Synchronise your watches and prepare the DeLorean; Supanova Pop Culture Expo
is breaking the time barrier with more guest star announcements for their Melbourne (11 &12 April) and Gold Coast (18 & 19 April) events.
What time is it? According to Back to the Future
, flying cars, hoverboards, and self-lacing kicks are all the rage in 2015. While these plausible predictions are yet to realize their potential, the trilogy’s legacy has maintained a prevailing popularity since its first film in 1985.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary, Christopher Lloyd
is coming back to Supanova! Spanning a remarkable career in film and television, Christopher is well known for his portrayal of Uncle Fester in The Addams Family
, Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
and as the eccentric inventor, ‘Doc’ Brown in the Back to the Future
trilogy. Christopher returns to Australia for the first time since his last appearance at Supanova in 2012.
In further great news, sailing into Supanova direct from the set of Dead Men Tell No Tales
, are Martin Klebba
and Kevin McNally
The pair are in Australia to film the 5th installment of Pirates of the Caribbean
, which is about to begin production in Queensland.
, an actor and stunt professional since the '90s, has appeared in dozens of feature films including Mirror Mirror
, and television shows The Cape
, and Scrubs
. However Martin is probably most recognised as Marty in the Pirates
films: The Curse of the Black Pearl
, Dead Man's Chest
, and At World's End
. Martin will appear on the big screen later this year as Chucky in Ted 2
, due for international release mid-2015.
Time travel is a cinch for Kevin
, who starred in the 1984 series Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma
. While Kevin’s film career started with the Bond epic, The Spy Who Loved Me
it was his role as Joshamee Gibbs in Pirates
film, The Curse of the Black Pearl
that truly put him in the international spotlight. Kevin appeared in 4 further installments of the series; Dead Man's Chest
, At World's End
and On Stranger Tides
, making him one of the only three actors in the franchise to star in all four films.
Unfortunately Merlin star, Eoin Macken
has been called away to complete the filming of the new television series The Night Shift
and will be unable to attend the April expos.
So come along and have the time of your life. These Supa-Stars join an outstanding line-up of celebrities already announced for the Melbourne and Gold Coast expos, including:
Dolph Lundgren: Ivan Drago, Rocky IV, Gunner Jensen, The Expendables
Manu Bennett: Deathstroke, Arrow, Azog, The Hobbit
Ryan Hurst: Opie Winston, Sons of Anarchy, Gerry Bertier, Remember the Titans
Georgina Haig: Elsa, Once Upon a Time
Sean Maguire: Robin Hood, Once Upon a Time, Leonidas, Meet the Spartans
Tyler Hoechlin: Derek Hale, Teen Wolf, Martin Brewer, 7Th Heaven
Robin Lord Taylor: The Penguin, Gotham
James Cosmo: Jeor Mormont, Game of Thrones, Angus MacLeod, Highlander
: the original Hikaru Sulu, Star Trek
Walter Koenig: the original Pavel Chekov, Star Trek
: the original Nyota Uhura, Star Trek
: Spike, Buffy the Vampire
: Cordelia, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Jason David Frank: original Green/White Ranger, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Alexander Vlahos: Mordred, Merlin
Jessica DiCicco: Flame Princess, Adventure Time
Robbie Daymond: voice actor from Sailor Moon, Breadwinners
Todd Haberkorn: voice actor from Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Kirby Krackle: geek rock band from Seattle, USA
Tony Moore: artist – The Walking Dead, Fear Agent
Arthur Suydam: artist – Heavy Metal, Marvel Zombies
Peter F. Hamilton: author – Greg Mandel and Night’s Dawn trilogies
John Scalzi: author – Old Man’s War series and Locked In (Melbourne exclusive)
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SUPANOVA BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Supanova Pop Culture Expo began in Sydney in 2002 as a completely home-grown Australian production showcasing sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, anime, manga, games, cosplay and much more. The brainchild of Founder & Event Director, Daniel Zachariou, Supanova is run by a diverse and passionate team of independent professionals with backgrounds in private industry and the creative sector. Supanova now takes place in six cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast), and is Australia’s leading and largest event of its kind with over 192,000 fans attending Supanova expos in 2014.
Supanova is a celebration of pop culture created by the Supanova family, for your family, to “bring out the inner geek” in fans of all ages.
Melbourne: April 11 & 12, 2015 |Melbourne Showgrounds
Gold Coast: April 18 & 19, 2015 |Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
TICKETS: On sale from through Moshtix late February 2015