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
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.
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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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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