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The inaugural Armageddon Expo in Hamilton took place at Claudelands over the weekend of 14-15 April. Claudelands came to life with over 12,000 people attending to celebrate pop culture mania. Hundreds came dressed in their favourite character outfits and the popular zombie walk saw around 200 people donned in fake blood take to the streets.
A huge success for the city’s first Armageddon event which will be back for 2013!
Claudelands was put to the test last weekend as thousands of Twihards, zombies, Dr Who and anime fans converged ready to meet the stars of the biggest pulp culture event in New Zealand, the Armageddon Expo, its first ever visit to the region.
The first stop in the 2012 Australasian tour, Armageddon Expo set the challenge for Claudelands, infiltrating all parts of the venue including using the main arena for the exhibition, conference rooms for events and seminars, satellite rooms for anime screenings and green rooms and the exhibition halls for the more energetic attractions like professional wrestling and laser strike. Even outside spaces were utilised for a theme park and parking.
The venue passed with flying colours prompting Amageddon Expo owner Bill Geradts to comment, “It was truly the best ‘first event’ at a new venue we’ve ever had.