What’s On: Dec 5 – 9

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Gaming at MeepleCon and HeroCon, Comics in Melbourne with Indie Comic-Con and Superheroes Beyond, Nazi Monsters, Giant Weaponised Cities, and… oh yes, Ninjas. All this and a lot more is happening for you across Australia for this Week in Geek.

1. Queensland

Wednesday

First up, Wednesday is International Ninja Day! Be on the watch for people in pyjamas talking out of sync. Seriously, they are Ninjas. They could be anywhere.

In Brisbane until December 22nd is the Brickman Awesome. This ever-changing travelling sideshow of LEGO awesomeness from Australia’s only LEGO Certified Master Builder is one of our favourites for the massive sets that are on display.

Get everything your body needs in a balanced diet this Wednesday at the 1Up Arcade in Brisbane for Pinball and Pizza Night. Hosted by Jason McNally of Pinball Classics this is the perfect opportunity for you catch up on the latest pinballs in the arcade with unlimited free play to go with your Pizza while you meet others in the local pinball scene.

Yippee ki yay Movie lovers! In The House finishes up for 2018 this Wednesday in Event Cinemas with the greatest Christmas movie ever made – Die Hard. It’s playing across Queensland in Event Cinemas at Loganholme, Myer Centre, Chermside and Garden City in Brisbane, Pacific Fair and Southport on the Gold Coast, Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Ipswich, Toowoomba and Townsville. Sure you will watch this a few more times before Christmas day, but this is your only chance to see it on the big screen.

Thursday

In Cinemas this week choose between fighting Nazi Monsters in Overlord or drive the desert with giant cities turned battleships in Mortal Engines. We are just kidding you don’t have to choose and can see them both, but check back later this week for our reviews of both.

Friday

In case you thought Disney had the monopoly on Jungle Book live action adaptions, the next big Netflix original film is released this Friday – Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Based on the works of Rudyard Kipling this original film has an all-star cast including Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch and Andy Serkis.

If you are a Foxtel subscriber with a need to binge some Pixar on Friday check out the playlist on FoxFlicks this Friday. Playing all the Toy Story films, Finding Nemo, Wall-E and more, it might be too much of the feels for you to handle all in one sitting.

Just want to get out of the house and avoid the heat on Friday? How about the Moonlight Cinemas for a nice bit of mayhem with the latest addition to the Halloween franchise playing under the stars. Playing at the Moonlight Cinema in Brisbane for one session only, pick up your tickets via the Event Cinema official site now.

With PG Deadpool on it’s way to Fred up some Savages why not watch the original bedtime story with the Princess Bride this Friday. Playing at the Metro Arts Cinema this is a special last minute run with the Princess Bride usually selling out well before if you want to see it this Friday grab your tickets now!

In the mood for something more serious? Try a double feature of Reservoir Dogs and Cabin in the Woods also playing at the Metro Arts this Friday. Sure you could see just one of these but why not enjoy some back to back Tarrintino and Whedon. It’s on this Friday in Brisbane.

And lastly for Friday, it’s time again for New Farm Cinemas monthly screening of the worst movie ever made – The Room. Seriously this film is pretty bad, and awkward. If it wasn’t for the uncomfortable sex scene we would think Mystery Science Theatre could do a full season on this one movie alone. But if you have seen the excellent film, the Disaster Artist based on the making of and want to know how bad the original was, pick up your tickets for Friday in Brisbane.

Saturday

Saturday is the start of HeroCon in Brisbane. This 2-day Wargaming event continues for 2018 as it aims to promote the hobby of table-top wargaming amongst Defence Force members. Finishing up on Sunday the event is a mini tabletop con with vendors and all supporting the Soldier On Australia charity. For more details and tickets check out the official site.

Start your Christmas shopping early with BrickResales pop-up LEGO store in Brisbane this Saturday. Held at the Strathpine Community Centre this all LEGO event will let you pick up rare sets, minifigs and just oh so much raw LEGO. It is the second last event for 2018 so make sure you Brick up.

The Palace Cinema’s family flashback films this Saturday are all about Christmas with one of the best Christmas movies ever made – A Muppet Christmas Carol. Playing at the Palace Barracks in Brisbane the original film will be playing this Saturday and Sunday for you to get the Christmas feels.

Miss out on the Princess Bride on Friday night? You get one more chance this Saturday in a double feature with Dirty Dancing. They are playing back to back at the Metro Arts in Brisbane so don’t put Baby in the corner and put off this second chance.

Sunday

Need to do some Christmas shopping (On top of purchasing the 2019 Geek Society Pop Culture Guide Digital Edition supporting BeyondBlue)? Check out the best in local artists this Sunday at Netherworld in Brisbane and pick up some original art, prints and other creative work as part of the How the Grinch Saved Christmas Artist markets this Sunday. It’s open to everyone and completely free to attend.

