Coming July 15, 2023
10:00am to 3:00pm

It's back!  Our celebration of all things pop-culture (with a lean toward gaming) is coming this summer to Highland Library! 

Come in costume and celebrate everything from Pong to Pac-Man, Mario to Last of Us.

For all ages.  Drop in!

Absolutely free!
Schedule of Events:
Loot Raffle
so many goodies to give away!

ALL DAY: 10:00am to 3:00pm
We'll be raffling off board games, comics and graphic novels, pop culture goodies, and more!  If you join us on this day, you get 1 raffle ticket for our prize(s) drawing!

Come in costume and get an extra raffle ticket!
Simulation, Animation, & Gaming
Demos brought to us by EMU

ALL DAY: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Come and chat with students from Eastern Michigan University's Simulation, Animation and Gaming department. They will be here to demo projects they are working on in AI, animation and game design.
Examples of their creations:
Walter and AAFF 2018
Golden Rhino Games
Pop Up Store

ALL DAY: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Browse and buy meeples to your heart's content!  Our good friends from Golden Rhino Games will bring a pop-up gaming store!
Retro Gaming
(NES, Playstation, etc)

ALL DAY: 10:00am to 3:00pm
  Remember the feel of that square little controller?  Archive Games of South Lyon will bring a plethora of gaming consoles of yore, so you can relive those days of beating Bowser in his own dungeon.  All day long!
Make-Your-Own Button
ALL DAY: 10:00am to 3:00pm

Free Ice Cream
Noon to 3:00pm 
  Huron Valley Community Coalition is dedicated to leading teens toward a drug- and alcohol-free life.   Make your own pop-culture button, or swing past for free ice cream (while supplies last)
How to Make a Mini Comic Class
by Matt Feazell

10:00am to 11:30am
Matt Feazell is a freelance cartoonist and retired graphic artist located in Hamtramck, Michigan. His comics and spot illustrations have appeared in Disney Adventures and Nickleodeon Magazine. With four published books, a screenplay, and a feature film to his credit, Feazell continues the minicomic adventures of The Amazing Cynicalman, America's Laid-off superhero.
Balloon Artist

10:00am to 12:30pm
Your favorite animals, in the opposite-of-pincushion form!
Used Book Sale
Friends of the Library

10:00am to 2:00pm
The Friends of the Library sponsor our fun events, including our Game Con!  Support the Friends and your Library at this book sale.  Gently-used books are typically $1 - $2 each!
Board Game Demos
brought to us by Golden Rhino Games

11:30am to 1:30pm
Our good friends from Golden Rhino Games will be here to show off board games and tabletop games.  If you're new to the tabletop gaming scene, you're in for a treat!
Face Painting

12:30pm to 3:00pm
Enhance your face for an afternoon!  What would you like to be?
Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Mastering Class

world building
character development
combat & adventure design
for seasoned DMs & newcomers

1:30pm to 3:00pm
Are you ready to take your Dungeons & Dragons game to the next level? Look no further than Kenneth Schell's Dungeon Mastering class, brought to you by Odyssey of Eternity. With more than 500 games under his belt, Kenneth has honed his skills to become a master storyteller and expert game facilitator. In this session, Kenneth will share his tips and tricks for creating immersive and engaging D&D campaigns that will keep your players coming back for more.
Tea Dueling

until we're out of biscuits
Dunking cookies into tea: think it's easy?  Match your nerves against your opponents and avoid the dreaded sog! There can be only one winner!
And pinkies out, people.
Go Imagine!
from Oakland County

10:00am - 1:00pm
Go imagine the world around you and immerse yourself in a fun sensory experience!  Have fun with some of these:
- Giant Lite Bright
- Bubbles/Chalk
- Slime Station
- XXL Foam Building Blocks
Crafts, buttons, giveaways, freebies & comics all day - while supplies last

outdoors, spring-fall,
available 24/7
A great story in the great outdoors!  Enjoy a short walk through our woods and read a cool picture book (or a great comic strip!) a page at a time!
A huge thanks to the Friends of the Highland Library for sponsoring our Con!








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