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2018 Lib-Con Events

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Below you will find a listing of events and activities hosted at our past Lib-Con in 2018 to get a feel for the types of activities that are offered.  Once the events are planned for 2019, we will update this page with new information.

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FEATURED LIB-CON GUEST: TIA BALLARD
American Voice Actress Affiliated with Funimation

SATURDAY, APRIL 28 @ 11:00AM
Q&A with Tia Ballard
Main Library | 202 Cedar St.

Do you have questions about being part of the anime industry?  Here is your chance to ask questions to someone who is well-established in the scene. Get answers to all of your burning questions!

SATURDAY, APRIL 28 @ 1:00PM
Getting Into Directing/Acting
Main Library | 202 Cedar St.

Enjoy a great panel focused on the directing/auditioning process for getting into the anime scene. Whether you've dreamed of being a character in your favorite show, or wish to know how to get started with directing, this is the session for you.
Tia Ballard 2


PRE LIB-CON EVENT: COSPLAY CHESS - STARFLEET VS. SKYWATCH

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 6:00PM
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd., Abilene, TX 79606
Mall of Abilene, Women's Dillard's Courtyard
PH: 325-698-7565 for Details
Come watch a couple of elementary school chess champions battle it out while controlling the movements of two local groups in a fun live-action chess match featuring the County of Skywatch and the U.S.S. Diamondback.

DAY 1: OUT OF TIME AT MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH LIBRARY

Lib-Con Schedule - Thursday, April 26, 2018
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln., Abilene, TX 79603
PH: 325-437-7323 for Details

Location 4:30PM 5:00PM 5:30PM 6:00PM 6:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM
Victorian Room
Steampunk Social
Strange Brew: A Mystery Theatre Event by Durian Grey
Time Warp Time Capsules
Time Travel Family Feud
Clock Tower
Back to the Future Escape Room
Cosplay Area Steampunk Hot Air Balloons
Cosplay for Fun
Posing for Cosplay
Crafty Corner Slap Bracelets
Time Turner DIY

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS
BACK TO THE FUTURE ESCAPE ROOM   STEAMPUNK HOT AIR BALLOONS
Teens and Adults | Save the clock tower! No one leaves till we find the stolen petition signatures to save our beloved clock tower!
  All Ages | Make and decorate your own steampunk inspired hot air balloon. All materials supplied.
COSPLAY FOR FUN   STEAMPUNK SOCIAL
All Ages | Learn some neat tricks and tips on many different areas of cosplay, led by a veteran and amateur cosplayer, and designed for those who are in it just for fun.
  Teens & Adults | Meet other steampunk aficionados or pick up some tips if you are new to the community. Costumes welcome.
POSING FOR COSPLAY   TIME CAPSULES
All Ages | We'll teach you how to pose in character, best show off your costume, and take the awkwardness out of props!
  Kids & Families | We'll be making simple time capsules filled with information on who you are today! They will be decorated and sealed up to be opened in one year. Take it home and put it in a special place or bury it! All supplies provided.
SLAP BRACELETS   TIME TRAVEL FAMILY FEUD
All Ages | Come make your own DIY Slap Bracelet - it's a blast from the past that you don't want to miss! All materials supplied.
  All Ages | Volunteers from the audience will participate in this fun and exciting game. Each team will match up answers to survey questions for hilarious results.
STRANGE BREW: MYSTERY THEATRE   TIME TURNER DIY
Teens & Adults | Murder, mayhem, and poisoning is afoot during Strange Brew and the troupe needs your help to save the afflicted. Limited to 50 participants. Pre-register to guarantee your spot!   Tweens, Teens & Adults | Key rings and wire transform into a magical time-traveling device with just a little help from you.



