WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2018
10 a.m. - Speaking program featuring Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Representative Diego Bernal
10:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.- Author and artist talks and exhibits, panel discussions, arts and crafts, gaming, performances, cosplay contest, demonstrations, and more.
WHERE: Central Library
600 Soledad St., 78205
WHO: Mayor Ron Nirenberg
Representative Diego Bernal, District 123
Armand Baltazar, Senior Designer, Pixar Animation Studios (11 a.m., Discussion with the Artist, Central Library Auditorium)
C. Robert Cargill, Screenwriter, Marvel’s Dr. Strange (12:15 p.m., Discussion and Live Narration during a Screening of Dr. Strange, Central Library Auditorium)
VISUALS: Costumed attendees
Local professional cosplayers: Superman, Selene (Underworld), the Joker, Jupiter (Sailor Moon)
K-Pop performer GlaxyGirl Paida
Japanese dance performances from UTSA’s Japanese Club
UTSA Quidditch Club demonstrations
MORE: The San Antonio Public Library invites the community to celebrate their fandoms at the Central Library’s Pop Con on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All ages are invited to attend this free family-friendly day of anime, artists, authors, gaming, panel discussions, and more.
Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with award-winning science fiction and fantasy artists and authors one-on-one about their craft. Barnes & Noble will be onsite selling the featured author’s books, and attendees are invited to purchase a copy of their favorite to have it signed.
Panel discussions and presentations will take place throughout the day exploring topics like podcasting, how to become a YouTuber, pop nostalgia, Dr. Who, Star Trek, and cosplay for people with disabilities.
A dedicated anime area of the event will feature Sweetness Maid Café, an authentic Japanese maid café with maid and butler service and performances; Japanese dance performances from the UTSA Japanese Club; and K-pop performances from local artists The Vikens, GlaxyGirl Paida, and DeaconRap.
Visitors to the library are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes and enter our cosplay contest. Professional cosplayers will be available for free autographs and photos. Aspiring artists of all ages are also encouraged to submit their original work to our art contest.
Visit guides.mysapl.org/SAPopCon for a complete list of participating authors and artists, a panel and presentation schedule, contest rules and regulations, and costume and dress code regulations.