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. FanFest takes place on the last Saturday of April each year.

Unfortunately, due to the Provincial Declared Emergency regarding COVID-19, Halton Hills FanFest 2020 has been cancelled.

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 is May 1st, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.  Winners will be announcedon May 19th 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
Unfortunately, due to the Provincial Declared Emergency regarding COVID-19, Halton Hills FanFest 2020 has been cancelled.
 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. You can complete a registration form in person at the library.

Winners will be chosen for three categories:

  • Best Adult Costume
  • Best Youth Costume
  • Best Group Costume

Check the schedule of events to know when the cosplay judging and contest will take place.

There will also be a cosplay parade for children, led by a very special guest!

 Artist's alley

The artists alley is a space where local artists can display their work, draw commissioned sketches, and sell merchandise of their work such as prints, comic books, buttons and more. 

If you would like to have a table at Halton Hills FanFest please complete the FanFest Exhibitor Application Form

 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: Will there be any professional cosplayers at the event?

  • Answer: Yes, there will be professional cosplayers. A schedule of their appearances will be posted in April.

Question: When with the event schedule be available?

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

Question: Will pictures be taken at this event?

  • Answer: Yes, pictures will be taken by library staff to be used in promotional material. If you do not want your picture taken, please alert library staff.