2015 has already seen one of many firsts for Armageddon, with our first three expo series as we hit Dunedin, Christchurch and Hamilton.
Starting in Dunedin, we returned to the MoreFM arena, adding in Wrestling and a slightly larger guest line-up than 2014. With approx. 7,700 attendees the weekend was a great third event in Otago and one that we can see slow and steady growth in as we build it up.
Christchurch was the rock star of the events, emerging from the Addington Stables into the significantly different Horncastle Arena, the event managed to include a significant number of old favorites including Wrestling and Gaming and the expansion of the Zombie alley and show floor, where a larger exhibitor presence, bigger than ever before, gave attendees much more to choose from.
Both days were extremely well attended, with the venue getting within 600 attendees of maximum capacity at one point on Saturday. Attracting a record number for the south island of approx. 15,000 attendees, this event firmly reestablished Armageddon in Christchurch, after four years of post earthquake rebuilding for us.
Hamilton, while a good show overall, was down on 2014 with an audience of approx. 12,000 attendees, possibly because of the March dates and the Cricket World cup reducing Auckland travel to the show, however the event itself was a popular as ever, with the feedback being overwhelmingly positive. We are looking at making some general show changes for Hamilton in 2016 to add to the event and grow it to the size that it should be.
Please visit the events Facebook and post your photos and feedback on these shows.
For 2016, Dunedin and Christchurch should move to later in March, with Hamilton returning to May alongside Wellington. We will be confirming the first set of 2016 dates soon.
And now we move ahead to our next Armageddon, which is the Wellington expo, set for July 17-19th (This was moved solely because of the Cricket world cup and the under 20’s Rugby world cup and is the last three days of the July School Holidays.) This event will be Friday 17th (Noon to 5pm), Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th (10am to 5pm both days) and will also be the featured attraction in the NZ COMIC CON citywide festival we are holding, with more parties, events, scavenger hunt (one to watch out for), screenings and more.
Tickets will be on sale May 1st for all the events through Ticketek and iTicket (details to follow soon on costs etc).
Additionally, please check out THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR, our first theatre tour, with events in Sydney, Auckland and Wellington from May 15th to 23rd
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