The Classic PAX Aus 2017 Ticket Giveaway

*** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ***

Wanna go to PAX Aus 2017? Do you want an easy way to enter a ticket giveaway? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you are in luck!

Thanks to our great friends at PAX Aus, we have 3 x double passes for Sunday (October 29) to attend one of the biggest and best gaming events in the southern hemisphere. To score one of these double passes all you have to do is tweet us your favourite retro gaming item(s) – be it a console, computer, game or accessory, we want to see what tickles your nostalgic nerve. Don’t forget to tag us in your tweet and use the hashtags #PAXAus and #ausretrogamer.

It doesn’t get any easier than that! So get cracking on photographing those retro gaming items, as entries close on October 4th at 8:00pm!

If you need convincing of how great PAX Aus is, then check out last year’s event.

For those of you that like to read T&Cs, here are the finer details of this most awesome giveaway:

  • Entries open to Australian residents only
  • Entries close on Wednesday October 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
  • To enter the giveaway, tweet us your retro gaming photos with the appropriate hashtags (#PAXAus and #ausretrogamer) and tag @ausretrogamer and @PAXAus
  • Entrants must follow ausretrogamer (to receive a DM if you are the winner!)
  • Winners will be notified via Direct Message (DM)
  • Winners will receive their tickets in the post (via Australia Post)
  • The winners (if interstate) will be responsible in arranging their own transport and accommodation in Melbourne

PAX Aus 2017 is on from October 27 to 29 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets / Badges are available here.

 

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017: Unleashing Our Inner Geek

If you missed out on Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017, then don’t fret, we are here to unleash your inner geek with these very cool photos!

To say we can’t wait for Oz Comic-Con 2018 would be a great understatement.

Let’s do this!

The new old order

Another great turnout!

Where to begin? That is the million dollar question…

The Dude abides

The Force is strong with this lot

Go Go Gadget Cosplay!

The detail is amazing!

The Doctor may be regenerating!

Ms ausretrogamer finds the Tardis!

We knew it wouldn’t take long to find Pikachu *wink*

Do you want to build a snowman?

Lego Spyro!

Chomp, chomp, chomp – Lego Pac-Man (photo source: Sean Tagg)

Melbourne Lego User Group (MUGs) represent!

Lego science!

Lego Super Mario Bros.

The legendary couple!

Guardians Of Oz Comic-Con

He has been upgraded

Glide to the PAX Challenge 

In space no one can hear you scream

MOTU Classics!

Bumped into some cool peeps from Retro Domination (Matt and Tim)!

Perfect welcome mat for our Fun Factory

It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.

Found the retro gaming loot!

Why is Nintendo loot always behind glass? *wink*

Whoa!

Winter has come!

Choose your weapon!

The great wall of Pop!

Whoa, Halo!

BB-8 made a friend

Who you gonna call?

Where is Han?

Wow, Wonder Woman!

Walkers everywhere!

Sanic and Josh (photo source: Sean Tagg)

Henry and the Fallout crew (photo source: Sean Tagg)

Marvel Star Wars!

Snootchie Bootchies

Another great wall – the scribble wall

A smiling (awesome) Hellboy

And the Oz Comic-Con Melbourne Cosplay winner is, Kayla Jean… (photo source: Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg)

Till next year…

 

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017 Ticket Giveaway!

*** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ***

Hey peeps, Oz Comic-Con is coming to Melbourne on July 1 and 2!

Thanks to the awesome folks at Oz Comic-Con, we are thrilled to be giving away two double 2-day passes. So what do you need to do to win this fantastic prize?

Simply subscribe to our newsletter, then email us at [email protected] to confirm your entry. We’ll be choosing the two lucky winners at random on Monday, June 26 (entries close at midday)! Oh yeah, one final bit of info, you will need to find your own way (and accommodation) to Melbourne.

CLAIMING TICKETS
At the conclusion of the giveaway, the winners details will be provided to Oz Comic-Con. The winners names will then be placed on the door list at the Media Check-In Desk, where they will be able to collect their wristbands for entry. If the winners are outside of Melbourne, then they are responsible for their own transport and accommodation.

If you need any convincing, just check out the highlights from Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2016.

image source: Oz Comic-Con

 

Supanova Comic-Con and Gaming 2017: Melbourne

Can you believe that Supanova is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2017! Since it started in Sydney all those years ago as comicfest! entertainment expo, Supanova (as we lovingly know it these days) gets bigger and better every year.

This past weekend, Supanova Comic-Con & Gaming Expo came to Melbourne and it definitely did not disappoint. This year’s event at the Melbourne Showgrounds was markedly bigger than the last, which meant there was lots more to see and do, and a lot more space to move around in and meet up with fellow attendees.

We were wowed yet again by the brilliant cosplay on show and for the first time in Melbourne, we even got to play some retro games in the Epic Retro Gaming Lounge. And for those Supa-fans that wanted to check out some cool foam-based toy blasters, the Hasbro’s NerfHQ area was the place to be at to sample the Accustrike, their most accurate Nerf dart!

