Sometimes, it’s hard to live in a small town and be a nerd. When you are a 12 hour drive away from the closest capital city, finding the money and time to go and attend an expo or convention can be damn near impossible. So when someone puts the time, money and effort into creating a whole new expo from scratch, to be held right here at home, well that’s something that we think should be celebrated and supported.

We are now one month out from the third annual Haven, a Video Game and Pop Culture Expo held right here in Mackay, North Queensland. And I am crazy excited to be able to attend.

Held at the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre (MECC), Haven brings everything you want under one roof. With Cosplay Competitions and Tutorials, Console and Tabletop Gaming available, and a number of outstanding International Guests and Artists, the work that has gone into this Expo is phenomenal. And that’s not even close to everything that Haven has to offer, either.

I hope Starkiller doesn't live up to his name, otherwise this is going to get awkward

I hope Starkiller doesn’t live up to his name, otherwise this is going to get awkward

Coming off the back of two successful, sold out years, Haven will be held on Saturday the 2nd of July, with admission from 4pm onwards. There are still some VIP tickets left, as well as General Admission. Grab them from the Haven Website here, or from the Gametraders Store in Canelands Mackay!

And don’t forget to come and check out the Street Fighter V Competition, proudly sponsored by us here at Ultra Super Mega. With a cash prize of $500, are you good enough to become the Haven Expo Ultimate Street Fighter Champion for 2016?

You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance.

You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance.

Let us know in the comments if you will be attending on July 2nd, and if you will be dressing up! Come down and support this awesome Expo!