Great GeekFest

Saturday, October 19

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Delaware Main Library

 

The Great GeekFest is a celebration of all the things people geek out over. Come and share what you’re geeky for in the home of all geekdoms – the Library. Whether you’re a die-hard cosplayer, a video game nut or a casual fan there’s something to entertain you all day. Admission is FREE and all ages are welcome to attend. We’ve even got an area for the littlest of “geeks.”

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... the Library hosted a comic-con!

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Tonks and the Aurors

On the Main Stage at 12 o’clock!

Tonks & the Aurors is a wizard rock band (music about Harry Potter) created and fronted by Steph Anderson. Since 2007, Tonks & the Aurors has traveled North America and Europe playing in libraries, bookstores, and nerd conferences. They have released five full-length albums and an EP. Recently, Steph has expanded her “Muggle” discography to include an additional album and three EPs featuring songs that draw inspiration from The Hunger Games series, Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series, John Green’s books, and even The West Wing.

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Rory Rennick Magic

The mysterious and captivating Rory Rennick will be strolling throughout the GeekFest to wow you with his roving magic. From the silly to the sophisticated, Rory aptly weaves sleight-of-hand with sleight-of-mind magic laced with interactive comedy. With his passion to help change lives for the better, Rory utilizes his background in the psychological and social sciences, history, storytelling, visual, and musical arts to present entertainment that you won’t soon forget. Catch Rory all around the GeekFest.

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Cosplay

The Great GeekFest Cosplay Contest is an hours-long event in which participants of all ages can show off their best cosplay with a chance to win fantastic prizes. The contest features three divisions; for children (ages 0-11), teens (12-17), and adults (18 and over). Contestants must pre-register before noon to participate. Register here:

New this year, the different age divisions will walk at set times throughout the afternoon. At each division’s set time, all contestants will be called behind the main stage to line up and then walk. If a contestant arrives after their division has begun walking, they will not be allowed to participate. Contestants are encouraged to begin arriving at the main stage area 5-10 minutes before their age division’s set time begins.

Schedule

  • 12 PM – Final Registration Cut-Off
  • 1:45 PM – Begin Children’s Line-Up & Start Reminder
  • 2:00 PM – Children’s Category
  • 2:30 PM- Teen Category
  • 3:00 PM – Adult Category
  • 3:30 PM – Winners Announced & Prizes Awarded
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Tabletop and Roleplaying Games

Dungeons and Dragons

Our most popular game is back with more sessions than ever. Three tables per three start times means nine D&D campaigns for players of all levels. Sign-ups open half an hour before each session begins and games are first-come, first-serve. 

  • 11:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm

All Day Gaming

All day long GeekFest visitors will have access to our table-top game collection. Play popular games like Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Pandemic, Apples to Apples, & others.

The miniature painting station is back by popular demand! Pick your figure and settle in to create your gaming piece. We’ll have the figures, paints, and supplies ready to go.

Throughout the library, there will be a number of classic arcade games waiting for you to come play. Get out and explore the GeekFest to find all of these games.

  • Pinball
  • Dance Dance Revolution
  • Centipede
  • Cruisin USA
  • Street Fighter 2
  • Joust
  • Galaga
  • Soul Caliber 2
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Photo Ops

Take photos with characters from some of your favorite characters! Appearances will last 1 hour per character session.

Appearances

  • 11 AM – Wonder Woman
  • 11 AM – Spider-Man
  • 12:30 PM – Batman
  • 2:30 PM – Captain America
  • Roving – Mal (Descendants), Ariel, Belle
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Children

Little geeks will enjoy a space just for them. The children’s area is full of costumed characters, crafts, and more! Wonder Woman will be joining us for a Superhero Storytime at 10:30 a.m. 
This year’s crafts cover the world of superheroes, dragons, soot sprites, Frozen, and Steven Universe! They’ll change through the day so stop back to make something new every two hours or so!

Activities

  • Facepaint
  • Superhero Storytime
  • Erica Carlson Magic
  • Caricatures 
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Screenings

The Screening Room will play geeky films and TV shows throughout the day.

Schedule

  • 11:10 AM – The Princess Bride
  • 12:40 PM – The Addams Family Show
  • 1:10 PM – Futurama
  • 1:40 PM – Batman: The Killing Joke
  • 2:55 PM – The Room
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Pokemon Go

We’re bringing Pokemon Go to life! Start by picking up Pikachu at the library then take the quest to catch them all in Downtown Delaware! Stop by these downtown retailers to pick up a Pokemon pin. All you’ve got to do is show your GeekFest lanyard. Go out and Catch ’Em All!

  • J. Gumbo’s • 9 N Sandusky St
  • Gallery 22 • 22 E Winter St
  • Fresh Start Cafe & Bakery • 24 N Sandusky St
  • Beanbag Books • 25 W Winter St
  • The Bare Bowl • 6 N Sandusky St
  • The Strand Theatre • 28 E Winter St
  • Secret Identity Comics • 34 N Franklin St
  • Creative Foundations • 57 N Sandusky St
  • The Greater Gouda • 12 N Sandusky St
  • Rebel Toys, LLC • 20 S Sandusky St
  • Pat’s Endangered Species Music • 11 W Winter St
  • OWU: Beeghly Library • 43 Rowland Ave
  • Whit’s Frozen Custard • 31 N Sandusky St
  • Honey & Abernathy • 32 Spring St
  • Oak & Brazen Wine Co. • 38 E Winter St
  • The Backstretch • 14 S Sandusky St
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Vendors

Artists

Stop by the Artist’s Alley to appreciate the creative expression of geekdom and pick up a piece or two for your home or workspace.

  • Cynthia
  • Art of J.M. Hunter
  • Beancat Studios
  • Little Jelly Studio
  • Friends of the Delaware County District Library
  • Baby Sew Grand
  • Brave World Anime

Marketplace

Wander the marketplace to find all manner of geeky trinkets available.

  • Hobby Central
  • Pete’s Comic Books
  • AC Canvas
  • Secret Identity Comics
  • Melt by Melissa
  • Kitten Pants LLC
  • Brave World Anime
  • Rebel Toys LLC
  • Creative Foundations – Our Town Art Studios
  • MADE 4 Geekz

Downtown Delaware Merchants

Take the GeekFest spirit into downtown and visit our partner merchants. You’ll find a comic-con themed discount or treat available at each location!

  • J. Gumbo’s • 9 N Sandusky St – Geeky Cajun Dishes
  • Gallery 22 • 22 E Winter St – Anime pop-up show & free art print
  • Fresh Start Bakery & Cafe • 24 N Sandusky St – Star Trek themed treats
  • Bean Bag Books • 25 W Winter St – 15% off graphic novels and other video game themed books
  • Secret Identity Comics • 34 N Franklin St – 10% off comics
  • The Greater Gouda • 12 N Sandusky St – Special gift for the first 15 attendees to show a GeekFest lanyard
  • Rebel Toys • 20 S Sandusky St – 10% off storewide
  • Whit’s Frozen Custard • 31 N Sandusky St – Nerdy Whit’s for $2
  • Periwinkle Photography • 15 1/2 W Winter St – Complimentary photo for anyone in cosplay from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Honey & Abernathy • 32 Spring St – $5 off a purchase of $25+ for those with a GeekFest lanyard on the day of the event (some exclusions apply)
  • Oak & Brazen Wine Co. • 38 E Winter St – $4 draft beer & wine (except reserves) to those 21+ with a lanyard
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General Rules & Regulations

Please read all rules before you attend the Great GeekFest. All standard library policies apply.

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