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Supanova Pop Culture Expo Ticket's Onsale Now at Foxtix
Sydney 2013
June 21-23
Sydney Showgrounds
Olympic Park
Perth 2013
June 28-30
Claremont Showgrounds
Brisbane 2013
November 8-10
RNA Showgrounds

Adelaide 2013
November 15-17
Adelaide Showgrounds
Gold Coast 2014
April 4-6
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne 2014
April 11-13
Melbourne Showgrounds


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The June tour of Supanova is upon us and its going to be utterly massive! These promise to be our biggest shows ever! Our Sydney expo now utilises over 15,000 Sq Meters of floorspace to accommodate more vendors and patrons than ever before! This means more friends, more stuff to look at, more cosplay and more fun!

Tickets - What are my options?

Tickets are still available from FOXTIX and at the door, but for all the information on what kind of ticket is right for you make sure to check out our WHICH TICKET page which has the low-down on all the options for how to enjoy Supanova!

Of course, we have a host of amazing guests and promotions for you to check out before you dive headlong into the craziness that is Supanova, so check it out!

Who will be there?

We are proud to present a huge line-up of Supa-Star guests for our Sydney and Perth Shows including:

… with even more guests on our website!

With a list this big its going to mean two HUGE weekends in Sydney and Perth!

Who's next?

We're not forgetting about Brisbane and Adelaide, Already we have released our first Major Guest Announcement!

Rachael MacFarlane is one of the stars of the hit show America Dad, a talented voice actress and singer as well as Sister to series creator Seth MacFarlane!

We’ll have two more guests confirmed this week pre-Sydney and you all can look for a heap more November guests to be announced on Tuesday 9th July!

What's on and when?

With so much to do, its always good to plan ahead. As such, we are pleased to assist in this by providing you with a comprehensive list of whats going on and when at Supanova Sydney! (Perth, your schedule should be ready very soon!)

With the schedule you can see when Stars are signing, when they are doing photos and when they are on panels, as well as heaps of other awesome events occurring over the weekend.

Sydney Event Guide Available Now

Of course you can also access the schedule and build your own Supanova experience, (setting alarms and reminders for photo sessions, signings and panels) using the Guidebook App! Its the easiest way to keep on top of everything that you want to see at Supanova!

Planning your trip

If you're unsure on how to get to the shows in both Sydney and Perth we have got you covered! Trains, buses and parking information can all be found on our website to help make your Supanova experience as fun and simple as possible.

Cosplay is King!

In addition to our usual huge cosplay competition which runs on Both days of the event, we are excited to say that the NSW and WA heats of the Madman national Cosplay Competition are on again!

Come see the very best cosplayers in the country go head to head for the Prize of a Trip to Japan! Incredible talent and amazing costumes are on show and all for your viewing pleasure!

For all the information on the Madman Nationals check out the official site.


Reel Anime returns to screens in 2013, with two titles announced so far!

EVANGELION 3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO

The highly anticipated third film in the rebuild of Evangelion franchise is finally coming to Australia and New Zealand. The film will be featured as part of REEL ANIME 2013, in cinemas September / October 2013.

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Production I.G. (GHOST IN THE SHELL) and Kenji Kamiyama (GHOST IN THE SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX, EDEN OF THE EAST) have teamed up to revive one of Japan’s most loved manga series by Shotaro Ishinori creator of KAMEN RIDER and also Osamu Tezuka’s assistant on the original ASTRO BOY manga. This film will also be the first time an anime will be screened in Stereoscopic 3D as part of REEL ANIME 2013, in cinemas September / October.

Keep your eyes peeled for more Reel Anime 2013 announcements, or visit reelanime.com!

Weta @ Supanova!

Don't forget: Weta will be in attendance in Sydney & Perth! 

Weta senior concept artist Daniel Falconer (read Daniel's profile here)  will attend the shows, giving presentations as well as signing the books he has authored, including The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles, The Art of District 9: Weta Workshop and the Weta Collector's Guide.

Also at the Weta booth at both shows will be Leonard Ellis, Model Maker at Weta Workshop (see article in this newsletter).

And for the show in Perth we also have the pleasure of sending David Tremont, Weta's Senior Model Maker AND native Australian. Check out our Meet the Crew article with Dave to learn more about him.

A great range of Weta collectibles and merchandise will be available at the booth. And don't forget to ask for a Weta Treasure Card, good for a range of awesome prizes and special offers on www.wetaNZ.com. These are in limited supply and only 1 per visitor!

Nintendo Australia to Attend Supanova Sydney and Perth in 2013

Nintendo Australia is back at Supanova and their booth at the expo is set to be your gaming destination right throughout the weekend.

Bring along your Nintendo 3DS™ for a big day of multiplayer fun and enjoy all your favourite Nintendo 3DS titles like Animal Crossing™: New Leaf, Fire Emblem™: Awakening, Donkey Kong™ Country Returns 3D, Luigi's Mansion™ 2, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity and Mario Kart™ 7 with other Nintendo fans. In this Year of Luigi, you’ll also be able to enjoy the recently released New Super Luigi U for Wii U.

If you're in need of a few puzzle pieces, looking to meet some other Mayors in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, enhance your Fire Emblem: Awakening army with some new characters or maybe just looking for a few Mii™ characters to help you through StreetPass Quest, the Nintendo lounge will be the perfect place to enjoy all the StreetPass™ functionality of Nintendo 3DS, so don't forget to bring yours, as we'll have charging stations on hand so that players can keep charged throughout the day.
Its Pokemon Meet-Up Day!

On Sunday June 23rd in Sydney and Saturday June 29th in Perth Its a huge day for the Pokemon fans!

The Nintendo booth will also play host to a Pokémon Meet-up at each event, where players will have the opportunity to battle it out in a Pokémon™ Black Version 2 and Pokémon™ White Version 2 Battle Competition utilising the following rules. Players will compete for the chance to win flights, accommodation and entry tickets to PAX Australia in Melbourne, plus the chance to win additional standalone entry tickets, as well as other prizes. Players attending PAX Australia will have the chance to register for the Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championship


Keeping up to date

Make sure to follow the Supanova official Twitter account for up to the minute announcements on events happening during the shows, reminders on upcoming events and even special offers happening on the expo floor!

And of course make sure to 'Like' the Supanova Facebook page for all the competitions, prizes, announcements and news. Its your easiest way to communicate with us and for you to get up to date information!

If you are a tumblr fan then we have you covered too!

Keeping abreast of all the information is key to making the most of your time at Supanova, so make sure to get social and get amongst it!

Imagineers' Playground is an exciting new interactive addition to the Supanova Expo. Dedicated to the creative arts, Imagineers' Playground focuses on fans and enthusiasts of Special FX, model makers, prop builders and costume designers. It includes new exhibitors and retailers with products and services to complement your creative edge as a hobby enthusiast, professional, or beginner! 

See interactive demonstrations and ‘how to’ workshops on a dedicated stage, covering subjects like Introduction to Airbrushing, Applying Creature Effect Makeup, and much more!

Supanova Pop Culture Expo is also proud to host the first ever Imagineers' Playground Sci-Fi / Fantasy Model & Prop Competition! Now there's a place where you can show off your Sci-Fi / Fantasy creations and hard work for all to admire, and enjoy the dedication and artisanship of this pop-culture craft.

For more information, check out our activities (http://www.supanova.com.au/activities/) page on the Supanova website!

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