Tournaments

Friday

12pm, Halo 2.

2pm, Dragon Ball FighterZ.

4pm Mario Kart 64

Saturday

12pm, Halo 2.

2pm Street Fighter V.

4pm, Mario Kart 64

Sunday

12pm Halo 2.

2pm, Smash Bros. (Wii U),

3:30pm, Kids tournament (Game tba)

At the GEEK-Lab

Meet game makers, learn about their word, share your ideas, play with 3D printers and experiment with MakeyMakeys. GEEK Lab will have three full days of talks, workshops and demonstrations highlights include Cosplay armour workshop by LunaStar, a chance meet not one but three teams making Escape Rooms and an opportunity to take the Minecraft Challenge, have your own design 3D printed and learn more about how to turn your love of gaming into a successful career.

Talks and workshops vary each day and are subject to change. All times will be confirmed so you can plan your day.

Friday

10.15 – 11.45

Come and learn about MoCap with Shaun PRICKIMAGE and the new wireless Rokoko smart suit worn by ChiStyler Tommy Holgate – Demonstration.

10.15 – 11.45

The Power of Play – Emma Bearman, Rebecca Ellis and Dan Thompson – conversation.

11.45 – 12.30

Life as a Digital Painter – Talk with Q&A – Sponsored by UCA.

12.30 – 13.15

Indie Panel #1

Becoming Indie – Ranjani Natarajan (Six to Start - Zombies, Run!), Ben Pritchard (Leda Entertainment - Bullion) and Ben Byford. (Technology and Creativity Games - Full Colour Tiles)

Do you dream of making your own Indie game or just want to know what it takes? Come along to our Becoming Indie panel and find out!

13.15 – 14.00

Careers in Gaming – UCA staff and students Talk & Q&A.

14.00 – 14.15

Zombies, Run! Board Game – Meet Ranjani Natarajan one of the producers of the game in conversation with Zombies, Run! Convert Richard Houghton.

14.30 – 15.15

Women in Tech – With Heidi Colthup Senior Lecturer CCCU,

Nia H Wearn Lecturer in the Games - Staffordshire University,

Dr Ying-Ying Law Lecturer in Games Studies at Staffordshire University,

Ania Bobrowicz is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Arts University of Kent, School of Engineering and Digital Arts,

Siobhán Thomas, Head of Games LSBU (London South Bank University),

Lizzie Hodgson Founder and director of ThinkNation.

15.15 – 16.00

Interactive talk by Lewis Hunt, Director of The Escapement, on how one of the countries leading Escape Room experiences was founded. An eye opening talk about data, technology and the psychology of real life gaming.

16.00 – 16.45

Look Mum No Computers!

Also in GEEK-Lab – EKC MakeyMakey, App making, Minecraft Python Challenge, Careers in Gaming and LunarStar Cosplay

Saturday

10.15 - 11.15

Cosqueenie’s Horror FX Workshop – Are you Fanatical about zombies? Do you love horror films and want to try to make yourself up as one without breaking the bank? Cosqueenie will present 3 FX tricks to make yourself look truly terrifying for cosplays and movie fanatics alike!

11.15 - 11.45

LunarStar Cosplay Making Armour – tricks and tips. (Workshop)

11.45 - 12.15

Meet - Phil Gomm head of Computer Animation Arts degree UCA. Illustrated talk and Q&A.

12.15 - 14.15

Cosplay Build it! Live

If you Want to learn how to build your first cosplay prop? Not only will we walk you through this step by step, you’ll be able to see each part of the process live on stage as we build it! – Presented by Atom Cosplay and Katawa Cosplay.(Demonstration)

14.15 - 16.00

Pause for Cosplay Masquerade in the GEEK Arena

14.35 - 15.35

Meet - Aszyk an audiovisual artist exploring new tech possibilities to create multi-sensory experiences. Learn how VR has aided him in creating 3D content for animation and live performance.

16.00 - 16.45

Making Escape Rooms

Not one but three talented teams of escape room makers come together to share some of the tricks of the trade. Host Richard Houghton, Creative Director HKD. Panel, Q&A

Also in GEEK-Lab – EKC MakeyMakey, App making, Minecraft Python Challenge, get your self 3D scanned and discover Digital Dens

Sunday

10.00 - 10.45

LunarStar Cosplay Making Armour – tricks and tips. (Workshop)

10.45 - 11.45

Cosqueenie’s Horror Fx Workshop – Are you Fanatical about zombies? Do you love horror films and want to try to make yourself up as one without breaking the bank? Cosqueenie will present 3 FX tricks to make yourself look truly terrifying for cosplays and movie fanatics alike!

11.45 - 12.30

Careers in Gaming – UCA staff and students Talk & Q&A .

12.30 - 13.15

Being Indie - Quang Nguyen (Asobi Tech - Mao Mao Castle) & Jason Tuyen (Jason Tuyen Games - Balls).

What is life like as an Indie Dev? Come along to our Being Indie Dev panel and listen to their stories.

13.15 - 14.00

Meet – Phil Gomm head of Computer Animation Arts degree UCA.  Illustrated talk and Q&A

14.00 - 15.15

Cosplay Build it! Live

Want to learn how to build your first cosplay prop? Not only will we walk you through this step by step, you’ll be able to see each part of the process live on stage as we build it! – Presented by Atom Cosplay and Katawa Cosplay.

15.15 - 16.15

Under 10’s Tournament

Also in GEEK-Lab

10.45 - 12.45

Drop in  Zine Workshop – Story Sunday

We all have stories to tell. Drop in and join Heidi Colthup and her students for a practical workshop in cut-and-paste zine making. The Zine Making Workshop is a fun and hands-on workshop open to everyone. From the youngest children to teenagers and adults all are welcome.

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GEEK

GEEK is a festival of Play & Games.

It has been developed by Marine Studios director Kate Kneale working with her (gamer) son Tom and a team of amazing helpers and supporters.

First launched in February 2012 GEEK is held annually in Margate, Kent.