ComicFest: Nashua Public Library hosting third annual event

Courtesy photo An attendee dressed as Marvel Comics’ Wolverine from a previous year’s ComicFest at the Nashua Public Library.

NASHUA – ComicFest returns to the Nashua Public Library for another year of nerdy activities for all ages.

The event is set for noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. When people check in, they can get a ticket for a door prize.

“We found in the past that one of the things people like best is hanging out with other people as geeky as they are,” Outreach and Community Services Coordinator Carol Eyman said. “They have just as much fun at the events as they do just hanging out and checking out everybody’s costume.”

This is the library’s third ComicFest. Nearly 500 people attended last year.

This year, attendees are encouraged to dress up again in their cosplay attire, if they so choose, and compete for prizes in the Cosplay Contest and the cosplay dating game. There will also be a costume parade just for the kids.

Activities include a Harry Potter magic show, pop culture magic show, two escape rooms, a Super Smash Bros. tournament, panel discussions regarding Star Wars and a panel on writing for podcasts. There will also be a board game area and Minecraft room going on all day. There will be more than 30 artists selling handmade pieces inside and outside in what’s called “Artists Alley.”

Additionally, in the upper part of the library, kids can make superhero masks and cuffs, and build new worlds with green screens and building blocks.

“We welcome people from all over the area, not just Nashua,” Eyman said. “We really encourage people to dress up, but they don’t have to.”

ComicFest also launches the library’s kid, teen and adult summer reading programs. These allow people to log how long they read in the effort to earn prizes.

Those programs run through August 18. Eyman said people will be able to sign up for them and get more information at the registration table.

More information can be found online at, nashualibrary.org/comicfest and facebook.com/nashualibrarycomicfest.

Adam Urquhart can be reached at 594-1206 or aurquhart@nashuatelegraph.com.