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Calling all geeks: Couldn't get to Comic-Con? Celebrate Geekfest at Main Library

UPublish story by Carla Davis

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Courtesy of Bruce Matsunaga

Akron-Summit County Public Library will host Geekfest on Saturday, July 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Main Library. 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. All fandoms are welcome at this free all-ages event. Find 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.

2 pm – 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 awesome prizes! Judging begins at 2 pm,

and the winners will be announced at the beginning of the cosplay contest.

2 pm – Character Fair

Calling all book characters and super heroes. Dress in costume for activities

celebrating your favorite book, movie and superhero characters.

3 pm – All-Ages Cosplay Contest

If there’s one thing fans love, it’s costumes. Dress 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.

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