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Supanova Pop Culture Expo Tickets available for Melbourne & Brisbane 2010 Shows at Ticketek
2 Massive Shows - East to West!

Sydney 2010
June 18 - 20
The Dome, Olympic Park
Perth 2010
July 25 - 27
Claremont Showground


Mystery Supa-Stars!

WHO ARE THE LAST OF OUR GUESTS FOR SYDNEY & PERTH IN 2010?!?

Find out midday AEST, Tuesday 4th May, in preparation for tickets going on sale, midday AEST, Thursday 6th May from Ticketek!

OUR SYDNEY AND PERTH GUEST LINEUP JUST KEEPS GROWING!

We may have had an amazing cadre of charismatic compadre's for our Brisbane and Melbourne shows, and we may have had heaps of fun with them. But we're not content to rest on our laurels folks! Even with our already incredible lineup of guests we're working on bringing even more huge stars to the table. If however, you're not sure we already have joining us for our East/West tour now you can lock it in…

Supa-Stars!

  • Charisma Carpenter: Cordelia in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel plus upcoming in Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables
  • Chaske Spencer: Sam Uley from Twilight: New Moon and Twilight: Eclipse
  • Allan Hyde: Godric the tortured vampire from the hit series True Blood
  • Felicia Day: The Guild, Dollhouse and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Jodelle Ferland: Twilight: Eclipse, Silent Hill, Stargate, Tideland
  • Daniel Logan: Boba Fett from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and The Clone Wars Animated Series
  • Lou Ferrigno: Incredible Hulk (TV), Hulk (Film), Pumping Iron & King of Queens
  • Michael Winslow: Sound effects genius from Police Academy, Spaceballs & Gremlins
  • Vic Mignogna: Edward from Fullmetal Alchemist plus Dragonball Z, Ouran Highschool Host Club & heaps more
  • Travis Willingham: Roy Mustang in Fullmetal Alchemist, Guile, Bleach
  • Laura Bailey: Chun-Li in Streetfighter IV plus Dragonball Z and Bloodrayne
  • Joe Kubert: Living comic-book legend and founder of the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning
  • Stuart Immonen: Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers, Superman: Secret Identity
  • Kathryn Immonen: Writer on Runaways, Moving Pictures & Pixie Strikes Back
  • Shane McCarthy: Writer on Transformers: All Hail Megatron, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight & Zombies
  • Tom Taylor: New writer on The Authority plus Star Wars: Invasion and Rombies
  • Colin Wilson: Acclaimed artist on Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper & recently Star Wars Invasion
  • Marriane De Pierres: Author of Parrish Plessis, Sentients of Orion, Tara Sharp
  • Jennifer Fallon: Author of Hythrun Chronicles, Second Sons, The Tide Lords, Stargate SG-1

Check back on the Supanova website after the 6th of May when we'll be making more announcements on the fantastic guests who will be joining us!

Anime, Comics, Authors and More...

BRISBANE AND MELBOURNE SHOWS ARE OFF THE CHAIN!

Brisbane 2010 Crowd

Our first two shows of 2010 really raised the bar with Brisbane tipping the scales at just under the magic 20k attendance mark with 19,700 fans in the house! If we included our volunteers, exhibitors and special guests we smashed it. But that’s not the way we roll so we’ll be looking to you, our fans, to spread the word in 2011, so we can blast past that mark next year… OFFICIALLY!!!

Meanwhile Melbourne really stepped it up as well with 10,200 happy fans attending during the weekend! Amazingly, that in itself is a record, as we’ve never previously cracked the 10,000 mark so quickly, this being only Melbourne’s third year. Still, with Perth to come in June (also its third year), and with Brisbane and Sydney already up in front, we’ll be cracking the whips to get Melbourne galloping in 2011 as well.

Our wonderful Supa-Star Guests really brought their A-game as anyone who attended any of our special events will attest! Whether it was Breakfast with Gareth David-Lloyd, dinner with Corin Nemec, rocking out at James Marsters' Concert or attending the VIP party, a good time was had by all. But the wonderful part about Supanova is that you could have just attended the main expos daily and still had an absolute blast!

