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Second Lowcountry Giga Toshou Con entertains crowd

The second Low Country Giga Toshou Con was held at the Colleton County Memorial Library Saturday, August 5th. The event began with introductions and was formed by members of the library and a newly formed group named You-Niversal Nerd. The library was transformed into another world with vendors, artist, and game enthuses alike with one common goal in mind, having fun. Vendors were set up inside the library and Toe-2-Toe Dojo hosted live demos, Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, Colleton County Fire Rescue, Cottageville Police and Walterboro Police Department were also set up outside. Following the opening introduction, a gamer’s panel was held followed by a live K9 Demo, hosted by the Walterboro Police Department K9 Gypsy and Corporal Hantz. The library training room was transformed into Thundercade which hosted games and tournaments throughout the day. Actors from the T.V. series, The Walking Dead, held an actor’s panel and answered questions for fans. The event concluded with the Cosplay Contest which is always a crowd favorite, according to You-Niversal Nerd CEO, Omar Jeter. “We have definitely seen a lot of new faces this year as oppose to last year,” Jeter said, “We know that the word is getting out there. We appreciate everybody supporting an event of this magnitude in Colleton County.” There were several returning vendors who attended the event, along with many new faces. “It shows that is potential and room for growth, and that we can continue to have events like this that will really put a more of a positive spotlight as oppose to the crime rate,” Jeter said, “We need something more energetic and positive to go out for a message to these kids.” Jeter had several of his fellow You-Niversal Nerd members including the Good Will Ambassador, Arylias Nova. Nova is also known as the “The Low Country Queen of Sc-Fi” as she is also an author of several books. “I think it has gone really, really well,” Nova said, “I’ve absolutely loved seeing the kids coming in, that has been the spotlight for me.” From children to adults, the event brought out a variety of individuals with different levels of interest in the comic world.

Amye Stivender (218 Posts)