SO I did my first SUPANOVA on Saturday at Melbourne Showgrounds (Gold Coast and Sydney folks, I’ll also be appearing at yours) and I’ve gotta say it was fucking awesome. I’ve never really been a convention goer – I’m not sure why, tbh. Heading along to Manifest last year and now Supanova, I kinda feel like I’ve been missing out.
First off, doing the author thing there is awesome fun – meeting a bunch of readers, turning on a bunch of new readers, signing books and just hanging out and talking nerdy stuff. Meeting other authors and talking about the book business is super cool too. It’s really interesting to watch the way people interact with books on the shelf or stand (particularly when its your book but they don’t know it’s yours). You start to realize how important covers are, and how people consider book purchases in tiny fractions of time – I won’t dribble about it here though, I’ll do a blog post about it soon.
The cosplayers were amazing – I dunno who half of them are dressed as, but the gear was incredible nonetheless. I think my favorite shot of the weekend was catching a bunch of dudes from the Night’s Watch hanging out with a pack of jawas.
I also met the Hoff, which was kinda odd. I always thought he’s be taller.
Anyways, shots and commentary below. Many thanks to the awesome folks at Dymocks for having me along!
This is the queue to get in. It stretched for about 17 miles. I walked right past it and through the front doors. BAM.
This is what the insides looked like before 14,000 people walked in and wrecked the joint.
This was the queue for pizza at around 1pm. It was so big, it broke the space/time continuum. Fortunately, there were 400 people dressed as Doctor Who on hand to fix it.
This man is not Joe Jusko. He is just sitting in Joe Jusko’s seat. The bastard.
Greatest cosplay pic ever taken imo.
I dunno what the deal is with the scary bunny people. But they were scary, so I shot them. I think the garbage bin in the bg is a nice touch.
This is KITT from Knight Rider. If you’re old enough to remember Knight Rider, daaaaaaaaaamn, you OLD.
(Yes, I remember Knight Rider….)
These pillows were the scariest thing I saw all weekend.
I dunno who this is. Anime character? Suit must’ve been hella sweaty. I think I saw him passed out from heat exhaustion in a corner at one point.
Disney villainesses. Is that the plural of villainess? Is there such a word as a villainess? Fckd if I know…
My buddy’s fiance. I’m not sure marrying a psychotic, planet-destroying elemental force in the guise of a human woman is such a hot idea, but he’s a mate, so what can you do…
There were about 1,600 Jokers present over the weekend – this dude was the only one brave enough to wear a nurse’s outfit. So he wins.
Huge crowd at TANKWARS. Apparently its a thing. Who knew.
Only two copies left at the end of the weekend.
See you @ Gold Coast and Sydney.
MUCH LOVE PEOPLES!