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.
‘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 Facebook “battles”. 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.
We have three great video gaming opportunities this year including:
- An open video gaming area (with a Smash Bros. tournament on Saturday)
- Old school arcade games
- Virtual reality games
For more information visit our Video Gaming page.
We’ll be running weekly epic battles between some of the best old school fandoms and some of the best new school fandoms on our Facebook page. The final vote will be taking place on site at our event this March so be sure to come and help pick the ultimate winner!
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.
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