The last expo for 2013 cemented Armageddon Expo as THE event in NZ, with 60,000 attendees (43,000 tickets sold!) absolutely smashing previous records for an amazing long weekend in Auckland.
With 25,000 people attending the Saturday alone, the long weekend will be long remembered in Auckland (not the least for closing down the Auckland motorway system for a number of hours). The exhibitors brought their A-Game this year, with the best displays we have ever seen at the show. The promotion of the new gaming consoles from Xbox and PlayStation, as well as the numerous game previews made this years event as gamers dream come true. The inclusion of new exhibitors The Warehouse, Wargaming, PB Technology and others added an additional flavor to the expo, adding to the long time existing exhibitors who redesigned a number of their stands for incredible effect.
With our largest celebrity line-up ever, the response there was equally incredible, with fans queuing for autographs and photos with stars from Doctor Who, Supernatural, Red Dwarf, The Hobbit and more, but particularly for Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch, Farscape star Ben Browder and Lord of the Rings Hobbit Billy Boyd. The event main auditorium was in constant demand, with over 2,000 people attending many panels and events there.
With the sun streaming all weekend, the outside areas had tremendous flow, with long lines for food and fans enjoying the cooler air (as the inside halls did heat up a bit).
After feedback and working through the event, things we will be changing for 2014 include…
2013 has ben an incredible year for us here and we have been happy that the kiwi public have embraced new events as well as long time shows.
This year we held three new events including the Dunedin Expo and our first Sci-Fi conventions, featuring Red Dwarf, Doctor Who (we are working on a second Who show, so stay tuned) and an upcoming Battlestar Galactica evening. All that on top of our second Hamilton event, moving Wellington to the Westpac Stadium and then the tremendous response to the Auckland event.
A massive Thank you to the 110,000 people who attended Armageddon events over this year, we look forward to making 2014 even bigger and better for you.
Current plans for 2014 include League of legends Tournaments, Zombie alleys and more amusements at ALL of the events as well as diversifying the guests, to maintain our wide mix of animation, comic, internet, gaming and celebrity guests.
Please make sure that you check out the event Facebook and Twitter, for the latest updates and photos, videos from the event.
We do have one smaller event for the year, a special evening with Battlestar Galactica star JAMIE BAMBER on December 20th in Auckland, tickets are on sale at www.iticket.co.nz and we would love you to join us to see out the year.
We will be releasing details for Dunedin and Christchurch in early January 2014, so stay tuned for then.
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