SRQCon 2024

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All Ages

Program Description


Save the date for Selby Library's annual pop culture convention returning on June 8! 

Selby Library's annual pop culture convention, SRQCon, returns again on Saturday, June 8th! This all-ages event will feature panels, demonstrations, cosplay, gaming, VR, escape room, crafts, and much more. Show off your best cosplay and join our cosplay contest!

No tickets or registration required to attend the event; entry is free!

Food Trucks: 

The Empanada Girl

Q & S Kool Cups

SRQCon 2024 Presenter Schedule 

11 a.m.: "Secondhand Science: Time Travel in Pop Culture" with Nienna Nir

12 p.m.: "Cosplay Dance" with Shimmy BOOM

1 p.m.: "Comic Creation Workshop" with Bat City Comics

2 p.m.: "Horror in the Age of Horror" with Southwest Florida Horror Writers Association

2 p.m.: "Character Development Workshop" with Emily Carr

3 p.m.: "Cosplay Contest" with YOU! Categories are: YouthTeenAdult.

Crafts Schedule:

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. : Decorate a cap in the Creation Station

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. : Silk screen a book bag in the youth program room

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

Video Games and VR in the Teen Room: 1 - 3 p.m.

Swing by the vendor and community group tables in the Rotunda too!

SRQCon Rules

  • All participants and attendees must follow Sarasota County Library Rules of Conduct and Facility Rules while on the premises. 
  • Cosplay is NOT consent! Harassment will not be tolerated. Always ask before taking pictures of a cosplayer or posing with a cosplayer in the background.  
  • Cosplay should be appropriate for all-ages.  Selby Public Library staff has the final say on whether a cosplay or costume is appropriate. 
  • The following are strictly prohibited as part of your costume: 
    • Real weapons, even if they are no longer functioning or sharp 
    • Sharp-edged or metal weapons 
    • Airsoft, paintball, or BB/pellet weapons 
    • Metal or wooden baseball bats or clubs 
    • Aerosol sprays, projectiles of any kind (including nerf darts), and pyrotechnics of any kind 
  • All toy or model guns must be clearly marked with orange on the barrel. 
  • Large foam, cardboard, and plastic props are allowed. 
  • Selby Public Library staff reserves the right to deny entry to any prop or prop weapon.  
  • Inappropriate use of otherwise allowable props or weapons will result in the weapon or prop being removed from the con. 
  • Footwear is required and includes shoes, boots, or slippers; socks are not considered footwear. Even if your character does not wear shoes, all participants must wear footwear. 

This year, SRQ Con is a Summer Learning Kickoff Party!