Our Supa-Star voice-actors, Yuri, Tara and Liam all enjoyed themselves greatly, seeing hundreds of their biggest fans, while our comic-book creators really went above and beyond the call. Supa-artist George Perez was seen doing more than 40 beautiful original artworks for his fans in ONE DAY!
To all the fans who attended these shows we thank you and can't wait to see you again April 1 to 3 in Brisbane and April 9 and 10 in Melbourne in 2011.

James Marsters

Photos by Rebecca Burton

Madman National Cosplay Competition

MADMAN NATIONAL COSPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sydney and Perth Rounds closing soon!

Sydney and Perth Cosplay aficionados will need to get their sewing machine singing and their hot glue gunning because the deadline for the Madman National Cosplay Championship is rapidly approaching for your cities! Don't forget that, unlike the normal Madman Cosplay Competition, if you are entering into the National Championship your entries must be registered well before the event and will not be able to be entered on the day. The closing dates are:

Sydney 11.59pm local time on 31 May 2010
Perth 11.59pm local time on 6 June 2010

The competition is fierce but the prizes make all the effort worthwhile! Winners of the state championships held at each Supanova will be invited to compete at the end of the year (flight and accommodation are part of the heat winners prize) with the National Cosplay Champion winning a trip to Japan (see http://www.madman.com.au/cosplay/ for more info)!

Our regular Cosplay host John Robertson will of course be there to guide us through the wonderland of amazing costumes and insane hair with his usual blend of wit, music and hand puppets! Warning: Ukelele's may be hazardous to your health.

TRIANGLE – EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL EVENT

TriangleTRIANGLE is a twisted home-grown thriller from the cult director of Severance. Shot locally on the Gold Coast and starring Melissa George (30 Days of Night) and Michael Dorman (Daybreakers) it will release in an exclusive Special Event Season at Dendy Newtown, Dendy Canberra and Dendy Portside on April 29.

When Jess (Melissa George) sets sail on a yacht with a group of friends, she cannot shake the feeling that there is something wrong. Her suspicions are realised when the yacht hits a storm and the group is forced to board a passing ocean liner to get to safety, a ship Jess is convinced she’s been on before. The ship appears deserted, the clock on board has stopped, but they are not alone... Someone is intent on hunting them down, one by one. And Jess unknowingly holds the key to end the terror.

Release: April 29, 2010 - Exclusive Special Event Season – Dendy Newtown, Dendy Canberra and Dendy Portside

Rating: MA
Runtime: 99 mins
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Directed by: Christopher Smit
Cast: Melissa George (30 Days of Night, The Amityville Horror), Michael Dorman (Daybreakers), Rachel Carpani (McLeod’s Daughters), Henry Nixon (Noise), Liam Hemsworth (The Last Song)

Call to Arms: Supanova Needs YOU!

Uncle SupanovaSupanova would not be possible without the support of it’s many dedicated volunteers who come from all reaches of Australia. We are grateful that so many wonderful people are so generous with their time to help us put on our four massively awesome events.

As Supanova is steadily growing, we need more and more people to help us put on a truly epic show for our many fans. If you have some time to spare for our upcoming Syndey event (April 8-11) or our Perth event (April 16-18), please consider lending us a hand in putting together a truly exciting show!

Benefits include:

  • Free entry
  • Behind the scenes look at Australia’s biggest Pop Culture Expo
  • Commemorative T-Shirt that conveniently doubles as a uniform
  • Two shifts of volunteers so half the time is yours to enjoy at the expo
  • A delicious and nutritious lunch is provided for you
  • And last, but certainly not least, you become a part of the Supanova volunteer community, full of geeky, fun loving individuals like yourself!
  • The only requirement for volunteering is that you must be over the age of 16 for legal reasons.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over and sign up here and be part of the action!

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