Armageddon Expo & Cosplay – Auckland (day 1-2)

Armaggedon time of the year has rolled around again. This time its held at the ASB Showgrounds. Much better venue than previous events I’ve been too in NZ. About 4x plus outside space that of wellington (hometown).

Day 1: arrived about midday and shuttled to motel. Not great impressions of it at all. Thin walls, windows don’t have locks, and only 1 key between the 3 of us who r staying in the room. And an “ancient” microwave that looks like its from the 80’s. plus, the elements above didn’t appear to work 🙂 – a good start mmm…

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Day 2:  Wow the Auckland ASB Showgrounds is quite a large venue- although felt like a maze at times there was enough room to walk around even with 10,000 others coming and groung throughout the day 🙂  The afternoon was spent listening to various well known people answering the audiences random questions.

Christopher Heyerdahl (True Blood, Supernatural, Sanctuary etc)

Christopher Judge (Stargate SG1)

Cosplay:

 

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Brisbane 2012

Just sitting at me desk now, just back from the long journey from Brisbane, Australia. It was a very warm and busy trip, going all sorts of places, and catching up with some people haven’t seen in a long time. Left on the Wednesday morning, about 4am for a 6am “red-eye” flight. Aren’t those ‘fun’???!!

Stayed with a friends family up in Redcliffe, about 30mins north east of Brisbane City in a modern seaside apartment block. It wasn’t till the second day took the car and then boat ride down to the city centre…

brisbane city

Brisbane City from the CityCat.

High end shopping!!!….

Brisbane Arcade

Brisbane Arcade

Gold Coast

On friday, a trip to Gold Coast and the following day…  Supanova Expo!!! 😀

Broadbeach, Gold Coast

Broadbeach, Gold Coast, right before it rained.

Cosplay!!!

Huge turn out for the competition....

Costumes on show – apologies for slight blurriness 😉 – will name which i know. If anyone can fill in the gaps .. please do 🙂

Angel Sanctuary

Ed & Winry - FMA

two skinny saiyans

two skinny saiyans w/ very high heels!

KHR! (a card version)

it's chopperman!

And a couple special guests also appeared:

Noriyuki Abe 阿部 記之 &  Masakazu Morita 森田 成一 !!
( Voice Actor of Kurosaki Ichigo  & Bleach (anime)  Director )

Costume WIP

As a few people may know, am heading for Brisbane middle of next month, included is a overnight trip to the Gold Coast- haven’t been to either places in about 20 years. I still vaguely remember little bits from way back.
Accommodation all sorted now so that worry is behind me.
Now the main reason for heading down to Gold Coast is the Supanova Expo.

Saber from Fate/Stay Night

In the middle of making a costume for this. And this weekend i finished the first part the shirt – just have a few fasteners to finish up – and it’s also the first garment have ever completed with no help and on a brand new sewing machine… (image left) And it’s supposed to end up something like (image Right).

Only a few weeks to go aaah!!!! hope can get in ready on time – if worse comes to the worst, will be doing finishing touches in Ozzie! ~ guess how am gonna be spending my easter 😛

Armageddon Melbourne

Its now the 3rd day in Melbourne when am writing this.
It’s been a pretty good trip so far, had fun afternoon at geddon, which was held and the exhibition centre, which was absolutely massive. In all honesty though, I didn’t think it was as good as Auckland or Wellington. Maybe it’s  because I didn’t take part in the cosplay even this time, or know pretty much no one there, but the lady who organised the cosplay event in Auckland and Wellington was there to judge too.
Currently I’m on mobile and its way too expensive to post images so you’ll have to wait till I get home 🙂

Update 21/10: PHOTOS

OZ & House

Off to Melbourne tomorrow YAY … will post once or twice while am away.

House – made the 20% deposit today – and when get back from Aussie, only 2 days to settlement and will then be hands on- stripping wallpaper, sanding, painting etc.. making a mess to sum it up, fun fun ^_^