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FalCon: A Small Convention in a Tall Library

Event Details

March 30, 2019
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Lauren Weiss

FalCon is the Libraries' first-ever multi-genre, miniature comic convention intended to showcase Library and University resources, offer networking opportunities, and create an enjoyable engagement event for the UMass Amherst community.

This event is open to the UMass Amherst campus community. Space is limited; first-come, first-served. If you have any questions or require accessibility arrangements, please contact Lauren Weiss, Marketing and Outreach Assistant, at

Artist's Alley: A showcase of artwork created by our talented UMass Amherst students and alumni.

Craft Space: Unleash your creativity with coloring pages, button-making, and more.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: The museum will be displaying information regarding its newest exhibit, Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age.

Game Rooms: Come play some board, card, and video games, courtesy of the Game Hobbyists' League, Card Game Club, and Super Smash Brothers Club, respectively.

Green Screen Photo Ops: (Registration required; form forthcoming) Take a picture in our Digital Media Lab against a green screen with your choice of comic-themed background.

Reading Room: The UMass Amherst Libraries have been hard at work improving our comics and graphic novels collections. Take a look at our newest acquisitions.

RSO Showcase: Explore your passions on campus: get involved with some of our Registered Student Organizations (RSOs).

Scavenger Hunt: Find all the items on the list and earn a 3D-printed prize from the Digital Media Lab. First-come, first-served.

Special Drawings: Throughout the event, we will randomly select winners via their FalCon wristband numbers to take home a fantasy/science fiction book of their choosing. Winning numbers will be announced on the UMass Amherst Libraries' Twitter page, @UMassLibraries.

Zine Workshop: (Registration required; form forthcoming) Make your own zine, buttons, and more. Workshop provided by the Student Union Craft Center.

Event Category

Art Arts