The Halton Hills FanFest is an annual event that celebrates our love of fandoms. A fandom is a community of people who share a passion for a piece of media, be it a movie, television series, book series, video game, a band or a performer. With events like virtual reality, trivia, superhero storytime, crafts and cosplay, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

Halton Hills FanFiction Contest

FanFiction is the art of writing fiction using characters and settings from another existing work of fiction. These works of fanfiction can center on any kind of media, such as books, television shows, movies, or video games. Whatever fandom you love, we want to read your original story! 

You can submit up to two stories, each with a maximum of 3000 words. Entries should not contain any explicit material and can be submitted as a word document, PDF, or JPEG file. The deadline for entries has been extended to May 7th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.  Winners will be announced on May 15th on the library's social media pages.

Winners will be chosen for three age categories:

  • Grades 4-8
  • Grades 9-12
  • Ages 18+

Submit your entry

More information about FanFest:

 Schedule of events
Saturday May 8th
Monday May 10th
Tuesday May 11th
Wednesday May 12th
Thursday May 13th
Friday May 14th
Saturday May 15th
 Cosplay contest

Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game. On the day of FanFest, there will be a cosplay contest for youth and adults. Check the schedule of events to know when the cosplay judging and contest will take place.

 Virtual artist's alley

A virtually artist's alley will be facilitated this year through Instagram. If you are interested in having your artwork featured please contact Library

 Past FanFest events

Here are some pictures from past Halton Hills FanFest events:

 Frequently asked questions

Question: Do I need to register for Halton Hills FanFest?

  • Answer: FanFest is an all-ages drop-in event. Some activities will require registration, but those will be clearly marked on the event schedule.

Question: How do I register for activities that require registration?

Question: When with the event schedule be available?

  • Answer: The event schedule will be posted in April.