Armageddon, Auckland, 25 September 2015: Prepare for a geek invasion as Armageddon Expo (October 23rd to 26th) focuses its mighty powers on Auckland for its Incredible Twentieth Anniversary event this Labour Weekend.
Bigger in scale, taking over ALL of the huge Auckland, ASB Showgrounds venue, and larger in both number and commitment of exhibitors, this monster of a show is set to blow away all previous records for attendance.
It is no surprise that Armageddon Expo continues to be so popular, with an this years exciting guest lineup of international stars already announced for Auckland, including Natalia Tena (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones), Maggie Roswell (The Simpsons), Michael Rowe (Arrow), Paul Blackthorne (Arrow, The Dresden Files, 24), John Wesley Shipp (The Flash, Teen Wolf), Rick Cosnett (The Flash, Vampire Diaries), Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers, Saw, Birds of Prey), Dichen Lachman (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The 100, Dollhouse, Being Human), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers, Sleepy Hollow), Sean Maher (Firefly), Nicki Aycox (Supernatural), Rachel Miner (Supernatural), Alex Heartman (Power Rangers), Azim Rizk (Power Rangers), Ty Olsson (Supernatural), Rainbow Sun Francks (Stargate Atlantis) and Robert Maschio (Scrubs).
Anime, Cartoon and Cosplay guests include Mela Lee (Rozen Maiden, Vampire Knight, Fate/Stay Night, Magnolia Memoir), Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon Crystal, Bleach, Naruto, Eureka Seven), Chuck Huber (Dragon Ball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker), Hal Rayle (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, The Ant and the Aardvark, G.I. Joe), Aimee Blackschleger (Final Fantasy XIII-2, Phantasy Star Portable 2, Living Universe) and Courtenay Taylor (Regular Show, Resident Evil games, Skylanders, Mass Effect, Fallout 4).
For wrestling aficionados, Wrestling legend Jake the Snake Roberts will be a highlight alongside local wrestlers from Impact Pro Wrestling.
And Comics, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Cards fans will be thrilled to meet Christian Gossett (The Red Star, Warden, Attica), Kevin Maguire (Captain America, Justice League, X-Men), Dave Johnson (Deadpool, Punisher Max, 100 Bullets), Zander Cannon (Top 10, Smax, Kaijumax) and Richard Fairgray (Blastosaurus, I Fight Crime, Anoraks and Acolytes).
Gaming has grown every year since the creation of Armageddon Expo and this year will see a huge commitment to the many gaming genres and the technology of now and the future. It is fitting that the 20th anniversary of Armageddon is also the 20th anniversary of the Sony PlayStation. The company will be showcasing a host of highly anticipated games from this year and beyond.
Activision, Warner Brothers, Xbox will also be previewing their latest games including Call of Duty Black Ops 3, Halo 5 and Streetfighter V and so many more, all in massive gaming areas on the expos main show floor.
Thunderbirds Are Go at Armageddon and local fans will get the opportunity to meet Richard Taylor (Executive Producer), David Scott (Series Director), Ben Milsom (Production Designer), and Theo Baynton (Art Director). They will be holding a panel on the Main Stage at 11am on Sunday before signing FREE autographs in the Celebrity Signing Area (pick up your signing token from the MightyApe stand).
The 20th Anniversary Party this year will feature three celebrity performances of different styles, including Nicki Aycox (Supernatural), musician Aimee Blackschleger (Attack on Titan) and Mela Lee with Magnolia Memoir. Sunday October 25th 7pm until 10pm – come in costume, dance and enjoy the R18 bar. Entry is $20.00 – All ages
And the annual celebration of Armageddon wouldn’t be complete without the 2015 Burning Man ritual, a free event happening straight after the 20th Anniversary Party at 10.15pm, Sunday October 25th, followed by an incredible Fireworks display thanks to Pyro Company Fireworks!
The Armageddon Expo 2015 Auckland, ASB Showgrounds Friday October 23, 6pm-9pm (Gaming and exhibition only), Saturday October 24, 10am-6pm (Pre-Sales only), Sunday October 25, 10am-6pm and Monday October 26, 10am-5pm
To see a full list of stars and events happening at the expos go to www.armageddonexpo.com/nz
Tickets for the show will be available at www.iticket.co.nz/go-to/armageddon-expo-2015
For more information head to www.armageddonexpo.com