What are the dates for Armageddon 2022?

The 2022 events are scheduled as follows:

  • Auckland Winter - 10/11/12th June
  • Tauranga - 23/24th July
  • Palmerston North - 6/7th August
  • Auckland Spring - 21/22/23/24th October
  • Wellington - 3/4th December
  • Christchurch - 10/11th December
Do I have to be vaccinated to attend Armageddon?

Vaccine passes are no longer required for the general public as per the Government's restrictions, however we still require all exhibitors present at each event and all of their staff employed at each event to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. 

Do I have to wear a face covering while at Armageddon?

When a city is in Orange, face coverings are only recommended but not required while attending an event, and when a city is in Green, face coverings will not be necessary.

Will there be any guests at Armageddon?

Due to the NZ borders opening up throughout 2022, we are going to be hosting a small number of international guests at some Armageddon events this year. We will also still have a number of virtual guests doing Q&A panels. Keep up to date on our different social media channels. 

What does a ‘Virtual Guest’ mean?

For all of our 2022 events we will still be hosting a wide variety of celebrity TV and Movie stars, Animation voices and more on the events stages, with the guest beaming in from overseas and on to massive screens on the events stages to interact with attendees and our stage host directly.

This will allow fans to have the full celebrity experience, ask questions directly and interact in real time with stars from all over the world.
This will also allow Armageddon to bring guests who we could not normally host, due to either filming or time restrictions, opening up a massive variety of talent far beyond what we could normally offer.

Due to the nature of the virtual guest, we will not be announcing the event schedule for each event until 2 weeks before each event as we will need to work in with international time zones and filming schedules, which will be a bit trickier than our usual schedule arrangements.

Each Virtual guest will only be appearing for ONE, one-hour panel at each event, making each day unique, but also making each panel a must have.

Unfortunately, this does also mean that we will not be able to offer the same Autograph and Photo opportunities as we have done in the past for these virtual guests.

What is your refund policy?

If the event is postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all tickets purchased will remain valid for the new dates. For current ticket holders who are unable to attend their rescheduled show, refunds are also available. Guests appear virtually health and work commitments pending. Armageddon reserves the right to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and/or vary advertised programs, prices, venues, seating arrangements and audience capacity.

Regarding ticketing refunds from the Ticketek website:

  1. Ticketek will only offer a refund or exchange of a ticket if an event is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated by the Seller (and you cannot or do not wish to attend the rescheduled or relocated event), or to the extent otherwise required by law (including the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993). You must apply for a refund within a reasonable time. Ticketek does not offer refunds or exchanges as a result of a change in your personal circumstances.
  2. If an event is cancelled, rescheduled or significantly relocated by the Seller, to the fullest extent permitted by law all liability is limited to the amount for which the ticket was purchased (including any fees or charges). Proof of purchase may be required for any refund or exchange. To the fullest extent permitted by law neither Ticketek nor the Seller will be liable for any other losses incurred by you as a result of the cancellation, rescheduling or relocation of an event, including any travel and accommodation expenses.
  3. Ticketek will only replace lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets if the authenticity of the ticket can be verified, including proof of purchase, and if you give reasonable notice before the event. Ticketek may charge a reasonable fee for the replacement of tickets. Ticketek may not replace tickets where seating is unallocated (general admission tickets).

Regarding ticketing refunds from the iTicket website:

ITICKET generally cannot issue refunds or exchanges after a ticket has been purchased. Please be sure you choose your tickets carefully and agree to the terms and conditions of sale before confirming your purchase. If an event is cancelled or postponed without a raindate being offered, or a refund is required by law, liability is limited to refunding the ticket price only. All other fees and charges are non-refundable.

Where is the event?

Auckland Spring will be held at the Auckland Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Epsom, Auckland 1051

What are the show times?

Friday 21st October - 6pm to 9pm
Saturday 22nd October - 9am to 7pm
Sunday 23rd October - 9am to 6pm
Monday 24th Otober - 9am to 5pm

When will tickets go on sale?

Tickets for Auckland Spring Armageddon will be on sale through iTicket mid-September.

