Pulp Culture: 2009 Armageddon Expo
New Venue for the Biggest Celebration of Pulp Culture: 2009 Armageddon Expo
Auckland’s Armageddon Expo is back and bigger than ever; this year teleporting itself to the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane where it will pack the huge, five-hall space with more events, contests and gaming than ever before. Expect Labour weekend (October 24 – 26) to see the ASB Showgrounds swarmed by families, the young and old, the shy and adventurous, all getting involved in one of the most exciting, interactive pulp culture expos anywhere.
Event organiser Bill Geradts says, “Armageddon has been growing in popularity and reach every year, and the new venue will allow us to pack even more into the three days and appeal to a wider audience.”
“There are also great surrounding events this year like the exclusive cocktail party with Armageddon celebrity guests, VIP dinners, and for the first time amusement park rides and a glittering Masquerade Ball” says Bill. “The bigger venue has meant we can turn Armageddon into a truly huge and memorable event for 2009.”
The October expo brings some of the biggest names in Hollywood to New Zealand, and gives fans the chance to meet and greet famous move stars and voice actors. The 2009 line up includes headliners like Seth Green; voice actor in Robot Chicken & Family Guy, Noah Grey-Gabey from Heroes, as well as the ever entertaining Michael Winslow; the famous voice from Police Academy. Stars from Stargate: Atlantis; Amanda Tapping, Jason Momoa, and Paul McGillion will be here as well as Twilight actor Michael Welch.
Armageddon visitors will be able to buy sketches personally drawn from the some of the world’s top comic writers and illustrators in the Comics, Sci Fi, Fantasy & Cards section of the event. Guests include is comic writers like DC Comics’ Ethan Van Sciver and Dan DiDio, DC Universe Vice President. There are comics panels, the GamePlayer Tournament Hall, and The Green Lantern movie will be screening, introduced by esteemed comic writer Geoff Johns.
Anime, Manga and Cartoon fans will love the chance to meet Phil LaMarr, the American voice actor on a variety of shows including Futurama, Static Shock, Samurai Jack, Justice League, Star Wars and more. Olivia Hack will be at Armageddon, her voice acting work includes Avatar and Bratz. There’s also a Madman DVD Sale, huge Animation and Asian Cinema screening rooms, and loads of cosplay and animation contests to enter.
Watch out for the infamous Steve Downes, voice of Halo’s Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 in the Gaming and Technology area, as well as Patrick Seitz, voice actor in the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King video game. Don’t miss out on the Gameplayer Console LAN Tournament where electronic gaming will be happening en masse all day, as well as the huge Playstation gaming area.
Hit artist Savage will be performing throughout the three days as well other rockin’ kiwi bands, The Rocket Jocks and Crash Test For My Favourite Things. For those that love a bit of biffo the hardcore wrestlers from Impact Pro Wrestling are showcasing their latest wrestling moves, grudge matches and challenges live for Armageddon visitors. And the fierce roller derby girls from the Pirate City Rollers will be skating and bruising their way around the track demonstrating this feisty, all female sport.
Also part of the entertainment is New Zealand’s largest pillow fight, awe-inspiring eating competitions and thrill-seeking amusement park rides outside the main hall. Watch out for the 2009 Armageddon Expo, taking over the at the ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.
The Armageddon Expo runs from October 24th – 26th, 2009 at the ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.
Ticket prices; Adult $18.00, Student $16.00, Child & Senior $10.00, Family Pass (2 adults & 3 Child) $40.00, Child (12 and under) is Free when attending with a full paying adult. Discounted rates for three day passes also available.
Booking and show information available at: www.armageddonexpo.com/