Perth prepares for geeky overload

Macworld Australia Staff
3 May, 2012
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Press Release


3 May 2012: Perth-based Internet service provider, iiNet, has announced the finalists in its search for the country’s top geek, a competition designed to celebrate everyone’s inner geek.

The TopGeek 2.0 finalists, Skaidris Gunsmith, Cem Selamet, Rhys Elsmore, Rhiannon Davies, Steve Wright and Cody Davies (People’s Choice), will fight for the TopGeek title and an all-expenses paid trip to a US geek convention of their choice at the final contest on 10 May 2012.

Hosted by award-winning comedian and self-proclaimed geek, Lawrence Leung, the final geek-off will be streamed live around the country on iiNet’s Freezone from 7pm WST.

iiNet’s Communications Manager, Anthony Fisk, said the competition has been hard fought with a high calibre of entries received from passionate geeks all around the country.

“At iiNet we celebrate all things geek and believe that everyone has an inner geek inside just waiting to be unleashed. TopGeek 2.0 is really about recognising geeks as passionate, intelligent and talented individuals – not spectacles and braces,” Mr Fisk said.

“We’re at the pointy end of the competition now and looking forward to the final battle where our top six will be tested on a range of geeky topics including fandom, Internet, technology, art and gaming.”

To celebrate the TopGeek 2.0 final, iiNet has launched the TopGeek 2.0 app so everyone can create and share their geek avatar. The app is free and available now from the Apple app store or Google Play

For more information on TopGeek 2.0, visit


Note to Editors – media are invited to attend the TopGeek 2.0 final in Perth.


When: Thursday, 10 May 2012

Time: 6.30pm WST

Where: Studio Underground

State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

174-176 William St, Perth WA

RSVP: or 0468 989 250

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