BookFest 2017: Comics to Cozies

Schlow Centre Region Library

Since its founding in 2009, BookFest has grown into an important community event that celebrates something many of us take for granted – the book!

In 2015 event organizers began a grand experiment to harness the power and excitement of a particular fan base and celebrate the often-overlooked comic book. For the last two years the event has been a wonderful, miniature comic book convention.

While the love for comics remains strong and organizers feel a uniting theme is as important as ever, State College now has Nittany Con coming in September. For this reason, BookFest is again experimenting with a new and different theme– genre fiction!

BookFest will celebrate those diehard fiction fans of mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, comics, graphic novels, children’s fiction, and more! Meet authors and artists who work for large publishing houses, as well as independents who design their own path.

Don’t miss the BookFest pop-culture costume contest!

BookFest will take place on Saturday, July 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the BookFest tent in Schlow Centre Region Library’s parking lot.

Many thanks to this year’s sponsors Comic Swap, Nittany Con, and The Pennsylvania Centre for the Book!!

Would You Like to be a BookFest Author?

If you are a local author of these genres, you may apply to participate via Schlow Centre Region’s website by clicking here.

We hope everyone will help us spread the word about the changing theme and reach the genre fiction lovers in our community! Just as in the last two years we will be accepting applications from PA and the surrounding Northeastern states.

We look forward to celebrating everything from comics to cozies with you on Saturday, July 15, 2017!

BookFest Activities and Vendors

BookFest activities and vendors will be announced at a later date.

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