Quick Reminder - Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Sydney This Weekend

posted on by Jon Hayward
Supanova Expo hits off it's second tour of the year at the Sydney Showgrounds from Friday the 19th to Sunday the 21st of June. Special guests include Veronica Taylor, Eric Stuart, Cherami Leigh and Cassandra Morris.


  • Where: The Dome, Sydney Showground, Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW.
  • When: Friday the 18th (1pm to 8pm), Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of June (10am to 6pm).
  • Cost: Weekend passes start from $70 online and $90 at the door. Daily tickets from $28 online or $35 at the door for Friday and $32 online or $40 at the door for Saturday and Sunday.


There are guest signings available at various times over the weekend, if you would like to find out when the guests are taking photos and signing please check out the event programme.

Cherami Leigh

Cherami Leigh has had a career in tv and film for over 20 years. While Cherami hasbeen in over 75 commercials her first notable appearance was in 1996's Walker Texas Ranger and has since been in front of the camera for The Mist, Friday Night Lights, Fast Food Nation and Bones. However Cherami's voice acting career is even more impressive with roles including Shana in Shakugan no Shana, Eucliwood Hellscythe in Is This a Zombie?, Cecily Campbell in The Sacred Blacksmith, Natsumi Hinata in Sgt. Frog, Kneesocks in Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Patty Thompson in Soul Eater, Elizabeth in Black Butler, Natsumi Hayamiya in Birdy the Mighty: Decode and Setsuna Sakurazaki in Negima!? And while that list is a fraction of her roles, you probably know Cherami best as Lucy Heartfilia in Fairy Tail, Asuna in Sword Art Online, Sailor Venus and her secret identity Minako Aino in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal and the new dub of the original Sailor Moon anime. And Cherami will soon be known as Plutia in the English dub of Hyperdimension Neptunia.

Cherami will be hosting a panel with Cassandra Morris in the Cosplay Theatre from 4:40pm on Friday and hosting her own panel from 11:00am on Sunday in the Cosplay Theatre.

Veronica Taylor

Veronica Taylor is kind of a big deal, having voiced not only Ash Ketchum but his mother Delia Ketchum and May, his travelling partner from Hoenn in Pokémon (from the start until the end of the 8th series Pokemon Advance) she has voiced Yukino Miyazawa in His and Her Circumstances, Aoi Matsubara in To Heart, Miyabi in Ninja Nonsense, Megumi Hisakawa in Alien 9 and Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun in Slayers. Veronica has also voiced April 0'Neil in the 2003 TMNT series, had roles in L.A. Noire, Ape Escape 2 and Dissidia Final Fantasy. She has additionally worked as Kathleen McInerney to voice Yuki Kaionji in Kurokami The Animation, Reiko, Sakonnosuke and Yaobikuni in Phoenix and as B Simpson to voice Gentoku Ryuubi in Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny and Kurai in Angel Sanctuary. More recently Veronica has provided the voices of Astraia Tor Deikun in Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin and Setsuna Meioh / Sailor Pluto in Sailor Moon R.

Veronica will be hosting a panel with Eric Stuart from 3:00pm on Friday and 3:10pm on Sunday in the Cosplay Theatre.

Cassandra Morris

Cassandra Morris is an American voice actress with a vast range of roles. Having an interest in acting at an early age, Cassandra started acting professionally in her teenage years in commericals, theatre and voice-overs. After Cassandra went onto study journalism at NYU, she started narrating audio books including Gossip Girls and The Magic School Bus. However you will know Cassandra well from her massive number of roles in Anime and Video Games, including Leafa / Suguha Kirigaya in Sword Art Online, Patema in Patema Inverted, Kyubey in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Ritsu Tainaka in K-On, Amy in Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet and Taiga Aisaka in Toradora. Her video game roles include Mutsuki Chiharano in Final Fantasy Type-0, Edea Lee in Bravely Default, Elphelt in Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- and Nami in League of Legends.

Cassandra will be hosting a panel with Cherami Leigh in the Cosplay Theatre from 4:40pm on Friday.

Eric Stuart

Brooklyn born and raised, Eric Stuart is an accomplished voice actor and performer having released six albums with his band and has opened for several notable acts including Ringo Starr, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Chicago. However you would most likely know Eric as the original voice of Brock and James from Pokémon (alongside a pile of Pokémon including Squirtle), Seto Kaiba from YuGiOh, Metaknight from Kirby: Right Back At Ya! and Gourry Gabriev from Slayers. Eric was also responsible for voice direction and ADR on Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monster GX.

Eric will be hosting a panel with Veronica Taylor from 3:00pm on Friday, performing on stage in "Rock With Brock: Eric Stuart in Concert" at 12:00pm on Saturday and on Sunday at 3:10pm will take the stage again with Veronica. All events with Eric will be in the Cosplay Theatre.

Additional Events

Madman National Cosplay Championship

The Sydney heat of the MNCC is scheduled for Saturday in the Cosplay Theatre at 11:20am.


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

  • Friday

    • 5:45pm - Lupin the Third (Live-action) - Anime Theatre.
    • 7:00pm - Hanabee Exclusive Reveal Night - FilmInk Features Theatre.
  • Saturday

    • 10:30am - Anime Trivia sponsored by Anime at Abbotsford - Cosplay Theatre.
    • 11:20am - Madman National Cosplay Championship - Cosplay Theatre.
    • 2:40pm - HanabeeLIVE! - FilmInk Features Theatre.
    • 4:20pm - Supanova Cosplay Competition - Cosplay Theatre.
  • Sunday

    • 11:00am - Madman Panel with Sly - Anime Theatre.
    • 12:00pm - Sword Art Online II Australian Dub Premiere - Anime Theatre.
    • 1:30pm - AnimeLab mini-games! - Anime Theatre.
    • 4:00pm - Supanova Cosplay Competition - Cosplay 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 AEST).

You can find the schedule for Supanova Sydney here.

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

Cover image from Sword Art Online © REKI KAWAHARA/ASCII MEDIA WORKS/SAO Project

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