Pop Kultcha – Auckland – 15 December 2018

What

Returning by popular demand, Pop Kultcha will have tables of both new and pre-loved goodies, toys, action figures, comics and more!

Expect more of the same and a bit of the new as we prepare ourselves for pop culture goodness.

Please note we have changed venues from the Rose Centre to the Ellerslie War Memorial Hall. As updates and posts will be added please watch and like this event page.

When and Where

Ellerslie War Memorial Hall,
138 Main Highway,
Ellerslie,
Auckland

Saturday 15 Dec 2018,
10am – 3pm

 

How Much

Family Pass: $10.00
Adults: $5.00
Door Sales Only

More

Facebook Page
Eventfinda Page

Movie Night: Overlord – Auckland – 17 November 2018

What

JJ Abrams, director of a couple of my favourite movies including the Cloverfield series, Star Trek, and Super 8, brings us a WWII movie with a twist. As if war wasn’t horror enough, what if there’s a supernatural element to it? Join the Auckland Horror Club to check it out!

**NOTE: This meetup is movie only and it will be the late show. Theatre to be determined. There is no restriction on number of people. We will also be going to dinner beforehand, but I will post that meetup the week of with the location and time.

What we’re about

Horror movie lovers rejoice! Have you been searching for people to share the enjoyment of sitting down and watching flicks from this infamous genre? Let’s get together to watch the good, the bad, and the ugly of all things horror! Feel free to post movie ideas, or anything else horror related that might be interesting.

When and Where

Saturday, 17 Novemeber 2018
9pm – 11pm

Event Cinemas Broadway
77 Broadway
Newmarket, Auckland

How Much

Normal movie fee

More

Movie Night: Overlord Meetup page
Auckland Horror Club Meetup Group

Geek Girls Film Screening With Director Gina Hara – Auckland – 25 October 2018

What

Premiere screening of Geek Girls a documentary film by Gina Hara.

The hidden half of nerd culture.

Geek Girls is the first feature-length documentary exploring the hidden half of fan culture: nerdy women. Although geeky communities have recently risen to prominence as major cultural contributors, very little attention has been directed towards the women who live and work with nerd culture on a daily basis.


Filmmaker Gina Hara addresses this oversight by delving into a world of professional gamers, cute dresses, fake names, and death threats; she follows her subjects through the exhilaration of newfound community and the ennui of ostracization while also exploring her own struggles with her geek identity.

Gina Hara was born in Budapest, Hungary. She is an acclaimed filmmaker and artist with a background in art & technology, interested in the experimental aspects and transmedial forms of visual culture.

For the first time in Auckland, Gina Hara will attend a screening of her documentary Geek Girls for a Q&A after the session.

When and Where

Thursday 25 October 2018
6pm – 8:30pm

Hoyts Cinema: Sylvia Park,
286 Mt Wellington Highway
Mt Wellington
Auckland

How Much

$25 + $1.75 booking fee

More

Geek Girls Film Website
Eventfinda page for screening
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Scifi Quiz + Venom the Movie – Wellington – 7 October 2018

What

The scif-quiz followed by the Marvel Movie Venom starring Tom Hardy (Tom Hardy is awesome at dark characters!).

Tickets are up – please buy your own ticket in row F. Work your way out from the middle seats to sit with us.

Quiz: 4:30pm at The Tasting Room
Movie: 6:00pm at The Embassy

You can do just the quiz, just the movie or both.

Meetup Group: Improbable & Impossible – Sci-Fi & Fantasy

A book, movie and social club. Every member is given event management rights. You see something you think other members will be interested in, create an event.

We have a regular meeting once a month to chat, plan, swap books etc.

When and Where

Sunday, October 7, 2018
4:30pm to 8:30pm

Quiz at 4:30pm
The Tasting Room
Cnr Courtney Place & Cambridge Terrace
Wellington

Movie at 6pm
The Embassy Theatre
10 Kent Terrace,
Mount Victoria,
Wellington

How Much

Standard Movie prices – Approx $20

More

Meetup page for the event
Improbable & Impossible – Sci-Fi & Fantasy Group

Auckland Star Trek fan group, dinner and film evening – Devonport – 6 October 2018

What

Auckland Star Trek Fan group is a place where fans of the Star Trek universe can meet other Trekkies for conversation, food and video nights Whether you are a fan of TOS, TAS, TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT, DIS, or the fan films all are welcome!

Wow exciting things are happening with our group, with a brand new beautiful venue situated in the picturesque Devonport area. We will be getting together for fun, food and uniformed frivolity in the gorgeous Devonport library. You can have a snack and a Trek chat in the dinning area or put your feet up by the gas fire and watch some on the TV. Nothing compares to watching Star Trek together with a diverse group of Trekkers who love Trek just as much as you.

While we have and still do communicate with our members via email we are now opening it up on Meetup! This means that we are open to new members joining and also that the number attending on our Meetup is not accurate as it does not include our current members who RSVP by email.

This is what will be happening
We will be meeting at the library for our dinner and film evening. From there some of us may decide to buy some takeaways just over the road from one of the nearby shops. We will have dinner in the library. If you want to bring something to eat please bear in mind there are no food heating facilities, sink or utensils so please bring your own plates etc.

When and Where

Saturday 6 October 2018
4pm – 10pm

Devonport Library
2 Victoria Rd
Devonport
Auckland

How Much

A gold coin donation to cover meetup costs is appreciated but not expected

More

Meetup Page for the October 6th event
Auckland Star Trek Meetup

Armageddon Expo – Auckland – 19-22 October 2018

What

Aucklands ASB Showgrounds will be host to three and a half days of Gaming, Wrestling, Animation, Cosplay Costuming, Amusements, ESports, TV and Movie stars and much more!

