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.
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?
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!
|Mon, Mar 20||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 21||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 22||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 23||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 24||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Mar 25||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Mar 26||1:00PM to 5:00PM|
Conveniently located at the corner of Race and Green in downtown Urbana.