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Armageddon hits Christchurch

Posted By MonkeyMan

NZ's biggest pop culture convention has pulled into the garden city and is open for all three days of the Queens Birthday long weekend.  

For those able to put the soar taste of the NZGamer situation (giving all user emails to Armageddon) behind them, Armageddon is looking to be a great event, the biggest in the south island to date.

Official detail:

Christchurch Armageddon is back for 2018 and bigger than ever before. Taking over Horncastle Arena for the entirety of Queens Birthday weekend Armageddon Expo intends on being your destination for entertainment. 

Full celebrity guest line-up includes
- KATRINA LAW (Arrow, Spartacus, The Oath)
- Sat/Sun Only: KEIYNAN LONSDALE (The Flash, Love Simon)
- KATIE MCGRATH (Supergirl, Merlin)
- MEHCAD BROOKS (Supergirl, True Blood)
- DAVID NYKL (Arrow, Stargate Atlantis)
- GARRETT WANG (Star Trek Voyager)
- PAUL BLACKTHORNE (Arrow, The Dresden Files)
- ECHO KELLUM (Arrow, Rick and Morty)
- LESLEY-ANN BRANDT (Lucifer, Spartacus)
- LAUREN GERMAN (Lucifer, Chicago Fire)
- DANIEL PORTMAN (Game of Thrones)
- JOHN SHEA (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Gossip Girl)
- CHRISTY CARLSON ROMANO (Kim Possible, Even Stevens)
- BRAD SWAILE (Death Note, Gundam Wing, W-Men Evolution)
- HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN (WWE Wrestling Legend)

With a massive range of exhibitors including local artists and creators, creative Institutions and your favourite gaming and pop culture suppliers such as Mighty Ape and Madman Entertainment who will have all the latest merchandise and collectibles. Open 9-5 all 3 days #CHCHGEDDON 2018 has something for the entire family be it, the famous Armageddon Cosplay Contest, lasertag, Airsoft, replica displays, wrestling from IPW or animation screenings. Christchurch Armageddon will be an EPIC day out. Tickets and VIP PASSES are on sale NOW Ticketek New Zealand.

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not trying to be childish but , why are we advertising Armageddon? they have all our emails addresses as it is they can contact us directly.

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I went today and saw the Kid Flash (didn't realise he was Australian) & Team Arrow panels.  Was surprised how small the Mightyape stall was considering how big a part they normally play of Armageddon.  Saw a lot of sword sale places but didn't see anything that really interested.

I guess the Smallville Lex Luthor not being there killed my interest a little bit since I was more into that than the Lois & Clark series.

The bag they gave you at the entrance had instant noodles, the program schedules & where the stalls were, Neon voucher & a $5 off Mightyape voucher.

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On 2/06/2018 at 12:58 PM, Dvst8u said:

not trying to be childish but , why are we advertising Armageddon? they have all our emails addresses as it is they can contact us directly.

Because we aren't childish and it is actually one of the biggest events relevant to this community. If your not into that's cool but I'm sure a number of us are.

I went this morning and was hanging out at the omen stand with all the nz twitch streamers. The have various people streaming all day at twitch.tv/omenbyhp. A bunch a good people and a lot of laughs.

So many epic cosplays around though. When the star wars leader dude walked in followed by a bunch of storm troopers it honestly felt like the empire was gonna take over, epic costumes.

It does need more interactive stuff though. Mostly just stalls selling cool loot that I can't afford

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On 2/06/2018 at 2:41 PM, MonkeyMan said:

Because we aren't childish and it is actually one of the biggest events relevant to this community. If your not into that's cool but I'm sure a number of us are.

I went this morning and was hanging out at the omen stand with all the nz twitch streamers. The have various people streaming all day at twitch.tv/omenbyhp. A bunch a good people and a lot of laughs.

So many epic cosplays around though. When the star wars leader dude walked in followed by a bunch of storm troopers it honestly felt like the empire was gonna take over, epic costumes.

It does need more interactive stuff though. Mostly just stalls selling cool loot that I can't afford

I felt this in Wellington.  Wish the big players had more stuff to do, not just shops.

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10 hours ago, Dkindahouse said:

I thought you were living up north.  What are you doing down in Christchurch or were you always down here?

Moved from Auckland the start of this year ? loving it so far

Moved for a job and to escape the rat race of Auckland

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Yes I guess apart from the constant roadworks the traffic would be better.  I probably passed you at the Omen stand because my friend was running late so we were only there for the Kid Flash & Team Arrow panel.  I hear on the 2nd day some sprinkler system went off so it closed early.

A note to anyone going to the Auckland one October 19th-22nd to be up to date with series the gusts are from.  Most people ask lame questions but I think someone blew an Arrow storyline down here luckily I didn't hear it.  Tickets are $27 in Auckland or $22 prepaid.  I didn't see a list of guest yet but the cocktail party made mention of Tom Felton, Nathan Fillion & John Barrowman.

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Pretty happy, got to stand beside Hacksaw at the security check at Chch airport on my flight back to Australia.

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