Fandom Fest 2021 - April 23 and 24

Fandom Fest is BACK!

Gather online and geek out with other fans! Whether it’s Wonder Woman or the Mandalorian, Pokémon or Among Us, we’re celebrating all the fandoms – from a safe and VIRTUAL distance!  Here are some more details on the fun to come!:

 Fandom Fest Events

Schedule of Events

Super Hero Training Play Path
All Ages | April 12 – April 24
Do you accept the challenge?  Move from sign to sign around the exterior of the Library, completing all the tasks as you go. No registration required.

Family Movie Night Kits: Fandom Favorites
All Ages | April 12 (while supplies last)
Pick up a themed kit containing things like snacks, craft ideas, suggestions for a game to play as a family and more. Kits are first-come, first-served and limited to the quantity available. 

Virtual Fandom Scavenger Hunt
All Ages | April 13 from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Registration is OPEN!

Virtual RPG One-Shot
Grades 6 to 12 | April 14 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Registration is OPEN!

Downtown Scavenger Hunt
All Ages | April 17 – April 24 (all day)
Channel your inner Riddler as you solve the riddles and follow the clues through Downtown Plainfield. Clue sheets can be picked up at the Library starting on April 17. 

Virtual Author Visit with Chad Sell, author of The Cardboard Kingdom
All Ages | April 19 at 6:30 to 7:15 PM
Registration is OPEN!

Virtual Family Trivia Night: Movies
Grades K-5 (siblings welcome!) | April 22 from 6:00pm to 6:45pm 
Registration begins April 8

Draw-alongs with artist Addie Afable
Sessions for kids, teens, and adults | April 24 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Registration begins April 10

Character meet and greet
All Ages | April 24 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Captain Marvel and Batman will be stopping!  Pick up a Fandom Fest take and make craft (while supplies last), say hello, and snap a pic!  No registration required.

Q&A discussion with Ryan La Sala, author of Be Dazzled
Grades 6-12 | April 24 at 2:00 PM
Registration begins April 10

Virtual Fandom Fest Fashion Show
All Ages | April 24 from 3:30 to 4 PM
Sign-ups have begun – find out more here

Cosplay 101 Panel
Kids, teens, and adults welcome! | April 24 at 4:00 PM 
Registration begins April 10

   
 Take and Make crafts

Take and Make Crafts

There’s plenty of fandom fun to be had at home!  Keep an eye out for this month’s fandom-themed Take and Make crafts!  Please note: crafts are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can’t be reserved for pick-up.  Available while supplies last.

Fingerpaint Superheroes
April 19  |  Preschool

Fandom Terrariums
April 19  |  Adults 

Use the Force (Lightsabers)
April 20  |  Elementary 

Throwback Fandom Crafts
April 21  |  All Ages

Superhero Cardboard Pinball Machine
April 22  |  Teens

Fandom Craft Day
April 24  |  All Ages

  • The Child papercraft (Preschool and up)
  • Among Us Keychain (Elementary and up)
  • Fandom Flip Battle (Family game kit)

Please note: All Fandom Fest programs and activities are being planned as virtual events. As April approaches, if it is safe to do so, additional in-person programs may be added. We’ll update our schedule and activities as Fandom Fest draws near!  And make sure to follow our Fandom Fest Facebook page for announcements, info, and fun!

 Share Your Hero!

Share Your Hero!

Fandom Fest is our favorite time of the year for all things comic books and superheroes. This year, though, we want to spend some time celebrating our real-life heroes. Do you have a teacher who plans really fun virtual classes? Does your Grandma or Grandpa make the best lasagna in the world? Is one of your family members a doctor or a nurse? Tell us about your hero using this form.  Drop off completed forms at the Youth Services desk or email them to us at social@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org.

*Coming soon* Visit the library or our website to see their profile up on our Hero Wall!  

 Artist Alley

Artist Alley

Just because we’re socially distant doesn’t mean we can’t support some amazing local artists and vendors! Take some time to browse, shop, and support this talented group.

Interested in joining us for Fandom Fest 2021? Please email info@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org for more information. And be sure to follow our Fandom Fest Facebook page for more updates.

   
Read Like a Fan! 

Read Like a Fan

Fandom Fest is all about geeking out about the pop culture we love to watch, listen to, and especially READ! During the month of April, we’re challenging fans of all ages to read comics, graphic novels, and manga. Discover something new or re-read a favorite series – it all counts!

Read 3 comics or graphic novels to complete the program and earn an entry into a drawing for a Fandom Fest prize pack. Each additional read earns you another entry!

Sign up here!

 

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