715 10th St.
DISTORTIONS UNLIMITED (12:00-3:00pm)
Come meet the monsters (and their creators) and learn how these amazing creatures are made. www.distortionsonline.com
TECHNOLOGY CARNIVAL (12:00-3:00pm)
- Checkout the table of terror and hear
stories of horrific viruses, hacked
accounts, password infractions, and
pieces of technology that have met
- Discover the astounding array of electronic resources available to download from your library! Magazines, music, ebooks, and more.
- Prepare to be shocked and awed as you
travel through time and witness
technology evolve from early Atari to
the magnificent Makey Makey.
INSTANT IMAGE PHOTO BOOTH (1:00-4:00pm)
Pick a prop and pose. Stop by the photo booth for a free reel of photos.
Come meet an intergalactic superstar! Full-sized, remote-controlled R2D2, along with creator Azman Sugi, will be present to meet the fans. This R2D2's most famous appearance was in the movie Fanboys.
FREE BOOK GIVEAWAYS (12:00-4:00pm)
Need something to read? We have free books for you - and we like to share.
And get your own highly coveted ReadCon book bag. Come relax with some light
refreshments and select a book. While supplies last.
WRITING WALL (12:00-4:00pm)
Express yourself! Write something profound, silly, genious - or all three.
Bel Air Room
BOOKS AND BREWS (5:30pm)
The second annual ReadCon Books & Brews promises to be the hottest event of
the day. You’ll have a chance to meet dozens of Colorado authors, get a book
or two signed, sample brews from some of the finest local breweries, and enjoy
the rocking music of Denver band Dixie Leadfoot, all in one convenient location.
It goes without saying, but you must be at least 21 for the beer. For a list of
participating authors click HERE (Light snacks and other beverages will also be served.)
PANDEMIC, INFECTION, AND GALACTIC FOOTBALL: AN EVENING WITH SCOTT SIGLER (7:30pm)
Author of Infected, Nocturnal, and most recently Pandemic, Scott Sigler is an author who knows how to put words to paper, books to podcast, and his work to the top of the charts. Pull up a chair and hear this prolific author and publishing maverick do his thing! www.scottsigler.com
THE BEAN PLANT STUDIO
701 7th St.
LOOM WEAVING DEMOS (11:00am-4:00pm)
Loom weaving demonstrations with artists Sally Goble and Susan Herold.
Learn Suminagashi (the acient art of Japanese marbling) with artist Connie Stewart.
802 9th St.
PODCAST PODFEST (12:00pm)
What is a podcast? And which ones should I listen too? Glad you asked. Catch up
on the newest leap for talk radio with just a little background, samples, and recommendations.
STAYIN' ALIVE WITH THE WE'RE ALIVE PODCAST (12:30pm)
KC and Blaire Wayland are the (half-eaten) heart and soul behind the runaway
horror hit We’re Alive Podcast. Ever thought about telling your own serialized
story? Already a We’re Alive fan and dying to meet the stars? Are you just a
fan of zombies!? This is a can’t-miss event. www.werealive.com
LIVE COMIC BOOK THEATER (3:00pm)
In this comic book free-for-all, a group of talented actors will team up with the
audience to bring some of comic history’s best and worst stories to life. Marvel
at the time Spider-Man had to walk home. Thrill to the tribulations of a teenager who transforms into a boat. And much, much more.
807 8th St.
FREE halloween and horror themed comic books.
MAKE-UP AND COSTUME DEMOS (12:00-4:00pm)
Drop in and visit with theater students who will demonstrate professional theatrical make-up techniques to prepare you for your Halloween endeavors.
GAMING DEMOS (12:00-5:00pm)
Embrace your inner game demon. Whether you are a seasoned gamer or just getting started, stop by for some tips, insights, and hands-on demos.
COLORADO MODEL RAILROAD MUSEUM AT THE GREELEY FREIGHT STATION
680 10th St.
READCON I-SPY GAME (11:00am-1:00pm)
ReadCon invites you to explore this one-of-a-kind facility featuring the huge 5,500 sq. ft. operating model railroad. Your kids can play the "I-Spy Readcon Game" and win prizes! Great fun for the whole family. (Open regular hours - but free admittance only 11am-1pm in honor of ReadCon.) www.gfsm.org
817 8th Ave.
(1931, directed by James Whale and Starring Boris Karloff)
A classic movie based on a classic book - what can be better? It's free! Join us for this unique opportunity to see this film on the big screen and learn some cool trivia about the book and movie.
Discussion leader: Greg Driskill, Aims Community College
CRANFORD COVE TEA TAVERN
823 10th St.
UNDEAD TEA (Reservations required - 2:00pm)
Zombies, vampires, ghosts and ghouls will gather together to show their
refinement and hear about the best in undead literature at this year’s
ReadCon tea. Costumes are encouraged but not required, although the best-
dressed of the undead will be named by special guest Stephanie Ohnmacht.
Pick out your favorite costume, join us at tea, and remember – pinkies out
(if you’ve still got them). Tickets are required, but free of charge, and will
include tea and mini scone. Additional teas and food will be available for
purchase. Tickets available by calling Meagan at 970-506-8530.
ZOMBIE BAR CRAWL (4:30pm Meet up)
After a zombie tea and geeking out over the We're Alive Podcast, a zombie can work up a mighty thirst. Join the herd as we bar hop downtown Greeley. Prizes and games are included. Don't forget to wear your best zombie getup! Check out the ReadCon signature drinks being offered at local venues.
LINCOLN PARK LIBRARY
919 7th St.
DR. WHO INFORMATION NODES AND TRIVIA (All Day)
DR. WHO JEOPARDY (12:30-1:30pm)
Reward your Dr. Who Knowledge with great prizes.
CELEBRATING CONNIE! (2:00pm)
Calling all Connie Willis devotees to share your favorite writings, imaginations and Willis wisdom. Gobstoppers and Starbucks coffee will be served.
9th St. Plaza
TOUR THE BOOKMOBILE (11:00am-3:00pm)
You've seen a library, but have you seen a library on wheels? Stop by and check out the bookmobile. Play our mask guessing game and be entered in a drawing for an Amazon gift card. Inspired by our masks? Make one of your own. Come in costume and receive a prize. Fun for all ages!
HEARTS AND TAILS (12:00-3:00pm)
Horse carriage rides will be available downtown to help you explore all the ReadCon Events. Hitch a ride for free!
501st STAR WARS LEGION - CANCELLED
Stormtroopers and bounty hunters, oh my! Greeley welcomes the 501st Legion - a group dedicated to promoting Star Wars fandom.
942 9th Ave.
Meet the Authors (10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm)
Visit Woody's from 10:00 to 12:00 and 2:00 to 4:00 for author signings. To Celebrate ReadCon, Woody's is offering 15% discount on ALL books ALL day!