• Date and time: Sunday 16 October 2016, 10.30am to 5.00pm
  • Location: Room P/X/001, Physics
  • Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book for each talk at the links above.

Event details

GeekFest 2016

Sunday 16 October

GeekFest, York's best pop-culture & comic convention, is back! And it's going to be bigger and better! Open to everyone, and held at the University, it's going to be a great weekend with Artists, Dealers, Special Guests and more.

Entry wristbands for the whole weekend are just £3 and available from the GeekFest website

Some talks on the main stage in P/X/001 are completely free of charge - see details below.

Dennis the Menace: Meet The Artist
Sunday 16th October  10:30 - 11:30
We have managed to secure the attendance of the Nigel Parkinson the official Beano artist of Dennis The Menace and Minnie The Minx and colourist Nika Nartova, who will discuss a new TV series coming out next year and the recent relaunch of the Beano. 

Cosplay on a Budget
Sunday 16th October 12:00 - 12:30
Cosplay can be a very expensive hobby, but it doesn't have to be. This talk by Miss Lolita Love will give you ideas and tips on ways to save money and still put together a costume you are proud of.

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
Sunday 16th October 13:00 - 14:00
Zombie outbreaks are a much bigger problem at university than you’d think, luckily for you, HAZsoc are here to help! In a talk delivered by the chair of the Humans, Assasins, Zombies society we’ll tell you all you need to know to make sure you keep your brains intact and avoid the hoards of the undead! A not-so-serious talk that will tell you all you need to know about HAZSoc and also a few pro zombie survival tips. All are welcome!

Is Esport Overtaking Sport?
Sunday 16th October 14:30 - 15:30
Esports is an ever growing medium with services like twitch pulling in over a million unique viewers per day and large events like the international being watched by over 20 million people. With these numbers its starting to catch up to major sport... or maybe even overtake it? Join us in taking a look at Esport where it's at now and where it might go in the future.

Evil Cyborg Sea Monsters Comedy Show?
Sunday 16th October 16:00 - 17:00
Mike Capozzola is a California based stand up comedian and a published cartoonist. He’s performed in in the U.K. Israel and Canada. He’s contributed to the British Magazines Private Eye Magazine and Prospect.At home in the U.S.his work has appeared in MAD Magazine, TED Talks, WIRED and The Best of McSweeney's.

His multimedia comedy show, “Evil Cyborg Sea Monsters” is a mix of stand up comedy and a slideshow cartoons about superheroes, action movies, sci-fi, monsters and secret agents.If you’re a fan of Stark Trek, Star Wars, James Bond, Batman, Spiderman, Game of Thrones and time travel then this show is for you (though these premises may be mocked relentlessly for your amusement)

Various - see below