We’ve got more than just shopping to keep you busy and in geeky bliss at the Ottawa Geek Market! To help celebrate all things sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, comics, costumes, anime, steampunk, and horror, we offer a wide range of activities at our event that are fun for everyone. Our attractions include gaming, cosplay, shopping, food, community groups, tons of activities for kids, and so much more. We’ll post more information about each attraction closer to the event.
Join us in March 2020 to shop and play!
Geek Quest Scavenger Hunt
Canada’s largest indoor scavenger hunt
This year’s Geek Quest (scavenger hunt-style activity) is completely free and will celebrate old school and new school geekery! Everyone who plays gets at least one prize for participating. Be sure to visit our Geek Quest page for all the details.
Harry Potter Sorting Hat Experience
Back by popular demand! Harry Potter fans, come get sorted in to your Hogwarts house! It’s a great opportunity for photos, especially if you’re already donning your Harry Potter cosplay. Don’t have a Hogwarts uniform? No worries! We’ll provide the cloak for your photo.
‘Old School’ vs ‘New School’- Themed Activities
This year our event will be celebrating the fandoms that came out before 2000 (ie. retro/old school) and comparing them to newer fandoms that came out from 2000 onwards (i.e modern/new school). Join us as we host fun themed activities, contests, and more. For more information, visit our Old School vs New School webpage.
Adults! Are you looking to make new friends? We can help! We’re introducing a new meetup area at our event where adults can sit down and meet some geeks who share their same interests. Think of it as our version of a buddy bench. For more information, visit our Meetup Area webpage.
Board Gaming Library
We’re hosting a board gaming library! Come check out a board game, like a book at a library, and play to your hearts content. We’ll have some volunteers to help you navigate a wide selection of family, party, strategy and euro games, and get you playing.
New to gaming? No problem at all – they’ll teach you!
Geek Choice Awards
We’re introducing a new fun activity where YOU get to help us crown the best fandoms of all time. We’ll be posting new categories to vote on regularly over on our Facebook page so be sure to follow our page to get notifications for when they happen. You can find a list of all the categories on our Geek Choice Awards page.
Costumes & Cosplay
About 1/3rd of our patrons come in costume, and you’ll see some of the best costumes out there!
If you’re an avid cosplayer and are looking to compete in a costume contest, be sure to participate in our workmanship competition.
For more details on all things costume-related, please visit our Cosplay/Costuming page.
The weekend will be host to many activities for children of all age groups and fandoms including:
- Face painting
- Colouring area
- Costume contest
- LEGO play area and display
For more details visit our Kids Activities webpage.
Geeky Food Court
When it’s time to fuel up be sure to stop by our food court in the Curling Rink and enjoy some geek-themed noms including hot soups, tea, and geeky-themed baking. You can find all the delicious details on our Geeky Food page.