IconiCon set for April 30 at North Suffolk Library

Published 7:13 pm Friday, April 1, 2022

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The annual IconiCon will be back in person this year on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Suffolk Library.

The “multi-fandom” event, in its sixth year, will be the biggest gathering of sci-fi, fantasy, comic and anime fans in the area, library officials say. The event is free and open to all ages.

IconiCon features a gaming tournament, cosplay contest, fan art contest, local vendors and more. There will be two food trucks on site, Hangry’s and Chesapeake Concessions.

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This year’s partners include HARDLUG (Hampton Roads Lego User Group), Barony of Marinus, Geek Wellness Education, 501st Legion, Atlantis Comics and Games, Mt. Everest Karate, ORCSLARP, Corgi Forge and 757 Geek FandomCrafters. Artists and authors include Truthful Comics, LJALLEY, Miguel Dominado, Jeff Onwularu, Whimsical Wonderhaven, CLZENO, Caverns and Calicos, Sugarkit, Kairotic Crafter/ Found Lost Time, Killing Her Softly, The Lazy Crafters, Misfit Geek, 4 the Love of Fleece, Paper Parfait, Saberdog Art, Yokani, Sarah Glaser, Andrew Hall, Rob Richmond, Jeremy Rodden, Willie Cordy Jr. Blair Cousins, KD Bond and Dylan West.

Leading up to April 30, the library, located at 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road, has planned the following events:

  • Get Creative: Animation Basics at 5 p.m. Monday. Pick up a kit and tune in to the virtual video at 2 p.m. to learn how to make a Craft Stick Fairy.
  • On Thursday, the library will host a Live Talk Online at 6 p.m. featuring Geek Wellness Education.
  • On April 12, pick up a kit and tune in to the virtual video at 2 p.m. to Build a Dragon.
  • On April 14, it will be a Vailix Live Talk Online at 6 p.m.
  • On April 19 at 2 p.m., participants can get creative at home with a Fantasy Collage IconiCon kit.
  • On April 21 at 6 p.m., there will be an IconiCon Live Talk: Author Roundtable with Ryan La Sala, Jessica Cage and Ben Proehl.


Patrons can also take advantage of the Art and Writing Contest during April. “Attack of the Fan Art!” will be showcased at IconiCon on April 30. Entries for the Tales Untold Writing Contest must be submitted by April 11. More details can be found at http://ow.ly/RJRb50Isfrm