EB Games Expo Likes Your Old Stuff Better Than Your New Stuff


EB Games is trying to woo me to their Expo in October. If I didn’t have to travel to attend, I would seriously consider it.

They moved the EB Games Expo back to the Gold Coast. Which is all nice for them; I just can’t do the travel. So I had made my mind up not to go.

And then they sent me the PR email:


It’s the 20th anniversary of Regurgitator’s album Unit.Regurgitator-Unit.jpg

Damn, I loved that album.

And damn, I am tempted to travel for a taste of nostalgia. Teaming up with Art vs Science and 7bit Hero would be pretty darn awesome. It will be a fantastic mix of music and visual displays, and some interactive game-play with the screen behind the stage.

But you know what I want even more than a taste of their old stuff?

I want to sit down for a meal at the Green Papaya in Brisbane; the Vietnamese Restaurant started by Lien Yeomans, mother of Regurgitator singer Quan Yeomans.

Now, if there was anyone from the Regurgitator family you were going to bring out of retirement, it should be Lien. Her cooking was AMAZING! It was my favourite restaurant in all of Brisbane (just nudging out a sweet French restaurant in Coorparoo).

We’re talking some serious cuisine here, folks. I don’t remember every meal on the menu (it was at least 15 years ago!) but I do remember the Lemon Myrtle Prawns because it was the first time I fell in love with Lemon Myrtle. I love Lemon Myrtle. Even now, I love it in white chocolate. SOOOOO GOOOOD!!


If you think you can take on her recipes, have a glorious stroll through her abandoned blog—the last entry was in 2012 but the recipes are still available and the stories of her travels and experiences are worth the read.

If you are on the Gold Coast in early October, check out the EB Games Expo. Last year, they had plenty of displays for upcoming games (check out my review on GeekMom). Kirsty over at the Nintendo Booth is always a delight during the Nintendo DS workshops; I’d love to see how she’s showcasing the Switch and the new Nintendo 2DS XL coming out later this year.

In the meantime, here is a flashback for your viewing pleasure:

Microsoft Xbox Fanfest: Sydney 2016

The next big event on my social calendar work-duty list is the EB Games Expo, starting next week on Friday 30 September. I’m heading in for the day, under the codename “Official GeekMom Writer”, which should improve my chances of scoring some playtime with ‘yet-to-be-released’ computer games. My preview expectations is up on GeekDad/GeekMom.

In the meantime, Microsoft is doing their own special lead-up to the Expo with Xbox Fanfest: Sydney 2016.


The Good News: Fanfest is totally free. I kid you not. This is a free event and it comes with some pretty cool stuff. More on that in a minute.

The Bad News: Tickets are limited to the first 250 people who turn up at the Microsoft Store in Pitt Street Mall at 10.30am Tuesday 27 September. Tickets will be first-come-first-serve, one per person, adult only (no kids AT ALL), and must be there in person ready to go for the next three (3) days.

If you do happen to satisfy all the criteria (including the insanity of lining up early enough to gain the ticket), then you have this to look forward to:

  • A special Forza Horizon 3 launch event at Sydney Dragway (Tuesday afternoon – transport provided);
  • A secret Wednesday activity for Gears of War 4 (late Wednesday afternoon);
  • Exclusive early access to the Xbox booth at EB Games Expo (Thursday night);
  • Fan swag, Xbox fan shirt, and other loot;
  • Meet and greet with some top-notch developers.

Let me know if you score a ticket, Willy Wonka style. If not, don’t stress. There is still EB Games Expo starting on Friday 30 September.

I’ll see you there.