Thursday, 16 October 2014

Win a double to Auckland's Armageddon Expo!

Win a double to Auckland's Armageddon Expo!

It's coming - and here's your chance to be part of the brilliant annual event that is Armageddon Expo!

We're giving you a chance to win a double to Auckland's Armageddon expo - simply email to this address:  and in the subject line put ARMAGEDDON - it closes Weds 22nd Oct, so best be quick!

Event Backgrounder
Dates:                                    ASB Showgrounds: Friday 24th October – Monday 27th October
Opening Hours:                    Friday October 24th – 6pm to 9pm
Saturday October 25th – 10am to 6pm
                Sunday October 26th – 10am to 6pm
                Monday October 27th – 10am – 5pm


Ticket Prices:                        SINGLE DAY ENTRY - Friday to Monday
Adult - $20.00 (presale only) - $25.00 at the door
Student (with ID) $17.00 (presale only) - $20.00 at the door
Child (5-12) $10.00 or FREE with a full paying adult
Family (2 adults & 3 child) $55.00

Special discounts apply for purchasing tickets to three or four days of the event.

Adult - $50.00 (presale only) - $60.00 at the door (save $10.00)
Student (with ID) $45.00 (presales only) - $50.00 at the door.

Adult - $60.00 (presale only) - $70.00 at the door
Student (with ID) $55.00 (presales only) - $60.00 at the door
Child (5-12) $30.00

Event Description
Dust off your light saber, clean out your turtle shell and get practicing your favourite superhero theme song because Armageddon Expo 2014 is coming to town for four huge days of pulp culture mayhem in October.
The ASB Showgrounds will be overrun with sci-fi, movie and comic fans of all ages, gamers and the just plain curious from October 24th – 27th, starting with a special opening night on the Friday and then three full days of action and adventure over the Labour Weekend!
Armageddon features more entertainment, mind-altering exhibits and famous people than you can handle, with comics, Anime, TV celebrities and movie stars, comic and voice artists, massive interactive gaming stands and much, much more on display.
This year’s list of celebrity guests includes a star studded selection from some of the most iconic TV series and movies headed by MacGyver himself Richard Dean Anderson, followed by the stunning and loveable Doctor Who companion Jenna Coleman, the WWE master of beef and braun ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan, along with voice artists William Salyers from the awesomely quirky The Regular Show and Greg Cipes, the voice of our favourite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Michaelangelo.

Comics / Sci Fi / Fantasy / Cards:
Comic Guests: These ever-popular guest panels are a standout feature at Armageddon, as well as the autograph signings and sketches from the highly talented group of International comic guests. This year, Armageddon welcomes Kevin Eastman co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Adrian Kinnaird of Earth’s End: The Best of New Zealands Comics, joined by Ant Sang from The Dharma Punks, and writer Kyle Higgins from Batman Eternal, Deathstroke, Nightwing and more.
Tournaments: Aucklands home of card tournaments for card enthusiasts to meet up and play on a grand scale Рthey swap, compete and challenge each other in Pokémon, Yu Gi Oh, Cardfight!! Vanguard and Magic The Gathering all under the one roof over three days.

Anime / Manga / Cartoons:
Special Yu Gi Oh Presentation: Armageddon Expo and Madman Entertainment present a special screening of Dragon Ball Z – Battle of Gods with the voice of Goku - Sean Schemmel in attendance! Sean will intro the film and take questions from fans before the screening. 
Trans-Tasman Cosplay Contest: A big deal at Armageddon, the Cosplay Contest becomes an outright Cosplay war with Australia. This is a contest for fans of all genres and of all abilities and is open to TV, movies and Anime competitors.
Cosplay Parade: For those who don’t want to compete, the Cosplay Parade is an opportunity to get on stage and show off their costumes, as well as take part in zany performances and skits.
Voice artists at Armageddon 2014 include: Greg Cipes the voice of Michelangelo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, William Salyers aka Rigby from The Regular Show, Roger Jackson voice of Mojo Jojo off Powerpuff Girls and Ghostface from Scream, Jason Spisak from Young Justice.

Screenings and Panels:
Get photos and autographs with your favourite TV and Film stars. Guests appearing include: Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver, Stargate SG1), Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who), David Nykl (Stargate Atlantis), Sarah Louise Madison (Doctor Who), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Michael Hogan (Teen Wolf, Battlestar Galactica), Jacqueline Samuda (Stargate SG1), AJ Buckley (Supernatural, CSI NY), Travis Wester (Supernatural), David Hewlett (Stargate Atlantis), Suanne Braun (Stargate SG1), Peter Williams (Stargate SG1), Mira Furlan (Babylon 5, Lost), Judson Scott (Star Trek 2), Helen Slater (Supergirl, Smallville), Cliff Simon (Stargate SG1), William Kircher (The Hobbit), DJ Qualls (Supernatural, The New Guy), Barry Duffield (Spartacus).
Screenings: Join THE ZONE for a preview of the feature-length premieres of Defiance and  Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods.

Gaming / Technology
Gaming Kiosks: This year will feature a massive increase in gaming distributors with some very exciting brands showing their latest releases. Including; Little Big Planet 3, Singstar Ultimate Party, Mortal Combat X, Lego Batman 3, Call of Duty Advance Warfare and more!
Kiwi-made Games: The NZ Game Developers Association have bought some of the finest kiwi game developers together for a unique Armageddon pop-culture indie showcase and speakers panel.

Impact Pro Wrestling: New Zealand’s premier wrestling group will once again be laying the smack downs, bringing the big talk and even bigger moves to the Kiwi public at the Armageddon Expo 2014. Be prepared to witness ‘never to be tried at home’ moves so impressive, they’ll have you trying them as soon as you get home!
WWE Wrestling Hall of Famer: ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan is coming to Armageddon and will be wrestling at the event as well as signing autographs.

Fun for Everyone
The Forbidden Jungle: Upon entry to Armageddon, a secret peril awaits any who is brave enough to enter... The Forbidden Jungle! Be escorted through a hidden area of the event, where something dangerous lurks, just waiting to be disturbed.

Meet The Moe Show: Meet your favourite characters from The Moe Show at Armageddon! Moe, Fern and Frank will be there for photos and fun! The best chance to catch them will be before 2pm (Moe needs his nap time) but if they're having fun they might stay all day!

Eating Contests: Push the limits of your stomach with the Fear Factor Challenge – six rounds of eating challenges, and if you survive that, why not have a shot at the Tip Top Ice Cream eating challenge to really finish yourself off?

Kamehameha Contest: Has been a screaming success over the past years and is hugely entertaining to watch. Sit back and watch or get involved and compete against other fanatic Dragonball Z fans for the most powerful Kamehameha.

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