Games, Crafts & Activities

PhenomeCON 2018 – SOLD OUT

Main (Oakland)
Logo for PhenomeCON Teen Pop Culture Expo

This event is sold out.

Can’t make it to Comic-Con International or Anime Expo this year? Join us at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main in Oakland for a free, city-wide *teens only* fandom convention!



  • Meet at select locations for free transportation to PhenomeCON. Talk to the Teen Specialist at your Library for more information. Using Library-provided transportation requires a permission slip.


  • Doors open


  • Trivia Contest – Display your knowledge of fandoms of all kinds.  Come with a team or on your own. 


  • Fandom Singalong – Do you know all the words to Hamilton? Find yourself humming the Steven Universe theme song in the shower? Sing your favorite songs together, or show off your own skills with karaoke.


  • Free Lunch. Registration is encouraged to guarantee food.


  • Black Panther movie screening


  • Fandom Showdown – Love Doctor Who? Crazy about Pokemon? Or is your favorite character totally underrated? Argue for why your favorite is the best in the bracket showdown.


  • Cosplay Costume Showcase – Flaunt your cosplay skills and win prizes!

All Day

  • Gaming – Play retro games using emulators, or use our computers to play newer favorites.
  • Virtual Reality open play – Mess around with VR headsets.
  • Costume creation – Bring your favorite character to life! Create a new cosplay from scratch, or work on an existing one. 
  • Crafts – Show off your craftiness and make a souvenir.
  • Teen Art Show – Drop off your fan art, fantasy drawing, manga or comics at any Library location and we’ll display it in the Main Gallery during the week of PhenomeCON.
  • Photobooth – Capture your amazing cosplay look with a keepsake photo, or share a digital version to friends via email or on Facebook.
  • Quiet Room – A sensory friendly room to take a break.

Lead your own activity

Here’s your chance to organize the event you’ve always wanted to see at PhenomeCON! Do you want a panel on a particular topic? To role-play characters from your favorite fandom? Is there a game you love? Fan-fiction you want to share? Something even better we’re not thinking of? We’ll do our best to provide space and support for you to make it a reality! Sign up here!

Event Fee: Free


CLP – Main (Oakland)

CLP – Main (Oakland)

4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15213



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