Sydney Supanova 2009
“Gathered from the wonderful worlds of science-fiction, pulp TV/movies, toys, console gaming, trading cards, animation/cartoons, fantasy, comic books, entertainment technology, books, music, sport, internet sites and fan-clubs, Supanova Pop Culture Expo is where the adoring public comes face to face with the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds under one big roof.” – from the Supanova Website
I recently attended the Supanova Expo in Sydney (June 27 – June 28), for those of you that would like to get a glimpse of what the convention was like inside, then you’ve come to the right place.
Supanova was held at the Olympic Park Dome this year, we got there at around 10:30am and already there was a massive line outside the Dome (be sure to pre-book your tickets on ticketek to avoid the long que!). There was just a hint of what was inside looking at all the costumes of other patron waiting in line, some good, some bad….very bad….
Once inside (tickets $25AUD per person at the door), it was time to explore. There were numerous gaming booths, toy stores, artist booths, and comic stores to see, not to mention all the costumes just wondering around the place. It took a good couple of hours to see everything and get a rough idea of where everything was, so be prepared to do a lot of walking.
This expo would suit people with a range of interests, from comics, manga, anime, gaming, cosplay, toys and even wrestling – yes there was a wrestling ring in the middle of the dome. At the far end of the dome there was a stage and large projector screen, when no events were taking place on stage, animes would be playing to entertain those of you that needed to sit and rest.
Cosplay was a major part of this expo, and they do take it seriously! After all there is a free ticket to the Toyko Anime Fair at stake for those in the competition. Some good examples here…
Another big part of the expo were the comics and the mangas, there were quite a few booths that had a good selection, from Madman Entertainment (one of the expo sponsors), Kings comics to smaller independent stores from around Sydney. Anything from Naruto, to Spiderman and even Mighty Mouse!
Gaming and computer enthusiasts were also covered with EB games (another Sponsor), AMD, Electronic Arts, MSI Computers and Western Digital having exhibitior booths there, among others.
I was also lucky enough to see some celebrities there that have been on some big movies and shows! (Unfortunately I was unable to see them all!)
The main event for me were of course the Toys and action figures!! Which I was happy to see that there were a lot of, and of course our good friends at Anime At Abbotsford were present also.
It was a good day out, and well worth the $25AUD ticket. Make sure you are ready to do a lot of walking as there is quite a bit to see!! Can’t wait till next year and thanks for reading:)