Friday, December 15, 2017
ED---NerdMania

Nerds get set to assemble

David Lee July 21, 2016
SUCCESSFUL EVENT RETURNS… From left, Marceline, Ice King, Finn the Human and Jake the Dog from Adventure Time at last year’s inaugural NerdMania event, which, because of its success, is returning again this year. Photo: Speed Shop Photography.

SUCCESSFUL EVENT RETURNS… From left, Marceline, Ice King, Finn the Human and Jake the Dog from Adventure Time at last year’s inaugural NerdMania event, which, because of its success, is returning again this year. Photo: Speed Shop Photography.

ON THE back of its success last year, NerdMania will once again see nerds assemble for what is hoped will become the biggest regional pop culture expo of its type in Victoria.

The brainchild of one of the Word and Mouth Youth Committee, the WAM Army, the event will return with a vengeance, and due to the amount of interest last year a change of venues was required, with this year’s event running at the Multipurpose Pavilion at the Shepparton Showgrounds on July 23 from 10am to 5pm.

There will be several vendors attending from Melbourne, Yarrawonga, Bendigo and the like, selling collectables from popular culture, as well as many other goods, as well as up to half a dozen food trucks to feed the masses.

Word and Mouth project manager, Jim Gow said, “On the back of last year’s event, we couldn’t not do it again.

“We have already had to move and change venues, simply because we outgrew last year’s venue before it even began! Essentially there is going to be something there for collectors, gamers, comic fans, anime fans and much more. The event continues to attract an incredible amount of interest in a very short time.”

Tickets are $20 per adult, with a sliding scale for younger people or $45 for a family and can be purchased through EventBrite, or at the door on the day. Children under the age of five will be allowed in for free, however must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Every Word and Mouth event is fully supervised and is a drug, alcohol and smoke free event.

Search ‘Word and Mouth’ on Facebook for more details.