Public Affairs Office
FORT LEONARD WOOD. Mo. (Oct. 21, 2019) — Fort Leonard Wood’s Bruce C. Clarke Library will host its inaugural Warrior-Con from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2.
Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.
Visitors can meet and purchase items from local and area authors, comic-book writers, artists and dealers, and visit with members of gaming and cosplay groups. Participants can also attend workshops and panels hosted by the gaming and cosplay groups.
Activities include two themed “escape rooms” that teams can try to solve by completing multiple puzzles and other tasks. Visitors can also take advantage of photo ops with professional cosplayers, and kids can enjoy “Geeky Story Times” in the Children’s Library.
Outside the library, Quidditch games will be held for kids in two age divisions: 6 years old and older, and 5 years old and under. Visitors can also purchase items from food vendors and relax in tents.
Visitors are encouraged to show up in costume as their favorite fictional characters.
Lanyards and pins will be given out to the first 475 patrons to arrive.
Parking is available around the library, although the main parking lot will be closed off.
All library services will be closed on the day of the event.
For more information, call the library at 573.563.8154 or visit https://leonardwood.armymwr.com/calendar/event/warrior-con/3545670/44142.
About Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains more than 80,000 military and civilians each year.
Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.
Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps and Air Force detachments on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.
More information about Fort Leonard Wood is at: https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php/about/mission