Ottenheimer Library to present DracoFest March 13-14

Junior Todd Howard poses in his knight during the costume contest at Ottenheimer Library on October 31, 2017.

Celebrate a world of creativity with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s first DracoFest hosted by the Ottenheimer Library on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14.

DracoFest will be a celebration of all things fantasy, science fiction, comic, and anime. Activities will run from 5 to 8 p.m. each day on each floor of the Ottenheimer Library.  

“The purpose of DracoFest is to do something out of the norm and give students a break from their classes,” said Shawn Manis, operations manager for Ottenheimer Library. “It’s going to be entertaining and fun, but students will also be able to learn something.”

To kick off the first night, a viewing of Game of Thrones will be held, followed by research presentations from graduate students whose topics are fantasy or sci-fi related.

Other events that may occur either day include a live action role playing show, a library quest, and Pokemon Go! live at the Cooper Fountain. The anime film viewing will take place on day two of DracoFest.

Faculty and staff members interested in collaborating with library employees on the event can sign up and fill out the collaboration form here. Workshops featuring fiction, script, and other types of writing, art, drawing, illustrating, acting, and more are welcomed.

Faculty members who cannot participate in person are encouraged to assist with snacks, catering, or any other contribution.

For more information, contact Manis, at, or Jodi Brown, student success librarian, at

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