‘GEEK’ gaming is back at Dreamland Are you Ready for round two?

GEEK  is returning to Margate’s Dreamland for February half term.

The three-day gaming festival returns to the home of entertainment, Dreamland Margate for a second year and will take place between 16 -18 February.

GEEK ( Games Expo East Kent) is the counties largest games event and after a successful first year at Dreamland it is back and better than ever.

The 2018 edition will have a space theme as it celebrates the 40th anniversary of Space Invaders.

Visitors can expect hundreds of games from retro consoles to modern day technology, as well as coding, science and cosplay.

Thousands of dedicated gaming enthusiasts, families looking for half-term fun, and those who are simply seeking to indulge their nostalgia for retro consoles from their childhood are set for an unforgettable February as they meet, make and play.

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The festival will also commemorate the 10th anniversary of the release of Super Smash Brothers Brawl on the Nintendo Wii with a grand tournament,

There is also a day dedicated to Minecraft which will see a cave for build-battles and the Jedi Fight Academy will show budding Jedi’s light saber skills and much more taught by actor Andrew Lawden, who starred in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

The popular Cosplay Masquerade will return and those looking to put their gaming skills to the test can take part in tournaments in Street Fighter V, Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, Halo 4 and many more.

GEEK will offer a full programme of exclusive workshops and talks, and throughout February, there will be insightful educational activities with local schools and community groups – which aim to lift the lid on the gaming industry.

Rebecca Ellis, Senior Creative Producer at Dreamland Margate, said: “GEEK is beyond a festival of games; it reveals all of the facets of games making and playing in a social environment. Dreamland is a natural home for a festival of play and games, people have been coming to the park for years in this way.”

Kate Kneale, Co-Founder of GEEK, said: “This will officially be GEEK’s sixth year and eleventh event. The team is really excited about the content we have lined up for the 2018 edition. Play and games are powerful forces for good.

“GEEK’s objective is to encourage people to come along and have fun and to explore the creative aspects of gaming. This year promises to have more going on than ever before and we can’t wait for people to come and experience it. So come along to meet, make and play at GEEK!”

Tickets to GEEK are on sale now: bit.ly/GEEK2018.

Under 5’s go free. Dreamland Members get 10% discount. For more info on membership, visit: dreamland.co.uk/membership.

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Sonny Snelling

Sonny is a third year multimedia journalism student and Sports Editor for Unified. He hopes to one day have a career in Sports journalism having written for the Daily Mail, Mail Online and Kent Messenger.

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