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.
** Registration for PhenomeCON 2019 is now open! Reserve your spot! **
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!