GeekFest is not only a festival for Geeks by Geeks but an invitation to everyone to experience and learn about the many branches of Geek culture.

The Dark Carnival, organisers of the 4 th annual GeekFest in Johannesburg, aim to introduce everyone to their inner Geek and make the Festival a fun filled day for everyone from kids to grandparents and the family pet rat. With a jam-packed schedule of activities for the day, there will be something for everyone.


A geek is not only the pimply faced pale guy playing games on his computer for 5 days straight. Geek is anyone and everyone with an interest. There are music Geeks, animal Geeks, car Geeks, fashion Geeks, travel Geeks, food Geeks, news Geeks, fitness Geeks, zombie Geeks and loads more. Geek is something to be proud of because it denotes passion. GeekFest aims to showcase this for everyone in a day to be remembered.

Says Kasia Jabrzemski from The Dark Carnival, “As a local retailer, we saw an opportunity to serve our customers and fans better by introducing the GeekFest concept to Johannesburg for the first time. This is not just a gathering of nerdy-types but a day of activity crammed with mini events for the whole family.”

The attractions on the day include a Robo War Tournament with prizes up for grabs. There will also be Live Action Role Play or LARP demo’s, Medieval Battle demo’s in full regalia and a Cosplay Competition including the pet parade. A Pro Evolution Soccer Tournament, proudly sponsored by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment will be taking place during the day as well. For those that are serious about their geek knowledge and gaming skills there will be a gaming tent as well as a Geek quiz. There will also be a number of local bands performing on the day. Helicopter flips will also be on offer for the entire event.

Moms and dads can relax with live entertainment and refreshments in the beer garden with a supervised play area for the mini geeks. For the tough to find items, there is even a market for collectibles, food, props and accessories.

Zombie Run South Africa will host its annual 5km Zombie Run. Participants can enter as either runners or zombies.


About the Dark Carnival Team

Kasia Jabrzemski and Richard Harman launched The Dark Carnival in 2011. The online retail store offers a wide range of geek related merchandise including figurines, toys, clothing and collectibles, and as their fans and followers have grown, they expanded into expos and fests. This years’ event will be held at Inanda Country Base, Goodwood Road, Kyalami, Johannesburg. Doors open at 10:00am until late.

Pre-sale tickets are available through Quicket. Tickets prices are R100 per day or R150 for a 2-day pass. Kids under 12 enter for free! For more information about Geekfest visit:

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