Synchronise your watches and prepare the DeLorean; Supanova Pop Culture Expo is breaking the time barrier with more guest star announcements for their Melbourne (11 &12 April) and Gold Coast (18 & 19 April) events.
What time is it? According to Back to the Future, flying cars, hoverboards, and self-lacing kicks are all the rage in 2015. While these plausible predictions are yet to realize their potential, the trilogy’s legacy has maintained a prevailing popularity since its first film in 1985.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary, Christopher Lloyd is coming back to Supanova! Spanning a remarkable career in film and television, Christopher is well known for his portrayal of Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and as the eccentric inventor, ‘Doc’ Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy. Christopher returns to Australia for the first time since his last appearance at Supanova in 2012.
In further great news, sailing into Supanova direct from the set of Dead Men Tell No Tales, are Martin Klebba and Kevin McNally. The pair are in Australia to film the 5th installment of Pirates of the Caribbean, which is about to begin production in Queensland.
Martin, an actor and stunt professional since the ’90s, has appeared in dozens of feature films including Mirror Mirror and Hancock, and television shows The Cape, and Scrubs. However Martin is probably most recognised as Marty in the Pirates films: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man’s Chest, and At World’s End. Martin will appear on the big screen later this year as Chucky in Ted 2, due for international release mid-2015.
Time travel is a cinch for Kevin, who starred in the 1984 series Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma. While Kevin’s film career started with the Bond epic, The Spy Who Loved Me it was his role as Joshamee Gibbs in Pirates film, The Curse of the Black Pearl that truly put him in the international spotlight. Kevin appeared in 4 further installments of the series; Dead Man’s Chest, At World’s End and On Stranger Tides, making him one of the only three actors in the franchise to star in all four films.
Unfortunately Merlin star, Eoin Macken has been called away to complete the filming of the new television series The Night Shift and will be unable to attend the April expos.
So come along and have the time of your life. These Supa-Stars join an outstanding line-up of celebrities already announced for the Melbourne and Gold Coast expos, including:
Dolph Lundgren: Ivan Drago, Rocky IV, Gunner Jensen, The Expendables
Manu Bennett: Deathstroke, Arrow, Azog, The Hobbit
Ryan Hurst: Opie Winston, Sons of Anarchy, Gerry Bertier, Remember the Titans
Georgina Haig: Elsa, Once Upon a Time
Sean Maguire: Robin Hood, Once Upon a Time, Leonidas, Meet the Spartans
Tyler Hoechlin: Derek Hale, Teen Wolf, Martin Brewer, 7Th Heaven
Robin Lord Taylor: The Penguin, Gotham
James Cosmo: Jeor Mormont, Game of Thrones, Angus MacLeod, Highlander
George Takei: the original Hikaru Sulu, Star Trek
Walter Koenig: the original Pavel Chekov, Star Trek
Nichelle Nichols: the original Nyota Uhura, Star Trek
James Marsters: Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel
Charisma Carpenter: Cordelia, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel
Jason David Frank: original Green/White Ranger, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Alexander Vlahos: Mordred, Merlin
Jessica DiCicco: Flame Princess, Adventure Time
Robbie Daymond: voice actor from Sailor Moon, Breadwinners
Todd Haberkorn: voice actor from Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Kirby Krackle: geek rock band from Seattle, USA
Tony Moore: artist – The Walking Dead, Fear Agent
Arthur Suydam: artist – Heavy Metal, Marvel Zombies
Peter F. Hamilton: author – Greg Mandel and Night’s Dawn trilogies
John Scalzi: author – Old Man’s War series and Locked In (Melbourne exclusive)