What’s On: Oct 10 – 14

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From the Australian Quidditch finals to Zombie Walks to UFO Abductions in VR to Captain Kirk touring there is a ton happening for your weekend. Here is your complete guide to everything happening across Australia for This Week in Geek.

1. Queensland

Wednesday

Nobody puts Baby in the corner on Wednesday when the American Express Outdoor Cinema continues in Brisbane after reopening for the month with the cult movie Dirty Dancing. There are tons of great movies playing most nights at the outdoor cinema at Southbank until early November so check out the programme for more (or just check out our guide every Wednesday)

October means some of your favourite shows are returning which means exclusive to Foxtel with fast-tracked from the US. If you have Foxtel on Wednesday then the Arrowverse continues with The Flash Season 5.

Also on Foxtel on the Marvel side the Fox X-Men series, The Gifted continues with Season 2. This series has been really good following characters from the comics and trying to follow the movie canon so we are really curious as to what happens with this under the Disney/Fox merger.

Thursday

In Cinemas you can go see Venom again or if you must watch something new the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man with Ryan Gosling will be in cinemas as will Bad Times at the El Royale. Both of these look really good in the trailers with Bad Times at the El Royale giving a sort of Cabin in the Woods vibe in places but you can see them both from Thursday.

On Thursday you don’t need Foxtel if you have Netflix with Season 3 of Riverdale. With the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premiering at the end of the month and a rumoured crossover planned we are definitely looking for to more of the darker ‘Archie-verse’.

Also on Thursday in Brisbane, B-Movies Live continues with it’s the second night. Happening for four nights only across October watch live stage re-enactments of classic B-movies like Death Race or this week’s titles – Death Race 2000 and 1990: The Bronx Warriors

Friday

Friday at the American Express Outdoor Cinemas watch Jason Statham fight a shark in The Meg. This flick is more action movie than Jaws with Statham vs a 20 metre Shark which is definitely the type of film you want to watch right beside a large body of water like the Brisbane river.

Starting Friday on the Gold Coast NeonFur is a weekend-long Furry Convention. These are popular events that fill up quickly for the Furry community which you might just see if you are on the Gold Coast this weekend.

Saturday

It’s 15 years since The Walking Dead #1 from Image Comics hit stands and this Saturday at Comics Etc in Brisbane to celebrate is Walking Dead Day. There is a lot of freebies but most importantly blind bag variant cover reissues of some key Walking Dead issues. It’s on Saturday only.

Reenactment buffs may enjoy getting to the Fox & Hounds at Mount Tambourine between Brisbane and the Gold Coast this Saturday and Sunday for the re-enactment of The Battle of 1066. The re-enactment will have the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy against the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson English Army with everything else from that era. It is a free medieval event happening both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday is Return of the Pinball Nightmare at Brisbane‘s Netherworld for Pinball Wizards with you and a friend as your team of two in an 8 pinball machine match for a massive $500 Horror themed prize pack. Every registered team also gets one of those sweet Netherworld designed pins plus a couple of beers to go with your merch. Make sure you register though!

Know your LeviOsa from your LeviosA then you are probably are just the Wizard or Witch to dominate at Harry Potter Trivia at the West End Hotel in Brisbane. Expect Quidditch Beer Pong, Butterbeer and a lot of Harry Potter themed trivia for you and your house this Saturday.

And lastly, also on Saturday and running all weekend long, it is the sporting event that stops the Wizarding Nation with the 2018 Quidditch Australia State Shield. It’s the NSW Bluetongues vs. the Queensland Thunderbirds held in New South Wales but as not everyone can get there you can also watch it via stream on the Quidditch Australia Facebook Page complete with additional commentary, player/field side interviews and more.

Sunday

Sunday is the LAST day for the Brickman Experience running at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast. This travelling exhibit features huge LEGO displays by Australia’s only LEGO certified master builder and is always being updated (plus it’s a good excuse to stop by the official LEGO store also at Dreamworld) on your way home).

Also for Foxtel subscribers with the Disney Channel, Sunday is the premiere of the new Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Resistance. Using a different animation style to Rebels, Resistance is set during the time before The Force Awakens and the rise of the First Order it follows a young pilot spy hand picked by Poe Dameron.

2. New South Wales & ACT

Wednesday

The original Captain of The Enterprise is touring Australia this week and Wednesday William Shatner comes to Sydney. As part of Shatner’s World: The Return Down Under listen to William Shatner give an insight behind his career from Star Trek to his spoken word albums and more. It’s for one night only on Wednesday.

October means some of your favourite shows are returning which means exclusive to Foxtel with fast-tracked from the US. If you have Foxtel on Wednesday then the Arrowverse continues with The Flash Season 5.

Also on Foxtel on the Marvel side the Fox X-Men series, The Gifted continues with Season 2. This series has been really good following characters from the comics and trying to follow the movie canon so we are really curious as to what happens with this under the Disney/Fox merger.

