Pop culture a buzz
Tawa and Porirua residents got into character for the Armageddon science fiction and fantasy expo held during Queen’s Birthday Weekend in Wellington.
More than 22,000 fans went through Westpac Stadium during the three days to see television and movie stars from The Hobbit, Percy Jackson, and Game of Thrones.
Armageddon Expo event director Bill Geradts said crowd numbers were the highest in its 13 years.
Those there were on a ‘‘natural buzz’’, many dressed as favourite characters, he said.
Army collectors: From left, Shaun Beardsmore, Jodan Melculie, Porirua’s Bryce Lane and Chris Roberts collecting for Child Cancer at Armageddon.
Dressed up: Jurden Janna from Tawa came as the male version of the Frost Queen.
In character: From left, ‘‘Godoka’’ (Elizabeth Brown), ‘‘Homura’’ (Erica Cai) and ‘‘Madoka’’ (Nina Wong), all from Tawa, spent a lot of time on their costumes.