Geek Con 2020
GeekCon will be held at Wangaratta Library on Saturday, 4 April 2020.
GeekCon is Wangaratta’s comic, gaming and pop culture convention, with events, stalls, competitions and activities to entice all ages and abilities. Much like the major conventions in our capital cities GeekCon aims to make popular culture such as comics, cosplay, gaming and more accessible to rural people who may not have the means to attend the larger conventions.
Library staff in conjunction with the Rural City of Wangaratta will coordinate this event as part of Victorian Youth Week. Youth Week is an annual, week-long celebration of young people (aged 12–25) throughout Australia. It is a joint initiative of the Australian, State, Territory and Local Governments and provides an opportunity for youth to express their ideas and views, and act on issues that affect their lives.
It also lets them have a lot of fun. Although our convention is held as part of Victorian Youth Week, this event is for people of all ages.
Attendance at our convention has swelled in recent years and attendance has been consistently increasing, with the average attendance being 500 people. We hope that this year with your help we can exceed all expectations and make it our best convention to date.
We are seeking individuals, community groups and vendors to:
• demonstrate their Pop Culture related practice, craft or play
• exhibit their Pop Culture related collections, artworks, creations and books
• sell their Pop Culture related merchandise