Con 70 – A Retro Sci-Fi Adventure is an independently run, one-of-a-kind, non-profit science fiction convention that will be held on March 7-9, (Labour Day long weekend) 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. The aim of the convention is to provide an opportunity for fans to come together and relive the joys of 1970s science fiction movies and TV shows over a three day long weekend.
Our belief is that Con 70 is the first convention of its type in Australia (maybe even globally) so it will be a very special and unique event. We’ll also be keen to prove that the 1970s are still alive in the minds of many – especially when we quote the classic Con 70 motto “if it’s not retro, it’s no go.”
The pop culture convention Supanova is on in Sydney this Friday and weekend.
When: 13th to 15th June 2014
Location: Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Olympic Park
The pop culture convention Supanova is on this weekend.
When: 11th to 13th April 2014
Location: Melbourne Showgrounds
Price: $28.20 for a single day adult ticket ($32 if you don’t book online). $48.71 for a 3 day pass ($57 if you don’t book online). Check their website for the special ticket details.
Some of the guest actors:
Jeremy Shada [Adventure Time Finn the Human]
John DiMaggio [Adventure Time Jake the Dog]
Hynden Walch [Adventure Time Princess Bubblegum]
Lucy Lawless [Xena: Warrior Princess]
Peter Mayhew [Star Wars]
Michael Rooker [Walking Dead]
Verne Troyer [Austin Powers]
Lindsay Wagner [Bionic Woman]
Finn Jones [Game of Thrones]
Emmanuelle Vaugier [Two and a Half Men/Lost Girl]
Tom Lenk [Buffy the Vampire Slayer]
The pop culture convention Oz Comic-Con is on this weekend. This is the second year for this event. The location has changed from last year.
When: July 6th & July 7th 2013
Location: Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building
Price: $22 for a single day adult ticket, $40 for the weekend. Check their website for the special ticket details.
Some of the guests include Ron Perlman, William Shatner, Jeffrey Combs, Tia Carrere, Colin Ferguson, Niall Matter, Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Gigi Edgley, Cary Elwes and Bill Farmer.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Saturday 30th June – 9am to 6pm
Sunday 1st July – 9am to 6pm
Avoid the queues!
Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster or for purchase an the door.
Full event details and guest bios can be found at www.ozcomiccon.com.
Melbourne is lucky enough to get a plethora of pop and geek culture events each year but if you’re anything like me, it’s never enough!
Now just a week away is one of the most exciting events to hit Australia: Oz Comic-Con.
Oz Comic-Con is an expo featuring content from all genres of pop-culture, featuring film and television stars, comic book and anime artists, gaming demonstrations and cosplay competitions, and even creative workshops and master classes. But of course the main draw will be the stars themselves, so I’ve put together a must see, greet and photograph list of stars that are attending Oz Comic-Con. Continue reading Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 30th June – 1st July 2012
When: Friday 13th Apr, 2012 – Sunday 15th Apr, 2012
Location: Melbourne Showgrounds (Epsom Road, Ascot Vale VIC)
Cost: $27.50 – $55
Back for their second year the guys over at Shadowloo are set to host another epic fighting game tournament in Melbourne on June 25th at the CQ Hotel.
If you’re wondering just how epic this may be, well it’s damn epic enough to bring several of the world’s top Super Street Fighter IV players all the way down to Australia to compete Continue reading Shadowloo Showdown 2011