GeekProm 21+ Night

GeekProm 21+ Night
Friday, June 21 | 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Whirl the night away at the prom you've always longed for at The Boonshoft!  Put on your Storm Trooper armor, regency dress, or Princess Peach costume and dance away to live music from The Big Wazu. Stay for the cosplay contest or challenge your mates in the Don't Lose your Geek Card game show. Vote on the King and Queen of the GeekProm in your best Duran Duran throwback tee. Come one, come all because it's truly, truly, truly outrageous!

Tickets: $20/person

Admission includes your first drink (beer, wine, or soda) and light bites from Pizza Factory. Additional drinks available for purchase. 21+ only.

Two-Day Pass: $30/person

Includes admission to GeekProm on Friday evening, PLUS Saturday's daytime family event.

NEW for 2019! The GeekFest Raffle, featuring signed art from Rusty Shackles, a custom steampunk dress, goat yoga, and more will take place on Saturday, June 22. Need not be present to win. Advance raffle tickets available on the event ticket page.
Raffle Tickets: 1 for $5 OR 3 for $10

The 501st, the Ohio Garrison, The Delorean, Hey Kids, Comics! podcast host Andrew Farmer, House of Hexxx cosplay, Arcade, Game Room, IKV ta'veng Klingon group, artists, vendors, scavenger hunt and merch!

Sponsored by: Quanexus

Schedule Highlights

Time Program Location
6:30 p.m. Artifact Encounter Main Lobby
7:00-10:00 p.m. Live Music, featuring The Big Wazu Main Exhibit Hall
7:30 p.m. Tesla Coil Demonstration Main Exhibit Hall
8:00 p.m. Costume Contest Main Exhibit Hall
9:00 p.m. Don't Lose Your Geek Card Bieser Discovery Center
9:30 p.m. Prom Crowning Main Exhibit Hall


Are you a vendor interested in participating in GeekFest? Limited booth space may still be available! Contact or call 937.275.7431, ext. 144 for more information.

Costume Rules, Harassment Policy & Other Guidelines

Please use common sense... If you can’t take it on a plane, then it’s probably best to leave it at home! When planning your costume, keep in mind that GeekFest is a family-friendly event, and that the safety and security of our guests is paramount. Harassment will not be tolerated, and some cosplay props are prohibited. We can not pre-approve your props, but Security will check and tag them at the door, so review the COMPLETE list linked below as you plan your award-winning look for the evening.

Be sure to read our harassment policy, as well as review the complete list of prohibited items, but here are a few key "Dos and Don'ts" to make GeekFest a fun and memorable event for all:

  • No real weapons, functioning or not (eg: firearms, blades, explosives, nunchuks, etc.)
  • No metal props! Props should be foam (if possible), plastic, or cardboard.
  • No chains, whips, spikes, leashes, etc.
  • No hardwood props (baseball bats, bokken, etc.)
  • No rollerblades, rollerskates, skateboards, etc.
  • Nothing that emits smoke, flame, etc.
  • No aerosol cans or silly string

All fake/toy/prop guns must have an orange tip, whether glued plastic or painted.

The Boonshoft Museum reserves the right to confiscate any prop deemed dangerous and to eject any attendee who may be a danger to others.

Looking for information on the GeekFest Family Day on Saturday, June 22? Learn more about this family friendly event.

Be sure to follow the Boonshoft Museum for updates.

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