Category Archive – What’s Going On

Week of Geek: Countdown to Vaughan Fan Con begins…

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What’s up Geeklings?!  Happy September!  I know it doesn’t feel much like fall outside right now (especially yesterday, yeesh!) but it is indeed.  School is back in session, pumpkin spice is flowing…

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AND VAUGHAN FAN CON IS COMING BACK!!!  EEEEEEEEK!  (I got a button recently that says ‘My War Cry is a Fandom Shriek’.  Truer words have never been spoken.)

So the event is going to be held a little earlier this year; September 29th to be exact, from 10am to 4pm at the Civic Centre Resource Library.  For the first time we’re going to hold an Artist Alley.  What’s that, you may ask?  It’s where artists who create fandom-related and gorgeous items are going to set up shop in our branch and not only can you look you can buy.

If that wasn’t exciting enough we have cosplay photoshoots (costumes are not required but are always encouraged), workshops featuring some awesome creative people, video games, board games, button making, an escape room, the Pokemon League, stuff for younger kids.  It’s just… gonna be awesome!

So see the link here for how the day is currently looking (it may be subject to change, so stay tuned).  We hope you can come, even for a little while!  And stay tuned here on the Vortex as I fangirl over various fandoms as we lead up to the big event.  You know, like the fact that just yesterday we got our first official look at Captain Marvel in her own film.  *squeal*

That calls for yet another link to all the Marvel movies we have at VPL.

Thanks guys, hope school is going well, have a great week and until next time, End of Line.

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Hi Everyone!

Well, this year’s Teen Challenge comes to a close today.  It’s been quite the ride.  Nine weeks with 36 challenges and you guys met them head on, completing over 300 between you!  BRAVO!

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Even though today is the last day, we still have one more fun thing for you guys, because lets face it, you earned it.  Tomorrow night (the 25th) we’re hosting an after-hours event at the Pierre Berton Resource Library.  A few weeks ago we asked our Teen Challenge participants to vote on a theme, and the theme for 2018 is (drumroll)… ESCAPE ROOMS!  Oh, you guys are gonna be SO trapped!

So not only will we have escape rooms we’ll also have video games, a button maker, a green screen, board games, snacks AND prizes!  It’s going to be super fun!

You can sign up over at Eventbrite.  Hope we see you guys there!  And get any last challenges in by today!  Those headphones are still up for grabs!

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Hi again everybody!  Welp, this is it!  Last week of Teen Challenge 2018.  How’s it been?  Everyone having fun?  Enjoying the summer?

Our last theme is getting regal.  We’re looking at Royal Fantasies and Twisted Fairytales.  We’re going to feel fancy, fantastical and a little… off.

One more week to get those challenges in and get your names in the draw!  August 25th is the night of the End of Summer Party (I know right?  Summer over?  NOOOOOOOOOOO!)  It takes place at the Pierre Berton Library from 7 – 11:30pm.  Hope you can make it!

Enjoy the last week and enjoy the rest of your summer!

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