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July 17, 2017

Fangirls and Fanboys Unite at County Library's 5th Annual Teen Anime Convention

Kelsy Thompson - Email
(801) 944-7522

SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT — For the fifth year in a row, more than 1,000 teens from around the state will geek out at the County Library's anxiously awaited ToshoCON event.

Exclusive to fangirls and fanboys, ages 12-19, this free STEM program gives teens the opportunity to demonstrate their creative talent and compete in contests in three categories:

  • Cosplay (beginner, intermediate, master and skit)
  • Anime music video
  • Anime art

In addition to showing off their artistic skills in the contests, teens will also have the opportunity to teach their peers by participating in teen-lead panel discussions.

ToshoCON offers a variety of hands-on crafts and activities for teens, as well as tips and tricks for creating cosplay-related costumes, art and videos. Popular anime and manga products, sold by teens and other vendors, will be available for purchase on both days.

For more details, and to vote on the anime art contest, visit

  • What: ToshoCON Teen Anime Convention
  • When: August 4 & 5, 4-10 pm
  • Where: Library's Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, Utah 84088



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