Where can I purchase tickets online?

The only place to purchase tickets online for Auckland Spring Armageddon is through iTicket.
DO NOT PURCHSE TICKETS ANYWHERE ELSE, THEY ARE A SCAM. Viagogo is a resale marketplace charging over double the actual price of tickets. Any tickets purchased through Viagogo will NOT be allowed admission into Armageddon, as they are fraudulent.

Can I buy tickets at the gate on the day?

Yes there will be door sales

What kind of parking is available?

Car parking is available onsite at the Auckland Showgrounds during most events on a first come, first served, basis. Accessible car parking is available on site, please request assistance from the car parking attendee upon entry to the venue for directions. For larger events where Alexandra Park is available for car parking, entry is via Campbell Crescent. Parking is $10 cash when you enter.

What kind of public transport is available?

Frequent bus services run past the Auckland Showgrounds.

From Pt Chevalier and St Heliers / Glen Innes.
Route 007 travels from Pt Chevalier via UNITEC, St Lukes, Greenlane and Glen Innes / St Heliers and return If travelling from Pt Chevalier get off on Greenlane Road outside the showgrounds If travelling from St Heliers / Glen Innes get off on Greenlane Road opposite the showgrounds

From central city / Newmarket
Departing from Britomart stop 7019 on Customs Street (outside Showgirls) approximately every 30 minutes
Routes 327, 328, 334, 344, 347, 348 and 354 travel via Newmarket then along Manukau Road. Get off at the stop just before the intersection with Greenlane Road.
Departing from Midtown stop 7055 on Wellesley Street East approximately every 15 minutes Friday and Saturday and approximately every 30 minutes Sunday
Routes 302, 304, 305, 312 and 315 travel via Newmarket then along Manukau Road. Get off at the stop just before the intersection with Greenlane Road.
Outer LINK departs from Midtown stop 7086 on Wellesley Street West and stop 1096 on Wellesley Street East by Lorne St approximately every 15 minutes 7 days a week. Get off at the stop just after the intersection with Greenlane Road

From the south
Selected bus services are available from Manukau City Centre, Mangere, Otahuhu, Papatoetoe, Onehunga and Royal Oak, travelling along Manukau Road as above.

You can check regular service times by using the Journey Planner.


The nearest train station is Greenlane, approximately 25-30 minutes walk to Auckland Showgrounds.

Is there an ATM?

Yes there are a couple of ATMs located inside the venue grounds. However, we always recommend bringing cash as some stalls only take cash.

What food is available?

There is a venue café with a range of food and drink available and food trucks located outside.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Yes, you can. It is always good to bring water and some snacks.

Can I smoke at the venue?

No. Auckland Showgrounds is a smoke-free location. You must be outside the venue grounds in order to smoke.

Is there cloakroom services?

No, sorry. The venue does not offer cloakroom services. Any valuables you have should be kept on your person or not brought into the venue.

Where is first aid?

First aid staff will be located near the Info Desk. Please head to the Info Desk if you wish to contact First Aid about a serious injury.

Is the event accessible to those with wheelchairs?

Yes Auckland Showgrounds is fully accessible.

Where do I get tickets from?

Tickets for Auckland Armageddon will be on sale through iTicket.

Do kids get in for free?

Yes all children 12 years and under are able to come in FREE to Auckland Winter 2022. Children aged 4 years and under do not require a ticket, but children 5-12 do require a ticket. 

Do you offer a Family Pass?

Yes, a single day Family Pass (2 adults and 3 children) is available for $56.00 through iTicket as a pre-sale, and $60.00 at the gate on the day.

Do you offer a Student Discount?

Yes, a single day Student Pass is available for $23.00 through iTicket as a pre-sale, and $25.00 at the gate on the day with ID.

Do you offer a Senior Discount?

No sorry, our event does not come with a senior discount option.

Do you offer a discount for carers?

No sorry, our event does not come with a carers discount option.

