Hobby Zone is proud to be a part of anime conventions NZ wide! We’ve been attending conventions for years and have always enjoyed being able to meet fellow fans and share our enthusiasm for anime, comics and all things pop culture. Whether you’re looking to buy the latest manga, find out more about upcoming events, or just hang out with like-minded people, anime conventions are always the perfect place.
We offer a wide selection of excellent products at every anime expo we attend. We have everything from apparel to games and even rare collectable items. At our booth, you can find cosplay props, unique figures, comics, card games and much more! Stop by one of our excellent stores to purchase your tickets and to find out more about the next big convention.
Armageddon Expo - Palmerston North
Armageddon is back at Palmerston North (Te Papaioea) on 5/6th August 2023 at the Fly Palmy Arena, Central Energy Trust Arena, 61 Pascal Street
Date: August 5/6 2023
Location: Fly Palmer Arena
SATURDAY/SUNDAY - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Armageddon Expo - Auckland Spring
ARMAGEDDON LABOUR WEEKEND IS FINALLY BACK - FRIDAY 20TH / SATURDAY 21ST / SUNDAY 22ND / MONDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2023 AT THE AUCKLAND SHOWGROUNDS!
Date: October 20/21/22/23 2023
Location: Auckland Showgrounds
FRIDAY - 6:00PM to 9:00PM
SATURDAY - 9:00 AM to 7:00PM
SUNDAY - 9:00AM to 6:00PM
MONDAY - 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Come Visit Our Booth at Armageddon NZ
Our convention team is friendly and just as into the anime and comic scene as you are, so don’t hesitate to say hello if you see us at any anime conventions NZ wide. We would love to chat with all of you! Additionally, we’re always happy to answer questions or provide recommendations for what to get for yourself or a friend. Come and visit us at the next Armageddon convention — we promise you won’t leave disappointed!
What to Expect at an Anime and Comic Convention
At an anime and comic convention, one thing you can certainly expect is a wide array of merchandise. In addition to shopping, you can also attend panels where industry experts and artists share their experiences and insights on anime and comic culture. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the media and craftsmanship that goes into creating the amazing stories we all love. It’s also a great chance to meet new people who share the same interests as you.
Of course, no anime expo would be complete without a few competitions! Attendees often compete in costume contests or quiz shows to test their knowledge on pop culture and anime lore. There are also art competitions where you can show off your own work and maybe even win some prizes. The possibilities are endless!
Tips for Enjoying a Convention
Anime and comic conventions are always a fun experience! To make the most out of your adventure, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:
Plan Ahead - Before attending an anime or comic convention, you should research which exhibitors will be at the event, what special events there may be, and who will be presenting. This will help you plan your trip and make sure you don't miss out on anything that is important to you.
Dress Up - If it's allowed, dressing up as your favourite anime or comic characters is a great way to show off your fandom and express yourself. Whether you dress up head-to-toe in cosplay or just put on a cool t-shirt to show off your fandom, it’s always sure to be a blast.
Bring Cash - While many exhibitors accept card payment, having some cash on hand can really help in a pinch if you find something unique from an exhibitor that doesn't have card facilities.
Shop Around - With so many different exhibitors and vendors, you're sure to find something that strikes your interest. Be sure to take some time out of your day to browse the offerings and purchase any items that interest you.
Socialize - One of the best parts about attending conventions is meeting other fans and making new friends. Introduce yourself to other attendees, check out the fan panels, and join in on the conversation!
Come Visit Our Hobby Zone Booth
If you're a cosplay enthusiast, you know that having the right props and accessories can make or break your look. One of the most important components to any costume is a stylish and iconic sword.
We know you love Gel Blasters. That’s why we stock the latest models of Gel Blasters so you can get the best shooting experience!
Hobby Zone is a paradise for board game fans! Our booth will be stocked with a variety of gaming options – ranging from two-player card games to complex multi-player strategy titles.
Hobby Zone is the perfect place to shop for costumes for your cosplay! Our selection of costumes offers something for everyone, from classic looks like wizards and superheroes to unique anime creations like Naruto and Attack on Titan.
We've stocked up on the latest sets of all the popular trading cards. No matter if you're a beginner or an experienced player, we have the right collection of cards to get you started or help you refine your strategy.
Hobby Zone's selection of Funko Pops is truly vast and varied. From Marvel superheroes to classic movie characters, there's something for everyone in our range.
Hobby Zone is the place to be for all things Manga! Our selection of manga features a wide range of genres, including action, comedy, fantasy, horror, romance and more.
Come and Join Us at the Next Convention!
Don't miss out on the unique convention experience – visit our Hobby Zone booth at the upcoming anime and comic conventions! Come meet our friendly team who will be happy to help you find what you’re looking for. We’re sure to have something for every fan.
Can’t wait until the next convention to get your anime goods? No problem. Our Anime New Zealand team are always here to help you browse at one of our brick and mortar locations!