9 Sep 2021

Fandemonium - Celebrating fandom in the library and in the community

FANDEMONIUM 17th – 23rd October

Sci Fi and Fantasy Collide in the Library


Note: Events will go ahead in person only at Alert Level 1. Many will be held online if at Alert Level 2 or higher. Check individual event pages on Facebook for specific details relating to Alert Level changes

Fandom Craft in the Community

Have you knitted your own Hogwarts scarf or sketched some Dad Vader fan art? Want to show off your crafts from the ‘Geeky Stitches’ activity? 
Drop off your fandom crafts from 20 September to go on display at Elma Turner Library.

  • On display 1 - 31 October

Dungeons and Dragons in the Library - Level 1 only

Join an epic campaign of Dungeons and Dragons to kick off the week! Beginners and observers welcome.

  • Sunday 17 October 1pm – 3pm

Ninjas, Rangers and Warriors – Fantasy Gaming with Card Merchant Nelson - Level 1 only

Card Merchant Nelson are in the library for a gaming session of NZ-designed card game ‘Flesh and Blood’ and old favourite ‘Magic: The Gathering’

  • New or seasoned players welcome
  • Monday 18 October 3pm - 6pm

‘Bad Guys Doing Good’: 501st Legion Talk and Armour Makerspace - Level 1 only

Learn more about the charitable work of Outpost 42, find out how to make or source your own Stormtrooper armour, and work on your cosplay project.
Koha for charity

  • Tuesday 19 October 3pm - 6pm

Epic (Fan)fiction Necromancer Writing Party with Tamsyn Muir

Hang out with fellow writers, chat with author Tamsyn Muir (Gideon the Ninth) through a Zoom session, work on some of those tricky plot points and get writing! Onesies optional.
Anyone is welcome to come along, however we encourage you to register your interest

  • Tuesday 19 October 6pm – 9pm

Crafting Content - Videography workshop with NMIT

DIY home videographer tips and tricks for the amateur YouTube streamer, small business content creator, and hobbyist filmmaker. With Jess Shirley, NMIT Tutor for Arts & Design. Q&A to follow

  • Bookings required, bring your smartphone
  • Wednesday 20 October 12pm - 2pm

Juliet Marillier- Warrior Bards Inspirations and Influences

Author of the Sevenwaters series, Bridei Chronicles, and Blackthorn and Grim,
Juliet Marillier Zooms in to talk to Nicki Sharpe from Nelson Public Libraries, about mythological and folkloric influences in her work

  • Thursday 21 October 5pm – 6pm

A Day at the Movies - Level 1 only

Sit back and enjoy movies at the library. Fantasy, Sci fi, Anime

  • Friday 22 October 2pm - 8pm

Events held at Elma Turner Library. For more info or to book in, contact the library at 03 546 8100 or library@ncc.govt.nz