Call Out For Geeks and Gamers – GEEK 2013 Medway Satellite Events

GEEK CALL OUT

A huge games expo is coming to Margate in February and will attract hundreds of gamers from across Kent and further afield.

GEEK 2013, standing for games expo East Kent, will be an event presenting a huge collection of computer game related events. Held in the Winter Gardens, Margate, from the 21st to the 24th February, the games expo is mapped out into sections of various gaming genres and follows the motto “meet, make and play”. There will be hundreds of retro and modern gaming machines to play on, as well as a collection of pinball machines.

In support of GEEK 2013, coFWD in Rochester are organising a series of independent satellite events, and are looking for more people to add to the current programme.

As it stands the following events are in place, would anyone be interested in organising something on the remaining days that are not shown that lead up to the 23rd February? We are able to help arrange a venue.

Schedule

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL FOR ALL EVENTS

Thursday 31st January 7pm : Jaye Nolan is running ‘Bloggle’, a meetup for local bloggers, in the bunker at 161 http://bloggle-eventful.eventbrite.co.uk

Friday 1st FebRetro’spect3 – Retro gaming night : If you love retro gaming or just want to relive those lost nostalgic year make sure you attend Retro’Spect3. This is the third retro gaming event, and this time it is solely about playing. If you fancy spinning through Sonic, bouncing and bashing your way through Mario or just saving the world from the Mad Bomber please come and take part in this retro event. http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5222285998

Saturday 2nd FebSpeedgaming –  A day of social gaming. We have selected a collection of board and video games to entertain and challenge you. Some will be familiar and other may be less so. At speedgaming you will challenge randomly selected players at randomly selected games. There will mainly be 2-4 player games that can be completed in under 30 minutes, including classic favourites and some lesser known gems. There will also be a selection of classic multiplayer video games from Street Fighter 2 to Goldeneye.  www.speedgamingone.eventbrite.com

Sunday 3rd Feb 11am – 6pm : Carl Jeffrey is running #LegoFWD: a day for so-called adults to bring their lego to 161 and build http://legoFWD.eventbrite.com

Sunday 10th Feb  2pm to 7pm (screening at 4pm) – Indie Game : The Movie – Screening and gaming session http://indiegamescreening.eventbrite.com

Saturday 23rd Feb – Group day trip to Margate to GEEK 2013 for day and evening fun!

If you would like to help please contact Natasha on –  natasha@creatabot.co.uk

 

Top Gamers Event for 2013 : GEEK 2013 – 21st to 24th February – Margate

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Following the overwhelming success of their pilot event in February 2012, GEEK (Game Expo East Kent) will be back for 2013.

GEEK2013 will take place 21st – 24th February during Half Term at the Winter Gardens, Margate. So if you don’t know what to do for that half term, you do now. GEEK2013 is built around  MEET-MAKE-PLAY.

What’s on?

The Winter Gardens will be open from 10.00 – 5.00
with special evening events 6.00 – 11.00.

Events in other venues are listed in the GEEK About Town section.
The Winter Gardens Programme is shown below. More details soon…

THURSDAY 21st February
Community Preview Day
10.00 – 4.00

Main Hall Group Bookings Only

Talks and presentations for special interest groups.

Evening event – by invitation only

FRIDAY 22nd February

DAYTIME: 10.00 – 5.00
Two halls, hundreds of consoles, over 1000 games
Talks and a chance to meet developers.

Makers Faire and Food Court

Zombies, Puzzles, Space Adventures and Driving games +++

Pinball Arcade, hundreds of classic retro consoles and modern gaming too.

Grab the Sofa Zones to play with friends, take on the world in the

Challenge Tournaments.

EVENING: 6.00 – 11.00

16+ Evening of Play (see tickets for options)

SATURDAY 23rd February

DAYTIME: 10.00 – 5.00

Two halls, hundreds of consoles, over 1000 games

Talks and a chance to meet developers.

Makers Faire and Food Court

Zombies, Puzzles, Space Adventures and Driving games +++

Pinball Arcade, hundreds of classic retro consoles and modern gaming too.

Grab the Sofa Zones to play with friends, take on the world in the

Challenge Tournaments.

EVENING: 6.00 – 11.00

GameCityNights (see tickets for options)

 

SUNDAY 24th February

DAYTIME:10.00 – 5.00

Two halls, hundreds of consoles, over 1000 games
Pokemon Prize tournament

Makers Faire and Food Court

Zombies, Puzzles, Space Adventures and Driving games +++

Pinball Arcade, hundreds of classic retro consoles and modern gaming too.

Grab the Sofa Zones to play with friends, take on the world in the

Challenge Tournaments.

 For more information please visit the awesome GEEK 2013 website at  www.geek2013.co.uk