Exploring the World of Weta with Daniel Falconer

Weta Workshop and their SFX division Weta Digital are basically the kings (and queens) of props and practical/special effects in film and TV. Based out of Miramar, New Zealand, the company became a household name after their amazing work on The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring back in 2001. They have since also become synonymous with director Peter Jackson, working on numerous of his ...

Interview at the Nintendo booth at Supanova 2013

This year at Supanova, Nintendo had a strong presence in the form of an interactive booth where fans could come along, sit down and play some video games. What was interesting about this particular booth was that instead of making it about Nintendo’s lineup, it was instead made into a social area where gamers could just come along and relax. Although, that isn’t to say that Nintendo we...

Namco Bandai Booth Interview at Supanova 2013

Namco Bandai were here at Supanova this year with a selection of playable codes for upcoming games at their booth. The booth itself was flooded all day by fans wanting to get a chance to play some of these upcoming titles. Included in the playable builds were games like GRID2, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, as well as entries in popular Anime franchises, such as One Piece and Naruto. Also available at t...

Z Day Recruitment at Supanova 2013

Today at Supanova us here at Capsule Computers stopped by the Z Day (not to be confused with Day Z) Live Action Role Playing Event’s booth on the show floor. For those of you that don’t know what Z Day is, it’s essentially an event where people are able to play what seems to be a live-action zombie survival experience. What’s interesting about this particular event is that ...

Hanabee Anime Trivia Competition

Imagine if you will; it’s a rainy Sunday at the Sydney Supanova Expo, fans are wet from the downpour and looking for salvation in the dome hosting the expo, the fans enter but they are met only with a battle of epic proportions! Two teams went head to head on the main stage for the prize of ultimate glory! Ok, so it wasn’t THAT epic, but it was still something really cool! This year at...

Madman Announces New Acquisitions at Supanova 2013

During their panel at Sydney Supanova 2013, having previously revealed their third REEL Anime title, Madman Entertainment announced three new series that they have acquired: The Garden of Sinners After spending two years in a coma caused by a traffic accident, Shiki Ryougi awakens with amnesia. Inexplicably, she finds, in turn, that she has also obtained “Mystic Eyes of Death Perception” in which ...

Q&A with Supanova Supa-Special Guest Zack Snyder

It wasn’t as if the Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2013 needed any more superstar guests, with Karl Urban, David Hasselhoff, Carrie Fisher, Margot Kidder and the cast of the Dwarves from the Hobbit all present. But, we got one more – a Super-guest (or Supa-guest)… Zack Snyder made his way down to Australia ahead of the Man of Steel Sydney premiere tomorrow night at Event Cinemas, Geor...

Hanabee Licenses Lupin The Third: A Woman Called Mine Fujiko

Just this afternoon at this years Sydney Supanova we got word from Hanabee that they have scored the license for the series; Lupin The Third: A Woman Called Mine Fujiko. There has been some great news that came out of Hanabee in the past couple days and this sweet release is just the icing on the cake that is awesome anime releases. The series is thirteen episodes long and will be released in two ...

Chris Claremont’s X-cellent Supanova Seminar

Even if you’ve never heard the name Chris Claremont before, you’re most likely aware of his work with comics, especially the X-Men. All the X-Men movies are largely based on his work, especially X-2 which takes influences from God Loves, Man Kills, and X-Men: The Last Stand which draws inspiration from the classic Dark Phoenix Saga. If that’s not enough for you, he’s create...

Nintendo’s Supanova Booth Is A Gamers Dreamland!

That’s no exaggeration either! The Sydney Supanova Pop Culture Expo, much like a great deal of the expos out there, is just filled to the brim with eager fans and crazy cosplayers not to mention the tons of big, bulky booths that we all move around throughout the day. Nintendo decided to go with something a little bit different this year and by “a little” I mean “something ...

Lauren Tom: the Futurama is Now at Supanova

Lauren Tom is a consumate professional. Everybody loves her and her work, especially on Futurama. Now, it getting cancelled may seem to contradict that, but there are more factors at play on that decision, some of which were discussed in her panel Q&A session at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2013. Amy Wong is just one of the beloved cast of the animated series Futurama, but Lauren also voiced ...

David Hasselhoff: The Hoff Abides at Supanova

The Hoff is an interesting character. I am unsure half the time whether he is completely genuine, or a chauvinistic, self-promoter. Honestly, I think after today, I have come to understand that he is a man that loves the entertainment industry and feels blessed to be a part of it, and that means a lot. At the Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2013, Hasselhoff came out singing, before expressing his love f...

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