LORcon Fandom Convention - May 4, 2019

Released On: 4/26/2019

LORcon LogoThe Main Branch is making room for some fantastic fandoms May 4 with LORcon, a celebration of all things nerdy including fantasy realms, space sagas, comics and more!

Library Associate Annalisse Strippoli, the organizer for the convention, said throughout the day patrons can expect “a wide array of activities and crafts from fandoms like Star Wars and Doctor Who as well as features like a fun photo booth and free comics.” 

There will be several passive programs for patrons to participate in throughout the day including free comic books and a wild Pokemon scavenger hunt throughout the branch, but Strippoli said if there’s a specific program you’re interested in to be sure to register as some of the programs have already filled up.

One of the events planned for the day is Tabletop Gaming, featuring games like Pandemic, Carcassonne and Sushi Go. Additionally, the branch’s resident dungeon master will also be running a Dungeons and Dragons game.

“As it's May the Fourth, National Star Wars Day, I';m extra excited for our Star Wars Party and the discussion afterwards in The Future of Star Wars panel,” Strippoli said. “Plus, I'll be in full Rey cosplay which I always enjoy doing.” 

There will also be a cosplay contest and the only rules to adhere to are the library’s code of conduct and policies.

Strippoli said she couldn’t choose a favorite fandom, but she loves Harry Potter, Star Wars, Marvel comics and movies, and a whole host of other science fiction and fantasy properties.

See the full list of open events here:

  • Join us in celebrating Free Comic Book Day! Free comics will be available throughout the day, while supplies last. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Pokemon Hunt: Search the wilds of the Main Branch for Pokemon in this scavenger hunt! Instructions available at the information desk. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tabletop Gaming: Come play some fun, modern board games with us and experience the renaissance in tabletop gaming! Preregistration required. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Photo Booth: Suit up and save the world! Jump in the photo booth with your favorite hero props and take home some memories. Courtesy of Pop Star Photo Booth. 10:30
    a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Women of WWE: Since 2015, the world of wrestling has pushed women further as athletes and entertainers than ever before. Fast forwarding three years, women had their first ever pay-per-view and are headlining shows while dominating social media. What is the future of women in wrestling? Where would fans like to see them go? What sort of dream matches do you want to occur? Come to this panel and discuss your favorite matches, superstars and more! Preregistration required. 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Cosplay Parade and Contest: Enjoy dressing up as your favorite characters? Show us your style and possibly win a prize! Preregistration required. 3:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Star Wars Party: May the Fourth Be With You! Join us in a galaxy far, far away for some stellar crafts, games and food fit for a Jedi or Sith alike. Dressing up as your favorite character is highly encouraged but not required. Preregistration required. 4 to 5 p.m.
  • The Future of Star Wars: The fandom has seen sequels, prequels and more.  But where can Star Wars go from here? Is there more of a story to tell? Should there be more source material derived from comics or from George Lucas himself? What would help project fans happily into a galaxy far, far, away? Listen in as staff members discuss! Preregistration required. 5 to 5:30 p.m.