Supanova Sydney 2015 Review

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So I went along to Supanova Sydney on Sunday. Despite it being a really cold and miserable day, it was nice to be somewhere warm, out of the rain and of course, be entertained. It was great to catch up with some friends, see some familiar Cosplayers from previous years and enjoy the event. I thought this year’s event was especially roomy – I think some layout changes including moving seminars upstairs, gave us some more leg room when it came to the Supanova experience.

As I mentioned in my preview, I was disappointed that Nancy Cartwright couldn’t make it along this year but that’s the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. I still managed to spot a couple of familiar faces including John DiMaggio who is of course the voice of Bender from Futurama. Let’s just say the queue to meet and greet him was bending around the corner.

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Kings Comics is so awesomo. Totoro is my favourite, I mean, just look at that giant belly! So cute.

Supanova_sydney_2015_2These Popcultcha busts are just something else. I have a friend who is a huge movie buff who would absolutely love to have all these guys in his house.

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What a gorgeous costume. This handmade bow was just epic in real life.

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Some of my favourites Cosplayers of the day – Gracie Law from the cult classic, Big Trouble in Little China, an excellent Doctor Who costume with his amazing little robo friend K-9 and of course, my favourite, the old man from one of my favourite Pixar films Up!

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My precious…

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Jack from Nightmare Before Christmas, Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy and Victoria from Corpse Bride.

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Freddy Kruger with a Sailor Moon backdrop? Only at Supanova

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This guy was playing a driving simulator game that was created by independent developers.

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Play time

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The family from the animated film Brave. This family was just so cute!

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Anyone remember trolls?

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This set up was pretty cool. Since the Terminator Genisys release is just around the corner, why not build a set up that turns YOU into a 3D representation of the Terminator?

Supanova_sydney_2015_15Behind the scenes: how to become a Terminator

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These collectibles are pretty sort after, but can be pretty expensive

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Ever wanted to see Kickass ride with E.T… Boom! You’re welcome.

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Love this sassy Joker and Harlequin duo!

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Battlefield! Battlefield! Battlefield! Why does that song always get stuck in my head whenever this happens…

Supanova_sydney_2015_21Welcome to the Alley, specifically, the Created Collectibles zone where creativity soars. It gets pretty packed down these allies, so my only real advice is to just enjoy the ride and watch where you’re stepping. Sorry someone’s foot that I stepped on.

I did manage to find a gorgeous print that I’m planning on putting into a frame. I was really tempted to buy some super cute fluffy ear clips… Kinda regret not getting them πŸ™

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There is really something for everyone here – I think that’s one of the reasons why the Created Collectibles area really works. Into steampunk? No problem. Into having adorable baked goods and other kawaii things dangling on your? No problems. Love wearing adorable fluffy eared antlers on your day-to-day? Did I mention it’s no problem? This place is all about pursuing something you’re passionate about, finding some other like minded friends and just rocking your look.

Did you go along toΒ Supanova Sydney, what did you think of the event?

Love, Festival Girl

 

Supanova Sydney 2015 | 19 – 21 June 2015

Supanova2014Sydney-30Supanova Sydney is back again for another year and this year, it’s delivering the very best that Pop Culture has on offer for its Aussie audience. It’s going to be a busy weekend, so here are some of my favourite bits that I’m looking forward to.

Supa-star celebrities –
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Come face-to-face with Supa-star celebrities and the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds. With so many stars under one roof, take a look at the guest list and plan who’d you like to meet and greet.

It’s such a shame that Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson won’t be able to make it to the show this year… Alas there will still be a whole bunch of other guests that I’m excited to see. Some of the talent from The Brady Bunch and The Power Rangers will be there, Nathan Fillion (from Firefly, Serenity) as well as my hero – Billy West will be there. He pretty much gave birth to Ren and Stimpy and is the voice behind my animated hero, Fry from Futurama.

Like to know who else will be there? Check out the guest list and don’t forget to take some time to catch the Q&A panels and seminars. Take a look at the Supa-star Autographs FAQ page if you’d like to know more about the whole celeb-meeting-process.

Cosplay –

Supanova2014Sydney-12Cosplayers eat your heart out. I hope you have your costumes ready, I can’t wait to see what the new year brings! If you’re thinking of entering the comp, check out this page for more info.

Awesomo Art –

Supanova_2I love finding new creative works or accessories from the seriously talented exhibitors that come to Supanova. I’m really looking to getting a lovely new accessory or a couple of new illustrated prints, so fingers crossed I find some new lovelies for my collection.

Supanova Sydney –

When:
Friday June 19th, 1pm to 8pm, 2015
Saturday June 20th, 10am to 6pm, 2015
Sunday June 21st, 10am to 6pm, 2015

Tickets: On sale now through Moshtix or available at the door.

Where:
The Dome, Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, 2127

Hope to see you there!

Love, Festival Girl

Vivid Sydney 2015 Review – Pyrmont & the Game Zone at the Star

Vivid-Pyrmont-2015-12So I went along on a chilly night to visit Pyrmont and The Star’s edition of Vivid Sydney. The bright lights were on, the virtual fireworks were going off and the people were out in numbers braving the cold for an awe inspiring experience.

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In the grassy area just in front of The Star, you drive the show as you bang on the drums to create sound and a digital representation of your fireworks.

Vivid-Pyrmont-2015-3 Vivid-Pyrmont-2015-4Toward the back, you can visit the mission control centre where you can control the fireworks, not too sure if it’s the real ones or just the designs of the digital ones that everyone is creating. Probably the digital ones…Vivid-Pyrmont-2015-5 Vivid-Pyrmont-2015-6

Inside The Star, a chocolate and lolly confectionery presents a gorgeous layout featuring a cold drip coffee canister, three flowing chocolate fountains and some exciting presentation of candy on display.

Vivid-Pyrmont-2015-8 Vivid-Pyrmont-2015-13After a few minutes of heading up toward the top level of the sky bar, I’m met by the sight of some really tall Daft Punk looking people in a lit up wonderland and outdoor bar rolled into one. In the bar, lit up cubes and Lego-like pieces provided some practical seating.

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As you can see from the photos, the ambiance felt kinda dead. Again, I’m not sure if it’s the new location, the chilly nights or something, but there was definitely something going on. I did decide to go on a weeknight, so maybe it picks up on the weekends?

Although I didn’t get the chance to get out some of the other locations around Sydney, I must say I was a little underwhelmed by the Pyrmont location. I don’t think there was anything necessarily wrong or lacking, but I just didn’t get that same sense of awe that I have in the past. Maybe it’s just too damn cold πŸ™‚

Did you go along to Vivid this year? What did you think of it?

Love, Festival Girl