PhenomeCON. Image courtesy of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—Main
August 5
10 a.m.—4 p.m.

San Diego may have Comic-Con International, but come this Saturday, Pittsburgh has . . . PhenomeCON.

Teen pop culture fanatics from around the region will converge on Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s main branch in Oakland for the convention’s fifth annual edition.

Whether you’re a Wonder Woman or Spider-Man devotee, a gaming expert, or a film buff, PhenomeCON is for you. Bring your friends—and meet new ones—as you bond over your favorite comic books, movies and superheroes.

For six action-packed hours, the library will be animated by trivia contests, movie screenings, cosplay and crafting activities, gaming and more.

Strike a pose for the audience during the bracket-style Fandom Showdown as convention-goers vote for their favorite characters. Don your best “manga maven” or “visionary villain” threads in the Costume Contest, when judges select winners from 15 different categories.

Open to the public, the free event provides youth with the unique and exciting opportunity to experience a pop culture convention, which is often inaccessible due to high ticket prices and travel costs.

Free lunch will be provided. Transportation will be provided from multiple CLP branches (permission slip required).

Register here.

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...