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 2020 Exhibitor Information

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8 bit kitsch Left Hand Asylum
8Bit Crafting Leigh
A L Walker Lindsay, Randy
akrogersART Loathsome Comics
Amber Skies Logan, Suzi
The American Poutine Co. Loudermelt, Cheryl
Arizona Ghostbusters MADgical Productions
Arizona Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Community & Pokemon Go Arizona Marauder’s Loom Art
Az Cosplay Team MARVELous FANatic Salon
AZ Ghost Tours Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Avid Artifice Merpunks Comic
Back Issues: Comicbooks & More Michael D. Whiteman
Barrett, Nikki Lynn Mirror Gate Chronicles
Bell, Elizabeth The Modern Geek Boutique
Blue Hippo Press Mustache Pretzels
Blue Ribbon Army My Faerietale
Bonny Books NERO Central Arizona
Brandon's Comics Phoenix Fan Fusion
Cactus Brick Phoenix Ghostbusters
CakeKaiserArt PopShopAZ
Captain Gato Baju Queen Cyanide Creations
CAT WANTS IN Quick And Deadly Urban Art
Census Raven's Bazaar Crafts
Curry, Latique Reading with Peaches
Daley, Marie Rogue Duck Studios
Dragon & Wolf Crafts Royal Flush Studioz
The Dread Fleet The Royal Manticoran Navy
Driftwood Archives The Salt River Scallywags
duncan, matthew o Scifi Cards
Duncan's Books and More Shaw Approved Comics & Collectibles
EclecticFuzion Shipley, Tabatha
Elk B-Sides Simper, S D
Enchanted Dishes Story Monsters LLC
Étoile Idols AZ Sugared Sunset
The FairyTale Penguin Sunny Pony Fest
Five Smiling Fish Tapestry Comics
Friends of the Library Tarquini, Mindy
Games collectables and more ThermoCosplay
Girl Scouts Thompson, Bianca
Happy Turtle Tea Uesugi, Natsuya
Hoots, Dani Umbrella Corporation Arizona Hive
If Cats Had Thumbs United Zombies of America UZA LLC
It's Your Cookie and Pastry Very Awesome Girls PHX
Jerome, Avily The Video Game Game Show
Julius Photography and Art Waffle Love AZ
Just Jet N Go Walker, A L
Kids Need to Read Weegonza Bazaar
Kimura Anime Westerson, Jeri
Kincart Photography What's Fresh?
Kore 6 Media Yellow Jacket Comics LLC




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

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Tempe Public Library FanCon.

Please take a moment to review our vendor selection criteria, sales information, and event guidelines, and apply below.


The Tempe FanCon is an annual event intended to celebrate comics, fantasy, sci-fi, and a love for pop culture. The festival brings together local authors, publishers, merchants, panel discussions, costume contests, and more!



All Vendors:

Each year the Tempe Public Library FanCon seeks authors, illustrators, book sellers, publishers, organizations, associations, merchants, and cosplayers to participate in the fun.

The selection process is competitive as the FanCon is limited by funding, space, and scheduling constraints. Please note the Tempe Public Library reserves the right to refuse submissions at our discretion, including exhibitors that do not fit the event theme or suit the intended audience.


*Please note that meeting these criteria does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the festival

  • Bound, printed copies are available for sale at the event.
  • A functional author website exists.
  • Preference is given to authors:
    • with works edited by a professional editor.
    • with professional reviews of their work.
    • who have published within the last 18 months.

Other Presenters & Panelists*:

*Please note that meeting these criteria does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the festival

  • A good fit with the overall theme of the event
  • Ability to attract and sustain an audience
  • Proposal creativity & innovation
  • Publications (if any)
  • Awards (if any)
  • Media Coverage (if any)
  • Appearance at other festivals

Applicants whose proposals were accepted in last year’s festival will be eligible to apply again.


