What’s On: Oct 31 – Nov 4

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All Hallows Eve is upon us and once you wrest your soul from Cthulhu there is still a ton of stuff to fill your weekend with Supanova returning to Adelaide for 2018, ComiXpo 6.0 in Melbourne and a lot more! Here is everything happening across Australia for This Week in Geek.

1. Queensland

Wednesday

Staying in for your Halloween? If you have Foxtel the new season of the horror anthology Channel Zero begins Wednesday night. Based on Creepypasta legends/stories these are definitely the perfect horror viewing for fans with no intention of sleeping Wednesday night.

The American Express Open Air Cinema is nearly done for this year in Brisbane but on Wednesday for your Halloween scare you can pick up tickets for the recent horror film, The Nun. There aren’t a lot of screenings left for the Open Air Cinema before it’s done for the year and expect this one to be popular on Halloween so get yours before it sells out. UPDATE – It sold out

If you have binged watched Black Books more than once (it’s currently on Netflix too FYI) then you probably already know Bill Bailey is on his Australia Tour and in Rockhampton this Wednesday at the Pilbeam Theatre. Limited tickets are available now but with only one show make sure you don’t miss out.

Netherworld is celebrating Halloween with a Netherworld Halloween this Wednesday in Brisbane. There will be monster mashing and pumpkin related frivolities and for anyone showing up in costume will get 5 gaming tokens and a limited edition enamel pin.

Not sure what to watch on October 31st? Event Cinemas have a double feature of horror with the 1978 John Carpenter original Halloween followed by the newly released Halloween film. Get a ticket for one or both to watch back to back as both of them are playing in limited cinemas across the state so check your local Event Cinema for the screening details for Wednesday night.

Thursday

First up, Thursday is the beginning of that month-long love letter to facial hair – Movember. This annual event raises money for men’s health – in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention through the sponsoring of your friend’s quest to grow a moustache worthy of Tom Selleck or maybe grow your own and have your friends sponsor you through the Movember site.

In cinemas this Thursday you can start with the animated Charming for anyone who longs for more Shrek like sequels, but with Prince Charming instead of a Scottish Ogre. And if that is not your particular cup of CGI tea then Mr Robot star Rami Malek is Freddy Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemium Rhapsody, and if you think that Queen is not pop culture’y enough for you then go watch the 1980 Flash Gordon movie and come back to us.

Mickey Mouse turns 90 this month and with Foxtel being the home of the Disney Channel expect a ton of Mickey-related programming this month. Starting this Thursday get your Mickey Mouse on with Fantasia and Twice Upon a Christmas.

Friday

Brisbane Supanova is only a week away and if you are still struggling for Cosplay ideas maybe Steampunk might be for you. Start your cosplay off with building your own custom Steampunk Goggles at the newly opened Dark Magician Girl at Southbank in Brisbane is hosting a series of single-day Steampunk workshops this weekend.

If you have binged everything on Netflix and over Halloween this week then the final season of House of Cards drops this Friday. If you have watched every season, looking forward to a season just about Princess Buttercup or just want to see how they killed off Kevin Spacey then the complete season is out for binging on Netflix.

Oh Hi Mark. You might have seen the movie based on the film on Netflix or even watched it yourself via Tommy Wiseau’s YouTube before it was taken down but there is nothing better than seeing the worst film ever made with a room full of strangers. Enjoy something so bad it’s good and pick-up some tickets for the New Farm cinemas in Brisbane on Friday.

Saturday

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is less than a month away so this Saturday is the perfect time for a crash course in all things Pottermore with the Centro Palace Cinema in Brisbane playing all 8 Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts films back to back. There will be giveaways and cosplay is encouraged for this 23 Hour long marathon that will test even the most dedicated wizards and witches as it starts at 11 AM Saturday and runs through the night.

If 23 Hours straight is too long then Event Cinemas is also having a Harry Potter Marathon this weekend with all 8 films back to back split over two days this weekend. Playing at a limited number of event cinemas across Queensland you can get tickets for Harry Potter 1-5 on Saturday and 6-Fantastic Beasts on Sunday separately so check the Event Cinema site for your local cinema.

The villains continue at Event Cinemas with the Disney Villians film festival every Saturday until next weekend playing some of the Disney films with the best villains. This weekend see how many Dalmatians it would take to make a cosplay coat in 101 Dalmations (we don’t think it is really 101, Cruella de Vil must be a terrible seamstress). It’s playing at almost every Event Cinema across the state so check the Event Cinema site for your local screening details.

