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Dear Portsmouth Public Library Mini-Con Fans,

Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19, Portsmouth Public Library has decided to cancel Mini-Con. While we are disappointed at the prospect, the health and safety of individuals is foremost in our minds. Mini-Con draws a crowd of well over 1,000 people in our community and surrounding areas, and we do not wish to expose individuals to the damaging virus. All vendor/exhibitor fees will be refunded. Portsmouth Public Library wishes you good health and encourages social distancing for your safety! We hope Mini-Con will return in 2022!!


It is a whole day event chock-full of fandom-friendly fun. With onsite food vending, activities for all ages, video gaming tournaments, discussion panels, cosplay contest, live music and more - you can Stay All Day and Play All Day! Be sure to visit our Facebook page to keep up-to-date on the latest news and upcoming events!

Admission is free and open to all ages! If you’re a comic book fan you don’t want to miss this event!


Should you have any questions, please contact Melinda at 757-686-2538. Follow us and get updates by liking our Mini-Con Facebook event page.

Fandom Art Contest

All ages can participate in this contest complete with prizes and city-wide recognition! Download the PDF file which contains the entry form, registration form, and contest details. Call (757) 686-2538 for more information.


The exhibitor application can be found here MiniConExhSpaceApp(PDF) Instructions for submitting are on the application, but if you have any questions or want to check table availability, please do not hesitate to call or email. To view the table map, visit the Mini-Con Table Map Page.

Rules & Regulations

To download and read the general Rules and Regulations view the Mini-Con Rules and Regulations (PDF).

Cosplay Contest

We will again be hosting a Cosplay Contest and welcome you to to participate in the Cosplay Contest. There are 3 categories, Birth till 11 years old, 12- 17 years and  Adult (18+)Portsmouth Public Library Minicon