtual reality, laser tag, outdoor games, arts and crafts, photo booth, film festival, prizes, and additional duties as needed.

KCC Comic-Con is entering its second year with plans to be even bigger and better than its inaugural event, which drew visitors to Klamath Falls in May 2022 from as far away as Sacramento and Portland. The event is free to attend with donation of a non-perishable food item or personal hygiene product to KCC’s Student Food Pantry.

While Comic-Cons began as conventions specifically celebrating comic books, the popularity and presentation of these events have morphed into grand community carnival-like celebrations welcoming all to revel in games and activities for a love of nerdy pop culture such as films, video games, books, and animation. Visitors are encouraged to dress in costume, portraying their favorite superhero, villain, or TV/film character.

Visitors to the 2023 KCC Comic-Con can anticipate seeing more than 50 vendors, free giveaways, a variety of KCC education and training program showcases and hands-on activities, featured speakers and a live performance by Klamath Falls band Owls & Aliens (including live band karaoke), a cosplay costume contest with $1,000 worth of prizes, an interactive video game museum, outdoor games, a film festival, and more.

If you are interested in volunteering for the KCC Comic-Con, contact Kurt Liedtke at 541-880-2361 or liedtke@klamathcc.edu. All visitors to KCC Comic-Con can register in advance on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/597894738257

A large crowd gathers at the 2022 KCC Comic-Con at Klamath Community College. Volunteers are being sought for this year’s Comic-Con on Saturday, July 15

Klamath Community College’s Baxter the Badger plays Tetris in a videogame museum presented at last year’s KCC Comic-Con. Volunteers are being sough tto assist with this year’s event slated for Saturday, July 15.

Over 50 vendors are expected at this year’s KCC Comic-Con, which is seeking volunteer help for the event slated for Saturday, July 15 at Klamath Community College.