Saturday, August 19, 2017

Paint+Take 2018 survey

At GeekFest 2018 we're letting YOU choose the Paint+Take miniatures. Please follow the link to the survey and vote on your favourite figures in each of the nine categories. We'll be ordering the most popular figure in each category for your painting pleasure come January 21st. The survey will close on October 31st.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

GeekFest 2018 Presenters: Jennifer Windt.

Time travel is not just science fiction—in fact, we all engage in mental time travel, and we do so all the time. We time travel when we remember past experiences, but also when we anticipate future ones. And we time travel in spontaneous fantasy or daydreams—as well as when we fall asleep and dream at night. In this talk, I will explore the role of time travel in our conscious lives. Might time travel even be closely intertwined with our sense of self and identity?

Jennifer M. Windt is a lecturer in philosophy at Monash University. Her research centers on philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science, with a particular focus on mind wandering and spontaneous thought in wakefulness, dreaming, sleep, and self-consciousness. She is the author of Dreaming (2015, MIT) and together with Thomas Metzinger edited Open MIND (2016, MIT; an open access version is available at As of July 2017, she is starting a 3-year research project on mind wandering in wakefulness and sleep funded by the Australian Research Council.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

GeekFest 2018 Presenters: Matthew Lee.

Matthew is the editor and publisher of The Campaigner magazine, a tabletop lifestyle publication put together in Australia but available to the world. He is also owner of game and hobby media services company Motive Force, and a member of Tabletop Game Designers Australia.

Have a magazine, book or other publication you want to make, but don’t know where to start? Join Matthew as he talks about the basics of creating physical media. Learn about how to get started, and what options you have when bringing your creation to life.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Paint+Take 2018

First Place 2017, by Nik Top.
Ever looked at all those awesome figures online or in the gaming magazines and wanted to learn how to paint them for yourself? Well your luck is in - Paint+Take returns for 2018!  The rules of Paint+Take are simple - if you paint it, you can take it. We provide the miniatures, brushes and paints, plus a handy place mat (because we get in trouble when you paint on the actual tables...) with basic painting instructions on it. There are a whole plethora of Reaper Bones miniatures to choose from, and each table is provided with a choice of eleven paints including two metallics.

Painting Classes:
Want to learn more advanced techniques? There will be two hour long painting workshops run in the very same venue by a large man with a beard.
Learn to paint Skin and Fur: 1000-1100
Learn to paint Armour and Cloth: 1300-1400

Second Place 2017, Pete Spiller
Painting Contest:
The traditional GeekFest Paint+Take Painting Contest also returns with first, second and third prizes for best figure painted at GeekFest. There are also a number of 'Cool paint job' awards - these don't go to the best painted figures but to the ones with the coolest ideas.
Entry is simple - just paint a figure in the Paint+Take building, leave your name, a contact number AND the miniature with the organisers and come back at 1615 when the winners will be announced and showered with prizes!
This year's contest is divided into:
Junior (under 16)
Open (over 16)

Photo Booth:
The Paint+Take Photo Booth returns! Once you've finished painting your amazing mini, why not take a photo in our amazing photo booth and share it online? The photo booth has been designed to offer a range of spectacular backdrops and uses LED lighting.
Gladys; (2017 demo)
Gauntfield; (2017 demo)
Blue Wizard; (2017 demo)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

GeekFest 2018 dates and theme announced.

GeekFest 2018 will take place in January 21st 2018. We have decided to introduce an annual theme to the event - 2018's theme is... TIME TRAVEL!

See you there!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Graewolfe Exhibit

Renowned crafter of steampunk artefacts to the gentry, James Graewolfe will be running a pop-up museum of his artefacts, as well as dellivering two presentations; Joys and Advantages of Steampunk and Steampunk Prop and Costume Making. He will also be selling his wares.

Geekabilly Girl by Bambi L'Amour

Annemiek Nelligan makes geeky jewellery and accessories under the wonderful name of Geekabilly Girl by Bambi L'Amour. She specialises in items inspired by and featuring pop cultural icons from super heroes to video game characters.