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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, Feb 17 Closed
(President's Day - Staff In-service)
Tue, Feb 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 21 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Feb 22 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Feb 23 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the library

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

Upcoming events

Tue, Feb 18, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Feb 18, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Feb 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Feb 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Wed, Feb 19, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Feb 19, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Feb 20, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Feb 20, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Urbana Park District Lake House (Crystal Lake Park)

Thu, Feb 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Urbana Free Library - Busey Mills Reading Room

Fri, Feb 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Feb 22, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Question Desk

Mon, Feb 24, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Feb 24, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Feb 24, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room
Registration is now closed

Mon, Feb 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Library

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

Tue, Feb 25, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Feb 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Feb 26, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Feb 26, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room
Registration is now closed

Thu, Feb 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Feb 27, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Feb 27, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Fri, Feb 28, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
iSchool

Sat, Feb 29, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Lincoln Square Mall

Sat, Feb 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Feb 29, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Question Desk

Sun, Mar 01, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Mar 02, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Mar 02, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Mar 02, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room
Registration is now closed

Mon, Mar 02, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Mon, Mar 02, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Library

Tue, Mar 03, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Mar 03, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Mar 03, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Mar 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Mar 04, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Mar 04, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room
Registration is now closed

Wed, Mar 04, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dr. Preston L. Williams Jr. Elementary School

Wed, Mar 04, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Mar 05, 9:00am - 10:30am
Bradley Learning Center

Thu, Mar 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Clark-Linsey Village

Thu, Mar 05, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Mar 05, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Jean Evans Archives Room

Fri, Mar 06, 8:30am - 9:00am
WEFT 90.1 FM

Fri, Mar 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Mar 07, All day
Urbana Free Library - Main Lobby

Sat, Mar 07, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Sat, Mar 07, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Question Desk

Canceled
Sun, Mar 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Urbana Free Library

Mon, Mar 09, 9:30am - 11:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Mar 09, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Mar 09, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Library

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

Tue, Mar 10, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Mar 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Busey Mills Reading Room

Tue, Mar 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Jean Evans Archives Room

Tue, Mar 10, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Mar 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Mar 11, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Mar 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Mar 11, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Jean Evans Archives Room

Thu, Mar 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Mar 12, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Mar 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Leal Elementary School

Sat, Mar 14, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Sat, Mar 14, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Urbana Free Library - Megan's Reading Room

Sat, Mar 14, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Question Desk

Sun, Mar 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Urbana Free Library - Busey Mills Reading Room

Sun, Mar 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Mon, Mar 16, All day
Urbana Free Library - Question Desk

Mon, Mar 16, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Urbana Free Library

Mon, Mar 16, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Canceled
Mon, Mar 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Urbana Free Library

Tue, Mar 17, All day
Urbana Free Library - Question Desk

Tue, Mar 17, 6:00am - 7:00pm
Urbana Free Library - MacFarlane-Hood Reading Room

Tue, Mar 17, 10:00am - 10:25am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Tue, Mar 17, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Mar 18, All day
Urbana Free Library - Question Desk

Wed, Mar 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Mar 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Satterthwaite Conference Room

Wed, Mar 18, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Wed, Mar 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Mar 19, All day
Urbana Free Library - Question Desk

Thu, Mar 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium

Thu, Mar 19, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium