Fantasy meets reality at Armageddon Expo

By Talisa Kupenga

Ko te hui Armegeddon te takunetanga nui whakaharahara i te auahi nui o Tāmaki i ēnei rangi, ā, anuanu mai, i tae tararoa katoa atu rātou ki te hui, e toru rā te roa, ki te whakanui i te kaupapa auaha nei. 

Ko Armageddon te kaimanawa o ngā hemonga o te cosplay me ērā momo rōpū, ki reira hono ai te ao wawata ki te ao mārama.

Ko te Cosplay te tino mahi ki konei, he whakamau kākahu kia rite ai te āhua ki ō rātou tuatanga kiriata, ataata anō hoki.

He kotahi rau rima tekau ngā whakaaturanga mā ngā tāngata whitu tekau mano. He tākaro kēmu, he haere ki te rua o Batman, he ara whakamataku hoki te kitea.

He putea mō te pikitia, te ingoa tangata rongonui hoki, ēngari ko tā Damian Reid mahi nō Te Ati Awa ko te uiui ki te hunga rongonui.

Hei tā Reid, "They all want to experience the culture…all the guests get a carving from Dane Kingi and that is often remarked as the most precious thing that any of them receive at a convention worldwide.

“They get gifts all the time but they've never actually had a convention where they turn up and every single guest is given a carving from the indigenous people."

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