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Fantastic Futures: Dublin FanCon

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

FanCon goers interact with authors and artists at their booths at Fantastic Futures: Dublin FanCon

Don cloak, grab your sonic screwdriver or lightsaber, and suit up for a super fun morning of fandom frivolity during Fantastic Futures: Dublin FanCon hosted by the Laurens County Library on Saturday, March 25th from 10 AM to 2 PM!

Dublin FanCon 2023

Sponsored by Bank of Dudley, Fantastic Futures: Dublin FanCon allows you to embrace your inner science fiction, fantasy, or comic fanatic. Head to the Laurens County Library on Saturday, March 25th for a morning jam packed with FREE fun for all ages!

Peruse booths from local and guest artists and other exhibitors, visit dedicated fan tables with activities and a chance to win prizes, and sit in for an exciting lineup of speakers. Last year’s keynote speakers included Nebula-Award winning Science Fiction Author, Jack McDevitt, and the authors of the Jekyll Island Chronicles!

2023 FanCon Guest Speaker(s):

  • 11 AM – Bob Pendarvis, Founder of SCAD’s Sequential Arts Program and Author of A Girl Teaching Art in the Spooky Woods Near a Witch and  Storydrawing: How to be an artist/writer and writer/artist
  • 12 PM – Middle Georgia Paranormal Investigations

Fun Galore, Excelsior!

Get a photo with Lucky the Leprechaun from 12 PM to 1 PM!

Commemorate your time at Dublin FanCon 2023 at the green screen photo booth. Cosplay is highly encouraged!

Step into a new world with virtual reality technology.

Take a break from all the inside activities and step outside to fuel up for more fun with local food trucks.

Show off your gaming prowess with a few rounds of SuperSmash Bros. on Switch or take it outside with the Middle Georgia Game Trailer. For table top gamers, roll the D20 and shuffle the deck with games including D&D, Magic the Gathering, and more!

Fantastic Futures: Dublin FanCon 2023 is made possible through partnerships with DLCRA, Laurens County School District, Comic&!, and R.U.Board Games.

Festival Beginnings

Dublin Laurens County holds Georgia’s longest St. Patrick’s Festival every March! Dublin’s original festival kicked off in 1966, thanks to local radio personality, Dick Killebrew, who celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by playing Irish music and telling Irish stories and jokes. He felt the community should celebrate in honor of its Irish namesake, and others agreed. The first festival lasted for 11 days and included a Parade and Pancake Supper which are still celebrated today. The Festival has grown and changed over the years, and now includes six weeks of celebration. With a multitude of family friendly events, there is something for everyone!

Photo Credit: Laurens County Library


March 25
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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