Bentonville GeekCon 2022

Saturday, May 7, 2022

 

 

Click here to see our schedule from 2022!


 When and Where

The festivities were held on May 7 at 10AM and lasted until 1PM. Located on BPL's Backyard, Bentonville GeekConc 2022 was be a casual, outdoor event.


Getting Ready

Leading up to May 7, Bentonville Public Library had fun activities to get everyone excited for GeekCon.

  • Heroes and Villians Bracket: The week leading up to May 7, a war waged between heroes and villians and in the end your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man won! One lucky patron who chose correctly won an Infinity Gauntlet!

  • Be an Original Art Show: During the month of May, geek-inspired art was displayed at the reference desk.

 

Main Events

Free Comic Book Giveaway - 10AM (BPL's Backyard)

Attendees were given a goodie bag including a free comic book!

Comic Book Art Workshop - 11AM (Walmart Room)

Comic book author and illustrator Sean Fitzgibbon taught a workshop on drawing to a packed house.

Pizza Party on the Porch - 12PM (BPL's Veranda)

We hosted Pizza Party on the Porch for a hungry crowd! We gave away a free lunch provided by the Bentonville Satellite Rotary Club. Special drinks provided by 211 Cafe.

Marvel Movie Wind-down - 1PM (Walmart Room)

We ended the festivities with a movie screening of Spiderman: No Way Home in the Walmart Room.

Door Prizes at the Balloon Arch -  12:30PM

The Library gave away some awesome prizes like a a remote-controlled action camera, condensing microphone and a DRONE!

Nonstop GeekCon Fun

Kids:

  • Superhero Storytime: Storytimes were led by our staff and teen volunteers.

  • Kids Geeky Crafts: From masks to space buns, we had all the crafts.

  • Superhero Training Camp: Kids put their superhero skills to the test with a full-scale inflatable obstacle course challenge.

Adults/All Ages:

  • Video Game Trailer: We had a mobile game trailer for the ultimate gaming experience.

  • Dungeons & Dragons Demo: Teens came for a D&D demo with Tyson, the DM of BPL's D&D program.

  • Amtgard LARP-Razorhills Park: All ages enjoyed a LARPing (Live Action role Playing) adventure with Amtgard LARP.

  • Comic Book Wreath Take-home Kit for Adults: For the grown-ups, we had a take-home craft.

  • Cotton Candy Booth: Heroes stopped by to refuel at our cotton candy station.

  • Superhero Sidewalk Photo Op/Photo Booth: Attendees could stop by our sidewalk chalk art for a good photo op, and test out the photo booth for more superhero photos.

  • Superhero Mini-Games: Kids took on the skills courses to complete the challenges and become a superhero. 

Sponsors

 

 

Mission

Bentonville GeekCon's mission is to bring the community together through a common interest in all things geeky.

About

Bentonville Public Library (BPL) first participated in Free Comic Book Day in 2013. With attendance and interest growing exponentially each year, BPL has decided to expand the program and create Bentonville GeekCon featuring Free Comic Book Day, a library centered convention that promotes literacy and creativity through graphic novels and pop culture. On GeekCon, BPL kicks off the annual Summer Reading Club.

This event is for all ages! Come dressed in your favorite costume and join others just like you. GeekCon has free comics, games, door prizes, workshops, panels, and more!

GeekCon is a Children's Book Week Official event.

 

Support Bentonville GeekCon

Volunteers, donors, sponsorships, and in-kind gifts support Bentonville GeekCon. How can you help?

  • Donate to the Friends of the Bentonville Library and specify Bentonville GeekCon
  • Sponsor a session or program
  • Volunteer
  • Help spread the word

For more information about Bentonville GeekCon or if you are interested in participating contact:

Heather Hays, Event Organizer

hhays@bentonvillear.com

479-271-5976

 

By attending this event, all participants are consenting to the Library’s liability waiver.

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