OZ Comic-Con Melbourne 2015 – A Console Dominating Pre-show extravaganza

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“Alright you Primitive Screw heads, listen up! You see this? This… is my boomstick! The twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart’s top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That’s right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about a hundred and nine, ninety five. It’s got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That’s right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that?”

That’s right Primitives; Ash is in Melbourne, so “Hail to King baby” get on over to Oz Comic-Con 2015 this weekend on the 27th and 28th of June at Melbourne’s premier Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf.

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The indomitable, Bruce Campbell will be joining us in Melbourne, Australia for one day only (Saturday) and he isn’t alone, rather than an Army of Darkness following him, he joins an all-star line up of special guests, including Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider, Game of Thrones),David Wenham and Scotsman Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings), Stephen Hunter & Adam Brown (The Hobbit), Jewel Staite (Firefly), Emma Caulfield and Amber Benson (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer) Scott Patterson (Gilmore Girls) and many more…

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The Star Studded line up will appear in various Q&A Panels across the entire weekend, you can also meet and greet, get an autograph and have professional photograph with your favourite character. If that wasn’t enough to delight your senses, there is a multitudinous of fun to be had, have you ever wanted to be a Marvel Avenger? Well then test your might and only the true Asgaardian will lift the mighty “Ban” Hammer of Thor, or suit up as Iron man and battle the Hulk in the Hulkbuster!

Did someone say dress up?

The annual Cosplay parade will take place, which is truly a unique event and something you need to witness with your own eyes, plus the Melbourne finals of the Australian Championships of Cosplay. Make sure you have a camera ready! In addition to all the excellent pop culture stalls, comics, collectable statues, animation, art and maybe some video games, you can catch up with your favorite voice actors of Sailor Moon and Invader ZIM including comic and publishing guests from the Simpsons, Silver Surfer, Firefly and many more.

However the fun doesn’t simply stop when the doors close either, stick around after 6pm to party, “excellent”. Head on over to Studio 3 at Melbourne’s Crown and bop away to sweet soothing sounds of DJ Bob A Fett at the Deathstar Disco, or make way to the Beta Bar, the official Oz Comic Con After Hours party hang out and don’t miss out on BANG! The only Cosplay and Kigu Party in town or if Sunday night is your thing, check out Live Long & Party down at the Wharf Hotel. Visit the OZ Comic-Con website for more information.

This years event is sure to be a true celebration of everything pop culture, so do yourself a favour, put on that Helmet of horns or Vulcan Ears, bring the kids and spend a weekend in absolute nerd bliss. In addition the boys from The Console Domination Gaming Network will be heading over on the weekend, if you see us say hi, we won’t bite! Well maybe Timmy might!

For a full guest list, to purchase tickets and for further information, please visit www.ozcomiccon.com.

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About Oz Comic-Con
Oz Comic-Con produces pop culture events across Australia that celebrate TV shows, movies, comic books, graphic novels, anime and gaming. The events feature multi-genre content from across the spectrum – appearances by film and television stars, comic book artists and voice actors; gaming demonstrations and cosplay competitions; creative workshops and master classes; and hard-to-find merchandise. Oz Comic-Con proudly supports local Australian talent and businesses in many areas, providing a platform to showcase Australian creativity and endeavours. Oz Comic-Con was created by Sydney-based company DCA Enterprises, who now work in partnership with international event organisers ReedPOP to produce the Oz Comic-Con shows. The ReedPOP portfolio includes New York Comic Con, C2E2, PAX (Prime, East and Australia), Star Wars Celebration, Emerald City Comicon and the UFC Fan Expo.

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About: Matthew Cawley

I always had a passion for games even in my younger years, when I first received the Atari 2600, Pele Soccer was the flavor of the year, I played that game so much I actually started seeing top down soccer players in real life. My first real advanced gaming experience was when I received the Commodore Amiga 500, this is where adventure games took over my life, Sierra classics such as Police Quest, Space Quest, Kings Quest and the entire Leisure Suit Larry series dominated huge portions of my childhood.

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