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September 30, 2023
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Lafayette Public Library
775 W. Baseline Road
Lafayette, CO 80026
Lafayette Mini-Con, Saturday, Sept. 30, 10am-5pm
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Lafayette Mini-Con with Pop Culture Classroom

Saturday, September 30, 2023

All ages - join Pop Culture Classroom (PCC) and the Lafayette Library for Mini-Con, the event that brings family-friendly activities often associated with a big comic convention to Lafayette. This will include attractions for aspiring young creatives, kids who love pop culture, and their families and friends. 

Admission: This event is open to all members of the community and is entirely FREE of charge.

Details and Schedule:

  • Live action role-playing duels: Renaissance Adventures will host thrilling foam sword duels that transport participants into the world of live-action role-playing.
  • Cryptid arts and crafts: participants will have the opportunity to craft their own cryptid creatures and their unique habitats, celebrating the beginning of spooky season!
  • Science exploration: the Colorado School of Mines will delve into the scientific wonders behind iconic pop culture elements such as the Mandalorian's armor, Thor's hammer, and Captain America's shield. Hands-on science experiments will engage participants in learning.
  • Panels and workshops: immerse yourself in enlightening discussions and workshops, including Fantasy World Building and Map Making, Halloween Costume Planning, Drawing Cartoon Animals, How to Draw Cool Characters, and Pixel Art Tutorial.
  • A brand-new Choose-Your-Own-Adventure: celebrate the power of storytelling and become a part of the tale! Create a character and immerse yourself in a text adventure with multiple story paths and endings.
  • Prop and costume design: Tomorrow Makers Studios' student filmmakers will show off their hand-crafted props and costumes in the library’s maker space, sharing insights into their creative process.
  • Drag Queen Storytime: Beloved local entertainer Shirley Delta Blow invites families to come dressed in their finest and celebrate people of all shapes, sizes, and forms! 
  • Video/board game library and gaming area: Have fun gaming and make new friends!

Thank you to our sponsor, the Friends of the Lafayette Library Foundation. The Friends of the Lafayette Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission is to support the Lafayette Public Library in Colorado. Supporting the Friends helps encourage literacy for children and adults and contribute to Lafayette’s bright future.

"Lafayette Mini-Con is a unique opportunity for families and individuals to come together and immerse themselves in the world of pop culture while learning and having fun. We look forward to welcoming everyone to this special event." - Emilee Klein, Director of Partnerships and Events at Pop Culture Classroom

“The Lafayette Public Library is excited to collaborate with PCC and the Friends of the Library Foundation to bring a free fun celebration of comics, cosplay and pop culture to the Lafayette community.” - Melissa Hisel, Lafayette Public Library Director

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