GeekedFest is a brand new Film and Comic Convention being hosted at the Newport Leisure Centre on the 8th and 9th of August 2015. Geekedfest is sponsored by Cineworld and is organised by a local Newport team who is passionate about the city and want to provide a Comic Convention that will offer a whole host of fun activities for geeks, gamers, families and any newcomers to the world of geek!
Guests can expect to experience a world of geekiness as they stroll through the venue viewing exhibits, including original props used in Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures. There will be an opportunity to be part of the Iron Man Experience where guests can visit the "Stark Lab" and have photos with their favourite replica of the high tech Iron Man suits. For all the Game of Thrones fans, the only full size replica of the Iron Throne in Wales will be on show for guests to strike their most regal pose.
Special guests include Game of Thrones actors, Ian McElhinney ("Barristan the Bold") and Ross Mullan (The WhiteWalker); author of the classic books, the Goonies and Return of the Jedi, James Khan and the legendary 'Only Fools and Horses' star, John Challis (Boycie).
GeekedFest will be packed full with market stalls and exhibitors selling everything from costume wear, comics, figurines, unique artwork, retro games, autographs, film memorabilia,torare confectionary. There will be a dedicated Cosplay area and gaming area with competitions and shows throughout both days.
Our aim is to offer an experience guests will enjoy and at the same time support local businesses and charities including Follow Your Dreams, St Davids Foundation Hospice Care and Fibroduck charities to raise awareness and funds for their great causes, with exhibitions dedicated to them on both days.