Thursday

In Cinemas you can go see Venom again or if you must watch something new the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man with Ryan Gosling will be in cinemas as will Bad Times at the El Royale. Both of these look really good in the trailers with Bad Times at the El Royale giving a sort of Cabin in the Woods vibe in places but you can see them both from Thursday.

On Thursday you don’t need Foxtel if you have Netflix with Season 3 of Riverdale. With the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premiering at the end of the month and a rumoured crossover planned we are definitely looking for to more of the darker ‘Archie-verse’.

Friday

It’s a little further than 106 miles to Chicago but on Friday you can still see the local Blues Brothers tribute band playing in Toongabbie outside of Sydney. Playing at the Toongabbie Sports this free show is just the right introduction before (or after) watching the original movie on Netflix.

If you are looking for something to do this Friday night check out Spooktober at the Ritz Cinema in Sydney. On top of all the latest films like Venom, Bad Times at the El Royale and early screenings of Goosebumps 2 there is a host of classic movies like the 4K edition of Hook this Friday night.

Saturday

Starting Saturday and running all weekend long it is the sporting event that stops the Wizarding Nation with the 2018 Quidditch Australia State Shield decider. It’s the NSW Bluetongues vs. the Queensland Thunderbirds held in Newcastle. Can’t get to Newcastle? Ticketing is happening at the event but it will also be streamed via Quiddich Australia Facebook Page.

NYCC might be done but the Impact Comic Festival is happening again in Canberra. In conjunction with Gamma.Con there will be over 50 exhibitors in this open-air One Day festival. It’s free and happening this Saturday.

Also in Canberra at the Limelight Cinema, it’s part one of the massive Harry Potter Marathon starting this Saturday. Splitting up back to back Harry Potter Fest to just a meagre 10-11 hours a piece start with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone through to the Goblet of Fire this week with the final 4 films on the 21st. Pickup some tickets for part one via the Limelight Cinema website.

Want to head to the Potter-thon but in Sydney, not Canberra? The Ritz Cinema is running all 8 Harry Potter films back to back. Kicking off at 10 AM Saturday and with the final film starting at 5:45 AM Sunday watch every film back to back, there is even a leisurely 3 AM dinner to help you power through the last few films.

Sunday

Got plans this Sunday in NSW or ACT that we missed? Drop us a line or better yet share them in the comments down below.

3. Victoria & Tasmania

Wednesday

October means some of your favourite shows are returning which means exclusive to Foxtel with fast-tracked from the US. If you have Foxtel on Wednesday then the Arrowverse continues with The Flash Season 5.

Also on Foxtel on the Marvel side the Fox X-Men series, The Gifted continues with Season 2. This series has been really good following characters from the comics and trying to follow the movie canon so we are really curious as to what happens with this under the Disney/Fox merger.

Thursday

In Cinemas you can go see Venom again or if you must watch something new the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man with Ryan Gosling will be in cinemas as will Bad Times at the El Royale. Both of these look really good in the trailers with Bad Times at the El Royale giving a sort of Cabin in the Woods vibe in places but you can see them both from Thursday.

On Thursday you don’t need Foxtel if you have Netflix with Season 3 of Riverdale. With the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premiering at the end of the month and a rumoured crossover planned we are definitely looking for to more of the darker ‘Archie-verse’.

The original Captain of The Enterprise is touring Australia this week and Thursday William Shatner comes to Melbourne. As part of Shatner’s World: The Return Down Under listen to William Shatner give an insight behind his career from Star Trek to his spoken word albums and more. It’s for one night only on Thursday.

Friday

Friday Night is Fight night at the Cooldown eSports Lounge in Hobart. Starting with the free Street Fighter Tournament before the Dragonball Z and Tekken 7 Tournaments, if you are great with a fighting stick and need to find new challenges this is your best bet.

Saturday

Saturday in Sheffield outside of Devonport the Tasmanian Medieval Festival is happening this Saturday and Sunday. Expect Jousting, Archery and a working Trebuchet plus a lot more but we know, we had you at Trebuchet.

And lastly, also on Saturday and running all weekend long, it is the sporting event that stops the Wizarding Nation with the 2018 Quidditch Australia State Shield. It’s the NSW Bluetongues vs. the Queensland Thunderbirds held in New South Wales but as not everyone can get there you can also watch it via stream on the Quidditch Australia Facebook Page complete with additional commentary, player/field side interviews and more.

Sunday

Got plans this Sunday in Victoria or Tasmania that we missed? Drop us a line or better yet share them in the comments down below.

4. South Australia & Northern Territory

Wednesday

October means some of your favourite shows are returning which means exclusive to Foxtel with fast-tracked from the US. If you have Foxtel on Wednesday then the Arrowverse continues with The Flash Season 5.