Looking for something more video game/collectable related? Then maybe Cafe SOYT’s Retro Gaming and Collectible Garage Sale is more for you. Also on this Sunday in Brisbane, you will be able to pick up some great collectibles from the Cafe like Gameboys and other consoles that they just don’t have space for but make sure you get there early.

Wrap up your Sunday at the Moonlight Cinema in Brisbane camping out under the stars and watch a movie about a black alien goo that comes from outer space and likes to eat brains? If this is your sort of movie then get your tickets to see Venom at the Moonlight Cinema for Sunday over at the Event Cinemas site.

2. New South Wales & ACT

Wednesday

First up, Wednesday is International Ninja Day! Be on the watch for people in pyjamas talking out of sync. Seriously, they are Ninjas. They could be anywhere.

In The House finishes up for 2018 this Wednesday in Event Cinemas with the greatest Christmas movie ever made – Die Hard. It’s playing across New South Wales in Event Cinemas at Sydney‘s Bondi, Burwood, Castle Hill, Campbelltown, George Street, Hornsby, Liverpool, Macquarie, and Miranda plus Tuggerah, Newcastle and Wollongong.  Sure you will watch this a few more times before Christmas day, but this is your only chance to see it on the big screen.

Thursday

In Cinemas this week choose between fighting Nazi Monsters in Overlord or drive the desert with giant cities turned battleships in Mortal Engines. We are just kidding you don’t have to choose and can see them both, but check back later this week for our reviews of both.

Thursday at the Ritz Cinemas in Sydney relive the historic moment when Michael Jordan (the Basketball one not the Killmonger/Creed one) lead the Looney Tunes in victory over the Monstars in the original, Space Jam. The new Space Jam movie might be a while away but it doesn’t stop you from enjoying the original this Thursday night.

Friday

In case you thought Disney had the monopoly on Jungle Book live action adaptions, the next big Netflix original film is released this Friday – Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Based on the works of Rudyard Kipling this original film has an all-star cast including Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch and Andy Serkis.

If you are a Foxtel subscriber with a need to binge some Pixar on Friday check out the playlist on FoxFlicks this Friday. Playing all the Toy Story films, Finding Nemo, Wall-E and more, it might be too much of the feels for you to handle all in one sitting.

Friday at the Palace Cinemas in Sydney 666 Fridays continues with the next film for this thriller/horror line up with – The Thing. Considered one of John Carpenter’s best films, travel to remote Antarctica in the film that so many others have tried to copy but none have managed to surpass.

Just want to get out of the house and avoid the heat on Friday? How about the Moonlight Cinemas for a nice bit of mayhem with the latest addition to the Halloween franchise playing under the stars. Playing at the Moonlight Cinema in Sydney for one session only, pick up your tickets via the Event Cinema official site now.

Saturday

The Palace Cinema’s family flashback films this Saturday are all about Christmas with one of the best Christmas movies ever made – A Muppet Christmas Carol. Playing at the Palace Norton Street in Sydney and the Palace Electric in Canberra the original film will be playing this Saturday and Sunday for you to get the Christmas feels.

Over at the American Express Open Air Cinemas also on Saturday, you can double down on Christmas with Will Ferrell’s Elf. Directed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau this is the type of Christmas movie you should watch while getting hyped up on a huge amount of lollies so don’t cheap out on the concession stand. It’s playing this Saturday only in Sydney.

Sunday

Wrap up your Sunday at the Moonlight Cinema in Sydney camping out under the stars and watch a movie about a black alien goo that comes from outer space and likes to eat brains? If this is your sort of movie then get your tickets to see Venom at the Moonlight Cinema for Sunday over at the Event Cinemas site.

3. Victoria & Tasmania

Wednesday

First up, Wednesday is International Ninja Day! Be on the watch for people in pyjamas talking out of sync. Seriously, they are Ninjas. They could be anywhere.

Wednesday until next Saturday is the Switch, part escape room, part cross city scavenger hunt across Hobart. Wrapped in mystery you use your GPS enabled phone the game is spread across 10kms as you interact with the moderator acting as the Oracle to your Batman (or team of Batman). For more details and to book tickets check out the official site FAQ.

Wednesday at the Lido Cinema get a triple dose of 90’s comedy era Arnold Swatznegger. Watch Junior, Kindergarten Cop and Twins as they play at the Rooftop Cinema in Melbourne. See them all or just get tickets for your favourite, but you know you want to see them all.

