The pop culture convention Oz Comic-Con is on this weekend. This is the second year for this event. The location has changed from last year.
When: July 6th & July 7th 2013
Location: Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building
Price: $22 for a single day adult ticket, $40 for the weekend. Check their website for the special ticket details.
Some of the guests include Ron Perlman, William Shatner, Jeffrey Combs, Tia Carrere, Colin Ferguson, Niall Matter, Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Gigi Edgley, Cary Elwes and Bill Farmer.
Avoid the queues!
Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster or for purchase an the door.
Full event details and guest bios can be found at www.ozcomiccon.com.
Melbourne is lucky enough to get a plethora of pop and geek culture events each year but if you’re anything like me, it’s never enough!
Now just a week away is one of the most exciting events to hit Australia: Oz Comic-Con.
Oz Comic-Con is an expo featuring content from all genres of pop-culture, featuring film and television stars, comic book and anime artists, gaming demonstrations and cosplay competitions, and even creative workshops and master classes. But of course the main draw will be the stars themselves, so I’ve put together a must see, greet and photograph list of stars that are attending Oz Comic-Con. Read more [+]
When: Friday 13th Apr, 2012 – Sunday 15th Apr, 2012
Location: Melbourne Showgrounds (Epsom Road, Ascot Vale VIC)
Cost: $27.50 – $55
Back for their second year the guys over at Shadowloo are set to host another epic fighting game tournament in Melbourne on June 25th at the CQ Hotel.
If you’re wondering just how epic this may be, well it’s damn epic enough to bring several of the world’s top Super Street Fighter IV players all the way down to Australia to compete Read more [+]
The fine folks at THQ Melbourne once again opened their doors to the Space Meat team for a preview of their upcoming and just launched titles. As usual we all had a great time hanging with our fellow Melbourne video game media and checking out what THQ had coming out in the near future.
Personally I went into this preview with not much knowledge and not a lot of interest but I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of titles and as a jaded and busy critic I’m not that easily surprised.
Hit “more” for our first impressions of some of the latest THQ titles.
The annual Melbourne Armageddon Expo is nearly here. It’s a fun pop-culture expo with guests from film, TV, animation and comic books.
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
October 16 & 17, 2010
Some of the guests:
John Dimaggio (Bender in Futurama)
Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson on Stargate SG-1)
David Faustino (Bud Bundy on Married with Children)
Michal Biehn (Terminator, Abyss, Aliens, Grindhouse)
Ben Browder (Farscape, Stargate SG-1)
Paul Mcgann (Doctor Who, Alien 3)
Michelle Forbes (True Blood, BSG)
Bruce Hopkins (Lord of the Rings)
Lexa Doig (Stargate SG-1, Andromeda)
Jennifer Blanc (Dark Angel)
Torri Higinson (Stargate Atlantis)
Lloyd Kaufman (Director Troma Films)
Claudia Christian (Ivanova in Babylon 5)
Miracle Laurie (November in Dollhouse)
Sylvester Mccoy (the 7th Doctor Who)
Sophie Aldred (Ace in Doctor Who)
Juliet Landau (Drusilla in Buffy and Angel)
If you’re a lover of the crouch punch and spend your afternoons quarter-circling your way to victory, then you shouldn’t miss the second annual Battle Arena Melbourne fighting game tournament. Presented by CouchWarriors and sponsored by THQ, Madman Entertainment, and Sega Australia.
Battle Arena Melbourne
When: October 2 & 3
Where: CQ, Event Room 2, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
The game line-up includes Super Street Fighter IV, Tekken 6, Blazblue Continuum Shift, Virtua Fighter 5, Soul Calibur 4, Street Fighter III: Third Strike, Super Smash Bros Brawl & Melee, plus DIY and Social play.
Check out the official site for all the info: http://bam.couchwarriors.org/
Any adult gamer that likes to get their drink on should have checked out the Mana Bar by now, with all the press and positive reception going on it’s hard not to hear about the nightlife bar taking over Brisbane’s Valley district with geeks getting into video games and custom themed drinks.
Well with all the raging success the venue’s team have announced that Mana Bar will be opening new locations in Melbourne, Sydney and internationally with local venues opening before the end of the year.
Basically they’re sticking it to any haters Read more [+]