Get Your Geek On returned to Huddersfield for a second year and geek chic took over the town centre on Saturday, with thousands of comic book fans descending on the town.

Star names Will Mellor and James Cosmo were joined by Georges Berthonneau of Married at First Sight fame, 90s Gladiator stars Scorpio and Cobra and The Punisher’s Billy Mansell.

Huddersfield BID’s take on comic con was a roaring success for the town, with scores of self-professed geeks flooding the town to meet the stars. Activities in town included axe throwing, Jedi training and a dinosaur live show.



Costume-clad pop culture fans danced through the streets for the children’s costume and cosplay parade, with everyone from Batman to Dennis the Menace enjoying the sunshine.

Get Your Geek On was a free-to-attend event that was funded by Huddersfield BID after the success of the inaugural event last year.

Married at First Sight’s Georges – a self-confessed geek – showed his gaming skills as he took on all-comers. The day culminated in a competition to crown the best costume of Get Your Geek On 2024.



Huddersfield BID manager Sam Sharp said: “I am so proud that Huddersfield BID has delivered an amazing event in the heart of the town once again. We aim to highlight our amazing town to not just Yorkshire but the UK.

“Huddersfield is open for business, and we are a town that’s growing, changing and a great place to visit.

“Thank you so much to the BID team, volunteers, media guests and especially Lindsey Jordan and team from Contract Entertainment.”

Traders around the town reported a boost in takings. Imperial Arcade was bustling with people and Ant Gotts, of Handmade in Huddersfield, reported his best Saturday of the year so far.

Diversions pop culture shop in the arcade also had a good day and owner Gareth Hughes posted: “Thanks to Sam Sharp and the BID team. You officially played a blinder!”


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