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FalCon 2019

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Saturday, March 30, 2019
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
W. E. B. Du Bois Library

FalCon is the Libraries' first-ever multi-genre, miniature comic convention intended to showcase Library and University resources, offer networking opportunities, and create an enjoyable engagement event for the UMass Amherst community.

This event is open to the UMass Amherst campus community. Space is limited; first-come, first-served. Please, no costumes. If you have any questions or require accessibility arrangements, please contact Lauren Weiss, Marketing and Outreach Assistant.


Artist's Alley: A showcase of artwork created by our talented UMass Amherst students and alumni.
Craft Room: Unleash your creativity with coloring pages, button-making, and more.
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: The museum will be displaying information from 10 a.m.-Noon regarding its newest exhibit, Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age.
Game Rooms: Come play some board, card, and video games, courtesy of the Game Hobbyists' League, Card Game Club, and Super Smash Brothers Club, respectively.
Green Screen Photo Ops: Take a picture in our Digital Media Lab against a green screen with your choice of comic-themed background. Sign up for a time slot during the event in the Digital Media Lab. Photos will be emailed out the week after the event.
Reading Room: The UMass Amherst Libraries have been hard at work improving our comics and graphic novels collections. Take a look at our newest acquisitions!
RSO Showcase: Explore your passions on campus: get involved with some of our Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)!
Scavenger Hunt: Find all the items on the list and earn a 3D-printed prize from the Digital Media Lab. First-come, first-served.
Special Drawings: Throughout the event, we will randomly select winners via their FalCon wristband numbers to take home a fantasy/science fiction book of their choosing. Winning numbers will be announced on the UMass Amherst Libraries' Twitter page, @UMassLibraries.
Zine Workshop: Make your own zine with the Student Union Craft Center. Space is limited; registration required.

Code of Conduct

FalCon strives to create a welcoming and safe environment for its participants. All FalCon participants are expected to abide by Libraries, UMass, state, and federal policies. Behavior that constitutes harassment will not be tolerated. Harassment may include, but is not limited to:

  • Conduct, including verbal, nonverbal, and physical expressions targeting individuals based on their age, appearance, employment or military status, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, individual lifestyles, nationality, physical or cognitive ability, political affiliation, race, religion, or sexual orientation
  • Deliberate intimidation or stalking
  • Nonconsensual photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Bullying behavior

“The University of Massachusetts complies with applicable state and federal laws on non-discrimination, harassment, and retaliation including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, and the Massachusetts anti-discrimination law. This policy states the University's commitment to assure compliance.” 

FalCon 2019