YomiCon is the Austin Public Library's annual teen anime and manga convention. YomiCon encourages teens and tweens to develop digital, media, cultural, and traditional literacy skills while exploring their interests. This free program is open to all ages, but is targeted for teens age 11-17. YomiCon was started in 2008 as a way to get teens more involved in the library’s Summer Reading Program, and has been wildly successful, growing in size and scope each year. By 2011, the program boasted over 1200 participants. Advance registration is required this year, but as always, the program is free. For more information visit www.yomicon.org or check out our YomiCon FAQs.