October 22, 2020
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library presents FanNation 2020, its largest yet – seven straight days, more than 20 free events and programs – and for the first time, all virtual from Monday, November 16 through Sunday, November 22. The fun includes:
- Writing for Books, Comics and Video Games with Sam Maggs – The best-selling writer takes you on a tour of writing for all three formats, and offers tips to start your own writing journey. Registration is required.
- What Will You Be? Music and Puppet Show with Jumpin’ Jamie – Join kindie rocker Jumpin’ Jamie, his daughter Bouncin’ Birdie, and their puppet friends as they get ready to cosplay. All ages.
- The Unicorn Came to Dinner Storytime! – Lauren DeStefano and Gaia Cornwall read their newest book, The Unicorn Came to Dinner, give a drawing demonstration, and discuss the importance of talking about your feelings.
- The Living Dead: Daniel Kraus on the Legacy of George A. Romero – Author Daniel Kraus discusses horror film legend Romero and the new novel The Living Dead, on which Kraus assisted after Romero’s death. Registration is required to receive a link for the event.
The action-packed week also features contests, games, scavenger hunts, crafting, cooking and discussions about K-pop, graphic novels, anime and manga. Register for the “Geekstravaganza” 2020 Challenge and earn badges for each activity you enter,
Enter the Virtual Cosplay Contest until Thursday, November 5. Email a photo of yourself in costume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, email, phone number, and inspiration. Voting begins Monday, November 16 on OCL’s Facebook page.
See the FanNation schedule at https://theoceancountylibrary.org/teens/fannation2020.