What’s On: July 18 – 22

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FraserPop returns for 2.0, AVCon in Adelaide and eat Hotdogs until you are sick is just some of the stuff you have to look forward to this weekend as we give you the wrap up of everything happening across Australia this week in Geek.

1. Queensland

Wednesday

If you are on the Sunshine Coast this Wednesday you can show off your skills for old and nu-who at the Peak Nightclub for their weekly trivia which this week is Doctor Who themed. Booking is essential but clearly you need to put all that Twitch/Doctor Who knowledge to good use.

Staying in this Wednesday earns you the reward of the next part of the Anime Godzilla series from Netflix. GODZILLA City on the Edge of Battle is the sequel to the still on Netflix Planet of the Monsters, if you are a fan of the classic Japanese Kaiju style film than the Hollywood versions then this should be on your watch list.

Wednesday at Brisbane‘s GOMA the Great Detective film series continues for you to solve the murder of Mr. Body. The suspects Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, Mr Green, Miss Scarlet, Mrs White and Mrs Peacock for the 1985 all time classic murder mystery movie, Clue. Pickup tickets at the GOMA box office online or before the session. BYO Magnifying glasses and trilby caps.

Thursday

Thursday in Cinemas across Australia Denzel Washington returns for The Equalizer 2. Based on the TV series we loved us some vigilante Denzel so make sure you check back for our review later this week.

Friday

Happy Space Exploration Day! While a trip out of our orbit might not be within your means right now celebrate by checking out your local observatory or even play a space exploration game like Earthlight in this week’s Creator Spotlight.

Saturday

Maryborough‘s own Pop Culture Con returns for a second year with FraserPop 2.0 happening this Saturday and Sunday. We are suckers for all cons outside of major cities and with one con under their belt already we are looking forward to seeing what FraserPop 2.0 has in store.

Sunday

The Rainbow 6 eSports International Tournment is happening next month in Paris and you might not be going but at Checkpoint eSports on the Gold Coast you can pickup some tips on how to make it next year. Pickup some tips from local team Fnatic before they head off to Paris on Sunday.

2. New South Wales & ACT

Wednesday

Comic Conversation continues in Sydney this Wednesday with Top Ryde Library at the Top Ryde Library. This is just one of DOZENS of events happening around Sydney in local libraries to support independent creators check the Comic Conversation Facebook events page for the full list before it ends this Sunday.

Staying in this Wednesday earns you the reward of the next part of the Anime Godzilla series from Netflix. GODZILLA City on the Edge of Battle is the sequel to the still on Netflix Planet of the Monsters, if you are a fan of the classic Japanese Kaiju style film than the Hollywood versions then this should be on your watch list.

Thursday

Thursday in Cinemas across Australia Denzel Washington returns for The Equalizer 2. Based on the TV series we loved us some vigilante Denzel so make sure you check back for our review later this week.

If you are closer to the Queensland border the Nimbin Bush Theatre is putting on a screening of Star Wars: Episode One this Thursday. And yes, dressing in your best Jedi Robes is encouraged.

Space Invader turns 40 this year and you can show off skills fighting off alien invaders at the 1989 Arcade and Bar Space Invader Tournament this Thursday in Sydney. The highest score with your 3 lives will win a 1989 Arcade bar tab and of course bragging rights.

And finally on Thursday at the Japanese Foundation in Sydney learn more about everything from Astroboy to Evangelion with a special free talk by Dr Rebecca Suter talking about the history of robots and androids in Anime. This free talk is a must for anyone who is a super fan for anything Japanese Pop Culture and Robot related.

Friday

Happy Space Exploration Day! While a trip out of our orbit might not be within your means right now celebrate by checking out your local observatory or even play a space exploration game like Earthlight in this week’s Creator Spotlight.

Get your eSports fix on Friday and watch the latest OPL round with friends at the Reload Bar in Canberra this Friday. It’s happening as part of their Oceanic Pro League viewing parties every Friday night for the current League of Legends season.

Saturday

This Weekend in Canberra get some Tabletop gaming action at WinterCon. Tickets for competitions has already sold out but you can still get along this Saturday and Sunday to check out the game play as well as some great gaming vendors.

Sunday

Damn the Man! Save the Empire! This Sunday in Sydney for a special screening of Empire Records at the Ritz Theatre. It’s also playing on Friday but Sunday is your last chance to see it this week so don’t wait until next Rex Manning Day to see it.

3. Victoria & Tasmania

Wednesday

Staying in this Wednesday earns you the reward of the next part of the Anime Godzilla series from Netflix. GODZILLA City on the Edge of Battle is the sequel to the still on Netflix Planet of the Monsters, if you are a fan of the classic Japanese Kaiju style film than the Hollywood versions then this should be on your watch list.

What up my Glipglops! This Wednesday in Melbourne get your Trivia bug and show off your knowledge of all things C-137 for Rick and Morty Trivia at the Windsor Alehouse with only a gold coin for entry!

Thursday

Thursday in Cinemas across Australia Denzel Washington returns for The Equalizer 2. Based on the TV series we loved us some vigilante Denzel so make sure you check back for our review later this week.

