Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Will You Win A New Nintendo Switch (RRP£270) At GEEK In Dreamland

Are you a Geek? Do you know a Geek? Well we have some news today to make your weekend fun. Dreamland in Margate are welcoming you all to their GEEK weekend, a three day event of play and gaming to entertain the whole family. The GEEK event runs from 17th to 19th of February and we will be there on the Friday.

 GEEK has been bringing people together to meet, make, and play For five years and the event focuses on multiplayer interactive games and encourages visitors to participate in all genres of gaming; including board games, computer games, retro and next generation, card games and real world games. You will find GEEK all around the Dreamland Park including the iconic and newly refurbished Hall By The Sea, the Roller Room, Ballroom and the arcade area. You can learn all about coding, music composition, translation and localisation as well as there being storytelling and learning more about the games industry. Dreamland isn't open over the weekend, because the GEEK event is held indoors, although the Octopuses Garden will be open for the under 8's and there will be loads of fun in there on Sunday.

This year it is the 25th anniversary of Nintendo’s Mario Kart, GEEK will be celebrating with an official tournament. Guests will be able to sit in real Dreamland bumper cars as they play their way through every incarnation of the game, from the Super Nintendo to the Wii U, and compete in a tournament to be in with a chance of winning a Nintendo Switch, the latest console from Nintendo as well as other official prizes. You can also be in with a chance of winning the yet-to-be-released Nintendo Switch – worth over £270!

GEEK will also be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Judge Dread’s 2000AD comic book world, with artist Rufus Dayglo hosting an exclusive exhibition of covers and artwork - some of which have never been shown before. Guests will also get the chance to play the award winning game Renga, a live 250-player laser game. They can also try out Seb Lee-Delisle’s NES Hacked Laser Arcade. Alongside the team-based events, those brave enough can also sign up for the Ironman GEEK. This competition will require guests to master both digital and analogue skills in order to see off the other players and be crowned the Iron GEEK.

The GEEK compendium of games will also include new board games, Live Action Role Play and the Indie Zone - where guests can meet the makers and tell them what they think would make their games better. The famous Minecraft cave is also back, along with a virtual reality treadmill, coding workshops and much more. 

So what's on the Programme?

Friday 17th February it's all about apps, we all use them every day of our life on our smart devices and even on our laptops. Anyone who needs an app wonders what an app is, or even wants to make one of their own is invited to drop in and get answers from the next generation of creative innovators.

Saturday 18th February, You will find Games Workshop’s Warhammer. For over 30 years, Warhammer has been creating chaos in kitchens across the country. Now, thanks to the founder of Hobby Hammer, Sean Houghton, some of that chaos is coming to GEEK. Saturday will also see a spectacular cosplay masquerade. Saturday night is adults only, but the daytime is open for people of all ages.

Sunday 19th February the Demystify Bar will host a Raspberry Pi Jam. A credit card-sized computer, the Raspberry Pi can be used in electronics projects and for many of the things that a desktop PC does. Guests will learn how to build and program one for themselves.

Are you going to attend this GEEK festival? Then you will need to know the details. You can buy the tickets over on the dreamland website, under 5s go free. You buy tickets for each day that you wish to attend. Every geek needs to attend this event, will we see you there?

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