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Saturday, August 17
Smithtown Building & Fourth World Comics
Our second comic-con style all-day event with a primary focus on pop culture, celebrating fandoms and meeting other enthusiasts.
 For those programs that require registration, registration begins Monday, July 29. Click on the title of the program for registraion or call (631) 360-2480.
 *Schedules are subject to change without notice.*

 

Click here for the SmithCon brochure.

Click here for the SmithCon program track & map.

Lead-Up Events

Thanks to community partners, SmithCon will be a week-long celebration for all ages. Please join us at one of our lead-up events:

Nesconset Building
Monday, August 12 • 7:00-8:00pm
(For Families with Children)
The Smithtown Running Co. will teach parents and children a safe and healthy way to start running, with an aim at promoting a lifetime of love for the sport.  After the clinic, everyone is welcome to join us for a fun run on the running path behind the library. Don't forget to come dressed as your favorite superhero.  Who is going to be the fastest superhero on the track? To participate in a group run, a signed waiver is required. Registration required.
 
The Meta (St. James, NY)
Tuesday, August 13 • 6:30-8:30pm
(Entering Grades 6-12)
Think you have what it takes to win a gaming tournament? Head on over to The Meta for an Overwatch tournament. Tournaments will be played in teams of three (indicate whether you would like us to pick your team members). Your registration gets you in early to practice. Winner will receive an extra 10 entries for our NYCC grand prize. Fee: $5.00 per person. Registration required.
 
The Jeffrey K. Fisher Drawing Studio (Smithtown, NY)
Wednesday, August 14 • 5:30-7:30pm
(Adults 18 & Over)
Head over to The Jeffrey K. Fisher Drawing Studio for a special figure drawing session featuring models in costume. Please bring your own supplies. Fee: $10.00 per person. Registration required.
  
Commack Building
Thursday, August 15 • 5:30-6:30pm
(Adults 18 & Over)
Calling all pop-culture aficionados! Assemble your team and sign up for an epic battle of fandom knowledge. Members from the winning team will receive an extra 10 entries for our NYCC grand prize. Registration required.

Artist Reception
Smithtown Building
Friday, August 16 • 6:30-8:30pm
(All Ages)
Join us for an opening reception of our juried art show, “A Narrative in Frames: The Art of Comics" where illustrator George O’Connor will announce best in show. A small snack will be provided. No registration required. 


SmithCon Programs

All Ages Programming
Teen Room • 10:00am-4:00pm
(All Ages)
Imagine yourself in worlds beyond. Take a picture (or two or three) in front of our green screen. Posting on social media? Be sure to use #SmithCon. No registration required. 
 
George O’Connor Signing
4th World Comics • 1:30-2:30pm
(All Ages)
Head on over to 4th World Comics for a special signing with guest George O’Connor. No registration required
    
Children’s Programming
Meeting Room B • 10:00-10:15am
(12 Years & Under)
Ready to show off your favorite cosplay? Join us for a contest judged by our professional cosplayers. No registration required
 
Friends of The Smithtown Library LearnLab • 10:00am-11:30am
(5-12 Years)
Travel back in time as we play with the Library’s loanable retro gaming systems in the Friends of The Smithtown Library Learn Lab. No registration required.  
  
Children’s Craft Room • 10:00am-4:00pm
(For Families with Children)
Come join us for all day crafts in the Children’s Craft Room. Crafts rotate each hour. No registration required
  
Meeting Room A • 10:30, 11:00 OR 11:30am
(For Families with Children)
We've got character! Join us for a meet and greet with some of your favorite pop-culture icons. Wear your favorite costume and get ready for photo ops crafts and fun.  Registration required. Please register for only one session.
  
Village Green • 11:00am-12:00pm (see registration desk in the event of rain)
(For Families with Children)
Calling all padawans - learn how to use a lightsaber in this fun program brought to you by our local Saber Guild: Endor Temple. Registration required.
  
Upper Level Conference Room • 2:30-3:30pm
(8-12 Years)
Create a one-of-a kind masterpiece using perler beads and your imagination. Registration required.
   
Meeting Room B • 2:00-3:00pm
(5  Years & Up)
Superheroes need their rest too. Drift off to sleep as your favorite superhero. Registration required.
  
Meeting Room A • 3:00-4:00pm
(For Families with Children)
Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? Come dressed as your favorite hero or villain and test your skills at our superhero training academy. There will be craft stations, games and most of all, fun! Registration required..
  
Teen Programming
Meeting Room B • 10:20-10:35am
(Entering Grades 6-12)
Ready to show off your favorite cosplay? Join us for a contest judged by our professional cosplayers. No registration required
 
Lower Level Conference Room • 10:30-11:30am
(Entering Grades 6-12)
We're transforming one of the rooms in the Library into a mystery puzzle! In this interactive game, you'll have just one hour to solve puzzles, find hidden keys and piece together clues to escape the room. Registration required.
 
Friends of The Smithtown Library LearnLab • 11:30am-1:30pm
(Entering Grades 6-12)
Travel back in time as we play with the Library’s loanable retro gaming systems in the Friends of The Smithtown Library LearnLab. No registration required.
 
Meeting Room B • 12:00-1:00pm
(Entering Grades 6-12)
Meet George O’Connor as he tells us about his life and his Olympians graphic novel series. No registration required.
 
Meeting Room A • 1:00-2:00pm
(For Teens & Adults)
Sit down for a special panel with three professional cosplayers as they give us an introduction to cosplaying, their work and some of their tips and tricks. No registration required
 
Lower Level Conference Room • 1:30, 2:00, 2:30 OR 3:00pm
(Entering Grades 6-12)
Have you ever wished that your screwdriver was sonic? Have you ever wanted to own a lightsaber, a wizard's wand or staff? Learn how to turn an ordinary pen into an awesome replica of these geeky gadgets. Registration required. Please register for only one session.
    
Meeting Room B • 3:00-4:00pm
(Entering Grades 6-12)
Make your pet a superhero by decorating their own bandana or cape. We will be using fabric paint, please be dressed to make a mess. While supplies last. No registration required.
 
Adult Programming
Upper Level Conference Room • 10:00am-2:00pm
(Adults 18 & Over)
Drop-in during our informal gaming session to challenge old and new friends and maybe find some new games on the way. No registration required.
  
Meeting Room B • 10:40-10:55am
(Adults 18 & Over)
Ready to show off your favorite cosplay? Join us for a contest judged by our professional cosplayers. No registration required.
 
Lower Level Conference Room • 12:00-1:00pm
(Adults 18 & Over)
We're transforming one of the rooms in the Library into a mystery puzzle! In this interactive game, you'll have just one hour to solve puzzles, find hidden keys and piece together clues to escape the room. Registration required.
 
Meeting Room A • 1:00-2:00pm
(For Teens & Adults)
Sit down for a special panel with three professional cosplayers as they give us an introduction to cosplaying, their work and some of their tips and tricks. No registration required.
    
Friends of The Smithtown Library LearnLab • 1:30-4:00pm
(Adults 18 & Over)
Travel back in time as we play with the Library’s loanable retro gaming systems in the Friends of The Smithtown Library LearnLab. No registration required.
 
 
Thank you to our lunch partners. 
Bring your SmithCon badge to any of our lunch partners on August 17 for a discount on your purchase. 
American Roadside Burgers - Free fries with coupon
Crazy Crepe Cafe - 10% off
Mannios - 10% off
Mykonos - 10% off
Bagel Gallery - 10% off