FanFest  Events 

Lolita Fashion

Join Chicago Lolita Group while they talk about the fashion , diversity and answer questions. Prizes will be able to be won.

Nerdy Cooking Class

Victoria Rosenthal of Pixelated Provisions is the author of several popular video game cookbooks, and will be showing you how to make Dangos from her book: The Ultimate Final Fantasy XIV Online Cookbook. We will have recipe cards that day but you can also print out your own here.

Life As A Streamer


Twitch video game streamers discuss their experiences with being a face on the internet and answer your questions. 

Come make a wand, Naruto headband or your own button/magnet.

Video Game Tournament

Come race in our Mario Kart 8 tournament.

Sign up required.

Sign up here.

Cosplay Showcase

Come show off your cosplay and then participate in our Cosplay Parade after the show.

Drawing Classes

Local author & illustrator Ashley Esper will teach you how to draw Baby Yoda and DR Solo Perry will also teach you how to draw like a pro.  

FanFest Quiz

Now - August 15

How much do you know about the FanFest? Test your knowledge by filling out our quiz. All answers must be correct to be entered into the drawing to win prizes! Find the quiz link here.

Fortnite Kick-Off Party

Friday, August 12

7 - 10 pm

At The Matteson Community Center

In collaboration with the Matteson Community Center, come party with us to celebrate the MAPLD FanFest where there will be a baseball game sponsored by AFLAC, Taekwondo, food and more.


20642 Matteson Ave, Matteson, IL 60443

Event Line-up

**Subject to Change**

10 am

10 am

10 am

10:30 am


11:30 am

12:30 pm

1 pm

2:30 pm

Lolita Fashion

Crafts For All Ages

Board Games

w/ Ashley Esper

Life As A Streamer Panel

Learn to Make Dangos With

Victoria Rosenthal

Video Game Tournament
(signup at 12:30 pm)

Drawing Class w/ KA-pow School

Cosplay Showcase

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