DAY 2: A WHOLE OTHER WORLD AT SOUTH BRANCH LIBRARY
Lib-Con Schedule - Friday, April 27, 2018
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd., Abilene, TX 79606
PH: 325-698-7565 for Details

Location 4:30PM 5:00PM 5:30PM 6:00PM 6:30PM 7:00PM 7:30PM 8:00PM
Dungeon    Nobody Likes a Goblin Dungeons and Dragons Character Creation
Candyland
Life Size Games 
Wonderland
Welcome to Wonderland  
Dragon's Nest Dragon Egg Bath Bombs 

 Fairy Jewelry
 
Hogwarts    Moving Maze
Disney Villain Trivia
Middle Earth Disney Ears Craft   One Ring Scavenger Hunt
Hyrule
Hyrule Escape Room

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS
DISNEY EARS CRAFT   LIFE SIZE GAMES
Kids, Tweens, Teens | Come out and create your very own pair of Disney Ears. You get to decorate them however you want! We'll provide the supplies, you bring the creativity.   All Ages | If you always wanted to be a part of a game, you're in luck. We'll have games like bowling, kerplunk, connect four, giant jenga, candyland, and much more!
DISNEY VILLAIN TRIVIA   MOVING MAZES
Tweens & Teens | Test your knowledge at our Disney Villain trivia program. Make sure to study by watching your favorites over and over again. See where you stack up against other fans.   Kids, Tweens & Teens | See if you have what it takes to make it through our moving maze! You won't get bored, because it'll never be the same maze twice.
DRAGON EGG BATH BOMBS   NOBODY LIKES A GOBLIN
All Ages | Use some simple household ingredients to make fantastic eggs that you can take home and use in your next bath! All materials provided.   Kids & Families | Fun fantasy-themed storytime! After the story, decorate your own crown. Free! All supplies provided.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CHARACTER CREATION   ONE RING SCAVENGER HUNT
Tweens, Teens & Adults | The Gathering Place will be on hand to help you create a new character using Dungeons & Dragons 5e! No experience needed.   Teens & Adults | Answer trivia to find clues and race to throw the One Ring into the fires of Mt. Doom. Come as a team or be prepared to group into a new fellowship.
FAIRY JEWELRY   PHOTOBOOTH
Tweens, Teens & Adults | You can make rings, armbands, ear cuffs, tiaras, circlets, and much more. You're only limited by your imagination! All supplies provided.   Tweens & Teens | Use your own camera or device to take photos of your costumes with a variety of props.
HYRULE ESCAPE ROOM
WELCOME TO WONDERLAND
Teens & Adults | The Triforce has been shattered! You and your teammates must discover the pieces and reform them in order to save Hyrule!
Tweens & Teens | Visit Wonderland and play croquet, enjoy tea and snacks, and a topsy-turvy good time. The Mad Hatter will be waiting, so come dressed in your best. Don't be late.



DAY 3: FINAL DAY (MORNING) AT MAIN LIBRARY
Lib-Con Schedule - Saturday, April 28, 2018
202 Cedar St., Abilene, TX 79601
PH: 325-676-6067

Location 9:00AM 9:30AM 10:00AM 10:30AM 11:00AM 11:30AM 12:00PM 12:30PM
Main Programming
Tia Ballard: Q&A with Voice Actress  
Diagon Alley
Vendors
Panels
How to Host a Panel
  Cosplay for
Competition
 
Photo Ops Cosplay
Photography 
Face Off
Information & Registration Information Booth
  Cosplay Registration
Kid Corner
Choose Your Own Craft
 
Dungeon
D&DSession 1
Creation Station  3D Printing Demo
3D Printing for Cosplay
Cricut Decal Demo
 
 Escape Room Hyrule Escape Room
 


DAY 3: FINAL DAY (AFTERNOON) AT MAIN LIBRARY

Lib-Con Schedule - Saturday, April 28, 2018
202 Cedar St., Abilene, TX 79601
PH: 325-676-6067

Location 1:00PM 1:30PM 2:00PM 2:30PM 3:00PM 3:30PM 4:00PM 4:30PM 5:00PM 
Main Programming Tia Ballard: Directing/Auditioning

