Thanks to Oz Comic-Con we have a weekend family pass up for grabs for this year’s event. Valued at $150 and valid for any show -Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney!
Oz Comic-Con is coming to town and it’s almost like Christmas in our house. While I only popped my Oz Comic-Con cherry last year, my girls have been unleashing their inner geek on an annual basis for several years.
Like most die-hard fans, my girls start planning their next costume before they’ve even taken off their costume from the last event. This year they have the added element of freaking out over what my costume may or may not look like. I may be guilty of having a truck TARDIS load of fun with that right now. Secretly though, I wouldn’t mind finding myself an invisibility cloak and flying under the radar this year.
I had so much fun last year, attending talks, workshops and catching up with some of the leading Cosplay players. It was a real eye opener. I honestly had no idea how much effort goes into their costumes and how much I would enjoy the event.
OZ COMIC-CON 2017
This year Oz Comic-Con kicks off in Perth on March 25. With family activities, celebrity meet and greets, merchandise stands, workshops, Cosplay awards and much more, it’s such a great day out for the entire family, no matter where you sit on the geek scale.
I’ve had a quick peek at celebrity line-up and pleased to see a bit of Doctor Who action this year. Arthur Darville, one of the Doctor’s most loyal companions is commandeering the TARDIS for a trip to Perth (March 25-26) as well as Adelaide (April 1-2). Arthur joins an all-star line-up for Oz Comic-Con 2017 and I’m not sure who I’m most excited to be casing and hanging out with this year. I can definitely see myself making a weekend of it.
PERTH: March 25-26 – Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
ADELAIDE: April 1-2 – Adelaide Showgrounds
MELBOURNE: July 1-2 – Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
BRISBANE: September 23-24 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
SYDNEY: September 30/October 1 – International Convention Centre Sydney
Following years of leaving my three girls and their dad to their own geeky devices, I feel like I’m winning in the geeky mothering stakes, now that I’m finally embracing my inner geek and joining them (at a safe distance) with their Oz Comic-Con adventures again this year.
Thanks to Oz Comic-Con you can feel like a winner too, with a weekend family pass (2 adults & 2 children) up for grabs.
As the Perth event is just around the corner, time is of the non Time Lord variety, so there is a quick turnaround for this giveaway BUT the pass isn’t Perth exclusive and can also be used for any of the five Oz Comic-Con shows for 2016 – Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney.
For your chance to win…
Head over and case this year’s Oz Comic-Con guest list for your particular city, then leave a comment below letting me know which guest you’d love to get up close and personal with this year and why? Also, let me know which show – Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane you want the tickets for.
Any problems commenting just tick the guest box (you don’t need to register), give your name and then add your email (remains private), or email your answer through to firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date (see below).
- One winner – Oz Comic-Con family pass for 2017 Show (see locations above)
- Game of Skill
- Winner selected by a third party
- Entries Close March 17 (9pm WST – Perth time)
- Australian Residents only
- Winner must make contact within 24 hours or there will be a redraw
- If you select the Perth or Adelaide show your family pass will be provided by the organisers at the end of the competition.
- If you select either the Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane shows, you will be sent your family pass by the organisers once tickets go on sale.
If you are heading to the Perth event take a quick pic and tag me in on Instagram and do your best to come and find me. I’ll be the mum, doing her best to fit in, while the family do their best to walk several paces in the opposite direction.
Speaking of fitting in… have a bit of fun with me by helping me with my Cosplay outfit this year, what character should I run with?
Love a good GIVEAWAY? WHY NOT check out our other giveaways running right now via our March Aussie Giveaway Linkup!
** We were gifted tickets for this giveaway and for the Perth show ** As always, gifted tickets have no bearing on my ability to tell it like it is or how over-the-top I may or may not go with my costume and event antics this year.
Meeting Melissa Joan Hart would be awesome. A dream since i was a pre-teen watching Sabrina The Teenage Witch. I would be giddy with excitement and prob be quite the embarrassment to my family but i don’t care!!
There really is such a fab line-up of celebs this year, especially for the Perth show.
Thanks to everyone that has entered. Due to tightened security on AMC, most guest comments and any comments that include links or hashtags will go straight to moderation and need to be approved by admin first. Rest assured we have all your entries and will approve them in due course.
