This years Wellington expo is slightly later than previous events, due to the under 20’s Rugby World Cup, and as such takes place on the last weekend of the July School Holidays on July 17th to 19th.
Starting at Noon until 5pm on Friday 17th for five hours of fun and fantasy including special screenings, a Supernatural group panel and a unique two hour event, looking into Native American film and folklore with two international actors.
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th are two full event days from 10am to 5pm, with a huge new gaming area and huge lineup of international media guests and Cosplay events.
There have been some layout changes, with the Main stage being widened 8m and the animation and TV/Movie guests signing areas being swapped around, to allow for greater space for the larger celebrity signing area. Additionally, the upstairs café is now fully open and will include the Cosplay Lounge and judging area.
Tickets will go on sale on May 1st through Ticketek.
We will be announcing the media line-up of guests between April 2nd to 10th, with the following announcements:
Over the three days of the event, we will also be hosting numerous special events around the city as part of the NZ COMIC CON festival. Details for each event will be on the www.comiccon.co.nz website and include the following…
$5 Grand Scavenger Hunt, Craft Beer Bar Crawls (with Celebrity Guests), Cosplay Photo Shoots, Geek Comedy show, Horror House, Weta Workshop special tours, Mentalist/Hypnosis Theatre show, Sci-fi film festival, Celebrity parties, Game of Thrones Art Display and more!
Armageddon will be the central event within these others, which primarily take place during the evenings or late afternoon.
Stay tuned for more information on these exciting citywide events as we gear up.
Also, don’t miss out on a unique Theatre event – THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR, a live stage show in the theme of the old time radio plays.
Created by Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (both writers for Marvel; DreamWorks), the show features the WorkJuice Players: Paul F. Tompkins (Comedy Bang Bang; Bojack Horseman); Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds; Community); Marc Evan Jackson (22 Jump Street; Brooklyn 99); Craig Cackowski (Drunk History; Community); Autumn Reeser (The O.C.; Heart of Dixie); Mark Gagliardi (Drunk History); Annie Savage (Second City) and Hal Lublin (Welcome to Night Vale). Music provided by Andy Paley and The Andy Paley Orchestra including Jonathan Dinerstein and Rebecca Ward.
The show will include a wide array of special guests including Molly Quinn (Castle); Janet Varney (Legend of Korra) and Jenny Wade (The Good Guys).
Watch this video for a taste of what to expect
Auckland details will be announced immediately after the Wellington event on July 22nd. The event is set for October 23-26th at the ASB Showgrounds, with numerous events planned.
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