The Zombie Run is an event hosted by Zombie Run South Africa where festivalgoers will be divided into two groups: “zombies”, who will do the chasing, and “humans” who will do the running away. Zombie Run was first introduced as a once-off event to raise money for different charities in South Africa, but its popularity has kept it going, bringing it to different environments such as GeekFest.
The festival will also offer a Magic: The Gathering tournament for all players interested, with various prizes up for grabs. Additionally, Robowars offers the chance for inventors to enter their robots to compete with other participants’ creations for a chance to win great prizes. Due to safety regulations, robots have to adhere to specific guidelines, which are available on the official GeekFest website and Facebook page.
There will be a cosplay competition where participants can dress up as their favourite pop-culture character. Judging will start on 7 May and end on 8 May. Festivalgoers do not need to join the competition if they simply wish to dress up for the event.
Finally, there will be a chance to win what has been dubbed as “The Ultimate Geek Box”, which includes tons of goodies worth over R20 000. Raffle tickets will be sold at the festival, with the final draw taking place at 15:00 on 8 May.
One-day tickets to the festival cost R100, the weekend pass with access to both days of the festival costs R150, and entrance is free for children under the age of 12.