Our Events

Nerd|Otaku is a community led organisation where events and gatherings are core to our ethos and an integral part of our existence. It is our mission to serve as a platform to allow for community hosted events, so please reach out to us if you have any ideas or would like to organise something. Our team is ready to provide our full support to help you realise your dream event. Please check our scheduled events below, we look forward to meeting you all there!

Upcoming Events – 2024

Every Sunday night we host Trivia on our Discord server from 20hrs till 22hrs.

Every Sunday @ 20hrs

Upcoming Events – 2024

Every Sunday @ 20hrs

Every Sunday night we host Trivia on our Discord server from 20hrs till 22hrs.

January

Online

22-28

Global Game Jam

Nerd|OtakU in partnership with Liquid Intelligent Technologies will be hosting the 2024 iteration of the Global Game Jam.

OPTIONAL: Physical
Saturday & Sunday

27-28

Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation

January

Global Game Jam

Online

Jan 22-28

Nerd|OtakU in partnership with Liquid Intelligent Technologies will be hosting the 2024 iteration of the Global Game Jam.

OPTIONAL: Physical
Saturday & Sunday

Jan 27-28

Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation

February

Saturday

17

LAN Party

This bring your own device will be held at Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation and will be a celebration of Free-to-Play games that have old-school LAN support! We hope to see you there!

Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation

February

LAN Party

Saturday

17

This bring your own device will be held at Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation and will be a celebration of Free-to-Play games that have old-school LAN support! We hope to see you there!

Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation

March

Saturday

09

Board Games & Karoake Party

Come join us for a fun filled Saturday morning through afternoon of board game action, which will transition into an evening of karaoke at Scallywags Cafe & Restaurant!

Scallywags Cafe & Restaurant

Saturday

23

Unicon

Kitwe Comic Con

UNICON, hosted by the community of The Copperbelt University brings together students, staff, and enthusiasts from all walks of life to celebrate comic artistry.

Copperbelt University, Kitwe

Saturday

30

ANIMEET

2024

The AniMeet is a celebration of all things anime. A rare opportunity to get to mingle with other anime fans and express our love for the subculture!

Mulungushi International Conferance Centre

March

Board Games & Karoake Party

Saturday

09

Come join us for a fun filled Saturday morning through afternoon of board game action, which will transition into an evening of karaoke at Scallywags Cafe & Restaurant!

Scallywags Cafe & Restaurant

Unicon

Kitwe Comic Con

Saturday

23

UNICON, hosted by the community of The Copperbelt University brings together students, staff, and enthusiasts from all walks of life to celebrate comic artistry.

Copperbelt University, Kitwe

ANIMEET

2024

Saturday

30

The AniMeet is a celebration of all things anime. A rare opportunity to get to mingle with other anime fans and express our love for the subculture!

Mulungushi International Conference Centre

April

Saturday

13

LAN Party

This bring your own device will be held at Mulungushi International Conference Centre and will be a celebration of Free-to-Play games that have old-school LAN support! We hope to see you there!

Mulungushi International Conference Centre

Saturday

20

Local Beat Down

Local Beat Downs are gatherings hosted within the community for the community, dedicated to discovering fighting game talent. Join us as we identify and celebrate our local champions!

Venue: TBA

Saturday

27

Board Games & Karoake Party

With the Embassy of Japan

Come join us and the Embassy of Japan for a fun filled Saturday morning through afternoon of board game action, which will transition into an evening of karaoke!

Venue: TBA

April

LAN Party

Saturday

13

This bring your own device will be held at Mulungushi International Conference Centre and will be a celebration of Free-to-Play games that have old-school LAN support! We hope to see you there!

Mulungushi International Conference Centre

Local Beat Down

Saturday

20

Local Beat Downs are gatherings hosted within the community for the community, dedicated to discovering fighting game talent. Join us as we identify and celebrate our local champions!

Venue: TBA

Board Games & Karoake Party

With the Embassy of Japan

Saturday

27

Come join us and the Embassy of Japan for a fun filled Saturday morning through afternoon of board game action, which will transition into an evening of karaoke!

