Release your inner geek @ Oz Comic-Con
In collaboration with Oz Comic-Con
We once even had a blog call Just Add Geek.
But I don’t think we are alone. I think we ALL have an inner geek, waiting to escape at the right moment.
You may feel be shaking your head and thinking to yourself “I don’t even know the difference between Star Trek & Star Wars. How can I be classed a geek?”
Well let’s take a little exercise together, shall we?
Below are a set of statements relating to pop culture, TV, movies and books. Answer each one honestly and remember the number of times you responded yes.
- You read or watch Game of Thrones
- You have a thing for Thor or for Loki (or for Chris Helmsworth or Tom Hiddleston)
- You have laughed at least once at The Big Bang Theory
- You’ve watch an episode of Arrow where Stephen Amell has not bared his chest (there’s not many but they exist)
- You’re still considering whether Benedict Cumberbatch is insanely good-looking or insanely ugly
- You’ve read or watched at least one of the Harry Potter instalments
- You took a side in the Edward/Bella/Jacob Twilight love triangle
- You’re partial to The Walking Dead, 28 Days Later, Warm Bodies, Shaun of the Dead or anything to do with zombies
- You know what a Dalek is (and a bonus yes if you know it’s catchphrase “Exterminate”)
- You went to the cinema to see any recent Marvel blockbuster movie (e.g. The Avengers, Ironman, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, etc)
If you answered yes to ANY of these statements, then you, my friend, are a geek!
Which is fabulous news because now I can facilitate your acceptance of this truth and guide you to full geek awakening.
First step is to accept that you are a geek. Saying it out loud and affirming this truth is a good start. “I AM A GEEK!”
Second step is to binge watch/read your favourite geekdom of choice. For instance, no longer feel guilty that you like super hero movies. Embrace it and be proud.
Third step is to find like minded souls and come together to celebrate all that is good about geekdom and pop culture.
It’s time for you to discover Oz Comic-Con!
Nathan and I have been watching the fun of all the US Comic-Cons for many years. It’s a dream of ours to get to one of them, preferably San Diego Comic-Con which routinely draws the big stars of film and TV. And one day we will.
But thankfully Australia now has it’s own destination for geekdom. Oz Comic-Con is the destination for pop culture fans in Australia with a show floor packed with exhibitors, autograph and photograph sessions with celebrities, as well as one-of-a-kind panel events. I may be showing my age here but one of the celebrities I’m pretty pumped to see this year is MacGyver himself, Richard Dean Anderson. I’m also looking forward to seeing Rachel Nichols from Canadian Sci-Fi drama Continuum (one of our fave series – check it out on Netflix).
Another highlight of Oz Comic-Con will be the amazing costumes that will be sure to feature as many attendees participate in cosplay. Cosplay is a Japanese word that has been adopted into English (a combination of the words “costume” and “play”) and is used to describe dressing up as a character and acting as that character. Cosplay is an integral part of any pop culture convention and as these Oz Comic-Con events are also the state finals of the national championships, there’s sure to be some spectacular costumes to see.
We’ll be heading to Oz Comic-Con in Sydney on 26-27 September, a week after the Brisbane event on 19-20 September. It’s going to be a great school holiday event to attend as a family with lots to keep the whole family entertained. This year there’s going to be a Family Activity Room, where kids can take a break from the main show floor to play (probably where Gilbert, Delilah and I will end up) as well as the Berocca Boost Gaming Zone where gamers of all ages can showcase their skills (where Nathan and Matilda will probably end up!)
If you are considering heading to Oz Comic-Con check out their website for pricing, times, schedules and ticket information.
Oz Comic-Con Giveaway
I am so excited to have the chance to help others accept and embrace their inner geek! The fabulous people at Oz Comic-Con have given me 2 family passes (2 x adult, 2 x child) to giveaway – one to the Brisbane event and one to the Sydney one – to help 2 families to get their geek on.
To be in the running, accept and embrace your inner geek – leave a comment telling me why you are a geek and why you are proud. Don’t forget to also note which location you’d prefer 🙂
Nathan and I will get together to judge the two responses most worthy of being awarded the prize.
You need to be an Australian resident to enter and entries will close 6pm AEST next Tuesday 1 September.
Have fun and all the very best of luck!
Disclaimer: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post however I have received a complimentary family pass to Oz Comic-Con Sydney. My views and opinions are my own. And for the record I believe that Benedict Cumberbatch is strangely & compellingly attractive.