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Fandom Culture

Check out our guide for library resources on different types of fandom culture, and upcoming lectures and events on fandom.

Upcoming Lectures


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Past Lectures


Becoming the Character: Exploring the World of Cosplay

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Have you visited a sci-fi, comic, or anime convention and noticed attendees dressed up as a character, and they take on the role of this character? Congratulations, you just saw a cosplayer. The cosplay fandom is a popular performative fandom across the world. Learn about this unique culture, different types of cosplay, how to get started in cosplay, and how the Cal Poly Pomona University Library can help you become a better cosplayer in the free lecture “Becoming the Character: Exploring the World of Cosplay.”

Evolving Conventions: How COVID-19 Will Change Your Favorite Fandom Events

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Fandom conventions are a popular way for groups of people to meet and connect with other passionate fans. These events were as small as micro-events with several hundred people, to gigantic comic cons and anime conventions with well over 100,000+ attendees. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world and instantly shut down all the world's conventions. Learn about what makes a convention successful, how the pandemic changed this landscape, and how conventions will evolve in the next couple of years

Cal Poly Pomona students, faculty, and staff register above. For everyone else, we have a simulcast Livestream happening on our Cal Poly Pomona University Library Facebook.