Chewbacca Coming to Supanova 2014

Nostalgia Stars Launch the Supanova Expo April Tour, 2014!

Supanova – Australia’s own home-grown fan convention – went from strength to strength in 2013. This years’ attendance over the six expos (Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane) hit 160,800 — building significantly on last year’s record attendance of 121,800. Throughout the year, Supanova brought over 150 celebrity guests to Australia to interact with their fans. The expo’s organisers are now planning for another great year in 2014, beginning with the Gold Coast and Melbourne expos in April.

Team Supanova can now reveal the first celebrity Supa-Stars who’ll visit Australia for April’s expos, with many more to be announced in the coming months. The focus begins on classic fan-favourites who tug the nostalgic heartstrings of film and TV buffs.

SCREEN SUPA-STARS         

Peter Mayhew: The gentle giant behind Star Wars’ ever-popular Wookiee, Chewbacca

Verne Troyer: Mini-Me – the only man ‘man enough’ to “complete” Dr Evil, Austin Powers’ nemesis

Lindsay Wagner: The original Bionic Woman, Jaime Sommers, heroine of the classic ‘70s TV series

Gary Lockwood: Best known as Dr. Frank Poole in Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Keir Dullea: Dave Bowman in 2001: A Space Odyssey. When H.A.L. said, “I’m sorry, Dave, I can’t do that”, this is who he was talking to!

VOICE SUPA-STARS

Neil Kaplan: Affable star of dozens of video games, animés and cartoons, including StarCraft II (Tychus) and Transformers (Optimus Prime).

COMICS SUPA-STARS

Jim Cheung:  British comic-book artist of Avengers, New Avengers, & Marvel Comics Presents

Colin Wilson: This NZ-born illustrator (Judge Dredd, 2000 AD) became a comic art superstar in France (Du plomb dans la tête / Headshot) before returning to U.S. franchises like Star Wars: Invasion.

LITERATURE SUPA-STARS

Jim Butcher: The New York Times-bestselling author created The Dresden Files, spawning the eponymous TV series. Up next is his highly-anticipated steampunk series, The Cinder Spires.

Tamora Pierce: This highly-respected bestselling author creates feminist fantasy-adventure series for teens, including The Song of The Lioness, Beka Cooper & The Circle Opens. (Gold Coast exclusive)

SUPANOVA DATES:

  • The Gold Coast: April 5 & 6, 2014 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • Melbourne: April 12 & 13, 2014 at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

TICKETS: Will be available in March 2014 at www.moshtix.com.au

www.supanova.com.au