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Jealous of E3? Support a local event

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I don’t have to tell you how jealous I am of Geoff and Darryn while they’re in LA, getting sore feet from walking amongst all the awesomeness.  E3 is definitely gamer Mecca, and I hope to get there one day.  For now, I will have to be content with what’s happening in South Africa.  And there’s an event coming up 31 August that I think could be cool – might even get me to leave my usual stomping grounds!

Geek Fest looks like a fun day, brought to you by The Dark Carnival.  There will be cosplay, pet parade (read: pet cosplay), a beer garden and a Star Wars Marathon.  Beyond that, there will be a market – plenty of stallholders with a variety of items.

Truly, the part Gavin and I are really excited about – ROBOT WARS!  Yes, that’s right, robot wars.  Could there possibly be anything cooler?  You can build your own robot and take it into the battle area.  Epic!

Other activities include medieval fighting and LARP demos, Magic: The Gathering tournaments, an Injustice tournament, music from bands and DJs and a kid’s corner with jumping castle and face painting.

Look, it won’t be E3, but it still sounds like fun.  Personally, I see nothing wrong with dressing up, getting some drinks at a beer garden and watching the robot wars.  Sounds like a pretty cool way to spend a Saturday.  Check out the Facebook event page here.  You can buy tickets online or at the door – R50 at the door for adults and R25 for kids.

[Ed Update: I’d kill to see a Lazygamer robot at this event. If you are a robot maker and are going to enter and wouldn’t mind a small financial help in return for STICKERS on the robot then please get in touch, seriously let’s make it happen]

Last Updated: June 13, 2013

68 Comments

  1. Trevor Davies

    June 13, 2013 at 10:41

    JHB 🙁 Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      June 13, 2013 at 10:44

      Because ComicCon proved that CT can’t do this stuff 😉

      Reply

      • ElimiNathan

        June 13, 2013 at 10:58

        Wahaha, that’s just not fair dude

        Reply

      • Trevor Davies

        June 13, 2013 at 11:00

        but we had a house & everything damn it.

        Reply

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 13, 2013 at 11:02

          and a skottelbraai… ! WE HAD A SKOTTELBRAAI!!

          Reply

          • Trevor Davies

            June 13, 2013 at 11:03

            Now I want a boerewors roll.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 13, 2013 at 11:04

            Seriously I really want a boerewors man …..

          • Admiral Chief Commander

            June 13, 2013 at 11:08

            You want a boerewors man? I just want a boerewors, you can leave the man

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 13, 2013 at 11:09

            That poor boerewors man…. 🙁 His day ruined when he bend over to find a lighter…

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 13, 2013 at 11:11

            Discrimination against people of boerewors race ….. how dare you

          • Admiral Chief Commander

            June 13, 2013 at 11:13

            I AM OF THE BOEREWORS RACE demmit

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 13, 2013 at 11:17

            o_0

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 13, 2013 at 11:17

            I think your new nick should be… Die Groot Wors

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 13, 2013 at 11:18

            Lol … sounds like a porno name

            Boerewors Party Starring Admiral Chief : Die Groot Wors

          • Trevor Davies

            June 13, 2013 at 11:26

            and the sequels:

            Die Groot Wors 2 – On a Roll.
            Die Groot Wors 3 – Now With Extra Sauce.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 13, 2013 at 11:27

            DGW 4 – Son of the wors

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 13, 2013 at 11:27

            DGW 5 – With Onions ………………………

          • HvR

            June 13, 2013 at 11:28

            and then 10 years later
            Groot Wors: All beef reboot

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            June 13, 2013 at 11:44

            And just after that a prequel – Becoming the Grootwors

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 13, 2013 at 11:23

            Agreed

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 13, 2013 at 11:24

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH Admiral Chief Groot Wors!!

          • That Tall Twit

            June 13, 2013 at 13:57

            Or Die AntWORS

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            June 13, 2013 at 16:17

            Hahaha, Die Antwors – Enter the Roll

          • Andre116

            June 13, 2013 at 13:22

            Maar woon jy agter die boerewors gordyn soos ek?

            *dusts imaginary dirt of shoulder*

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 13, 2013 at 13:53

            Ek doen ja!

            *stof ook af*

        • HvR

          June 13, 2013 at 11:22

          don;t forget small army of hipster and chakalaka vegan burgers.