Waiting for the next Adult Night at Melbourne‘s LEGO Discovery Centre? Wait no longer! This Thursday it’s Taco Tuesday with Mexican Fiesta Adult Night so build like there is no manana.

Friday

Happy Space Exploration Day! While a trip out of our orbit might not be within your means right now celebrate by checking out your local observatory or even play a space exploration game like Earthlight in this week’s Creator Spotlight.

Need a quick con fix in Melbourne? Check out Tarncon on at the Tarneit Library this Friday night. Expect Cosplay, Comics and Trivia but if you want to know more you are just going to have to get along and check it out for yourself.

And lastly the awesome Insomnia Race returns this Friday for their Initiation Race. Part Car Chase, part Scavenger Hunt you and your Spy team will solve all the challenges as you race through Melbourne. Check the full site for details but this is your chance to jump in for the current season.

Saturday

Miss out on that coveted Hot Dog Eating contest trophy last year at Luna Park? Don’t worry all those training montages set to Eye of the Tiger are going to pay off this Melbourne with Hot Dog Day on again. There is a $500 first prize with an annual pass to Luna Park up for grabs but let’s face it you really just want the trophy don’t you.

Did you love Couchwarriors BAM10 last month? Couchwarriors meet every month and this Saturday in Melbourne it’s your chance to get some Tekken 7 practice in. This 3v3 tournament style match this weekend is the perfect way to up you ranking ahead of BAM11 next year.

Not enough LARP’ing opportunities in Tasmania? This Saturday in Launceston AICon brings you Launceston LARP aimed at those looking for an introduction to LARP with beginner classes covering techniques, rules and some light mock battle and all for free!

Sunday

If you have an Instagram account full of LEGO Minifigs you are probably already headed to Brickstameet Adelaide this Sunday. Bring a camera and a selection of minifigs as you go on a photography safari across the city this weekend.

4. South Australia & Northern Territory

Wednesday

Staying in this Wednesday earns you the reward of the next part of the Anime Godzilla series from Netflix. GODZILLA City on the Edge of Battle is the sequel to the still on Netflix Planet of the Monsters, if you are a fan of the classic Japanese Kaiju style film than the Hollywood versions then this should be on your watch list.

Thursday

Thursday in Cinemas across Australia Denzel Washington returns for The Equalizer 2. Based on the TV series we loved us some vigilante Denzel so make sure you check back for our review later this week.

Friday

Happy Space Exploration Day! While a trip out of our orbit might not be within your means right now celebrate by checking out your local observatory or even play a space exploration game like Earthlight in this week’s Creator Spotlight.

Friday marks the start of AVCon for 2018! AVCon, is Adelaide‘s the largest dedicated Anime and Video Game Festival with everything from Cosplay to local Video Game makers showing off their wares for you to discover. It runs through to Sunday.

Saturday

Need a way to unwind after a long day at AVCon this Saturday? Try Neko Nation as the AVCon after party for Adelaide‘s AVCon after dark! And best yet, if you have a weekend pass for AVCon your ticket and entry is absolutely free!

Sunday

Got plans for your Sunday outside of AVCon in South Australia or Northern Territory that we missed? Let us know or share them in the comments below!

5. Western Australia

Wednesday

Staying in this Wednesday earns you the reward of the next part of the Anime Godzilla series from Netflix. GODZILLA City on the Edge of Battle is the sequel to the still on Netflix Planet of the Monsters, if you are a fan of the classic Japanese Kaiju style film than the Hollywood versions then this should be on your watch list.

Thursday

Thursday in Cinemas across Australia Denzel Washington returns for The Equalizer 2. Based on the TV series we loved us some vigilante Denzel so make sure you check back for our review later this week.

Also in Perth, dust off Mr Pointy because you are going back to Sunnydale for Buffy the Vampire Slayer trivia this Thursday night. This is a 18+ event more than just trivia happening and it’s all to raise money for a good cause with Save the Children Australia.

Friday

Happy Space Exploration Day! While a trip out of our orbit might not be within your means right now celebrate by checking out your local observatory or even play a space exploration game like Earthlight in this week’s Creator Spotlight.

Friday in Perth get a triple feature of ‘Scary movies’ as part of Winterfest. Watch Scary Movie 2, It (the 2017 version) and The Shining all back to back at the Perth townhall and all free. There is even 200 beanbags and free popcorn if you get there early enough.

Saturday

This Saturday get some more quiz night action for the most epic trivia with The Mighty Boosh. Travel through time and space in Perth and book your spot early and bring your friends because the Boosh is not a show, it’s a way of life.

Saturday is also another General Hacking Day at the Perth Artifactory, open for both members and drop ins. Check out the projects and facilities for makers and if you like it maybe you should sign up for a membership while you are there.

Sunday

Sunday is your day for an all day binge fest of Disney Movies at Perth‘s townhall for more Winterfest Binge. Sunday watch Finding Nemo, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Bambi, Lady and the Tramp AND 101 Dalmations back to back and all for free! Match that up with some ubereats for the day and you have the perfect Binge Sunday.

Heading out or catching up? Did we miss anything? As always tell us in the comments below or maybe drop us a line