Geek Events Australia is your guide to every geeky event, meet and convention across Australia.
(And New Zealand too!)
The word “geek” is a malleable term that encompasses a variety of interests including (but certainly not limited to) films, comics, animation, costuming, cosplay, books, technology, video games, role playing games, larp, music, art, science fiction, steampunk, cyberpunk, furries, anime, writing, robotics and programming. To paraphrase The Matrix: no one needs to tell you’re a geek, you just know it, through and through.
In September 2007, Will Owen and Kyle Evans created CannedGeek.com which started as a standard podcast/article website before gradually transforming over the years into an events guide.
Meanwhile in March 2016, Hannah Smith created a similar list on Facebook called Geek Events Australia. (She is also the creator of the gaming convention BezerkaCon)
And in August 2016, the two groups merged like Voltron!
If you want to contact us to suggest an event, make a press enquiry, update your event listing or just say hello – you can do so by contacting us on mail(at)geekeventsaustralia.com
Info for event organisers:
Geek Events Australia welcomes events offering free tickets to giveaway to our members. When we announce the giveaway on Facebook and Twitter, we include extra information that works as both extra coverage for the event, and to help members decide if they want to enter the giveaway.
We post event announcements on Facebook and Twitter the week prior to an events’ start date. Geek Events Australia welcomes messages from event organisers if their event will end ticket sales before their event dates. If organisers notify us in time, we will move when we announce the events so that our followers will have time to buy tickets. Note that this only applies if ALL ticket sales end before the event – so there will be no tickets sold at the event itself.
Canned Geek is a non-profit, advertisement-free website.