My body pump instructor is a prize winning comic con-ner apparently! I reckon the whole shebang is quite a sight to behold. Good luck to everyone who has entered – sounds like whatever city you go to, it’s going to be a great day out!
Do you know if they are coming to the Perth show? I will have to look out for them. Have you ever been Sammie? I wouldn’t have thought it was my thing but after popping my Oz Comic-Con cherry last year, I’m back for more this year.
I’m not sure, I haven’t been to class for a few weeks (my bad!) I’ve never been to comic-con though. It looks like so much fun, but not my kind of fun 🙂
Definitely a great day out.
I have no idea who anyone is or what cosplay is all about but I would love to go and find out for myself.
That was me, this time last year and now I’m lining up for more. You should definitely go this year and see what all the fuss is about.
Arthur Darvill aka Rory. Loved him in Dr Who. Perth show please.
My three girls are all huge fans of Rory.
Meeting Sabrina the teenage witch in Perth, would be a wish come true.
Thanks for entering Adeline.
Sabrina the teenage witch was one of my favourite shows growing up.Adelaide show please
Thanks for entering Matthew.
Alaina Huffman as I’m a fan of her work in Supernatural. Perth please.
Thanks for entering Victoria, nice to see a new face here on AMC.
I love the Cosplay side of things and would go for that more than any celebrity. We went to the Perth show last year and I would love to win tickets and head back again this year.
I love that side of things too.
I’m not sure this is my thing but given you are heading back again, perhaps I should at least attend one year. Putting my hand up for Sydney tickets. Would love to meet Rory Williams.
I wouldn’t have thought it was my thing either. I use to let the girls and their dad go off without me each year.
I absolutely love Melissa Joan Hart, watched every single episode of Sabrina and Melissa and Joey (which made references to Sabrina anyway). I would like to see her in the Adelaide OzComiccon
Thanks for entering Chau.
I have fingers crossed Arthur Darville or aka Rory is at Melbourne Oz Comic-Con because love to talk with him about the Wheeping Angels and how they took him from Amy and The Doctor before Amy joined him!! Love tickets for Melbourne Oz Comic-Con please!!
It will be interesting to see what celebrities are heading to Melbourne. Hopefully Arthur will be one of them.
Yes me too. Fingers Crossed!!
I’d love to meet Robert Englund, the star of A Nightmare on Elm Street. This man started my love affair for all things horror and I would love to meet him in person. I know he attended a few years back but I was unable to attend. I’d love to attend the Melbourne Comic Con
My first and last horror film, A Nightmare of Elm Street. I wonder if I would find it tame if I was to watch it now.
“Check back soon to see what celebrities will be joining us at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017!” So I’m hoping with all my might Ian Somerhalder will be there, I’d give my left arm to get up close and personal with this most gorgeous of Vampires, who off-screen has an absolute heart of gold, sharing my passion for animal welfare. (Melbourne).
Hopefully they will announce the lineup soon. I must confess, I don’t even know who Ian Somerhalder is, off to google him now.
MELBOURNE – Mark Hamill, to make all my boyhood dreams come true. One can only hope, it’d seriously blow my mind to even share the same air as him.
Hopefully they will release the Melbourne celeb lineup soon.
Emilia Clarke. Up close and personal with the Mother of Dragons, and perhaps a few secret little spoilers shared between her and I, oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shame there’s no listing up yet for MELBOURNE.
I know, I keep checking back for the Melbourne lineup because I have a trip planned for around the same time. Hopefully soon.
Come as the alien from Aliens, complete with hatching eggs and all (you could use an egg as your handbag!)
I wouldn’t know where to start with that costume, well apart from the handbag.
Paper mache for the alien head and tail, black leather/lycra on the body.. And sew the egg (like a draw string bag). Or you can buy the entire outfit. I just googled it and found one on eBay!
Would love to attempt to make from scratch. Kind of feel like it is cheating by buying off the rack after seeing how much effort most people put into their costumes last year.
The costumes are amazing. I think they must spend so much money and time on them! I would love to see you make this costume!
Agree. Not sure there is enough time for me to do this year justice but if I start planning now, perhaps I might make it for next year.
If u do, u soooo have to show us your pics!
Melissa Joan Hart – I grew up watching “Clarissa Explains it All” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” and would love to meet her! This would be for the Adelaide show.
