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That’s a wrap! Thank you to Sydney and Perth for your amazing support over the last two weekends.

We have had a most excellent time with expanded venues and new location for Perth. It has truly been heartwarming and encouraging hearing about fans meeting their idols, being their own heroes and making new friends. We look forward to 2015, onwards and upwards!

We’ll be back soon with final numbers and also our 2015 dates for Sydney & Perth.

Meanwhile, the year isn’t quite over yet and we’re coming up with another supa-star studded line up for our November tour when we head back to Adelaide and Brisbane.

Lock these dates in your calendars as we ramp up to November!

November 21-23 
Adelaide Showground

November 28-30 
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Photo: Steven Yee


Good morning Sydney Supanovans! Welcome to the last day of our first 3 day event in Sydney. We’ve got another two full days of Guest Appearances, Q&A sessions, Photo-ops, Autographs, Activities, Exhibitors and much more!

We are open from 10am to 6pm today. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Need assistance? Please approach Volunteers or Supanova Staff and we’d be happy to assist you!

Don’t forget we are now offering Children’s wristbands at every Expo. Be sure to collect yours from the Information Desk (see event map online, in the Guidebook app, or in the printed event guide) and find out how to use them:

How can you enjoy your day? We’ve got some hot tips for you:

It’s going to be a blast!!

Photos by: Bruce Moyle

Rise of cosplay helps drive popularity of Japanese anime

Fans will be interested in reading about this interview for the Madman National Cosplay Championships  held today at Sydney Supanova!


We’ve got lots of photos to share from this huge weekend being the first 3 day Expo in Sydney and increased floor space. 

We’re closing at 6pm today but we’ll be back for our final day of Sydney Supanova tomorrow with Supa-star Guests, Q&A sessions, Activities, Exhibitors and much more!

We’re open from 10am to 6pm with tickets available at the door.

Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @supanovaexpo for more photos!

Photos: Jin Liu


We’re getting ready to have a blast at Sydney Supanova and so are our Supa-star guests!ryallsfiles:

If I don’t come back from this show with a great story involving Ted and I plus Wilma Deering, Lex Luthor, James Bond, Jaws, Stan Lee, Captain Jack and a bottle of Cooranbong, I’ll have failed. My mission starts a week from today.

We’re getting ready to have a blast at Sydney Supanova and so are our Supa-star guests!


If I don’t come back from this show with a great story involving Ted and I plus Wilma Deering, Lex Luthor, James Bond, Jaws, Stan Lee, Captain Jack and a bottle of Cooranbong, I’ll have failed. My mission starts a week from today.

The ‘Cheerleader’ May Save the World But ‘Theon Greyjoy’ Saves Supanova!

In an unexpected turn of events just days before the expo, Heroes actress Hayden Pannettiere who is currently appearing in the new ABC series Nashville as teen singing sensation ‘Juliette Barnes’, has had to cancel her appearance due to her TV show re-scheduling. Much as she tried to make it down here, Hayden’s producers couldn’t let her head off to Australia for our two week tour of Sydney and Perth.

However, another young pop culture luminary has stepped into Supanova’s line up: Alfie Allen, who stars in the outrageously popular series Game of Thrones. Adapted from the novels by George R.R. Martin, the series follows the machinations and power struggles of a number of family dynasties in the fictional medieval land of Westeros. Alfie plays ‘Theon Greyjoy’, a complex and challenging role for the talented actor. The affable 25-year-old Londoner courageously brings some humanity to a problematic character.

Supanova cannot thank Alfie enough for the supremely quick call to action so as to keep 10thAnniversary celebrations on track, and we really do hope to see Hayden attend sooner than later in the near future.

Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones

Supanova 2012 – Sydney Event Guide!

Its what you’ve been waiting for, the Sydney 2012 Supanova Expo Event Guide. Check out our biggest list of vendors ever and plan your day using our timetable.

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Our Hero is no longer Expendable. Eric Roberts is “The Master” of Supanova!

In a career spanning five decades, Eric Roberts has become recognisable to millions of film and TV fans. He has appeared in almost 200 movies and in countless TV shows including HeroesThe Drew Carey ShowFrasierOzTouched By An AngelLaw & Order: SVU and even in a Doctor Who telemovie as the Doctor’s nemesis, The Master.

He has filmed in over 17 countries, including Australia (in The Coca-Cola Kid), and received critical acclaim for his performances in Star 80,  It’s My Party and Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. In 2008, Eric joined the cast of Batman: The Dark Knight as Gotham gangster Sal Marone; in 2010 he appeared alongside Stallone, Lundgren, Statham and Li in The Expendables.

Fans of comics and animation know him as the voice of Mongul in theJustice League cartoons. He’s such a familiar face that he has appeared as himself in 63 productions, often making light of his notoriously chequered movie-star lifestyle. Brother to Julia Roberts and father of teen actress Emma Roberts, Eric is a true Hollywood veteran.

