Monday, July 21, 2014

2nd Annual Geekfest

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!

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