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ZAP! ZOOM! BOOM! San Antonio Public Library to host first virtual, all-ages, Pop Madness event this weekend!

Published on Friday, February 26, 2021

ZAP! ZOOM! BOOM! San Antonio Public Library to host first virtual, all-ages, Pop Madness event this weekend!

CONTACT: Reyna Martinez, 210-207-2592 
Reyna.Martinez@sanantonio.gov 

 

SAN ANTONIO (February 26, 2021) – The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) invites the public to attend Pop Madness, an online celebration of literary, cinematic, and artistic geekdom this Saturday, February 27 – Sunday, February 28! All ages are welcome to take part in this two-day event featuring live panels with acclaimed children’s author Kate DiCamillo, award-winning fantasy novelist Martha Wells, and actor, author and San Antonio native, Henry Thomas!  
 
Formerly known as Pop Con, Pop Madness aims to bring a comic con atmosphere to library patrons. Along with live panels, this event will also include karaoke, eSports, virtual escape rooms, a cosplay contest, a Take-and-Make kit available through Contact-Free Pickup at all library locations, and more. 
 
Visit guides.mysapl.org/popmadness for more information. Additionally, here is a promotional video staff have created with pop culture book title recommendations: https://youtu.be/9XSUESm2zxs   
 
Schedule of Events  
Links to programs will go live on Friday, February 26 at https://guides.mysapl.org/popmadness   
 
Saturday, February 27 - Panels & Gaming 
10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.: Karaoke 
11:00 a.m.: Kate DiCamillo panel 
11:00 a.m.: Fan Fiction 101 with the Organization for Transformative Works 
1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Mario Kart 
1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.: Savage Worlds Star Wars 
1:30 p.m.: Martha Wells panel 
3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.: Among Us  
4:00 p.m.: Pop Madness Cosplay Contest 
6:00 p.m.: Morganville - A movie based on the books of Rachel Caine  
 
Sunday, February 28 -  Panels & Gaming 
12:00 p.m.:  Fandom During the Pandemic 
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.:  Dungeons & Dragons Movie and Game 
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Mario Kart 
1:30 p.m.: A Year in San Antonio Esports 
3:00 p.m.: Henry Thomas panel 
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Among Us 
 
Additional Fun Programs Available on SAPL’s YouTube Channel 
Tom Kinsey's Animal Friends 
Pop Art with Artist Ana Sandoval 
In the Stacks: Pop Madness edition 
Artist/Author Alley: Tribute to Past Guests 
Cosplay Tutorial: How to Crochet Fingerless Gloves 
Virtual Escape Room: A Universe of Enemies- A Doctor 
Cosplay Makeup with Ardor Beauty 
Pop Art with Ana Sandoval 
Fun with Parks and Rec 
Cosplay Tutorial 
Virtual Escape Room: 1313 Trapezoid Way - A Mystery Escape Room 

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Author: Melanie Morales (GPA)

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