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Auckland Armageddon October 20-23rd 2017, ASB Showgrounds Labour Weekend

Auckland Armageddon

October 20-23rd 2017, ASB Showgrounds
Friday 20 October - 6pm to 9pm
Saturday 21 October - 10am to 6pm
Sunday 22 October - 10am to 6pm
Monday 23 October - 10am to 5pm

Retrospace Attending! Come and see us on stands #176-180

Be sure to pay us a visit if you're coming to as we'll be at (Booth #176-180 - near the front and right off the halls as usual. The main reason to come by our booth? It's quite simple, support local. Buy local and we will keep bringing in really cool stuff all year round! 

The 2017 Auckland Brick Show – NZ’s Largest LEGO® Display

2017 Auckland Brick Show - LEGO Display

The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Dr, Henderson, Auckland

Saturday 21 October 2017 – Monday 23 October 2017 9:00am – 5:30pm

WHERE:

The Trusts Arena
65-67 Central Park Dr, Henderson, Auckland

Our own staff are part off the brick club and will be showing off their models there so come along!

 

NZ’S Largest Fan-created LEGO Display.

What will be on display? 
The Auckland Brick Show features LEGO models and displays by members of the Auckland LEGO User Group, as well as guests from around New Zealand.

At the show you can see: 
- A huge city display featuring trains, monorails, subways, and much more 
- A huge Amusement Park with working rides 
- Star Wars, Classic Space and huge MOC (My Own Creation) spaceships and moonbases 
- Castles & Pirates & Western LEGO Displays 
- Technic vehicles of every type and size, with working functions 
- Huge “History of LEGO” display featuring some of the very first LEGO sets from the 1960’s 
- A Great Ball Contraption (LEGO Rube Goldberg machine) to fascinate people of all ages 
- LEGO Mindstorms Robots and remote controlled cars to drive 
- Batman & Superheroes collections 
- LEGO Friends & Elves displays 
- A Giant Auckland Skytower model and Eden Park All Blacks game made by Australian LEGO certified professional Ryan McNaught (AKA The Brickman) 
- A huge Airport scene 
- Harry Potter displays 
- Amazing original LEGO creations of all types including castles, fantasy scenes and spaceships 
LEGO model railroad and train displays featuring trains from the first battery types of the 1960’s to the latest Power Functions remote control models 
- A LEGO Playbrick area where the kids (and adults...) can put their creativity to the test.

We do encourage you to avoid the queues by pre-booking your tickets.

This event is not affiliated with The LEGO Group. LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of The LEGO Group. 2017 The LEGO Group.


Support the SPCA For The 2017 Auckland Marathon for Retrospace

Rochelle the chief toy wrangler is at it again she is taking part in the Auckland marathon again this year and is running the 21km, and her charity is the SPCA, so any one who is keen to support, can donate on the Retrospace SPCA charity page, link below, or laugh at her on the day, your choice. Retrospace will be fundraising with varous things over the coming months so keep your eyes peeled, or give to the SPCA buckets on the counter, or go online to the link below!

Hi, 

Come support me as I participate in ASB Auckland Marathon 2016 in an effort to raise funds for SPCA Auckland. 
I've set up a web page at

https://aucklandmarathon2017.everydayhero.com/nz/rochelle-scoones

spread the word so that the SPCA Auckland really benefits from my sweaty efforts! 

Many thanks
Rochelle

Hamilton Nerdfest

Welcome to the Hamiltron NerdFest! Glued together by pop culture, performance and YOU, our multi-zone fair is for the nerd and non-nerd alike. We will be hosting a:

★ Record fair with 20+ sellers powered by needle in the hay
★ Pacheat sneaker exhibition and swap meet featuring Sole Merchants &DJ Sirvere
★ Comic Book zone fronted by Mark One Comics
★ Gaming room with Hamilton Fighting Game Community
★ Gaming DNA Trading Card / Board Gaming rooms
★ Retro Fashion pop up shop by Thrift'd Streetwear
★ Retro Gaming display with local collectors

 *Retrospace from Auckland

It wouldn't be a fair without performances and competitions:

★ Cosplay comp judged by Armageddon judges at deWildCosplay and Soxy Cosplay
★ Panel featuring local legends supported by Creative Waikato
★ 7 vinyl DJs from around New Zealand
★ Childrens entertainment sponsored by Hamilton City Libraries
★ Arcade provided by Crate Clothing 
★ Super hero photobooth
and more..

 

Sat 18th Nov

Toy and Doll Fairs 2017

THE AUCKLAND DOLL & TOY FAIR, Saturday 14th October  2017.  10.00am  -  4.00pm
Alexandra Park; Raceway Events centre, Greenlane Road Epsom
general admission  $6.00.  (Contact Brian or Vicki on phone 09- 820 1900,  or  )
 
 
MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION;  HAMILTON GARDENS.  21st - 23rd October. 2017.  Labour Weekend
by The Hamilton Model Railroaders, annual Model Railway Exhibition, at The Pavillion
10.00  till  4.00 pm daily,  Adult admission $6.00, Child $3.00, Family $15.00
 
 
The Great Auckland Toy & Model Fair, Mt. Eden War Memorial Hall,
Sunday 12th November  2017,  10.00am  -  1.00pm
admission $6.00, school children free entry with an adult
contact Allan  09- 272 4648,  email;  

 

Friends of Retrospace and other Social Websites


Zeus Plug

New Zealand's best Doctor Who podcast. Paul (Who is Rochelle's husband who runs Retrospace, and is also Retrospace's resident Dr Who expert) is a semi-regular guest on Zeus Plug.

https://soundcloud.com/zeusplug

Zeus Plug - a regular Doctor Who podcast series discussing each new episode of Doctor Who as it broadcasts, as well as special one-off episodes in between series.

