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Pop Madness

Popular Culture Celebration at the San Antonio Public Library

Panels and Activities Schedule

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Note: Times and panels subject to change


Latino Collection & Resource Center (first floor) 

10:30 a.m.-Cosplay Sewing 101 with Make Them Awesome: Want to sew your own costumes but don’t know where to start? Well, this panel is for you. We will cover information on sewing machines, tools, and the techniques you need to get started on costume making!

12:00 p.m.-Tarot Demystified: Curious about the symbolism and meanings of tarot cards? Join us for an informal exploration and discussion, concerning all things tarot! Various tarot decks and tarot books will be provided to explore with and share ideas.  We will also explore how to read your natal chart, where to find angel numbers and what they mean. Tarot “cheat sheet”, astrology and numerology zines created for this event, and will be available to take home with you.

1:30 p.m. Filmmakers Panel: Local filmmakers will discuss their work, how they got started in film and make suggestions for getting into filmmaking.

3:00 p.m. Ehigbor Okosun: Conversation and Q&A with the author.


10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Pokémon Champions ArenaCrafts, Pokémon card trading and gaming start at 10 am as well as sign up for battle league tournament. The Great League Pokémon Go Battle tournament will begin at 11 a.m. and Ultra league at 12 p.m. Pokémon Loteria will be from 1p.m. to 2 p.m. Please Note: If you wish to battle on Pokémon Go please bring a device with the app already downloaded.

4:00 p.m. Cosplay Contest for Adults & Teens: Contestants compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals. Sign up at the table at the entrance to the library. See the rules for more information.

Outside on the Plaza

Vinland Vikings: Viking reenactment and steel combat demonstrations set in the Viking age.

Other Activities

Second Floor

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Zine Craft: Interested in zine making or wondering what a zine is? Come join us at our table, where supplies will be on hand to create your very own zine! While you're there, peruse SAPL's own Zine Library! We will also have some free information and self-made zines for you to keep! 

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Video and Tabletop Gaming

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. South Texas Werewolves: Who is the Werewolf? Is it You?

11 p.m. - 4 p.m. Escape Rooms: Realm of the Gods (for ages 12 and younger)

                                                   Galactic Escape: Journey Beyond the Stars (for ages 13+)

Children's Floor (3rd)

10:30 p.m. Superhero Yoga: Put on your superhero spandex and stretch with us!

1:30 p.m. Cosplay 101: Heroes And Villians Of Cosplay will show kids how to get started with cosplay.

2:00 p.m. Children's Cavalcade: Show off your costumes! For ages 12 and younger.