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Sydney Supanova Pop Culture Expo on this Weekend!

The Sydney Showground at Olympic Park is host to Supanova Pop Culture Expo from this Friday the 21st to Sunday the 23rd of June. Special guests include Cristina Vee (Madoka Magica, K-ON!), Christine Cabanos (Madoka Magica, K-ON!), Greg Cipes (Astro Boy, Ben 10, Teen Titans Go!), Richard Horvitz and Queenie Chan (The Dreaming, Small Shen).

Details

  • When: Friday the 21st June (Supanova Preview Night) 6pm to 10pm, Saturday the 22nd to Sunday the 23rd (Main Show) 10am to 6pm.
  • Where: The Dome, Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127.
  • How Much: Weekend Pass - $47.50 online $55.00 at the door. Day Pass - $27.50 online $30.00 at the door.

Guests

Cristina Vee

Cristina Vee started recording and placing her own renditions of anime songs on YouTube and received her break at a anime convention. Her first two professional roles were Nanoha in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and Louise in The Familar of Zero. Christina has since went onto voice Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Nagisa Saito in Squid Girl, Kanaria in Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre and most recently Homura Akemi in Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Video game voice acting roles include Noel Vermillion in BlazBlue, Riven in League of Legends, several roles in the Atelier series of RPG's and both voice director and the voice of Cerebella in Skullgirls. Cristina will be hosting the charity auction with Christine at 6:30pm on Opening Night (Friday) in the Madman National Cosplay Championship Theatre and be continuing the double act for "Anime Queens" on 1:30pm Saturday and Sunday in the Supanova Pop Culture Expo Seminars room.

Christine Cabanos

Christine Cabanos is a fan who's love of the culture led her to pursue a career in voice acting. After working as a production assistant Christine received her first role as Azusa Nakano of K-ON! She has also voiced Shiemi Moriyama in Blue Exorcist, Haruka in Oblivion Island, Silica in Sword Art Online, the titular character in Squid Girl and last but not least Madoka Kaname in Puella Magi Madoka Magica. And in terms of video games, Christine has voiced Filia in Skullgirls and Nepgear in Hyperdimension Neptunia. If you would like to see Christine, she will be co-hosting the charity auction with Cristina at 6:30pm on Opening Night (Friday) in the Madman National Cosplay Championship Theatre and be presenting "Anime Queens" alongside Cristina at 1:30pm Saturday and Sunday in the Supanova Pop Culture Expo Seminars room.

Greg Cipes

Greg Cipes is a multi-talented voice actor who has exactly one anime VA role, Atlas in the 2003 Astro Boy series. However he's also the voice of Beast Boy in the cartoon series Teen Titans and DC Universe Online, Keven Levin in Ben 10 Alien Force, Ultimate Alien and Omniverse, Iron Fist in Ultimate Spider Man and is the voice of Michaelangelo in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most recently Greg has returned at the voice of Beast Boy for the new cartoon series Teen Titans Go! Greg will hosting "Greg Cipes: Ultimate Alien, Iron Fist or Turtle?" at 11:50am on Sunday in the Madman National Cosplay Championship Theatre.

Richard Horvitz

Richard Horvitz is most commonly known as the voice of Invader Zim, however Richard started as a child actor before moving onto voice acting in the early 90's starting with Alpha 5 on Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. He went onto voice several cartoon voices including Daggett from Angry Beavers and Billy in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. Richard has been especially vocal in video games including Raz in Psychonauts, Kaos in the Skylanders series of games and Ziggs and Rumble in League of Legends. And finally Richard's one named anime voice acting role to date is Kanchome in Zatch Bell, but he is credited with additional voices on Pom Poko and Howl's Moving Castle. You can see Richard at 11:30am on Saturday and 3:10pm on Sunday in the Madman National Cosplay Championship Theatre.

Queenie Chan

Queenie Chan has never taken it easy, graduating with a bachelors in information systems in the middle of the doc-com bust she decided to work on webcomics instead, leading her to submit an idea to Tokyo Pop. This idea became The Dreaming, an three volume OEL manga series following identical twin sisters as they discover the mystery behind the disappearing students at their school. Queenie has since went onto illustrate Deen Koontz's Odd Thomas series, created an extensive Legend of Zelda fanfiction webcomic and has most recently completed Small Shen, a prequel to Kylie Chan's "Dark Heavens" trilogy. Queenie Chan will be attending the show and presenting a panel on Small Shen with Kylie Chan at 11:50 am on Saturday in the Supanova Pop Culture Expo Seminars room. However Queenie wrote on her blog that she is a a little sick so please go easy on her.

Here's a few of our highlights for Supanova over the weekend;

  • Friday Evening

    • 6:30pm - Charity Auction with Christine Cabanos and Christina Vee - Madman National Cosplay Championship Theatre
    • 7:00pm - Premiere of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled - Madman National Cosplay Championship Theatre
  • Saturday

    • 12:40pm - Madman National Cosplay Championship - Madman National Cosplay Championship Theatre
    • 4:00pm - Madman Cosplay Competition - Madman National Cosplay Championship Theatre
  • Sunday

    • Sunday 4:00pm - Madman Cosplay Competition - Madman National Cosplay Championship Theatre

And we will be following Hanabee and Madman during their panels and reporting on any new acquisitions over facebook and twitter (Remember all times are AWST and there is no DST).

  • Saturday 3:30pm - Hanabee Surprise Screenings! - Madman Anime Area.
  • Sunday 11:15am - Madman Panel - Madman Anime Area.
  • Sunday 1:45pm - Hanabee Surprise Screenings! - Madman Anime Area.

You can find the schedule for Sydney Supanova here.

Full information on Sydney Supanova including location and directions and ticket prices are simple to find. But you can visit Supanova's website or facebook page for further information.


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