And if you missed any of the 50th Anniversary screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey there is one more chance before the year runs out at the IMAX in Melbourne. You might have caught some other sessions of the Kubrick classic but there is only one place you can see it presented for IMAX and it’s in Melbourne.

Thursday

Starting Thursday in Melbourne and running through to the weekend is the 3 day Super Hero Conference, Superheroes Beyond. This conference is for those who take superhero’ing seriously with special guests both local and overseas including Tom Taylor, Wolfgang Bylsma, Nicola Scott and Trina Robbins. The conference will talk everything superheroes, from cosplay and the Marvel Cinematic universe to real-life superheroes and the ethics of these costume-clad adventurers. For more details check the official site.

In Cinemas this week choose between fighting Nazi Monsters in Overlord or drive the desert with giant cities turned battleships in Mortal Engines (it’s also playing in IMAX). We are just kidding you don’t have to choose and can see them both, but check back later this week for our reviews of both.

Also in limited cinemas this Thursday you can see the Christmas/Zombie/Musical Anna and the Apocolypse. Check out our full review but it’s pretty great and you can only see it on Thursday around Melbourne. Try the Cameo Cinema, Classic Cinema or Lido Cinema but it’s only for very VERY limited sessions.

Are you someone who sleeps too well at night? Then consider the Rising Water Horror Experience coming to Launceston this week. This event is limited to attendees over 15 years due to the content and will only be around for a limited number of performances starting this Thursday night and running until Saturday. For more details check out the official FAQ.

If you have already seen the original Trilogy with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra then continue to Episode VII when The Force Awakens plays this Thursday night. Playing at the Palais Theatre this Thursday, Friday and Saturday only the Symphony Orchestra will accompany the film as it plays on the big screen. Tickets are still available but if you have never been before then you may demand to see all your movies like this in the future.

Friday

Head into Friday with a full weekend of tabletop gaming at MeepleCon, Coburg‘s biggest gaming event. Running until Sunday the 3-day event is presented by Melbourne Meeples Inc for all things board gaming. There will be a range of tournaments, demos and organised events so check out the official schedule for the full details.

In case you thought Disney had the monopoly on Jungle Book live action adaptions, the next big Netflix original film is released this Friday – Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Based on the works of Rudyard Kipling this original film has an all-star cast including Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch and Andy Serkis.

If you are a Foxtel subscriber with a need to binge some Pixar on Friday check out the playlist on FoxFlicks this Friday. Playing all the Toy Story films, Finding Nemo, Wall-E and more, it might be too much of the feels for you to handle all in one sitting.

Just want to get out of the house and avoid the heat on Friday? How about the Moonlight Cinemas for a nice bit of mayhem with the latest addition to the Halloween franchise playing under the stars. Playing at the Moonlight Cinema in Melbourne for one session only, pick up your tickets via the Event Cinema official site now.

Saturday

The Palace Cinema’s family flashback films this Saturday are all about Christmas with one of the best Christmas movies ever made – A Muppet Christmas Carol. Playing at the Palace Balwyn and Brighton in Melbourne the original film will be playing this Saturday and Sunday for you to get the Christmas feels.

It might be December but there is still time for a Con or two before the end of the year and this Saturday it’s time for Indie Comic-Con 2018. Happening in Melbourne this Con is a celebration of all things Independent Comics featuring a wide selection of comics, zines and graphic novels by local indie creators. Oh, and it’s entirely free to check it out.

Not enough LARP’ing opportunities in Tasmania? In Launceston, TasPop 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 this Saturday!

Sunday

Sunday at the Moonlight Cinema in Melbourne camp out under the stars and watch a movie about a black alien goo that comes from outer space and likes to eat brains? If this is your sort of movie then get your tickets to see Venom at the Moonlight Cinema for Sunday over at the Event Cinemas site.

And wrapping things up for Sunday at the American Express Open Air Cinemas is one of the great Christmas movies – Love Actually. For anyone who has not seen it, this is a cult classic with a huge line-up including Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy and Liam Neeson in one of the few roles where he isn’t killing people. It’s playing this Sunday in Melbourne only so pick up your tickets before it sells out.

4. South Australia & Northern Territory

Wednesday

First up, Wednesday is International Ninja Day! Be on the watch for people in pyjamas talking out of sync. Seriously, they are Ninjas. They could be anywhere.

Yippee ki yay Movie lovers! In The House finishes up for 2018 this Wednesday in Event Cinemas with the greatest Christmas movie ever made – Die Hard. It’s playing in both South Australia and Northern Territory in Event Cinemas at Darwin and Marion in Adelaide. Sure you will watch this a few more times before Christmas day, but this is your only chance to see it on the big screen.

