I thoroughly enjoyed GeekFest last year. It was worth the journey to the East for me, with tons of cool things on display, awesome shopping, cool cosplay and the chance to see the hoards of other geeks. It’s coming back again this year, and it’s closer to my home, and is promising to be even more awesome.
This year, GeekFest will be at Ball and All Driving Range, Pub and Restaurant on the corner of the R114 and Malibongwe. The R114 is that Lion Park road, for those who are confused. It starts on Saturday at 10am and goes until late. You can grab tickets online at webtickets or buy them at the door. You get a R10 discount for buying in advance, otherwise adults are R60 and children under 12 get in for R30 (R25 if you book online). Parking will also cost you R10 per car. As I learned the hard way last year, be sure to draw cash before you go – there will be tons of awesome stuff to buy and not everyone has a card machine.
The stalls last year were really rad, and this year they’re promising to be even better. Ranging from clothing and novelty to board games and robowars, GeekFest might just have everything I want in one place. Plus, the cosplay on show is simply epic. Last year, it was rather freezing and I somehow ended up getting sunburnt, so I’d highly recommend for people to bring sunscreen but also dress in the even of inclement weather.
You can see way more information over on the event’s Facebook page, so RSVP and stuff. I will be there, so if you see me, feel free to come and say hi and stuff.
Last Updated: November 27, 2014