BYO superpowers: Volunteers wanted for Wollongong comic convention

Superheroes at the ready: Wollongong council is seeking volunteers for Comic Gong, pictured here in 2016. Picture: Georgia Matts.
Superheroes at the ready: Wollongong council is seeking volunteers for Comic Gong, pictured here in 2016. Picture: Georgia Matts.

Wollongong City Council is seeking a crew of volunteers for its popular annual Comic Gong event, which is due to hit town again in two months.

Helpers are wanted for the May 13 comic book bonanza, which will take over Wollongong’s libraries, town hall, arts precinct and gallery for the fifth year.

Volunteers roles on the day include welcoming attendees and helping them find their way, setting up and packing down the event and conducting event surveys.

Additionally, the council is after volunteers to support exhibitors and cosplayers during the event.

Started by council library staff in 2013, the Comic Gong convention regularly attracts more than 5000 comic enthusiasts, many of whom go to significant efforts to dress up for the day.

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Volunteer applicants must undergo a police check and those who are under 18 must have sign off from their parent or guardian.

Applications for volunteers close on March 31. For details see the council’s website.