We are so excited to be spending our fourth year in a row at Denver Comic Con, opens a new window! DCC 2018 takes place June 15–17, 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center. Arapahoe Libraries will have a booth with fun activities and some awesome panels throughout the weekend.
Exhibit Floor Times
- Friday 10 am–7 pm
- Saturday 10 am–7 pm
- Sunday 10 am–6 pm
- Make a button
- See cool projects created in our Makerspace
- Create paper bag puppets
- Build marshmallow catapults
- View our promotional videos, opens a new window
- Spin the prize wheel
- Take home 3D prints and laser cut items
- Make a bracelet/necklace with the small free 3D prints
- Play with an animatronic therapy cat or dog
- #sharethespark social media activity
Happy Happy Joy Joy: 90s Nicktoons Nostalgia
Friday 6/15 @ 11:30 am
Central City - High Ballroom DCCP3
Nostalgic for the glory days of 90s Nicktoons? So are we! Whether it was Doug, Angry Beavers, Rugrats, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters or any of the other great, original 90's toons there was something for everyone. Come hear our panelists talk about their favorite Nicktoons and why they matter so much to them long past their (formal) childhoods.
Return to Middle-earth with DeLace and Friend
Friday 6/15 @ 1:30 pm
Why is everybody constantly singing in Middle-earth? Even the orcs sing! Why is there so much sadness? Does anybody get a happy ending? Does everybody come from a broken home? Join DeLace and Josh (two guys who are still spending way too much time thinking about this stuff) as they examine the themes of music, sorrow and family in Tolkien's works. And they'll give you more evidence that Tom Bombadil is awesome!
Making Manga: Adapting Eastern Media for a Western World
Saturday 6/16 @ 11:00 am
After the internet called out the whitewashing of the 2017 adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, the conversation around source materials questioned Hollywood's argument that it needed to appeal to a Western audience. Using this incident as a springboard, we'll discuss the longstanding popularity of Eastern media (focused primarily on Japanese, Chinese and Korean pop culture) in the U.S. and what happens when these stories are recast in ways that change the cultural context.
On Being a Fat Fangirl
Saturday 6/16 @ 12:30 pm
Central City - High Ballroom DCCP3
Let's be real, for everything we love about geek culture, there's plenty of sizeism and judgement in our w
orld that doesn't just disappear once you join a fandom. If you're down for some geeky body positivity, come chill in a fat positive space and hang with your chubby librarians as we discuss everything from amazing fat characters to curvy cosplay concerns to where to find great geeky gear for plus size bodies.
Choose Your Own Adventure
Saturday 6/16 @ 1:00 pm
Come choose your own adventure in our action-packed, role-playing inspired story. You, the audience, will make your character and send them on an adventure, choosing where to go and what to do. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll most certainly die, but don’t worry, we all know you bookmarked that last page. Whether you love Choose You Own Adventure books or role-playing games, you'll find something to love in our audience-driven panel.
Librarian True Confessions: Things We Love and Love to Hate
Saturday 6/16 @ 2:00 pm
Would you be shocked to know that even the nerdiest librarians haven't read A Wrinkle in Time or Pride and Prejudice? There are even a few who don't like *whispers* Harry Potter. Want to judge your librarians? Come see what we haven't read and tell us why we should! Additional scandalous librarian secrets to be revealed! Heckling encouraged (but we might heckle back). Prepare to be quizzed on your own reading habits and come away with unique reading suggestions based on what you love!
Cats vs. Dogs: Only One Can Rule the Internet
Sunday 6/17 @ 12:00 pm
The debate has raged for centuries, are cats or dogs better? Join a group of avid librarian fans as we seek to settle the matter once and for all. Come for a lively debate and stay for recommendations of the best animals on the internet.
A Spoonful of Sugar: Brilliant Stories for Fierce Hearts
Sunday 6/17 @ 2:00 pm
Sometimes everything is wrong and bad and caring so much about all the things can wear you down and tire you out. But your librarians are here to help! If you're tired or you've fallen prey to compassion fatigue, come hear about stories that will boost you up, fuel your righteous rage, or soothe your bruised psyche. From graphic novels to fan fiction and Tumblr to webcomics, we'll help you dive headfirst into stories that can help make things better.
Superkid Syllabus: A Reading List for Heroes-in-Training
Sunday 6/17 @ 3:00 pm
You want to help your baby grow up to be as SUPER as they can be but you're not an Amazonian and your lineage doesn't include Norse gods. Why not try...books? Sharing books with young people can help guide them in developing superhero traits like bravery, empathy and selflessness. Librarians from Arapahoe Libraries will not only suggest the best and newest books to share with kids 0–12, but we'll also talk about how young children develop the "soft" skills —like self control and empathy— that help them become successful, helpful (and SUPER) adults.