What can I get signed by guests?
  • 6x4" photo - Animation guests will have supplied 6x4" photos available to sign for FREE (1 per person)
  • 8x10" photo - Guests will have a selection of 8x10" photos available to sign for a cost (price varies between each guest)
  • 11x17" photo - Some guests will have a selection of 11x17" photos available to sign for a cost (price varies between each guest)
  • Personal item - You are able to bring in items to be signed such as books, games, DVDs etc. Please do not bring in items that are not permitted in the event such as bladed prop weapons etc.
  • Pop Vinyl - Some guests have a separate price for signing pop vinyls, but these work the same as personal items, you bring in your own pop to be signed, the guest will not have stock they will be selling on the day
How do I pay for the autographs/selfies?

You are able to purchase tokens for autographs and selfies from the guests from the Armageddon Token Booth. 

Do I need a token for all autographs?

Tokens are only required for items that are paid, you do not need a token for the free 6x4" photos from animation guests, but these are limited to only 1 per person. 

What if I miss the autograph session?

If you miss one session, you will be able to use your token at another session either day, but if you miss all the autograph sessions due to not lining up in time, you will not receive a refund.

What happens if I lose my child?

If you see or have lost a child, head over to the Info Desk. If you have lost a child, our staff members will ask for a description (gender, age, defining features, their outfit for the day) to help others locate your child or children. We recommend writing your phone number on your child’s arm in felt pen or labelling their clothes to help with this process.

Where can I find lost property?

Lost property will be stored at the Info Desk in the main entry. Check in with our team there to see if they have your lost property. If you realise you’ve lost something after the event has closed, you will need to contact the venue directly, as all lost property will be handed over to the venue office once the event ends.

What kind of entertainment can I expect to see at the event?

There is a huge range of activities and entertainment available at Armageddon such as interactive gaming activations, cosplay activities (including cosplay panels, a parade and competition), and collector card tournaments, console and PC gaming setups, as well as various exhibitors and artists. Those who are attending to meet celebrity guests, will enjoy the Main Stage which features both celebrity and event panels among others.

Do you have to pay extra for panels?

No, all panels are free. Schedules will be found here closer to the event: https://www.armageddonexpo.com/Schedules/ 

What can I buy at the show?

There is a huge range of exhibitors selling all sorts of goods including but not limited to pop culture merchandise, clothing and accessories, gaming tech, films, comics, games and handmade artwork and crafts.

Can I film/take photos at the events?

General event photos and videos are accepted. Please note: filming panels is prohibited. At no point should footage taken at Armageddon Expo be sold for profit. If you have a special filming request or are interested in recording footage for a documentary or other non-press content please contact [email protected] 

Who do I contact if I have a media enquiry?

To submit an application to attend the event with a Media Pass, please fill out the form you can find here: https://www.armageddonexpo.com/Media-Enquiries/
For considerations for celebrity guest interviews (prior to and during the event) please contact [email protected] to submit an interview request. Guest interviews will take place at the discretion of celebrity talent and their management.

Please note, as guests are currently just virtual, guest interviews are not something we are able to offer.

What is your photography policy?

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at this event for use on the Armageddon expo website, for use in promotional and/or marketing materials. By entering the expo, you consent to Armageddon expo photographing and potentially using your image and likeness for promotional or marketing purposes.

At Armageddon Expo, many of our attendees enjoy cosplaying at our events. As standard attendees, we expect the same appropriate behaviour from cosplayers to those who are not cosplaying. Alternatively, cosplayers are not there for the general public’s enjoyment. Unwanted photographs and attention are not permitted under any circumstances.

If a cosplayer/attendee refuses a request for a photograph, that is the cosplayer/attendee’s right, and everyone must respect that. If people tell you “no” or to leave them alone, your business with them is done. Leave them alone. Do not follow them or attempt to disrupt their convention experience in any way. If you continue to attempt to have contact with those people, you may be removed from the premises.

Can I record or livestream panels?

No, the filming and/or streaming of panels is not allowed under any circumstances. Photography may be permitted, as long as you do not use your flash.

Can I bring my drone?

No. Drones are prohibited both inside and outside any Armageddon venue.

Can you scan tickets from my phone or do I need them printed out?

We can scan printed tickets or digital tickets from your phone.

