Library Closure:

The library will be closed for observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. The library lobby is open for HOLD pick-ups only. New holds can now be placed on items. The drive-up book drop is available 24 hours and interior book drop is available Mon.-Fri 9 a.m-5 p.m. More library services will be available soon. Due dates on items checked out have been extended and expired library cards have been renewed to JULY 1. For City of Tempe COVID-19 updates check here. For more information on library services check here.

Tempe FanCon

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
Tempe Public Library FanCon


FanCon-no dateSaturday, Jan. 25, 2020       
 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Celebrating its 6th 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.


Event Schedule

10 a.m.    Event opens

10 a.m.-3 p.m.   Scavenger Hunt

10 a.m.-3 p.m.  Coloring Contest

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Nerf Adventure  

11-11:30 a.m.   Étoile Idols Dance Performance

12-1 p.m.         Superhero Jeopardy – “Mama Pool vs. The Audience”

1 p.m.              Pet Costume Contest Winner Announcement

1:30 p.m.        Cosplay Group Photo

2 p.m.             Costume Contests

4 p.m.            Event closes


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


The event booth space is full. To be placed on a waitlist please complete the Participant Interest Form.

 Interested in becoming an exhibitor? Please fill out the Interest Form.


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


Back to top