GEEK expo launches today in Margate
The Geek festival starts
A four-day festival of fun kicks off today... and all geeks are
Game Expo East Kent, or GEEK, is a celebration of 40 years of
computer games design and trends, and starts in Margate today.
The event, at venues from Margate Old Town to the Pie Factory,
celebrates video gaming from its origins in Stanford University in
1971 to the multi billion-pound global industry it is today.
From early consoles to new social games, visitors will be able
to come and play.
Organiser Kate Kneale, said: “People have been coming to play in
Margate for more than 250 years. GEEK invites them back.
Video gaming appeals to
young and old alike
“Games and play are ingrained in this part of the country and,
in the 21st century, there are some really exciting things going
“The creative/cultural sector is driving Thanet’s
regeneration and it’s hard to imagine a more creative sector than
the games industry – the skills involved include story telling,
image making, music and programming, everything in film and theatre
– plus a huge chunk of interactivity.
“GEEK celebrates 40 years of computer games design and trends,
from console-based play to games played in public spaces.
"Whatever the game, we love it.”
This is the second year of GEEK and it has been awarded Arts
Four days of events start with a free launch from 6pm to
9pm today in Margate Old Town, where visitors can play silly games,
big games and new games.
More information about all the free and paid events of GEEK2013
see the Geek 2013 website or ring
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