Akron-Summit County Public Library will host Geekfest July 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Main Library in downtown Akron. Whether you’re a fan of Star Wars, Batman, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, or Naruto, you’re sure to have a great time geeking out with your fellow fans at Geekfest.
The event includes DIY activities for children, teens, and adults; local comic artists showing their works and giving demonstrations; fun photo-ops with props; a selection of Sci-Fi classics being screened in the auditorium; a character fair for kids; a ‘Geeky Goodies’ food art contest; and a cosplay contest with prizes for the best children’s, teen, and adult costumes.
All fandoms are welcome at this free event for all ages.
Here's the schedule of events:
2 p.m. – Geeky Goodies Contest
Bring a cupcake or cookie decorated to represent your favorite fandom and enter it in the contest for a chance at winning prizes. Judging begins at 2 p.m., and the winners will be announced at the beginning of the cosplay contest.
2 p.m. – Character Fair
Calling all book characters and super heroes. Dress in costume for activities celebrating your favorite book, movie and superhero characters.
3 p.m. – All-Ages Cosplay Contest
True fans love costumes, so come dressed as your favorite character from books, comics, movies or television. The judges will award prizes for costumes that are the most authentic and creative. For more information, call the Teen Department at (330) 643-9067.