About Croydon Geek Con

Croydon Geek Con 2018 is a humble comic con style event being held for the 2nd year running at The Ship on Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of March in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Croydon Geek Con is a family friendly fundraising event supported by the local community as well as a host of local small businesses. Our focus is on fun with something for everyone to enjoy!

For a long time The Ship has been known as the only truly alternative pub in the area with a proud heritage of openness and acceptance. A home away from home for many and once again, the home of Croydon Geek Con.

Croydon Geek Con 2018 runs from 10am until 6pm on the Saturday with an adults only “Heroes and Villains” Fancy dress party in the evening from 7pm until late. On Sunday we open our doors again at 12pm until 6pm with Geek Con founders Rae and Carl hosting their nerdy pub quiz once doors re-open at 7pm to conclude this years annual event.

We have lots of stalls selling a variety of comics, toys, jewellery and other cool geeky collectables. We’ll have local regular podcasts covering all manner of geek during live shows recorded all weekend in front of a lively audience courtesy of The Dave Thomas Podcast Network amongst others. We also have some amazing guests who will be with us over the course of the weekend signing photos that can be purchased as well as free Q&A’s. Other highlights include a jaw-dropping martial arts demo from Jason Ludwig of Purley Wing Chun!

There will be giveaways courtesy of Rubik London, Google and Sphero amongst others as well as a prize for best Cosplay! We strongly encourage Cosplay over the course of the weekend. Come along and show off your creations and connect with other local cosplayers. We were blown away with last years creativity and can’t wait to see what attendees come up with this year!

Croydon Geek Con is a fundraising event in aid of Cancer Research UK. A charity close to the hearts of everyone involved with Croydon Geek Con. We hope that people feel the same and want to come and support a good cause along with the uniting of the local community through the sharing of creativity, hobbies and the love for all things geeky!

Who makes Croydon Geek Con Happen?


Carl Rowland


Likes:  Wrestling and Podcasting
Dislikes:  The Green Lantern Movie


Emma Brzezicki

Guest Liaison and PA

Likes:  Pugs and Naps
Dislikes:  Mayonnaise


Matt Pollard


Likes:  Wrestling, Baking, DJing & Gaming
Dislikes:  Comic Sans, “Down with the Sickness”


Rae Yates


Likes:  Mac’n Cheese, Jager and Starwars
Dislikes:  Teletubbies and Thunderstorms


Sigmund Judge

Friendly Human Tech Support

Likes:  Technology, CM Punk and Wes Anderson
Dislikes:  Chucky, Malware and Selfie Sticks


Tom Dennett-Cook


Likes:  Friday the 13th movies and Christopher Lee
Dislikes:  “Stinky” the Hutt and E.T.


Charlotte Lamb

Fun Raiser

Likes:  Alcohol, Adventures and Awful Jokes
Dislikes:  Slow Walkers and Alarm Clocks


Lena Bedford

Venue Liaison & Social Media Manager

Likes:  Black & White movies and reading
Dislikes:  Any talk of a Crow remake


Stuart Green

Selfie King

Likes:  Batman, movies, cosplay (ideally, watching a Batman movie whilst dressed as Batman)
Dislikes:  Spoilers, people being horrible to others

All proceeds from Croydon Geek Con go to

Cancer Research UK

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