ROADTRIP: Newcastle Live goes to Supanova

Newcastle Live have been invited to attend Australia’s biggest pop culture expo, Supanova when it rolls in to Sydney on June 19. To get us in the mood, we chatted to two of the biggest stars that will be meeting fans and signing autographs during the event. 

For the uninitiated, Supanova is Australia’s answer to Comic-con.  Expect comic books, animation/cartoons, science-fiction, pulp TV/movies, toys, console gaming, trading cards, fantasy, entertainment technology, books, internet sites and fan-clubs.

We had the chance to chat to two of the world’s most famous voice actors, Cassandra Morris (Sword Art Online, Madoka Magica, League of Legends and Yu-Gi-Oh!) and Veronica Taylor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and roles inCubix, Dinosaur King, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Huntik and Tai Chi Chasers) to help us understand what we can expect when we hit the road for Supanova 2015.


Veronica Taylor is a classically trained actor who has performed in NYC and around the U.S. in contemporary and classical theatre.

She has done numerous voices for animation, video games, audiobooks, commercials, and documentaries.

Her voice has been a part of Saturday morning cartoons for some time now. She is probably best known for playing the roles of Ash and May on Pokemon, April on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and roles inCubix, Dinosaur King, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Huntik, Tai Chi Chasers, and more.

She can be heard on PBS kids’ Word World (Sheep), Lunch Lab(Mixiebot), and Chuck Vanderchuck’s ‘something something’ Explosion! (Ramona).

Current projects include Sailor Pluto on Sailor Moon, Mofy (Mofy, Mogu, Sora), Astroblast (Sputnik), and Welcome to the Wayne (Spy from 8-i).

Some anime favorites include Amelia on Slayers, Yukino on His and Hers Circumstances, all 7 Nana’s on Nana Seven of Seven, and Narue on World of Narue, as well as many others.


Cassandra Morris is an American actress best known for providing voice overs for video games and animated series, such as Sword Art Online, Madoka Magica, League of Legends and Yu-Gi-Oh!

Born in Connecticut, Cassandra spent much of her school years in New York. Her interest in acting formed at an early age, and after performing in community theatre Cassandra set about getting an agent and started acting professionally around the age of 13 in commercials, theatre and voiceovers.

After leaving high school Cassandra studied Journalism at NYU. Tying in with her love of reading and writing she started narrating audio books, predominately reading for children and young adult fiction. Cassandra’s narration credits include Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and The Magic School Bus, and over 150 other titles.

Cassandra’s extensive animation work includes Yubel in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Leo and Luna in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Taiga in Toradora!, Ritsu Tainaka inK-On!, Kyubey in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Patema in Patema Inverted, Sue in Doraemon, Amy in Gargantia on the Verduous Planet, Nee in Blue Exorcist, Usamaru in Blue Exorcist: The Movie, Calaveras in Sailor Moon and Leafa in Sword Art Online.



WHAT: Supanova
WHEN: June 19-21
WHERE: Sydney Showground & Olympic Park.

Written by Newcastle Live

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