What’s On: Sept 26 – 30

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OzComicCon continues to Sydney, Robowars National in Brisbane, the Mother of All Battles for Tabletop and Darwin explodes with GeeCon. That is just a taste of everything happening this weekend for your Week in Geek across Australia.

1. Queensland

Wednesday

First up don’t forget that the Brickman Experience is still running at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast October 14. Book your tickets to enjoy these huge LEGO displays by Australia’s only LEGO certified master builder and maybe stop by the official LEGO store (also at Dreamworld) on your way home.

Also happening with the Queensland School Holidays Westfield Garden City in Brisbane is hosting a Pop-up Arcade and Sneaker Museum. It’s all 80s and 90s style with custom kicks while you play Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, DDR and some pinball all school holidays long.

Thursday

In cinemas from Thursday, you can catch the latest Kevin Hart popcorn flick, Night School or for anyone who loves a little prehistoric/tribal type movies and TV, the much-delayed Alpha is finally hitting screens. Check back later for our spoiler-free review of that one.

Foxtel subscribers needing a new TV show to obsess about can catch the first episode of Midnight Texas. What’s it about? A psychic returns home to a small town populated by vampires, witches, hit men, etc. You know the usual. Season One starts Thursday.

Friday

On Netflix and probably well timed for school holidays is the latest season of Skylanders Academy. One of the first toys-to-game video games and the franchise is still going strong with the third season starting this Friday.

Ahead of the streaming release of the latest Mission Impossible again for Foxtel subscribers who just want to stay in this Friday can watch the first 5 Mission Impossible Films back to back as part of the Mission Impossible Pop-Up Channel. Each of the movies will be played back to back and then looped until Monday for anyone who has a 3 am need to see John Woo’s Mission Impossible 2 again.

And at Brisbane‘s Metro Arts there isn’t one but two great movies for your Friday night out. First, Jane Fonda is the astronaut Barbarella in the year 40,000 on the frozen planet Lythion. This cult 1968 classic (turning 50 this year) is without a question one of the reasons why we have mainstream Sci-Fi today. OR if you prefer a touch of murder one of our favourite murder mystery films (and possibly the greatest board game movie adaption ever, yes we are even counting Jumanji in that) – Clue. Pick up a ticket for Clue but don’t be late as there is a special live pre-show.

Saturday

Start your Saturday morning the only way it should with cartoons and cereal at Netherworld for Saturday Morning Cartoons. Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys are on the VCR this time for your helping of Nickelodeon to start your long weekend in Brisbane.

All weekend long in Brisbane it’s all about Robot on Robot combat with the Australian Robowars Nations happening this Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are still available (and some VIP ones too) for the 4 separate sessions across the weekend to see some of the best robot builders from across the country come together to do battle in multiple weight classes.

Also in LEGO this week BrisBricks (the group behind that awesome massive Hogwarts build) is bringing you all their impressive builds this long weekend at the Chandler Sports Complex in Brisbane. Starting Saturday and running through to the Public Holiday Monday you can check out the builds plus pick-up some LEGO for yourself.

Tabletop gamers aren’t missing out in Brisbane this weekend with GawFest ’18 at Warhammer Mt Gravatt for their first anniversary. Book your place early to ensure a spot with 2 days of Warhammer starting with a knock out tournament and finishing with the new rules from the pending Pelennor Fields release.

Did you miss seeing Akira as part of the Outta the Box festival at Event Cinemas? It’s your second chance to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this Anime at Brisbane‘s Myer Centre Event Cinemas. Playing for one session only this Saturday, set in the far-flung dystopian future of the year 2019, this is one of the greatest Anime films and a must-see for any pop culture fan.

Fright Nights returns to Movie World on the Gold Coast. This year it’s bigger than ever with horror-themed districts inside the park, multiple horror mazes and panic rooms plus of course all the rides. It starts this Saturday with additional limited dates throughout October, pick up your tickets (and fast passes) online.

