by Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
The fifth annual GeekU.P. Mini-Con Charity Event will be held at Michigan Tech’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 9 from 12-7 p.m.
GeekU.P. celebrates geek culture, offering an artists’ alley, vendors, cosplay contest, celebrity Q&A sessions, autograph sessions and more.
This year’s charity recipient is Unite Mental Health and Wellness, located in Houghton. Unite Mental Health and Wellness is a nonprofit mental health service organization committed to helping individuals in our community connect to non-emergency mental health care. Partnering with providers both locally and remotely, they support professionals and services currently available in our community while filling in the gaps where care may be lacking.
GeekU.P. has an exciting celebrity guest lineup this year and they will take part in Q&A sessions and autograph signings for attendees. Visit the GeekU.P. website to see who’s attending.
“We’re very excited about what we have in store for GeekU.P. this year,” said Shana Porteen, GeekU.P. co-founder and owner of Black Ice Comics & Books in Houghton. “We want to welcome folks of all ages to GeekU.P. to come have a great time. Even if it’s been years since you read a comic, or you’ve never played a video game, we can’t wait to share the fun, have folks meet our fabulous celebrities, and help us raise money for Unite Mental Health and Wellness.”
“I’m thrilled to celebrate local arts and culture in the community I grew up in! I certainly hope to inspire and provide insight for budding artists who may be thinking of a related career path,” said Patricia Summersett, GeekU.P. co-founder and guest celebrity. “Shana and I dreamed up this event several years ago and I’m amazed how the festival has evolved so considerably. I’m excited to imagine how it may grow and expand in years to come!”
More information and the developing schedule can be found at the GeekU.P. website. Tickets can be purchased at the door using cash or credit.