On April 20, 2019, the Woodbury Heights Community Center was home to the South Jersey Geek Fest for its one-day event which was action-packed with comics, art, video games, cosplay, collectibles, tabletop games, and more!
With events like cosplay kickball, Super Smash Bros. tournaments, live music, and martial arts demos, South Jersey Geek Fest is a unique gathering of all things “geek”! There was even an entire floor dedicated to games like Dungeons & Dragons:
And plenty of tabletop games & accessories could be purchased all around the event including multi-sided die or an assortment of retro board games at the Tiki Tiki Board Games booth.
Many one-of-a-kind items can also be found all around the extensive show floor including hand-painted pop art pixel art by Lauren Elizabeth Art, toy photography by Megan Brad, and handmade corner bookmarks by Ingenious Edge.
Or you can go take a walk down memory lane by scouring the bins & bins of vintage action figures, vehicles, and other toys!
Collectors of all genres were busy throughout the 7 hour show because each vendor seemed to specialize in a different fandom, whether it was comic books, complete LEGO sets, or highly desired Funko Pops.
And outside was even more fun awaiting you with booths by Mystic Realms LARP, Deptford Bowl Factory & Gifts, and several food trucks serving up delicious eats!
There was: Potato Patoto & More with a variety of homemade tater tots, Latin Bites with Puerto Rican / Cuban cuisine, Matty G Dogz with all kinds of dogs & sausages, Il Fuococ Dentro’s wood fired pizza, and Polish Water Ice!
Many cosplayers were enjoying the beautiful day outside while partaking in some photoshoots, while others might have been flying some kites in the field. The buzz didn’t seem to die down all day!
Meanwhile, multiple events were taking place on the main stage:
Anthony Parisi was performing original music & promoting his album, and the Philly Handbell Ensemble was ringing the afternoon away with their tunes too!
And as these performances filled the room with their music, the hunt for the best collectibles continued all the way until show closing. Fans searched for bargains and rarities, ranging from $1 comics to original pieces of art!
Artists like Tony Townsend and Christian Espiritusanto were showcasing their prints and originals, even offering opportunities to commission an original sketch to take home that very day:
If you’ve never attended South Jersey Geek Fest before, be sure to check out my full photo gallery and the video below for more highlights from the show!
But all in all, South Jersey Geek Fest was an epic gathering in a region that clearly has a passion for all geekdoms! Whether you’re looking to test your fighting game skills, finding a rare comic book, or just searching for a unique birthday or holiday gift for a geeky friend, you can find it all here!
For more information on South Jersey Geek Fest, visit their website or Facebook page.