It’s still two months away from what will be my second Armageddon Expo but I am already amped and ready to pack!!
My last (and first ever) experience at Armageddon was in Wellington in 2015 – I only went for one day and missed ALOT of cool stuff (although I did get to meet Karen Gillian! – Check it out here )
I was in NO way prepared for the awesomeness – my cellphone went flat, my feet were sore (after a very poor choice of footwear), my camera got full way too early, and so on…
This year I am going for THREE WHOLE DAYS to the big ol’ metropolis of Auckland to what promises to be the biggest Armageddon Expo yet!! (the list of guests attended is epic believe me!! – more on that when I post my schedule :-)).
My flights are booked, accommodation sorted, tickets purchased and now it’s just planning (the aforementioned) my schedule, and of course packing!
So, I have scoured the internet, asked many people, many questions and here is what I have decided to pack to get me through….
Backpack – Nothing too big and bulky, but can carry a lot- besides the essentials you will also need to take into account the amount of swag you will collect throughout the day(s).
Cellphone – This is a must for everyday anyways. Apps like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram will keep you up-to-date on panels and autograph sessions etc.
Portable Chargers – All that tweeting and Instagraming can quickly drain your battery so keeping one of these on hand is a must.
Charging Cords – There are sometimes power outlets you can use.
Shoes – preferably sneakers as you will be doing ALOT of walking!
Water Bottle / Snacks – Will all that walking you are going to very thirsty and hungry (fruit and muesli bars are ideal).
Gum \ Breath Mints – to keep your breath fresh
DSLR Camera / SD Cards / Spare Camera batter – Cellphone photos are nice, quick and easy but I prefer to take my DSLR camera too – especially for taking photos of all the awesome Cosplayers. Extra SD cards and a spare battery are a must.
- Lip balm
- Hand sanitizer – lots of people = lots of germs
- travel deodorant
- make up
Poster Tubes / Rubber bands – for any posters/photos you collect
Contact Cards – Expos are a great place to network and meet new people so carrying some of these around is a great way to make sure you all keep in contact afterwards.
What else do you suggest I pack?