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Fandom Fest

Fandom Fest is Back this August

Join us for our 2nd Fandom Fest celebrating comics and pop culture featuring:

  • Gaming for All Ages
  • Meet Members of The 501st Legion
  • Trivia Contests
  • Cosplay
  • Artists and Vendors
  • Fandom Art Display
  • Special Instagrammable Pop-Ups

And while you’re here, keep an eye out for the Daleks! All ages welcome. Free admission. 

Cosplay Guidelines

Cosplay or “costume play” is welcome and encouraged at Fandom Fest! We ask that attendees follow these costume guidelines:
No realistic weapons. There will be a Weapon’s Check, which means no real weapons. Prop weapons that are approved will be tagged as such. No sharp edges or projectiles (no Nerf bullets) will be allowed.
Cosplay is not consent. If you would like to take a photo with and/or of a presenter or Fandom Fest attendee, always ask first and respect that person’s right to say no. Please report any issues that occur to a staff member in a Fandom Fest lanyard.

Pop-Up Palooza

Capture some Instagrammable moments at our amazing pop-ups on the Second Floor. The Pop-Up Palooza features Avengers: Endgame, Stranger Things, Palace Arcade, and Pokémon Go with live Pikachu. It’s our version of Happy Place and WNDR Museum. Also take your turn playing a retro video game or two!


11 a.m.-1 p.m.: 

Fandom Trivia | Lower Level, Studio B

11 a.m.-3 p.m.:

All-Day Anime | Lower Level, Teen Underground
Artist Alley & Vendors | Third Floor, Franklin Gallery, Board Room
Cosplay Central Space | Lower Level, Teen Underground
Elsa’s Chill Zone | Main Level, KidSpace Program Room
Fandom Tournament of  Champions Voting | Lower Level, Teen Underground
Gaming Galleria | Main Level, Commons Meeting Room
Kids Comic Crafts & Drawing Workshop | Main Level, Middle Ground
Milwaukee Daleks | Main Level, Commons
Pop-Up Palooza | Second Floor

12 p.m.:

Fandom Swag Drawing #1 | Main Level, Commons

12-3 p.m.:

501st Midwest Garrison | Main Level, Commons
1 p.m.:

Fandom Swag Drawing #2 | Main Level, Commons
1-1:30 p.m.:

Cosplay Contest for Teens | Lower Level, Teen Underground

1:30-3 p.m.:

Dungeons & Dragons | Lower Level, Studio B

2 p.m.:

Fandom Swag Drawing #3 | Main Level, Commons

3 p.m.:

Fandom Swag Drawing #4 | Main Level, Commons