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Pop Madness

Popular Culture Celebration at the San Antonio Public Library

Activities 2024


Anime Activities

(In front of the Latino Collection and Resource Center on the First Floor)

10:00 am - 3:00 pm: Manga and Comic Tile Craft

10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Origami Creation Station


CALICO CACTI is a cosplayer based in the San Antonio area. She’s been a cosplayer since 2014 and specializes in prop making. Calico has also won awards for her work, with the most recent from San Japan 2022 for her Princess Mononoke.




CHIEF GLITZ AND GLAM is an award winning, Texas based cosplayer and shapeshifter. She has won several awards ranging from “Best Craftsmanship” to “Best in Show” from many different conventions. In addition to cosplay, Chief is also a professional Special Effects Makeup Artist and has worked on small indie films and has even worked for major theme parks doing makeup. She firmly believes that with a little practice and creativity, anyone is capable of making amazing art! 




Heroes and Villains of Cosplay (HAVOC) is a community of people invested in cosplay and gaming. We welcome all cosplay themes and gaming genres.



BATMAN OF SAN ANTONIO uses the guise of Batman to help empower children and anyone else in need of a hero. He has dedicated his life to the betterment of his city.  Through the years he has been featured on numerous news outlets (Fox 29, KENS 5, WOAI and KSAT) as well as KONO 101.1

He has been fortunate enough to work along side Communities in Schools,  Aid The Silent, San Antonio River Authority, Make A Wish, Methodist Children's Hospital, University Hospital, The Children's Hospital of San Antonio, SAPD and Alamo City Moms Blog.




Make Them Awesome is a central Texas creative team who are having fun exploring the art of both cosplay and photography and want to share their knowledge with others to help unlock their potential. The members of Make Them Awesome represent a combined 37 years of experience in the areas of cosplay, costume/wig/prop creation, contest judging, event guesting, panel presentations/demos, event staffing/team management, photography, videography, and live streaming. All of these experiences are attainable by anyone and the team will share with you all of the bits they've learned over the years to help you on your journey. There are six words they live by... and they hope they can help you too:
Get dumb ideas... make them awesome.


Wild Momo Photography is run by Monique “Momo” Alonzo. She is a graduate of UTSA earning a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. Afterward, she worked for a corporate photography studio. Momo’s love of cosplay and photography allowed her to build Wild Momo Photography from the ground up. She specializes in cosplay and thematic costume photography, traveling frequently to Texas based conventions. Momo’s goal is to travel and become a highly sought after cosplay photographer.