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Welcome to Geekdom, Qatar’s largest pop-culture event!

Join us as we celebrate everything geeky from comics, movies, and TV series to video games, art, and cosplay. This year is packed full of activities like our lively tournaments, comicathon competition, cosplay day and more. Whatever your passion, Geekdom is an unmissable event for any geek, nerd, fanboy or fangirl!

TOFU Comic-a-thon: Are you the next Stan Lee?
Unleash your alter ego at Cosplay Day!
Tournaments
Geekdom Talks


TOFU Comic-a-thon: Are you the next Stan Lee?

TOFU Comics is a local initiative to develop a Qatari community built around original content, creativity, and comics. Their first major initiative is the TOFU Comic-a-thon, delivered in partnership with Ajyal Film Festival. A two-day event, it challenges aspiring creatives and storytellers to develop a complete 24-page comic in just 48 hours!

If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing your ideas come to life, apply now to join the event on the 24th-25th November. There will be prizes for winning entries, and some of the comics will even be printed for sale at the Ajyal Film Festival!

Date: 24 – 25 November
Time: 8am – 8pm
Location: Katara, Building 18

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Unleash your alter ego at Cosplay Day!

Are you a hero or a villain? Wear your favourite character costume and accessories as we celebrate all things cosplay on the 1st December. The more smurfs, the merrier!

Date: 1 December
Time: 2pm – 10pm
Location: Katara, Building 18

Tournaments

We hope you’re fighting fit because the Geekdom Tournament Series is coming soon! In collaboration with Virtuocity Qatar, the series will feature nail-biting battles in games like Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, FIFA 18, Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5, and Super Smash Bros. So get practising and stay tuned for more details!

FIFA

The latest and greatest edition of the ever-popular EA football video game franchise is coming to Geekdom. FIFA 18 features super realistic player motion tracking, updated team tactics and totally immersive stadium atmospheres.

FIFA 18 Tournament: Are you our Player of the Year? Dust off your boots and pull on that captain’s armband because it’s time to leave it all on the pitch at this year’s winner-takes-all FIFA 18 Tournament. Register to play here.

Date: 30 November – 4 December
Starting Time: 4pm
Location: Katara, Building 18


Overwatch

Overwatch is a video game played in teams of six, with players selecting from a roster of 25 characters, known as heroes, each with a unique style of play. Teams work together to secure and defend control points on a map or escort a payload across the map in a limited amount of time.

Overwatch Tournament: The world needs heroes. Call on your friends, pick your heroes and join our Geekdom Overwatch Tournament! Register your team here now.

Date: 30 November – 4 December
Starting Time: 4pm
Location: Katara, Building 18


Counter Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a first-person shooter video game. It consists of two teams fighting each other: The Terrorists and the Counter-Terrorists. Both sides are tasked with eliminating the other while also completing separate objectives.

Counter-Strike Tournament: Battle. On. It’s time to get fighting fit for a test of skill, firepower, concentration and speed in our Counter-Strike: GO tournament. Register here to take part.

Date: 30 November – 4 December
Starting Time: 4pm
Location: Katara, Building 18


Super Smash

Super Smash Bros is a fighting game featuring Nintendo’s ‘all-stars’ as playable characters. The gameplay is a dramatic departure from other fighting games, such as Street Fighter. Instead of winning by depleting an opponent’s life bar, players seek to knock opposing characters off a stage to win.

Super Smash Bros Tournament: Mario vs Pikachu?!? Take control of your favourite Nintendo character and prepare to do battle in our Super Smash Bros Tournament. You better have good balance though, one slip and it could be curtains. Register now here.

Date: 30 November – 4 December
Starting Time: 4pm
Location: Katara, Building 18


Tekken 7

Tekken is the best-selling fighting game franchise in history. Returning for another round, Tekken 7 takes the fight to the next level with photo-realistic graphics and new and innovative fighting mechanics.

Tekken 7 Tournament: Let’s get ready to rumble! Show off your skills, chain your combos, unleash your finishers, and wow the crowd in our Tekken 7 Tournament. Sign up here!

Date: 30 November – 4 December
Starting Time: 4pm
Location: Katara, Building 18


Street Fighter V

The legendary fighting franchise returns with Street Fighter V! The latest edition is the perfect blend of old-guard fighting game fundamentals and newer, more modern takes on the genre.

Street Fighter V Tournament: Show us your fighting spirit! Players who are masters at this game become legends…are you one of those chosen few? Join our tournament here to find out.

Date: 30 November – 4 December
Starting Time: 4pm
Location: Katara, Building 18

Geekdom Talks

I know that voice! Join us as we speak with some of the best known and most beloved voices of animation at this year’s Geekdom Talks series.


Geekdom’s Voices of Animation: Eman Hayel

One of animated television’s most recognisable voices, Eman Hayel joins us to discuss her many famous roles as Princess Sarah, Chibi Maruko-chan, Katri, Girl of the Meadows, Alice in Wonderland, Parasol Henbē, and more!

Date: 2 and 3 December
Time: 5pm
Location: Katara, Building 19, Gallery 1


Geekdom’s Voices of Animation: Suhair Fahd

Starting at an early age, Suhair Fahd has won numerous theatre and film awards and is best known for her outstanding performance in cartoon and dubbing works, most notably Captain Tsubasa, Lady !!, Hutch the Honeybee, and Grisù!

Date: 30 November and 3 December
Time: 7pm
Location: Katara, Building 19 Gallery 1