Satur­day

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - Best Weekend - - PLANNER -

9AM CON­VEN­TION

Game On, Aus­tralian Tech­nol­ogy Park, Lo­co­mo­tive St, Eveleigh; 9am-6pm, $15-$220, game­on­in­ter­ac­tive.com.au Gamers and on­line in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als, get your con­soles, tablets and lap­tops ready. As part of Vivid Syd­ney, and the first of its kind in Australia, an in­ter­ac­tive games and on­line video con­ven­tion will be held in a cel­e­bra­tion of in­no­va­tion and cre­ativ­ity. Whether you’re a hard­core gamer, video blog­ger, am­a­teur de­vel­oper or on­line ad­dict, there will be some­thing for ev­ery­one with a games ar­cade, work­shops, com­pe­ti­tions, live per­for­mances, meet-and-greets with Youtube stars and a cos­play pa­rade.

10AM TALK

Arm­chair Travel: An­other Bite Of The Big Ap­ple With Jonathan Big­gins, Art Gallery Of NSW, Art Gallery Rd, The Domain; 10am cof­fee, 10.30am talk, $20, art­gallery.nsw.gov.au Join en­ter­tainer Jonathan Big­gins as he speeds you off on a New York adventure — from the com­forts of an arm­chair. He’ll take you through the city’s ex­tra­or­di­nary art scene and also talk about the theatre, drama and opera of the Big Ap­ple.

10.30AM FREE REC­ON­CIL­I­A­TION

Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Gath­er­ing, Walk And Con­cert, Daw­son Mall, Cleeve Cl, Mt Druitt; 10.30am-2.30pm, 9839 6000, fes­ti­val.black­town.nsw.gov.au Join in this year’s Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Walk and Gath­er­ing Con­cert aimed at bring­ing in­dige­nous and non­indige­nous Aus­tralians to­gether. There will be live en­ter­tain­ment, stalls, demon­stra­tions and Mount Druitt’s Got Tal­ent Com­pe­ti­tion. The Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Walk will start at noon.

11AM FREE FAIR

Other Worlds Zine Fair, Glebe Town Hall, 160 St Johns Rd, Glebe; 11am-4pm, face­book.com/events/ 1386396431676248/ Find more than 70 comic book and zine cre­ators at this cre­ative fair, which aims to cre­ate an al­ter­na­tive space for the ex­change of art and ideas. Now in its sec­ond year, Other Worlds be­gan as an al­ter­na­tive to the MCA’s an­nual event and has grown to in­clude ex­hi­bi­tions, talks, work­shops along with heaps of zines.

11.30AM FREE WORK­SHOP

Tony Flow­ers: Drawing Char­ac­ters — Body Lan­guage And Ges­tures, Kings Cross Li­brary, Level 1, 50-52 Dar­linghurst Rd, Kings Cross; 11.30am-12.30pm, swf.org.au Do you draw­ings lack spark? Bring your char­ac­ters to life with the help of chil­dren’s book illustrator and chalk artist Tony Flower, as he guides you through this work­shop that’s part of Syd­ney Writ­ers’ Fes­ti­val. With tips and tricks on cre­at­ing mem­o­rable and re­al­is­tic ges­tures, your pic­tures will soon be burst­ing off the page.

3.30PM FREE WORK­SHOP

Skate Work­shop With Totem Skate School, Mac­quarie Fields Skate Park, Vic­to­ria Rd, Mac­quarie Fields; 3.30pm-5pm, pre-reg­is­tra­tion es­sen­tial, camp­bell­town.nsw.gov.au Eat con­crete no more — let the pros teach you skate­board­ing know-how and soon you’ll be cruis­ing through the streets with nifty new skills and tricks. Equip­ment is sup­plied and the work­shop caters for all ages. Un­der-18s must have parental per­mis­sion.

6PM FILM

Faust + Q&A with Thomas Koner, Chau­vel Palace Cinema, 99 Nor­ton St, Le­ich­hardt; 6pm, $15-$19.50, goethe.de/ins/au/lp/prj/fgf/enin­dex.htm Don’t miss this rare chance to see a land­mark of Ger­man si­lent-era cinema com­bined with mod­ern mu­sic. Com­poser Thomas Koner will cre­ate a live sound­track to ac­com­pany F.W. Mur­nau’s 1926 clas­sic adap­ta­tion of the Faust folk tales, where heaven and hell fight over the soul of an el­derly al­chemist. The screen­ing, part of the Fes­ti­val Of Ger­man Films, will be fol­lowed by a Q&A with Koner.

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