Who is the organiser of the show?

Beyond Reality Media Premiere Event Management Ltd. (BRM) Is the company that runs all of the Armageddon Expo events. BRM was created back in 1995 by Bill and Adele Geradts who are passionate about creating events for like-minded fans.

How do I get a photo or autograph with a celebrity guest?

Now that the NZ border is finally starting to open up again, we are able to once again host international guests in-person, which means we will once again have photograph sessions and autograph signing sessions available. For free animation guest autographs (1x 6x4" provided photo per person), all you need to do is line up at the signing area at the time of the session, no token needed. However for all autographs being purchased, you will be able to buy the tokens for these are the Armageddon Token Booth next to the signing area on the day.

What cosplay props can I bring?

The Health and Safety of our attendees, staff and vendors is Armageddon’s number one priority, and we have a strict weapons and prop policy to ensure this, if you’re planning to attend any of our events with a prop, make sure it matches convention safety standards by checking out our Weapons and Prop policy here: https://www.armageddonexpo.com/Weapons-Policy/ 

Following the 2019 Christchurch Mosque Attack we made a significant permanent adjustment to our cosplay and weapons prop policy. 

To reiterate for anyone unsure, real life and imitation military uniform of any kind will not be permitted under any circumstances. One general camouflage patterned clothing item is permitted such as trousers or a top by itself however, a full camouflage outfit or imitation military uniforms is not. This extends to SWAT style uniforms. Pre-1900's military uniform is permitted.

Furthermore, all imitation firearms whether they are handmade, a toy or not will not be permitted. Items that have the appearance of a working firearm, even where they do not function as one, are classified as imitation firearms. As imitation firearms can cause public alarm, these will not be permitted at our event. Weapons from sci-fi and fantasy shows and brightly coloured toy weapons that clearly do not resemble working firearms will be permitted.

We’d also like to highlight the following policy points:
All prop weapons must be submitted to prop check when entering an Armageddon Expo event. Armageddon Expo staff and representatives have the sole discretion to approve prop weapons. Prop checks are located at the main entrance of any Armageddon Expo event. Once your prop is checked staff will put a bright cable tie around a part of your prop so other staff and attendees can see it has been checked.

Please when traveling to and from the event ensure that your prop weapons are safely transported so that you don’t raise concern from the general public and attract the attention of local law enforcement.

If you buy weapons at an Armageddon Expo event. All exhibitors must adhere to a strict R16 Weapons Customer Policy and will also provide an information leaflet summarising the Weapon Policy with all purchases. If you buy a prop or other weapon from an exhibitor at an Armageddon Expo event, you must keep it sealed in the secure packaging for the duration of the event. Those who disobey this rule will be removed from the event. Additionally prop weapons purchased at the event that do not meet the weapons policy may not be openly carried at the event.

Attending any Armageddon Expo event means that you agree to comply with all rules and policies regarding the safety of all attendees, including this weapons policy. You further understand and agree that, for your own safety and the safety of everyone at an Armageddon Expo event, Armageddon Expo staff and representatives hold the right to inspect your costumes, prop weapons and any other item you bring to the event. We may temporarily or permanently remove any attendee at any time for violating this weapons policy because every attendee’s safety is of the utmost importance.

For queries about our Cosplay Prop and Weapons Policy please feel free to contact us through our Facebook page or at [email protected]

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited from all Armageddon Expo events:

  • Drones
  • Homemade Stilts
  • Alcohol and other illegal substances
  • Helium Balloons
  • Lasers
  • Confetti or loose glitter
  • Lighters or other flammable sources
  • E-cigarettes and vaping devices
  • Roller Skates, skateboards, hoverboards and scooters
  • Ahegao clothing
What is your harassment policy?

At Armageddon Expo, we value the safety of our attendees and want everyone to have a safe, enjoyable time at our event. We firmly believe in the saying “Cosplay is Not Consent”. Please ask cosplayers before photographing them and treat all your fellow attendees respectfully. If you witness or experience harassment, please tell a member of the Armageddon staff or security team. 

You can find the full Armageddon Code of Conduct here.


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