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Sword Art Online – 2014 Exhibition Tour Coming to Australia

Madman Entertainment, in conjunction with Aniplex of America, are thrilled to announce a Sword Art Online Exhibition Tour will be coming to select cities across Australia in 2014.

Featuring original artwork pieces from the show including character designs, storyboards, key animation frames and more, the Sword Art Online Exhibition will to give fans a unique behind the scenes look at the creative process and how the hit anime series was created.

The exhibition will also feature a photo area where fans will be able to take photos with Kirito and Asuna, the heroes of Sword Art Online. Additionally, ‘Lisabeth's Smith Shop’ will be on site, offering patrons the opportunity to purchase official Sword Art Online merchandise never before available in Australia.

Ticketholders to any of the official partner events in each state (WAICON, Supanova) will receive free entry to the exhibition.

The following cities & events will be hosting the exhibition, with more to be confirmed throughout the year:

March 1-2, 2014
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Website: wai-con.org

Gold Coast
Supanova Pop Culture Expo
April 5-6, 2014
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Website: supanova.com.au

Supanova Pop Culture Expo
April 12-13
Melbourne Showgrounds
Website: supanova.com.au

Sword Art Online is available to own now on DVD, Blu-Ray and coming soon to digital platforms.

About Sword Art Online:

In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called: Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now...

About Waicon:

Wai-Con is Perth's premier anime and manga convention. It is a event which runs yearly in Western Australia, and is powered solely through the efforts of volunteers, the local community and anime-fans throughout Western Australia. On March 1-2 2014, Wai-Con will be hosting its 10th anniversary celebration at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, with special international guests, cosplay competitions, gaming, premiere anime screenings, panels, musical acts, and tons more for all ages. Tickets are on sale now through Moshtix (www.moshtix.com.au).

About Supanova Pop Culture Expo:

Since 2000, Supanova Pop Culture Expo is where the adoring public comes face to face with Supa-Star celebrities and the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds under one big roof. Gathered from and surrounded by the wonderful worlds of comic books, animation/cartoons, science-fiction, pulp TV/movies, toys, console gaming, trading cards, fantasy, entertainment technology, books, internet sites and fan-clubs, the result is an amazing atmosphere tailor made for expressing your inner geek and where getting into cosplay (cos-tume role-play) is the obvious thing to do! It's Comic-con, Australian style!

About Madman Entertainment:

Madman is a leading independent film and television distribution and rights management company, with offices in Australia and New Zealand. Madman is renowned for its commitment to quality Australian and foreign film, factual content, as well as highly collectable categories such as Japanese anime, genre film, animation and cult television. Madman's capabilities encompass end to end acquisition, marketing, creative, sales and distribution in all mediums and formats, from the silver screen to the digital realm. Madman is also a proud producer of Australian film and television content. Put simply, Madman is mad for entertainment.

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