T-Fest | 27 September Details

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Following a successful start to the T-Fest series of events on 30 August, we’re pretty pleased to announce and details the second event which will be hosted at Trenchtown on 27 September. The event will be a celebration of the South African launch of the Xbox One, as well as celebrating all things zombie.

We would like to start by emphasising that T-Fest is meant to celebrate gaming, socialising, markets, cosplay and more, so without your support it certainly won’t be a success, so we invite you all to attend.

We took a lot of information and comments from the first event and want to improve this one by offering attendees more for their money, which is nothing. Well, the entry is completely free – we will not be charging for any of the tournaments going forward. We also feel the space we allocated for the gaming was a little restricted, so we will be moving and increasing the gaming area.

The screening area proved to be a nice breakaway space, and we will make better use of the lounge aspect of it by running a number of zombie films on a schedule throughout the day. There will also be an outdoor activity added to the event and that will celebrate the game Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare by being… dodgeball… in the garden. Wear your best zombie (or plant) costume and we’ll also award you a prize should you be considered ‘best-dressed’.

We will be working to add new vendors to the event and are also in talks with a number of distributors and retailers to add value to the event by way of prizes.

We will be announcing updates as they come along, but for now know the following very important information about T-Fest.

The Details:

  • Date: Saturday 27 September 2014
  • Time: Event starts at 1pm and runs until around 7pm (If you’re still having a good time, feel free to stick around)
  • Where: Trenchtown, 92 Station Road, Observatory, Cape Town
  • What: Xbox One Launch Party
  • Cost: Free entry to the event.

Activities

Market

There will be a variety of stall holders all offering their own unique – and in many cases – hand-made items, including art, home-ware, jewelry, clothing and more that should appeal to you and your lifestyle.

Some of the vendors confirmed for this event:

Gaming

All equipment needed for the gaming will be supplied, so you can just arrive and play.

Free Entry Tournaments

Evopoints_220All the tournaments will be free-to-enter and up for grabs will be cash, products and vouchers consisting of Evopoints items, tattoo vouchers and more.

On 27 September, we will feature tournaments and high score challenges for the following games:

FIFA

FIFA 14 will be used in the early rounds on Xbox 360 and FIFA 15 will feature on the Xbox One as we reduce the number of players.

Arcane Tattoo Parlour

  • Time:
    • Registration: 1pm.
    • Matches: 2pm.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Prizes: Top three will win cash, vouchers and other prizes.

Forza 5

  • Time: From 1pm.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Prizes: Fastest lap will win vouchers and other prizes.

Plants vs Zombie: Garden Warfare

  • Time: From 1pm.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Prizes: Highest ‘Horde’ mode score will win vouchers and other prizes.

G.L.O.W. Merchandise Logo for Online StoreKiller Instinct

  • Time:
    • Registration: 3pm.
    • Matches: 4pm.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Prizes: Winner will receive vouchers and other prizes.

Guitar Hero

  • Time: From 1pm.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Prizes: Highest score on selected song will win vouchers and other prizes.
General

There will also be a number of demo titles and ‘free-to-play’ titles, and where possible they will be titles you can try before you buy. We will set up a number of tablets so that if you’re so inclined, you can go ahead and purchase something via our affiliate if you feel the inkling.

Cosplay

Logo with Text_AWhile cosplayers will be welcome in any form, this month we really want to get to celebrate the zombies, so the competition will be the best-dressed, most authentic looking zombie or plant if you feel like branching out a little. Yes, we laughed at our own silly joke just a little now.

Dressing as a zombie or plant is encouraged even more for the dodgeball happening on the day. We will judge the winning zombie (or plant) at around 5pm, and up for grabs will be prizes which include vouchers from Krafts By Witch Knight and more.

Other Activities

The card games drew no-one to the August event, but should any players want us to set aside some space for them, we are more than happy to do so. If there is a call for board games, well that is welcome too.

Rebel Monkey_01For the younger ones (and as we discovered in August, some of the older ones too),Rebel Monkey will be hosting a colouring-in competition. Prizes shall be dished out to the person (or persons) most capable of staying within the lines.

Odd Customs will be hosting a half-hour introduction to drawing… zombies (or maybe humans), so hang around and learn the real proportions you need to focus on to make a zombie sexy.

We want to bring in some face painting and nail painting, so both kids and adventurous grown-ups can release their inner-self or simply join in the fun.

As previously mentioned, we will run screenings of zombie films such as Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland and more.

Screening Schedule (approx. times and subject to change):
  • 1:00pm: Doghouse (90 mins)
  • 2:30pm: Z-Nation Ep. 1 (45 mins)
  • 3:15pm: Shaun of the Dead (100 mins)
  • 4:45pm: Land of the Dead (95 mins)
  • 5:15pm: Zombieland (90 mins)
  • 6:45pm: Warm Bodies (100 mins)
  • 8:30pm: DeadHeads (100 mins)

Dodgeball SA will be running a dodgeball event in the garden of Trenchtown. A fee (to be confirmed) will be charged per team, but it should be a lot of (physical) fun…

The Anime Trading Station by The Genshiken Society of UCT will be there, so bring along a flashdrive. The gaming and anime quiz is also making a return under their name and will be a team-based one this time. Minimum of two players per team required and expect it to start at around 4pm.

Raffles

On the day, and running until the close of the 29 November T-Fest event, we will be hosting a number of raffles. Up for grabs for your ticket will be Zombiegamer T-Shirts, hampers and more. This is the closest we will come to charging for the event, and is completely optional, but supporting the raffles will support the continued operating of these events.

The first hamper that will be raffled off – at R10 per entry – will contain a much sort after Zombiegamer t-shirt (in a size you want), a Zombiegamer mug, a game and a R100 Kalahari voucher. That is goodies valued at around R750 – if not more.

Food and Drink

tt logo_narrowThe venue offers plenty of food and drink options but it should be noted that no food bought outside of the venue may be consumed on the premises.

A food special is still to be confirmed, and as soon as we can confirm the special, we will let you know.
**UPDATE** The special on the day will be R30 for a margherita pizza. You all love pizza right?

Please note: the premises does serve alcohol, and no under 18s will be sold alcohol. Anyone caught facilitating under age drinking will be asked to leave.

See You There

Mweb Gamezone LogoWe will update and detail additional information as we draw closer, but remind you that there are also two more planned this year still, and hope to see you – both familiar faces and new faces – in attendance. If you also want to bring along your handheld consoles, feel free to, as we can offer you some space to play against each other if you like.

Keep these dates open in 2014:

  • 30 August – Geek Culture Day
  • 27 September – Xbox One Party
  • 25 October – Sci-Fi Day
  • 29 November – Shooter Day

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About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.