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Comic Geek Out 2021

Comic Geek Out

Saturday, June 19, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
In-person | Yankee Clipper Branch – 2025 Leonard NE
Virtual Events | GRPL’s Facebook Page & YouTube Channel

Discover your inner hero at the library’s comic event. Celebrate the comic books you love, and geek out on your favorite fandom. Join us for hands-on activities, free books, a comic workshop, and other fun events! 

Schedule of Events

Artists Alley 

Saturday, June 19, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch – 2025 Leonard NE

Join us on the lawn of our Yankee Clipper Branch to meet talented local artists and enjoy their exceptional art.
Artists will have work for sale and attendees can take home a free Comic Geek Out Poster designed by Cody Coppernol (while supplies last).

Comic Crafts

Saturday, June 19, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch – 2025 Leonard NE

Create comic crafts with GRPL library staff! Enjoy hands-on art-making designed for all ages.
Materials are free and available while supplies last.

Virtual Author Talk with Mariah McCourt

Saturday, June 19, 2021, 1:00 pm
Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page & YouTube Channel

Join GRPL for a virtual talk with Mariah McCourt, New York Times Best-selling writer and editor of highly acclaimed titles like True Blood: All Together Now, Ash and Thorn, Illyria: Haunted and more! 

Cosplay Contest

Saturday, June 19, 2021, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Yankee Clipper Branch – 2025 Leonard NE

Showcase your amazing cosplay at Comic Geek Out 2021 to win prizes! Professional cosplayers, League of Enchantment and Cosplay Crusaders, will judge their favorite cosplay outfits and winners will take home prizes. 

Cosplay Guidelines

 

  • All costumes should provide enough coverage to be worn in public and appropriate for a family-friendly event.
  • No flash, fire, explosives, fireworks, smoke (including incense), fog (including dry ice), or incendiary devices, such as caps or smokers, will be allowed.
  • No chemicals, powders, thrown glitter or confetti will be allowed.
  • If weapons are part of your costume, they should comply with the following:
  • No sharp swords or knives or actual working weapons are allowed. Wood, rattan, bamboo, plastic, cardboard, foam, or rubber weapons are acceptable.
  • Fake firearms are not allowed. Even if they follow compliance with authorities and have a fluorescent orange plug in the muzzle.
  • Inspection of all weapons will be required prior to the event, regardless of material. Contestants are responsible for their own weapons, this includes carrying them throughout the event.
  • No profanity will be allowed during the event. This includes messages on signs or clothes.

Animal Crossings: Dream Address Tours

Saturday, June 19, 2021, 2:00 pm
Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook Page & YouTube Channel

Have an Animal Crossings Island you want to show off? Submit your design!
GRPL will showcase a selection of Animal Crossing Islands created by Grand Rapids residents during Comic Geek Out 2021. Our library staff will tour submitted islands and share their favorites on GRPL’s Facebook Page & YouTube Channel and the top 3 best designs will win a prize!

Submit your Animal Crossings Island by June 14, 2021