Sy-Con 2019

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From Monty Python and the Holy Grail "STOP!
He who would cross the Bridge of Death
Must answer me
These questions three
Ere the other side he see."

-Monty Python and the Holy Grail

What is Sy-Con?

Sy-Con is Syosset Public Library’s first popular culture convention!

This experience will entertain fans of all genres and mediums, from Star Trek to Gilmore Girls to The Beatles. Starting with a Harry Potter jazz rock band on Friday night, the festivities continue into Saturday with guest authors, panels, gaming, crafts, trivia, photo ops with costume characters, cosplay contests, raffles, Artists Alley and more in this event for all ages. All are welcome!

Please note, all children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while in the library.

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What is the price of admission?

Nothing! All programs are free.

 

Do I Have to Buy Tickets or Register In Advance?

Nope! No tickets or registration are necessary. Just come and enjoy yourself.

 

Can I come in character?

Absolutely! Costume Rules:

  • This is a family-friendly event. No nudity or the semblance of nudity is not allowed. Please ensure that all costumes are properly secured at all times and are not prone to "wardrobe malfunctions," or "indecent accidents." Costumes should be appropriate for public library atmosphere.
  • For safety reasons, please wear footwear at all times. Socks are not proper footwear. Skates, skateboards, rollerblades, and bicycles are not allowed. No Stilts.
  • Costumes should not be confused with official law enforcement, military personnel, or security staff.
  • Masks must be removable and done so at staff request.
  • Costumes or attire that may be considered obscene or offensive or endorse any form of hate or hate group are unwelcome and not allowed. No profanity, vulgar, or demeaning language will be tolerated.
  • Costumes should be no more than two feet in all directions to allow for safe traffic flow in the building.
  • Contestants must take their entire costume with them when they leave the building.
  • All costumes, including props and weapons, are subject to the approval of library staff at any time. We reserve the right to disallow or disqualify anyone from the contest for not following the rules and/or creating a hazardous environment for others. All cosplay contest participants should be respectful of other competitors and library staff.

Costume Prop Rules:

  • Weapons must be obviously fake and made of lightweight materials such as plastic, foam, cardboard etc. Real weapons (including bb guns, airsoft, paintball guns, swords, knives or anything with a sharp edge) are prohibited. Metal weapons are prohibited.
  • Costume swords (including lightsabers) must be tied to your costume so that they cannot be drawn.
  • Weapons of any kind are not to be drawn or pointed at anyone. Mock fighting, horseplay, or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated, and subject you to immediate disqualification.
  • Anything with wheels, except for wheelchairs, are not allowed in the library. This includes skateboards, scooters, bicycles, etc. No Stilts.
  • Nothing flammable, explosive, or any other special effects are allowed during cosplay or Sy-Con.
  • All costumes, including props and weapons, are subject to the approval of library staff at any time. We reserve the right to disallow or disqualify anyone from the contest for not following the rules and/or creating a hazardous environment for others. All cosplay contest participants should be respectful of other competitors and library staff.
  • The library reserves the right to tell any participant to check their prop(s) at the door; if in doubt, leave your prop at home.

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Fandom

The fans of a particular person, team, fictional series, etc., regarded collectively as a community or subculture. If you have a favorite tv show, film, book, historical (or future) time period, you may not be aware that you are already part of a fandom community. Find like-minded enthusiasts to share your favorite moments or debate fan theories, and discover new worlds to embrace (or hate).

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Cosplay

Supergirl Cosplay

Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, etc. especially one from the Japanese genres of manga and anime.

While some cosplay costumes can be considered provocative, it is important to understand the cosplay does not equal consent.

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Anime

Anime drawingAnime is a a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes. It is typically aimed at both adults and children. Learn more

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Manga

Anime drawingManga is a Japanese graphic novel, typically aimed at adults as well as children, characterized by highly stylized art. Learn More

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