On Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 April, Melbourne Showgrounds hosted the 2023 Supanova Comic Con & Gaming convention, the home of Australia’s pop culture fandom since 2000 and an event that has been held at Melbourne Showgrounds since 2009.
Supanova is an event where fans inspired by imaginary worlds emanating from comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming, nostalgia and literature have been able to come together to celebrate a place to rejoice in cosplay ('Costume Role - play') in expressing their inner geek and inner child.
Melbourne Showgrounds consistently proves to be the perfect venue for Supanova. The event was a success with a total of 23,000 patrons entering the Showgrounds gates over the two days, including many children 12 and under who received free admission. On the Saturday the event saw the higher attendance with 13,000 people.
Most notably, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic Jurassic Park film from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, the event curated a one-of-a-kind interactive T. rex augmented reality experience.
As stated on their website: ‘It’s only the second time in the world that fans will get to experience this first-of-its-kind technology bringing a dinosaur to life, following its debut at London’s Trafalgar Square last year around the release of Jurassic World Dominion, when a life-sized Giganotosaurus wowed audiences.’
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