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2017 FOCO COMIC CON Success!

 

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Hero-making success!  Nick and the Nicksters enjoyed two days of  science fiction fun and fantasy at the 2017 Fort Collins Comic Con (FC3).  The event raises money for the Poudre libraries through geek inclusivity and fun!  FC3 raised $30,000 for the Poudre Libraries this year alone.  Here are some highlights:

From set up to show, we enjoyed such an awesome community event.

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Nick and Liz found a great geek winter hat.

 

 

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Inspired and technically perfect costumes abounded!IMG_6902sm

Nick’s speech on the Inner Hero caused inner ponderings as the inner heros developed.  Nick’s inner monologue says he is a super-genius.  IMG_6752smIMG_6806sm

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The T.A.R.D.I.S. even landed at the Aztlan Center!

 

The table became a crafting zone for hero masks!

 

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And of course the two Nicks.  What an awesome job this year, Nick A!  Stay  tuned for more costume fun in our next post about the Comic Con.

foco-comic-con-wide-header1Save the Date for FC3 2018 – August 25th and 26th

 

 

Judy Tessier- Awesome Advocate

When asked to describe teacher Judy Tessier, Nick hikes his arm up to his speech device and begins typing words like:  “Funny, like, teacher, funny, makes laugh, fun.”  This is how Nick begins to formulate his raw thoughts as he reflects upon his time working with Judy.

Nick has been so fortunate to meet and watch this dynamic community educator in action.  Loveland’s young children are extremely fortunate to have Judy and her cohorts as public educators here.

Judy has worked the last two years at the Monroe Early Childhood center.  Judy’s work with children includes teaching both Gifted & Talented groups, as well as Special Education classes.

A 30-year veteran educator (BA-Art Education), Judy taught in Massachusetts until a couple of years ago, and is the person responsible for all of Nick’s crazy costume moments during her literacy events with the Center over the last couple of years!

Judy has been married 31 years, has two grown children and one grandchild, and has lived the last 10 years in Colorado.

What a creative, fun, funny and Awesome Advocate for all children in Colorado!

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Judy Tessier making Nick laugh at a Literacy event