Fun, Geeky Events at Orange County Public Library
Contact the program coordinator at kallah@orangecountync.gov with questions or for help completing this form. Visit www.orangecountylibrary.org for more exciting events!
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Virtual Cosplay Panel | Thursday, October 22nd at 6pm Eastern Time via Zoom. | For All Ages
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Team-Up Spidey
“Hey everyone! I’m Team-Up Spidey and I'm a cosplayer based in Portland, Oregon. For the last five years, I've been dressing up as my favorite characters alongside my sister under the mantle of: Don't Call it a Team-Up Cosplay. You can usually find me at many local events in the Portland area cosplaying as Spider-Man, Noctis, and many more. I'm also on Instagram at: @dont.call.it.a.team.up_cosplay.” Photo Credit for Noctis Cosplay: Jason Delaney (@jasondelaney13)

The Honest Cosplayer
A cosplayer of the Pacific Northwest, Kristy, also known as The Honest Cosplayer, began cosplaying in 2013. A fan of just about everything, she loves working in all different mediums: fabric, foam, resin, 3D printing and animatronics. A teacher by trade, avid reader for fun and eclectic cat collector, Kristy is best known for her detailed interpretations of villains. You can view her complete portfolio and read detailed descriptions about her builds at TheHonestCosplayer.com. Photo Credit for Suki Cosplay: Susan Onysko Photography


Charlie Rocket
Charlie Rocket is a cosplayer based on the East Coast. Juggling working full time in healthcare and being a mom of two, she started cosplaying as an outlet. Seven years later, Charlie cosplays professionally at cons across the US. In addition to hosting countless panels on diversity, body image and inclusion, she is also the CEO of an upcoming convention in NC that celebrates diversity and the geek/nerd community. Charlie's goal is to help others embrace their differences and find comfort in their own skin!
JoJo-ish Pose Cosplay Contest | through Halloween | For Teens & All Ages
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Pandemic messing up your Halloween plans? A little cosplay fun with OCPL might help! Between now and Halloween, find a drawing of your favorite comic, manga, anime, or animation character online, and dress up like the character in as elaborate or basic detail as you like.

1) Strike a pose so that you’re mimicking what the character is doing in the drawing you chose.

2) Submit a picture or video of yourself posing along with the drawing you’re imitating to the library’s blog at isolationship-journal.tumblr.com. Include your first name, the character you’re cosplaying, and the tag cosplay pose. The email address you enter on the submission form will be what we use to contact you if you’re a winner, so make sure it’s a valid email address that you check frequently.

3) The library will put all of the posts together in a video JoJo Pose-style and post it on social media the first week of November so people can vote for their faves. Want an idea of what that’ll look like? JayTstyle has an amazing JoJo Pose video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND3TjMx_pwU Anyone can participate, and you can dress like any character you want; it does not have to be a character from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.

4) The top 3 voted-for submissions will win prizes. Participants must live in Orange, Alamance, Durham, Chatham, Caswell, or Person County NC in order to win, however you DO NOT need to have a library card with OCPL.
Inktober Celebration + Contest | Thursday, October 1st - Saturday, October 31st | For Teens and All Ages
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Inktober is an artistic challenge created by artist Jake Parker in 2009 to improve inking skills and develop positive drawing habits in a fun way. Since then, it’s become a worldwide endeavor with artists of all ages, everywhere participating. The Teen Advisory Board has held regular Inktober submission events in the past, but this year TAB is opening the event up to everyone and posting submissions on the library’s blog, Isolationship-Journal. Rules and details follow below:

1) Between October 1st and 31st make a doodle, sketch, or drawing using ink. You can do a pencil under-drawing if you want.

2) You can submit one Inktober doodle per day, and ANYONE can participate by submitting work.

3) Scan or take a clear picture of your work and submit it to isolationship-journal.tumblr.com with the title of your work, your first name, your age, and the tag Inktober. The email address you enter will be what we use to contact you if you’re a winner, so make sure it’s a valid email address that you check frequently. Submissions will be posted to Isolationship-Journal, but may also be posted to OCPL's social media + included in the upcoming edition of the Teen Advisory Board's zine, WaxPrint.

4) The Teen Advisory Board will choose 3 works made by tweens and teens and award them 1st -3rd prizes the first week of November. Prizes will be awesome as always. In order to win, tweens/teens must live in Orange, Alamance, Durham, Chatham, Caswell, or Person County. However you DO NOT have to be currently enrolled in school or have a library card to win.

5) For drawing prompts and to learn more about Inktober, visit inktober.com
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