Superheroes, zombies, sci-fi monsters and real-life anime characters are gearing up to make their annual appearances, alongside fantasy, fiction and comic stars at the Hamilton Armageddon Expo at Claudelands Arena on May 24th and 25th.

"This is our third year at Claudelands Arena and it's really one of the best venues for this event in the country. Our guests really enjoy coming to New Zealand, they find the Waikato audience to be very enthusiastic and always make them feel welcome," said Armageddon Expo event director Bill Geradts.

According to event organisers, besides celebrities, exhibitors and a display of costumed cult-fans, the two days will keep adrenaline flowing with events from Cosplay contests to Fear Factor challenges.

The line-up of international guests heading to Hamilton includes Leven Rambin from The Hunger Games and DJ Qualls of Supernatural and Breaking Bad fame as well as Michael Rowe from the popular show Arrow.

Hobbit stars Mark Hadlow and John Callen also join the guest list.

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Charles Martinet (voice of Super Mario Bros Mario and Luigi), Paul Eiding (voice actor from Ben 10) and William Salyers (The Regular Show) will also appear at the Hamilton event All celebrities attending will take part in panels, signings and photos, so fans can meet them in person.

From its inception in 1995, the Armageddon Expo has grown to become the largest fantasy event in Australasia with shows in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Melbourne and Hamilton.

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