Supanova Pop Culture Expo has conjured up a magical treat, revealing even more celebrity guests for its Adelaide (November 21 & 22) and Brisbane (November 27, 28 & 29) events. Headlining the latest announcement is Harry Potter’s Neville Longbottom and ongoing Star Wars stalwart, Peter ‘Chewbacca’ Mayhew.
Matthew Lewis was thrust into the limelight from an early age playing Hogwarts pupil, Neville Longbottom, in all eight Harry Potter films. Fast-forward post HP, Matthew has continued with acting and recently filmed the drama, Me Before You, in addition to his recurring role on the television series, Bluestone 42.
Peter Mayhew has enjoyed portraying one of the most popular characters in the history of the Star Wars universe, the mighty Wookiee Chewbacca, and can hardly wait to see the fan response to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens this December – which makes this a massive coup for Supanova’s fans.
Our local stars aren’t being outshined however with Matt Nable representing the hit-series Arrow as the villainous, Ra’s al Ghul. The pro-rugby league player-turned actor has gone from strength to strength with sci-fi film Riddick and the major Australian mini-series Bike Wars: Brothers in Arms (as Jock Ross) and Gallipoli (as sergeant Harry Perceval).
Keeping with the homegrown theme, and going behind the scenes, is Greg Van Borssum – an Australian fight designer and weapons consultant for feature films. An accomplished athlete and martial artist, Greg worked as the Fight Choreographer and Weapons Specialist on the critically acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road. Previously he was Digital Crowds and Motion Capture Director on the animated films, Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two.
Lastly, from one of the most successful anime franchises of all time, voice-actors Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat are joining fans this November. The pair voice the lead characters from Dragon Ball Z, Goku and Vegeta respectively, including the recently released theatrical feature, Dragon Ball Z Resurrection. Sean and Christopher have a ‘Kamehameha’ amount of other voice credits between them, including the animated series’ One Piece, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Fullmetal Alchemist.
With tickets on-sale from October 1st from Moshtix these guests look forward to meeting their fans, signing autographs, and posing for studio portraits at Supanova. There will be Q&A panels in both cities where fans will have the opportunity to ask direct questions of the Supa-Stars.
They join a larger lineup of celebrities that include guests from film, television, animation, comics and fantasy/sci-fi writing, including:
Nick Frost: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul
Barbara Eden: I Dream of Jeannie
Barbara Feldon: Get Smart
Jon Heder: Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory
Michael Rosenbaum: The Impastor, Smallville
Christopher Judge: Stargate SG:1, X-Men: Revolution
David Yost: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Karan Ashley: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Dave Gibbons: artist of The Secret Service, Watchmen, 2000AD
Joe Jusko: fantasy artist, including Conan, Tomb Raider
Bob Layton: writer/artist of Iron Man, X-Factor, Hercules: Prince of Power
Sarah J Maas: author of the Throne of Glass series
Isobelle Carmody: author of the Obernewtyn Chronicles and Greylands
C.S. Pacat: author of the Captive Prince trilogy
Trudi Canavan: author of The Black Magician and Age of the Five trilogies
Melanie Casey: author of Hindsight and Craven
Lynette Noni: author of Akarnae
Kate Forsyth: author of Bitter Greens and The Witches of Eileanan series
Juliet Marillier: author of the Sevenwaters trilogy, Shadowfell and Blackthorn & Grim series
Adelaide: November 21 & 22, 2015 | Adelaide Showground
Brisbane: November 27, 28 & 29, 2015 | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Tickets on sale October 1st through Moshtix