Fandoms unite for Supanova 2015!

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Comic books and cartoons came to life as the Supanova Pop Culture Expo took over the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre on the weekend.

Featuring TV & movie stars, voice actors and comic artists, the event drew huge crowds of enthusiastic fans.

The biggest attractions of the weekend were Firefly star Nathan Fillion, and Harry Potter actors Bonnie Wright and Jason Isaacs. Only able to attend the second day of the convention, Isaacs signed autographs until late into the afternoon to accommodate his many eager fans. Fillion cut short his breaks both days to ensure that he was able to meet everyone who had come along to see him.

Nathan Fillion at Perth Supanova 2015
Nathan Fillion at Perth Supanova 2015

Bonnie Wright & Jason Isaacs at Perth Supanova 2015
Bonnie Wright & Jason Isaacs at Perth Supanova 2015

The event also featured Danielle Panabaker (The Flash), Graham McTavish (The Hobbit), Elizabeth Henstridge (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), John DiMaggio (Adventure Time), Billy West (Futurama) and many more.

Shoppers were also well catered for, with a diverse range of stalls covering many interests. The traditionally popular Popcultcha

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and Global Gear stores did not buck the trend this year, with a steady stream of people looking over their wares.

Popcultcha at Perth Supanova 2015
Popcultcha at Perth Supanova 2015

Cosplay has always been a big part of the convention scene, but it appears to be getting bigger and bigger every year, with crowds nearly filling the Riverside Theatre for the Cosplay Competitions over the weekend. They saw Kirilee Cosplay win the Madman National Cosplay Competition on Saturday morning, with Kirilee now heading to Brisbane in November to represent Perth in the finals.

Kirilee Cosplay as Lady Asta from 'Magic Knight Rayearth' at Perth Supanova 2015
Kirilee Cosplay as Lady Aska from ‘Magic Knight Rayearth’ at Perth Supanova 2015

Out on the convention floor many other attendees dressed up as their favourite characters, much to the delight of their fellow fans.

Cosplay at Perth Supanova 2015

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Cosplay at Perth Supanova 2015

Cosplay at Perth Supanova 2015
Cosplay at Perth Supanova 2015

Cosplay at Perth Supanova 2015
Cosplay at Perth Supanova 2015

Cosplay at Perth Supanova 2015
Cosplay at Perth Supanova 2015

Regardless of your particular fandom, Supanova is a great weekend for the young and young at heart. Geek culture is becoming more and more mainstream, as is evidenced by the ever-increasing crowd numbers at this event, and ones similar. For more information on upcoming guests and dates, visit Supanova.com.au.

Further images can be found at the Fruitless Pursuits Facebook page.

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