July 22, 1-4 pm

Alix Harrow

Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January, A Spindle Splintered

Open a door to a new world with New York Times bestselling author Alix E. Harrow! Her works have won a Hugo and a British Fantasy Award, and have been shortlisted for the Nebula, World Fantasy, Locus, Southern Book Prize, and Goodreads Choice awards. She will give a talk in the Theatre at 1 pm, followed by a book signing.


Register from 12:30-2 pm in the gallery space in front of the Theatre. The contest itself will be held in the Theatre beginning at 3 pm. Come dressed to impress our panel of judges!


Taiko Drumming 

2 pm in City Square. Join Tampa Taiko for an energetic performance of this traditional Japanese musical form, and try out the drums for yourself! Inclement weather location in the Theatre.

Exploring the Moon and Mars 

3 pm in the Stryker Center Room 128. Learn from David Piatak, a member of the SLS Aerodynamics Team at NASA Langley Research Center, how close we are to reaching the Moon and Mars. Science fiction becomes reality!

Filk Performance 

1 pm and 3 pm in City Square. Not sure what filk is? Come discover this branch of entertaining and nerdy musical stylings with local musician D.J. McGuire.

Event Schedule

Williamsburg Library

12:30pm-2pm costume contest signup, theatre gallery

1pm-4pm emulator, room b

1pm-4pm Super Smash Bros, room c

1pm-2pm Alix Harrow, theatre

1pm-3pm cosplay workshop, Schell Room

1pm-4pm buttonmaking, theatre gallery

2pm-3pm rain location for drumming, theatre

3pm-4pm costume contest, theatre

Stryker Center

1pm-4pm vendors, room 127

1pm-4pm game demos, room 113

1pm-4pm fairy hair, face painting, henna, gallery

2pm-3pm writing workshop, room 128

3pm-4pm exploring the moon and mars with NASA, room 128

City Square

12:30pm-4pm food trucks, popcorn

1pm-2pm D.J. McGuire, guitar

2pm-3pm Taiko drumming

3pm-4pm D.J. McGuire, guitar

Vendor list

  • Stitch Dimension: sewn items. Masks, book covers, etc.
  • The Lazy Crafters: jewelry, needlepoint, etc.
  • Mark Winslow Art: 2D and 3D art
  • Used Book Sale (brought to you by the Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library)
  • Tap N’ Roll: games and gaming supplies
  • Comic Cubicle: comics
  • Kaleidoscopic Krys: abstract art
  • The Art of Jada: 2D art and original comic characters
  • Gems by Sadie: jewelry, mini terrariums, etc.