Have you heard the news? It’s officially play time, and HOTA is the place to do it.

POP & PLAY is a jam-packed afternoon of eGaming, Asia POP music and dance, food and captivating, inspiring talks about all things tech.

Kicking off at 3 pm and running until 8 pm on Sunday, June 30, there is so much to see and do that we don’t think five hours will be enough. You can take on a K-pop dance crew, join the eGaming community, learn how to hack or make dumplings then taste the real deal from the Asian food selection.

And, when you’re all POP-ed out, you can sit back and relax on the grass and bask in the beautiful new outdoor space at HOTA – the Gold Coast’s premier arts and culture precinct.

The best part? This event is totally free, but registration is essential. Click here to register and stay up to date on all of the latest event information – including the announcement about the special international guest artist.

It’s time to play – will we be seeing you there?


eGames: Smash Bros community tournament @ 3–5 pm
Casual play, quick knock out matches, prizes to be won

Dumpling & Bento Box workshop @ 3–5pm
by Laura Luck of Make Do Play

K-pop takes over @ 3.15pm

Girl Geek Academy: eBook launch event & engagement @ 3.15pm
Learn more about coding, hacking, 3D printing, Game development and design.

DanAkaDan @ 3.30pm
20 min live set

AO Crew dance workshop @ 4pm
Learn key moves to Bon Bon Chocolat by Everglow

K-pop showcase @ 5pm
Showcase including AO Crew

eGames: Rocket League tournament @ 6-8pm
Bond University (Gold Coast) vs UQ (Brisbane) for a major prize pool

Game Tunes @ 6.15pm
Dance showcase

Anime dance @ 6.45pm
Dance showcase

eGame tournament @ 8pm
Tournament closing




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