LitCon 2019

LitCon is a celebration of all things pop culture and bookish, a library mini-con for all ages! This is a day-long event filled with fun activities, special guests, costume contests, and a vendor lounge. Events take place in the library and adjacent Community Center. 

Thanks to everyone who joined us for LitCon this year! See you in 2021!

Past LitCons events:

Nalo Hopkinson

In 2019, our special guest was Nalo Hopkinson, fiction writer and co-author of the House of Whispers comics in the Sandman Universe. Nalo has received and been nominated for many awards for her fantasy/sci-fi writing, much of which explores themes of race, gender, class, and sexual identity. Her latest project is House of Whispers, a series of comics that take place in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman universe.

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LitCon is sponsored by the Cedar Falls Community Foundation Kathryn L. Ray Fund for use by the Cedar Falls Public Library.

LitCon Scedule of Events

9:45-10:15  Youth Costume Contest (age 0-12) Library Youth Department
10:15-10:45 Stranger Things Trivia Library 2nd Floor CoLab
10:30-11:00 LitCon Storytime Library Youth Department
11:15-11:45  Disney Trivia Library 2nd Floor CoLab
1:00-2:15 Author Nalo Hopkinson Program and Book Signing Library 2nd Floor
Meeting Room
2:30-3:00 Adult and Teen Costume Contest (age 13+) Community Center

Ongoing Activities:
9:00-3:00 Local Author Alley Library First Floor
9:00-3:00 Vendor Lounge Community Center
9:00-4:00 Tabletop Games hosted by Friendly Meeple Library 2nd Floor
Conference Room
10:00-2:00 Photobooth Community Center
10:00-4:00 VR Star Wars Beat Saber Library Young Adult Room
11:00-1:00 Food Vendors Community Center
11:00-1:00 Face Painting By The Hearst Center Library Youth Department
11:00-1:00 Balloon Artist Community Center
2:00-4:00 Youth Crafts Library 2nd Floor CoLab by The Hearst Center

Pre-Con Events:

Lego Team Competition
Saturday, September 21 
2:00pm - 3:00pm in the Meeting Room.

Pair up with your best building buddy to create something that represents your two favorite things! We will have Duplo and Lego bricks available and teams will have one hour to complete their work. The entries will be on display in our upstairs display case, where people can vote for their favorite. The winning team will win a pair of Barnes and Noble gift certificates! Winners will be notified after LitCon, October 12th. Builders age 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
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Cosplay Makeup Demonstration
Sunday, September 22
2:00pm - 3:00pm in CoLab

Are you looking to enhance your cosplay for LitCon? Do you want to improve your costume makeup skills? During this demonstration you will learn basic makeup skills to enhance any costumes. No registration required. Ages 13+.

LitCon 2019 Poster designed by Bryony Diaz Rodriguez

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