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GeekFest | Round 2

June 29 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$15 – $20

Experience the Museum transformed into a nerdy night to remember at our 2nd annual GeekFest: Round 2. Challenge friends and family to video games, explore our new “Art of the Brick” exhibition! Throughout the night there will be awesome panels, fabulous door prizes, awesome exhibitions in the galleries, vendors selling geeky wares and showing off cool stuff in the auditorium, as well as a juried costume contest (Be sure to review our Cosplay and Costuming Weapons Policy)!
All ages welcome; under 16 cannot be admitted without a parent.

Full Schedule:
5:30-10 pm
Lower Level
Quiet Area Featuring Nerdy TV Shows/Movies | Board Room
Vendors + Artists | Auditorium
Main Level
Table Top Game Room by Titan Games Peoria | Illinois River Classroom
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | Street Gallery
Atari | Object Theater
Watercolor Geeky Quotes Craft | Lobby
Peoria PublicLibrary | Lobby
3D Printer | Lobby
Stellar STEAM Demos + Activities with Museum Staff + River City Labs | Lobby
Cardboard Engineering with Makedo | Sun Plaza
Explore Galleries + “Art of the Brick”
6-6:45 pm
Bubble Blast Show + Bubble Free Play | Sun Plaza
6:30-7:10 pm
No Place Life Foam: A Cosplay How To: presented by Aaron’s Awesome Builds with Aaron Selburg | Stage in Lobby
6:45-7:30 pm
Yoga for All with Soulside Healing Arts | Sun Plaza (please bring your own mat if possible)
7:15-7:55 pm
Aspiring Authors: presented by Author Rey Clark | Stage in Lobby
8-8:40 pm
Premiering at GeekFest:
From Start to Finish: A Cosplay Project Panel: presented by La Vie Cosplay | Stage in Lobby
9-9:45 pm
Scavenger Hunt Prize Drawing, 4 tickets to Spider-Man: Far From Home | Stage in Lobby
Cosplay Contest | Stage in Lobby

Get $2 off admission to GeekFest when you purchase a ticket to one Miyazaki Film – discount only available in person or by phone 309.686.7000. Or show your Miyazaki Film ticket day of & get $2 off GeekFest admission!

$15 Members | $20 Public

Buy tickets online now – click the link above.
Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309-686-7000.

Miyazaki Fest in the Giant Screen Theater:
Noon | Princess Mononoke
2:30 pm | Kiki’s Delivery Service
5 pm | Howl’s Moving Castle – 15th Anniversary!
7:30 pm | Spirited Away – Academy Award-winning Animated Film

Featured Community Partners and Vendors:
River City Labs | Peoria’s premier MakerSpace
Titan Games Peoria | tabletop games and gear
La Vie Cosplay | award-winning cosplayers
Soulside Healing Arts | yoga for everyone
501st Midwest Garrison | Star Wars costuming organization
Kimmy’s Hair Pretties | fandom hair accessories and more
CuppaGeek Teas | geeky tea blends and accessories
PlayNormal Esports | eSports arena
Geek Art Custom Creations | handmade bags and accessories
Geek Art by Zentner | prints, illustrations, paintings, pyrography
NSB Comics | self-published comics and other geeky goods
Rachael Dunn | fantasy author
Jeremy Berkley Art | pop culture inspired silk screen prints
Rey Clark | indie fantasy & science fiction author
Ravenwing Creations | handmade jewelry
Trever Bierschbach Writes | books and art prints
Kiley Beecher Creative | buttons, prints, original artwork
Andy Zach | sci-fi author
Magic Cat Crafts | handmade crafts and art
Atomicwarkitten | geeky crochet, posters, dice bags, and more
Inknoor Art | watercolor art on stickers, prints, magnets, and more
Katie’s Bowtique | variety of character and geeky themed bows
AshuriiYuki Productions LLC | Kawaii handmade accessories
Jim Trifone | tabletop gaming accessories
Aaron’s Awesome Builds | cosplay patterns and props
Perler Mama | handmade items made from Perler Beads
Ink And Feathers Comics | original art, color prints, graphic novels
Southern Moon Creations | embroidered bags, towels, and more
Taryn Klockenga | variety of fan art prints

Interested in being a vendor, panelist, or activity provider for next year? Email hplacko@peoriariverfrontmuseum.org.


June 29
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 – $20
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Peoria Riverfront Museum
(309) 686-7000


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222 SW Washington St
Peoria, IL 61602 United States
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