I’ve never heard of Clarissa Explains it All. Off to google that one. Thanks for entering.
Sydney and no guests have been confirmed yet but it would be cool to meet Tom Ellis or D.B Woodside from Lucifer as I think it’s the sleeper hit that everyone will be talking about this year
Hopefully guests will be confirmed soon for Sydney. Thanks for entering.
I’d like to meet Jason Momoa so I can ask what conditioner he uses, that’s one impressive head of hair. I’ll be at the Adelaide Show!
LOL. It is one impressive head of hair.
I’m a Doctor Who fan from waaaaayyy back, and I’m also a Trekkie! I’m sure these big events are a lot of fun!!!
A whole lot of fun Linda.
Brent Spiner to meet a real life Star Trek actor and find out the Data or goss on a potential New Generation movie.
Great choice Vera. Thanks for entering.
Jason Momoa is a beard and man bun fetish girl’s dream! Id love to meet him at the brisbane comic con
Interesting choice Lyndal. Thanks for entering.
I’d love to meet Melissa Joan Hart, she gave my childhood a magical start, Clarissa and Sabrina were always on my TV, and I still watch them regularly on DVD! Brisbane please <3
Great entry. Thanks Chloe.
Thanks =) were you ever a Sabrina/Clarissa fan?
To be honest I would just love to attend and meet and see everyone but my hubby on the other hand is dying to meet Jon Sommariva, he loves his work!
This would be a first for us to attend. Perth show pretty please
Thanks for entering Leanne. I’m much the same as you, just want to go to meet everyone.
Ooh my god I got so excited I nearly wet my pants when I saw I had a reply! ?
As a family that sat down to Dr Who with our kids instead of the Wiggles, it would have to be Arthur Darvill. We’d love to go to the Sydney show please.
That’s so cool. My girls always chose Jamie Oliver over the Wiggles. I’m guessing they would have chosen Dr Who, if I gave them the chance.
Star Trek v Stargate, Jason Momoa or Brent Spiner. so hard to chosse maybe Data can work it out for me
It is so hard to choose. Thanks for entering Marlene.
yeah my 2 favorite characters
I would love to meet Melissa Joan Hart AKA Sabrina The Teenage Witch.As a teenager this was one of my favourite shows.Hopefully that funny cat salem tags alone.
I hope the cat tags along too.
I desperately want to meet Brent Spiner with my 14 year old son. Why? Because my husband and I are Star Trek fans from way back but my son (third son) has just discovered Star Trek and wants to meet Brent so badly that he’s bought a Data costume and is begging me to buy tickets! Love it!!! Adelaide show please.
I don’t even know what a Data costume is. Off to Google. I need to up my game this year. Thanks for entering.
As a Game of Thrones fan, it would be awesome to meet Jason Momoa , my husband a “Trekkie” would die to meet Brent Spiner and my boys would love to meet Charles Martinet as they love playing their Super Mario game. It’s a family paradise Oz Comic-con!
It really is a family paradise. No matter what you are in to. There is something for everyone at Oz Comic-Con. Can’t wait.
Melbourne guests aren’t up yet, but I if can pick from the Adelaide guests, I would have to pick Jason Momoa as he is a favourite of the whole family! Hubby likes Frontier, I loved him as Khal Drago in GOT and my son was an Aquaman fan – win win! Melbourne show please.
Hopefully Melbourne guests will be up soon. Until then you can only wish. Thanks for entering.
My die- hard Trekkie husband would be thrilled to see Brent Spiner and my daughters who grew up watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch would love to see Melissa Joan Hart 🙂 As for me, I’m just content to wander around and appreciate and admire the awesome costumes and fun atmosphere of the event!
I’m much the same as you Wendy. Content to wander and admire. It’s such a great day out.
JUSZ COSPLAY because I love that she makes her own costumes and she’s so good she’s been featured by marvel
I was so impressed by the costumes last year. I honestly had no idea that so much planning and effort went into them and that most of the Coplayers made their own.
So sad Jason Momoa was cancelled for Perth (loved him as Ronon!) but it would be super cool to see Melissa Joan Hart – I grew up with Sabrina 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity – if I win the Perth tickets would be great.
I believe there have been a couple of new additions to the Perth lineup, announced this week. Can’t wait.
