Felicia Day to speak at Willis Oct. 15


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The Delaware County District Library (DCDL) welcomes New York Times bestselling author, producer, actress, TV writer, and award-winning web series creator Felicia Day for a free speaking engagement on Saturday, Oct. 15.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Willis Education Center auditorium at 74 W. William St., Delaware. Seats are free and available for advanced request at www.delawarelibrary.org/author-visits.

Day is known as one of the most influential creators in new media. She is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Internet musical “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” which was ranked in the “Top 10 Best TV of 2008” by Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine, and won an Emmy in 2009.

Day also created and starred in the seminal web series “The Guild,” which ran for six seasons. The Guild won numerous awards for web video excellence, garnering a PGA nomination for best web series in 2011. She expanded the brand into numerous merchandizing opportunities, including a hit comic book series with Dark Horse Comics.

Day is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, “You’re Never Weird on The Internet (Almost),” and most recently, “Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity.” Through her writing, Day openly tackles issues including addiction, anxiety, and depression — and how she reinvented herself when overachieving became overwhelming. In “Embrace Your Weird,” Day shares personal stories and hard-won wisdom that incorporates revelatory exercises focused on empowerment, creativity, and the power of self-expression.

In 2012, Day created a YouTube channel and production company called Geek & Sundry. Since its launch, the channel has garnered over 2 million subscribers on YouTube and over 500,000 on the live-streaming platform Twitch. In 2014, the company was sold to Legendary Entertainment to produce content alongside Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Industries, with Day retaining creative control.

In addition to working on her own creative projects for television and the web, she also has recurring roles on the CW show “Supernatural,” and the SyFy series “The Magicians.” In April 2017, she began appearing as Kinga Forrester in “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” She streams on Twitch weekly and produces a weekly personal podcast called Felicitations!.

Free parking at the Willis Education Center is available in the lots at North Washington Street, South Washington Street, on street at William Street and on the surrounding neighborhood streets.

The Delaware County District Library welcomes all people to our programs and events. If you require ASL interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, please contact [email protected]

For more information about upcoming author visits at DCDL visit www.delawarelibrary.org/author-visits or contact Nicole Fowles, communications coordinator, at [email protected] or (740) 362-3861.

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