Weta Workshop’s First Board Game Now New Zealand’s Most Successful Kickstarter

30 days. 6598 backers. $USD935,010 raised. At 4pm on Saturday, GKR: Heavy Hitters, the first board game by Weta Workshop, exploded past the finish line to become New Zealand’s most successful Kickstarter. 

Weta Workshop’s First Kickstarter Funded in 4.5 Hours

Stretch that monkey brain, chomp hard on that mouth guard and prepare to throw down for the hottest board game brawl this side of the megapocalypse. GKR: Heavy Hitters, Weta Workshop’s first ever tabletop game, has launched on Kickstarter - and has already met its funding goal in just 4.5 hours.

Art & Industry of Imagination is coming...

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From 4-12 June, a new Wellington art event is set to celebrate the creation and exploration of imaginary worlds. The Art and Industry of Imagination brings together leading scifi and fantasy artists and industry for a series of exhibitions, a conference, portfolio reviews and master classes at venues throughout the city. The event features keynote speakers, Iain McCaig (Star Wars I, II, III, VII, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and Nathan Jurevicius (Scarygirl, Pictoplasma, Peleda, Kidrobot).

Imaginary worlds delight at Expressions


If you have ever wanted to see what creative folk get up to in their spare time, Imaginary Worlds: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Art from New Zealand is your chance. The exhibition accompanies the release of Volume Three of the White Cloud Worlds anthology, created by Weta Workshop Concept Designer Paul Tobin (you can pick up a copy at Weta Workshop’s online store).

White Cloud Worlds III gets its kickstart

A counter projected onto the wall of Miramar’s Roxy theater counts down. 5... 4… 3… 2… 1… and with that, the gathered crowd erupts in a chorus of cheers. For Weta Workshop concept designer Paul Tobin, it's a terrific moment, and a chance to take a well deserved breath. The third chronicle in his White Cloud Worlds science fiction and fantasy art book series has reached its Kickstarter goal, and then some...

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