Supanova Comic Con & Gaming unveils star-studded lineup for 95th event in Melbourne

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Supanova Comic Con & Gaming unveils star-studded lineup for 95th event in Melbourne

Temuera Morrison
Words by Staff Writer

The countdown to Supanova #100 is on, as Supanova Comic Con & Gaming announces the latest stars to sign on for the convention’s 95th outing in Melbourne (6-7 April)

The anticipation for Supanova #100 is reaching fever pitch as Supanova Comic Con & Gaming reveals the latest stellar additions to its guest list for the upcoming conventions in Melbourne and the Gold Coast.

Among the headline acts is the return of Star Wars Supa-Star, Temuera Morrison, renowned for his diverse roles spanning from the cult classic Once Were Warriors to the iconic character Boba Fett.

Supanova 2024

  • Melbourne: 6-7 April 2024, Melbourne Showgrounds
  • Gold Coast: 13-14 April 2024, Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Sydney: 22-23 June 2024, Sydney Showground Olympic Park
  • Perth: 29-30 June 2024, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Adelaide: 2-3 November 2024, Adelaide Showground
  • Brisbane: 9-10 November 2024, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

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Making her debut appearance at the convention is Emily Bett Rickards, famed for her portrayal of Felicity Smoak in The CW’s Arrowverse. Joining her is first-time Supa-Star, Antonio Sabato Jr., known for his roles in popular series such as Melrose Place and General Hospital.

Supanova aficionados can also look forward to the return of fan favourites including Neil Fanning (Scooby-Doo), Barry Pearl (Grease), Steve Bisley (Mad Max), and John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), along with Lincoln Lewis, co-star of The Possessed.

Unfortunately, Adventure Time’s Jeremy Shada has had to postpone his visit due to scheduling conflicts. However, fans will be delighted to welcome back voice-acting legend Jennifer Hale in his place, known for her iconic roles in Mass Effect and Metal Gear Solid.

The Melbourne leg of the convention will feature exclusive appearances by Stephen Hunter, aka Bombur the Dwarf from The Hobbit, and Jacqueline Joe, the Orange Ranger from Power Rangers Cosmic Fury. On the Gold Coast, fans can meet Matt Doran, best known as Elan Sleazebaggano from Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, and Scott Brewer, the creative mastermind behind the Garrison7 universe.

Comic enthusiasts will have the chance to meet internationally acclaimed artists such as Ken Steacy, known for his work on Star Wars and Astro Boy, and Ben Stenbeck, collaborator of Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.

Confirmed Supa-Star Guests:

  • Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who, Broadchurch)
  • Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian)
  • Temuera Morrison (The Book of Boba Fett)
  • Emily Bett Rickards (The Arrowverse)
  • Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter series)
  • Karen Fukuhara (The Boys)
  • Antonio Sabato Jr. (Melrose Place, Charmed)
  • Steve Bisley (Mad Max, Water Rats)
  • Barry Pearl (Grease)
  • John Jarratt (Wolf Creek, The Possessed)
  • Lincoln Lewis (Home & Away, The Possessed)
  • Stephen Hunter (The Hobbit Trilogy)
  • Jacqueline Joe (Power Rangers Cosmic Fury)
  • Phil LaMarr (Justice League, Futurama)
  • Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid)
  • Gregg Berger (Transformers, Garfield)
  • Neil Fanning (Scooby-Doo)
  • Mike Zeck (The Amazing Spider-Man)
  • Ken Steacy (Star Wars, Astro Boy, War Bears)
  • Ben Stenbeck (Our Bones Dust, Hellboy)
  • T. Kingfisher (The Twisted Ones)

The milestone Supanova #100 convention promises to be an unforgettable celebration of pop culture, showcasing the best in sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, anime, manga, gaming, and cosplay. Founded in 2002, Supanova continues to be Australia’s leading event of its kind, bringing together fans of all ages to indulge their inner geek.

Admission tickets are on sale now via Moshtix, with Autographs and Photo-Ops to follow closer to the April events. For all the latest news and Supa-Star entertainment, stay tuned to Supanova’s website