Also on Foxtel on the Marvel side the Fox X-Men series, The Gifted continues with Season 2. This series has been really good following characters from the comics and trying to follow the movie canon so we are really curious as to what happens with this under the Disney/Fox merger.

Thursday

In Cinemas you can go see Venom again or if you must watch something new the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man with Ryan Gosling will be in cinemas as will Bad Times at the El Royale. Both of these look really good in the trailers with Bad Times at the El Royale giving a sort of Cabin in the Woods vibe in places but you can see them both from Thursday.

On Thursday you don’t need Foxtel if you have Netflix with Season 3 of Riverdale. With the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premiering at the end of the month and a rumoured crossover planned we are definitely looking for to more of the darker ‘Archie-verse’.

On Thursday the Adelaide Film Festival is in full swing with a bunch of Australian made films to see. It’s running for until the 21st but on Thursday try something different with the VR film about the first nationally reported UFO abduction in 1961, The Dinner Party. It starts Thursday at the GU Film House in Adelaide.

Also as part of the Adelaide Film Festival after your UFO experience follow it with the Australian Cult Classic – The Castle. You can get tickets via the Adelaide Film Festival site now, sure it’s no pair of jousting sticks but it’s still a bargain price.

Friday

Not due on Netflix until mid-November on Friday the Adelaide Film Festival also has the Australian premiere of the new Coen Brothers film, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. If you are familiar with the Coen Bros. other work with all-star casts and quirky original films and can’t wait until November 17th then head to the GU Filmhouse on Friday.

If you prefer a good TRS-80 or a C64 over them new-fangled computers then you probably already know about the Adelaide Retro Computing Group meeting. This group meets to talk and show off their retro PCs and original hardware. So if you are looking to collect, or maybe just want to see something new (relatively speaking) it’s on this Friday.

Saturday

Saturday afternoon in Adelaide bring your taste for brains to the Adelaide Zombie Walk as it supports the SA Foodbank. Each year this even supports those in need and asks every Zombie to bring a (non-brain) food or monetary donation so they can keep doing what they do.

And lastly, also on Saturday and running all weekend long, it is the sporting event that stops the Wizarding Nation with the 2018 Quidditch Australia State Shield. It’s the NSW Bluetongues vs. the Queensland Thunderbirds held in New South Wales but as not everyone can get there you can also watch it via stream on the Quidditch Australia Facebook Page complete with additional commentary, player/field side interviews and more.

Sunday

Got plans this Sunday in SA or NT that we missed? Drop us a line or better yet share them in the comments down below.

5. Western Australia

Wednesday

October means some of your favourite shows are returning which means exclusive to Foxtel with fast-tracked from the US. If you have Foxtel on Wednesday then the Arrowverse continues with The Flash Season 5.

Also on Foxtel on the Marvel side the Fox X-Men series, The Gifted continues with Season 2. This series has been really good following characters from the comics and trying to follow the movie canon so we are really curious as to what happens with this under the Disney/Fox merger.

Thursday

In Cinemas you can go see Venom again or if you must watch something new the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man with Ryan Gosling will be in cinemas as will Bad Times at the El Royale. Both of these look really good in the trailers with Bad Times at the El Royale giving a sort of Cabin in the Woods vibe in places but you can see them both from Thursday.

On Thursday you don’t need Foxtel if you have Netflix with Season 3 of Riverdale. With the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premiering at the end of the month and a rumoured crossover planned we are definitely looking for to more of the darker ‘Archie-verse’.

Friday

Got plans this Friday in WA that we missed? Drop us a line or better yet share them in the comments down below.

Saturday

Neko Nation returns to Purrth, sorry Perth, on Saturday in the travelling party for anyone who enjoys all things anime and manga. This dance party with DJs specialising in music from anime, video games, k-pop and more. Don’t miss out on the mega-anime party this weekend.

It’s 15 years since The Walking Dead #1 from Image Comics hit stands and this Saturday at Collector Zone Comics in Perth to celebrate is Walking Dead Day. There is a lot of freebies but most importantly blind bag variant cover reissues of some key Walking Dead issues. It’s on Saturday only.

Saturday is the start of the Pixar Film Festival at the Grand Cinemas in Perth with a classic Pixar film every week until mid-November. This Saturday starts with Finding Nemo so just keep swimming to get some tickets.

And lastly, also on Saturday and running all weekend long, it is the sporting event that stops the Wizarding Nation with the 2018 Quidditch Australia State Shield. It’s the NSW Bluetongues vs. the Queensland Thunderbirds held in New South Wales but as not everyone can get there you can also watch it via stream on the Quidditch Australia Facebook Page complete with additional commentary, player/field side interviews and more.

Sunday

Sunday catch Steven Spielberg’s warning to feeding your pets after midnight, Gremlins. Screening at the Backlot in Perth for one session only this Sunday tickets are available now.

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