Comic Hero Weekend

The Frank Sarris Public Library is excited to bring Comic Hero Weekend, a three-day event, to our community on October 1 – October 3.  This weekend is also brought to you in part by Visit Washington County, PA.

Friday, October 1, join us for Comic Hero Night at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, an experience where your family will interact with comic heroes and explore the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.  The evening activities will include Junior Hero Training Academy, trolley rides, free caricatures, free quick cartoon drawings and a scavenger hunt. All children attending will receive a drawstring backpack and a book compliments of the Frank Sarris Public Library. Show off your comic hero costumes or favorite shirts.  Comic Hero Night runs from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and tickets may be purchased online or at the door for one of three sessions (5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.).  Visit our Comic Hero Night at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Facebook event page.

On Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3, join us at the library for FSPL FanFest, an all ages celebration of comic books, anime, and pop-culture.  FSPL FanFest runs 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m on Saturday, October 2 and 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 3.  Artists and vendors interested in being part of FSPL FanFest can download an application here. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

Special Guests include Peter Tomasi – comic book writer, Patrick and Shelly Block – Disney Artists, Joe Wos – Cartoonist, and Clarence Butler – Caricature Artist. At FSPL FanFest, visit vendor and artist tables, take part in cosplay contest, trivia, and workshops and Q & As. Try your hand at a pop-culture themed escape room. Gamers can join 1 of 2 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournaments. Youngsters can participant in Junior Hero Training Academy. Children will receive a free drawsting backpack while supplies last.  You can find more information on the daily schedules below:

Saturday, October 2 schedule

Sunday, October 3 schedule

Visit our FSPL FanFest Facebook event page.

The Frank Sarris Public Library is taking steps to ensure the safety of all who attend Comic Hero Weekend and ask for your cooperation in that effort.  As such, face masks are highly recommended for all persons over 2 years of age attending either event. Per the CDC, face masks are required on public transportation conveyances, including trolleys. Face masks will be available at the door for both events. For our cosplayers, face masks may be taken off for judging at FSPL FanFest and for photographs at both events.  Certain activities may move outdoors and other measures will be implemented to provide everyone a positive experience.  Library Management will continue to monitor CDC and public health officials’ guidelines and adjust our policies accordingly.