Supanova was back in Brisbane this weekend – from Friday November 10 – Sunday November 12.
Hordes of pop culture fans went to the Brisbane Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre to see superstars Mille Bobby Brown (Eleven from Stranger Things), Supanova ambassador John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), who didn’t let a broken arm stop him from meeting the fans, Shelley Henning (Teen Wolf), Christian Kane (Angel, The Librarians), Franz Drameh (Legends of Tomorrow), Graham McTavish (Outlander, The Hobbit trilogy, Red Dwarf), RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Melanie Scrofano (Wynonna Earp), James Masters,who treated fans to a concert on Friday night(Buffy) and – of course – Stan Lee, the legendary creator of countless Marvel characters. Doctor Who fans could have their picture taken with the Tardis and some Daleks, with donations going to guide dog training, a wonderful cause.
Amongst all the stalls, there were also seminars, panels and sneak previews (including the first episode of Wolf Creek season two).
As usual, fans went to a lot of effort with their costumes, representing maintstream pop culture shows, video games, comic books (there were a few Deadpools) and anime TV shows and films. Fans interested in taking it more seriously could enter the Supanova Cosplay Competition.
Supanova was a bit hit for local creative talent, with a number of indie publishing companies (from comics to fantasy novels) and local businesses using the convention to promote their work to the public.
Picture from author’s own collection.