With one of our largest guest lists ever, meet international TV and Movie stars from Doctor Who, Shadowhunters, X-Men, Addams Family, Runaways, Supernatural, Stargate SG1, Supergirl, Harry Potter and so many more. Meet animation voices from RWBY, Mass Effect, Attack on Titan, Yuri on Ice and more. Comic creators, animation portfolio reviews, screenings, cosplay events with international cosplay stars Jessica Nigri and others.

PLUS, NZ’s biggest gaming displays from PlayStation, Nintendo, Logitech, Total Interactive, OMEN, Warner Brothers and more, with a huge ESports arena, gaming events and activities.

Numerous collectible companies from all over the world with merchandise unavailable anywhere else in NZ as well as huge sale areas from EB Games and MightyApe.

With special Music events, Gaming displays and releases as well as Special advance previews, Armageddon is THE entertainment event for NZ not to be missed.

When and Where

ASB Showgrounds
217 Green Lane West
Epsom, Auckland

Labour Weekend
Friday 19th October – 6pm to 9pm
Saturday 20th October – 9am to 6pm
Sunday 21st October – 10am to 6pm
Monday 22nd October – 10am to 5pm

How Much

Adult One-day entry (Friday, Sunday, Monday) – $26
Adult Saturday Entry – $28
Adult Three-day pass – $70.00
Premium Pass – $349
Ultra Pass – $1249

Various other discounted passes for Students and Children.

More

Armageddon Expo Auckland Website

Auckland Hobbies Fair – Auckland – 15 September 2018

What

The Auckland Hobbies fair is New Zealand’s largest collectors fair for Diecast models, model trains, collectible toys, model train layouts, working models, sci-fi collectibles, and much more. It is held twice a year at Freemans Bay Community Centre.

Including:
Dinky, Corgi, Lledo, Matchbox, Solido, Minichamps, Spot-On, Fun-Ho, Hot-Wheels, Ixo, Diecast models, old tin plate toys, Meccano, model trains and accessories, model boats, toy soldiers, Meccano, kitsets, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Batman, TV themes, McDonalds toys, dolls & bears, miniatures, postcards, DVDs, books, magazines, records, plastic models, planes, vintage tools, military memorabilia, motor racing, and more.

There will be a LEGO display present and Lego for sale, Lego for the kids to play with also.

Free entry after 2pm. Eftpos and cash out facilities available. Drinks and food are available on site to purchase. Sausage sizzle, and ice cream available on site.

When and Where

11am – 3pm
Saturday 15 September 2018

Freeman’s Bay Community Hall,
52 Hepburn Rd,
Freemans Bay,
Auckland

How Much

$5 per person (primary school children free if accompanied by adult)
Free entry after 2pm

More

Auckland Hobbies Fair Website
EventFinda Page

Overload Manga and Comic Convention – Auckland – 29 September 2018

What

Overload NZ Comic Manga Convention is a community-focused annual event where local indie comic and manga artists can exhibit and sell their work. With food stalls and a range of anime and manga themed stalls, there is something for everyone.

This year Overload will host more than 250 indie artists from all over New Zealand. We are running lots of fun events for attendees to join in, such as a Cosplay Competition, a Character Design Competition and J-POP Karaoke Competition, all with excellent prizes donated by our sponsors. Not only that, Japanese Voice Actress Hiromi Igarashi from ‘THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS’, Anime Director Seiji Izushima from ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ and Cosplay Artist KANAME will attend as our international special guests.

Join this entertaining, fun event to help encourage, promote and support young local comic/manga artists. Overload is a non-profit venture, and we greatly rely on our amazing sponsors, so throughout the whole day at our sponsor booths, the dedicated staff from NZ local art and hobby businesses will sell manga, anime DVDs, and genuine collectible goodies.

When and Where

The CLOUD
89 Quay St
Auckland CBD

10am – 6pm
Saturday 29 September 2018

How Much

Adult $10.25
under-13 $5.12
under 5  free
Family $27.10

More

Overload Website
Overload EventFinda Page

Spark Festival – Hamilton – 6-9 August 2018

What

Get inspired while you learn, share and connect face-to-face with creative visionaries who hail from the USA, Australia and New Zealand at Spark’s 20th Festival. This week long series of talks, workshops, exhibitions and performances will be held on Wintec’s city campus with other events happening in the heart of Hamilton city.

Speakers will share their knowledge in talks and workshops on everything from being a social influencer, to making it as a freelancer, finding creative people-centred solutions to difficult brand problems, and building collaborative creative and inclusive communities in an increasingly connected world.

Step out from behind your screen and be part of this two-way exchange at these critical, and intimate, conversations. Share knowledge and fuel your curiosity at this week-long, creative experience.

The festival is free to attend and open to all, though there are limited places at each event. For entry, students bring your Wintec ID and for anyone else get your Eventbrite Ticket at no cost here. To sign up for workshops click the register link on the website and find out all you need to know.

When and Where

Monday 6 – Thursday 9 August 2018
8am to 8pm each day

Wintec Campus
Gate 5
Tristram St
Hamilton

How Much

Free

More

Website – www.spark.net.nz

 

The Starlight Cinema Taupo Hobby Expo – Taupo – 14,15 July 2018

What

The Expo, organised by the Taupo Model Railway Club, features model railways from around the North Island, and also gives local model makers, craft and hobby groups an opportunity to display their skills to the wider community.

Refreshments are available, as well as free activities for the youngsters, making the Hobby Expo the perfect venue for a family outing.

Part of the Taupo Winter Festival, 11-15 July 2018

When and Where

Taupo Events Centre,
26 AC Baths Avenue,
Taupo

How Much

Children: $5.00
Adults: $10.00
Family: $20.00
Door Sales Only

More

Eventfinda Page
Taupo Winter Festival