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Fan Con 19

Celebrating Fandom since 2016

2019-08-10 11:00:00 2019-08-10 16:00:00 America/Chicago Fan Con 19 Urbana Free Library

Saturday, August 10
11:00am - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-08-10 11:00:00 2019-08-10 16:00:00 America/Chicago Fan Con 19 Urbana Free Library

Dress up in your favorite cosplay and prepare for a day full of all the pop culture and geeky things you love. At Fan Con '19 all fandoms are embraced from dungeon crawling D&Ders to My Hero Academia-loving otakus from gamers who just want one more hour of Minecraft™ or Super Smash Bros.™ to hardcore Supernatural fans who make memes for every situation. Events for all ages and fandoms.

Fan Con is generously sponsored by Peggy and Bob Podlasek in memory of Greg Bliss.

Events

11 a.m. - Noon • MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room • All Ages
What’s Next? – All caught up on your favorite show, game, or book series?  Join Library staff for recommendations on what to look at next!  From comics to TV, staff will tell you about hidden gems and new releases.

Noon-1 p.m. • MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room • All Ages
What is Animation? – Love animated movies and shows?  Wonder how early animation was done?  Come to this talk on different animation styles throughout the history of moving pictures.

12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. • Green St. Entrance • All Ages
Cosplay Photo Meetup – Join the first-ever Fan Con group photo of everyone’s awesome cosplay!  Come show off all your hard work and creativity!

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. • MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room • All Ages
Create Your Own Mini-Comic – Come learn how to create your own mini-comic book! You'll learn how to fold a single sheet of paper into a small book where all your drawings are on a single side for easy scanning and photocopying. Create your own short story and illustrate it however you'd like!

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. • Lewis Auditorium • All Ages
Speed Drawing Contest – In a limited time, draw an original character or create your very own one-page comic.  Prizes for the winners!

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. • Lewis Auditorium • All Ages
Taking Your Fandom to the Next Level with Lynne Thomas- Wish you could do more with your love for your favorite fandom?  Hear how seven-time Hugo Award winner Lynne Thomas transformed her love of pop culture into award winning magazines, podcasts, and books.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. • MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room • All Ages
Trivia Challenge – Think you know fandom?  Challenge yourself with trivia about movies, games, and TV shows.  How many can you answer?

 

All Day Drop-ins

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Busey-Mills Reading Room • All Ages
Pathfinder® RPG Demo – The  C-U Pathfinder Society is running short quests for the tabletop RPG Pathfinder®  from the Pathfinder® Beginner Box, and they can seat up to four players per quest.  If you've never played, don't worry; no experience is necessary!  Grab a pregen character and learn as you play!

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Busey-Mills Reading Room • All Ages
Board Games – Play with the Library’s collection of board games or set up your own RPG campaign with our D&D and other role-playing guides.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Children's Services • Children
Chibicon – Smaller con goers can take a break and enjoy coloring and making arts and crafts.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Satterthwaite Conference Room • All Ages
Video Games – Compete to see who's the best in Super Smash Bros™ and other video games!  Press "start" to continue.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Café Seating Area • All Ages
Photo Area – Cosplayers, looking for a spot to show off your costumes and get a great photo?  Strike your best pose and capture your con memory!

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Information Desk • All Ages
Side Quest – A wizard's spell has put the con in danger!  It’ll take a few good adventurers to break the spell, save the con, and win rewards!

AGE GROUP: | High School Students | Families | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Teen | Children | Adult |

TAGS: | Fan Con |

Urbana Free Library

Phone: 217-367-4057

Hours
Mon, Oct 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Oct 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Oct 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Oct 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Oct 18 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Oct 19 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Oct 20 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

Conveniently located at the corner of Race and Green in downtown Urbana.

Upcoming events

Sun, Oct 13, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Canceled
Sun, Oct 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Urbana Free Library

Sun, Oct 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 14, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 14, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Library

Tue, Oct 15, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 15, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Oct 16, 9:00am - 9:30am
Champaign Public Library

Wed, Oct 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Oct 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Wed, Oct 16, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 17, 9:30am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library

Thu, Oct 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 17, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Fri, Oct 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Oct 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Oct 19, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Question Desk

Sun, Oct 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Busey Mills Reading Room

Sun, Oct 20, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 21, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 21, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Library

Tue, Oct 22, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 22, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Oct 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Oct 23, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 24, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Canceled
Thu, Oct 24, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Urbana Free Library

Fri, Oct 25, 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - Question Desk

Sat, Oct 26, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Market at the Square

Sat, Oct 26, 10:00am - 4:30pm
Urbana Free Library - Busey Mills Reading Room

Sat, Oct 26, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Sat, Oct 26, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Oct 26, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Question Desk

Sun, Oct 27, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 28, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 28, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Oct 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Library

Tue, Oct 29, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Oct 29, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Oct 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Oct 30, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Oct 30, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Cherry Alley

Wed, Oct 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thomas Paine Elementary School

Thu, Oct 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Oct 31, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Fri, Nov 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Nov 02, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Question Desk

Mon, Nov 04, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Nov 04, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Nov 04, 3:00pm - 5:45pm
Dr. Preston L. Williams Jr. Elementary School

Mon, Nov 04, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Mon, Nov 04, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Library

Tue, Nov 05, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Nov 05, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Nov 05, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Urbana Free Library - Busey Mills Reading Room

Wed, Nov 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Nov 06, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Wed, Nov 06, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Nov 06, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School

Thu, Nov 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Nov 07, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Brookdale Senior Living

Thu, Nov 07, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Nov 07, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Sat, Nov 09, 11:00am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Nov 09, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Sat, Nov 09, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Urbana Free Library - Megan's Reading Room

Sat, Nov 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Nov 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Busey Mills Reading Room

Sat, Nov 09, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Question Desk

Sun, Nov 10, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sun, Nov 10, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Urbana Free Library - Busey Mills Reading Room

Sun, Nov 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Nov 11, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Nov 11, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Nov 11, 3:00pm - 5:45pm
Dr. Preston L. Williams Jr. Elementary School

Mon, Nov 11, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room
Registration opens Monday, October 28 2019 at 9:00am

Mon, Nov 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Library

Tue, Nov 12, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Nov 12, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Nov 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Nov 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Jean Evans Archives Room