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SPEAKERS
11 a.m.
Video Game Architecture
Speaker: Pierce Brooks
Pierce Brooks is an Android and Core Software Developer at Squirrels LLC focused on Android and core software solutions. He graduated from Shawnee State University in 2017, and taught there for two semesters on Android and C++ object-oriented design while working with Yost Labs. Active game programming has been his passion for more than a decade.

12 p.m.
Game Design (board games, card games, role play gaming)
Speaker: Andy Hopp
Andy Hopp is the author and illustrator of several games and books, including Low Life: The Rise of the Lowly, Dementalism, G’Zoink, Alphabeast Soup, and The Whole Hole. He is the host of Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird and Con on the Cob as well as the proprietor of Oddmall Outpost: Assembly of Odd. Andy lives in Green, Ohio.

1 p.m.
Meet the Author (book signing at 2 p.m.)
Speaker: Tom Sweterlitsch
Tom Sweterlitsch is the author of the novels The Gone World and Tomorrow and Tomorrow. He has also co-written several short films with director Neill Blomkamp for Oats Studios including Rakka, Firebase and Zygote, as well as ADAM: The Mirror and ADAM: The Prophet. Tom grew up in Canton and graduated from GlenOak High School.


CLASSES
11 a.m.
Chibi Drawing with Todd Beistel, Illustrator
Todd Beistel received his BFA from The Columbus College of Art and Design, dabbled in fine art and has now chosen to make comics his home. Since pursuing comics, Todd has illustrated The Horror Show, Yuri – Gypsy Hunter and now Frank.

12 p.m.
FX Makeup Tips and Tricks with Jason Drake, Owner Drake Enterprises
Drake is a Kent State graduate with a Theatre degree. He owns his own comic book prop making businesses. A regular panelist at local conventions throughout Ohio, he has been cosplaying for years.


COSPLAY PARADE
Gather at 12:45 p.m. in library periodicals area.


FACE PAINTING
11-12:30 p.m. in the Children’s Department


CHILDREN’S CRAFTS
Throughout the Library


BOARD GAMES
In the Teen Department


VENDORS
Hazel Comics
Sprinkle City Bakery
Freedom Gaming
Andy Hopp
Sapphire City Games


ARTISTS’ ALLEY
Todd Beistel
Cyclops Art
Wayward Cross Comics
Art by John Ruple
Technicolor Cockatiel
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