5th Annual Pop Culture & Fandom Celebration

August 10, 2019

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Otter River Band

  • 11:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:30 pm-2:30 pm

  • Rock out to some music on our front lawn!

Candlewood Fencing

  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

  • One-on-one combat demos in the Bossidy Commons

Face Painting

  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm

  • Let the artists from Enchanted Garden transform your face into your favorite characters.

Gamer's Gambit

  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

  • Stop by to learn a new game, or browse a selection of games and toys!

Harley Nox Cosplay

  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

  • Sales & Costume Repair Hospital

  • 10:00 am-2:45 pm: Cosplay & Costume Contest Entry

Summer's Frozen Heart

  • 12:00 pm

  • Summer Orlando, Connecticut’s premier theater drag performer, will appear in character during RidgeCon: as Elsa in the morning, with a Sing Along performance at 12:00 pm and then as Maleficent in the afternoon.

    Say hello and get your photo taken!

Royal Tea & Sing Along Storytime

  • 10:30 am-11:30 am

  • Read a story, have a snack, make a craft and sing along with the princesses from KO Parties. Space is limited-first come first served.

The Great RidgeCon Bake Off

  • 11:30 am-12:30 pm or 1:30 pm-2:30 pm

  • Decorate a sugar cookie, have it’s photo taken, and eat! One per person.

Fandom Fight!

  • 10:00 am-3:00 pm

  • 32 fandoms fight it out with your help! Which fandom will come out victorious? Cast your votes every hour and discover the winner at the Finale!

Superhero & Villain Joust

  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

  • Battle as yourself or as a hero or villain on our inflatable gladiator joust!

Jerry Craft Book Signing

  • 12:00 pm

  • Jerry Craft will be signing copies of his new graphic novel New Kid.

Raffles & Prizes

  • 10:00 am-3:00 pm

  • Tickets are 5 for $5. Enter to win fandom packs from Marvel, Wonder Woman, Harry Potter, Pokemon, and Star Wars!

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

  • 10:00 am-3:00 pm

  • Stop by the Scary Stories Tent to look at the books that inspired the spooky movie!

Hidden Mickeys

  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

  • Can you find all the Mickeys in the Children’s Room?

Star Wars Predictions

  • 10:00-4:00 pm

  • Take a guess at the finale ending on our Star Wars Wall!

Superhero Scavenger Hunt

  • 10:00 am-3:00 pm

  • Find all the superheroes in the Library and be entered to win a prize!

Whip Salon

  • 11:00 am-1:00 m

  • Chat with some stylists from WHIP and get your hair braided.

Books on the Commons

  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

  • Visit the Books on the Common table in the Bossidy Commons for a selection of books, plush, and graphic novels.


  • 1:00-3:00 pm

  • An artist from Goofy Faces can recreate your likeness in under 5 minutes

Ridgefield Kempo

  • 11:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

  • Learn to wield a lightsaber like a real Jedi with this Lightsaber training demo by Ridgefield Kempo. Visit their table in the Bossidy Commons after the demo.


  • 10:00 am-3:00 pm

  • Pose in your favorite locations with silly props!

Fashion Show & Finale

  • 3:00 pm

  • Show off your costumes on our red carpet and join us for the announcement of the Cosplay Contest, Raffles, Superhero Scavenger Hunt winners as well as the winning Fandom for the Fandom Fight!

Fandom Crafts

  • 12:00-3:00 pm

  • Make some fun crafts from Captain Underpants, Toy Story 4 and more!

Comic Captions

  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm

  • Make your own captions for some famous comics!

Stuffed Animal Clinic

  • 11:00 am-3:00 pm

  • Bring your favorite stuffed toy to get a check up!

Suzanne Nelson Signing

  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm

  • Suzanne Nelson will be signing her new book “A Tale Magnolious.”

Pokemon Tournament

  • 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

  • Play some Pokemon! Round-robin style game-play with promo cards for every game you win!
  •  Register Here!

An Afternoon of YA True Crime

  • 4:00-5:30 pm

  • Panel discussion with Jesse, Daniel Jones, and Anthony Zenkus, moderated by MFA Coordinator Anthony D’Aries following a screening at the Prospector.
  •  For more info, go here.