ROADTRIP: Supanova 2017

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It’s that time of year where we embrace our inner geek and take a road trip down to Sydney Olympic Park for the celebration of pop culture known as SUPANOVA!

We spoke to two of the hottest stars set to appear at this year’s event, Adrienne Wilkinson (Xena: Warrior Princess, Star Wars, Charmed, Star Trek) and Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect, Batman, Star Wars) to find out a little more about their careers and get the inside scoop of what’s in store for us in Sydney on June 16 – 18.

Adrienne Wilkinson

Q: What are you looking forward to when you visit Australia for Supanova?

A: I’ve got some great friends in Sydney so I’m looking forward to catching up with them, and I’ve heard you can cuddle a koala, so I’m excited about that!

Q: Why do you think it’s become “cool” to attend events like Supanova?

A: Geek is chic, and it really is a lot of fun to dress up and meet fellow fans.

Q: What’s the best thing about events like Supanova?

A: Getting to meet all the fans. And just how friendly and accepting everyone is.

Jennifer Hale

Q: Tell me a story about meeting a fan at a convention.

A: I once met a lady who played Mass Effect to improve her motor skills after an accident.

Q: Why do you think it’s become “cool” to attend events like Supanova?

A: Frankly, because the corporate machine that markets these products to people enjoy profits… They realised it’s profitable.

Q: When you’re speaking to fans at event’s like Supanova, what do they want to know?

A: They want to know detail about the sessions I’ve recorded and about the characters I’ve played. I enjoy learning things about the productions I’ve been in from them too.


Supanova Comic Con & Gaming 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 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 close to 200,000 fans expected to attend the Supanova events in 2017.

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.


Supanova will be held at Sydney Olympic Park on June 16-18. You can purchase tickets for the event by clicking the button below.



After chatting with Adrienne Wilkinson and Jennifer Hale we’re giving you the heads up on 3 things you don’t want to miss at Supanova 2017.

Kirby Krackle

Kirby Krackle is an internationally touring nerd-rock artist featuring the music of songwriter and performer Kyle Stevens. With a reputation for putting on high-energy and empowering live shows, Kirby Krackle has served a headlining performer at all the major comic cons and pop-culture after-hours events over the past six years including San Diego Comic Con, as well as 8 international tours across Canada and Australia.

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Australia’s favourite science commentator for radio and television, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki will pop in for a Sydney-exclusive appearance on Saturday, June 17.

Star Wars Guinness World Record

Supanova Comic Con & Gaming are announcing their intention to break the Guinness World Records (GWR) title for the Largest gathering of people dressed as Star Wars characters.

The attempt will coincide with their annual event in Sydney, taking place on Friday, 16 June 2017 at Olympic Park from 5:00pm. They will need to have 800 people attending to achieve the brand new Guinness World Records title.

Supanova celebrates the worlds of film and television, fantasy, comic books, sci-fi, cartoons, books, gaming, collectables, ‘cosplay’ (costume-role play) and fan clubs. The Force is particularly strong where Star Wars is concerned, with community groups such as the Rebel and 501st Legions attending and Sons of Obi-Wan doing lightsaber demonstrations.

Supanova’s Founder and Director, Daniel Zachariou said, “Star Wars was a seismic shift when it was released in 1977. In the playground it went from the clanging of swords, gunshots and shooting of arrows to the overnight buzzing of lightsabers, blasters and using the Force to move objects. It’s been the same ever since. This is our chance to help bring all our fans together to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of what was life-changing for so many of us. It’s one of THE reasons Supanova even exists as an event. To have Star Wars and Supanova appear together in the next Guinness World Records edition will be a dream come true”.

The event website inviting fans to join the mission to break the record:

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