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MAPLD Fanfest

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 10 AM – 4:30 PM

Join us in celebrating everything fandom at the library’s first ever comic convention, MAPLD FanFest! The day-long event will include cosplayers roaming the library as your favorite heroes and villains, with giveaways and raffles throughout the day. There will be programs for all ages and will include: various presenters and workshops, a cosplay and video game tournament, alongside fun and educational workshops. Over 20+ artists/vendors will showcase their products and art work. Find the schedule of events below.

Schedule of Events

10 – 11 AM WTTW Big Idea Show
10 AM – 4:30 PM Vendor & Artist Alley
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Japanese Writing for ages 13+
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM DIY Cosplay Gear & Monster Puppets with Monica Paprocki
12 – 2 PM Super Smash Bros. Tournament – Signup at 11 AM
2 – 3 PM Cosplay Panel with A Cosplay Group
3 – 4 PM Cosplay Competition
4 – 4:30 PM Cosplay Competition Winners

* Please wear family friendly costumes!

Vendor & Artist Alley

If you would like to be a vendor or artist please fill out our online registration form here! We are taking applications up till January 11 or until all spaces are filled.

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Monica Paprocki
Ashley Esper
Purple Panda’s Creations
Mr. Calavera
Cosplay On A Budget
Video Game Truck
Costume Contest

Video Game Tournament

Early online registration for the Super Smash Bros. Video Game Tournament can be found here.

Must check in and/or register at the library for the video game tournament between 11:30 AM – 12 PM.

Cosplay Contest

Early online registration for the Cosplay Contest can be found here.

Must have weapon/prop checked when entering the building.


If you would like to sponsor any part of the MAPLD Fanfest, email Tiffany at

New Adult Graphic Novels


Search our SWAN Library Catalog here!