Wowee was the Sydney Supanova Pop Culture Expo fun this year… Not only that, but it was really really busy. I mean, it was so packed, that you could barely move through the crowd and felt more like the feeling of being in the middle of a mosh pit minus the jumping. I put it down to the resurgence of a lot of Dr Who fans that were out and proud.
I spent my rainy Saturday trawling through stalls for geeky bargains and trying to keep an eye on the super fun-filled timetable without getting distracted by Batman, Superman or a number of Doctor Whos passing by.
What’s my secret to a fun filled event like this? Being organised will go a long way. Make sure you check out the timetable well ahead of time to scope out the best day to go and of course, this will help you nut out the bits that really matter so you don’t miss out.
So the lines for autographs and photos are reeeeeaaallllyyyy long. It would be so much better of they could get some sort of a pre-order for signatures so all you have to do is wait in the queue to meet your favourite stars. Am I right? Oh well, maybe one day. A friend of mine spent a number of hours patiently waiting to get to add Serenity series actor Alan Tudyk to his collection but luckily, he said it was worth the wait…also he said he was really cool and down to earth…eek.
As usual it’s always great to check out the mega talented artists and this year’s bunch were very much Steampunk influenced. Lucky for them, Steampunk is awesome…
Artitude (above) makes unique necklaces, earrings, brooches and steampunk jewellery made from new, recycled and up cycled bits and below, Markntime’s cool handmade and unique Steampunk styled watches are made from recycled and vintage timepieces.
Loved the additions of some awesome stalls like Aussiewood Props. They actually have the real items from the real movies. Some of my favourites included the cloak from Scream’s Ghost Face, the black and white outfit that Cameron Diaz wore in Charles Angels and my favourite, the grey 80’s bomber jacket that evil Biff wore in Back to the Future movie…eek.
Going to an event like Supanova really brings out the little kid out in all of us. Whether it’s re-playing a game that you played over 15 years ago or finally being able to buy that lifelike figurine that reminds you of that amazing feeling the very first time that you watched that movie that made you feel like you were in another universe full of aliens or robots or spaceships.
So many dices…and omg….a giant slinky!
Ahhh my idea of heaven, hanging out with my mates playing my Nintendo 3DS. How good is the new Donkey Kong?!
Look at these collectible busts from Popcultcha.com Sideshow Collectibles – bask in their awesomeness.
Cosplay peeps… You guys just keep getting better and better. I love taking photos at Supanova because a) people love having their costume admired b) there’s nothing better than sharing your love of Batman, or Iron Man and c) being super fans means you know how to work it. I didn’t see who took out the big cosplay prize, but here were some of my favourites of the day:
The Daft Punk guys definitely got some brownie points when they arrived in this get up strutting around to their very own theme song ‘Get Lucky.’
It’s Nyan cat!
Cookie Monster nom nom nom…
These Vocaloid femme fatales from are gorgeous with their colourful locks and awesome technology.
The level of detail of these costumes are spot on. The droids are so convincing too 😉
This is probably my favourite cos players of the day, who of course were Khal Drogo and his blonde beauty Daenerys “Khaleesi” Targaryen from the ever popular Game of Thrones.
Love, Festival Girl