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Saturday, June 2, 2018

12-4 pm

Akron Main Library - 60 S. High St., Akron, OH 44326

Whether you’re a fan of Batman, Wonder Woman, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Manga or D&D, you’re sure to have a great time geeking out with your fellow fans at Geekfest!

All fandoms are welcome at this free all-ages event! There will be a cosplay contest, trivia, button-making, green screen photo ops, board gaming, retro Atari video games, a fan art exhibit, and other fun activities happening all afternoon, along with special events each hour. We will also be joined by local artists, gamers, cosplay groups and droid makers. And if getting your geek on makes you hungry, the Stray Dog Café will be open for business! Thee is also free parking in the High/Market St Deck on weekends.

Please call the Teen Department at 330-643-9067 for more information.

Attention All Cosplayers!

All cosplayers attending Geekfest should read the following to adhere to Library guidlines.

Event Schedule

Retro Video Games

12 – 4 pm
In the 1st Floor Tech Center
Try out some classic video games like Space Invaders, Frogger, Centipede and a variety of others on our Atari 2600 Game System.

Green Screen Photos

12 – 4 pm
In the 1st Floor Tech Center
Imagine yourself in space, at the beach, under the sea, as a tourist in Paris or even as a character in your favorite movie as you take a photo of yourself with a variety of fun digital backgrounds.

The History of Comics with Valentino Zullo

In the Auditorium
12:30 pm
Join Valentino as he explores the history of comics from the 19th Century to the present and imagines where they are going next.

Anime Name That Tune

1 pm
In Meeting Room 2AB
Be the first to recognize music from popular anime for prizes.

Ramen Noodle Eating Contest

1:45 pm
In Meeting Room 2AB
The First player to finish a bowl of noodles wins a prize. Ten participants compete every ten minutes from 1:45-2:20 pm.

D&D for Beginners Panel

2:15 pm
In the Auditorium
Are you interested in gaming? Join the folks from Malted Meeple in Hudson as they give a brief tutorial of Dungeons and Dragons.

Teen and Adult Cosplay Contest

3 pm
In the Auditorium
Dress as your favorite book, movie, game, television, or other character and compete against others for fun prizes. To participate in the contests, you must register by 2:30 pm.


For Little Geeks

(Preschool-5th Grade) In the Children’s Library

Open Art Session

12 pm
Graphic artist Donald Peoples will show us how to draw PAWS, the ASCPL mascot.

Fun Activities

12 - 3 pm
Join us in the Children’s Library for a scavenger hunt, a photo op area, a geeky craft (until 2 pm), and more!

Costume Parade

3 pm
In the Auditorium
Dress up as your favorite book, movie, game, television, or other favorite character and join us for our character parade!

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