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Saturday, July 20, 2019

12-4 pm

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

Whether you’re a fan of Comics, Star Wars, Wonder Woman, Marvel, Stranger Things, Harry Potter, Manga, or Gaming, 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, K-pop, scavenger hunts, trivia, button-making, and other fun activities happening all afternoon, along with special events each hour (see reverse for details). We will also be joined by local artists, cosplay groups, and special guests. If getting your geek on makes you hungry, the Stray Dog Café will be open for business!

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 guidelines.

Event Schedule

Scavenger Hunt

12 – 3 pm
Floors 1 - 3 of Main Library
Pick up a scavenger hunt form at the Cosplay Contest registration table and follow it for some prizes!

Craig H. Williams

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

12:30 pm
NASA aerospace engineer Craig Williams will be discussing the first lunar mission made by astronauts. In addition to the first men to the Moon, Apollo 11 was also the first manned flight on the Saturn V Moon rocket.

Ramen Eating Contest

12:30 pm
In Meeting Room 2AB
The first player to finish a bowl of noodles wins a prize. Ten participants compete every ten minutes.

K-pop Karaoke/Singalong

Meeting Room 1
1:00 pm
If you’re a K-pop fan, stop in and listen to some Korean Pop and sing along!

Anime Name That Tune

1:45 pm
In Meeting Room 2AB
Be the first to recognize music from popular anime for prizes.

Derf Backderf

2:00 pm
Join award-winning and bestselling comic artist Derf Backderf as he discusses his career and the importance of comics in American culture.

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) Children’s Library

Manga Drawing Session

12 pm
Manga artists Mellissa Redman and Damien Kendrick will show you how to draw basic manga characters.

Fun Activities

2 - 3 pm
Love Stranger Things? Join us for Stranger Things themed activities that will take you to the Upside Down!

Costume Parade

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

Event Flyer

Geekfest Schedule 2019