          Reply

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 13, 2013 at 11:24

            I’m glad the event didn’t take place, so many hipsters in one venue… the resulting ego-gravity well, that turns into an ego-black hole, might have just destroyed the known universe…

          • HvR

            June 13, 2013 at 11:27

            I’m sad was planning on going not in any cosplay and not talking about anything comicon related making a point of being non-conformist.

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            June 13, 2013 at 15:58

            I have no photoshop skills, but maybe Erwinnn, maybe you can erwing it and edit the text to something like:Venue of the Great boerewors party 2013 and you thought it didn’t happennn….

            http://img.math-fail.com/images-old/divide-by-zero5.jpg

      • Goth_Nerd

        June 13, 2013 at 11:30

        ouch, that’s what I call a true Joburger

        Reply

    • Cuan Robertson

      June 13, 2013 at 11:07

      Because people will actually pitch up… Not say they coming and then just not arrive. Or arrive 18 hours late. Or be a broke ass hipster/blogger that will expect free entrance and not actually buy anything.

      Reply

  2. Slade Boender

    June 13, 2013 at 10:44

    *cough cough* rAge anyone?

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      June 13, 2013 at 10:44

      rAge is in October

      Reply

      • Vampyre Squirrel

        June 13, 2013 at 11:28

        in JHB 😛

        Reply

        • HvR

          June 13, 2013 at 11:30

          aaa shut up, just for that hope you run into a Bronie molester in some dark alley on your way home.

          Reply

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            June 13, 2013 at 11:44

            LOL

    • TechniKyle

      June 13, 2013 at 11:05

      Attending

      Reply

      • Slade Boender

        June 13, 2013 at 11:10

        YOU BLOODY BETTER! 😛

        Reply

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 13, 2013 at 11:25

          rAge… I will be there! I will brave your strange city, and wear a hazmat suit!

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 13, 2013 at 11:26

            Finally, we can meet. Or meet again O_O

          • Slade Boender

            June 13, 2013 at 13:44

            WORS!

          • Slade Boender

            June 13, 2013 at 13:44

            cool so stick poking allowed XD

  3. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 13, 2013 at 10:47

    Ooooh. You have my attention

    Reply

  4. Lardus

    June 13, 2013 at 10:50

    If I had a robot, I would call it XBoner and put Xbox logos on and have it get pummelled repeatedly 🙂
    *With audio that says “Deal with it” every time it gets hit*

    Reply

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 13, 2013 at 10:52

      And you need to make sure that you only use your 3G to connect to it and control it because it needs to be online afterall

      Reply

    • Goth_Nerd

      June 13, 2013 at 11:32

      *hands you a bottle of baby oil* XBoner lmfao classic

      Reply

  5. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 13, 2013 at 10:53

    I’ve always wanted to see/participate in LARP’n

    Reply

  6. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 13, 2013 at 10:54

    Easy, take average robot, load android os on it AND WATCH IT DOMINATE!!!

    Reply

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 13, 2013 at 11:02

      #Erwinning

      Reply

    • HvR

      June 13, 2013 at 11:25

      Actually load it with Blackberry OS and watch drain all the batteries in the arena before going kamikaze taking all its opponents with it.

      Reply

      • Thats_how_I_Troll

        June 13, 2013 at 11:57

        Or make an apple version, irobot, claim it is better and give it commands once it eventually connects through itunes… And make sure that it only works if it is given commands doing it your way…. Highlight two features already used in other robots give it a different name and patent it as a new technology… Then sue the other robots out of competition…

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        • HvR

          June 13, 2013 at 12:20

          or you just enter a solid block of polished aluminium and call it iRobot

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        • Kromas

          June 13, 2013 at 12:22

          And it will refuse to fight robots with any OS other than iOS.

          Reply

        • That Tall Twit

          June 13, 2013 at 15:31

          HAHAHAHAHA (weeze….) HAHAHAHA!

          Reply

    • That Tall Twit

      June 13, 2013 at 15:30

      Upvote for Admiral Chief Die AntWORS!

      Reply

  7. Goth_Nerd

    June 13, 2013 at 11:30

    I’m so excited about the ROBOT WARS!!!! I love violence when it’s not inflicted on humans buahahahhahahaha

    Reply

  8. That Tall Twit

    June 13, 2013 at 13:56

    Need some Durban events…

    Reply

  9. Chantal Wood

    June 13, 2013 at 15:22

    Looking forward to this – hopefully a good turnout and support from the Jhb peeps 🙂

    Reply

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