Saturday, September 21, 2019, 12 – 4 p.m.
Lexington Park Library
Join us for author talks (Lev Grossman via Skype and Jason Fry in person), trivia, a cosplay contest, workshops, and prizes! Open to all ages. See pictures from previous years.
Schedule of Events
12 noon – 2 p.m.: Cosplay Contest Registration
Come dressed as your favorite movie, t.v. show, anime, or comic book character and participate in our cosplay contest! Age categories include ages 10 and under, ages 11-17 and 18 and up. Please review the rules for the cosplay contest before deciding to compete.
Jason Fry is the author of The Last Jedi novelization, as well as many other Star Wars books. He’ll be chatting with us in person about his writing process and what it’s like to be able to work with the Star Wars license. He’ll also have a table in the lobby selling signed copies of his book and answering any lingering questions you may have. Check out the many books he has in our library collection!
Create a cat ear headband to use in your next cosplay costume or for just hanging around the house. If cat ears aren’t your thing, other types of ears will be available. Supplies are limited, so first come first served, the day of LexiCon!
Think you know a lot about Star Wars? Well, it’s time to prove it! Test your knowledge of a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away by participating in trivia for a chance to win a ticket to the Library Prize Vault! This drop-in drop-out style of game is sure to be fun for the whole family.
Lev Grossman, the author of The Magicians trilogy which inspired the hit Syfy channel show of the same name, will be digitally joining us for an exclusive interview! See Lev Grossman’s books in our catalog.
Interested in cosplaying, but aren’t too sure about where to start? Join experienced cosplayers Jazmine and Clawed Cosplay to learn about what cosplay is, how to start making cool costumes of your favorite characters, and some of the dos and don’ts of cosplay etiquette.
1:45 – 2 p.m.: Cosplay Q & A
Do you have any specific questions about cosplaying that you’ll like to have answered? Also, if you come wearing a costume our panel of expert cosplayers will offer critiques and tips to help take your cosplaying game to the next level!
Think you know a thing or two about geek culture? Test your comic and geeky film knowledge by participating in trivia for a chance to win a ticket to the Library Prize Vault! This drop-in drop-out style of game is sure to be fun for the whole family.
Fun for the kiddos and the young at heart! Participate in a series of obstacles designed to test your superhero abilities. Do you think you have what it takes?
Come dressed as your favorite movie, t.v. show, anime, or comic book character and participate in our cosplay contest! Age categories include ages 10 and under, ages 11-17 and 18 and up. Please review the rules for the cosplay contest before deciding to compete. For those that want to get ahead of the game, online registration will begin September 7.
Artist Corner, Raffles and contests for prizes from the secret Library Prize Vault, Kid’s Fun – crafts, photo booth, scavenger hunt.
We are updating regularly – check back for new guests!
Artists and Exhibitors
Alexandra Blake-Sanderlin is a native of New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2015 and moved to St Mary’s County in 2016. She has practiced paper folding arts for eight years and specializes in Golden Venture Folding, also called 3D Origami. She is a member of the Crafts Guild of St Mary’s County and also enjoys crocheting and playing with her dog Poppy. Check out her amazing creations!
Mariluz Gonzalez is a local artist who draws inspiration from anime and videogame characters. Check out her artwork!
Dan Nokes is a local comic book writer and illustrator. He has in the past 13 years put out such self-published efforts as THE REPTILE AND MISTER AMAZING: THE ORIGIN (2002), THE PARANORMALS (2003-2008), THE PISTOLEERS (2008-2010), ADAM AND EVE BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE IN THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (2011-2013), THE REPTILE AND MISTER AMAZING: THE RETURN OF KAT CARSON (2012-????), and IMPOSSIBLE SPACE TALES OF THE LAST PIT STOP (2012-Present). Find him online!.
There is a very good chance that we’ll will be visited by the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion, fan groups devoted to dressing up like characters from the Star Wars franchise!
See more information about the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion.
Crafty Caitie will be here selling adorable felt masks for kiddos! Check out her Etsy shop!
Third Eye Comics
Thanks to Third Eye Comics, Maryland’s premiere store for comics, graphic novels, toys and games, for providing a bonafide deluge of free comics!