There were also lots of exciting screenings in the AnimeLab Theatre from hit shows like Sailor Moon Crystal, Terra Formars, Attack On Titan and Beyond the Boundary to name a few. There was also a special event screening of The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One at the Film Ink Theatre on the Friday. If you preferred to check out the seminars, then you weren’t let down, with a myriad of topics from well known artists and actors.

Oh yeah, Supanova always tends to pull in the big name film and TV actors, and this year they went all out by having David Boreanaz of Bones, Angel and Buffy The Vampire Slayer fame in attendance. For us, we were quite chuffed to see our childhood hero, Lee Majors – the Six Million Dollar Man.

If you didn’t get the chance to attend Suponova in Melbourne, then check out some of the pics we took from this most awesome event!

Michael Lanzer – The Puppet Creation Lab

First time Supanovians: Phil and Kristy!

1951 Queen of Hearts by Veldrath Custom Embroidery and Cosplay (Bree Frost)

Ms and Mr Ausretrogamer – we hope to see you all back at Supanova in 2018!

Fury Fingers: Ghost Recon Wildtime

Fury Fingers are back with a new action comedy film based on ‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands’ – sanctioned and supported by Ubisoft.

Featuring wrestling, gun fights, fight choreography, car chases, drone filming, parkour and VFX, the film follows Iron, Atlas, Grimm and Beak are on a stealth mission in Bolivia (cleverly re-created in the South Australian outback), but party music, dead bodies, poor intel and general bad luck are ruining their chance of success…


Source: Fury Fingers on YouTube

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Co-founder, editor and writer at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

Follow Ms. ausretrogamer on Twitter

 

 

Street Fighter III – The New Generation: In Real Life

El Gamer Cosplayer, known for his popular live action videos of The King of Fighters, has given his
signature cosplay treatment to Street Fighter III – The New Generation featuring Dudley, Sean, Yun and Ibuki!

FIGHT!!!

Street Fighter III – Cosplay Edition

Street Fighter III – Mexican Cosplay Edition

source: El Gamer Cosplayer

 

Supanova Brisbane 2016 Cosplay

As one of the longer running pop culture festivals in Australia, Supanova was one of the first events to really give our nation’s cosplayers a place to get together and show their amazing talents to the world. 2016 marks the 13th time the Expo has been on in Brisbane, and this year saw a massive turnout of some amazing costumes. My good friend David was on hand for all 3 days of Supanova, and was kind enough to share some of his cosplay photos from the show.

Enjoy!

Rory Mercury from the Gate Manga and Anime series
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The Batman with a classic, and a modern Harley!
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Keeping on the Batman theme, here’s Armoured Bats!
battfleck

Janna from League of Legends (Beke Cosplay)
beke_cosplay

Black Cat and Captain Marvel (Heroine for Hire)
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Lilith from the original Borderlands
borderlands

Marianne from Lucasfilm’s Strange Magic (Toreo-o Cosplay)butterfly

Not cosplay, although you won’t see a balloon Shenron from Dragonball Z every day!
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D.Va from Overwatch, sans Meka
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Eleven from Stranger Things (Twerkin Gherkin)
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Suicide Squad Joker
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A Game of Thones trio: Melisandre, Dany, and Jon Targ.. sorry, Snow
got

That’s not Margot Robbie, it’s none other than The Infamous Harley Quinn!
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Aloy from the upcoming PS4 game Horizon Zero Dawn (The Winter Sirens)
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Jessica Rabbit
jessica_rabbit

Suicide Squad’s Killer Croc (Leon Julius) and Katana
killercroc_sunfire

Fai from Tsubasa Chronicle (Kisimul Kat)
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Leon Julius again, this time playing canvas for a fantastic Muppets Christmas Carol mural
(art by QLD Body Artists Society)
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Feeeeed me Seymour! Little Shop of Horrors duo (Audrey II, Twerkin Gherkin, and ggthesnail)
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Majora’s Mask Link comparing ranged weapons with The Infamous Harley Quinn
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Marceline from Adventure Time (Nichameleon), with Poro from LoL (Winter Sirens)marceline

Mileena from Mortal Kombat
mileena_titiana_costuming

Mortal Kombat group (Cassie Cage, Shang Tsung, D’Vorah and Kotal Khan), along with Jaylah from Star Trek: Beyond
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Negan posing with Lucille
negan

Some more Overwatch – this time Roadhog, along with Mercy in her Valkyrie outfit
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Silent Hill’s Pyramid Head (Connor Rainbow), along with Sailor Ariel
(Sailor Moon meets Little Mermaid – by Phishee Cosplay)
pyramid_head_ivy

Jinx from League of Legends with Fishbones (Pinipy Cosplay)
sharkzooka

The Avengers!
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Thor of Oz as Thor!
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World of Warcraft’s Tarecgosa, of the Blue Dragonflight (Lunadust Cosplay)
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All photos taken by David Smith and used with full permission. Thanks Bro!

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blahjediAaron Clement
Tassie based retro gaming guy. Father of 3 and married to the very tolerant Kellie Clement. Coffee powered!

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