I had an awesome time at Supanova over the weekend. As for the 10th anniversary, it really seemed like that they pulled out all the stops. Let me just name drop some of the stars that were there – Christoper Lloyd (yes, Doc from Back to the Future), Verne Troyer, Eric Roberts, Alfie Allen, Natalia Tena
I was dying to take some photos for you, but it’s not really fair to all the other guys that line up and pay (OK, I couldn’t get away with it) BUT I did manage to get some snaps of hunky Game of Thrones star Alfie Allen. Do you guys watch Game of Thrones? Seriously, so hot right now right? OK I got the chance to sit down and listen to Alfie Allen’s seminar and I did manage a snap or two of him.
Also – Alfie is Lily Allen’s brother. You should have seen the look on my face. HOW DID I NOT REALISE THIS? I mean, I love Lily Allen. I know she wrote a song about her brother Alfie, he of course is English (like her) and they even look a like – what is wrong with me!? Oh well.
The best part about these seminars is that it really gives the fans a chance to ask their favourite star a question that they’ve wanted answered and also a chance to talk with a celeb.
I spotted heaps of diehard fans (well, maybe) but I mean hardcore fans of pop culture shows, movies, icons, comics, animations – you name it. Here are some of my favourites Cosplay outfits! This is always my favourite part of the event, here are some of the best from last year too.
So what is there to do at Supanova? You can shop for uber cool toys, collectibles, cards, movies, books, comics, accessories, t-shirts. It just goes on and on. What I love most about this expo is the genuine passion people have attending this event. It’s about embracing their love for something that might be considered somewhat nerdy or geeky according to the ‘cool’ kids at school. But the times they are a-changing. It’s cool to be a gleek or a cerd. And let’s face it, it’s so much fun!
There was a spot of Wrestling – as some Wrestlers got their chance to entertain the fans. I think you can clearly tell whose side I was on… Even the girls got in on the fighting action which produced the expected sounds of excited, rambunctious boys and young men.
Did I mention the Delorian was there too? Somehow I don’t think it was Christoper Lloyd ride. By the way, of all the celebs I spotted, hands down Christoper Lloyd was the celeb to see with people lining up for hours just to get a meet and greet.
Old favourites were there too, including R2D2, the Doctor Who Robots Hall of fame and also some new editions, a Guitar Hero Game station, some play and win game stations and heaps of comic book writers and author signings.
All in all, a super fun day out. And for those of you out there, who think it’s all still a bit strange. I think there is a little kid in all of us and to take a day to bask in the glow of the nostalgia of childhood isn’t all that bad. Why not come along next time and see for yourself.
Love, Festival Girl