Interview with Alex Saviuk

On the second day of Supanova 2013, I became acquainted with the marvellous Alex Saviuk, better known as the comic artist for Marvel’s Spiderman and The Phantom. During the autograph sign and poster sale panel, we were able to get an interview with Alex and ask him a few questions about his work and what comic characters he enjoys drawing. CC: Which comic character do you think best suits yo...

Supanova Q&A with Karl Urban

“MaMa’s not the law…I AM THE LAW!” rung through the FilmInk theatre at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2013 as Karl Urban answered a request for the line after taking the stage for an entertaining Q&A session. Although he started off with a dig – stating “Australia – the lucky country!…Because it’s so close to New Zealand!” – we f...

Comic Book Covers With Supanova’s Supa-Star Guests

One particularly insightful panel of Supanova Sydney 2013 was the “Cover Quality And More” seminar. Led by Mark Brookes (Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men), David Yardin (X-Factor, Uncanny X-Men, Storm) and Jon Sommariva (Ozmosis Chills, Go Boy 7, Gemini, Free Realms), the gathering focused on the art of designing a comic book cover along with other aspects of ill...

“Margot Kidder is Lois Lane!” Supanova Q&A

At the Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2013, Sydney is hosting some seriously special guests. For every fan in attendance, Margot Kidder is a legend and a revered icon – the original Lois Lane of Superman I – IV. And she graced us with a nostalgic Q&A panel. With the resurgence of Superman on the big screen with Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, this panel couldn’t have come at a b...

Alan Tudyk: From Wash To Alpha Panel Impressions

At the Sydney Supanova Popular Culture Expo this weekend, the incredibly popular Alan Tudyk was present at the event. Pronounced “too-dick”,  the actor is most renown for his role as “Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburn” from the (sadly) cancelled cult favourite television series, Firefly and it’s accompanying movie, Serenity. In the Firefly series, Alan Tudyk plays as ...

Homestuck invades Supanova Sydney

Supanova Sydney 2013 was home to all manner of fandoms, be it Doctor Who or even Attack on Titan. But perhaps the most enthusiastic of all the fandoms present was the Homestuck fans. In particular Supanova witnessed a mass gathering of Homestuck fans that comprise the NSW Homestuck fangroup known as ‘Chalkstuck’. The ‘Chalkstuck’ group took to the convention spreading their...

Namco Bandai Gaming Booth at Supanova Sydney

When it came to gaming booths this one in particular would have to take the cake for me! It’s the Namco Bandai Gaming Booth at this year’s Sydney Supanova Expo. It wasn’t a very big booth but it was still great! It had about six or seven screens set up with Playstation 3 consoles which were all playable and had games that haven’t been released but hopefully we will see soon...

Hanabee Licenses Daily Lives of High School Boys

Hanabee Entertainment has announced, at Supanova 2013, that they have licensed the series Daily Lives of High School Boys. Directed by Shinji Takamatsu, director of Gintama and School Rumble, the series adapts Yasunobu Yamauchi’s manga and explores the lives of three highschoolers. Welcome to the daily lives of Tadakuni, Hidenori and Yoshitake, students at the all-boys academy of Sanada Nort...

George Pérez Supanova MasterClass Recap

In 2014, writer and illustrator George Pérez will be celebrating 40 years of professional experience in the comic book industry. On June 21st 2013, Supanova Sydney kicked off with an intimate MasterClass led by Pérez exclusively for those with a Supa-Fan Pass. For those unaware of his work, Pérez has worked on Avengers, Wonder Woman and even co-created The New Teen Titans. Sporting an awesome M&am...

Merlin Knights: Arthurless Panel Impressions

Tonight at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2013 Preview event, a small team of us here at Capsule Computers were able to attend a few panels. One of these was the Merlin Knights: Arthurless panel, where a small group of the Merlin cast – listed on the right, except Bradley James was replaced by Tom Hopper – were on stage performing a question & answer session with a mostly female aud...

Supanova’s Screenwriting Masterclass with Steve Worland

Opening night of Supanova brought to screen the talented Steve Worland; screenwriter for the film ‘Bootmen’ and TV series ‘Farscape’ and ‘Big Sky’, script editor and actor in the short ‘Rust Bucket’ and action adventure novelist for the titles ‘Velocity’ and upcoming sequel ‘Combustion’. At the beginning of the seminar, Steve ...

Interview With Steve Worland

Tonight was the opening night for Supanova Sydney 2013 and amidst all the hustle and bustle we got to sit in on Steve Worland’s Screenplay Writing Masterclass. After the class had ended we actually got some time with Mr. Worland to do our own little interview. If you don’t know Steve Worland he is a fellow Aussie who has worked deeply in film and television both in the USA and here in ...

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