2nd Annual Geekfest: Saturday July 26th, 2014
by Joanna Wilson
Created as a local alternative to ComicCon, Geekfest looks to be the pop culture event of the summer. If you're a devoted fan of pop culture, comics and graphic novels, sci-fi, anime, gaming, and the like, then you're sure to find something at Geekfest to appeal to you. The all-ages event, organized by and hosted at the Main library downtown (Akron-Summit County Public Library) on Saturday, is one packed full with hourly activities.
|Geekfest is organized by Akron-Summit Cty Public Library and will be held at the Main Library downtown.|
The many highlights of activities include a Magic the Gathering open play opportunity starting at 1pm. At 2pm, there's a performance by the local teen pop/punk duo ShiSho in the auditorium, and at 3pm begins the cosplay contest and parade. I heard that last year's cosplay was such a big hit--the organizers of the 2nd annual Geekfest are expecting an even bigger turnout with a must-see contest.
|Cover art of ShiSho's 2013 EP entitled "Sisters."|
In addition to trivia contests, DIY crafts, photo ops, games, and special events, there are also multiple opportunities to meet and ask questions from professional artists/creators in scheduled panels on sequential art, concept art, and more.
For more information, you can call the Teen Department at the library at 330-643-9067.
Or check the facebook event wall for the complete schedule of events: 2nd annual Geekfest
Geekfest 2014 is Saturday July 26th, from noon until 4pm. See you there!