Over at the American Express Open Air Cinemas on the same night is one of the great Christmas movies – Love Actually. For anyone who has not seen it, this is a cult classic with a huge line-up including Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy and Liam Neeson in one of the few roles where he isn’t killing people. It’s playing this Wednesday in Adelaide only so pick up your tickets before it sells out.

Thursday

In Cinemas this week choose between fighting Nazi Monsters in Overlord or drive the desert with giant cities turned battleships in Mortal Engines. We are just kidding you don’t have to choose and can see them both, but check back later this week for our reviews of both.

Friday

In case you thought Disney had the monopoly on Jungle Book live action adaptions, the next big Netflix original film is released this Friday – Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Based on the works of Rudyard Kipling this original film has an all-star cast including Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch and Andy Serkis.

If you are a Foxtel subscriber with a need to binge some Pixar on Friday check out the playlist on FoxFlicks this Friday. Playing all the Toy Story films, Finding Nemo, Wall-E and more, it might be too much of the feels for you to handle all in one sitting.

The Pumpkin King returns this Friday with The Nightmare before Christmas. Playing at the GU Film House in Adelaide as part of their In The House series, you can pick up a ticket to see this one on Friday. Unless you want Ooogie Boogie to find out you haven’t.

Saturday

The Palace Cinema’s family flashback films this Saturday are all about Christmas with one of the best Christmas movies ever made – A Muppet Christmas Carol. Playing at the Palace Nova Prospect in Adelaide the original film will be playing this Saturday and Sunday for you to get the Christmas feels.

Sunday

The Moonlight Cinema starts again this week in Adelaide so why not camp out under the stars and watch a movie about a black alien goo that comes from outer space and likes to eat brains? If this is your sort of movie then get your tickets to see Venom at the Moonlight Cinema for Sunday over at the Event Cinemas site.

5. Western Australia

Wednesday

First up, Wednesday is International Ninja Day! Be on the watch for people in pyjamas talking out of sync. Seriously, they are Ninjas. They could be anywhere.

Wednesday until next Saturday is the Switch, part escape room, part cross city scavenger hunt across Perth. Wrapped in mystery you use your GPS enabled phone the game is spread across 10kms as you interact with the moderator acting as the Oracle to your Batman (or team of Batman). For more details and to book tickets check out the official site FAQ.

Yippee ki yay Movie lovers! In The House finishes up for 2018 this Wednesday in Event Cinemas with the greatest Christmas movie ever made – Die Hard. And it’s only playing in Western Austrat at the Innaloo Event Cinemas in Perth. Sure you will watch this a few more times before Christmas day, but this is your only chance to see it on the big screen.

If you want to get outdoors this Wednesday the Rooftop Cinema in Perth is campaigning for you to Vote for Pedro with Napoleon Dynamite. This cult classic with possibly, nay the greatest dance routine ever to grace cinema is playing for one session only this Wednesday so make sure you jump on the hype train and get yourself some tickets.

Thursday

In Cinemas this week choose between fighting Nazi Monsters in Overlord or drive the desert with giant cities turned battleships in Mortal Engines. We are just kidding you don’t have to choose and can see them both, but check back later this week for our reviews of both.

Friday

In case you thought Disney had the monopoly on Jungle Book live action adaptions, the next big Netflix original film is released this Friday – Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Based on the works of Rudyard Kipling this original film has an all-star cast including Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch and Andy Serkis.

If you are a Foxtel subscriber with a need to binge some Pixar on Friday check out the playlist on FoxFlicks this Friday. Playing all the Toy Story films, Finding Nemo, Wall-E and more, it might be too much of the feels for you to handle all in one sitting.

Just want to get out of the house and avoid the heat on Friday? How about the Moonlight Cinemas for a nice bit of mayhem with the latest addition to the Halloween franchise playing under the stars. Playing at the Moonlight Cinema in Perth for one session only, pick up your tickets via the Event Cinema official site now.

Saturday

The Palace Cinema’s family flashback films this Saturday are all about Christmas with one of the best Christmas movies ever made – A Muppet Christmas Carol. Playing at the new Palace Rain Square in Perth the original film will be playing this Saturday and Sunday for you to get the Christmas feels.

Sunday

Creed II is in cinemas right now but at the Rooftop Cinema in Perth see where it all began with the original Rocky. With now 8 films in the franchise get some Eye of the Tiger with your training montages and pick up tickets for the session this Sunday.

Wrap up your Sunday at the Moonlight Cinema in Perth camping out under the stars and watch a movie about a black alien goo that comes from outer space and likes to eat brains? If this is your sort of movie then get your tickets to see Venom at the Moonlight Cinema for Sunday over at the Event Cinemas site.

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