Supanova is ready to hit the Gold Coast and Melbourne with some amazing guests in tow!


Is it really that time of year again? Well folks it certainly is as SUPANOVA is preparing to hit the Gold Coast and Melbourne with its April tour!

This event is shaping up to be epic, the guests have been announced and they certainly cater to all types of fandoms.

The Gold Coast event takes place on the 5th and 6th of April and the Melbourne event takes place on the 12th and 13th, with the night before being a preview night for the event.

So what IS on offer for these events? Check out the press release below and don’t forget to book your tickets now!

Supanova is delighted to announce the participation of…

Freema Agyeman: ‘Martha Jones’, companion of the 10th Doctor Who, who also appeared in Torchwood

James Callis [Melbourne exclusive]: ‘Dr. Gaius Baltar’ in Battlestar Galactica, plus Bridget’s bestie in Bridget Jones’s Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. James has also recently appeared in Merlin, Eureka, Arrow and The Musketeers.

Further, as a Melbourne-only exclusive, Lucy Lawless’ Xena stunt double Zoe Bell will personally introduce a free screening of her film Raze [R] for Supanova fans at 6:15pm on Saturday evening (April 12) while chatting about her career in general on Sunday (April 13). This respected stuntwoman also doubled for Uma Thurman in Kill Bill 1 & 2, Diane Kruger and Melanie Laurent in Inglourious Basterds, and various characters in Grindhouse and Iron Man 3.

Due to the shooting schedule for Arrow being extended to April 18, actor Manu Bennett (‘Slade Wilson’ and Spartacus’ ‘Crixus’) has postponed his appearance at Supanova until the June expos in Sydney and Perth.

Schedule Change

Affecting Melbourne only, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) will only be attending the Preview Night (Friday April 11) and the Saturday (April 12) of the expo due to unforeseen circumstances.

The Supanova team has already announced the following Supa-Star guests:


Peter Mayhew: The gentle giant behind Star Wars’ ever-popular Wookiee, ‘Chewbacca’

Verne Troyer: ‘Mini-Me’ – the only person who could “complete” Dr Evil, Austin Powers’ nemesis

Lucy Lawless: not only ‘Xena’, the classic warrior princess, but ‘Lucretia’ in Starz series Spartacus

Michael Rooker: stars as ‘Merle Dixon’ in the cult TV zombie hit The Walking Dead

Lindsay Wagner: The original Bionic Woman, ‘Jaime Sommers’, heroine of the classic ‘70s TV series

Gigi Edgley: Farscape’s courageous ‘Chiana’, from the Jim Henson Company / Nine Network TV series

Finn Jones: Renly’s lover and rockstar jousting babe ‘Ser Loras Tyrell’ in Game of Thrones

Alexander Ludwig: ‘Will’ from The Seeker: The Dark is Rising and ‘Cato’ from The Hunger Games

Tom Lenk: The mischievous ‘Andrew Wells’ in Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel

Gary Lockwood: Best known as ‘Dr. Frank Poole’ in Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Keir Dullea: ‘Dave Bowman’ in 2001: A Space Odyssey. When H.A.L. said, “I’m sorry, Dave, I can’t do that”, this is who it was talking to!

Emmanuelle Vaugier: ‘The Morrigan’ in Lost Girl, ‘Dr. Helen Bryce’ in Smallville, ‘FBI Special Agent Emma Barnes’ in Human Target, ‘Addison Corday’ in Saw II and Saw IV

Mark Hadlow: ‘Dori’ the Dwarf from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit

William Kircher: ‘Bifur’ the Dwarf from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit

Mark Ferguson: ‘Gil Galad’ in Lord of the Rings; also featured in Hercules and Xena

Ron Glass: This popular TV actor of 40 years’ standing is best known to Supanova fans as ‘Shepherd Book’ from Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Serenity.


John DiMaggio: Not only Futurama’s notorious ‘Bender’, but also Adventure Time’s ‘Jake the Dog’!

Jeremy Shada: Jeremy Shada is ‘Finn the Human’ in Adventure Time, and “His hat is awesome!”

Hynden Walch: Adventure Time’s ‘Princess Bubblegum’, The Batman’s ‘Harley Quinn’, and more!

Veronica Taylor: ‘Ash’ from Pokemon and ‘April O’Neil’ from the 2000s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Eric Stuart: ‘Brock’ and ‘James’ in Pokemon, ‘Seto Kaiba’ in Yu-Gi-Oh!

Neil Kaplan: Affable star of dozens of video games, animés and cartoons, including StarCraft II (Tychus) and Transformers (Optimus Prime).


Michael Golden: Legendary co-creator of X-Men’s ‘Rogue’, ‘Spartan X’ and ‘Bucky O’Hare’

Jim Cheung: British comic-book artist of Avengers, New Avengers, & Marvel Comics Presents

Mike McKone: Veteran British artist of JLA, L.E.G.I.O.N., Punisher, Amazing Spider-Man, and many more.

Jill Thompson: Critically acclaimed illustrator of Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, Black Orchid and the legendary Sandman (with Neil Gaiman).

Ben Templesmith (MEL only): US-based Aussie illustrator of Choker, Wormwood and 30 Days of Night

Tom Taylor: DC comics’ bestselling writer of Injustice: Gods Among Us, Earth-Two, and The Deep

Colin Wilson: Illustrator of Judge Dredd, 2000 AD, Headshot, Star Wars: Invasion.


Jim Butcher: This New York Times-bestselling author created The Dresden Files

Traci Harding: The Ancient Future, The Alchemist’s Key, The Timekeeper Trilogy

Trudi Canavan: The Black Magician Trilogy, Age of Five

Isobelle Carmody [Gold Coast Only]: Obernewtyn Chronicles, The Gathering

… Plus many more, listed at Supanova’s guest page.

Visit the Supanova website for more details and tickets –


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