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The Ship is home from home for some and as such there is no better place to hold The Croydon Geek Con.
There is an alternative yet welcoming atmosphere for all walks of life and the staff are proud to be involved in the many events that we put on here including the Geek Con itself.
RUBIK London will be bringing their very own brand of Friendly Human Tech Support to this year’s Croydon Geek Con. With a focus on empowering people’s relationships with technology, RUBIK London offers a wealth of services that include (but aren’t limited to) problem solving, installations, and personal one-to-one tutorage.
RUBIK London is the brainchild of Sigmund Judge, a regular on the TWiT.tv netcast network.
He will be on hand throughout the weekend, answering your tech questions and taking bookings for home visits, whilst hosting giveaways, courtesy of Google and Sphero, along with hosting a fun live show, exploring our relationships with technology and the strange daily decisions we are forced to make.
Visit RUBIK London on Facebook: Facebook.com/RUBIKLondon .
Big Friendly Geek
Big Friendly Geek is the web design brainchild of Matt Pollard, who designed and built this very site.
Matt has been a digital designer and web developer since 2003 and has worked both in-house and for creative agencies, and is now branching out on his own as a freelance contractor.
Matt also has been a regular at The Ship for nearly 20 years and has been DJing there since 2002, and will be providing the music for the Heroes and Villains night on the Saturday.
Heart of Gaming
The Heart of Gaming is an amusement arcade based in the Whitgift Centre of Croydon. It is one of the few remaining video game arcades in London.
The Heart of Gaming’s original venue opened in April 2013 in North Acton, London, founded by arcade game enthusiasts Mark Starkey and Simeon Lansiquot who salvaged and restored a number of arcade machines from other London arcades for use in The Heart of Gaming.
The Heart of Gaming features a different pricing system to most traditional video game arcades: customers pay a flat entry fee enabling them to play on all the machines in the venue until it closes, unlike the classic coin-operated system where entry is free but customers must insert coins into each machine in order to play it.
Founded in 2016, Quick Attack appeared on the Anime scene to offer Official Anime and gaming products to the die hard community. The founder (Richard ‘Bunny’ Spencer) had been on the convention scene for 10 years and noticed a lack of anime stores in London. Being a Croydon boy, he opened the Croydon Quick Attack retail store in July 2017.
With the support of the community, Quick Attack has given it back by sponsoring small and new conventions to help the community grow. We are currently proud sponsors of CosXpo and SenpaiCon, 2 up and coming conventions offering something new to the anime scene.