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 –
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 –

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.

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

Hope to see you there!

Love, Festival Girl

52 Suburbs – A Search For Beauty In The Sydney ‘Burbs

I don’t think I can express in words the level of excitement and joy I felt when I heard about the concept of 52 Suburbs. So perhaps, I should just resort to using onomatopoeic words such as wow and ohh and eee and urgh. Okay, so I’m not making much sense, but stumbling onto this concept was like finding my creative soulmate and has left me admittedly a little dumbfounded. 
52 Suburbs is the brain child of Louise Hawson – an award-winning copywriter and art director who decided she no longer wanted to be a stranger in her own city and was inspired to see Sydney from another perspective. Combining her passion for photography and her quest for the search of beauty, Louise took to the streets and visited one new suburb every week for a year. She then turned her findings into a photographic blog, and to her surprise, people loved the concept. 
Louise’s images celebrate ordinary objects, landmarks and people and somehow makes them seem extraordinary. She not only captures a moment, but manages to create ‘life’ through textures, colours and surfaces in the images. Not an easy feat to accomplish. 
What I love most about her work are the fundamental ideas of searching for beauty, appreciation of culture and noticing the little things that make you smile or think. I’d like to think it’s very similar to the things I love to try to bring out in my blog too. 
Louise said, “Instead of presenting my photos as single images I wanted to present two photos side by side as diptychs with a caption as the third element. This would enable me to make a comment and tell a story without hitting someone over the head with the message. The diptychs could be humorous and light-hearted or more serious and thought provoking. Or they could just be two images that complemented one another through colour or composition.”
Fun at the Park
I nearly pissed myself when I saw this one. Maybe it wasn’t really meant to be that funny, but maybe I have a wry sense of humor.
She then was able to turn her electronic blog into a good old fashioned book. The book’s 528 pages aims to dig deeper than the standard glossy brochures of Harbour Bridge or Opera House and show the non-postcard side of Sydney.
Louise – “It’s the hidden Sydney, the one that lives, loves and works beyond the clichés.”
From blog to book to book signings to commissioned photographer to guest speaker at the Sydney Writers festival to an exhibition at the Museum of Sydney. 
52 Suburbs Exhibition at Museum of Sydney

There are really so many beautiful things that all suburbs in Sydney and Australia have to offer and it’s really fantastic to see a project like 52 Suburbs hopefully be able to give people the confidence to explore the real Sydney.
If you would like to meet Lousie Hawson, Dymocks will be hosting Louise Hawson in-store for a special Q&A and book-signing event for the recently published 52 Suburbs at Dymocks 424 George St Sydney.
Date: Thursday 26 May
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Dymocks 424 George Street, Sydney
Cost: FREE
Festival Girl