Games, Crafts & Activities

PhenomeCON 2019

Main (Oakland)

Preregistration tickets are SOLD OUT!

Day-of registration begins at 10 am on August 3 at CLP-Main (Oakland). If you did not preregister, please be prepared to provide your own lunch the day of the event. If you would like transportation, speak with a CLP teen specialist.


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


  • 9:00 am | Meet at select locations for free transportation to PhenomeCON. Talk to the Teen Specialist at your Library for more information. Please note: Using Library-provided transportation requires a permission slip.
  • 10:00 am – 4:30 pm | Geek out at PhenomeCON!


  • Fandom Showdown
    The crowd votes as you advocate for your favorite character in this fandom bracket competition.
  • Trivia Contest
    Come with friends or by yourself to show off your knowledge of books, movies, comics, tv shows, and music by competing in this trivia contest!
  • Anime Trivia Contest
    This competition is everything anime! Do you have what it takes?
  • Crafting
    Come create your own buttons, bind your own books, crochet a Kirby keychain, and more!
  • Costume Making
    Whether you’re sprucing up an existing cosplay or starting from scratch, we have you covered!
  • Costume Showcase
    Show off your hard work and creativity on stage, win fun prizes and awards!
  • Dungeons and Dragons
    Explore the worlds of Dungeons and Dragons with a seasoned Dungeon Master.
  • Magic the Gathering
    Learn the ropes with some award-winning Magic players or just come meet and play with some fellow Magic lovers.
  • Virtual Reality
    Come mess around and explore games, worlds, and videos with Virtual Reality Equipment.
  • Smash Tournament
    Practice up all summer then come compete in this all day free Smash Ultimate tournament. Controllers are provided but bring your own if you have a preference.
  • 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 with karaoke.
  • Green Screen Photography
    Visit new worlds, fictional and real, by posing in front of a landscape or scene of your choice.
  • Puzzle Hunt
    Solve riddles and decipher codes to explore the library and unlock secrets with Hidden Legend.


Event Fee: Free


CLP – Main (Oakland)

CLP – Main (Oakland)

4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15213



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