May 07 2011
Voxy News Engine Tuesday, 3 May, 2011 – 14:58 No it’s not the end of the world – its Hamilton’s newest and largest pulp culture event!
Claudelands Events Centre has won the right to host the hugely successful Armageddon Expo. The three year contract with the show’s promoters will see fans from all over the country attend Hamilton’s first ever expo on Saturday April 14th and Sunday 15th 2012.
Armageddon is a firmly established event in New Zealand’s pulp culture and Waikato residents already support the event with over 4,000 tickets to the 2010 Auckland show being sold in the Waikato region.
Claudelands’ three large inter-connected venues under the same roof, plenty of outdoor space with easy indoor/outdoor flow and a central city location meant the venue was an easy choice for Armageddon Expo organiser Bill Geradts
“Armageddon has gone from strength to strength over the last few years, expanding into the ASB Showground in Auckland so Hamilton was a logical next step. The Claudelands Events Center offers Armageddon a perfect venue for showcasing the gaming and entertainment market as well as bringing international celebrities to the Waikato. We are expecting numerous local companies to participate as well as exhibitors from all over NZ” said Mr Geradts
Particularly popular with youth and teenagers, Armageddon attracts fans of all ages interested in gaming technologies, comics, anime, sci-fi, cosplay, IPW wrestling, skateboarding, TV and movie stars, playing paintball, cyber game and trading card tournaments, music, live entertainment, pillow fights, eating challenges and much more!
While the 2012 line-up is not yet confirmed, Armageddon will host international animation voice actors, comic creators from Marvel and DC Comics and television and movie celebrities including Stargate Atlantis star David Hewlett. Guests will be present to sign autographs, host panels and photo sessions – giving the Waikato the opportunity to meet celebrities face to face. Tickets are expected to go on sale this December.