Get ready for a weekend of geeky goodness…

Pining for the return of Comic Con in April next year? Well, you won’t have to wait that long to get your fix of all things nerdy as Geek Weekend is set to return to Dubai for its second year.

Taking place on 8 and 9 September at Hub Zero, City Walk, the free two-day event promises to be bigger than ever with playable demos of hot upcoming video games Monster Hunter World and Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite.

Like last year, it will also be an official stop on the Capcom Pro Tour which pits the region’s top Street Fighter V players against each other for a cash prize of Dhs6,000. Not bad for an afternoon’s work button mashing.

Running alongside the fighting game tournament will be a cosplay competition, in which organisers are urging attendees of all ages to dress up as their favourite video game characters for a chance to win Dhs2,500.

Eager gamers and cosplayers can register via the official website.

Time to bust out the ol’ Super Mario suit…

Geek Weekend, Hub Zero, City Walk, 8 & 9 September, Free Entry, more info on website.

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