Last weekend we had a great day out at ‘Supernova 2008’. It’s a crazy wonderful convention that had the old comic heroes of Marvel and DC like Spidey and Superman. Mixed in were the techno heroes of Star Trek and Star Wars and the new frontier of Anime and Manga artists bringing us the lives of Naruto and friends. Into all of this was poured the fandom of South East Queensland. Whether it was the teens of today or the Trekkies of yesteryear.
You can also throw in an appearance by Lou Ferringo, the former Incredible Hulk from the Bill Bixby TV series and Michael Winslow, Mr Sound machine from the Police Academy series and it was a wild day of sights, sounds, toys, comics and photo sessions. Oh, and they had a wrestling ring that I don’t want to talk about! It was wacked!
Abbey and Corey had been interested in going for some time as they have an intense interest in Anime and Manga especially as Abbey has become an exceptional Manga artist. Two of their favourite Anime programs are Bleach and Naruto. Oh, and BTW – Bleach is not a household cleaner!
This was so much fun. Yes, I admit it – I probably had as much fun as the kids, and Cheryl came along to keep us sane and ask questions like ‘What is that!?‘
Over the day there are many activities including an area promoted by the Brisbane Gaming Industry where kids were encouraged to sketch unique characters. Abbey spent a good 3 hrs in this area and she can be seen in the attached albums sketching away.
One of the crazy activities was ‘CosChess’. This is where a giant chessboard is populated by humans in the costume of their favourite alter-ego. The x-box Halo soldier meets a Death Star soldier, while Naruto could be up against anyone from the cute and cuddly to a reject from Middle Earth.
Check out the album it makes so much more sense 🙂