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Every August at CLP – Main (Oakland), teens gather for Pittsburgh’s free, city-wide teens only fandom convention!

Transportation is provided from select Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh neighborhood locations.

Registration opens in the summer and is encouraged to guarantee lunch.

Teens come in costume or make their own at the event and celebrate their fandoms through special events and panels like:

  • Fandom Showdown – advocate and vote for your favorite character in this fandom bracket competition
  • Trivia Contest – team up to show off your knowledge of books, movies, comics, TV shows and music
  • Anime Trivia Contest – this competition is everything anime!
  • Crafting – make their own buttons, bind your own books, crochet keychains and more
  • Costume Making – whether you’re sprucing up an existing cosplay or starting from scratch, library staff and volunteers can help you create the perfect costume
  • 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 fellow Magic lovers
  • Virtual Reality – Virtual Reality Equipment is available for explorers of games, worlds and videos
  • Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament – compete in this all-day, free Smash Ultimate tournament. Controllers are provided but personal controllers are welcome
  • Fandom Singalong – sing your favorite songs together or show off with karaoke
  • Greenscreen 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
  • Costume Showcase – show off your costume on stage in front of all of your fellow CON goers at this culminating event!









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