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.
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.
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.