This past Friday night the Hoover Library hosted their first ever GeekFest. . . and it was fantastic! The library shut down at 6 p.m. and two hours later opened their doors to a crowd of folks. The fun began right from the start as Storm Troopers patrolled the crowd (something about looking for Droids).
These types of events need to do well in three areas – costumes, games for the kids and food. The Hoover Library and their volunteer force nailed all three. The costumes were great:
We have many many more photos. . .
But all of the costumes and cosplay folks were just the beginning. There were plenty of games, crafts, prizes and activities for the kids as well:
All of the free food and drinks were just as impressive as the costumes and games. We didn’t get as many pictures of those, because, well, er, um. . . we were eating:
After all of that, the kids got to hang out in the Lego Construction Center for a bit before we headed home. There was a ton of stuff crammed into our almost-two hour visit and we still didn’t get to do it all (the line for the Harry Potter section was long).
I have no idea how the organizers will judge the night or what they were looking for, but we can’t see how it could be anything but a huge success. Let’s hope they do it again next year.