Marratxí boasts of being a geek with the participation of 1,500 people in the third edition of the Friki Fest

The participation of families has been higher than in past editions, as well as the stalls, more than twenty, of game shops, artisans and cartoonists.

Marratxí experienced a day of geek pride with 1,500 people participating this Sunday in the Friki Fest, which featured a Cosplay parade, board game workshops, Karaoke and K-Pop dance, and more than twenty stalls of “Mercadet Friki” with merchandising tents, comics and manga, decorative figures or accessories.

The activities, for all audiences, have been carried out from 10am to 3pm on the esplanade and part of the premises of the Es Figueral Residents Association.

The event was attended by the mayor of Marratxí, Jaume Llompart, who was satisfied with the organization and the participation of young people and families from Marratxí: “Since the early hours of the morning we know that there has been a large influx of people, young and not so young interested in this world. There are many people behind the organization and we are happy to have collaborated and promoted through the Youth area for this day. Beyond this geek day, it is a family meeting space for those who don’t have the opportunity to get to know the world, so we can spend some leisure time in our town”.

For her part, the councilor for Youth, Carlota Ariza, has positively assessed the day: “We are very happy because it is very full, and the attendees are enjoying themselves. The activities are very complete, both for the little ones and for adults, who also find their place. The children are in their sauce, taking pictures and sharing experiences. We hope they repeat next year”.

Ariza also mentioned the stalls and activities: “There is everything, stalls for board games, posters, dolls, caps, all kinds of merchandise, but also a very interesting robotics workshop, Karaoke KPop and dance on stage”.

The participation of game shops, artisans and cartoonists has been higher than in past editions. That is why, for this third edition, the stalls have moved from the center of the square to the street that surrounds the esplanade of Es Figueral, past the premises of the Neighborhood Association. According to the organization, they assure that “we had more stalls than the last edition, around 25 in total. We have enabled a space in the street for the stalls. In addition, this year we had a much greater influx of people than last year and more activities”, admits the facilitator Maribel Cayuelas.

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