Star Wars cosplayers mingled with graphic novel illustrators, science fiction writers and fans of those genres at the Anaheim Central Library on Saturday, Feb. 10 during the second annual AnaCon.
The free family event included “sci-fi story time” for the younger set, panel discussions on comics and writing dystopian fiction, and books and collectibles for sale.
Libraries around the country have been putting on their own conventions in recent years, so Anaheim decided to join the trend in an effort to reach out to young adults, librarian Chloe Von Stralendorff said.
“The goal behind it was really to target a specific audience that we aren’t in touch with” and who might not know the library has sci-fi and comics in its collection, she said.
The first time they tried it, the event brought in more people than is typical on a Saturday, so they did it again this year.