POWER PLAY: Attendees check out Killer Instinct on the big screen at last year’s Digital Nationz.
Digital Nationz, the Auckland-based technology expo that held its inaugural event last year, is returning in 2014 and is joining forces with the Gizmos, Gadgets and Technology Show.
The show will be held at the Vector Arena on the 27th and 28th of September, with tickets going on sale on August 17. The Gizmos, Gadgets and Technology Show was originally planned to launch in 2015, modelled after the Consumer Electronics Show held annually in Las Vegas, but will now run alongside Digital NatioNZ as a combined event.
Last year’s Digital Nationz attracted 7000 attendees, and was the first place in New Zealand where Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles were playable.
Last year’s Digital Nationz expo at the Vector Arena.
“I couldn’t be happier being able to announce this new joint show format which joins DNZ together with the Gizmos, Gadgets and Technology Show, and to give Kiwis the opportunity to take part in the kind of game and tech show they deserve,” says Peter Hall, founder of DNZ and event manager for the combined GGTS + DNZ show.
“We always wanted our show to be as much the attendees’ show as it is ours, we’ve listened to the feedback and will deliver more of the stuff you loved while making improvements and changes in areas that need to be even better.”
Among the attractions at Digital Nationz 2014 will be:
❏ Gaming – 2014 is the year of the ‘next gen game’, experience hands-on experience and demos of upcoming games before they are released.
❏ History of Gaming Museum – Its back, The Expanded History of Gaming and Technology Interactive Experience. This year it is almost twice the size and adding even more tech and gaming nostalgia!
❏ LG DIGITALKZ – Presented by LG, international and local top level game developer speakers.
❏ Homegrown – Local indie game developers demonstrating their prototypes and demos.
❏ LAN – New Zealand’s only Pro-Championship E-Sport and LAN event.
❏ Weird Science – A science sensation including “How does it work?” and “Assemble It” workshops, The Kiwi Kids Science Fair, “Superman Science” stage show, Ask Us Anything Forum: Science Edition.
❏ Time Out – The Kiwi family of the future will whizz through life with the aid of cutting-edge technology, with Home entertainment, virtual reality, augmented reality, home audio-visual, smart home technologies, lifestyle technologies for snow, sea, land and air adventures.
❏ Lifehacks – Need to find the best way through rush hour traffic? Want to be greener without building your home from scratch? Keen to learn how to get fitter, smarter and improve your quantifiable self? Car automation / intelligence – Health technology – Green technology – Social technology.
❏ Wild, Wacky Wonderful – Not every gizmo or gadget is made for the purpose of saving mankind. Some might just want to help you scratch your back, store a banana or help you tie your shoelaces. Wacky whiteware — fun and functional appliances for your home, Wonderful gadgets helping you solve problems that you didn’t even know you had Workshops, speakers and more
❏ Out of this World – Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the bold, ingenious and visionary people who are going to put New Zealand on the map through their ideas, prototypes and products. Space technology, Futuristic vehicle concepts, artificial intelligence and more.
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