Sunday

Back in Brisbane book your grid spot for Netherworld’s second Daytona USA Speedway this Sunday. With qualifying happening between 10 and 4 before the top 8 going on to the finals and the top 4 scores across all tracks will in a one-off Grand Prix. Every racer will also get a Netherworld limited edition pin to add to your collection.

Also on Sunday to round out your weekend, you can catch the latest My Hero Academia: Two Heroes on the big screen at  Event Cinemas Myer Centre, Loganholme, Morayfield and Garden City in Brisbane and Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast. It was only just released so you can see it in cinemas for very limited sessions.

2. New South Wales & ACT

Wednesday

Got plans for your Wednesday in ACT or New South Wales that we missed? Drop us a line or share them in the comments down below.

Thursday

In cinemas from Thursday, you can catch the latest Kevin Hart popcorn flick, Night School or for anyone who loves a little prehistoric/tribal type movies and TV, the much-delayed Alpha is finally hitting screens. Check back later for our spoiler-free review of that one.

Foxtel subscribers needing a new TV show to obsess about can catch the first episode of Midnight Texas. What’s it about? A psychic returns home to a small town populated by vampires, witches, hit men, etc. You know the usual. Season One starts Thursday.

Can’t wait for the new Smash Bros at Christmas? Head to the 1989 Arcade Bar in Sydney this Thursday night to get your fix. 32 players will go head to head in 4 player knockout rounds all to win the coveted 1989 Bar Tab for the overall winner. The number of players will be limited so book a ticket in the tourny to reserve your spot.

Friday

Starting Friday for Tabletop gamers in Canberra is Phenomenon. This weekend-long roleplay gaming con will have 11 standard game sessions across the 3 days on top of its banquet and post-con event. For more details about the full schedule and how to get involved check out the official site.

On Netflix and probably well timed for school holidays is the latest season of Skylanders Academy. One of the first toys-to-game video games and the franchise is still going strong with the third season starting this Friday.

Ahead of the streaming release of the latest Mission Impossible again for Foxtel subscribers who just want to stay in this Friday can watch the first 5 Mission Impossible Films back to back as part of the Mission Impossible Pop-Up Channel. Each of the movies will be played back to back and then looped until Monday for anyone who has a 3 am need to see John Woo’s Mission Impossible 2 again.

Back at the 1989 in Sydney and marching into the long weekend for 3 days straight of beat’em up action. Happening across both consoles and arcades with over 30 games planned make sure you drop in for a quick Hadouken.

Saturday

Starting your weekend off big in Sydney with OzComicCon returning for 2018. Fresh from Brisbane last weekend you don’t need us to tell you what this is about. With tons of cosplay, gaming, vendors and a slew of guests, this is one of the larger cons happening annually in Australia and it’s on this Saturday and Sunday.

In Canberra, Saturday is the first day of Conflux. Conflux is an annual conference for writers, readers and fans of speculative fiction, including fantasy, sci-fi and horror books, stories, movies, television shows, podcasts, music, art and games. Running through to the public holiday Monday it’s your best source of finding your new favourite local writer.

It’s a long weekend this weekend and for tabletop gamers in Sydney, that means the Mother of All Battles Tabletop Weekend! MOAB kicks off Saturday and runs through to the public holiday Monday with a weekend of tournaments for Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar, Blood Bowl, Bolt Action, X-Wing, Infinity, and more. This event has been going strong for almost 30 years! General entry is free so feel free to head on down to take a look at the variety of tabletop hobby on display.

Also in Tabletop Gaming in Sydney this weekend is SydCon. Open for new and experienced players this con aims to be the friendliest in Australia has grown from small beginnings and supported by the Sydney Roleplaying Games Association. From DnD to even LARP there is a ton of gaming happening here across the weekend also starting Saturday.

