Armageddon Expo To Invade Wellington for Easter

Tuesday 9 March 2010

Armageddon Expo To Invade Wellington for Easter
A Hurricane of Sci-fi, Comic, and Gaming Madness is Due to hit Wellington at the 2010 Armageddon Expo

Easter weekend in Wellington will never be the same again as bunny rabbits are outnumbered by Princess Leias, Pokemons, Stormtroopers and other wacky characters as the 40th Armageddon Expo takes place at TSB Bank Arena from 2nd – 4th April. It’s the biggest Sci-fi expo in the lower North Island with international TV & Movie stars, dozens of interactive competitions, photo sessions, signings, movie screenings and more.
 
Wellington Armageddon visitors will get the exclusive chance to meet two additional TV& Movie stars; Chaske Spencer and René Auberjonois.  Chaske plays wolfpack member ‘Sam’ in the worldwide hit Twilight New Moon and is following hot on the heels of fellow co-star Bronson Pelletier who visited the 2009 Armageddon Expo. René is known for portraying Father Mulcahy in the movie version of M*A*S*H, Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and attorney Paul Lewiston on Boston Legal.
 
Fans of the hit TV Series Heroes will have the chance to meet ‘Ando Masahashi’ AKA James Kyson Lee in his first visit to New Zealand. And old Dr Who fans will be delighted to meet Paul McGann, as the famous eighth ‘Doctor’ signs autographs.
 
Trekkies will get the opportunity to meet and greet Dominic Keating and John Billingsley (also on True Blood). And one of the most popular performers of 2009 is back – legendary motormouth Michael Winslow – who’ll be entertaining audiences in a double-act with fellow Police Academy co-star Marion Ramsey.
 
Comics, sci-fi and card fans can look forward to the Yu-Gi-Oh Tournaments, autograph signings with the self-described ‘teller of tall tales’ Robert Rankin, Madman Comic artist Mike Allred, artist Agnes Garbowski, and Christian Gossett, comic Writer/Artist of the amazing series ‘The Red Star’.
 
Anime & Manga fans can meet voice of Xmen’s ‘Wolverine’ Steve Blum, Dragonball Z’s Christopher Sabat, and Naruto’s Tom Gibis before slipping into a costume, getting into character and competing for the Trans Tasman Cosplay Cup!
 
Gamers can switch on to the NZGamer are with all the latest Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii games. Or take friends out with a game of Laser tag!

There is a great schedule of movies screenings, live action with IPW Wrestling and chocolate to discover in the Easter Egg Hunt. And if that’s not enough Armageddon visitors can test their stomachs in the eating competitions, enter the Kamehameha contest, Pillow Fight, or fight off brain freeze with the icecream eating competition. Plus the Amazing Aqua Bubble will be at the event for the first time in wellington, giving visitors the opportunity to run on water!
 
The celebrity dinners are back and these are a great chance to have an intimate conversation with; Chaske Spencer, Rene Auberjonois, Robert Rankin, Dominic Keating, John Billingsley and Bonita Friedericy, Paul McGann or James Kyson Lee. Extremely limited tickets available.

Event organizer Bill Geradts says, “The 2010 Wellington Armageddon Expo is going to be massive – especially for Twilight fans. Every year we strive to bring new and exciting features to the format plus great international guests, and this year we’ve really packed a lot into three days; it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
 
And with single, two and three day entry tickets available there’s no way anyone from the present – or future should miss out on any of the action!