The 5 Best Gaming Events in Australia in 2017

The 5 Best Gaming Events in Australia in 2017
January 27 2017 ZQRacing

Want to discover some new games or gaming equipment, meet a bunch of fellow gamers, and have the ultimate action-packed experience? Then, head to one of these great Australian gaming events in 2017!

RTX Sydney

Date: 4-5th February

Place: Sydney

If you’ve never watched any of Rooster Teeth’s videos, you’re missing out on one of the best gaming, animation and science fiction channels of all time! The company’s been dubbed “the biggest thing on the internet” by the Sydney Morning Herald, with over 8.9 million YouTube subscribers enjoying their witty and hilarious series.

Rooster Teeth launched their first event in Australia last year, called RTX Sydney, and this year is set to be even bigger and better. There’s still tickets available, so get in quick before they sell out. We’ll see you there!

EB Games Expo

Date: September/October (2017 dates TBA)

Place: Sydney

Picture your local EB Games store… now picture it springing to life with lights, cameras and a whole lotta’ action! Dubbed by supporters as ‘one of the biggest cosplay celebrations ever’, EB Games Expo lets you experience everything from PC gaming to 3D car racing, virtual reality, live seminars, drone flying and more.

Note: this event is MA15+ due to restricted content, so is not appropriate for children.

Oz Comic-Con

Date: 23rd – 24th September

Place: Brisbane (also in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide throughout the year)

Dressing up as your favourite comic book character has never been more exciting. This world renowned two-day comic convention is growing in popularity each year and we couldn’t be more excited to show our support for the Australian gaming community by attending the event in September!

Want to get more involved than just rocking up on the day? Apply to be an event volunteer and help contribute to the success while meeting a bunch of like-minded new friends.


Date: 10th – 12th November

Place: Brisbane

The Supanova Pop Culture Expo has been a widely enjoyed gaming event since it began back in 2000. Gather a gang of fellow gamers, dress in your favourite cosplay outfits, and get your game face on! Prepare to be amazed by the atmosphere, meet hundreds of like-minded gamers, and don’t be surprised if you run into some of your favourite celebrities either.

If you can’t make it to the Brisbane show, you might be able to catch one of the others on throughout the year (Gold Coast & Melbourne – April, Sydney & Perth – June, Adelaide – November).

PAX Australia

Date: November (2017 dates TBA)

Place: Melbourne

The fifth annual PAX event is sure to be yet another successful event! Set up inside the Melbourne Convention Centre, this mega game-a-thon has everything game-related you could ever imagine. Think console free play, virtual reality, live music and entertainment, exhibitions and stalls, live panels and web series with world-class developers, pub crawls and more.

ZQ went to PAX for the first time last year and it was one of the most enjoyable and fun things we did in 2016! Check out our recap of the event here, or wander over to our PAX Gallery for a visual summary of some of our favourite moments.

The ZQ Racing team will be at RTX, PAX and Comic-Con this year. Come say hey!
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