Sunday

Hobbits, Ents, Orcs, Elves and Dwarves should head again to the Ritz in Sydney for an epic Lord of the Rings movie marathon with The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King playing back to back and all in the extended editions starting at 11:15 AM sharp. Making it a little easier with breaks for lunch and dinner, but maybe still have second breakfast to help you last.

Also on Sunday to round out your weekend if you aren’t too busy at OzComicCon or any of the other awesome weekend-long events, you can catch the latest My Hero Academia: Two Heroes on the big screen at  Event Cinemas George Street in Sydney. It was only just released so you can see it in cinemas for very limited sessions.

3. Victoria & Tasmania

Wednesday

First up we need to mention that the LEGO Discovery Centre in Melbourne is running something special along with these school holidays. A minifig trading wall with 1500 figs on display and some 3000 figs in total for the Minifig’s 40th anniversary this year. How does it work? Take your favourite (or least favourite) minifig and find out before October 7th.

It’s Spacetember at the Melbourne IMAX with IMAX 3D Documentaries being matched up with big Hollywood films! Wednesday (and Sunday) see The Martian teamed up with Journey into Space, delving more into space exploration and colonisation of Mars.

Continuing this week is Swordcraft Quest. Having already started on Sunday, this week-long LARP event happening annually in Lardner outside of Melbourne with Quests, Epic Battles and Tales around the campfire is Australia’s largest LARPing event. Check the official site for more info.

Thursday

In cinemas from Thursday, you can catch the latest Kevin Hart popcorn flick, Night School or for anyone who loves a little prehistoric/tribal type movies and TV, the much-delayed Alpha is finally hitting screens. Check back later for our spoiler-free review of that one.

Foxtel subscribers needing a new TV show to obsess about can catch the first episode of Midnight Texas. What’s it about? A psychic returns home to a small town populated by vampires, witches, hit men, etc. You know the usual. Season One starts Thursday.

And finally on Thursday, Spacetember at the Melbourne IMAX continues with the 1570 cut of Nolan’s Interstellar matched up with the Hubble Telescope in 3D.

Friday

On Netflix and probably well timed for school holidays is the latest season of Skylanders Academy. One of the first toys-to-game video games and the franchise is still going strong with the third season starting this Friday.

Ahead of the streaming release of the latest Mission Impossible again for Foxtel subscribers who just want to stay in this Friday can watch the first 5 Mission Impossible Films back to back as part of the Mission Impossible Pop-Up Channel. Each of the movies will be played back to back and then looped until Monday for anyone who has a 3 am need to see John Woo’s Mission Impossible 2 again.

Enjoy the epic scores from Final Fantasy with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for the Australian premiere of Final Symphony: Music from FINAL FANTASY. The music from Final Fantasy is fantastic when performed live and this Friday and Saturday is your only chance to catch it while playing in Melbourne.

LARP’ers in Victoria will want to book for the weekend long event thanks to Chimera Productions LARP. The Court of the Stag will run from Friday through to Sunday at Rowallan Scout Camp in Riddells Creek. For more info on the event including details of the accommodation and more head to the official listing.

And for Spacetember at the Melbourne IMAX on Friday start off with the Sandra Bullock/George Clooney Gravity in 3D followed by exploring the International Space Station in 3D. But Spacetember isn’t over! Lastly and also on Friday watch Alien and Aliens back to back on the IMAX big screen! It’s for one session only so get your tickets early.

Saturday

Got plans for your Saturday in Tasmania or Victoria that we missed? Drop us a line or share them in the comments down below.

Sunday

And wrapping up your weekend, don’t forget that the Melbourne Fringe Festival is still on this week. There is tons of shows on including the Game Boys latest show the Wide World of eSports with performances all this week (not just Sunday).

4. South Australia & Northern Territory

Wednesday

Got plans for your Wednesday in SA or NT that we missed? Drop us a line or share them in the comments down below.

