Matt Myers to appear at Nashua Library ComicFest

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Myers will present three panels during the day: “Video Game Music Appreciation,” “Producing Animation,” and “LeetStreet Boys Q & A,” when audience members can ask him anything they want about the band.

ComicFest is the kickoff for the library’s Kids, Teen, and Adult Summer Reading Programs. Get your geek on at the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court Street, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Geek Gal Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe will also appear, presenting “Give Yourself . . . 12% of the Credit :The Female Perspective in Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers.’” And Erin Bowman, author of young adult sci-fi books like “Taken” and “Forged,” will speak on creativity and the publishing process.

Something for every fandom will be happening at ComicFest. You can play Minecraft, board games, and video games. Watch a LARPing demo of boffer combat. Read anime and manga in the Teen Room, or watch anime in the library theater.

For kids, the day includes open Lego play, a performance by singer/songwriter Steve Blunt, superhero mask-making, a book giveaway, face painting, and board games.

One of the highlights will be a cosplay contest, with plenty of prizes for both experienced and novice cosplayers. The library’s Image Gallery will be filled with artists displaying and selling their comics, drawings, crafts, geeky jewelry, and more.

ComicFest will wrap up with a steampunk fashion show, part of Great American Downtown’s “Steampunk City: Masquerade of Makers” event.

Check out the Nashua Library ComicFest Facebook page for more details about guests, panelists, and artists.

About summer reading programs
All across the nation this summer, libraries are holding summer reading programs with themes about heroes and superheroes. For kids, the theme is “Every hero has a story.” For teens, it’s “Unmask!” and for adults it’s “Escape the ordinary.” What better way to celebrate superheroes than with ComicFest?