Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017 Ticket Giveaway!

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.

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Highlights: Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2016

OzComic-Con-HDR 2Oz Comic-Con commanded us to ‘unleash your inner geek’ – and we were very happy to oblige. We came, we saw, we played, and we conquered Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2016.

From the awesome cosplay (which never ceases to amaze us!), freeplay gaming areas, fantastic artists, comics and pop culture gear, to the TV/movie superstar celebrities (like Lucy Lawless, John ‘Captain Jack Harkness’ Barrowman, Robert Patrick, David Anders and Rose McIver) – Oz Comic-Con 2016 had something for everyone.

Of course we spent a considerable amount of time in the gaming zone – the Spider-Man Vault Edition pinball machine in particular – but we were also sure to check out the rest of the con. We walked the floor and were thoroughly impressed with the range and quality of cosplay as well as the stunning artwork on show.

Rather than waffle on, we thought we would let our photos give you a glimpse into what was an awesome Oz Comic-Con!

We hope Mulder and Scully have their Oz Comic-Con tix!
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What should we do first?
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Look who we found in the gaming zone: Oz Comic-Con Content Manager Guy ‘Yug’ BlombergScott Kellett and Rob Caporetto)
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Whoa, a surprise celebrity dropped in – Tony Stark wasn’t on the guest list!
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Who you gonna call?
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The cutest Marty McFly at Oz Comic-Con
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Gaarrgghh! My eyes!!
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Oo’er, that Marvel artwork!
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LED goodness!
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My spidey-senses are tingling!
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The TARDIS found some time for a game
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Blast those pesky aliens!
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On-site movie make-up
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Teenage Mutant Ninja … Turtles?
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This Clone scout trooper wants you!
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What posers!
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I’m a very cool Batman cosplayer
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Watch out for the Blue Elf Death Knight
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Forget Conan, this Female Barbarian means business!
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The Flower Card – beautiful!
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Awesome display at Cosplay Central part 1
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Awesome display at Cosplay Central part 2
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Who got water on the Mogwai?
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Amazing TARDIS dress made from duct tape at the I’m a Craftaholic booth
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This cosplay makes my millenniumOzComic-Con-Beetlejuice

Cool retro bikes spotted outside the MCEC
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We worked up a decent thirst
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I spy with my little eye… great cosplay
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By the power of Grayskull!
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Poor C-3PO!
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What’s in the box?
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Na Na Na Na Naaa
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Radio controlled R2-D2 – wow, nice!
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Stern concentration
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Gotham City Sirens
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Groovy
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Tabletop action
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Awesome TWD cosplay
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The Baseball Furies came out to play
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Rebel scum!
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Ms ausretrogamer completes level 1!
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Ready to fight!
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Amour-azing!
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Steam Punk-tastic
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Where’s Rick Grimes when you need him?
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Game on
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Wow!
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We have no complaints about this awesome ‘No-Face’ cosplay 
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One more go before closing time
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So, there you have it – we had a great time at  Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2016. We’re already looking forward to 2017.

Oz Comic-Con Ticket Giveaway

OCC2015-LogoAs we get closer to the start of Oz Comic-Con Melbourne (June 11 and 12), we are getting quite excited at all the fun we are going to have! If you missed out on getting tickets to Oz Comic-Con, then you are in luck!

Together with the good folks at Oz Comic-Con, we are giving away a family pass to either the Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane events – it will be the winner’s choice!

ENTRY CONDITIONS
For your chance to win the family pass to Oz Comic-Con, make sure you like our Facebook page and like and share the post about the competition. It is that easy! Make sure you hurry, the competition closes at midday on June 5.

CLAIMING TICKETS
At the conclusion of the competition, the winner’s details will be provided to Oz Comic-Con. The winner will then be issued a promotion code to claim their tickets online. If the winner wants to attend the Melbourne show the code will be provided at the end of this competition. If the winner wants to attend Sydney or Brisbane the code will be sent in June once tickets are on sale for those cities.