Thursday

In cinemas from Thursday, you can catch the latest Kevin Hart popcorn flick, Night School or for anyone who loves a little prehistoric/tribal type movies and TV, the much-delayed Alpha is finally hitting screens. Check back later for our spoiler-free review of that one.

Foxtel subscribers needing a new TV show to obsess about can catch the first episode of Midnight Texas. What’s it about? A psychic returns home to a small town populated by vampires, witches, hit men, etc. You know the usual. Season One starts Thursday.

Friday

On Netflix and probably well timed for school holidays is the latest season of Skylanders Academy. One of the first toys-to-game video games and the franchise is still going strong with the third season starting this Friday.

Ahead of the streaming release of the latest Mission Impossible again for Foxtel subscribers who just want to stay in this Friday can watch the first 5 Mission Impossible Films back to back as part of the Mission Impossible Pop-Up Channel. Each of the movies will be played back to back and then looped until Monday for anyone who has a 3 am need to see John Woo’s Mission Impossible 2 again.

Get yourself a tasty burger before catching a screening of one of your favourite Tarantino films this Friday with Pulp Fiction at Wallis Cinemas Piccadilly in Adelaide. It’s playing for one session only to make sure you get your ticket early.

Saturday

Saturday in Darwin is time for GeeCon, Darwin’s own Anime and Video Game Festival. With gaming, both, Table and Video, Panels plus special guests in Cosplay and more this is a full weekend worth of Pop Culture goodness. Pick up your tickets and plan your Cosplay now.

Also on Saturday, you can catch the latest My Hero Academia: Two Heroes on the big screen at  Event Cinemas Marion in Adelaide. It was only just released so you can see it in cinemas for very limited sessions.

Sunday Monday

And for your long weekend bonus round the Adelaide Comic and Toy Fair is happening this Monday. Now in its 4th year, this event will have a ton of collectables including comics, toys and more stop by to check out some of the local comic creator talents in Artist Alley.

5. Western Australia

Wednesday

Got plans for your Wednesday in WA that we missed? Drop us a line or share them in the comments down below.

Thursday

In cinemas from Thursday, you can catch the latest Kevin Hart popcorn flick, Night School or for anyone who loves a little prehistoric/tribal type movies and TV, the much-delayed Alpha is finally hitting screens. Check back later for our spoiler-free review of that one.

Foxtel subscribers needing a new TV show to obsess about can catch the first episode of Midnight Texas. What’s it about? A psychic returns home to a small town populated by vampires, witches, hit men, etc. You know the usual. Season One starts Thursday.

Friday

On Netflix and probably well timed for school holidays is the latest season of Skylanders Academy. One of the first toys-to-game video games and the franchise is still going strong with the third season starting this Friday.

Ahead of the streaming release of the latest Mission Impossible again for Foxtel subscribers who just want to stay in this Friday can watch the first 5 Mission Impossible Films back to back as part of the Mission Impossible Pop-Up Channel. Each of the movies will be played back to back and then looped until Monday for anyone who has a 3 am need to see John Woo’s Mission Impossible 2 again.

Enjoy John Williams iconic score in a way that you will want to watch every Star Wars film when you pick up tickets to watch Star Wars Episode IV accompanied by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Performing this Friday and Saturday only in Perth, tickets are still available.

Saturday

Saturday you can catch the latest My Hero Academia: Two Heroes on the big screen at  Event Cinemas Innaloo in Perth. Only released this week see it in cinemas for very limited sessions.

Also on Saturday in Perth, there is a ton on at the Artifactory. For makers Saturday is the General Hacking Day at the Artifactory if you are a member bring your projects for a day of hackery and if not come anyway and check out the benefits of joining. For non-Makers, also on Saturday at the Artifactory is Board Game Night. It’s only $10 for non-members to help maintain the gaming library for a night full of board games.

Sunday

Looking for fellow Hearthstone players in Perth? Head to Perthstone this Sunday to gather with other like-minded players for this free event.

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