SimCon Comic Convention

Save the date! SimCon, our annual comic convention, is Saturday, May 18 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 Simpson's 2018 Comic Convention last year! 



Featured Activities

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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. Winners each receive a prize of $25 for each winner.
    • Categories for judging are:
      • Best Group
      • Child – Male and Female
      • Male – Villain and Hero
      • Female – Villain and Hero
      • Nonhuman
  • PS4 Free game play – 1:00-4:00 pm.  Just come down to the play area, put your name on the list and play until you lose your life.  The winner continues with the next 3 challengers. Equipment provided by Party Projector Gaming Harrisburg.
  • 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
  • Stan Lee Remembrance – An area to acknowledge the man and his characters.
  • DD Play all day, Pokémon Tournament, Magic Tournament, raffles
  • Refreshments - Provided and sold by Upper Allen Woman’s Club Foundation


Additional Information

LARP Session

On the main stage you will have a chance to participate and have fun with this glimpse of their games - play along, ask questions, and enjoy!

Xanodria Productions, Inc. has been producing Live Adventures (also known as LARP) for over twenty years. Come try your hand at brewing a potion, creating a spell in our researchable system, or try your hand at boffer combat to prove your skill in our medieval world. Space is limited for this event. 


Ultimate Geek Trivia

Come show off your nerd credentials by taking part in the Ultimate Geek Trivia. This year, the trivia will 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!


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.


Schedule of Events:

Printable Schedule of Events (PDF, 649KB, 1 page)


Time Activity Registration

10:30 - 11:00 am

FORTNITE Dance off



11:00 - 12:30 am


Ultimate Geek Trivia by Cheaters Never Prosper

(Prizes Awarded)

Register by 10:45 am (held in lower level)


1:00 - 2:30 pm


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

Main Stage in Auditorium


3:00 - 3:30 pm


 Drawing for the raffle prizes and cardboard cutouts


$1.00 per ticket

3:30 - 5:00 pm


Cosplay Contest ($25 each winner)

Yes - Free in advance; $5 on day of event



Star Wars 501st

Mandalorian Mercs

Professional Costume Groups

  • D&D demos and play by 3rd Element Consulting
  • Games by Game Table Cafe
  • Magic the Gathering Tournatment
  • Face painting by Katie Foster-Baker

Refreshments provided and sold by the Upper Allen Woman's Club GFWC




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.


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




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



Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

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