First Wave of Virtual Guest Announcements for Armageddon Expo


Over the past few months, we’ve had so many cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a nice change of pace — a convention adapting to the changes and moving forward.

Armageddon Expo will be held over three weekends in three different cities during the last two weekends in July and the first weekend of August 2020. This is a New Zealand convention that will be held in Christchurch (July 18-19 at Horncastle Arena), Tauranga (July 25-26 at Baypark Arena) and Wellington (August 1-2 at Sky Stadium).

While these conventions will happen physically, the guests will be streaming live to the main stage from where they are. This will also be the only way to see their panels, as they are convention exclusive. There will be no autographs, video calls or any other extras available for these guests.

The following guests will be streaming live for all three conventions:

The first of the announcements is John Barrowman. John has played Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and Torchwood and Malcolm Merlyn in Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

The next announcement is Christopher Sabat, known for roles such as Vegeta, Piccolo and more in Dragon Ball Z, All Might in My Hero Academia and Yami Sukehiro in Black Clover.

The third announcement is Rachael Harris. Rachel is known for playing Dr. Linda on Lucifer, Sheila Sasz on Suits, Melissa in The Hangover and Susan Heffley in Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

The next announcement is Sean Maguire. You might know him from his work as Robin Hood on Once Upon a Time, Sir Effingham and the Dark King in The Magicians and Mr. Lightbourne in The 100.

The fifth announcement is Rebecca Mader. Rebecca is known for her roles as Zelena or The Wicked Witch of the West on Once Upon a Time, Charlotte Lewis in Lost and Jocelyn from The Devil Wears Prada.

The sixth announcement is Lana Parrilla who is known for her roles as Regina Mills or The Evil Queen in Once Upon a Time, Greta in Lost, Sarah Gavin on 24 and Nina Schaefer in Windfall.

Troy Baker is the last announcement for this wave. Troy is known for his work as Joel in The Last of Us, Higgs in Death Stranding, Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite and Arkham Knight, Jason Todd and Red Hood in Batman: Arkham Knight.

Remember these guests will virtually streaming into the main stage at all three conventions. This will be the only way to see these panels. There will also be no extras for these guests, only the panels.

Tickets for these conventions will go on sale Monday, June 22 at 9 a.m. NZ time.

The only tickets available to buy will be general admission (there will be no VIP tickets for these events).

For Christchurch, the general admission tickets available will be:
Adult/Student – $15
Child (5-12) – $10
Family Pass (2 Adults, 3 Children) – $45

The general admission tickets for available for Tauranga will be:
Adult/Student – $15
Child (5–12) – $10
Family pass (2 adults, up to 3 children) – $40

Wellington Single Day general admission tickets are as follows:
Adult/Student – $20
Child (5–12)/Senior – $12
Family pass (2 adults and 3 children) – $60

Wellington Two Day Tickets are as follows:
Adult/Student – $38
Child (5–12)/Senior – $22

Armageddon has released an official Covid-19 statement to do with their upcoming events, which is as follows:

With the move into Level One, each Armageddon event is cleared to proceed as planned with our normal event capacities and stage setups. We will be implementing contact tracing through our event ticketing and will have hand sanitizer in positions throughout the event. Additionally, we will have a thermal camera upon entry to ensure that no one who enters the event has a high temperature.

Please consider the health and wellbeing of others before attending this event.
Remember that if you are any of the following you are not permitted into the event:

feeling unwell or have any cold or flu-like symptoms,
are self-isolating or awaiting test results for COVID-19,
have a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19
or have been in contact with anyone who fits the descriptions above.

Emma is a fangirl of many different fandoms. She loves comic books, Charmed, Harry Potter, and many others. She has been writing since she was about 13 and taking photos since she was 23 but taking photos at conventions since she was 26. She travels a lot to different fandom conventions. She loves to travel, sing and dance. You can find her on twitter @simplyreflectph or @simplyreflected.

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