Jealous of E3? Support a local event

I don’t have to tell you how jealous I am of Geoff and Darryn while they’re in LA, getting sore feet from walking amongst all the awesomeness.  E3 is definitely gamer Mecca, and I hope to get there one day.  For now, I will have to be content with what’s happening in South Africa.  And there’s an event coming up 31 August that I think could be cool – might even get me to leave my usual stomping grounds!

Geek Fest looks like a fun day, brought to you by The Dark Carnival.  There will be cosplay, pet parade (read: pet cosplay), a beer garden and a Star Wars Marathon.  Beyond that, there will be a market – plenty of stallholders with a variety of items.

Truly, the part Gavin and I are really excited about – ROBOT WARS!  Yes, that’s right, robot wars.  Could there possibly be anything cooler?  You can build your own robot and take it into the battle area.  Epic!

Other activities include medieval fighting and LARP demos, Magic: The Gathering tournaments, an Injustice tournament, music from bands and DJs and a kid’s corner with jumping castle and face painting.

Look, it won’t be E3, but it still sounds like fun.  Personally, I see nothing wrong with dressing up, getting some drinks at a beer garden and watching the robot wars.  Sounds like a pretty cool way to spend a Saturday.  Check out the Facebook event page here.  You can buy tickets online or at the door – R50 at the door for adults and R25 for kids.

[Ed Update: I'd kill to see a Lazygamer robot at this event. If you are a robot maker and are going to enter and wouldn't mind a small financial help in return for STICKERS on the robot then please get in touch, seriously let's make it happen]

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Author:Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • Trevor Davies

    JHB :( Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      Because ComicCon proved that CT can’t do this stuff ;)

      • ElimiNathan

        Wahaha, that’s just not fair dude

      • Trevor Davies

        but we had a house & everything damn it.

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          and a skottelbraai… ! WE HAD A SKOTTELBRAAI!!

          • Trevor Davies

            Now I want a boerewors roll.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Seriously I really want a boerewors man …..

          • Admiral Chief Commander

            You want a boerewors man? I just want a boerewors, you can leave the man

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            That poor boerewors man…. :( His day ruined when he bend over to find a lighter…

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Discrimination against people of boerewors race ….. how dare you

          • Admiral Chief Commander

            I AM OF THE BOEREWORS RACE demmit

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            o_0

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            I think your new nick should be… Die Groot Wors

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Lol … sounds like a porno name

            Boerewors Party Starring Admiral Chief : Die Groot Wors

          • Trevor Davies

            and the sequels:

            Die Groot Wors 2 – On a Roll.
            Die Groot Wors 3 – Now With Extra Sauce.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            DGW 4 – Son of the wors

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            DGW 5 – With Onions ………………………

          • HvR

            and then 10 years later
            Groot Wors: All beef reboot

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            And just after that a prequel – Becoming the Grootwors

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Agreed

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH Admiral Chief Groot Wors!!

          • That Tall Twit

            Or Die AntWORS

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            Hahaha, Die Antwors – Enter the Roll

          • Andre116

            Maar woon jy agter die boerewors gordyn soos ek?

            *dusts imaginary dirt of shoulder*

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Ek doen ja!

            *stof ook af*

        • HvR

          don;t forget small army of hipster and chakalaka vegan burgers.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            I’m glad the event didn’t take place, so many hipsters in one venue… the resulting ego-gravity well, that turns into an ego-black hole, might have just destroyed the known universe…

          • HvR

            I’m sad was planning on going not in any cosplay and not talking about anything comicon related making a point of being non-conformist.

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            I have no photoshop skills, but maybe Erwinnn, maybe you can erwing it and edit the text to something like:Venue of the Great boerewors party 2013 and you thought it didn’t happennn….

            http://img.math-fail.com/images-old/divide-by-zero5.jpg

      • Goth_Nerd

        ouch, that’s what I call a true Joburger

    • Cuan Robertson

      Because people will actually pitch up… Not say they coming and then just not arrive. Or arrive 18 hours late. Or be a broke ass hipster/blogger that will expect free entrance and not actually buy anything.

  • Slade Boender

    *cough cough* rAge anyone?

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      rAge is in October

      • Vampyre Squirrel

        in JHB :P

        • HvR

          aaa shut up, just for that hope you run into a Bronie molester in some dark alley on your way home.

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            LOL

    • TechniKyle

      Attending

      • Slade Boender

        YOU BLOODY BETTER! :P

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          rAge… I will be there! I will brave your strange city, and wear a hazmat suit!

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Finally, we can meet. Or meet again O_O

          • Slade Boender

            WORS!

          • Slade Boender

            cool so stick poking allowed XD

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Ooooh. You have my attention

  • Hammersteyn

    I’d be in the beer garden dressed as Darth Vader. The sauce is strong with me.

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      I’d be in the beer garden dressed as a person in a beer garden who may or may not be a tad bit tipsy

      • Admiral Chief Commander

        I’d be in the beer garden not dressed at all

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          Well there’s a sobering thought 0_o

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          Quite scary now that you are the Groot Wors

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Now we know who is afraid of the Groot Wors

      • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion
        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          Hahahaha! The funny part is Garfield is my absolute favorite. No jokes lol

          • Admiral Chief Commander

            Hopefully not THAT one

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Lol

        • Happy Hamster

          Maybe This

  • Lardus

    If I had a robot, I would call it XBoner and put Xbox logos on and have it get pummelled repeatedly :)
    *With audio that says “Deal with it” every time it gets hit*

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      And you need to make sure that you only use your 3G to connect to it and control it because it needs to be online afterall

    • Goth_Nerd

      *hands you a bottle of baby oil* XBoner lmfao classic

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    I’ve always wanted to see/participate in LARP’n

  • Admiral Chief Commander

    Easy, take average robot, load android os on it AND WATCH IT DOMINATE!!!

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      #Erwinning

    • HvR

      Actually load it with Blackberry OS and watch drain all the batteries in the arena before going kamikaze taking all its opponents with it.

      • Thats_how_I_Troll

        Or make an apple version, irobot, claim it is better and give it commands once it eventually connects through itunes… And make sure that it only works if it is given commands doing it your way…. Highlight two features already used in other robots give it a different name and patent it as a new technology… Then sue the other robots out of competition…

        • HvR

          or you just enter a solid block of polished aluminium and call it iRobot

        • Kromas

          And it will refuse to fight robots with any OS other than iOS.

        • That Tall Twit

          HAHAHAHAHA (weeze….) HAHAHAHA!

    • That Tall Twit

      Upvote for Admiral Chief Die AntWORS!

  • Goth_Nerd

    I’m so excited about the ROBOT WARS!!!! I love violence when it’s not inflicted on humans buahahahhahahaha

  • That Tall Twit

    Need some Durban events…

  • Chantal Wood

    Looking forward to this – hopefully a good turnout and support from the Jhb peeps :)

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