What’s On: Aug 28 – Sep 3


The Dark Crystal on Netflix! Evolve in Perth! the Melbourne eSports Open! Look, there is just a lot happening this week so take the red pill and see how deep the rabbit hole goes. Here is your guide to everything happening this week in Geek across Australia.

1On Streaming/TV

If you saw the Neverending Story in cinemas you probably have a soft spot in your heart for the 1982 Jim Henson classic, The Dark Crystal. We covered this a while ago that the film was getting revived in the form of a new Netflix series and this week it will finally be here for you to binge. This new revival boasts a ton of our favourite people including Mark Hamill but more importantly Gelflings! Start binging it this Friday.

Looking for something more Gaming than Muppets? Streaming this weekend is the Melbourne eSports Open which is happening at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena. So if you are in Melbourne you don’t have to be content with watching the stream because you can be there for all the Pro Tournaments and even register yourself for some of the Open Tourneys that still have slots available.

2In Cinemas

While you might be hanging out for the Dora the Explorer live-action film previews this weekend we would be remiss not to let you know that this week is the 20th anniversary for one of the all-time greatest Sci-Fi films of all time – The Matrix. Playing at selected cinemas around the country (including a TON of Event/BCC cinemas) check out your local favourite cinema for a screening time on Wednesday.

3Stuff To Go Do

Start your weekend in Perth with one of our favourite independant cons and one of the largest in Perth, Evolve Pop Culture Expo! It’s returning for it’s 5th year and continues to get bigger. Not only is it your go to event in Perth for the Australian Champions of Cosplay Competition but everything else you love at your local con. If you are in Perth make sure you support this to be back even bigger for year 6.

Jumping over to Brisbane is two great events this week with the University of Queensland’s UQU Pop Culture Con on this Thursday for anyone who can get to it. Happening right in the middle of the University expect TARDIS’, every Geek centric Club you can imagine and a ton of sweet sweet merch for you to browse from a marketplace full of vendors.

And our second event for Brisbane is the Netherworld Pinball Prom! Returning for its second year it’s not just your chance to dress semi-formal, it’s also your chance to raise money for the Happy Tails Animal Rescue Not for Profit No-Kill Animal Shelter for South East Queensland. So you aren’t playing Pinball for yourself, you are doing it for the Kitties and Puppies.

And finally don’t forget about the Melbourne eSports open. We might have mentioned it above but if you love professional gaming and want to see more big events like it, you should get along this weekend.

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15marAll Day09octNASA – A Human AdventureNASA at the Queensland Museum

29junAll Day01janApollo 11 ExhibitionSydney Powerhouse NASA Exhibition

05julAll Day29sepMarvel: Journey of HeroesMelbourne Comic Art Exhibition

28augAll DayBowtie Day

28augAll DayRespawn Presents Smash Bros - Video Game Jazz EnsembleRespawn Perth

28augAll DayThe Matrix 20th Anniversary ScreeningOne Night Only

28aug1:00 am1:00 amAliens at Palace Norton St - a Fringe Fundraiser for the Rogues

28augAll DayPincadia Arcade Strikes

29augAll DayUQU Pop Culture Convention 2019

29augAll DayOutta the Box: My Hero Academia: Two Heroes - Japanese VersionEvent Cinema Anime Festival

29aug5:00 pm11:30 pmThe Power Shift Puzzle Solving GameThe Switch - Hobart

30augAll DayEvil DeadRitz Cinemas Presents CELLULOID NIGHTMARES

30augAll DayThe Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

30augAll DayTroll 2 / The Room Double Screening

30aug5:00 pm11:30 pmThe Power Shift Puzzle Solving GameThe Switch - Hobart

31augAll Day01sepEvolve Pop Culture Expo 2019

31augAll Day01sepMelbourne Esports Open

31augAll DayFerris Bueller's Day OffSkyline Drive In Blacktown

31augAll DayTop GunSkyline Drive In Blacktown

31augAll DayRespawn Borderlands Party

31augAll DayBlade Runner + Blade Runner 2049Ritz Cinemas Presents CULT CLASSICS

31aug5:00 pm11:30 pmThe Power Shift Puzzle Solving GameThe Switch - Hobart

01sepAll DayPalace Arcade First Birthday - Free Game Sunday

01sepAll DayPinball Prom

01sep9:00 am1:30 pmBox Hill Record and Comic FairMelbourne Records, Comics & Card Fair

01sep2:00 pm4:00 pmAdelaide Ladies Comic Club Monthly MeetingAdelaide Ladies Comic Club at Greenlight Comics

01sep5:30 pm10:00 pmREWIND: Alien 4K (1979) & Aliens (1986) Double FeatureMelbourne IMAX

02sepAll DayIn the House - The CastleEvent Cinemas in the House

03sepAll Day072019 Australian Buffalo Wing Festival

03sep7:00 pm10:00 pmDungeons & Draughts


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