York, 15–16 October 2016
Sore Thumb Retro Games
Information & FAQ
When is GeekFest 2016
The convention hall is open to all from 10am to 5pm on 15 and 16 October 2016, with additional events for University of York students running overnight.
For information on the location of the convention, see the
How Can I Help?
The best way to help is by becoming a steward!
What made last year so successful was the great stewards we had that helped make everything run smoothly. We are looking for as many stewards as possible, who can do as many shifts as they can across the weekend. Shifts will be worked out once number of stewards are confirmed.
We will supply you with a stewards t-shirt that only stewards have access to, all the information needed for your position and an enjoyable weekend working alongside the awesome GeekFest team as well as many, many amazing attendees. There might be pizza too!Apply to become a steward
Please feel free to Cosplay at York GeekFest but make sure to follow our Cosplay Rules ( PDF, 214 kB).
Code of Conduct
Please take the time to read the GeekFest Code of Conduct ( PDF, 181 kB).
If you have any issues at the event please either contact a member of the GeekFest Steward team or go to the Main Desk which is located in the Exhibition Centre.
Tickets are available online for £3 (plus a 50p booking fee) and can be converted into a weekend entry wristband at the entry desk located in the exhibition centre. Wristbands can also be bought on the door for £5 or can be bought prior to the event at:
- Sore Thumb Retro Games, 7 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EA
- OG Games, 1½ Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate, York, YO1 8BL
Children under 12 do NOT require an entry wristband.
The following food will be available at GeekFest.
Coffee, Sandwiches, Cakes, Waffles
Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Burgers (including Vegetarian Option), Chinese Noodles (Chicken and Vegetarian)
Both Days: 11.30–15.00
Drinks and snacks are also available at vending machines located near the toilets in the Exhibition Centre.
There is a free cash point next to the Student Union Building which is located directly between the two GeekFest Venues.
Floor plans will be available in physical form at the event, and can be downloaded as a PDF here ( PDF, 3.1 MB).
GeekFest will be in the Exhibition Centre at the University of York on the weekend of 15–16 October 2016.
That's the tall building on the south side of the campus lake, also home to the physics and electronics departments.
If using a satnav use YO10 5DD as the postcode. Follow directions for the University of York. There are two car parks placed next to the venue that are free on Weekends.
The full address of the venue isExhibition Centre University of York
The Closest station to the University is York. From here it is possible to get a taxi to
The Exhibition Centre or take the 66 bus which stops outside the station. Alternatively, it is a 45 minute walk to the University Campus.
The University Bus the 66 runs from York Station through York City Centre and to the University Bridge bus stop. It is a short walk across the lake to GeekFest and this will be signposted.Find us on Google Maps Buy your £3 ticket now! (50p booking charge applies)