Cancelled: SimCon 2020

SimCon logoSave the date! SimCon, our sixth annual comic convention, is Saturday, May 16 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and it's going to be better than ever! All events are held at the First Church of God Community Center, 201 E. Green Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. 

Here are a few of the visitors to SimCon 2019 last year! 

SimCon 2019 Photos

Featured Events:
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  • Fortnite Dance Off! Show off your best moves.
  • All day photo op with Star Wars 501st Storm Troopers and other cosplay characters participating in the contest.
  • Cosplay contest:  Pre-registration is required for this event. You can print a registration form online or pick one up in the library. If you wait till the day of the event, there is a $5.00 fee to register.
    • Categories for judging are:

      • Best Group
      • Child – Male and Female
      • Male – Villain and Hero
      • Female – Villain and Hero
      • Nonhuman
  • Nintendo Switch – 1:00-4:00 pm. Come to play or to cheer!
  • LARP experience – Participate in a real LARP (Live Action Role-Play) session!
  • Photo Booth with many of your favorite super hero characters cardboard cutouts. Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win one of them to take home with you.
  • Marketplace – Posters, games, raffles, collectibles, hand-made items
  • Face painting – Provided by Katie Foster-Baker
  • D&D Play all day – Learn and marathon sessions
  • Official Pokémon Tournament
  • Magic Tournament
  • Refreshments - Provided and sold by Upper Allen Woman’s Club Foundation and Nicoli's Pizzeria

Ultimate Geek Trivia: Come show off your nerd credentials by taking part in the Ultimate Geek Trivia. Trivia will again be presented by Cheaters Never Prosper. Your knowledge of a wide array of fandoms will be put to the test. Prizes for the top nerd!

Schedule of Events:
Printable Schedule of Events (PDF, 664KB, 1 page)

Time Activity Location

10:30 - 11:00 

FORTNITE Dance off

Main Floor


11:00 - 1:00

Pokemon USA Pokemon Tournament      (With Official Pokemon USA Trainer)

Main Floor


11:00 - 12:30 


Ultimate Geek Trivia by Cheaters Never Prosper (Prizes Awarded)

Main Room

11:00 - 4:00


Try Dungeons & Dragons OR Play a marathon of D&D

Main Room

11:00 - 4:00


Nintendo Switch Free Play

Main Room

1:00 - 2:30


LARP Experience: Take part in a Live Action Role-Play

Lower Level


3:00 - 3:30 

 Drawing for the raffle prizes and cardboard cutouts


$1.00 per ticket

3:30 - 5:00 


Cosplay Contest ($25 each winner)

Register free in advance; $5 on day of event



Star Wars 501st Legion Garrison Carida

Throughout the building

  • Games by Game Table Cafe
  • Magic the Gathering Tournament
  • Face painting by Katie Foster-Baker
  • Vendors of all things nerdy, collectible, and cool.

Refreshments provided and sold by the Upper Allen Woman's Club Foundation and Nikoli's Pizza.

Persons attending library events may be photographed. The images may be used to record the event on library websites or other electronic forms of media. Those who do not want their images to be used by the library should notify the person in charge of the event.

Weapons Policy

No functional weapons are allowed at the Simpson Library SimCon Comic Convention. DO NOT BRING REAL SWORDS, GUNS (INCLUDING AIRSOFT OR PAINTBALL), OR ANY TYPE OF AUTHENTIC WEAPON TO THE EVENT. Simulated or costume weapons are allowed as part of your costume. Weapons in violation of these rules will be confiscated until the owner leaves the event.

Simpson Library is grateful for our SimCon sponsors and their commitment to libraries, community events, gaming, and geeking out:

SimCon Pillar Sponsors

For additional information contact: Joelene Diana by email,, or call 717-766-0171.




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