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A Geek’s Guide to Liverpool 2018

Whether you like to shop, game, cosplay or meet your heroes on the regular, Liverpool is the perfect place to get your geek fix.

It’s never been more popular to show off your nerdyness and Liverpool is a great place to fully immerse yourself in all things comic book, gaming, cult film and more. From national meet up events and exhibitions to specialist cinema nights and of course, the mighty Liverpool Comic Con, us Scousers love a good geeky day out. We’ve scoured the best shops, events and more to bring you all the best info in one place.

Here’s your Geek Guide to Liverpool 2018…..


Shopping

World’s Apart

The Aladdin’s Cave of all things merch, World’s Apart on Lime Street stocks everything your heart could desire. Despite looking like a bit of a dive, this place is the go-to hub for comic books, manga, collectibles, film posters and plushies from every international franchise worth knowing. Click here for info on new stock and in-store events. 

Forbidden Planet

Another merch emporium up on Bold Street this time, Forbidden Planet may be a national franchise but they’re also one of the first to get their hands on the latest releases that we wait months for. Check out what’s happening in store here. 

Level Up

How frustrating is it when you lose a cable? Break a controller, get the sudden urge to play Final Fantasy 7…? Well struggle no more as Level Up, Victoria Street caters to all your old school gaming needs. Click here to see what’s in stock now. 

Warhammer, Liverpool Central

For all those with patience, the skill to paint up tiny figurines and conquer entire armies, Warhammer (formerly Games Workshop) undoubtedly where you spend your weekends, rolling dice and taking over new worlds. Seriously, how do you guys paint those tiny warrior guys? Click here to check out Warhammer at Liverpool Central.

Abakhan Fabrics

It might look a bit random dropping a fabric warehouse into a nerd article but if you’re into creating your own cosplay costumes, this place is INCREDIBLE! You’ll find all manner of fabric, trims, classes on how to actually sew, cut offs, and polystyrene shapes for those all important costume accessories, under one huge roof. Click here for a preview.

Click here to see all our footage from Liverpool Comic Con 2018 and spot your favourite costume in the crowds.


Gaming

VR Here

Did you know that you can escape the city and experience distant worlds and even galaxies all from the heart of a Vauxhall warehouse? VR Here is a brilliant Virtual Reality gaming centre, packed to the rafters with single and multi-player fun. Click here to book a free taster session.

Critical Hit Café

If you’re looking for a space dedicated to games full of strategy, skill and ultimately, blind luck, then Critical Hit Games Café on Kempson Street is definitely worth a look. You;ll be welcomed into the folk and making cardboard LEGO ships, painting up your figures and being crowned champion in no time. More info on what’s on here. 

The Dough Bar

How do you like your pizza? If it’s with a generous portion of old skool gaming then head to The Dough Bar, Lime Street and kick ass on the likes of MarioKart, Time Crisis and more. Take your competitive spirit up a notch and play loser buys the round on Fifa too! Click here to check out The Dough Bar. 

Tiny Rick’s Café

Brand new Liverpool just a few weeks ago, Tiny Rick’s Café serves up all the retro brekkie cereal you can think of, in a cute, quirky café at Grand Central, Renshaw Street, and lets face it, there’s never a wrong time to eat cereal. Get your lucky charms and a side order of board games here. 

Horizon E-Sport Café

If luxury gaming is your bag, we got you covered. Horizon E-Sport Café, Pilgrim Street mixes up traditional comfort and modern tech so you can while away the hours bossing it on various consoles with your mates. You can even order snacks to your seat, seriously, what more could you ask for. Click here for more info. 


Film

Labyrinth, Odeon Liverpool ONE

Oh yes! You can see classic 80s cult film, Labyrinth on the HUGE screen at Odeon Liverpool ONE on 24th May 2018 but tickets are selling fast. Join Sarah on her journey to be reunited with her baby brother while David Bowie causes all kinds of drama along the way. Tickets and info here. 

Mary Poppins, British Music Experience

Supercalifragil…….sorry, you can see classic family film Mary Poppins in a seriously cool venue later this month. The British Music Experience, Cunard Building is showing this absolute belter on 30th May. Nail your cosplay, sing along and tag us in your pics too @TheGuideLpool. Tickets here. 


Geeky Days Out

Star Wars Gathering, Exhibition Centre Liverpool

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, Exhibition Centre Liverpool is hosting an office Star Wars gathering and you’re invited to don your best Leia buns, Chewy impression and Solo cosplay and meet actors, crew and fellow fans from all three eras. Tickets are available now, click here and don’t miss out. 

Liverpool Anime Con, Marriott Hotel

Calling all Anime fans, get yourself down to Marriott Queen Square on 4-5th August 2018 and indulge in your favourite shows, comic books and characters. We can’t wait to see you all posing for pics and maybe gabbing an ice-cream from Icestone Gelato while you’re there! Find out more here.

Southport Cosplay in the Park 2018

Returning to Victoria Park for the second year, Southport Cosplay in the Park kicks off on 14th July from 12pm. All franchises welcome and the event is family friendly too. All the details here. 

Superhero Day, Radio City Cash for Kids

Fancy abseiling 452ft off the Radio City Tower in your best super hero outfit whilst raining much needed funds Cash for Kids? Of course you do! Join our Kate and Simmo as they take on Skyfall on 4th May 2018. You can sign up to don your favourite superhero outfit and abseil the Radio City Tower here.


 

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