Supanova – Australia’s homegrown comic-con and gaming expo – have added even more celebrity names to their Gold Coast (April 22-23) and Melbourne (April 29-30) star-studded events.
In a massive coup Supanova have secured two amazing exclusive guests, one each for Gold Coast and Melbourne, plus a number more that will be attending both events.
Beginning in Melbourne, Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games), who is currently filming the television series Picnic at Hanging Rock in Victoria, will appear exclusively on Sundayafternoon 30th April, to chat to fans in a Q&A, sign autographs and pose for studio portraits.
Gold Coast fans can also celebrate with Pan’s Labyrinth’s Ivana Baquero be joining them from the set of fantasy-epic The Shannara Chronicles, which is filming its second season in New Zealand. Fans of both the book and the TV series will be delighted to further discover that fellow star Manu Bennett (Arrow, The Hobbit, Spartacus) will be joining author Terry Brooks – already announced – in both cities as well.
Supanova will also host some of Australia’s best rising talent giving locals a chance to celebrate their success with them as Home and Away alumni Luke Mitchell (Blindspot, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Tomorrow People); are Rebecca Breeds (The Originals, Pretty Little Liars) take their careers from strength to strength.
Supergirl’s James Olsen (and vigilante alter ego, Guardian), Mehcad Brooks, also joins the lineup. Fans will recognise him from his previous roles on Necessary Roughness, True Blood, and Desperate Housewives.
And in major news, coming on board as Supanova’s first ever official Supanova Star Ambassador is screen veteran John Jarratt (Wolf Creek, Boar), who will be spending 2017 understanding what it means to totally ‘geek-out’ at Supanova. Jarratt will join the event, appearing at each of their expos throughout 2017 to meet fans and deliver a unique, behind-the-scenes take on the convention scene from his own perspective.
Supanova’s Artist Alley is looking mighty heroic too, with the following comic book creators confirmed: Tom Taylor (All-New Wolverine), David Yardin (Jean Grey), Dean Rankine (Simpsons Comics), Alisha Jade (Starrytellers), Paul Abstruse (My Little Pony), Gregory Mackay (Anders and the Comet). Appearing as Gold Coast exclusives are: Adam Nichols (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed), Stewart McKenny (Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures), Wayne Nichols (Orphan Black); while Melbourne exclusives include: Mike Krome (Ancient Dreams) , Darren Close (Killeroo), Martin Abel (Nightmares & Visions), and Jeffrey Cruz (Streetfighter).
Supanova’s Book Club also has some new additions to its lineup, with Jodi McAlister (Valentine); Gold Coast exclusive Sulari Gentill (A Few Right Thinking Men), and Melbourne exclusives Darrell Pitt (A Toaster on Mars), and Marlee Jane Ward (Welcome to Orphancorp).
Unfortunately The Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin has had to postpone his appearance due to a clash with filming commitments. He sends his apologies and hopes to return as soon as he is able.
Stars already announced to attend include:
David Boreanaz (Bones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Cory Michael Smith (Gotham)
Marie Avgeropoulos (The 100)
Tom Hopper (Black Sails, Merlin)
Jessica Harmon (iZombie)
Austin St. John (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man)
Nolan North (voice actor – Uncharted, Assassin’s Creed)
Vic Mignogna (voice actor – Fullmetal Alchemist, Dragon Ball Z)
Stephanie Nadolny (voice actor – Dragon Ball Z)
Patricia Briggs (author – Mercy Thompson series)
Terry Brooks (author -The Shannara Chronicles)
Maria Lewis (author – Who’s Afraid Too?)
Keri Arthur (author – Dark Angels series)
Lynette Noni (author – The Medoran Chronicles)
Traci Harding (author – The Ancient Future series)
Esad Ribic (artist – Thor: God of Thunder)
David Finch (artist – Batman)
Meredith Finch (writer – Wonder Woman)
Supanova is where fandom comes to life, celebrating the worlds of film and television, fantasy, comic books, anime, sci-fi, cartoons, books, gaming and collectables. There’s ‘cosplay’ (costume-role play), fan clubs, musical performances, creative master classes, celebrity Q&As, wrestling, tournaments and competitions, and an expo full of shopping possibilities meaning there’s something for everyone, for every fan to have a blast!
Supanova Pop Culture Expo began in Sydney in 2002 as a completely home-grown Australian production showcasing sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, anime, manga, games, cosplay and much more. The brainchild of Founder & Event Director, Daniel Zachariou, Supanova is run by a diverse and passionate team of independent professionals with backgrounds in private industry and the creative sector. Supanova takes place in six cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast), and is Australia’s leading and largest event of its kind with close to 200,000 fans expected to attend the Supanova Expos in 2017.
Supanova is a celebration of pop culture created by the Supanova family, for your family, to “bring out the inner geek” in fans of all ages.
Gold Coast: April 22-23, 2017 | Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne: April 29-30, 2017 | Melbourne Showgrounds