Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library

2902 W. Bearss Ave.
Tampa, FL 33618

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All Day

Crafts. Family-friendly crafts will be available to make all day in the Children’s Area.

Escape Room. See if your team can escape the room in this fun Mario-themed experience. Sign-up at the Registration Desk.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Fan Art Voting. Vote for your favorite piece in the LibCon Fan Art gallery from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The winning artists will be announced after the Artist Talks!

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

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Smash Bros. Test your gaming might in our annual LibCon Smash Bros. tournament. First and second place winners leave with trophies and bragging rights until the next LibCon! For ages 13+. Registration in Room C/D. See Policies for rules.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Understanding the Fundamentals of Drawing. Join artist Edward Lilley for an informative discussion about the art of drawing. Edward will discuss the most important aspects of drawing he has learned and how they have helped him grow as an artist.

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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Cosplay. Show us what you’ve got! Display your craftsmanship and acting ability in the LibCon cosplay Contest and win! Cosplay contests for kids and one for teens and adults! See policies for more information. Sign-up at the Registration Desk. See Policies for rules.

Guests

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501st Legion

The 501st Legion is an international fan-based organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate replicas of Imperial Stormtrooper armor, Sith Lords, and other villains from the Star Wars universe.
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Chuck Dixon

Chuck Dixon has more than twenty-five years of experience in the graphic novel field as an editor, writer and publisher. He has contributed well over a thousand scripts to publishers like DC Comics, Marvel, Dark Horse, Hyperion and others. His comic book adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit continues to be an international bestseller. He is also the co-creator of an ambitious line of graphic novels based on the American Civil War available now through Dover books.
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Critical Hit Games

Critical Hit Games will be hosting tabletop gaming open play in this year’s expanded gaming area. Join your fellow gamers for board games, miniatures, roleplaying games, and more!
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Edward Lilley

Edward Lilley is a storyboard artist and illustrator. Edward uses his skills in animation, motion graphics, and editing to bring commercials to life. In early 2019, he published Desert King, an independently produced episodic comic chronicling the journey of Eno, a young boy lost in the wilderness who is uncovering secrets of his past and identity.
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Middleton Robotics

Middleton Robotics was established in 2004 as an extra-curricular activity of Middleton Magnet High School. Middleton Robotics exists to inspire their and future generations to become excited about science, technology, engineering, and math through their robotics teams.
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Pyramid

Pyramid Tampa is best known for its unique arts program, which offers a full range of visual and performing arts, catering to each student’s level of ability and interest. They currently serve more than 160 students in Hillsborough County. Artwork will be displayed at the event and representatives from Pyramid Tampa will be on hand to answer questions about the organization.
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Sergio Cariello

Sergio Cariello has worked as a penciller and illustrator on Daredevil, Deathstroke, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Batman, and Azrael. He currently pencils and inks the Lone Ranger for Dynamite Entertainment.