If you’re looking for a listing of geeky events around Australia, Canned Geek is a good starting point. As they describe themselves:
Canned Geek is the Australian and New Zealand guide to every geeky convention, meet and event. Launched in September 2007 by Will Owen and Kyle Evans, our mission is to create an information hub for every event relevant to all aspects of geek culture – from giant commercial expos through to the quirkiest niche interest group.
The word “geek” is a malleable term that encompasses a variety of interests including (but certainly not limited to) films, comics, animation, costuming, cosplay, books, technology, video games, role playing games, larp, music, art, science fiction, steampunk, cyberpunk, furries, anime, writing, robotics and programming. To paraphrase The Matrix: no one needs to tell you’re a geek – you just know it, through and through.