Also in Event Cinemas and every Saturday until November 10th they are replaying the countdown to Infinity War with a different MCU film every week. This Saturday its Black Panther playing at Event Cinemas Chermside, Indooroopilly and Loganholme in Brisbane. Hopefully, this can get you through until Captain Marvel next year.

Couldn’t make it to Korea for the League of Legends 2018 World Championships? Watch it this Saturday only at Event Cinemas Garden City in Brisbane as the entire event is played live on the big screen. We love watching these on the cinema screen and unless you have an IMAX at home this is going to be the biggest way to watch this eSports event this weekend.

Sunday

On Sunday is the last chapter of the Star Wars film festival at Event Cinema (at limited cinemas across Queensland, check the listings for yours). Rewatch The Last Jedi on the big screen again before Episode IX comes out next year.

Looking for that perfect collectable gift coming up to Christmas? Check out the Brisbane Toy and Hobby Fair this weekend. This is their last event for 2018 with the next not until May so if you are looking for something Comic, LEGO, Collectable or pop culture related this might be a good place to start.

The Brisbane Comic Arts Festival heads to Netherworld this Sunday in Brisbane. Teaming up with Junky Comics this mini-Comics festival showcases local comics art, illustration and stories. Pick up the BCAF zine and enamel pin on the day to support the event and with proceeds going towards the Open Doors Youth Service supporting LGBTIQ young people and their families.

Two-Bit Movie Club continues this Sunday with a Superheroic double feature from the time before the MCU. See the 1994 Fantastic Four (the one before the Jessica Alba one) and the 1977 Spider-Man film from an era when Superhero movies were low budget and before Infinity War made 2B. It’s free at Netherworld in Brisbane.

And lastly for your week, we are going to give a shoutout to one more thing on Foxtel with the documentary (yes, stay with us) Unlocked: The World of Video Games on the Discovery Science Channel. Focusing on 8 celebrity gamers including Tom Arnold and Zelda Williams, it is a deep dive into a different level of the industry looking at how video games do more than just entertainment such as pain management & rehabilitation.

2. New South Wales & ACT

Wednesday

Staying in for your Halloween? If you have Foxtel the new season of the horror anthology Channel Zero begins Wednesday night. Based on Creepypasta legends/stories these are definitely the perfect horror viewing for fans with no intention of sleeping Wednesday night.

Not sure what to watch on October 31st? Event Cinemas have a double feature of horror with the 1978 John Carpenter original Halloween followed by the newly released Halloween film. Get a ticket for one or both to watch back to back as both of them are playing in limited cinemas across the state so check your local Event Cinema for the screening details for Wednesday night.

If you missed your letter to Hogwarts this year you can still enjoy a Pottermore style Halloween with the Side Bar’s Harry Potter Halloween Party in Sydney this Wednesday. Expect Quidditch Beer Pong, Butterbeer and prizes for the best-dressed wizards.

Shocktober finishes up this Wednesday at the Ritz Cinema in Sydney and it’s going out with a Halloween bang with the original puke-tacular – The Exorcist. If you have never seen this one (or even if you have) we couldn’t think of a better film to finish for Halloween then this. Playing for one session only make sure you get your tickets early.

Thursday

First up, Thursday is the beginning of that month-long love letter to facial hair – Movember. This annual event raises money for men’s health – in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention through the sponsoring of your friend’s quest to grow a moustache worthy of Tom Selleck or maybe grow your own and have your friends sponsor you through the Movember site.

In cinemas this Thursday you can start with the animated Charming for anyone who longs for more Shrek like sequels, but with Prince Charming instead of a Scottish Ogre. And if that is not your particular cup of CGI tea then Mr Robot star Rami Malek is Freddy Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemium Rhapsody, and if you think that Queen is not pop culture’y enough for you then go watch the 1980 Flash Gordon movie and come back to us.

Mickey Mouse turns 90 this month and with Foxtel being the home of the Disney Channel expect a ton of Mickey-related programming this month. Starting this Thursday get your Mickey Mouse on with Fantasia and Twice Upon a Christmas.

Friday

Know your Expelliarmus from your Wingardium Leviosa? Then you not only are ready to take your OWLs but can also win at Harry Potter Trivia Night at the Paddington RSL in Sydney this Friday. In addition to trivia expect Butterbeer, Quidditch Pong and a wizard’s feast inspired menu on offer.

Saturday

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is less than a month away so this Saturday is the perfect time for a crash course in all things Pottermore with the Chauvel Cinema in Sydney playing all 8 Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts films back to back. There will be giveaways and cosplay is encouraged for this 23 Hour long marathon that will test even the most dedicated wizards and witches as it starts at 11 AM Saturday and runs through the night.

