Get ready to strap in, armour up, and knock the rust off your broadsword, SUPANOVA Pop-Culture Expo is coming to the Gold Coast Convention Centre, April 9th and 10th. One of this year’s most exciting convention superstars, Burn Gorman, of Torchwood and Game of Thrones fame, spoke to Blank about what he’s expecting from Australia’s biggest pop-culture convention.
“I’ve never been to Australia, but Supanova has a great reputation,” says Burn.
“I’ve been to large conventions before, and people always say that when they come to Australia they have an amazing time. Mainly because you guys are a damn lot of fun!”
As one of the founding cast members of the Dr. Who hit series spin-off, Torchwood, Burn believes there won’t be any shortage of fans ready to help celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the much loved show.
“It’s all a bit of a jolly really. Torchwood attracts specific fans that are a little bit out there! Kind of strange, wonderful, and very good company!”
Accompanied by fellow co-stars, Gareth David-Lloyd and Naoko Mori, Torchwood fans can expect loads of fun hearing stories from behind the scenes, and personally meeting their heroes face to face.
Game of Thrones of course will be another major drawcard for punters entering in droves to see and hear about the biggest show on television, gaining unstoppable momentum with every season roll out.
“People into Game of Thrones have extremely good taste”, says Burn, who played Karl Tanner, the mutinous Nights Watch ranger whose head misfortunately met the pointy end of Jon Snow’s sword. Clearly Jon Snow did know something after all.
“I myself am a massive fan of Game of Thrones”, declares Burn.
“I actually got in touch with them and said if there’s anything I can do, no matter how small it is I would love to be in the show. Something worked out in the end. I just wish I could’ve stayed longer.”
With villainy clearly sculpted on Burn’s highly recognisable face, he isn’t too shy to admit why he’s called upon for so many dubious roles.
“You’ve got to work with what you’ve got haven’t you? What God gives you. I just have, shall we say – a unique face, which thankfully gets me work – as a jerk!” He laughs.
Punters will soon have a chance to see if Burn Gorman truly is a jerk or not, however this Blank reporter found the contrary to be more on point. Pun intended!
Here’s to hoping the same can be said for Jack Gleeson, who portrayed the much-hated Joffrey Baratheon. He too will be making his debut appearance at SUPANOVA, so with any luck bags of rotten tomatoes will be sold at the door. (Though I have a bag sitting in the sun already, just in case!)
With that being said, it would appear villains aren’t born at all – they are in fact made. Made by George R.R. Martin!
For more information about the Gold Coast leg of the tour, visit: supanova.com.au