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Little Lands: Gardens For Geeks

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At Oz Comic-Con we came across Rachael and her Melbourne-based terrarium concept store Little Lands. Little Lands makes adorable miniature gardens in jars (or encapsulated eco-systems) – no two alike. The terrariums on display came in all shapes and sizes and featured every pop culture character you could imagine – The Ice King, Stormtroopers, Daleks, the TARDIS, Avengers, Pikachu, Donkey Kong, Link, and (of course) Mario!

Best of all, we learned terrariums thrive on neglect and minimal care is required. That sounds perfect to us.

Visit Little Lands on WebsiteInstagramPinterestTwitter, or stop by the conservatory store at 45 Main Road, Monbulk in The Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia (Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sundays 11am to 4pm, Public Holidays 11am to 4pm).

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(conservatory store images from the Little Lands Lookbook)
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The gorgeous geeky little lands on display at Oz Comic-Com
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Rachael and the Little Lands team working hard at Oz Comic-Con
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… And we brought home our own Super Mario Little Land!
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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.

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Conquering Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2015

OzComicCon_logoOz Comic-Con Melbourne 2015 has been conquered – and wow, what a weekend it was! The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre was brimming with artists, cool exhibitors (including Beta Bar, Gametraders Highpoint, Little LandsClassic Comics, Hammerspace Games, and The 501st Legion), awesome cosplay, a full program of speakers / panels / workshops (across 5 stages!) and, of course,  photos and autographs with the plethora of TV and film megastars (e.g. Bruce Campbell, David Wenham, Jewel Staite, Jason Momoa, Amber Benson, David Hewlett).

Look out for the next Oz Comic-Cons in Brisbane (19-20 September 2015) and Sydney (26-27 September 2015), but in the meantime let’s re-live Melbourne’s pop-culture extravaganza in fifty photos – we hope you feel like you’re there!

The crowd gathers for Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2015!
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Got our media passes – let’s go!
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Ms ausretrogamer & ausretrogamer excited to be in attendance!
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Make it so Number 1
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Eat your heart out, Khaleesi
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Rocket! Yeah!
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The merchandise was too enticing!
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Jon Snow comes back to life
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Comics galore at the Classic Comics stand
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Shut up and take my photo!
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Cosplay from all over the universe
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Button mashing time!
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Foxy!
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Let’s get the credit card ready!
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For your next cosplay event
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The Gaming Zone was abuzz!
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Even The Joker found time to play some games
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A proud Whovian in a beautiful self-made TARDIS dress!
Join the Doctor Who Club of Victoria

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Gaming merch!
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The Great Wall Of Pop!
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Cels for sale!
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Hulk smash pins!
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Arcade and pinball represent, baby!
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Look Bones, it’s Batman!
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I’m a Mawg. Half-man, half-dog. I’m my own best friend.
(Note: The ears moved on this awesome costume!)

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Warcraft heroes taking it easy
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Hey Jabba, how much do you want for that carbonite Han Solo?
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Say Death Star!
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Star Wars Legion: 501st Terror Australis Garrison
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Rebel Pilot and Co-Pilot in training
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Refuel with one of these retro energy drinks!
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Let’s see how big this phone box is……
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The silence is deafening at this disco!
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If it bleeds, we can kill it!
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Great Wall Of Mugs!
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Old-school style!
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We’ll take them all, thank you.
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Grab this hero for hire
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Hi Mr Campbell, can I have your autograph?
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Release your inner lead foot
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The Brits have invaded!
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A LEGO Marvel Comics extravaganza!
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Don’t mess with me
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Na na na na na na na na Brickman!
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To the Batmobile!
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Lego Super Mario under Lego Abbey Road 
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Donkey Kong terrarium by Little Lands
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Super Mario Sisters!
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Get your retro on! – Quarries Of Scred by Noble Kale (Hammerspace Games)
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Till next time……..
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It’s On Like Oz Comic-Con

OZComicCon_3As the excitement builds for this weekend’s Oz Comic-Con at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the ausretrogamer crew are giddy with anticipation of the geeky awesomeness to come! Being our first Oz Comic-Con, we can’t wait to immerse ourselves in all things pop-culture – from TV and film guests, to great cosplay and cars from movies, it’s going to be huge.

For those of you that cannot be there in person, we will be keeping you up to date on social media using #OzComicCon, so make sure you tune in!

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image source: Oz Comic-Con