All-Age, All-Awesome, Free Fandom Fun!

Saturday, August 5, 2023

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Age-Specific Events:

Children: 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Teen & Adults : 1:00-4:00 pm

Adult 18+: 6:00-9:00 pm

Special Message from Liam Halliburton, Pokémon Champion

A Welcome Message from Liam Halliburton, Pokémon World Champion

Cosplay & Costumes

Cosplay & Costume Contest Entry

10:00 am-12:00 pm

& 2:00-4:00 pm

Bossidy Commons

Dress your best, have your photo taken and you could win a Gift Card for the Prospector Theater. Register and get your photo taken during the morning session (10 am-12 pm) or the afternoon session (2-4 pm). Both sessions are judged together. Winners will be notified Monday, August 7.

Kids Cosplay & Costume Parade

1:00 pm-1:15 pm

Lodewick Children's Library

Parade through the Library and around the building to show off your costumes! The Parade will end with a Make-Your-Own-Sundae Bar in the Main Program Room!

Don't forget to stop by the Bossidy Commons to enter the Cosplay Contest!

Simply Storybook

10:00 am-1:30 pm

Bossidy Commons

Say "hi" to the characters from Simply Storybook in the Bossidy Commons in the morning and with the Kids Cosplay and Costume Parade.

Photo Ops

10:00 am-4:00 pm


Pose with any of our character cutouts, curated backgrounds, and fandom scenes throughout the building. Tag Ridgefield Library on Facebook or Instagram. @ridgefieldlibrary

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Be on the LOOKOUT

Rumor has it that a member from the 501st Legion could be spotted at RidgeCon this year!

You may also be able see local cosplay legend, Harley Nox during the day.

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Raffles, Prizes & Giveaways

RidgeCon Raffles

11:00 am-4:00 pm

Bossidy Commons

This year's raffles have something for everyone! With 20 different raffles from 15 different fandoms, your 25 tickets for $10 will go a long way! Winners will be contacted on August 7.

DJ Spinner Prize Wheel

11:00 am-12:00 pm for Kids

3:00-4:00 for Teens and Adults

Main Level Lobby

Spin to win! DJ Spinner will be stocked with small prizes geared towards kids in the morning and teens and adults in the afternoon. One spin per person while supplies last.

For Sale

Friends Book Sale-Special Edition

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Bossidy Commons

Stop by the Friends of the Ridgefield Library, sponsor of RidgeCon, to browse and purchase books selected for RidgeCon attendees!

Prospector Theater Concession Cart

11:00 am-2:00 pm

Outside Main Entrance

Purchase some gourmet popcorn or a tasty snack from our neighbor's concession cart!

Barbie Fashion Icon Vote

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Bossidy Commons

Which iconic look is your favorite? Vote on outfits as modeled on vintage Barbie collector cards.

Scavenger Hunts

Gotta Catch 'Em All 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Lodewick Children's Library

Pokémon Players Club Scavenger Hunt.

Search around the Lodewick Children’s Library for Pokémon Cards with letters on them. Record those letters in the spaces matching each Pokémon on your scavenger hunt codex to answer the jokes. Show the completed jokes to staff at the Children's Services Desk for a Pokémon PRIZE! (while supplies last) Gotta Find em' All!

Retro RidgeCon Scavenger Hunt

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Around the Library

Using the puzzle sheet, locate all of the characters or fandoms in the Library, fill out your information and enter the raffle to win one of three gift cards from Books on the Common!

Immersive Rooms

Mystery of the Missing Kittens

10:00 am-12:30 pm & 2:00-4:00 pm

Kellen Family Program Room

Help Daphne, Velma and Scooby solve the mystery of the missing kittens! Each successful detective will receive a small prize and an entry to win the kids Mystery Machine pop-up tent featured in the room.

Let's-a-go Super Mario!

Super Mario Craft for Kids: 10:00 am-1:00 pm

You vs. Princess Peach in Mario Kart: 2:00-4:00 pm

Study Room 111

Explore the World of Super Mario with Princess Peach. Stop by for photo-ops, crafts and giveaways, while supplies last!

Children's Events

Bluey Craft & Color

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Lodewick Children's Library

Create a Bluey headpiece to color and keep! Activity and coloring packs will also be available while supplies last.

Fan Ink Temporary Tattoos

10:00 am-12:00 pm

Study Room 111

Show your fandom pride with a temporary tattoo! While supplies last.

