Armageddon Expo – Tauranga 2024

Expo Details

The Armageddon Expo is one of the largest pop-culture expos in New Zealand. Bringing in thousands of pop-culture, movie and gaming fans from all over New Zealand, this show offers a fantastic opportunity to promote Airsoft to the wider Kiwi public in the Bay of Plenty.

The Tauranga Armageddon Expo is returning for 2024 to the Mercury Baypark Arena for two days of in-person celebrity guests, epic gaming, cosplay, anime, comics, collectibles and more!

Help promote your local club and showcase the sport of Airsoft to loads of people. These events have a proven track record of encouraging people to try the sport and ultimately join their local clubs.

Plus, the best part of all is it’s loads of fun! Help out and become part of the Apocalypse Crew. Get free entry into the event with snacks and drinks provided. Plus, there’s always a club dinner and social evening on Saturday night.

Accommodation is available for those who need it. 

TAURANGA ARMAGEDDON

MARCH 16th & 17th 2024

Mercury Baypark Arena
81 Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui

Baypark Arena

EXPO DAILY TIMETABLE

FRIDAY

2.00 to 5.00pm – Pack-in and setup

SATURDAY

8.00am – Display / Range set up
8.50am – Pre-event Briefing
9.00am – Event opens
5.00pm – Event closes
5.15pm – Overnight pack up

SUNDAY

8.30am – Display / Range set up
8.50am – Pre-Event Briefing
9.00am – Event opens
5.00pm – Event closes
5.15pm – Full pack down

RSVP & Attendees List

Please complete this form to let us know that you are available for the expo.  We may be required to pass on your contact details to event organisers.

You must be over 18 years of age and must be an active Airsoft Club member.

ALL CREW TO MEET AT VENUE FOR SETUP AT 8.00AM ON SATURDAY.

We’ll be in contact with you if you have any questions. 

Do not wear any camo gear.  We recommend a tidy pair of black pants and a club t-shirt.

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REGISTERED ATTENDEES

FRIDAY

  1. Spanky
  2. Mastercard
  3. Matrix
  4. Gooseman

SATURDAY

  1. Spanky
  2. MasterCard
  3. Tinman
  4. Kes
  5. Matrix
  6. The Colonel
  7. Gooseman
  8. Qyiet
  9. Fraser
  10. Aaron S
  11. Possum

SUNDAY

  1. Spanky
  2. MasterCard
  3. Tinman
  4. Kes
  5. Matrix
  6. The Colonel
  7. Gooseman
  8. Qyiet
  9. Fraser
  10. Aaron S
  11. Possum

ACCOMMODATION

FRIDAY

  1. Matrix (main guest room)
  2. The Colonel (single bedroom)
  3. Gooseman (the nest)
  4. Possum

SATURDAY

  1. Matrix (main guest room)
  2. The Colonel (couch)
  3. Gooseman (the nest)
  4. Qyiet (single bedroom)
  5. Aaron S
  6. Possum

NOT REQUIRED

  1. Tinman
  2. Kes
  3. Fraser

Display Guns

Display Guns – for Display tables

  • Apocalypse Airsoft will supply all display material for the stand
  • We will no long require the loan of club members guns for the display stand

All Display Guns will be:

BB Free | Gas Free | Battery Free
Supplied by Apocalypse Airsoft

IMPORTANT! – CARRY GUNS ARE NOT ALLOWED

All Carry Guns are banned

  • No carry guns are allowed whatsoever

Etiquette

  • No carry guns allowed
  • When discussing the sport to the public, refer to the gear as Airsoft Taggers

Things to do

  • Focus on the positive aspects of Airsoft such as teamwork, leadership, physical activity, socialisation, sportsmanship and fun
  • Encourage the public to have a go in the Airsoft Range
  • Encourage the public to come out to a club game

Frequently Asked Questions

What clothing should I wear?

As we are presenting to the public it is important for our crew to be dressed appropriately. 

No camo or BDU’s of any kind is to be worn.

Tidy black pants and either a club t-shirt or tidy black t-shirt or shirt are preferred.

If you are feeling creative you can wear a post apocalyptic themed costume providing it is not of a military nature and does not incorporate camo patterns.

If you are unsure, please send us a photo of what your costume will look like for prior approval.

Can I carry my gun around?

No attendee is to bring or carry an Airsoft gun during these events.  All attendees are to remain around the Apocalypse Airsoft display while on duty.

Will display guns be stored at the expo overnight?

No. All display guns will be set up and removed daily. No Airsoft Firearms will be left on site.

We will no longer require the loan of additional Airsoft guns for display purposes.

Can I bring my own guns to use in the shooting ranges?

No. Only the checked and approved NZ Airsoft hire guns will be used in either range.

Absolutely NO personal Airsoft guns are to be brought to the event.

Do I have to pay for an entry ticket?
No you don’t. The Expo organisers do not always supply us with enough free passes but our staff have never had problems gaining Free entry. We may issue what passes we have during the day if you are coming and going frequently from the event.

We will supply all NZ Airsoft helpers with branded lanyards which will help at the gate.
If you have any issues being let in call Spanky on 021 065 1015.

I am travelling to help out. Is there somewhere to stay?

There will be space available at Spanky and Mastercard’s property.  Please let us know if you are planning on staying over for the weekend.  You will need to bring an airbed, sleeping bag, pillow and towel.

You can stay both Friday and Saturday night, or just Saturday, whichever suits you best.

Can I help for half a day?

Yes. All help is welcome.

Do I have to pay for parking?

No, there is plenty of free parking onsite.  Exhibitors can park at the front of the venue.  Public entry is around the back. 

What kind of food will be available?

AWI generously provide snacks and drinks for everyone helping out at these events.  There are also plenty of food vendors at the Armageddon events and our favourite… Dunkin Donuts!

Friday night dinner is casual as everyone arrives at different times.  Saturday dinner is usually a group effort and we generally plan this on Saturday depending on how many people will be joining us.

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