Tempe FanCon (formerly known as Comicon)

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Tempe Public Library FanCon

 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Tempe Public Library Comicon is now FanCon! Celebrating its 5th year, FanCon is an annual event featuring costume contests, artists & authors, shopping, and activities for children and adults alike.  Fans of Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Wholocks, Trekkies, and more are invited to gather at the Tempe Public Library in costume for a celebration of pop culture.

FAQs

Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

View photos from past FanCons on our Flickr page here.

WHY COMICS?

You may be asking yourself, "Why would librarians be encouraging people to read comics? Don't they prefer serious books?" The truth is librarians love reading of all kinds! Comics and graphic novels can encourage literacy and boost reading skills in many ways.
  • Images provide the context necessary to help build vocabulary for ESL & reluctant readers
  • The slow pace of analyzing images and pausing in between panels encourages time to reflect and build reading comprehension
  • Colorful graphics and exciting story lines can captivate attention span & interest of all ages

EXHIBITORS

 

DECEMBER 2018: The event is now full! If you'd like to apply, you will be placed on a wait list.

If you are a publisher, bookseller, author, or illustrator interested in participating in the 2019 FanCon please click here:

APPLY HERE

 

The event will be held outdoors in the Library plaza.  All exhibitors are required to supply their own tables, chairs and optional canopy.  The Library will supply a 10’ x 10’ space to each exhibitor.

Before applying, please take a moment to view our exhibitor criteria & guidelines (PDF).

Sellers:

In order to sell books and merchandise at the event, you are required to have State of Arizona tax license including additional Tempe tax fees. You can obtain your license here.

All other questions, please email:

Jill Brenner, Adult Services Librarian

jill_brenner@tempe.gov

 

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