Today my hubby and I attended Supernova – a pop culture expo. The blurb for the expo goes like this:
‘Gathered from the wonderful worlds of science-fiction, pulp TV/movies, toys, console gaming, trading cards, animation/cartoons, fantasy, comic books, entertainment technology, books, internet sites and fan-clubs, the result is an amazing celebration in an atmosphere tailor made for expessing your inner geek and where getting into cosplay (cos-tume role-play) is the obvious thing to do!’
It’s a mouthful I know, but putting all that aside the awesome part for me was getting to meet a number of Aussie authors whose books I’ve read or am going to read – yep, I couldn’t help myself and came home with a bundle of new novels. On top of all that, I attended a writing seminar with Fantasy author Jennifer Fallon, which I’ll come back on shortly in another blog. By the way, she awesome and brimming with knowledge when it comes to writing.
Some of the other authors I met include:
Marianne de Pierres whose recent book Burn Bright has been on my to read list for a while now, and how could I miss the opportunity to get a copy with her autograph. I totally went there. I will soon share with you my review on her book, especially since book 2 is about the hit the stores.
Tracey O’Hara who writes the Dark Brethren urban fantasy series. I’ve been dying to get my hands on her books, and what better place.
Nicole Murphy’s books were new for me, and I was pleasantly surprised I haven’t seen them before. I’ve flagged them on my reading list!
And aside from the fantastic authors I had the honor of meeting, there were so many people dressed up in costumes of their favorite fictional characters that I have to share them with you. In comparisons to the PAX convention in the US, where the Supernova lacked in size, it more than made up with the number of people who got into the spirit of the expo. I loved it.
I’m back tomorrow for another writing class, and maybe many more happy snaps!