Spoiler Alert! Geek Retail & Gaming Hub is a vibrant and fun store full of pop culture and geek retail. It has a commitment to inclusion, diversity and respect for all.
The shop has only been open a year but has already become a strong local community hub with visitors enjoying board games, TCGs, comics and lots more.
Starting out as an online pop culture retailer, by joint owners Emily and David Kinney and Joseph and Kerry-Ann Weirick O’Donnell, it quickly expanded into a physical locale. These two couples met at a local council pop up workshop and they just merged their ideas to make it all work.
It is the culmination of some 30 years of love for all things comics and gaming, as well as a passion for social and disability inclusion, Spoiler Alert! is a special type of geek destination.
“We are like other game stores, but with a focus on inclusion, diversity and a safe place for people with all abilities. Wide aisles for access, changeable lights for vision and autism shelves with space to touch items even with limited dexterity.”
The best part of the business they tell us is being able to help young people connect to each other as well as being open late to support people.
“We are an LGBTI safe space and love being supportive of our community”
They are “shocked, honoured and excited,” to be nominated for this award.