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Geek It! Spotlight: Supanova Pop-Culture Expo Sydney 2015

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Comics, cosplay, wrestling, celebrities, TV/film and simply just an explosion of geekery in general…SUPANOVA POP CULTURE EXPO is one of Sydney’s highly-anticipated conventions every year. With Supanova Gold Coast and Melbourne finally out of the way, Supanova is making its next stop at SYDNEY for three huge days from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st June at Sydney Olympic Park. 

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As a society that consumes a lot of pop-culture, it is always an honour to meet these actors and actresses who play our favourite TV/television characters in real life. Over the years, Supanova has hosted a variety of great guests including Stan Lee and Christopher Lolyd themselves. Year 2015 is no different as this year’s Supanova Sydney guest list is looking incredible more than ever! Supa-stars include Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly), Bonnie Wright (Harry Potter), Elizabeth Henstridge (Agents of SHIELD), Graham McTavish (Hobbits) and Dean Haglund (X-Files).

 We’re also seeing a bit of 90s flashback at this year’s convention  — not only are the Brady Bunch former child stars (Susan Olsen, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland) coming to Australia, but Power Rangers’ Red Ranger (Austin St John) and Black Ranger (Walter Jones) are joining the fun as well! 

But nothing beats special guests from the animation/voice-acting department. Are you ready for it? CtrlGeekGirl takes a look at this year’s voice-acting guests coming to Supanova Sydney! 

JOHN DI MAGGIO (FUTURAMA, KIM POSSIBLE, GRAVITY FALLS)

Best known for his role as Bender from Futurama and Jake the Dog from Adventure Time, John DiMaggio is the man to look out for at Supanova Sydney.

DiMaggio originally began his career as a stand-up comedian, and then ventured over to the world of television where he worked on shows such as Law and Order and Chicago Hope.  His voice-over work soon led him to a number of animation roles including the English-dubbed Princess Mononoke, Johnny Bravo and Rugrats, before landing the now infamous role of Bender in Futurama

Some of DiMaggio’s other voice-over credits include Kim Possible, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, Gravity Falls, Ben 10, Pound Puppies, and Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. For more info, visit [here]

VERONICA TAYLOR (POKEMON, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES)

Believe it or not, Veronica Taylor is a classically trained actress who has performed in contemporary and classical theatre. For many 90s kids, we all grew up listening to Veronica Taylor’s voice throughout our childhood. Can you guess who she voices?

Veronica Taylor is none other than our beloved Ash Ketchum from Pokemon. Taylor has also voiced other popular roles including April from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Huntik, Tai Chi Chasers, and more. Her latest projects include Sailor Pluto on Sailor Moon, Mofy (Mofy, Mogu, Sora), Astroblast (Sputnik), and Welcome to the Wayne (Spy from 8-i). For more info, visit [here]

ERIC STUART (YU-GI-OH, POKEMON, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES)

Also known as the voice as of Seto Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh) and Brock and James (Pokemon), Eric Stuart’s appearance at Supanova Sydney will satisfy all the fangirls and fanboys out there.

Eric has also been involved in many other projects including Viva Piñata, Dinosaur King, Kirby, SlayersSonic X, TMNTOne Piece, F-Zero, Magical DoReMi, Shaman King, Descendants Of Darkness, Labyrinth Of Flames, Valkyrie Profile, and Tama And Friends.

Fun fact: Eric is a singer/songwriter who has toured with rock legends such as Peter Frampton, Ringo Starr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jethro Tull, Chicago, Hall & Oates, and Jeffrey Gaines. For more info, visit [here].

CHERAMI LEIGH (SAILOR MOON, SWORD ART ONLINE) 

Besides appearing in a number of television and film roles, Leigh has provided voices for a number of dubbed anime series and video games.

Not only is she best-known for voicing Sword Art Online’s Asuna and Sailor Moon‘s Sailor Venus, but she is also popular for her roles as Pepper from One Piece, Patty from Soul Eater and Lucy from Fairy Tail, Kanon from Coppelion, Suzuha from Steins; Gate, and Shana from Shakugana no Shana. For more info, visit [here].

CASSANDRA MORRIS (SWORD ART ONLINE, MADOKA MAGICA, YU-GI-OH)

American actress Cassandra Morris is well-known for providing her voice to an extensive list of animation work including Leo and Luna in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Kyubey in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Patema in Patema Inverted, Nee in Blue Exorcist, Calaveras in Sailor Moon and Leafa in Sword Art Online.

In addition to animation, Cassandra also provides voices for video games. Some roles include Mutsuki from Final Fantasy Type-O HD, Nami from League of Legends, Edea from Bravely Default, Sophie from Tales of Graces f, and Celia in Infamous: Second Son. For more info, visit [here].

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