If 23 Hours straight is too long then Event Cinemas is also having a Harry Potter Marathon this weekend with all 8 films back to back split over two days this weekend. Playing at a limited number of event cinemas across New South Wales you can get tickets for Harry Potter 1-5 on Saturday and 6-Fantastic Beasts on Sunday separately so check the Event Cinema site for your local cinema.

Get ready for the Zombie Apocalypse with Operation Blackhawk Zombie Mile this Saturday in Canberra. Think of it like Tough Mudder but with Zombies. Happening Saturday night your run is not timed but you have 3 ribbons or lives that the zombies will try to take to stop you from being able to complete the course.

The villains continue at Event Cinemas with the Disney Villians film festival every Saturday until next weekend playing some of the Disney films with the best villains. This weekend see how many Dalmatians it would take to make a cosplay coat in 101 Dalmations (we don’t think it is really 101, Cruella de Vil must be a terrible seamstress). It’s playing at almost every Event Cinema across the state so check the Event Cinema site for your local screening details.

Also in Event Cinemas and every Saturday until November 10th they are replaying the countdown to Infinity War with a different MCU film every week. This Saturday its Black Panther playing at limited cinemas across New South Wales. Hopefully, this can get you through until Captain Marvel next year.

Couldn’t make it to Korea for the League of Legends 2018 World Championships? Watch it this Saturday only at Event Cinemas George Street in Sydney as the entire event is played live on the big screen. We love watching these on the cinema screen and unless you have an IMAX at home this is going to be the biggest way to watch eSports event this weekend.

Sunday

On Sunday is the last chapter of the Star Wars film festival at Event Cinema (at limited cinemas across New South Wales, check the listings for yours). Rewatch The Last Jedi on the big screen again before Episode IX comes out next year.

Love all things Miniature Wargaming? Little Wars 2018 hits Canberra this Sunday with games, displays, and vendors for all aspects of tabletop strategy gaming. This event is a huge success in Melbourne & Adelaide and if you haven’t checked it out before head there on Sunday to see what you have been missing out on.

And lastly for your week, we are going to give a shoutout to one more thing on Foxtel with the documentary (yes, stay with us) Unlocked: The World of Video Games on the Discovery Science Channel. Focusing on 8 celebrity gamers including Tom Arnold and Zelda Williams, it is a deep dive into a different level of the industry looking at how video games do more than just entertainment such as pain management & rehabilitation.

3. Victoria & Tasmania

Wednesday

Staying in for your Halloween? If you have Foxtel the new season of the horror anthology Channel Zero begins Wednesday night. Based on Creepypasta legends/stories these are definitely the perfect horror viewing for fans with no intention of sleeping Wednesday night.

Thursday

First up, Thursday is the beginning of that month-long love letter to facial hair – Movember. This annual event raises money for men’s health – in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention through the sponsoring of your friend’s quest to grow a moustache worthy of Tom Selleck or maybe grow your own and have your friends sponsor you through the Movember site.

In cinemas this Thursday you can start with the animated Charming for anyone who longs for more Shrek like sequels, but with Prince Charming instead of a Scottish Ogre. And if that is not your particular cup of CGI tea then Mr Robot star Rami Malek is Freddy Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemium Rhapsody, and if you think that Queen is not pop culture’y enough for you then go watch the 1980 Flash Gordon movie and come back to us.

Mickey Mouse turns 90 this month and with Foxtel being the home of the Disney Channel expect a ton of Mickey-related programming this month. Starting this Thursday get your Mickey Mouse on with Fantasia and Twice Upon a Christmas.

Friday

If you have binged everything on Netflix and over Halloween this week then the final season of House of Cards drops this Friday. If you have watched every season, looking forward to a season just about Princess Buttercup or just want to see how they killed off Kevin Spacey then the complete season is out for binging on Netflix.

If you have binged watched Black Books more than once (it’s currently on Netflix too FYI) then you probably already know Bill Bailey is on his Australia Tour and in Melbourne this Weekend at the Melbourne Arts Centre. Friday has already sold out but there are still limited tickets for Saturday and Sunday (and maybe Monday/Tuesday) if you act quick.

Spent weeks working on your Halloween outfit but the night over too quickly? Make the most of the weekend with Melbourne‘s largest Halloween party is happening this Friday! Tickets are available now with prizes for best dressed on top of everything you want from a Halloween Party.

Saturday

Did you miss the Harry Potter marathon at the Astor Cinema in Melbourne? This Saturday is your second chance with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is less than a month away, the Astor Cinema in Melbourne is giving you a crash course on all things Pottermore by playing all 8 Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts films back to back. There will be giveaways and cosplay is encouraged for this 23 Hour long marathon that will test even the most dedicated wizards and witches as it starts at 11 AM Saturday and runs through the night.

