Thursday, May 12, 2016

Paint+Take at GeekFest 2017

It is with great joy and almost unnerving pride that we announce that Paint+Take will return to GeekFest2017!

Miniature Painting (sometimes called Figure Painting) is a popular hobby, and growing more popular every day. Whether you use your figures for wargames such as Warmachine, Bolt Action or Infinity, or RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder, or you just like to display them as tangible icons of your awesome skills, nothing brings a miniature to life like a great paint job.
Have you always wanted to try your hand at the hobby, but never worked up the courage to jump in? Do you not want to spend money on paints and brushes without trying the hobby out first? Then come to Paint+Take!
There will be a range of Sci-Fi and Fantasy figures from Reaper to choose from, along with brushes and paints. The rules are simple: you can take what you paint, so come along and have a play, get some paint on your fingers, make a mess, have fun!

But wait, there's more! Over the two days on GeekFest, we'll be running painting classes for some more advanced techniques, such as washing, dry brushing and highlighting. These classes are intended to improve the skills inexperienced painters and help them learn useful techniques.

Day One
14th January 2017
Skin and Fur
Armour and Cloth
Day Two
15th January 2017
Armour and Cloth
Skin and Fur

But wait, there's EVEN more! We are also running a figure painting contest. You can find the rules over on the Contests page. Judging will take place Sunday afternoon, and the winners will be announced at the Paint+Take venue about 1600.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

GeekFest 2017 Dates Confirmed!

GeekFest 2017 will be held on Saturday 14th AND Sunday 15th of January. That's right, we're expanding to two days to fully encompass all the glorious geeky insanity we have planned!
Add the date to your calendars! Tell your friends! Tell your family! Tell your goldfish!
It's going to be epic!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

GeekFest 2017 contests announced.

The contests from GeekFest 2017 have now been announced and can be viewed here!

New contests this year include:

  • Geeky Art
  • Geeky Handicraft
  • Geeky Writing
  • Videogame Design

Please note that entry due dates have not been finalised at this time, however we wanted to give plenty of warning so people could start work on entries nice and early. Please stay tuned for deadline and prize announcements.