Grab your capes, costumes and unleash your superpowers at Tempe Public Library’s FanCon on Saturday, Jan. 25. Fans of Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Wholocks,Trekkies and more can check out authors and artists, see live entertainment, shop for comics and enjoy food trucks. Wear your costumes for a chance to win prizes in children, teen, adult and group costume contests.
When: Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Library Plaza, 3500 S. Rural Road
Activities: Exhibitors, scavenger hunt, coloring contest, dance performances, Superhero Jeopardy, costume contest, food trucks
FanCon encourages reading for all ages by leveraging the popularity of graphic novels. Comics help slow the pace, boosting reading comprehension skills. ESL readers also benefit from seeing the images in comics, which provide context for vocabulary words.
Tempe Public Library librarians will be on-hand to recommend age-appropriate graphic novels, books, movies and music for all to enjoy.