Cosplay Contest
Diagon Alley Vendors
Panels Geeked Out Crochet Hooks

Photo Ops
Information & Registration Cosplay Registration

Kid Corner
Dungeon D&D Session 2
 
Creation Station  DIY Decal Coasters

 Escape Room Back to the Future Escape Room (Starts at 12:30PM)
 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS
3D PRINTING 4 COSPLAY   D&D Session 2
Teens & Adults | Learn a few basics on getting started in 3D printing for cosplay.  The 3D printer can be used to create some wonderful props and accessories for cosplayers.   Tweens, Teens & Adults | The Gathering Place Dungeon Masters will be running several contained campaigns to different age groups. Novice and expert players welcome. Please come with a prepared 1st or 2nd level D&D 5e character sheet.
3D PRINTING DEMO   DIY DECAL COASTERS
Teens & Adults | Join us for a demonstration of the 3D PolyPrinter! Learn all the wonderful uses the 3D printer has as well as what 3D printing classes are offered at your library!   Teens & Adults | We will be learning to apply decals and creating Lib-Con Phoenix themed coasters for you to take home.
BACK TO THE FUTURE ESCAPE ROOM   EXHIBITORS
Teens & Adults | Save the clock tower! No one leaves till we find the stolen petition signatures to save our beloved clock tower!   All Ages | Local vendors will be selling awesome geeky and nerdy merchandise. Wares appealing for all fandoms, meet local fandom groups, find out about the different organizations around Abilene, and more.
CHOOSE YOUR CRAFT   FACE OFF
All Ages | A variety of simple geeky crafts will be available to all who want to make them.   All Ages | Three special effects makeup artists will be frantically creating masterpieces on their models!  Our theme this year is Fractured Fairy Tales. May the best artist win!
COSPLAY CONTEST   GEEKED OUT CROCHET HOOKS
All Ages | The Cosplay Contest is an opportunity for both skilled and novice cosplayers to show off their craft.  All attendees are welcome to come view the contest and cheer on cosplayers.   Tweens & Teens | We'll be using polymer clay to turn your crochet hooks into a lightsaber or magic wand. We'll have supplies available, but feel free to bring your own metal crochet hook 
COSPLAY FOR COMPETITION
GUEST: TIA BALLARD Q&A
Teens & Adults | Taking all the jitters out of entering, and competing in a Cosplay Contest.  Going in depth into the whole process. Presented by Native Texan Cosplay! Be sure to stay to the end for a special giveaway.
All Ages | If you have questions about being a part of the anime industry, then this is your chance to ask. Tia Ballard will be on hand to answer all of your burning questions.  She has the experience to back it up.
COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY

GUEST: TIA BALLARD DIRECT/AUDITION
All Ages | Join Shadow_Shark_Cosplay to learn the basic and many skills of photography with Noctis acting as the model.
All Ages | Voice Actress Tia Ballard will host a second panel focused on the directing/auditioning process. Be sure to stick around for autographs.
COSPLAY REGISTRATION

HOW TO HOST A PANEL
All Ages | All entries to the Cosplay Contest must be submitted during this time. Please see Cosplay Guidelines for more details.
Teens & Adults | Find out what it takes to put together and host a panel for a con. Our hostesses have a wide range of con experiences and are happy to share their advice and inspiration with you.
CRICUT DECAL DEMO

HYRULE ESCAPE ROOM
Teens & Adults | You can see the Cricut in action as we create some wonderful decal items. We will also talk about all the wonderful uses the Cricut has as well as what Cricut classes are offered at your library.

Teens & Adults | The Triforce has been shattered! You and your teammates must discover the pieces and reform them in order to save Hyrule!
D&D SESSION 1

INFORMATION BOOTH
Tweens, Teens & Adults | The Gathering Place Dungeon Masters will be running several contained campaigns to different age groups. Novice and expert players welcome. Please come with a prepared 1st or 2nd level D&D 5e character sheet.
All Ages | Feeling a bit lost? Stop by our information booth to find your way.

 


MAIN LIBRARY
202 Cedar St.
Abilene, TX 79601
PH: 325-677-2474

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM - 6PM
Sundays | Closed

SOUTH BRANCH
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Abilene, TX 79606
PH: 325-698-7565

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 10AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 10AM - 6PM
Sundays | 1PM - 6PM

MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
Abilene, TX 79603
PH: 325-437-7323

HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM - 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM - 6PM
Sundays | Closed

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