The first meeting was on November 17, 2016 and they have rolled on in the months following. The new club members - who call themselves the WEEB Club - immediately put together a plan to attend a local Comic-con in Concord, NC called Ichibancon in late December. I asked the Alexander Friends of the Library if they would like to sponsor the club's trip. They did - including providing food and buying the tickets - with the county providing transportation.
Senior Daniel Smith, a devoted anime content reader, watcher, and creator - had always dreamed of attending a convention, but never had the opportunity to go. "I am soooo ready for my first con!" he shared on Facebook.
The teens got to listen to anime and manga artists, authors, and participate at panels on different types of the Japanese form of multi-media.
The best part was seeing all the other people from young to old who dressed in favorite character attire. "It was amazing to be there," said Daniel Smith, who took many selfies with fellow convention goers.
The next Ichibancon will be January 11-14, 2018 and WEEB Club will plan to make that trip.
WEEB Club meets every third Thursday of the month at 3:30 pm at the library. Call me at the library - or stop - by if you would like join in the fun!