As the organisers describe it: “Supanova Pop Culture Expo is where the adoring public comes face to face with Supa-Star celebrities and the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds under one big roof. Gathered from and surrounded by the wonderful worlds of science-fiction, pulp TV/movies, toys, console gaming, trading cards, animation/cartoons, fantasy, comic books, entertainment technology, books, internet sites and fan-clubs, the result is an amazing atmosphere tailor made for expressing your inner geek and where getting into cosplay (cos-tume role-play) is the obvious thing to do!”
I probably do nothing for my geek credentials when I admit that, while I think the cosplay looks cool, seeing actors does little for me. That said, for those who are into it there’s a great line-up: where else can you can see Louis Lane, Fred and George Weasley and Arthur Pendragon in one place? And it’s not all screen heroes. There are some major epic fantasy book authors; a pile of exhibitors; and of course the cosplay, including competitions. Then there’s live chess, forums, and tons of other stuff.
Look, if nothing else, this has to be one of the few events, outside of the Shooter’s Party AGM, that has a weapons policy featured prominently on its website: you have to love that.
For full details and booking see the Supernova website.
Image: Daniel Scott, Supernova.