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Melbourne Gamers Meetup – Sat 9th Feb 2008

Coming up next month is the Melbourne Gamers Meetup, run by Australian Gamer and sponsored by Space Meat, PALGN and Gamers Events. Organised by Yug from Australian Gamer, this event is a social gathering of Australian gaming communities and forums. I will be attending the BBQ and it’s bound to be a blast judging from the previous Gamers Meetups in other cities. So come along and meet some great people, eat some great BBQ and just all round have a great time. For more information and a location map you can check out the official site.

Official Site: http://www.melbournegamersmeetup.com/
From: Saturday, 9th of February, 2008
Category: Social Meeting
State: Victoria
City/region: Melbourne
Cost: $2 for BBQ
Venue: Yarra River & James Squire Brewhouse

Address:
BBQ – On the Capital City Trail just across the river from Flinders Street Station

James Squire Brewhouse – G16, 439 Docklands Drive, Waterfront City, Docklands

eGames Melbourne 2007: Game Preview Write-Up

While a lot of the games on display at eGames this year are already on the market, a slew of pre-release titles were still available for me to get my hands on, and you can trust that’s what I did. Gathering from around the globe, publishers from Ubisoft to Activision, EA to Atari, Microsoft to Nintendo and so forth; the event served as a worthy insight into gaming over the next few months.

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30 Days of Night Competition *Finished*

Thank you to everyone who entered, the winners will be contacted shortly and have their prizes sent out to them. If you didn’t win don’t worry we have more competitions coming soon. Enjoy!

Icon Films and the eGames & Entertainment Expo are giving FIVE lucky Space Meat readers the chance to win a double pass to an exclusive advanced screening of the upcoming Vampire horror film 30 Days of Night, to be held at Hoyts Melbourne Central cinema on Wednesday 7th November at 6:30PM.

For your chance to win this great prize all you have to do is email your full name to competition@spacemeat.com.au. Good Luck!

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spacemeat.com.au is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our content, products and services. All information supplied will only be viewed by the site editor (Liam Marcon) and the organisers of the competitions, and will not be sold or distributed in anyway.

ATOMIC LIVE! Held Sunday 21st October.

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One word: Cosplay. I didn’t even know what it was before setting foot into the hallowed tent that is the annual Atomic Live show, held at the Sydney Showgrounds at Olympic Park on Sunday 21st October, but I have been trying to erase it ever since as though it were only a psychotic Episode, Total Recall style. I think the moment I realised that these costumes should be banished to the Live Action Role Playing from which they emerged was when a guy walked past in cammo pants and a blue beret, and I didn’t even think that he might be dressed as Guile from Street Fighter… More frightening was the fact that I KNOW that he didn’t have to purchase a single extra piece to complete the outfit. It was all made from regular daily clothing. Add to that the compulsory Jedi, Chewbacca (“I went to the trouble of buying this costume, so it’s coming out every time!”) and a few others that I didn’t recognise and just gave the benefit of the doubt too, and it spelled BFI (Bad First Impression).

Once past that though, the event had many interesting booths. Atomic Live is based around the high end PC magazine Atomic, published in Australia for Australians, which is reflected in the events and information on the day. There was an impressive amount of activity happening across a broad range of companies such as Asus, NVidia, Auran and Ubisoft. Plenty of prizes were given away and most of the attendees seemed pleased with the day as a whole.

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Armageddon Expo: Richard Horvitz Interview

Space Meat and Canned Geek present an interview with animation and video game voice actor Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim, Psychonauts). Filmed live at the 2007 Armageddon Expo in Melbourne on Sunday 14th October. Interview by Kyle Evans. Cinematography by Will Owen.

Armageddon Expo: Neil Kaplan Interview

Space Meat and Canned Geek present an interview with animation and video game voice actor Neil Kaplan (Digimon, Transformers: Robots in Disguise). Filmed live at the 2007 Armageddon Expo in Melbourne on Sunday 14th October. Interviewers are Kyle Evans and Will Owen, cinematography by Liam Marcon.