He’s therefore also the perfect guest to kick off festivities for Supanova’s TENTH ANNIVERSARY at the Sydney expo, in addition to the Perth expo the following weekend, with an exclusive Q&A and special appearance at each of our Friday evening Preview Nights which are exclusively for full weekend ticket holders (SUPA FAN PASS), in helping us celebrate a decade of successful Supanova Expos; something we couldn’t have done without your wonderful support.

Eric will then spend the weekends meeting fans, signing autographs and posing for studio portraits.

Eric Roberts! Supanova! Its Done!

Who is the Fairest of Them All? Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, That’s Who!

SYDNEY FANS, Supanova in conjunction with Universal and Foxtix are giving you and a friend the once in a lifetime chance to walk the white carpet of the Sydney Premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman, not to mention your chance to meet the Supa-stars of the film; Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth one on one!

That’s right. You actually get to meet Chris and Kristen personally and there will even be an official photographer on hand to immortalise the moment!

And its so easy to enter. All you need to do is go to pre-purchase a ticket to the Sydney Supanova Expo 2012  by noon June 17th 2012, and you will be instantly entered into the draw!

The winner will be contacted on Monday 18th June and needs to be able to attend the Sydney Premiere on Tuesday 19th June from 6.00pm at the Event Cinemas at Westfield’s Bondi Junction.

So what are you waiting for? Tell all your friends and make sure they take you as their “plus 1″ if they win!

PERTH FANS, don’t fret! We can’t match what’s happening in Sydney but on the same night, Tuesday 19th June, we have 10 x Double Passes to the Perth Premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman that’s screening at the Event Cinemas Innaloo. For your chance to win simply keep a watch on our Supanova Facebook page where we’ll be running the competition from.

Snow White (Kristen Stewart, Twilight), an astoundingly beautiful young woman, is in love with Prince Charmant (Sam Claflin), who has been long enchanted by Snow Whites beauty and power. When the evil queen, Ravenna (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron), learns Snow White is the fairest in the land even fairer than the queen herself, she sends Eric, a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor), to kill Snow White.

Eric’s beloved wife, Sara, was killed by the White Wolf, and he spends his days drinking heavily and searching tirelessly for her killer. When he later discovers that the White Wolf works for Ravenna, he redirects his focus: he becomes Snow White’s protector and mentor, and they train together to defeat the evil queen.

Brought to you by producer Joe Roth (Alice in Wonderland), producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense), and director Rupert Sanders (Halo 3), Snow White and the Huntsman movie transforms the legendary fairy tale into an epic-action adventure.

Snow White and the Huntsman is in cinemas June 21, 2012.

For more information about the film make sure to check out the website  

Or you can “like” the film on Facebook for up to the minute updates!

Snow White and the Huntsman is In Cinemas June 21, 2012

© 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Six Out of Six! Cylon Alert as Supanova Celebrates!

Your friends here at Supanova are delighted to announce the addition of actress TRICIA HELFER to our galaxy of stars appearing at the Sydney and Perth expos.

Tricia, a former fashion model for labels like Chanel, Dior, Versace and Givenchy, first appeared on the small screen as the producer and host of Canada’s Next Top Model. She was soon headhunted by the creators of rebooted sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica to portray Number Six, a Cylon (an android indistinguishable from humans) of critical importance to the story. In addition to her popular role onBattlestar, Tricia has also appeared in Chuck (Chuck’s season two handler), Human Target (engineer, Stephanie Dobbs), Burn Notice(Carla, Michael’s season two nemesis), Lie to Me (art thief, Naomi),Warehouse 13 (FBI Agent Bonnie Belski), and Two and a Half Men, in which she appeared as Gail, a love interest for (a pre-‘Tiger Blood’) Charlie Sheen.

On top of her TV work, Tricia is in high demand as a voice over artist for cartoons and console games. Among her many characters are Black Cat in The Spectacular Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Web of Shadows; Kilian Qatar in Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars; Veronica Dare in Halo 3: ODST; EDI, the ship-borne artificial intelligence aboard the Normandy SR-2 in Mass Effect 2 and 3; and Sarah Kerrigan in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and its expansion sets, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void.

In her rare breaks from work, Tricia pairs up with Battlestar gal pal Katee ‘Starbuck’ Sackhoff to raise money for their charitable foundation Acting Outlaws. The two actresses undertake epic cross-country motorcycle rides (Tricia prefers the BMW R1200GS dual sport) to raise money for animal rights, social justice and environmental causes, such as post oil spill Gulf Coast restoration.

Fans can meet Tricia at Sydney Supanova (June 16 and 17) and Perth Supanova (June 23 and 24) where she will be signing autographs and posing for portraits with fans, as well as giving behind-the-scenes Q&A talks about her work.

Unfortunately Colin Cunningham, from Falling Skies and Stargate SG-1, has had to cancel due to landing a role that forces him to remain home. Stay tuned for a new guest to replace him shortly.

She may be a Number 6. but she’s 10 out of 10 to us!