2023 Big Day of Minis @ Your Library

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Join your Abilene Public Library for a full day of fun celebrating gaming, miniatures, artistic design, and more. All ages are invited to join in! The doors will open at 9:00AM, then meetup on the 2nd floor of the Main Library (202 Cedar St.).

If interested in participating, or you have questions about the event, Email Randall Minnick or call at 325-677-2474.

Watch the introductory video on what the Big Day of Minis is all about in an event we hope to make happen annually.


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Big Day of Minis Itinerary



20-minute gaming sessions will be in place for this tabletop miniature war game. 
Players use miniature models to represent warriors they can move across a playing field to 
simulate a battle for engaging roleplaying fun.

One of the most popular roleplaying games that debuted in 1974. It departs from 
traditional war gaming by allowing players to create their own characters, each embarking on adventures in a fantasy setting, controlled by a dungeon master.
Various tabletop games will be available with people on hand to help you learn to play. 
Discover just how awesome these roleplaying games can be from any of our gaming enthusiasts on hand. Those interested in getting in on the game will certainly get the opportunity.
If you're ready for some real competition, all ages are invited to participate in the Big Minis Contest. All ages are welcome to submit an entry in the category of Group, Kit, and Freeform.
For more information, visit the Contest Page online.
Various door prizes will be given out throughout the day to those who come out and participate. 
You must be present to win and they will be drawn randomly throughout the day. Anyone can 
win just by showing up so be sure to enter during the event.
  1. Partnerships & Sponsors
  2. Prizes (Door & Contest)
County of Skywatch

Amtgard | County of Skywatch

A world-wide organization dedicated to medieval and fantasy combat sports and recreation using padded weapons, fantasy, and authentic clothing, and imagination to immerse players in a world of heroic combat, quests, crafts, and more. Come learn about our local chapter.

The County of Skywatch is a local chapter Amtgard for our area, which hosts regular meetups for all enthusiasts. Come learn about the group, what they do, and how you can check them out at one of their meetings or events.
Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

One of Abilene's leading real estate companies, serving the area since 1989 and growing to be a leader in the industry for residential, commercial, and luxury properties in West Texas.

SPECIAL THANKS: For their donations of Funko Pops from the fandoms Rock'em Sock'em and Candy Land, the Funko Pop Foldable Protectors, and the gaming dice.


Located in the Mall of Abilene, this store is your one-stop entertainment superstore. They have the best in hit movies, music, and video games, along with comics, toys, and memorabilia.
The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place

Abilene's friendly gaming store offering people of all ages a fun place to play whatever game or hobby you enjoy. Staff has been a long-time supporters of the library by assisting in gaming sessions at the library, Lib-Con festivities, and more.

SPECIAL THANKS: For their donations of the tabletop game "Warhammer: Age of Sigmar - Fury of the Deep," "Shishibe Shion" Plastic Model Kit, and the "D&D Prismatic Paint" kit.
Money Pit

The Money Pit RC Hobbies

This store is the Big Country's Premier Hobby Shop, locally owned by a veteran, that stocks a variety of cars, airplanes, boats, helis, and drones for the radio control enthusiast. They also stock hobby related toys and gifts, plastic models, model rockets, and much more.

They will be on-site with RC cars, crawlers, and more that will be demoed for guests.
Sandra Minnick

Sandra Minnick, Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Minnick is one of the top realtor agents who is here to help you realize your dreams of homeownership. As a graduate of Realtor Institute she's on hand to help you find your forever home.

SPECIAL THANKS: For their donations of Funko Pops from the fandoms Rock'em Sock'em and Candy Land, the Funko Pop Foldable Protectors, and the gaming dice.
Ricks Collectibles

Rick's Collectibles

Located in the Mall of Abilene, next to the Women's Dillard's Courtyard, this store offers the best in vintage toys, sports, cards, comics, action figures, collectible card games, Pokemon, Dragon Ball, Magic the Gathering and much more. Perfect to be represented at Big Day of Minis!

SPECIAL THANKS: For their donation of two (2) $25.00 gift certificates to their store.
USS Diamondback

U.S.S. Diamondback, Starfleet

This is the local Abilene chapter in STARFLEET, Region 3, which has been a long partner with the library in the past for our Lib-Con series. This group welcomes anyone with similar interests to join as long as you are a fan of all things Star Trek, science fiction, and fantasy.