Finish binging all 6 seasons of Brooklyn 99 on Netflix and just waiting for the new season? Put that knowledge to good use with 99 Trivia in Melbourne. Show off your Jake Peralta knowlege with bottomless Cocktails and Beers for you and your squad at this event this Saturday.

Sunday

And lastly for your week, we are going to give a shoutout to one more thing on Foxtel with the documentary (yes, stay with us) Unlocked: The World of Video Games on the Discovery Science Channel. Focusing on 8 celebrity gamers including Tom Arnold and Zelda Williams, it is a deep dive into a different level of the industry looking at how video games do more than just entertainment such as pain management & rehabilitation.

Melbourne Cup Tuesday

A super special extra long mention this week with Melbourne Cup being this Tuesday. If the only horses you care about are little ponies or named Bojack maybe you will want to instead head to ComiXpo 6.0. This annual event is happening this public holiday for Melbourne at the Matthew Flinders Hotel and has everything you love about cons (cosplay, merch, gaming) compacted into a single day.

4. South Australia & Northern Territory

Wednesday

Staying in for your Halloween? If you have Foxtel the new season of the horror anthology Channel Zero begins Wednesday night. Based on Creepypasta legends/stories these are definitely the perfect horror viewing for fans with no intention of sleeping Wednesday night.

Need something a little more kid-friendly for Halloween? This Wednesday, try the Darwin Deckchair Cinema for Genndy Tartakovsky’s latest Hotel Transylvania 3. While it’s no Samurai Jack we always have time for anything from the creator of Dexter’s Lab and Symbiotic Titan.

Not sure what to watch on October 31st? Event Cinemas have a double feature of horror with the 1978 John Carpenter original Halloween followed by the newly released Halloween film. Get a ticket for one or both to watch back to back as both of them are playing in limited cinemas across the state so check your local Event Cinema for the screening details for Wednesday night.

Thursday

First up, Thursday is the beginning of that month-long love letter to facial hair – Movember. This annual event raises money for men’s health – in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention through the sponsoring of your friend’s quest to grow a moustache worthy of Tom Selleck or maybe grow your own and have your friends sponsor you through the Movember site.

In cinemas this Thursday you can start with the animated Charming for anyone who longs for more Shrek like sequels, but with Prince Charming instead of a Scottish Ogre. And if that is not your particular cup of CGI tea then Mr Robot star Rami Malek is Freddy Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemium Rhapsody, and if you think that Queen is not pop culture’y enough for you then go watch the 1980 Flash Gordon movie and come back to us.

Mickey Mouse turns 90 this month and with Foxtel being the home of the Disney Channel expect a ton of Mickey-related programming this month. Starting this Thursday get your Mickey Mouse on with Fantasia and Twice Upon a Christmas.

Friday

On Friday Supanova returns to Adelaide for 2018! You don’t need us to tell you about one of the largest travelling cons in Australia, with merch, cosplay, gaming, displays and guests like Christina Ricci, Dean Cain or John Barrowman but trust us there is a lot more when that came from. Starting Friday the event runs through to Sunday so rest up as this weekend is going to be a long one.

If you have binged everything on Netflix and over Halloween this week then the final season of House of Cards drops this Friday. If you have watched every season, looking forward to a season just about Princess Buttercup or just want to see how they killed off Kevin Spacey then the complete season is out for binging on Netflix.

Saturday

The villains continue at Event Cinemas with the Disney Villians film festival every Saturday until next weekend playing some of the Disney films with the best villains. This weekend see how many Dalmatians it would take to make a cosplay coat in 101 Dalmations (we don’t think it is really 101, Cruella de Vil must be a terrible seamstress). It’s playing at almost every Event Cinema across the state so check the Event Cinema site for your local screening details.

If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball at Halloween Dodgeball in Adelaide this Saturday. Mixing things up Bonnie and Clyde style sign up with your Male + Female team of two with matching costumes to be eligible to sign up for the tournament this weekend.

Also in Event Cinemas and every Saturday until November 10th they are replaying the countdown to Infinity War with a different MCU film every week. This Saturday its Black Panther playing at Event Cinemas Marion in Adelaide. Hopefully, this can get you through until Captain Marvel next year.

Still at Event Cinemas (they have a ton on this weekend) is a Harry Potter Marathon this weekend with all 8 films back to back split over two days this weekend. Playing at Event Cinemas Marion in Adelaide and  Casuarina in Darwin you can get tickets for Harry Potter 1-5 on Saturday and 6-Fantastic Beasts on Sunday separately so check the Event Cinema site for your local cinema.

