Posted April 14, 2022

Winter Armageddon is here! The first large-scale expo in NZ for 2022 at the AUCKLAND SHOWGROUNDS in Greenlane on June 10-12th 2022. The family funfest not to be missed with FREE CHILD ENTRY, Armageddon Expo Winter brings all forms of entertainment, amusements, and gaming together into a two-and-a-half-day extravaganza!


Check out the main hall for exhibitors showcasing the best in collectibles, pop culture, sci-fi and fantasy merch. Play the latest games, experience virtual reality, compete in the Red Bull racing simulator zone, R16 gaming area, arcade alley, Oppo League of Legends mobile gaming, Just Dance disco floor and massive PC and console gaming areas with the latest games on play!

The main gaming area is proudly sponsored by Le Va, dedicated to Pasifika youth wellbeing - 

Feeling like a challenge? We have the $1000 chilli eating contest and our all new Red Light, Green Light contest with the winner getting $1000 in cash!

We’ll have mini-golf, nerf and airsoft shooting areas, axe throwing, archery, amusements, board gaming and trading card tournaments - PLUS climb inside full-sized spaceships including a Racing Pod, the Steampunk Voyager and DiscoVery Spaceship in the Neon streaming area.

Experience D&D gaming, trading card tournaments and demonstrations, contests and more along with Game Kings board gaming area for the latest in dice and board game play. Make sure the kids enjoy the Rainbow Obstacle Course and other amusements for all the family.

Meet international animation stars from RWBY, Sonic the Hedgehog, Attack on Titan, My Hero Academia as well as from The Flash and Supernatural, PLUS the cast of the YouTube sensation Viva La Dirt League!

Stars from Futurama, Pokémon, Shang-Chi and the legend of the Ten Rings, Daredevil, True Blood, Batwoman, Discovery of Witches and more will also appear virtually!

Cosplay (costume play) will be a huge presence within the event, with attendees in amazing outfits from the latest films, movies, anime and games. And entering the events Cosplay Parade on both Saturday and Sunday. Make sure you also look for the full size Transformers Bumblebee stalking the event.

All this and the biggest esports event in NZ history – the Wintergeddon Esports Open! There’s $20,000 in prizes, international gaming hosts, over 100 gaming setups including Xbox X consoles, all playing Halo Infinite in duels to the death (virtually). Proudly supported by Logitech, Red Bull, Auckland Unlimited and ZM, this will be the gaming event of the Winter that any true gamer will want to be a part of.

Entry to the Esports tournament is separate from expo entry however we will have over 100 units setup for free play on Friday night and during the finals on Sunday.


Viva La Dirt League - meet the stars of YouTube sensation Viva La Dirt League
Colleen O’Shaughnessey - Sonic the Hedgehog
Bryson Baugus - Attack on Titan
Cris George - My Hero Academia
Miles Luna - RWBY, Rooster Teeth
Samantha Ireland - RWBY, Red vs Blue
Osric Chau - Supernatural, The Flash


Lauren Tom – Futurama, Supernatural
Meng'er Zhang – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Deborah Ann Woll – Daredevil, True Blood
Stephen Moyer – True Blood, The Gifted
Teresa Palmer – Discovery of Witches
Javicia Leslie – Batwoman
Rachael Lillis – Pokémon
Veronica Taylor – Pokémon
CutiePieSensei - Cosplay
Jim Byrnes - Highlander music performance

The event schedule will be announced early May along with many special activities taking place.

Armageddon Winter will be our first event of 2022 and celebrates our 100th event since we began in 1995, something that we couldn’t have done without the many supporters, fans and exhibitors involved with the events. We can't wait to see everyone there.

Bring the whānau for an experience that many have been missing for the past two years.
Winter isn’t coming… the Winter Auckland Armageddon Expo is here!

TÅ«takina te inatitanga
Hapori, whānau, ahurea rorotu, ihumanea, kēmu/kaikēmu, hākinakina ā-hiko, hangarau, anime/pakiwaituhi, puka waituhi, ngā apoaponga, hautupua, ngākau whiwhita



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