Each vendor selling merchandise will be responsible for processing his/her own sales and for following all state and local policies regarding collecting and remitting sales tax. We recommend that vendors selling onsite obtain a PayPal or Square reader to be able to process debit/credit card payments.

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.

Obtain a State of Arizona Tax License


Use a fellow vendor's tax license

Please note that two local book distributors have volunteered to sell books on behalf of authors in need, using the their distributor's tax license. Arrangements are made solely between the distributor and exhibitors.

Bonny Books
Apply to sell through Bonny Books by filling out and returning their Consignment Form.

Duncan's Books and More
Apply to sell through Duncan's Books by emailing


Vendors who are confirmed to attend at the event must agree to the following terms and conditions:

Assumption of Risks

Exhibitor expressly assumes all risks associated with, resulting from or arising in connection with Exhibitor’s participation or presence at the event, including, without limitation, all risks of theft, loss, or damage to property. Please do not leave your booth unattended.

Assignment of Space

Exhibit space shall be assigned by Tempe Public Library (TPL) in its sole discretion for the event. Any such assignment does not imply that similar space will be assigned for future events help by Organizer. TPL reserves the right to change the floor plan or to move an exhibitor to another booth location prior to or during the event if TPL in its sole discretion determines that to do so is in the best interest of the Event.

Cancellation by Exhibitor

If Exhibitor cancels exhibit space after the submission deadline or if Exhibitor fails to show up at the Event, Exhibitor may not be invited back for future events.

Exhibit Space Occupancy

Hours and dates for installing, occupying and dismantling exhibits shall be expressly specified by TPL. If Exhibitor fails to install its display in its assigned space by 30 minutes before the Event opens or leaves its space unattended during the Exhibit hours, TPL shall have the right to take possession of the space. All exhibits must be open for business during the Event hours. Exhibitor may not dismantle the display until the Event is officially closed by TPL. Exhibitors may not assign their display space to third parties without prior approval from Organizer.

Rules of Behavior

Exhibitor must communicate with the public within the perimeter of the booth space. Roaming or advocating sales elsewhere in the Event is prohibited. Exhibitor may educate the public without advocating a specific view point. Any inappropriate behavior or deviation from this conduct can and will be cause to be asked to leave the Event and not be considered for future Library programs or events.

Taxes Licenses

Exhibitor shall obtain any tax licenses under state or local law applicable to its activities at the Event at its sole expense.

Copyrighted Materials

Exhibitors shall not play or permit the playing or performance of, or distribution of any copyrighted materials at the Event unless it has obtained all necessary rights and paid all required royalties, fees or other payments.


The Tempe Public Library FanCon is a family oriented event. As such, proper attire, ultimately approved by staff, is required. We ask that you use common sense when defining appropriateness of a costume for a family event. The Tempe Public Library reserves the right to deny entry to members who do not comply with the Costume and Prop Policy.

  • If you are wearing a large costume or prop, please be aware of other attendees, especially young children.
  • Please note that the use of confetti or glitter is not permitted at the event. It makes a tremendous mess for staffers to clean up.
  • Do not swing weapons and be mindful of them when moving about the event or posing for photos.
  • Loud noise-making props should be minimized as to avoid disruption to the event and attendees.
  • We ask that you behave in a respectful manner to all attendees and vendors.
  • Misuse of any prop will result in the item being deemed unsafe and removed from the event.
  • Any and all props brought into the Library FanCon must be in compliance with all federal, state and local laws.
  • Wooden props such as staffs or wooden swords are permitted.
  • Any prop constructed of live steel (sharp edged) is not permitted, including swords, knives and axes and other weapons. If an item is constructed of metal without an edge, it must be approved by a Tempe Public Library staff member prior to admittance into the event.
  • Any sort of live martial arts weapon is not permitted into the event. No firearms and/or projectile weapons of any kind are permitted. This includes but is not limited to airsoft guns, BB guns, real firearms or working replicas.
    The exception is as follows:
    • Toy plastic guns with non-removable orange tips and no moving parts are permitted