WATERVILLE — Cirque du Geek, a celebration of everything that is geek, is a free three-day convention that takes place at the Waterville Public Library and in participating businesses every September.

Opening night will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Waterville Opera House where guests Jeff Kline and Hannah Telle will each talk about their work, and host a special Q&A Panel.

Telle is an actress and singer-songwriter from Shelby, North Carolina. She is best known for her role as the main character “Max Caulfield” in the hit video game series “Life is Strange,” published by Square Enix.

Telle will be a panelist at PAX West 2017. Her on-camera credits include the lead role in the film “Flesh and Blood” which premiered at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con, as well as the lead role opposite veteran Hollywood actor Eric Roberts in the film “Six Matches,” which premiered at the 2017 Beverly Hills International Film Festival.”

Kline has been one of the fortunate few “genre nerds” able to move freely between primetime and daytime television, motion pictures and the Web; the boardroom and the bullpen; and the east and west coasts. He’s written/produced more than 1,000 episodes of programming to-date. And, most recently, formed Darby Pop Publishing expressly so he could play in the comic book “sandbox” with some of his most creative pals.

To date, Darby Pop has released 12 trade paperbacks. Including a wildly-successful series co-written by Kline and Shannon Lee “Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises” debuted last year. Three more titles, “Things You Shouldn’t Remember,” “Bastard’s Waltz,” and “Santa Claus: Private Eye.”

As both a writer and showrunner, Kline has been responsible for more than 40 animated and live-action series, specials and pilots. Most recently, he was the executive producer and co-developer of “Transformer’s: Robots in Disguise” (Cartoon Network) — a follow-up to his multiple Daytime Emmy Award-winning CG series, Transformer’s Prime (The Hub).

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 872-5433, or email [email protected].

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