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by Denise H-C (subscribe)
Freelance writer with a BA double majoring in Literature and Australian History who loves finding random places of social or historical treasure whilst travelling around visiting festivals, markets and quaint cafes with my husband and baby
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Get your geek on and Cosplay it up at Supanova Gold Coast

Supanova has taken it up a level with the fantastic line up of special guests appearing on the Gold Coast. Geeks beware, sci-fi fans get on board, Supanova hits the glitter strip and it's bringing with it a sparkling line up of stars.

This year's Gold Coast Supanova is held over the weekend of 8 to 10 April at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Leading the charge of pop-culture celebrities is Doctor Who's Michelle Gomez. Fans of the long running TV show will be lining up for the Gallifrey Gateway Pass ticket giving priority queuing to Doctor Who and Torchwood related guests as well as an exclusive group photo and premium seating. While we're on Doctor Who, this year's event will host Eve Myles and John Leeson (K9) so it's a mecca for fans of the Number 1 show.

The hot Jack Gleeson from Game of Thrones aka Joffrey is a treat for the ladies, while Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood) and Manu Bennett (The Shannara Chronicles) will draw the big crowds of autograph hunters.

The lineup doesn't end there. Supanova Gold Coast will also play host to favourites such as Sean Maher (Firefly), Allison Mack (Smallville), Christopher Judge (Stargate SG-1), Ronnie Schell (Battle of the Planets), Bryce Papenbrook and Trina Nishimura (Attack on Titan). Get out of your labtebricole, drag a fellow geek and Cosplay it up.

Retro fans will love getting up close with old school favourite Dawn Wells of Gilligan's Island fame.

With so many ticket options from one day to weekend to VIP super passes there is a ticket for every budget. Don't be a aboulomanian, book your ticket today.

Even more than the celebrity appearances, many of the thousands of fans who flock to Supanova each year do so for the Cosplay opportunity. Supanova is the ultimate day out dressed as your pop-culture favourite. A whole convention centre full of Game of Thrones characters, Frodos, superheroes and Anime favourites. Join in the official Cosplay competition running over the weekend for your chance to win prizes.

Bookworms, and nerdulent tech heads get your costumes out of the wardrobe and book your tickets.

Supanova 2016 volunteers
Volunteering at Supanova is a great way to spend your weekend

If budgetary constraints mean that you're reading this and wishing that you have more than $5 in your bank account, then perhaps volunteering is the way to go. Supanova volunteers get a t-shirt and come home with awesome memories and new friends. But get in early, volunteer spots are allocated in advance so if you've missed out for the Gold Coast event, then perhaps consider marking your diary early to fill out your volunteer application for the next Brisbane Supanova or next year's Gold Coast.

Supanova Gold Coast is on 8 to 10 April 2016 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Why? Get your geek on
When: 8 to 10 April 2016
Where: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: Ticket prices vary dependent upon selection choice
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