Armageddon Expo: Neil Kaplan Interview – Part 1 (YouTube) | Part 2 (YouTube)

High Quality Stage6 Video:

2007 EnhanceTV ATOM Awards

Australian media is an important part of the Australian sociology and economy. So it’s always good when non-profit organisations like the Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) contribute greatly to Australian media in general and award those who excel in its various fields. Tomorrow (Friday 19th October 2007) will hold the 2007 EnhanceTV ATOM Awards which are a cause for celebration as they recognise excellence in over thirty categories of Film, Television, Animation and Multimedia. But also this year they will also be celebrating the ATOM Awards silver anniversary (25 years) and introducing a new category, Best Multi-modal Production, and sub-category, the Images of Age Documentary sub-category.

This years awards will be hosted at beautiful Regent Theatre in Melbourne by Master of Ceremonies, comedian Alan Brough (Spicks & Specks, The Panel). So come and celebrate the pursuit – and achievement – of excellence in film, television, animation and multimedia, with some of industry’s greats including Rachel Ward, Adam Elliot (Harvie Krumpet), Working Dog Productions (The Castle, Thank God You’re Here), and Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-nominated Australian film and television actress Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters).

Tickets to this event can be bought from Ticketek.

$77 – Full
$35 – 15 and under

Where: Plaza Ballroom, Regent Theatre, Melbourne.
When: Friday 19 October. 8.00pm – late
Wear: Cocktail attire

Bat Free Armageddon

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The fine folks organising the upcoming Armageddon Expo recently changed their guest line up with Adam West (Batman), Julie Newmar (Cat Woman), David Wohl and Ray Park (Darth Maul), not being able to make the expo. Now this is sad news for Melbourne and Sydney based Batman fans but everyone else don’t fret too much because some pretty cool people have come in to fill those blue booties.

A favourite of mine Alan Tudyk will be at the event, who you might know as Walsh in the short lived but much beloved Firefly series and subsequent movie Serenity. He is also quite hilarious as Steve the Pirate in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and as Wat Falhurst in A Knight’s Tale. He also played the second lead in I, Robot as the robot Sonny, was in this years blockbuster comedy Knocked Up, and has two roles in the much anticipated films 3:10 to Yuma and Death at a Funeral.

Also to fill the bat shaped void is Star Trek: Enterprise star Connor “Trip” Trinneer, who also more recently appeared in Stargate: Atlantis as Michael “Wraithface” Kenmore.

Being a big fan of Alan Tudyk, I am even more stoked about the Armageddon expo than before but I can understand how some people might be sad about not getting to meet Adam West. Sorry Jordan you will have to wait until next year to show him your boy wonder costume.

Armageddon: To do list

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I’m absolutely stoked for the upcoming pop culture Melbourne and Sydney based expo, the Armageddon Expo. When I first read the huge list of guests and events I thought, “What the hell? How can they fit so much awesomeness it to just two days?” well here’s how…

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Countdown to Armageddon

It’s nearly here; Armageddon the long running New Zealand pop culture expo has hopped across to Australia. The Armageddon Multimedia Expo is a celebration of all that is cool and awesome in the world of movies, television, comic books, and video games. So of course we are going to be there.

Some of the highlights of the expo will be the special guests Joe Flanigan, Ray Park, Bruce Timm, Billy West, Richard Horvitz, and of course Batman himself Adam West. The expo will also feature some must see events including a screening of the upcoming animated film Superman: Doomsday, free laser tag, Red VS Blue screening and Q&A, PWA live wrestling, Top Cow comic contest, and a Dominos Pizza eating contest.

You can read more info on the Armageddon Multimedia Expo at their official site.

Make sure you don’t miss out on this great event. We are going to be at the expo getting some footage for our upcoming Vodcast so if you spot us feel free to come over and say hi. You might just get to play our on the spot pop culture quiz and win a prize as well as make it onto the vodcast.

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