press play presented by oz comic-con

what is press play?

Calling all Perth and Adelaide pop culture fanatics, it’s time to level up your night! If you love cosplay, trivia, gaming and whatever collective noun applies to your collective group of geeks, then comes join us for an over 18’s night at PRESS PLAY.

This is a great night with friends to dust off your dancing shoes, brush up on your pop culture trivia knowledge and enjoy the spectacle that is the Australian Championships of Cosplay.

when and where


6 PM – 11 PM. Thursday, May 10th 2018.
The Gov (18+) 59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh SA
General admission ticket: $18 (plus booking fee of $4.45 per ticket)



6 PM – 11 PM. Saturday, May 12th, 2018.
The Badlands (18+) 1/3 Aberdeen St, Perth WA
General admission ticket: $18 (plus $3.65 online booking fee per ticket or plus $4.65 for phone booking fee per ticket)



We’ve all been there before right? You’ve been preparing your entire life for this. All the TV, comics, and books you’ve read have led up to this moment. It’s the final question and you’re currently tied. You feel the weight of the team on your shoulders as the announcer reads the question, “What form does Ginny Weasley’s Patronus take?” and your mind blanks. This situation could be very real, as you compete for the winning title when you join us for a bit of pop-culture trivia. Register here. 

The Super Ultimate Game Challenge 7:20PM

Not into trivia? That’s cool! Check out our tabletop freeplay, where you could be playing a game of Cards Against Humanity and find out that Batman’s guilty pleasure is “Heart-warming orphans.” If tabletop is not your scene, we have plenty of consoles where you can challenge your friends to a game of Mario Kart (just watch out for those banana peels).


The Oz Comic-Con Australian Championships of Cosplay is the largest and most prestigious costume contest in Australia! This is the first stop in the “Quest for the Crown,” a global Cosplay competition circuit that celebrates the very best in Cosplay from all over the world.
Don’t miss your chance to represent your city in the quest for the crown, apply today!
Click here to apply for Adelaide Championships of Cosplay.
Click here to apply for Perth Championships of Cosplay.


Dust off those dancing shoes! We will have a live DJ on the night playing some of your favourite songs and chiptunes. One minute you could be breaking it down, or awkwardly dancing to Chainsmokers and the next minute we are re-living our childhoods while screaming the lyrics to the Pokemon theme song. With everything you would want from Top 40 to deep cuts from nerddom, there really is something for everyone.

Event floor

Nerd Networking: 7:00PM

Come and meet people with the same interests as you! Nerd Networking is all about meeting new people and making friends in a speed dating context, minus the awkward dating part and just talking with awesome new people! Register here. 

Tabletop & Video Games: All night

Are you itching for a session of Monopoly or busting for a dance off in Just Dance? We’ve got you covered there too! We’ll have a great range of Tabletop and Video Games for the evenings entertainment. 

cosplay:all night

Let’s face it, we all love to have our photos taken. Whether it be to immortalise your Outfit Of The Day, or simply because you gotta work those angles for the ‘Gram! Whatever reason it may be, our Cosplay photographers will be set up and ready to take your photo on the night in each city.

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