Couldn’t make it to Korea for the League of Legends 2018 World Championships? Watch it this Saturday only at Event Cinemas Marion in Adelaide as the entire event is played live on the big screen. We love watching these on the cinema screen and unless you have an IMAX at home this is going to be the biggest way to watch eSports event this weekend.

Sunday

And lastly for your week, we are going to give a shoutout to one more thing on Foxtel with the documentary (yes, stay with us) Unlocked: The World of Video Games on the Discovery Science Channel. Focusing on 8 celebrity gamers including Tom Arnold and Zelda Williams, it is a deep dive into a different level of the industry looking at how video games do more than just entertainment such as pain management & rehabilitation.

5. Western Australia

Wednesday

Staying in for your Halloween? If you have Foxtel the new season of the horror anthology Channel Zero begins Wednesday night. Based on Creepypasta legends/stories these are definitely the perfect horror viewing for fans with no intention of sleeping Wednesday night.

Not sure what to watch on October 31st? Event Cinemas have a double feature of horror with the 1978 John Carpenter original Halloween followed by the newly released Halloween film. Get a ticket for one or both to watch back to back as both of them are playing in limited cinemas across the state so check your local Event Cinema for the screening details for Wednesday night.

Thursday

First up, Thursday is the beginning of that month-long love letter to facial hair – Movember. This annual event raises money for men’s health – in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention through the sponsoring of your friend’s quest to grow a moustache worthy of Tom Selleck or maybe grow your own and have your friends sponsor you through the Movember site.

In cinemas this Thursday you can start with the animated Charming for anyone who longs for more Shrek like sequels, but with Prince Charming instead of a Scottish Ogre. And if that is not your particular cup of CGI tea then Mr Robot star Rami Malek is Freddy Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemium Rhapsody, and if you think that Queen is not pop culture’y enough for you then go watch the 1980 Flash Gordon movie and come back to us.

Mickey Mouse turns 90 this month and with Foxtel being the home of the Disney Channel expect a ton of Mickey-related programming this month. Starting this Thursday get your Mickey Mouse on with Fantasia and Twice Upon a Christmas.

Friday

If you have binged everything on Netflix and over Halloween this week then the final season of House of Cards drops this Friday. If you have watched every season, looking forward to a season just about Princess Buttercup or just want to see how they killed off Kevin Spacey then the complete season is out for binging on Netflix.

Saturday

The villains continue at Event Cinemas with the Disney Villians film festival every Saturday until next weekend playing some of the Disney films with the best villains. This weekend see how many Dalmatians it would take to make a cosplay coat in 101 Dalmations (we don’t think it is really 101, Cruella de Vil must be a terrible seamstress). It’s playing at almost every Event Cinema across the state so check the Event Cinema site for your local screening details.

Also in Event Cinemas and every Saturday until November 10th they are replaying the countdown to Infinity War with a different MCU film every week. This Saturday its Black Panther playing at Event Cinemas Innaloo in Perth. Hopefully, this can get you through until Captain Marvel next year.

Still at Event Cinemas (they have a ton on this weekend) is a Harry Potter Marathon this weekend with all 8 films back to back split over two days this weekend. Playing at Event Cinemas Innaloo in Perth you can get tickets for Harry Potter 1-5 on Saturday and 6-Fantastic Beasts on Sunday separately.

Couldn’t make it to Korea for the League of Legends 2018 World Championships? Watch it this Saturday only at Event Cinemas Innaloo in Perth as the entire event is played live on the big screen. We love watching these on the cinema screen and unless you have an IMAX at home this is going to be the biggest way to watch eSports event this weekend.

Saturday night the Rooftop Cinema in Perth is open again and if you aren’t too Halloween’ed out you can start your moonlight cinema experience off with the recent horror film, The Nun. Tickets are currently available from the Rooftop Cinema site but make sure you get your tickets early so you don’t miss out.

Sunday

Sunday the Rooftop Cinema switches gears to give you a case of the feels with the recently released Christopher Robin on the big outdoor screen. Playing outdoors at the Rooftop Cinema in Perth you will really feel like you are in the Hundred Acre Woods when you get your tickets for this one.

And lastly for your week, we are going to give a shoutout to one more thing on Foxtel with the documentary (yes, stay with us) Unlocked: The World of Video Games on the Discovery Science Channel. Focusing on 8 celebrity gamers including Tom Arnold and Zelda Williams, it is a deep dive into a different level of the industry looking at how video games do more than just entertainment such as pain management & rehabilitation.

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