Chromacon 2019 – Auckland – 1-2 June 2019

Chromacon 2019 logo

What

Chromacon 2019 – New Zealand Indie Arts Festival

Chromacon is a non-profit biennial indie arts festival based in Auckland, New Zealand that celebrates the coming together of creativity, artistic excellence and community.

Chromacon connects all New Zealanders with a group of highly talented multi-disciplinary independent creators working across an ever-expanding range of mediums including illustration, comics, concept art, sculpture/ designer toys, animation, tabletop/ video games, and more!

You will find original artwork and creative projects from independent creators of different media, styles, and genres at Chromacon. You will also be able to purchase self-published work or even one-off originals directly from the creatives themselves.

The intimate nature of the event offers you the chance to meet and connect with creatives you may already admire or others creating new and exciting work that you weren’t aware of.

Furthermore, we will be hosting live events, drawing/painting demos, and artist talks/ panels on a variety of subjects throughout the weekend.

We invite everyone with an interest in art, in particular storytelling in visual and interactive mediums to come join us for a celebration of Kiwi creativity. Whether you’re a fledgling artist yourself or simply curious about the amazing original work created by independent creators right here in New Zealand, everyone’s welcome!

This year we’ve almost doubled in size and will be showcasing close to 200 creators and taking over all floors of our venue – the newly refurbished Aotea Centre.

Chromacon 2019 will feature:

  • Exhibitors: 120+ NZ & international illustrators, comic artists, designers, animators, sculptors, game developers and more personally showcasing their work to the public.
  • Live Art: live drawing, painting demonstrations and hands-on creative activties
  • Public artist talks and discussion panels.
  • Games and interactive activities.
  • Lots of other cool activities!
  • CHROMA ART AWARDS 2019:
  • CHROMA CONNECT 2019: a creative summit featuring industry talks/ panels and masterclasses aimed at professional development, to take place the following weekend (8-9 June) in Wellington in partnership with Massey University and Weta Workshop.

Chromacon 2019  will take place over the weekend of 1 – 2 June 2019 – Completely FREE for public entry. Once again, we’re partnering up with Auckland Live to bring Chromacon to Aotea Centre at the heart of Auckland City.

Watch the Chromacon 2019 Festival trailer.

When and Where

1 – 2 June 2019
10 AM – 5PM

Aotea Centre, Auckland.

How Much

Free public entry.

Kickstarter to support Chromacon 2019 to remain free and receive exclusive Art Book, Enamel Pin, T-Shirt, Limited Edition Prints, Original Art & more! Closes 24 May 2019.

More

Chromacon 2019 website and kickstarter has more information about the festival.

Chromacon 2019 is also on Facebook, Facebook event, Twitter @Chromacon, and Instagram.  

As we are a non-profit, grassroots event – please help us spread the news and invite all art lovers to come along!

Tauranga Armageddon Expo – Tauranga – 8-9 June 2019

What

The Bay of Plenty Geek event of the year returns for two fun filled days of gaming, animation, trading cards, wrestling, amusements and action. 

Watch live Westling with IPW, enjoy Lasertag and amusements, free trading card demonstrations and giveaways, massive OMEN PC arena with Esports and Live Twitch streaming, two non stop animation screening rooms, exhibitors from across NZ and beyond with anime, pop culture and more.

Meet TV and movie stars from Wellington Paranormal, Shadowhunters, Outlander, Archer, Star Trek, Teen Wolf and more!

Featuring international comic creators and Animation voice actors from Naruto, Spider-Man (Playstation Game) The Regular show and more. 

This is THE event for Tauranga and beyond.

When and Where

8 and 9 June 2019
Show hours are 10am to 5pm both days
(Early Access from 9am)

Baypark Arena
Mount Maunganui

How Much

General Entry
Adult – $15 (Early Access $25)
Child (5–12) – $10 (Early Access $20)
Family pass (2 adults, up to 3 children) – $40

Weekend Pass
2 Day Adult (includes Early Access both days) – $45

VIP Passes
Little Bay of Geddon – $229
Big Bay of Geddon – $399
Ultra Pass – $799

More

Full Ticket Details
List of Guests
Full Schedule


Christchurch Armageddon – Christchurch – 1-3 June 2019

What

Christchurch’s greatest event of 2019 is here!

Armageddon Expo brings international TV and Movie stars from Harry Potter, Shadowhunters, Lucifer, Archer, Teen Wolf, Star Trek and more, Comic creators, Animation voice actors (The Regular Show, Naruto, Spider-Man Game) alongside live wrestling, movie screenings, contests and challenges, Virtual Reality and Esports gaming arenas, Trading Card Tournaments, Cosplay costume contests and events and more.

Armageddon features a huge Omen by HP PC area with the latest computer gaming technology not to be missed as well as numerous collectible and pop culture orientated retailers showcasing and selling products.

This is THE event for families and people of all ages. Held over the three days of Queens Birthday long weekend (June 1-3rd) at the Horncastle Arena, Armageddon is an event not to be missed.

When and Where

1 – 3 June 2019 (Queens Birthday Weekend)
10am – 5pm (Early Access from 9am)

Horncastle Arena,
55 Jack Hinton Dr,
Addington,
Christchurch

How Much

General Entry
Adult – $20.00 (Early Access $30.00)
Student – $15.00 (Early Access $25.00)
Child (5–12) – $10.00 (Early Access $20.00)
Family Pass (2 Adults, 3 Children) – $50.00

Weekend Pass
3 Day Adult – $50.00 (Early Access $70.00)
3 Day Student – $40.00 (Early Access $60.00)
3 Day Child (5–12) – $25.00 (Early Access $40.00)

VIPs Passes
SHAKEY PASS – $499
ULTRA PASS – $999

More

Full Ticket Details
List of Guests
Schedule

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back showing with NZSO – Auckland – 5 May 2019

What

Film with live Orchestra
Presented by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert comes to New Zealand in 2019! This classic film will be accompanied by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich, bringing John Williams’ Oscar®-winning score to life. Don’t miss this exciting combination of a cinematic classic performed with live orchestra.

“You must feel the Force around you…”

The battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga. As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi Master Yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force.

Little does Luke know that all his Jedi training will be called upon so soon. A stunning revelation– and a seeming life-or-death duel with Darth Vader– await.

After the phenomenal success of Star Wars: A New Hope, director Irvin Kershner took over from George Lucas and delivered what many believe is the best of the Star Wars films. John Williams again composed the score, creating a soundtrack that built on the music from Star Wars: A New Hope and expanded it to fit the universe around it.

When and Where

Sunday, 5 May 2019
4pm – ~6:30pm (run time approx 149 minutes)

Spark Arena
Parnell
Aucklan

How Much

$95 each + $8 handling fee

More

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert on the NZSO website
Purchase tickets at Ticketmaster


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
Buy Tickets

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