If you think the Melbourne Showgrounds is pretty much a ghost town after the Royal Show, think again. The Showgrounds hosts a variety of events year round and the Armageddon Expo is no different...
Except that it is. Celebrating everything quirky-cool in pop culture, the Armageddon expo attracts different types of people from all over the world who come to celebrate their favourite iconic genres like Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics and Anime.
It's hard to not get excited about this event; with 3 non-stop event stages featuring contests, celebrity panels, photo zones for Cosplay, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, amusement rides and even replica cars from Back To The Future & the 1960's Batmobile. With so many activities, shows and celebrity appearances it's hard to fit into just one article, so I'll let their advert do some of it for me:
But that's not all. Writers and artists of comics, games and TV shows Astro City, The Simpsons, Superior Spider-Man, Earth 2, Injustice will be there for free signings and sketches alongside special guest; co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kevin Eastman.
For the Anime & Cartoon categories, attendees will get the chance to meet the voices behind The Avengers, Batman, Avatar, Transformers, Garfield and Kung Fu Panda. Patrick Seitz the Anime & gaming actor, writer and director, whose project credits in the hundreds include Mortal Kombat, World of Warcraft, Blade, Kurokami and Fate/Zero will be among them.
Other guest appearances for the 2 day convention (mostly in the TV, Movie & Web Comic industries) will be made up of:
Matt Melvin, co-creator of Cyanide & Happiness.
A Cyanide & Happiness Comic
Dwight Schultz (The A-Team)
* Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings)
David Morrissey (The Walking Dead)
Rick Worthy (Battlestar Galactica & Supernatural)
Corey Feldman (The Goonies, The Lost Boys & Gremlins)
Ty Olsson (Dragon Tales & Supernatural)
Norman Lovett (Red Dwarf & Evil Aliens)
Jason Carter (Babylon 5)
Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Claudia Black (Stargate SG-1)
Emma Lynch (Luna Lovegood - Harry Potter)
As well as more stars from Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Once Upon A Time, Farscape Reunion, & Quantum Leap. Fees do apply for photos and autographs by these stars, organised through the Expo's online token system which reduces wait times and excessive queuing.
2013 Cosplay Winners, Armageddon NZ
And that's still not all! Live wrestling & music shows, Cosplay parades & contests, character face painting, live medieval swordplay, gaming demos and comic book Q&A panels will all be part of the action at the Armageddon Expo.
Basic ticket prices are as follows: Adult: $25. Senior/Child: $12. Family: (2x adult 3x children) $50.
For Info on VIP Packages, Celebrity Dinners click on the 'general info' tab on the website.
For Absentee Autograph Packs go here.
Tickets are available at the door or through Ticketek.