WyoCon features costumes, trivia contest, gaming
Family members get their superhero on during a past WyoCon at the White Mountain Library in Rock Springs. This year’s WyoCon, to be held Saturday will feature events including a cosplay contest, a pop culture trivia game, panel discussions and presentations by Wyoming authors. (Photo courtesy of White Mountain Library)

WyoCon features costumes, trivia contest, gaming

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Costumes, video gaming and panel discussions on major pop culture topics are on the schedule for this weekend’s WyoCon at the White Mountain Library in Rock Springs.

The WyoCon, now in its third year, is a one-day celebration of fandom and pop culture to be held form 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, said Aaron Volner, a public services librarian.

“It’s our attempt to bring a small slice of some of that larger ‘con’ experience here to southwestern Wyoming,” he said.

Events will include a small vendor hall, a pop culture trivia contest, video gaming and panel discussions on popular television series and movies such as “Harry Potter,” “Dr. Who” and “Firefly,” a science fiction television series that ran for only one season.

“Locally, we’ve got a very big ‘Firefly’ following here,” said Volner, the main organizer for the event.

Other activities will include presentations by Wyoming authors, a cosplay contest and themed “selfie stations” where people can take pictures of themselves with different pop culture-themed backdrops.

“The Dugout,” a game and comic store in Rock Springs, will also set up board games in the library, Volner said.Past WyoCons were held in 2016 and 2017 and Volner said the most recent event drew slightly more than 300 people.

For more information, visit the library’s website.

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