Made in New Zealand. Broadcast to the world.


Monster vs Robot Facebook Page

Monster Vs Robot (MvR) is an New Zealand Page dedicated to all things Pop Culture. Comics, Art, TV, Film, Cool Collectibles, Merchandise and more.

https://www.facebook.com/monstersvsrobot/

What's happing in Takapuna : I Love Takapuna

Combine a trip to one off the many events in Takapuna, walk the beach, eat in one off the many yummy food places, and then wander over to Retrospace. The I love Takapuna Facebook page will keep you updated with whats on and where!

https://www.facebook.com/IloveTakapuna/

City rythym - beach vibe!

NZDWFC – the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club

The New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club (NZDWFC), is a non-profit organisation that has been running since 1988. All fans are invited to use this website.

This website offers the opportunity to discuss anything to do with Doctor Who on the Forums; check when the next episode will screen on television; view articles, stories, comic strips, reviews and artwork as well as several novels in the Archive, purchase a range of merchandise, and meet up with other fans.

 

http://doctorwho.org.nz/

Paul Scoones's Blog

 

Retrospace's Paul Scoones is also the author of a book about Doctor Who comic strips ('The Comic Strip Companion'), and has worked on the BBC Doctor Who DVDs.

 

www.paulscoones.com

Auckland Sci-Fi Meet-Up Group

Auckland Scifi is a free friendly social group for fans of anything sci-fi, fantasy, super hero or zombie related. We run regular events where you can hang out and argue with other fans about the kind of nerdy stuff that other people just don't understand.

We meet every 2 weeks in the CBD for our SciFriday social night where new members can find out what we’re all about. We also go to the movies, get-together to watch our favourite new and classic TV shows; we run a book club, quiz nights and lots more!

 

Click here to join up (it’s free!) and to find out what events we have coming up: http://www.meetup.com/aucklandscifi/. (Sorry, over 18s only)

Sci Fi Fantasy Friends NZ

Come and join us on Facebook, Sci Fi Fantasy Cosplay, cult nostaglia and everything else. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/scifiandfantasyfriends

Welcome all New Zealand and Australian Science Fiction Lovers, Fantasy Friends, Cosplayers, Writers, Larpers, Re-enacters, Steampunks , Dieselpunks, Goths, Artists, Directors, Thespians , Makers and Geeks of all shapes, sizes, and inclinations... We are a friendly bunch , and would like to keep this a positive group. 

South Seas

creating the people who will make the movies who will make the toys Retrospace will stock in the future.......
http://www.southseas.co.nz/

Stella Nova – Auckland's SF club

nzLARPS – the New Zealand Live Action Role Playing Society

Home to the Steampunk Imagineers of New Zealand

http://www.steampunknz.co.nz/

The Steampunk: tomorrow as it used to be Exhibition is now open. 7 days a week, 10.30am to 4.30pm, until 5 December at the Forrester Gallery, 9 Thames Street, Oamaru.

Showcases Direct - Affordable Display Cabinets

If you are a serious collector in need of a display cabinet for your collection, Retrospace recommends ShowcasesDirect based in Penrose Auckland who have a wide range of sizes and designs to show off your prized collectibles. We even use these guys ourselves so they come highly recommended, when contacting them, tell them Retrospace sent you!

www.showcasesdirect.co.nz

Berkeley Takapuna

Located 5 minutes walk from Retrospace, come see your favourite blockbuster, then come and see us!

32-34 Anzac Street

0622
Fax:(09) 488 6005
Tel:(09) 488 6000

http://www.hoyts.co.nz/cinemas/locations/berkeley_takapuna.aspx

Toy Circus Shannon

Toy Circus,the amazing world of toys and amusement.

Magical Toy Adventure
An amazing journey into a world of fun and fantasy. Special effects, motors, lighting and a little magic, bring the toys and life size creations to life, recreating scenes from popular TV shows & films. Including one of the Universe's largest collections of Star Wars toys. 
This attraction is not just for the young one's, adults will love taking a trip down memory lane, with all the retro toys from the 70's, 80's.

Open 10am - 5pm over weekends/ holidays

Action Sporting fun Scooter/BMX/Blade: learn how to flip,twist spin or just have some fun, flying into the foam.
Open over winter weekends/holidays 12 - 5pm weather permitting, please note helmets are compulsory.

If you would like to visit Toy Circus outside the above opening times, please ring or email, to arrange a time.
For more info go www.toycircus.co.nz

06 3627466