Armageddon Expo 2012
Sorry, this event’s been and gone
|Sat 21 Apr ’12, 10:00am–6:00pm||
|Sun 22 Apr ’12, 10:00am–6:00pm||
Where: TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington
Restrictions: All Ages
- One day entry: Adult (13 and above): $20.00
- One day entry: Student (with ID): $15.00
- One day entry: Children (5-12) or free entry for one child with one full paying adult: $10.00
- One day entry: Family pass presale (2 adults and 3 children): $40.00
- Two day entry: Adult (13 and above): $35.00
- Two day entry: Student (with ID): $30.00
- Two day entry: Children (5-12) or free entry for one child with one full paying adult: $15.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Rebecca Chappell
The Armageddon Expo 2012 rolls into the TSB Bank Arena in Wellington on Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd, playing host to a mesmerising array of gamers and fans of all ages.
Celebrity guests currently headed to Hamilton include stars from the Twilight films including wolf pack duo Tinsel Korey (Emily) and Bronson Pelletier (Jared), along with Julie McNiven of Supernatural, SGU and Mad Men fame.
Teryl Rothery (Dr Janet Frasier) from Stargate: SG1, Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett) from Stargate Atlantis and John Levene (Sergeant John Benton) from the Classic Doctor Who series will also be appearing.
Anime and Manga fans will be lining up to meet voice over artists Vic Mignogna of Full Metal Alchemist and Dragonball Z, the incredibly versatile Brian Beacock of Digimon, Naruto and Battle BDaman series as well as Dave Wittenburg of Naruto fame.
For die-hard anime fans wanting to expand their creative horizons this year, the Armageddon Expo Anime Music Video competition is the perfect opportunity to share some of their favourite anime and music with others. Cash prizes are up for grabs, and entries are being called for now. Competitors are encouraged to check out www.armageddonexpo.com/nz for more details, as finalist videos will be played during the Armageddon Expo.
Renowned artist of Superman: Red Son and 100 Bullets, Dave Johnson is bringing his 20 years' of comic and animation experience and knowledge to Armageddon Wellington, he is joined by international comic writer, Ron Marz; the man responsible for an epic run on ‘Green Lantern’ as well as Witchblade, Artifacts and more from DC Comics and Image comics. Alongside him, the creators of New Zealand’s biggest online comics publisher, Beyond Reality Media are releasing their first hard cover book ‘The Complete Inspiration Duncans’ exclusively at the expo.
For those that want to challenge their stomach strength and eating dexterity, the special Twilight Fear Factor competition is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Team Edward vs Team Jacob will compete in a testing series of eating comps that will be judged by the stars of the Twilight films attending the expo.
Whether a participant or just an enthusiast, the realms of Cosplay continue to be a ‘must be seen to be believed’ attraction of Armageddon. The colorful Cosplay Parades, Cosplay Games, and Kamehameha Competitions are endlessly entertaining for both fans and spectators, and 2012 is the first official trans-Tasman Cosplay Competition, proudly presented by Trinity Treasures.
Gamers will love the hugely impressive stands of PlayStation and Dell computers at Armageddon, a showcase of the latest in gaming and technology, while anyone that loves movie memorabilia, toys, guns, swords or costumes will be fascinated by the array of exhibitor stands and stalls that form the backbone of the Armageddon Expo.
From its inception in 1995, the Armageddon Expo has grown to become the largest fantasy event in Australasia. With shows in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Melbourne and now Hamilton it’s clear to see the Armageddon Expo continues to embody the ever growing pulp culture phenomenon.