Traders & Exhibits




20th June 2018

Have you ever wanted to learn the alien Klingon language from your favourite Sci-fi series from the 70’s?

Australian based Pop Culture Historian Stuart A Blair will be conducting Klingon language workshops and many others created for TV and film at the 2018 Game Obsession Expo at Mannum on Sunday 5th August.

For those of you who still obsess over the many iconic movies that shaped our lives from the 70’s and 80’s the Game Obsession Expo is the place for you as Stuart will have his collections on display from the universe and galaxies far far away and present on the 1929 adventures of Tintin delving deep into his creator, style of art and the mystery of this classic comic strip.

In its third year, the Game Obsession Expo at the Mannum Showgrounds will have all your favourites and will be overflowing with interactive displays for small and big kids.

Medieval archers, jousting, Moat Perrier Firing of pumpkins and the Valiant Order of Medieval Entertainers will be roving around the arena.

“Everyone loves to step back in time to the days of King Arthur or to their childhood TV favourites and board games”, said Gavin Pitman, Event Co-ordinator.

“Last year we saw many visitors dress up as their favourite character adding loads of fun on the day and sometimes you did not know who the real entertainers were”.

To have such an amazing action-packed programme from jousters in full armour on horses in medieval challenges to the opportunity to have your photo with your favourite character or view a model train display that you always wanted, the Expo will be an adventure park we would love to see in Mannun all year round said Mayor Dave Burgess of the Mid Murray Council.

“The Game Obsession Expo will be a place where we can relive our secret tv or comic book obsessions and I cant wait to see families enjoying a day out in Mannum and I will not be far from the train display”.

If you love to dress up in your favourite character costume, here is your chance to make your own and enter the official ‘Cosplay’ competition and be crowned the Expo’s own superhero!

There is something for everyone, kite flying, Trebuchet Challenges, lawn mover racing and the Southern Wilds Live Action team will be back with their role-playing demonstrations or if you want to just remember the days of no mobiles or WIFI connection, the gaming collections of ‘Mr. Potato Head’ and ‘Monopoly’ to name a few will amaze you.

Whatever your obsession, the Mannum Game Obsession Expo is the place to step into a fantasy world for a day only one hour from Adelaide.

Entry is $8.00 for adults and only $2.00 for children from 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. and for further information contact Gavin Pitman on 0419 828 339 or visit


For media information or interviews with Stuart Blair, please contact Deb Alexander Tourism Manager Mid Murray Council on 0414857738.

Event at a Glance:

Event:                  Game Obsession Expo

Place:                   Mannum Showgrounds (only 1 hour from Adelaide)

Date:                    Sunday 5th August

Entry:                   Adults $8.00 and Children $2.00

Shuttle Bus:         Operating between Mannum Markets at Arnold Park and the Mannum Showgrounds

Time:                    9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.


Enquiries:            Gavin Pitman – 0419828339


Info:            or contact the

                            Mannum Visitor Information Centre on 85691303.