Armageddon Expo 2012 is on this long weekend at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane. And while I'm opening the brochure after it has already begun, the six films haven't screened just yet!
* The original 1982 TRON will be playing, followed by a panel discussion with stars Bruce Boxleitner & Cindy Morgan. United Sweets Main Stage, 9:30 AM Sunday.
* It'd seem that Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan have benefited greatly from their experiences on PIRANHA 3DD and the SAW franchise. Because their follow-up to 2009's THE COLLECTOR has got Shooter McGavin in it! Those of us who think an R18 screening at 2 PM on a Labour Day is a great idea, will be at Stage Three to watch THE COLLECTION.
* BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1 is a new animated film released a few weeks ago, which stars Peter Weller as the voice of Batman and features a female Robin. It screens at the United Sweets Main Stage, 10:30am Saturday.
* I'll freely admit that I have absolutely no idea what it is that I'm talking about here (as with most of this post), but the MASS EFFECT 3 prequel film MASS EFFECT: PARAGON LOST doesn't appear to have been released before now? If that excites you, get to the United Sweets Main Stage, 10am Monday!
* Again, I am fuzzy on the details here, but TALES OF VESPERIA: THE FIRST STRIKE seems to be a 2009 anime film based on the TALES video games. It's a Production I.G. offering, who are responsible from some of my favourite Japanese animation; CROMARTIE HIGH SCHOOL, FLCL, DEAD LEAVES and the animated segments of KILL BILL. Stage Three, 10am Monday.
* DARKNESS RISING is the first 5 episodes of the 2010 animated series TRANSFORMERS: PRIME played together as a film. It features the original Optimus Prime and Megatron voice-actors, plus incorporates The Rock somehow? Stage Three, 3:30pm Monday!
There appear to be other shorter screenings too; anime titles such as CAT PLANET CUTIES and CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD are getting small breaks in there somewhere, in amongst all the signings, Cosplay and panels. Dudes from GAME OF THRONES having a chat, Luke from WWF's THE BUSHWHACKERS live wrestling and Temuera Morrison there to promote FRESH MEAT...
I dunno why it's taken me this long to open the brochure...