Pokémon Players Club Exploration Hour

10:30-11:30 am

Leir Children's Program Room

Pokémon enthusiasts of all ages can drop in and have some Pokémon fun with the Ridgefield Library's very own Pokémon Professors Mike and Kristin. Explore the exciting world of Pokémon through games, crafts and activities. Learn about the weekly Pokémon Players Club and how you can get started. Trading and playing will not be available during this time.  

TMNT & DC Super Hero Girls Ozobot Hour

12:00-1:00 pm

Leir Children's Program Room

Science educators Mike and Kristin will help kids of all ages explore the world of TMNT or DC Superhero Girls using Ozobot robots. This drop-in interactive experience connects pop culture to the world of coding. With a successful mission, students will be able to pick a comic book as a reward (while supplies last). COWABUNGA!

Kids Meme for Ice Cream Social

1:30-2:00 pm

Main Program Room

As the great Michael Scott says "It is never too early for ice cream."

Parade participants go through the Make-Your-Own Sundae Bar first, then other children are welcome to join! Vanilla ice cream and all the fixings. A dairy-free option is available. While supplies last.

Family Open Gaming

2:00-4:00 pm

Leir Children's Program Room

Drop in and play one of our OVERSIZED family games! 

Teens & Adults

Teen Takeover

1:00-4:00 pm

Ellis Family Teen Center

Teens can relax and hang out in the Ellis Family Teen Center with window painting, button making, creating your own comic strip, manga art and complete our Retro RidgeCon crafts! While supplies last.

Explore the Mystical Arts

1:00-4:00 pm

Outside Study Rooms 212 & 213

Explore numerology and palmistry with some self-directed activities. Learn about the properties of crystals, and select chakra stone to add to a necklace. While supplies last.

Get Inked with Henna

1:30-3:30 pm

Study Room 213

In the ancient art of mehndi, henna dye is applied to your skin to create intricate, temporary tattoo patterns with significant and often spiritual meaning. Henna tattooing uses a brown plant-based dye that tends to last two weeks or so before it starts to take on a faded appearance. 

Experience the beautiful Art of Henna and get a small free-style design. No registration required; One person at a time.

Intro to Tarot

1:00-4:00 pm

Study Room 212

Learn the basics of tarot! These brief (30 minute), informal sessions will give a basic overview of tarot including some history, myths and misconceptions. The session, plus informational handouts will give a foundation to begin reading a simple three-card spread that looks at the past, present and future! No registration necessary. Sessions will start every half hour.

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K-Pop Celebration

2:00-4:00 pm

Ellis Family Teen Center

Chill in the Ellis Family Teen Center, select your favorite songs from an extensive K-Pop music video playlist. Sing and dance along! K-Pop cosplay is encouraged.

Boldly Build

1:00-4:00 pm

Morris Building

Build where no one has built before. Grab a Star Trek craft to bring home or find a table to put it together. While supplies last.

Role Playing Games

Intro to Role Playing Games

2:00-3:00 pm

Randolph Board Room

Since the release of Dungeons & Dragons in 1974, the world of Role Playing Games has expanded from dungeon crawling fantasy to any genre you can think of, dozens of different play styles, across massive shared worlds on computers to single person journaling games. What does the term even mean, and what games live in the shadows of D&D? Join Game Master Brian Rogers for an informative session on RPGs.

Tabletop RPG Demo

3:00-4:00 pm

Randolph Board Room

Game Master Brian Rogers will give a demonstration on role playing games using the FATE system document and your imagination. Genre, concept and characters will be improvised on the spot for a quick one-hour demo of how being a player in a tabletop RPG works. Intended for people who are interested in learning from the ground up, not for experienced players. 

Adults Only, 18+

Games on Tap

6:00-9:00 pm

Main Program Room

Adults ages 18+ are invited to join us for the RidgeCon adaptation of our adults-only tabletop gaming experience offered by the Ridgefield Library. Tabletop games mean anything from card games to dice games, board games to strategy games. You are welcome to bring a game and play, learn a new game, borrow a game from our collection to take home, or just observe! The RidgeCon team will be on hand to teach a variety of games. Drinks and snacks are provided. Alcohol will only be served to those ages 21+ with a valid ID.

Registration is not required, but encouraged to ensure there is enough space and snacks for everyone. 

Register for Games on Tap

RidgeCon is sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgefield Library

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