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Shobou Con at Chesapeake Public Library

Shobu Con at Chesapeake Public Library

This event looks like so much fun!

Shobou Con, the annual mini-con is back at Chesapeake Public Library! Get ready for a costume contest, Karaoke, Lego Builds, learn to play Pokemon, a Cat Café Sensory Room, and more. This event includes panels, cosplay, activities, vendors, and more.

Where: Chesapeake Public Library 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake VA

When: Saturday, January 13, 2024 beginning at 10am. Make sure to check out the full schedule before you go, to best plan your time. You can find the schedule, and updates HERE.

Cost: Free and open to the public

Description:  Find manga recommendations at our Manga 101 panel. Transform at our Magical Girl Wand craft. Debate with fellow nerds at our Live Action Adaptations panel. Create your own Friendly Fire Spirit felt craft. Test your skills at our Lego blind build. Showcase your hard work at our Cosplay Contest. Be entertained by the Volare Idols.

Love art? Mike Lane from the Sumi-e Society of America Inc. will demonstrate sumi-e art and teach on its history and techniques. Ever wondered about the art of quilling? Mattie Wills of Imperfectionzart will show how curled paper can be made into fantastic pieces of art and teach you how to make a dust sprite (registration required).

Need a quiet place away from all the con noise? Head upstairs to Conference Room B for our Cat Café Sensory Room. Hungry? Head outside to take advantage of the food trucks!

Schedule of Events (Check this link for the most up-to-date information.)

Large Meeting Room
10 – 10:45am:  Lego Blind Build
11am – Noon:  From Speed Racer to One Piece: The Best and Worst of Live Action Anime Adaptations
12:15 – 1:15pm:  5 Painters Share Their Love of Sumi-e presented by Blue Heron Chapter of the Sumi-e Society of America
1:30 – 3pm:  Costume Contest
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Volare Idols: Stella Amore presented by Volare Idols
5:30 – 7:30pm:  Shobou Con After Hours (registration required)

Small Meeting Room
10 – 10:45am:  Magical Girl Wands
11am-Noon: Paper Quilling: Dust Sprites presented by Mattie Wills*
12:15 – 1pm:  Mellow Admirer to Otaku: How Well Do You Know Your Manga?
3:15 – 4pm:  A Friendly Fire Spirit Felt Craft

YFS Activity Room
11:15am – Noon:  Draw Your Own Chibi
12:15 – 2:15pm:  Be a Pokémon Trainer: Learn and Play Pokémon
2:30 – 4pm: K-Pop Card/Manga Swap

Conference Room B
All Day Cat Café Sensory Room