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San Antonio’s First Pop Con Welcomes Artists, Authors, Fan Groups, Anime, Gaming and More to Central Library This Saturday, March 3rd

WHEN:           Saturday, March 3, 2018

10 a.m. - Speaking program featuring Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Representative Diego Bernal

10:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.- Author and artist talks and exhibits, panel discussions, arts and crafts, gaming, performances, cosplay contest, demonstrations, and more.


WHERE:         Central Library

                        600 Soledad St., 78205


WHO:              Mayor Ron Nirenberg

                        Representative Diego Bernal, District 123

                        Armand Baltazar, Senior Designer, Pixar Animation Studios (11 a.m., Discussion with the Artist, Central Library Auditorium)

C. Robert Cargill, Screenwriter, Marvel’s Dr. Strange (12:15 p.m., Discussion and Live Narration during a Screening of Dr. Strange, Central Library Auditorium)       


VISUALS:       Costumed attendees

                        Local professional cosplayers: Superman, Selene (Underworld), the Joker, Jupiter (Sailor Moon)

                        K-Pop performer GlaxyGirl Paida

                        Japanese dance performances from UTSA’s Japanese Club

                        UTSA Quidditch Club demonstrations


MORE:           The San Antonio Public Library invites the community to celebrate their fandoms at the Central Library’s Pop Con on Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  All ages are invited to attend this free family-friendly day of anime, artists, authors, gaming, panel discussions, and more.


                        Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with award-winning science fiction and fantasy artists and authors one-on-one about their craft. Barnes & Noble will be onsite selling the featured author’s books, and attendees are invited to purchase a copy of their favorite to have it signed.


                        Panel discussions and presentations will take place throughout the day exploring topics like podcasting, how to become a YouTuber, pop nostalgia, Dr. Who, Star Trek, and cosplay for people with disabilities.


A dedicated anime area of the event will feature Sweetness Maid Café, an authentic Japanese maid café with maid and butler service and performances; Japanese dance performances from the UTSA Japanese Club; and K-pop performances from local artists The Vikens, GlaxyGirl Paida, and DeaconRap.


Visitors to the library are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes and enter our cosplay contest. Professional cosplayers will be available for free autographs and photos. Aspiring artists of all ages are also encouraged to submit their original work to our art contest.


Visit for a complete list of participating authors and artists, a panel and presentation schedule, contest rules and regulations, and costume and dress code regulations.

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