Supanova Comic-Con and Gaming 2017: Melbourne

Can you believe that Supanova is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2017! Since it started in Sydney all those years ago as comicfest! entertainment expo, Supanova (as we lovingly know it these days) gets bigger and better every year.

This past weekend, Supanova Comic-Con & Gaming Expo came to Melbourne and it definitely did not disappoint. This year’s event at the Melbourne Showgrounds was markedly bigger than the last, which meant there was lots more to see and do, and a lot more space to move around in and meet up with fellow attendees.

We were wowed yet again by the brilliant cosplay on show and for the first time in Melbourne, we even got to play some retro games in the Epic Retro Gaming Lounge. And for those Supa-fans that wanted to check out some cool foam-based toy blasters, the Hasbro’s NerfHQ area was the place to be at to sample the Accustrike, their most accurate Nerf dart!

There were also lots of exciting screenings in the AnimeLab Theatre from hit shows like Sailor Moon Crystal, Terra Formars, Attack On Titan and Beyond the Boundary to name a few. There was also a special event screening of The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One at the Film Ink Theatre on the Friday. If you preferred to check out the seminars, then you weren’t let down, with a myriad of topics from well known artists and actors.

Oh yeah, Supanova always tends to pull in the big name film and TV actors, and this year they went all out by having David Boreanaz of Bones, Angel and Buffy The Vampire Slayer fame in attendance. For us, we were quite chuffed to see our childhood hero, Lee Majors – the Six Million Dollar Man.

If you didn’t get the chance to attend Suponova in Melbourne, then check out some of the pics we took from this most awesome event!

Michael Lanzer – The Puppet Creation Lab

First time Supanovians: Phil and Kristy!

1951 Queen of Hearts by Veldrath Custom Embroidery and Cosplay (Bree Frost)

Ms and Mr Ausretrogamer – we hope to see you all back at Supanova in 2018!

Supa Cosplay at Supanova Expo Melbourne 2016

We love watching cosplay – the wigs, the makeup, the lycra, the armor, the props – wow! We especially love seeing the amazing variety of characters and interpretations people come up with. Well, our fellow Melbournians did us proud at the recent Supanova Expo, here are our cosplay highlights from the 2016 Supanova Pop Culture Expo Melbourne.

Amazing dwarf makeup – we think this was done by the Weta Workshop

Kool Kylo Ren Kosplay

This – This is Negan, and he is awesome
(surprisingly, this was the only Negan we came across)

A stunning display at the Torb and Reiner booth

Punky Bowser


Ready… Fight!

Welcome to Silent Hill – quick, where’s my Rock Drill?!

So much Star Wars

Boba Link: The Zeldalorian bounty hunter

The steampunk elf king

You might be a king or a little street sweeper, but sooner or later you dance with the reaper
grim reaper

Wow – Fallen Captain, Destiny

Marvel-ous cosplay by David Cunning a.k.a. Delta one cosplayDSCF1039


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