Supanova is the ultimate celebration of geek culture where that fandom comes to life. Celebrating the worlds of film and television, fantasy, comic books, anime, sci-fi, cartoons, books, gaming and collectables, there is a genre here for everyone.
Throughout the day Supanova attendees will have the opportunity to learn from masters of various crafts and games. The Magic: The Gathering booth for example will be showcasing their wide range of products whilst hosting ‘learn to play’ classes for new players, who then get to keep the cards they used for free.
Supanova isn’t simply a marketplace though.
Fans will also have to opportunity to meet the stars of some of their favourite shows, comic book writers and and various other creators. Some of the highlights on the bill this year include Superman himself Dean Cain, Chris Hemsworth (Thor), The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun and RWBY voice actor Arryn Zech just to name a few.
RWBY is an animated show created by internet video production company Rooster Teeth. Originally the show was simply a web-series available on Rooster Teeth’s website and Youtube but it has since blown up to monumental levels, which Arryn says was never something she expected.
“I was pretty shocked when RWBY blew up the way it has. We’re worldwide, we’re on television in Japan, we’ve got anime and a video game so it’s astonishing.”
For Arryn shows like Supanova are one of the best parts of her job.
“The anime scene tends to have a lot of very dedicated cosplayers so it’s one of the best feelings to have someone come up to my booth in a Volume Four outfit with full weaponry and then it’s also really exciting to see a little girl dressed up in a Volume One outfit.”
Jun 16-18, Fri 1-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm. The Dome – Sydney Showgrounds, 1 Showgrounds Road, Sydney Olympic Park. $28-$850. Tickets & Info: www.supanova.com.au