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Geek Is Cool Again: A Panel Discussion on the Mainstreamization of the Geek Subculture

Description
Comic book superheroes headlining Hollywood blockbusters. Fantasy tales dominating bestseller charts. Mobile and board games becoming popular pastimes.

We're in a Golden Age of Geek, where the characters, stories, formats and hobbies that previously resided in the geek subculture are now making their way into the mainstream. Entire new industries and business models are being created every day in response to the mainstream's embrace of the geek lifestyle and culture.

Join us and our panel of experts to discuss the geek state of the union and cultural trends, learn about the potential of geek business, and explore how geek culture is influencing new ways of thinking and education.

Speakers

Wes Mui, Co-founder of Press Start Hong Kong: Board and card games
Jeremy Lam, Co-founder of Pixio: Mobile and digital games
Alvin Wong, Founder of Lootaku: Collectibles and comics
Dominic Parry, Founder of Nine Dragons: Role-playing games and fantasy storytelling

Moderated by: Vishal Nanda, writer, poet and geek ambassador

Details

Date: Thursday February 16th, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Rundown: Individual sharing, panel discussion and open Q&A
Location: WeWork Wanchai, 33 Lockhart Road, Wanchai
Refreshments provided

Free for WeWork members; $80 advance purchase, $100 at the door for non-WeWork members

Thu Feb 16, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM HKT
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Venue
WeWork Wanchai, 33 Lockhart Road, Wanchai
Tickets
Advance Purchase SOLD OUT HK$80.00
At the Door SOLD OUT HK$100.00
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Venue Address
WeWork Wanchai, 33 Lockhart Road, Wanchai Hong Kong
Organizer
Press Start Hong Kong
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