Koelbel Con: Pop Culture Extravaganza

Grab your cosplaying comrades and join us for the third annual Koelbel Con—with a fairy tale twist!

Wear your best costume and come celebrate all things geek. Strut the stage with other cosplayers in our costume contest. Browse vendor swag, mingle with authors and artists, compete in geek trivia, get crafty and much more!

Meet our special guest, actor Dante Basco, best known for his roles as Rufio in Steven Spielberg’s action hit Hook and as the voice of Prince Zuko in the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

When: July 30, 1-6 pm Where: Koelbel Library
Ages: All ages welcome!

Activities include:

  • Hero/Villain Creation Workshop with Pop Culture Classroom

    Bring your fairy tale hero or villain to life using comic book art and tropes straight out of the oldest stories in the world!
    When: 1-2 pm Where: Meeting Rooms A&B

  • Local Author Panel: Fantasy and Fairy Tales

    Local authors will discuss the enduring appeal of fantasy and fairy tales in popular young adult books and within their own novels. Panelists include:
    Colleen Oakes, author of the Queen of Hearts SagaBrianna Shrum, author of Never, NeverAmalie Howard, author of the Alpha Goddess series; and Jason Henderson, author of the Alex Van Helsing series.
    When: 2-3 pm Where: Forum

  • Fandoms Unite: Trivia with Grey Havens Group, Inc.

    Celebrate fandom culture with this fun combination of trivia, sing-along videos and caption contests. Drop in for a bit or stay for the whole game.
    When: 2-4 pm Where: Cafe

  • Meet Actor Dante Basco

    Join us for an interview with actor Dante Basco about his career in film and voice acting.
    What: Interview When: 3-4 pm Where: Meeting Rooms A&B
    What: Autographs When: 4-6 pm Where: on the floor

  • Costume Contest

    Are you the best dressed cosplayer at the Con? Come to the Forum at 3:45 pm to enter our contest that will begin at 4 pm promptly! Prizes will be awarded in each age group (5-12, 13-17 and 18+). To be eligible, at least part of your costume must be made by you.
    When: 4-5 pm Where: Forum

  • Fandom Fitness with Grey Havens Group, Inc.

    Work up a sweat in the nerdiest of ways with yoga from a galaxy far, far away, dancing like a baby tree and more. All fandoms welcome!
    When: 5-6 pm Where: Meeting Rooms A&B

Join us and check out all the fun activities happening throughout the library!

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