MNCC and Brisbane Supanova Pop Culture Expo on this Weekend!

posted on by Jon Hayward
The Madman National Cosplay Championship Finals will be held at the Brisbane Supanova Pop Culture Expo on this weekend. The expo will take place from Friday the 8th to Sunday the 10th of November at the RNA Showgrounds and will have voice actors Gary Chalk and Dameon Clarke (Dragon Ball Z) alongside Rooster Teeth animators Monty Oum (R.W.B.Y) and Jordan Cwierz.


  • When: Friday the 8th November 1pm to 7pm, Saturday the 9th to Sunday the 10th 10am to 6pm.
  • Where: RNA Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, QLD 4006.
  • How Much: Weekend Pass - $62.50 online $70.00 at the door. Friday Day Pass - $23.50 or $25.00 at the door. Day Pass - $27.50 online $30.00 at the door.

Madman National Cosplay Championship

Now in it's 5th year the MNCC finals come to Brisbane to finish the year in style by competing for the crown of MNCC Champion. The entrants were selected from the best cosplayers from qualifying rounds run at Supanovas' in Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney and Perth and at AVCon in Adelaide. Now the contestants have had time to prepare a brand new costume and skit to impress the judges and the crowd and considering the quality of this year's entrants, 2013 Madman National Cosplay Competition will be one to watch. You can check out the amazing finalists here and Madman have put together this video that is sure to get you pumped for the competition;


Dameon Clarke

You have most recently been able to see Dameon in many live-action roles on Castle, Supernatural and most recently ADIC Clarke on Graceland. However Dameon Clarke has been voice acting for years, on the video game side of things he most prominently supplied the dulcet tones of Handsome Jack in Borderlands 2 and Kha'Zix and Singed in League of Legends. On the anime side of the fence he has voiced Scar in Fullmetal Alchemist, Kazuma Sohma in Fruits Basket, Proxy One in Ergo Proxy and was the voice of Cell in Dragonball Z. As Dameon is stepping in at the last moment his events have not been added to the schedule yet.

Gary Chalk

Garry Chalk has spent much of his time in front of a camera, having roles in Cold Squad, Eureka, Stargate SG-1 and MacGuyver. What some don't know is that Chalk has an impressive voice acting career spanning more than 20 years starting with King Hippo in Captain N: The Game Master, Guts Man in Megaman and oddly King Gurumes in the 1995 Canadian dub of Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies. He later voiced Man-at-Arms in the reboot of He-Man and Sky Marshall Wade in last year's Voltron Force. But most famously he's the voice of Optimus Primal in Beast Wars / Beast Machines and Optimus Prime in Transformers: Armada, Transformers: Energon and Transformers: Cybertron. Gary will be in Film Ink Features at 1:50pm on Saturday and 12:40pm in the Supanova Pop Culture Expo Seminars on Sunday and you can meet him at the Madman booth on Saturday and Sunday.

Monty Oum

Monty Oum is Rooster Teeth's Director of Animation who is know for his fan created videos Haloid, Dead Fantasy and his work on RVB. Monty's work originally combined reverse engineering to retrieve video game assets with other animation assets to create his own videos. Monty is currently the director and of Rooster Teeth's original animated series RWBY.

Jordan Cwierz

Jordan Cwierz is the creator and animator of the Rooster Teeth Adventures. He began as a fan creating the animations based on the Rooster Teeth Podcast for fun but the team soon discovered his work and hired him to work for Rooster Teeth full time.

You will be able to see Monty and Jordan on Friday at 3:50pm in the Film Ink Features venue, Saturday at 3:30pm and 11:50am on Sunday in the Madman National Cosplay Championship Theatre and will be at the Rooster Teeth booth during the weekend..

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

  • Friday Evening

    • 7:00pm - Australian Exclusive - Pokemon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond- Madman National Cosplay Championship Theatre
  • Saturday

    • 12:10pm - Madman National Cosplay Championship Final - Madman National Cosplay Championship Theatre
    • 12:10pm - Tips to Write Cosplay Skits with Matt Nesbit and Lucy Poz - Supanova Pop Culture Expo Seminars
    • 4:20pm - Madman Cosplay Competition - Madman National Cosplay Championship Theatre
  • Sunday

    • Sunday 11:00am - Anime Gameshow thanks to Hanabee - Madman National Cosplay Championship Theatre
    • Sunday 4:00pm - Madman Cosplay Competition - Madman National Cosplay Championship Theatre
    • Sunday 4:00pm - Developing Properties for Animation - Man of Action Studios - Film Ink Features venue.

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 AEDT).

  • Saturday 3:30pm & 4:20pm - Hanabee Surprise Screening! - Madman Anime Area.
  • Sunday 11:05am - Madman Panel - Madman Anime Area.
  • Sunday 2:15pm - Hanabee Surprise Screening! - Madman Anime Area.

You can find the schedule for Brisbane Supanova here.

Full information on Brisbane 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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