One event on April 21, 2018 at 9:00am
On Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, 2018, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will host the fourth annual GeekFest celebration. The popular, eagerly-anticipated annual event brings together a robust turnout of very unique people who proudly refer to themselves as “geeks” and “nerds.”
GeekFest nation is populated by gamers, Trekkies, steampunkers, cosplayers, and nerds! This diverse group will enjoy an evening of panels, programs, tournaments, costume contests, board games, hands-on experiments, demos, and refreshing edibles.
“GeekFest is an extraordinary event where you can come as yourself and let your geek hang out,” said Erika Asher, Manager of Special Events at the Boonshoft Museum. She continued, ”We can celebrate all of our nerdy sides while trying our wands at wizarding school, going for the gold at the cosplay contests, trying our luck in the arcade and table top gaming rooms, and much more!”
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A variety of vendors will be present, with options ranging from custom chain mail to lightsabers! “Thanks to our local vendors we can snag our one-of-a kind pieces that will make every geek green with envy,” Asher said. Courtland’s Mobile Grill (Food Truck) will have food available for purchase outside the Museum and Maggie Moo’s will have ice cream and treats inside, also available for purchase.
Admission to Friday’s GeekFest celebration is $20 for geeks of all ages. Tickets can be purchased online (www.BoonshoftMuseum.org) or at the door. Doors open at 6:00 for those who purchase tickets online. Doors open at 6:30 for day-of-ticket sales. Regular admission applies on Saturday. All proceeds from general admission support year-round astronomy education at the Museum. All ages welcome; under 17 not admitted without a parent.