Talking about pop, pop, pop culture

And that’s enough referencing of ’80’s music, thank you.

The weekend saw another Gold Coast SupaNova pop culture event. I talked about last’s year’s event here.

It’s always fun to see the enthusiasms of so many people, singles, couples and families, whether they dress up as their favourite SF, movie, anime or game character. Literally wall-to-wall fans of every genre – there’s even (whisper) wrestling. I guess that’s pop culture, too.

Many authors were sitting at tables with their novels, looking lonely, so we chatted to a few and they were all keen to talk. One was award-winning fantasy, SF and comics writer Tad Williams – we didn’t actually know who he was, but he was a pleasure to talk with. We were gasbagging merrily away, then realised there was a queue behind us to see him. Oops – so we moved on.

There were too many fabulous costumes to take photos of, so I just stuck to my own fandoms. They shouldn’t be too hard to guess.

Here’s Souffle Girl …

Dalek Clara at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

Dalek Clara (Doctor Who)

Stay calm and don’t blink …

Weeping Angel at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

Weeping Angel (Doctor Who)

That scrumptious archaeology professor … Andrew and I had been having a discussion about Alex Kingston’s hair colour. He thought she was a red-head, I thought she was a blonde. He saw her signing photos, and said she had definite red tints. This woman said she’d be adding red tints after meeting the actress that morning …

River Song at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

Hello, sweetie! River Song (Doctor Who)

River Song and 11 …

River Song and 11

River Song and the eleventh Doctor (Doctor Who)

Rose Tyler and 10 …

Rose and the 10th Doctor

Rose and the 10th Doctor (Doctor Who)

The Space Pope, err, no …

Rassilon at Gold Coast SupaNova April 2013

Rassilon casts a deadly light effect (Doctor Who)

All Jack’s Christmases have come at once …

10th Doctor, Captain Jack Harkness and 11th Doctor at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

10th Doctor, Captain Jack Harkness and 11th Doctor (Doctor Who)

Comics aren’t really my thing, but the costume opportunities are amazing and the comics mob were out in force. From Batman …

Catwoman

Catwoman (DC Comics)

Wonder Woman and Batman

Wonder Woman and Batman (DC Comics)

These Batman fans spontaneously assembled when they saw each other (they are standing in front of Knight Rider’s actual car) …

Batman cosplay at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

The Scarecrow, the Joker, Poison Ivy, the Riddler, Two-Face, Catwoman (Batman)

Thor and Captain America at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

Thor and Captain America

The family that steampunks together stays together …

Steampunk family

Steampunk family

Cross-over, anyone? Dig the tat – that’s fandom committment …

Steampunk Doctor Who at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

Steampunk Who

The man they call Jayne …

Adam Baldwin at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

Adam Baldwin (Firefly) signing stuff for fans

I embarrassed both myself and this guy by calling him “Dr Horrible” – the costumes really aren’t the same. [Update: He’s Doctor Steel, mad scientist and musician]

Not Dr Horrible at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

Doctor Steel

Yes, she did have a long blue tail …

Na'vi from Avatar at Gold Coast SupaNova April 2013

A Na’vi (Avatar)

Who ya gonna call? …

Ghostbuster at Gold Coast SupaNova April 2013

Ghostbuster (Ghostbusters)

The horse-lord from Game of Thrones …

Drogo at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

Drogo (Game of Thrones)

This guy did tell me his character, but I’ve forgotten – it’s from a video game. [Update: He’s a Dovahkiin or Dragonborn]

Game character

Dragonborn (Elder Scrolls: Skyrim)

There were a couple of hobbits but I missed them as they trundled past on their big furry feet. But I got this Orc warrior …

Orc at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

Orc (Lord of the Rings)

Cylon …

Cylon at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

Cylon (Battlestar Galactica)

There were lots and lots and lots of anime characters …

Anime girl at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

Anime girls at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

Some people buy their outfits and others make them – these women made theirs beautifully …

Costumers at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

No idea who these critters are, but fun anyway…

Dog and dragon Dog and dragon at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

Dog and dragon

ET – phone home …

ET costume at SupaNova Gold Coast April 2013

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3 Responses to Talking about pop, pop, pop culture

  1. Redhead says:

    I love all the photos, thanks for posting them! that’s my favorite part of going to Cons, is everyone dresses up. and if you don’t want to be a specific character, just go steampunk, it’s a win-win.

  2. janebeau says:

    Glorious costumes as usual – such commitment. I’d do steampunk, so much more personal and I love it!

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