Supanova Pop-Culture Expo, one of the biggest science-fiction convention around the country was back again in Sydney this weekend 17th-19th June, 2011 at The Dome in Sydney Olympic Park.
The Dome was packed with people. Hundreds of cosplayers, game geeks and comic lovers got together this year to celebrate the best of the pop-culture. Many fans who dressed as their favourite anime character or superhero were walking around the venue and posing for photos with other fans. Moreover, one of the plus factor for this year was the presence of The Green Hornet’s magnificent car “The Black Beauty”.
Every year, Supanova gives everyone a chance to meet and share experiences with amazing Supa-Star celebrities, guest and talents through open Q&As, autograph and photo sessions. This 2011 was the turn of Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman and Bill Daily, part of the cast of the ageless TV series “I Dream of Jeannie”, Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter series, who came back after gracing the successful similar events held in Melbourne and Brisbane earlier this year), Amy Acker (Angel), James Marsters (Buffy: the Vampire slayer), Richard Norton, Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood), Julie White (Transformers), Corin Nemec (Parker Lewis Never Can’t Lose & Stargate SG1), David Nykl (Stargate Atlantis, MK legacy) and Sean Maher (Firefly, Serenity).
Talents were everywhere! Comic book creators: Bill Templesmith, Justin Randall & Steward McKenny among many others, were part of the Artists’ Alley showing their latest art-works and posters. For those who are more into reading, Dymocks booth gave the fans the chance meet fantastic sci-fi writers as such: Marianne de Pierres (The Sentients of Orion), Alison Goodman (Eon, Eona), Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta (Star Wars).
If animation was your thing, special supa-guest voice stars: Yuko Miyamura, Tiffany Grant and Matt Grenfield (Evangelion), Dan Green (Yu-Gi-Oh!), Neil Kaplan (Transformers) also took part of the event as well. Even comic-book Supa-stars: David Finch, Paul Jenkins, Billy Tan, “Rev” Dave Johnson and Nicola Scott were there.
Supanova is in so far, one of our favourite events of the year because it is for “all ages” event. It’s so amazing to absorb all this culture where participants came together under one roof with wrestling performances, video games, cosplay theatre and seminars too. To top it all, the happiness that it brought fans, who found souvenirs or special items that they were looking for, was just priceless.
If you wanna know what we were talking about, here, check some amazing postcards from the venue below: