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June 8, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Entire Library
508 N Cusick Street
Maryville, TN 37804
Mini-Con Fifth Annual (Signage)
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Mini-Con! Fifth Annual Celebration

Saturday, June 8, 2019

  • Saturday, June 8, All Day, “Mini-Con!” The library’s fifth-annual celebration of all things geeky, nerdy and fun. All ages are invited to dress in costume, play team trivia, watch a movie, do crafts, learn computer coding skills and play games. Special guests include Mister Bond’s The Science Guys, The Spooky Ooos honkytonk band, costumed characters, and many vendors of collectibles, art, books and games. Mini-Con takes place Throughout the Library.
    • Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., “Teen Gaming, Special Mini-Con Edition.” Games of all kinds! Board games, Wii games, Super Smash Brothers, Marko Kart – or bring your own. For this special edition of Teen Gaming, we’ll also have PCs available. 

Check schedule below! Some times and rooms may change closer to the event so watch this space.
Mini-Con 2019: Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Convention

All Day, All Ages, on June 8th at the Blount County Public Library

Throughout the Day:

• Shop from our huge selection of books at the Friends of the Library book sale
• Fencing Demonstrations from the Knoxville Academy of the Blade in the Reading Rotunda
• All Day Teen Gaming in the Computer Lab (Dorothy Herron B)
• Vendors selling everything from hand-knitted creations to comic books to collectibles
• LEGO free building for all ages
• Fandom Meet-Ups in the study rooms with snacks and coloring
• Green Screen Photo Booth in the Reference area
-Doors Open & Vendors Start Selling

10:30am – 11:30am
-Mr. Bond’s Science Guys – Sharon Lawson
Say hi to our favorite mad scientists at their fun, interactive show about our summer reading theme: space!

-Cosplay Armor Tutorial – Dorothy Herron
J.D. Baughman will be here to talk about template making, basic armor techniques, tools of the trade and heat forming foam—all you need to understand the basic of making your own cosplay armor!

11:30am – 12:30pm
-Neil & Robyn McCammon – Dorothy Herron
Robyn & Neil McCammon return this year to discuss their horror comic series Don’t Fear Dawn

-TBA: Jupiter Entertainment – Sharon Lawson
Stay tuned for information about a program from Jupiter Entertainment, the company responsible for popular series like Oxygen’s Snapped and ID’s Homicide Hunter.

-Comic Drawing Workshop – Children’s Department
Kids will join Amanda from our weekly “Art with Amanda” art program to learn about comic drawing.

12:30pm – 2:30pm
-Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse screening – Sharon Lawson

-Nerdy Team Trivia – Dorothy Herron
Jeopardy winner and Youth Services Manager Jennifer Spirko will run this trivia game full of fandom, fantasy and fun—make sure your team gets there early because seats are limited!

-Free Pizza (as supplies last) – Meeting Room Hallway

1:00pm – 4:00pm
-Free Balloon Twisting and Face Painting; Snow Cones for sale - Outside

1:30pm – 2:30pm
-Harry Potter Wand Making Workshop – Learning Lab (For Kids – Supplies Limited, First Come – First Serve)

1:30pm – 3:30pm
-Nerdy Karaoke – Children’s Department
The Maryville Rock Academy will lead some rocking nerdy karaoke in the Children’s Department!

2:30pm – 3:30pm
-Sonic Screwdriver Workshop – Learning Lab (For Kids – Supplies Limited – First Come, First Serve)

2:30pm – 4:00pm
-The Spooky-Ooos Concert – Sharon Lawson
Our favorite paranormal honkytonk band is back!

-Miniature Figure Painting Class – Dorothy Herron
Recommended ages 12 and up—learn about the craft and paint your own fantasy miniature figure for tabletop gaming.

3:30pm – 4:30pm
-Sword Making Workshop – Learning Lab (For Kids – Supplies Limited – First Come, First Serve)

-Science Fun with Ms. Frizzle – Children’s Department
Join Ms. Frizzle and friends for some awesome, interactive science demonstrations.

4:30pm – 5:30pm
-Next Great Hero Contest Announcement – Sharon Lawson
Come see the amazing superheroes created for our Next Great Hero Contest and find out the winners!

-Cosplay Contest – Sharon Lawson
Put your cosplay to the test and show off your skills to see who wins our Cosplay Contest!
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, please email Chelsea at and she'll get back to you! :)