Jun 22, 2013

The Punisher Body Painting

Human Statue Bodyart does bodypainting, bodyart and costume designs for fanboys at Supanova pop culture expo, Sydney, Australia 2013; The Punisher (Marvel Comics) superhero spotted at Sydney Supanova...

Superhero fans out there... today Sydney, Australia got its first dose of Supanova - Superhero and pop culture mania again for 2013.

Superheroes remained a popular theme at the famous expo that tours most capital cities of Australia, including Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and the Gold Coast.

Fanboys and fangirls have been dressing up as their favourite characters for as long as we can remember, and this year the competition continued to heat up, as creative arts and bodypainting / bodyart agency, Human Statue Bodyart created some superhero creative works for Supanova, with photographic evidence surfacing that demonstrates the agency created at least one 'The Punisher' (of the the darker superhero characters from Marvel Comics aka Marvel Entertainment).

Marvel Comics / Marvel Entertainment superheroes appear to be a bit more popular than the DC Comics / Warner Bros. characters this year. Neither Marvel or DC / Warner Bros. are official sponsors or advertisers at the popular pop culture expo, but that doesn't seem to have effected the exposure they receive.

Speaking of exposure, it was great to see the guys and girls from AWF (Australasian Wrestling Federation at Supanova again this year. These guys sure know their pro wrestling and they appeared to attract a crowd of between 400-500. AWF promoter, Greg "TNT" Bownds is doing a top job, and has been in the business for over 14 years now, which is like a lifetime in pro wrestling circles.

Take time to dress your best, as we understand lots of news media will be attending with photographers and video cameras, so if you look great there's a decent chance you will make the news in some fashion!

If you didn't make it today - a wet Saturday by anyones standards, don't worry - you can still attend tomorrow.

Supanova Press Release...

Announcing our June Supa-Stars!

Not content with delivering our biggest-ever guest line-up to Melbourne and the Gold Coast, we've announced our initial Sydney and Perth cast, too! 

This is our first round of guests announced for the Sydney and Perth expos with many more to come!

Margot Kidder: Lois Lane in Superman I-IV
Alan Tudyk: Wash in Firefly and Serenity
Oliver and James Phelps: Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter series
Clare Kramer: Glory in Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Eve Myles: Gwen in Torchwood
Kai Owen: Rhys In Torchwood
Eoin Macken: Sir Gwaine in Merlin
Greg Cipes: Ben 10: Ultimate Alien's Kevin Levin
Cristina Vee: Homura in Madoka Magika
Christine Cabanos: Madoka in Madoka Magika
Rayond E. Feist: author of The Magician
Jana Oliver: Author of the Demon Trappers series
Juliet Marillier: The Seven Waters Trilogy
George Perez: Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Avengers, The New Teen Titans and many more
Mark Brooks: Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men
Alex Saviuk: Amazing Spider-Man comic strip, The Phantom, Green Lantern
Tristan Jones: Writer/artist of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters 
Billy Tan: Uncanny X-Men, New Avengers, Shadowland (Sydney exclusive)
Nicola Scott: Earth 2, Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Wonder Woman (Sydney exclusive)
David Yardin: X-Factor, Uncanny X-Men, Storm (Sydney exclusive)

Official Supanova information...

Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2013

Venue: Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Road , Sydney Olympic Park

Date: Friday, June 21, 2013 to Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Supanova Pop Culture Expo will offer guests the chance to participate in celebrity Q&A's, autograph and photograph sessions, exclusive film screenings, interactive competitions, cosplay tournaments and showcases of all things collectable.

Guests participating in this year's Supanova include:

* Carrie Fisher (Star Wars);
* David Hasselhoff (Knight Rider, Baywatch);
* Margot Kidder (Superman I-IV, Amityville Horror);
* Karl Urban (Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Riddick);
* James and Oliver Phelps (Harry Potter);
* Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Serenity, Dollhouse);
* Aidan Turner (The Hobbit, Being Human);
* Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bring it On);
* Kai Owen (Torchwood);
* Adam Brown (The Hobbit, Plested and Brown); and more.

Also featuring at this year's festival will be The Australian Timezone Supanova Pinball Championship. The light-hearted nature of the competition facilitates a new dimension of social interaction and the physicality of the game is what sets pinball apart. The championship has three stages including local tournaments, state finals and the national grand final, set to be held at the Brisbane Supanova from November 8 to 10. The winner will receive The Avengers Pro pinball machine.

The Supanova Pop Culture Expo will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds from Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14; the Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre from Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21; the Sydney Showground from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23; Claremont Showgrounds in Perth from Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30; RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane from Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10; and Adelaide Showground from Friday, November 15 to Sunday, November 17.

Sponsor: Madman Entertainment 03 9261 9200 (Building 1, Level 1, 21-31 Goodwood Street, Richmond, VIC, 3121) ID:3125

Who's coming: Carrie Fisher, David Hasselhoff, Margot Kidder, Karl Urban and more


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