Weekend Shenanigans at Supanova Brisbane – November 2011

Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Madmen booth comics
Madmen booth comics

Last weekend was Supanova‘s second Brisbane event for the year and my sister and I tagged along to get another dose of manga, figurines, cosplay and general nerdy stuff ^_^. Here are some of the photos from Saturday (warning: lots of pics!)

We arrived early this year to avoid the dreaded lines from last time to find that they changed up the system. If you get there early, you can pay for your entrance into the event, get a paper wrist band to prove you’re not sneaking in and then head into the courtyard area while you wait for the doors to open. You still have to eventually get into a line, which was quite long, but it seemed a lot more manageable and moved quickly. When we left around 11:30, the entrance area was now located out the front but the lines were really short. Good to see they’re improving the system ^_^.

But now onto the photos!

Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Guy wearing a wig on the bus
How you know you’re on the right to the city during Supanova
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Exhibition Bags
Convention bags
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Cosplayers getting photos before opening
Cosplayers getting photos before opening in the courtyard
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Cosplayer getting photos before opening
Nice cosplay
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Daft Punk Cosplay
Loved this Daft Punk duo, they had music playing on speakers as they walked around. Wish I had got a better picture of them without the sun behind them ^^;
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Star Wars Cosplay collecting money for charity
These Star Wars cosplayers collect money from people waiting in line for charity every year
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Portal Cosplay
Portal Cosplay
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Pokemon Cosplay
Gotta catch ’em all!
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Line to get in
Line to get in
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - One of many anime stalls
One of many stalls selling selected manga/anime products
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - One of three Super Gifts booths
One of three Super Gifts booths on the day
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Swords on Display
Swords on Display
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Cosplay of girl in princess dress and purple wig
Kuranosuke Koibuchi from ‘Princess Jellyfish’
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Cardboard cutout of Darlek
People buy cardboard cutouts? Interesting
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Manga comics
Manga
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - More comics
Got your other super hero comics here too
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Alienware Caravan
Alienware brought along their own caravan
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Star Wars Droid
The Star Wars remote controlled droid was back
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Monkey Magic Cosplay
Awesome Monkey Magic cosplay!
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Booths selling old school comics
There are always a few booths selling old school comics
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Ironman Cosplay
Ironman
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Boba Fett Cosplay
Boba Fett
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Swords and Keyblade
I’m surprised to find a lot of stalls selling keyblades this time round
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Plush Toys
Lots of plush toys to buy as well, especially Naruto ones
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Figurines and Keychains
Small figurines and keychains
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Haruhi T-shirts
Lots of Haruhi products this time round
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Halo Reach Figurine
All of the other Halo figurines were labelled ‘male’ while only the pink one was labelled ‘female’. I don’t even know they they labelled in the first place, apart from colour they all look the same!
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Oppai Mouse pads
I think this is the first time I’ve seen oppai mousepads at Supanova
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Plush Toys
Plush wall of dooooooom!
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Super Mario Mint Box
Super Mario Mint Box
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Doctor Who Figurines
You can buy all the doctors!
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Artists Drawing
Some artists drawing live
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Nintendo Cosplay
Mister Game & Watch
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - DVDs at the Madman Booth
DVDs at the Madman Booth
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Rock Band Stage
Rock Band Stage
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Manga and Figurine Purchases
My sister purchases from the day – Fruit Baskets vol 16 and 17 (which I read last night, things are getting weird) and a Hatsune Miku figurine
Supanova Brisbane: November 2011 - Hatsune Miku figurine close up
Hatsune Miku figurine close up

We didn’t go to see any of the super star guests so we were in an out of the place pretty quickly. I wish Danny Choo had come to Brisbane though after tweeting about being invited to a Supanova event. There were some crowd congestion issues at some points which I think the organisers should look into but otherwise it was pretty good day :P. You can read about upcoming Supanova events on their website.

4 comments on “Weekend Shenanigans at Supanova Brisbane – November 2011

  1. Izzy

    The “Pretty” cosplay is Kuranosuke Koibuchi (aka Kurako) from ‘Princess Jellyfish.’ She was in the Madman National Cosplay Championship.

    Just stumbled across your page looking for pictures. Nice job!

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