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Ay, Caramba! It's Time for Supanova 2015, Sydney and Perth!

Bigger, Better, Best: Are You Ready for Supanova?

It's time to get your pop culture fix as Supanova takes over Sydney Showground next weekend (19-21 June), and the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre the weekend after (27-28 June).

Friday night kicks off with a Welcoming Ceremony, featuring appearances from our Supa-Star guests and a rockin' performance by voice actor Eric Stuart.

There's family fun activities such as real-life Quidditch matches, Timezone's Pinball Championship, AWF Wrestling and screenings in the AnimeLab.

Imagineer's Playground will host expert demonstrations such as prosthetics/makeup from Weta Workshop, and monster making in Sydney from Billy Bryan, who's best known as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Comic books play a strong presence with an exhibition from the Pieces Project, and portfolio reviews/talent search by international publisher, Aspen Comics.

Of course, our Supa-Star celebrities will be on hand to talk to fans during the expo with Q&A panels, autographs and studio portraits. We'll also host a Vlogger panel in Sydney for the internet crowd.

Tickets are on sale now through Moshtix or available at the door.

In Case You Missed it… Even More Guests for June!

If you missed the latest news, never fear – you catch-up list is here!

Since the last edition, we welcomed the following guests to our June lineup:

Unfortunately Willa Holland, Camren Bicondova and Adam Spencer have had to postpone their appearances but we hope to have them again at a future Supanova. Chris Knight also sends his apology to Perth fans as he needs to set off home directly after Sydney.

Sydney is in for a treat as we present Q&A panels and exclusive footage screenings from Mad Max: Fury Road and the upcoming films Terminus, Red Billabong, Infini, Wyrmwood, and the sci-fi series Airlock. Screenwriter and Supa-Star Steve Worland will also stop by to chat about the making of Paper Planes.

To find out more visit our Supa-Star guest page.

Fan Favourite Anime Love Live!

The School Idol Project Season 1 is finally available to own in a special collector's edition DVD set from Madman from June 10.

The collector's set will have some exciting extra features such as:

  • Special edition slipcase cover
  • Limited Edition Weiss Schwarz Love Live! Collector's Card
  • Ultra Rare Hosaka Honka code for Love Live! School Idol Festival and more!

Madman will also be making a massive announcement about Love Live! At Supanova Sydney so be sure to visit their booth to find out the news!

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

In an Australian first, experience the evolution of Pokémon with exciting visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games on screen, brought to life by all new arrangements performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

After sold-out concerts on debut, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the Pokémon franchise like never before.

Three shows only, 20 & 21 November, book now!

In The House is Back for Season 3!

Season 3 of the 'In The House' Cult Film Classic Program is roaring into Event Cinemas George Street beginning on the 31st of July with the special one-off anime screening of Akira, it will then officially kick-off with Supanova's own Quinny and Jason 'Jabba' Davis from the 4th of September with Highlander – tell your friends you are no longer free every second Friday night!

Other films include the dance in the aisles classic Grease, make sure you "Get to the Chopper" with Predator, get abducted by Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind, you're in for a treat with the Halloween Double Feature, Seven and Evil Dead 2, get villainous for The Dark Knight, party all night long with the '80s classic The Goonies and make sure you're there for the ultimate Christmas movie, Die Hard on the 11th of December.

There are prizes, costume competitions, fun facts and rollicking good times with 'In The House' so make sure you book now!

And to keep up to date with all things 'In The House' at the dedicated Facebook page #InTheHouse

10 Years of Ceremonial Mastery

A decade ago, a group of podcasters from Launceston contacted Supanova to see if they could interview Michael Turner and Frank Mastromauro of Aspen Comics for their show.

The response? "Interview whoever you like!" and, "Why don't you come and host the stages?" Ten years on, MCs David 'Quinny' Quinn and Chris Rattray reflect on hosting panels at Supanova.

"My fondest memory is either meeting Stan Lee and hearing that iconic voice asking who this 'Quinny' is," says David, "or just meeting my childhood heroes, Optimus Prime, Atreyu, Princess Leia... befriending them has been a magical experience as an adult."

Chris concurs, "Fist-bumping Alfie 'Theon Greyjoy' Allen spontaneously backstage before his panel in Sydney a couple of years ago was a highlight, but my favourite thing is running a panel for someone who hasn't done it before, watching their confidence grow as the conversation unfolds. That's an honour."

Supanova was a biannual event ten years ago. Now, it travels to six cities nationwide over a year, an undertaking made easier by "caffeine!" says David. "It gets the day started! Also the team I work with; it's a family, it really is! And the people who tell me that they enjoy the panels and love coming to them."

"Furthermore," adds Chris, "the friends we've made along the way and get to see every year... that's the show for me."

David and Chris look forward to hosting Aspen again this year, and watch out for the rest of the Supanova MC Team: Ineke, Peter, Mitch and Lucy!

The action keeps on going for fans after hours with the official Supanova After-Party!

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