Im a huge star trek fan, Brent Spiner has the most piercing eyes – I have been a fan for years but keep missing him due to life – would love to meet him in MELBOURNE
Hopefully the Melbourne celeb lineup will be posted soon. It would be great to see Brent Spiner make the list. Thanks for entering. Winner selected tomorrow.
A flick of the finger or nose twitch,
I love Sabrina the Teenage witch!
-Melbourne please 🙂
Great entry. Winner will be selected tomorrow.
Perth please love to meet the stars from Grimm!!
Thanks for entering Linda. Nice to see new faces here. We draw this one tomorrow but have lots more giveaways coming up for Mother’s day, as well as some local ones as well.
I’m from Perth.
Looking forward to meeting and getting a signature from JASON MOMOA.
I think that Aquaman is an under appreciated character and I have been waiting years for the 2018 film to come out. I would love to meet him, get his signature and just let him know how much aquaman fans like me are looking forward to the film.
Followed aquaman for many years. And i know that since his recent appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and game of thrones, and soon in the 2018 Aquaman movie it will be harder for me to meet him and get his autograph.
Please consider me for this entry. My bf and I would love to go. Thanks, and good luck to everyone. Hope to see you all there.
Thanks for entering Rebecca. We select our winner tomorrow.
I’d love to go to the Brisbane Comic-con, we went last year and Met Robert Englund, it was amazing. The Brisbane guest list doesn’t seem to be up yet, but I wouldn’t mind meeting Jason Momoa, as he looks very interesting and talented!!! Thanks for the giveaway!
Hopefully the Brisbane list will be up soon. Thanks for entering. Winner selected tomorrow.
Melbourne guests aren’t up yet but I’d just be happy to attend and feel the atmosphere! My son and husband raved about all the cosplayers last year and I’d love to see for myself 🙂
The Melbourne lineup should be up soon. I keep getting notifications about additions to the Perth celeb lineup and I just can’t wait.
We’d love to ‘mingle’ with Batman in the Melbourne family activity room. Just like football teams remain favourites through the generations, … all MY family continue to have Batman as our hero!
My family are Batman fans as well. Thanks for entering. Not long till we select our winner.
last year I volenteered in Adelaide it was so much fun. my family and I relocated to nsw and I would love to take my kids to sydney. the guest list isnt up yet but I will be happy to just be there
I didn’t know you could volunteer for Oz Comic-Con. What exactly did that involve? It would have been a great experience.
it was fantastic. at the information session we had a meet and greet then packed the show bags (maps and infp mostly) and there are difrent sections, ticketing, mainstage etc. I was on the front door greeting people, directing people to ticketing answering questions. we got a free shirt and lollie samples and a free autograph. there is info on the comic con web page. i would recommend it it was great being apart of the ‘other side’
Thanks for that information. I may look to sign up next year. Would be a fab experience.
Cary Elwes, I have been a huge fan since The Princess Bride and Brian Krause, I loved Charmed. Both have attended previously. Melbourne.
I only watched The Princess Bride for the first time recently. Thanks for entering. Winner will be selected tomorrow.
Arthur Darvill! ❤
I loved him as Rory Williams, one of the Eleventh Doctor’s companions.
Also as the Reverend Paul Coates in Broadchurch.
As for a costume suggestion for you – I reckon you’d make a great Poison Ivy! ?
My girls love him too and can’t wait to meet him in Perth. They were jumping up and down when I received the sneak peek email with him included in the lineup for Perth list.
And YES… I would make a great Poison Ivy. My girls are slightly horrified at the possibilities and have suggested a family approach this year. I have no idea what that means and what I will end up looking like. I’m assuming it might mean an invisibility cloak.
Well, I can now look forward to seeing you & discovering your new identity at Comic-Con!
Congratulations Pauline. Our mystery judge has selected you as our winner. Please email email@example.com with your contact details, so we can organise your weekend family pass.
Thank you so much Raychael – and your mystery judge!!!
I would love to meet Melissa Joan Hart AKA Sabrina The Teenage Witch.As a teenager this was one of my favourite shows.Hopefully that funny cat salem tags alone.(adelaide please ).
Thanks for entering.
I would love to meet Jason Mamoa. He has been in so many roles that I think he’d be such an amazing person to chat to.