Planet Comicon 2019 touted a number of unique panels, and I was intrigued by “The Library And Your Fandom.” Here’s the description:
The Johnson County Library is proud to present what libraries can do for your fandom. Come join a discussion that will touch on the resources to help you get your cosplay ready for any event, where to find the tech to start your own podcast or vlog, how and where to create your very own 3D printed memorabilia, and of course, reading suggestions!
I live-Tweeted the discussion, but here’s a recap so you don’t have to dig back through my stream.
- You can 3D scan yourself then 3D print it to create a mini-me game piece for board games at @jocolibrary MakerSpace
- You can use the laser cutter to etch personalized glass projects at the MakerSpace
- Go to jocolibrary.org to reserve equipment time slots in the MakerSpace – for free! (Bring your own materials)
- @GraphicAudio produces audio versions of comics. You can request them via inter-library loan.
- Librarians are giant nerds too and want to help you explore and expand your fandoms.
- @jocolibrary offers free access to lynda.com online courses.
- If you want to know what Mad Max’s Furiosa would read, check out “Seafire” by local Kansas City author @nataliecparker.
Fun side note: Check out this post on “What Would Celebrities Check out?“, featuring book recommendations from Planet Comicon 2018 guests Jason Mamoa, Jerom Flynn, Sonequa Martin-Green, Alice Cooper, Alan Tudyk, Danny Trejo, Michael Rooker, and more.