Saturday, October 21
Panels, Cosplay, Photo Ops, Screening
Welcome to the Great GeekFest!
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."
Featured Guest: Investigation Discovery's Todd Robbins
Todd Robbins is a New York City-based performer who has spent decades specializing in arcane forms of popular entertainment, offbeat amusements and intriguing deceptions. You’ll catch him on television as the host of Investigation Discovery’s hit series “True Nightmares.” Todd Robbins will be introducing the 1 p.m. screening of Todd Browning's "Freaks" in the Screenings room, he'll be on the Main Stage at 2 p.m., and he may make a special appearance as a cosplay contest judge!
Main Stage Panel with the Creators of Moonstruck: Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, and Laurenn McCubbin
Grace Ellis is the creator of the best-selling and award-winning graphic novel series, “Lumberjanes,” and new series “Moonstruck.” Grace will be bringing her entire “Moonstruck” team with her for her appearance, including Shae Beagle and Laurenn McCubbin. The “Moonstruck” team goes on the main stage at 1 p.m.
Know who you're going to cosplay? Want to enter the contest? Pre-register here!
• Ages 0-11
• Ages 12-17
• Ages 18 & up
Prizes will include a $50 Amazon gift card for first place, and $25 Amazon gift cards for any honorable mentions.
• Craftsmanship Award
• Age Division Awards
• 3:00 p.m. - All contestants must check in at the mainstage
• 3:45 p.m. - Line up
• 4:00 p.m. - Cosplay runway
Please be sure to read all the Cosplay Rules before entering the contest.
Take photos with characters from some of your favorite franchises!
Pictures will be taken with Library equipment, and attendees own phones or cameras may also be used. Appearance will last 1 hour per character session.
• 11:00 a.m. - Disney Princesses, Moana and Cinderella
• 12:00 p.m. - Superheroes, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and Batman
• 3:00 p.m. - Star Wars
Explore the children's area in the library's upstairs mezzanine. Throughout the day there will be crafts and more for our "little geeks." Start the day with a scavenger hunt at 10 a.m. with Miss Annie!
• 10:00 a.m. - Harry Potter Craft
• 12:00 p.m. - Wonder Woman Craft
• 2:00 p.m. - Star Wars Craft
Watch a boatload of movies, trailers, episodes and other amazing(?) examples of videography throughout the day!
• 11:00 a.m. - Sci-Fi Trailers (various) PG/PG13
• 11:10 a.m. - The Dark Crystal PG
• 12:40 p.m. - The Muppet Show, Season 4, Episode 17 (aka. The Star Wars Episode) PG
• 1:00 p.m. - Todd Browning's Freaks NR
• 2:00 p.m. - Wonder Woman (1975), Season 3, Episode 14 "Spaced Out" NR
• 3:00 p.m. - Manos: The Hands of Fate NR (download the MuVchat app and join the conversation on screen!)
More information coming soon.
There will be a selection of games from DCDL’s collection that guests can choose from to play during the comic-con. Staff will be on hand to teach the games to players. Patrons who play games will be entered to win one of four card game prize bundles at the end of the GeekFest. Also look for simple, free games to take home with you!
Sign up for a session as early as 30 minutes before it begins in the table top area. Spaces are filled on a first come, first-served basis. Games will be limited to 5 people per session.
Dungeons & Dragons:
• 10:00 a.m.
• 12:00 p.m.
• 3:00 p.m.
A mainstay at all comic-cons is the coming together of ideas through informational and fan panels! Join us throughout the day for these panels that cover movies, TV, art, culture, contemporary issues, comedy and much more!
• 10:00 a.m. - Stranger Things, Season 2: Stranger Predictions
• 11:00 a.m. - Manga: Something for Everyone by Mason Kamolpechara of the OSU Japanese Studies Library
• 12:00 p.m. - Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum with Caitlin McGurk
• 1:00 p.m. - Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, Laurenn McCubbin on the Main Stage
• 2:00 p.m. - Todd Robbins on the Main Stage
• 3:00 p.m. - Intro to Anime: A Curious Beginner's Guide
Find where to park and see some of our participating downtown Delaware vendors and their specials on this interactive map.
|Great GeekFest Coordinator||Mandy|
|Vendors||Megan and Nicole|