Don’t have the means to go to Comic Con in San Diego? Look no further than Brisbane Supanova in November.
Just as San Diego Comic Con fever is hitting the U.S., leading all of us not blessed with the cash or means to go (who wants to lend me a couple thousand so I can go to the Orphan Black panel?) to slip into a sad wait for videos of the festivities to surface, Supanova has got you covered, announcing a terrific line-up of guests this morning, with more to come.
Kicking off the first of many celebrity guest announcements is Hollywood Walk of Famer, Barbara Eden – who played the iconic genie in I Dream of Jeannie in the 1960s. The network series ran for 5 seasons and has been airing continuously in syndication all over the world for more than 40 years. November will be the starlet’s third visit to Australia with Supanova.
Barbara is joined by another iconic star of the ‘60’s; Barbara Feldon. The Emmy Award-nominated actress is best known for playing Agent 99 in all 137 episodes of Get Smart, and later reprised her role in the television movie Get Smart Again! and the mid-‘90s reincarnation of Get Smart.
Just listen to your heart; that’s what Jon Heder did. Since his breakout role playing Napoleon Dynamite, Heder has gone from strength to strength – starring in Blades of Glory and the animated Surf’s Up. Heder can next be seen in the Disney biography Walt Before Mickey, due in cinemas in August 2015.
Equally adept at comedy and drama is Michael Rosenbaum, who has played an array of characters ranging from crazed fraternity boy in Sorority Boys to the intriguing Lex Luthor in the Superman concept series, Smallville. Rosenbaum is also a talented voice actor and provided the voice for The Flash in the animated Justice League.
Best known as Teal’c in Stargate SG-1, Christopher Judge appeared in more episodes of the series than any of his original cast mates across its 10 seasons. Judge was also the voice of Magneto in the animated X-Men: Evolution and D-Mob in the Def Jam video game franchise.
It’s Morphin time with Power Rangers David Yost and Karan Ashley. The duo are known best as the original ‘Blue’ and former ‘Yellow’ Rangers respectively in the popular children’s action series.
Representing more superheroes from a comic book and film perspective is Bob Layton. The artist and writer reinvented the Iron Man comic in the late ’70s, taking it from near-cancellation to one of Marvel’s all-time bestselling series. Numerous concepts and characters that Bob created are represented and credited on the silver screen in the film Iron Man and its sequels, Iron Man 2 & 3.
Dave Gibbons has also worked in comics since the 1970s, cutting his teeth on undergrounds and fan-zines, he became a frequent contributor to Britain’s 2000AD, illustrating Harlem Heroes, Dan Dare and co-creating Rogue Trooper. His semi-autobiographical The Originals won an Eisner Award in 2005, and the mini-series he co-created with Alan Moore, was made into the feature film, Watchmen. Most recently he co-created Secret Service which was adapted as the hit film, Kingsman, earlier this year.
Another illustrator, Joe Jusko, is undoubtedly one of the best-known fantasy, pin-up and comic artists in the world today. His career has spanned over 30 years and he has worked for almost every major comic book publisher. His work has appeared on paperback book covers, posters, toy packaging and innumerable trading cards, most memorably the multi award winning 1992 Marvel Masterpieces trading cards.
All these guests are joining previously announced author, Sarah J. Maas, the New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade. Her fourth book in the series will be published in September 2015.
These Supa-Star guests look forward to meeting their fans, signing autographs, and posing for studio portraits at Supanova. There will be Q&A panels in both cities where fans will have the opportunity to ask direct questions of the Supa-Stars.
And this is just the beginning! Expect further guest announcements over the coming months as Supanova gets ready to blast into Brisbane from November 27 – 29.