Venue: TBA

May

Saturday

04

Local Beat Down

Local Beat Downs are gatherings hosted within the community for the community, dedicated to discovering fighting game talent. Join us as we identify and celebrate our local champions!

Venue: TBA

Saturday

18

Board Games / Mini DND

Come join us for a fun filled Saturday where we embark on an epic journey of DND, craft your characters, and experience the joy of roleplaying!

Venue: TBA

Saturday

25

Press Play

Details coming soon…

Venue: TBA

May

Local Beat Down

Saturday

04

Local Beat Downs are gatherings hosted within the community for the community, dedicated to discovering fighting game talent. Join us as we identify and celebrate our local champions!

Venue: TBA

Board Games / Mini DND

Saturday

18

Come join us for a fun filled Saturday where we embark on an epic journey of DND, craft your characters, and experience the joy of roleplaying!

Venue: TBA

Press Play

Saturday

25

Details coming soon…

Venue: TBA

June

Saturday

01

LAN Party

This bring your own device will be held at Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation and will be a celebration of Free-to-Play games that have old-school LAN support! We hope to see you there!

Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation

Saturday

08

Local Beat Down

Local Beat Downs are gatherings hosted within the community for the community, dedicated to discovering fighting game talent. Join us as we identify and celebrate our local champions!

Venue: TBA

Saturday

15

Board Games & Karoake Party

Come join us for a fun filled Saturday morning through afternoon of board game action, which will transition into an evening of karaoke at Zest Bar & Restaurant!

Venue: TBA

Saturday

29

THE MEET

The Meet is a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates gaming culture and brings together hundreds of passionate gamers from all over the nation!

Mulungushi International Conference Centre

June

LAN Party

Saturday

01

This bring your own device will be held at Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation and will be a celebration of Free-to-Play games that have old-school LAN support! We hope to see you there!

Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation

Local Beat Down

Saturday

08

Local Beat Downs are gatherings hosted within the community for the community, dedicated to discovering fighting game talent. Join us as we identify and celebrate our local champions!

Venue: TBA

Board Games & Karoake Party

Saturday

15

Come join us for a fun filled Saturday morning through afternoon of board game action, which will transition into an evening of karaoke at Zest Bar & Restaurant!

Venue: TBA

THE MEET

Saturday

29

The Meet is a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates gaming culture and brings together hundreds of passionate gamers from all over the nation!

Mulungushi International Conference Centre

July

Saturday

13

Art Expo / Contest

Details coming soon…

Venue: TBA

Saturday

20

LAN Party

This bring your own device will be held at Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation and will be a celebration of Free-to-Play games that have old-school LAN support! We hope to see you there!

Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation

Saturday

27

Local Beat Down

Local Beat Downs are gatherings hosted within the community for the community, dedicated to discovering fighting game talent. Join us as we identify and celebrate our local champions!

Venue: TBA

July

Art Expo / Contest

Saturday

13

Details coming soon…

Venue: TBA

LAN Party

Saturday

20

This bring your own device will be held at Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation and will be a celebration of Free-to-Play games that have old-school LAN support! We hope to see you there!

Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation

Local Beat Down

Saturday

27

Local Beat Downs are gatherings hosted within the community for the community, dedicated to discovering fighting game talent. Join us as we identify and celebrate our local champions!

Venue: TBA

August

Thu – Mon

01 – 05

Showgrounds Expo

Details coming soon…

Showgrounds, Lusaka

Saturday

10

Board Games & Karoake Party

Come join us for a fun filled Saturday morning through afternoon of board game action, which will transition into an evening of karaoke at Zest Bar & Restaurant!

Venue: TBA

Saturday

31

LAN Party

This bring your own device will be held at Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation and will be a celebration of Free-to-Play games that have old-school LAN support! We hope to see you there!

Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation

August

Showgrounds Expo

Thu – Mon

01 – 05

Details coming soon…

Showgrounds, Lusaka

Board Games & Karoake Party

Saturday

10

Come join us for a fun filled Saturday morning through afternoon of board game action, which will transition into an evening of karaoke at Zest Bar & Restaurant!

Venue: TBA

LAN Party

Saturday

31

This bring your own device will be held at Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation and will be a celebration of Free-to-Play games that have old-school LAN support! We hope to see you there!

Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation

September

Saturday

21

LSCON 2024

LsCon, also known as Lusaka Comic Con by Nerd Otaku, stands as a grand celebration, a vibrant gathering that cherishes and nurtures the extraordinary talents residing within our community.

Mulungushi International Conference Centre

September

LSCON 2024

Saturday

21

LsCon, also known as Lusaka Comic Con by Nerd Otaku, stands as a grand celebration, a vibrant gathering that cherishes and nurtures the extraordinary talents residing within our community.

Mulungushi International Conference Centre

October

Saturday

05

LAN Party

This bring your own device will be held at Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation and will be a celebration of Free-to-Play games that have old-school LAN support! We hope to see you there!

Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation

Saturday

26

Board Games & Karoake Party

Come join us for a fun filled Saturday morning through afternoon of board game action, which will transition into an evening of karaoke at Zest Bar & Restaurant!

Venue: TBA

October

LAN Party

Saturday

05

This bring your own device will be held at Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation and will be a celebration of Free-to-Play games that have old-school LAN support! We hope to see you there!

Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation

Board Games & Karoake Party

Saturday

26

Come join us for a fun filled Saturday morning through afternoon of board game action, which will transition into an evening of karaoke at Zest Bar & Restaurant!

Venue: TBA

November

Saturday

16

LAN Party

This bring your own device will be held at Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation and will be a celebration of Free-to-Play games that have old-school LAN support! We hope to see you there!

Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation

November

LAN Party

Saturday

16

This bring your own device will be held at Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation and will be a celebration of Free-to-Play games that have old-school LAN support! We hope to see you there!

Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation

December

Saturday

07

Board Games & Karoake Party

Come join us for a fun filled Saturday morning through afternoon of board game action, which will transition into an evening of karaoke at Zest Bar & Restaurant!

Venue: TBA

Saturday

14

LANFEST 2024

This bring your own device will be held at Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation and will be a celebration of Free-to-Play games that have old-school LAN support! We hope to see you there!

Mulungushi International Conference Centre

December

Board Games & Karoake Party

Saturday

07

Come join us for a fun filled Saturday morning through afternoon of board game action, which will transition into an evening of karaoke at Zest Bar & Restaurant!

Venue: TBA

LANFEST 2024

Saturday

14

This bring your own device will be held at Mosi-oa-Tunya Shopping & Recreation and will be a celebration of Free-to-Play games that have old-school LAN support! We hope to see you there!

Mulungushi International Conference Centre

Trivia Sunday Night

Every Sunday evening we host a Nerd|Otaku Trivia Night. Our main themes include movies, tv shows, anime, gaming, music, general knowledge and comic/media characters. Feel free to join us and jump into a team to flex your nerd muscles in friendly banter and wholesome discussion.

Casual Gaming

Many of our Otakus are active gamers and their exploits are mostly done as groups. They coordinate and organise themselves on our Discord server where a wide variety of games on all platforms are played daily. We bet you can find your niche on our server and chill with other kindred spirits! Join our Discord server to connect with them and expand our gaming community.

Our Major Events

LsCon - Since 2016

LsCon is dedicated to appreciation and creating awareness of digital art, graphic design, traditional art, hand drawings, paintings, music, general tech and all forms of creative crafts. LsCon showcases creativity of digital and creative industries in the form of Video Games, Movies, and Animation among others. Please join us in our community celebration!

AniMeet - Since 2018

The AniMeet is a celebration of all things anime. A rare opportunity to get to mingle with other anime fans and express our love for the subculture through Cosplay, Art, Anime and Manga recommendations, Panels and even more. Featuring our Maid Cafe, Karaoke, Anime Trivia, Cosplay, Merchandise, Anime Inspired Artist Alley and Many More!!

TheMeet - Since 2014

If you’re a Gamer, Anime fan, Comics Nerd, Movie Buff, Manga Maniac or just generally nerdy and want to have fun this is an event you don’t wanna miss… Come and bring the nerd in you to life for jam packed FUN!! This is way to pay homage to both casual and serious gamers, with a scattering of popular eSport titles mixed with current and past classics like Fifa and Mario Cart.

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