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Lafayette, CO — August 18, 2023 — Pop Culture Classroom, in collaboration with the Lafayette Public Library, is thrilled to announce the upcoming Lafayette Mini-Con event, a no-cost day of creative inspiration, pop culture learning, and family-friendly fun. This event is designed to bring the community together for an engaging and educational experience that celebrates storytelling, adventure, games, pop culture in all its forms. 

Event Details: 

  • Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023 
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
  • Location: Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 

Event Highlights: 

  • Live Action Role-Playing Duels: Renaissance Adventures will host thrilling foam sword duels that transport participants into the world of live-action role-playing.  
  • Cryptid Arts and Crafts: Participants will have the opportunity to craft their own cryptid creatures and their unique habitats, celebrating the beginning of spooky season! 
  • Science Exploration: The Colorado School of Mines will delve into the scientific wonders behind iconic pop culture elements such as the Mandalorian’s armor, Thor’s hammer, and Captain America’s shield. Hands-on science experiments will engage participants in learning. 
  • Panels and Workshops: Immerse yourself in enlightening discussions and workshops, including Fantasy World Building and Map Making, Halloween Costume Planning, Drawing Cartoon Animals, How to Draw Cool Characters, and Pixel Art Tutorial. 
  • A Brand-New Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Celebrate the power of storytelling and become a part of the tale! Create a character, and immerse yourself in a text adventure with multiple story paths and endings.  
  • Prop and Costume Design: Tomorrow Makers Studios‘ student filmmakers will show off their hand-crafted props and costumes in the library’s maker space, sharing insights into their creative process. 
  • Drag Queen Storytime Drag Queen Storytime: Beloved local family entertainer Shirley Delta Blow invites families to come dressed in their finest! Drag Queen Storytime captures the imagination and gender fluidity of childhood play and shows children that people come in all shapes, sizes, and forms! 
  • Video/Board Game Library and Gaming Area: Have fun gaming and make new friends! 

Admission: This event is open to all members of the community and is entirely FREE of charge. 

Emilee Klein, Director of Partnerships and Events at Pop Culture Classroom, expressed her excitement:  

“Lafayette Mini-Con is a unique opportunity for families and individuals to come together and immerse themselves in the world of pop culture while learning and having fun. We look forward to welcoming everyone to this special event.” 

Lafayette Public Library Director Melissa Hisel said this: 

“The Lafayette Public Library is excited to collaborate with PCC and the Friends of the Library Foundation to bring a free fun celebration of comics, cosplay and pop culture to the Lafayette community.”  

Lafayette Mini-Con event is sponsored in full by the Friends of the Lafayette Library Foundation. The Friends of the Lafayette Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission is to support the Lafayette Public Library in Colorado. Supporting the Friends helps encourage literacy for children and adults and contribute to Lafayette’s bright future. 

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