12 geeky things to do this summer

By Sarah Kennedy

Posted on July 5, 2016 in Fun Stuff with tags Events and exhibitions

From Shakespeare to Discworld, unashamedly geeky events and exhibitions taking place this summer.

London Anime and Gaming Con – 1st – 3rd July

A three day event for anime fans, gamers, cosplayers and fans of all things geek. (The website is here.)


Star Wars Celebration – 15th-17th July, London

There has never been a more exciting time to be a Star Wars fan, and Star Wars Celebration Europe in London will bring fans of all ages together, from all around the world to celebrate the pop culture phenomenon that is Star Wars.

Vadery Dancing

Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee 
– 29th July, London

Join the Royal College of Physicians for a special evening lecture exploring the remarkable objects in the RCP’s ‘Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee’ exhibition, with talks from Wellcome Library and Science Museum experts William Schupbach and Katie Dabin.


YALC 2016 – 29th-31st July, London

YALC is a celebration of the very best books for young people – and fans of young adult fiction will once again have chance to meet favourite authors, discover new books, listen to inspiring talks, take part in hands-on creative workshops, meet agents and publishers – and much more!

This year YALC will have over 80 authors joining them for three packed days of talks, workshops and activities.


World of Wizardry  – 6th-7th August, Nottingham

The UK’s first ever unofficial UK Wizarding convention.

Nine Worlds 2016 – 12th-14th August 2016, London

It’s about gaming, film, cosplay, fandom, literature, science, geek culture, meeting people and having a really big party.


Edinburgh International Book Festival 2016 – 13th-29th, August

The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season, celebrated annually in Scotland’s capital city. Biennial at first, the Book Festival became a yearly celebration in 1997.


British Library: Shakespeare in Ten Acts Exhibition – running until September 6th, London

A landmark Shakespeare exhibition on the performances that made an icon, charting Shakespeare’s constant reinvention across the centuries.




The Discworld Convention 2016 – 26th-29th August, Warwick

Confirmed guests include Rob Wilkins, friend and business manager of Sir Terry Prachett, Bernard Pearson, founder of the Discworld emporium, and Colin Smythe, publisher and agent of Sir Terry Prachett.



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