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MELBOURNE SHOWGROUNDS

Event Review: Oz Apocalypse Lazarus - Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale (Continues to May 10th)

If you’re reading this, it may already be too late. We’re at an abandoned medical facility at the Melbourne Showgrounds in Ascot Vale. There are six of us, I’m not too sure how many others are left. We are armed with military grade tactical weaponry, however have limited ammunition. We are under attack. You may not believe what i’m about to say but, our attackers are not human.

Our Top 5 Melbourne Soundwave Moments

Soundwave Festival passed through Melbourne last weekend, so before it moves onto Sydney and Brisbane tomorrow, we look back on our top 5 moments of the weekend, and give our readers a little taste of what's to come on the rest of the tour...

Photo Gallery: Soundwave Festival (Day Two) - Melbourne Showgrounds (22.02.15)

Rebecca Houlden brings us photos from the second day of Soundwave Festival in Melbourne, with the likes of Faith No More, My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way, Fear Factory, Soundgarden, Hollywood Undead, Incubus and many more...

Event Review: Armageddon Expo - Day 2, Melbourne Showgrounds (19.10.14)

Day 2 of Armageddon was another massive day of fun and special guests including Doctor Who's Jenna Coleman and Stargate Atlantis stars David Hewlett and David Nykl as well as the favourite cosplay parade.

Photo Gallery: Armageddon Expo - Melbourne Showgrounds (18-19.10.14)

The Armageddon Expo took over the Melbourne Showgrounds this past weekend, with TV and movie stars from the likes of Doctor Who, Breaking Bad and Superman, as well as members from the huge realms of sci-fi, fantasy, comic, anime and gaming all coming together for a weekend of geek and fanatic goodness. Rebecca Houlden was there and brings you this gallery!

Event Review: Armageddon Expo Day 1 - Melbourne Showgrounds (18.10.14)

The Armageddon Expo dropped by Melbourne this weekend, providing a fun environment for geeks to well, 'geek out' on their favourite fandoms and share their obsessions for all things television, sci-fi, mystical and comical with other fans.

Event Review: Supanova Pop Culture Expo - Melbourne Showgrounds (13.04.14)

Who knew that Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion would become cult hits? That Doctor Who would be inspiring conventions fifty years on, that Japanese anime and manga would impact Western youth and that nerds and geeks all over the world would become the cool kids on the block? Perhaps in contemporary times the very people who don’t try to be mainstream are the ones who become hugely popular. We have become enamoured of those who are truly passionate about their interests because there’s a sincerity in that which inspires curiosity in a great number of us.

Avicii's 'True Tour' to visit Australia in 2014.

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23 year old Swedish DJ Avicii is set to bring his 'True Tour' to Australia in 2014! This will be Avicii’s first solo headline tour of Australia. Last week, Avicii’s show in Sweden sold out, selling 30,000 tickets in only three minutes.

Event Review: Armageddon Expo - Melbourne Showgrounds (19.10.13 to 20.10.13)

Armageddon Expo - when you hear the name, what does it conjure up in your mind? The book of revelation will tell you it’s the end of the world between good and evil. Going to this festival you will see it is full of characters that are portrayed as good and evil as well as movie, TV, comic, authors, painters, cars, rides, freebies and more.

Photo Gallery: Armageddon Expo - Melbourne Showgrounds (19 to 20.10.13)

Cosplayers and pop culture fans alike attended the Armageddon Expo held at the Melbourne Showgrounds over the weekend. Our photographer Nathan Atkins was on hand to capture all the action over the two days.

the AU interview: Stewart McKenny (Australia) talks Armageddon Expo.

Brisbane based comic book artist Stewart McKenny has had one hell of a journey. From humble beginnings browsing comic book stands as a fan, to working for the world’s most prolific comic book publishers, Marvel, DC Comics and Darkhorse, McKenny has firmly established himself as one of the world’s best. Before he hits up the Armageddon Expo, he chatted to Cara Williams about all things comics, art and Armageddon.

Armageddon returns with another stellar line up

Following the success of past events, the Armageddon Expo Australia is back to Melbourne for its seventh year in a row. A change of venue this year means it will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds on October 19 and 20, 2013.

Photo Gallery: Manifest 2013 Day 2 - Melbourne Showgrounds (18.08.13)

Rebecca Houlden was there to capture all the action from the Sunday session of Manifest - Melbourne Anime Festival.

Photo Gallery: Manifest 2013 Day 1 - Melbourne Showgrounds (17.08.13)

The Melbourne Anime Festival - or Manifest brings the best of Anime, Manga and Cosplay culture to Melbourne Showgrounds. Rebecca Houlden was there to capture some of the best Cosplayers from Saturday.