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THE STARS ALIGN FOR SUPANOVA!
Australia’s biggest pop culture expo adds new celebrity guests
Australia’s premier pop culture expo, Supanova, has announced new Supa-Star celebrity guests for their upcoming events on the Gold Coast (April 5 & 6) and in Melbourne (April 12 & 13). They are:
- Michael Rooker : stars as ‘Merle Dixon’ in the cult TV zombie hit The Walking Dead and as ‘Yondu’ in the upcoming Marvel feature film, Guardians of the Galaxy;
- Emmanuelle Vaugier : ‘The Morrigan’ in Lost Girl, ‘Dr. Helen Bryce’ in Smallville, ‘FBI Special Agent Emma Barnes’ inHuman Target, ‘Addison Corday’ in Saw II and Saw IV, ‘Mia’ in Two and a Half Men;
- Ron Glass : Best known to Supanova fans as ‘Shepherd Book’ from Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Serenity and has recently guest-starred in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.;
- Mark Hadlow : ‘Dori’ the Dwarf from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy; and
- William Kircher : ‘Bifur’ the Dwarf from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy.
Emmanuelle Vaugier replaces her Lost Girl colleague Rachel Skarsten, who has had to postpone her Australian appearance due to an unexpected alteration to her production schedule. Gethin Anthony of Game of Thrones has also postponed his expo appearance due to being cast in a season of Tennessee Williams’ short plays in London.
Tickets to Supanova are now available at Moshtix.
Supanova’s organisers previously announced the following Supa-Star guests:
Lucy Lawless: not only ‘Xena’, the classic warrior princess, but ‘Lucretia’ in Starz series Spartacus;
Alexander Ludwig: Cato in Hunger Games, co-starred in the films Lone Survivor and Grown Ups 2;
Verne Troyer: ‘Mini-Me’ - the only person who could “complete” Dr Evil, Austin Powers’ nemesis;
Lindsay Wagner: The original Bionic Woman, ‘Jaime Sommers’, heroine of the classic ‘70s TV series;
Finn Jones: Renly’s lover and rockstar jousting babe ‘Ser Loras Tyrell’ in Game of Thrones;
Tom Lenk: The mischievous ‘Andrew Wells’ in Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel;
Peter Mayhew: The gentle giant behind Star Wars’ ever-popular Wookiee, ‘Chewbacca’;
Manu Bennett: Spartacus’ ‘Crixus’ and also ‘Slade Wilson’ in CW series Arrow;
Gigi Edgley: Farscape ’s courageous ‘Chiana’, from the Jim Henson Company / Nine Network TV series;
Gary Lockwood: Best known as ‘Dr. Frank Poole’ in Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey; and
Keir Dullea: ‘ Dave Bowman’ in 2001: A Space Odyssey. When H.A.L. said, “I’m sorry, Dave, I can’t do that”, this is who he was talking to!
Jeremy Shada : Jeremy Shada is ‘Finn the Human’ in Adventure Time, and “His hat is awesome!”;
John DiMaggio : Not only Futurama’s notorious ‘Bender’, but also Adventure Time’s ‘Jake the Dog’;
Hynden Walch : Adventure Time’s ‘Princess Bubblegum’, The Batman’s ‘Harley Quinn’, and more!;
Veronica Taylor : ‘Ash’ from Pokemon and ‘April O'Neil’ from the 2000s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles;
Eric Stuart : ‘Brock’ and ‘James’ in Pokemon, ‘Seto Kaiba’ in Yu-Gi-Oh!; and
Neil Kaplan : Affable star of dozens of video games, animés and cartoons, including StarCraft II (Tychus) and Transformers (Optimus Prime).
Michael Golden : Legendary co-creator of X-Men’s ‘Rogue’, ‘Spartan X’ and ‘Bucky O’Hare’;
Jill Thompson : Artist on Sandman, Wonder Woman & creator of The Little Endless & Scary Godmother;
Jim Cheung : Comic-book artist of Avengers, New Avengers, & Marvel Comics Presents;
Mike McKone : British artist of JLA, L.E.G.I.O.N., Punisher, Amazing Spider-Man;
Tom Taylor : DC comics’ bestselling writer of Injustice: Gods Among Us and Earth-Two; and
Colin Wilson : Illustrator of Judge Dredd, 2000 AD, Headshot, Star Wars: Invasion.
Jim Butcher : This New York Times-bestselling author created The Dresden Files
... Plus many more, listed at Supanova’s guest page.
SUPANOVA BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The Supanova Expo was established in 2002 in Sydney as a completely home-grown Australian production showcasing sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, animé, manga, games and much more. Run by a diverse and passionate team of independent professionals with backgrounds in private industry and the creative sector, Supanova has expanded to six cities (the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane). Supanova is now Australia’s premier event of its kind, with over 160,000 fans attending in 2013.
International pop-culture celebrities come to Supanova to meet fans, give behind-the-scenes talks, pose for portraits and sign autographs at the family-friendly expos. Both kids and adults can also enjoy movie previews and screenings, gaming demonstrations, competitions, spectacular AWF Wrestling, and the opportunity to shop for must-have pop-culture items including comics, DVDs, figurines, accessories and clothing. Many fans enjoy getting into ‘CosPlay’ (costume roleplay), whether it’s to compete in the Madman National Cosplay Championships or simply to enjoy a fun day of dressing up and bringing their favourite characters to life.
The Supanova expos are a celebration of pop culture created by the Supanova family for your family, and for fans of all ages.
Gold Coast: April 5 & 6, 2014 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.
Melbourne: April 12 & 13, 2014 at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
FULL SUPA-STAR GUEST BIOGRAPHIES AVAILABLE AT:
TICKETS: On sale at www.moshtix.com.au
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