Mini-Con Carne, a Lowcountry comic book convention, will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Summerville on Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be art and costume contests, anime viewing, and more. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids six through 13, and free for children under five. The first 30 people will get a free cartoon portrait. For more, go to Manic Repressive. —Susan Cohen