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Experiencing Armageddon in New Zealand – The #Awesomenessness

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The NZ Armageddon Expo kicked off on Friday and we headed along to see what the fuss is all about. Now, we think it’s probably best to admit right up front, that this is something that is WAY outside the realm of the type of event we would normally cover, but hey, it’s all about stepping outside your comfort zone, right? Let’s just say, thank goodness our photographer knew her pop culture, because we definitely needed to ask her a million questions to find out who was who in the world of sci-fi; as people dressed in cosplay outfits had our minds spinning, as we wracked our brains trying to work out who they were supposed to be in their elaborate outfits’ (apparently it’s ‘totes inapropes’ to ask someone in cosplay, who they’re meant to be).

Overrun with sci-fi, movie and comic fans, gamers and the just plain curious (curious – yes that’s us) Armageddon features entertainment, mind-altering exhibits, comics, anime, TV & movie celebrities, comic and voice artists, massive gaming stands and much, much more! The expo attracted 30,000 people yesterday and it’s still running today and tomorrow, expecting around 50,000 people through the doors in total.

Admittedly, we were at first a little hesitant and unsure of what to expect, and of course, worried about whether we would ‘stick out like a fashionable sore thumb’ in our non-cosplay everyday wear, but we actually walked out of the expo (6 hours after arriving) elated we went along, and genuinely blown away with the effort in which fans of Armageddon, put into their outfits.

We met a few of this year’s headline celebs, including Richard Dean Anderson (he’ll always be MacGyver to us), David Hewlett, DJ Quall and Doctor Who’s – Jenna Coleman, to name just a few. But we also met a tonne of die-hard cosplay fans. Check out our favourite costumes, characters and highlights from Armageddon…

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Experiencing Armageddon in New Zealand - AKA #Awesomenessness

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Experiencing Armageddon in New Zealand - AKA #Awesomenessness

Experiencing Armageddon in New Zealand - AKA #Awesomenessness

Experiencing Armageddon in New Zealand - AKA #Awesomenessness

Experiencing Armageddon in New Zealand - AKA #Awesomenessness

Experiencing Armageddon in New Zealand - AKA #Awesomenessness

Experiencing Armageddon in New Zealand - AKA #Awesomenessness

Experiencing Armageddon in New Zealand - AKA #Awesomenessness

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