Thursday, June 21, 2012

Supanova Pop Culture Expo is This Weekend and We'll Be There!

Supanova is Australia's biggest pop culture expo and this weekend it will be right here in Perth at the Claremont Showgrounds. Our intrepid local team is going to be there and we will bring you all the mad scoops! Which is to say, we will take photos of some things, buy even more things, and attempt to talk to a few people.

Supanova grows bigger every single year and this one is shaping up to be an unstoppable juggernaut of intimidatingly epic proportions. Guests this year include: Christopher "Doc Emmet Brown" Lloyd, Mini-Me Verne Troyer, stunning cyborg Tricia Helfer, the not-so-expendable Eric Roberts, Natalia Tena and Alfie Allen from F**k Yeah Game of Thrones, and the incredible Jennifer Hale voice of my beloved Femshep! All of them are bound to be equal parts pumped and bewildered at finding themselves in the most isolated capital city in the world!

But that's not enough! It's a huge exhibition hall so why not cram even MORE types of celebrities in there! Authors include: Christopher "Eragon" Paolini, and Delorean owner Matthew Reilly. Comic guests include: Tony Moore, David Mack, and artist and ThreeA toys guru Ashley Wood! This is just the tip of the iceberg! EVERYONE will be there. Maybe even Batman...

For more info go to the official site - it's not too late to get tickets. And if you're reading this from the proud and mighty US of A then don't worry, we are your allies and we have you covered. You will soon be shocked to discover that things can and do happen in Perth. And they don't all involve giant spiders and kangaroos.

And to find out some happenings specific to Fruitless Pursuits... join me after the jump!

If you're local keep an eye out for artist Edward J. Grug III and my new comic Glorious Bounty Book Three: The Convoluted Killbots! It is piping hot off the press and you can read it in its entirety before it concludes on the website...

It's a full colour 36-page book and is super glossy and pretty like a swimsuit model...

And we will also have copies of Book One: The Sexy Virus and Book Two: The Sticky Goat Affair, and guess what? Book Two is actually two books for the price of one! That doesn't even make mathematical or fiscal sense, but that's the score and we're going to hook it up for you! 


Each of the three books comes with a limited badge featuring one of the Bounty crew!

PLUS! Grug will probably even draw a sketch in it for you because he might look wild and dangerous but he actually has a very pure and gentle heart.

AAAAANNDDD! (OMG deep breaths)...

If you're a fan of The Book Was Better Podcast then hosts Jessica McLeod and myself will also be there and we have some The Book Was Better bookmarks to give away!

They are printed on a card sturdy enough to actually mark your book. So it's not even just a clever name! Find us at the Monster and Robot Industries stall in Artist's Alley!

Hopefully we're only just scratching the surface. We're going to do everything we can to make it a great weekend and share it with you, the casually-skimming, occasionally eye-rolling reader! More soon!

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