Time to mask up, drape your capes, buckle your belts and bust out your boots, super fans, because the most out-of-this-world weekend of the Gold Coast events calendar is just around the corner.
Gold Coast Superhero weekend returns 13-15 March, and is once again going to be packed to the brim with all the epic, fan-damn-tantalising, superheroey goodness you’ve come to expect. Here’s a taste of the program on offer.
Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo
Where fandom comes to life! Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo s Australia’s premier pop culture event celebrating the worlds of film and television, fantasy, comic books, anime, sci-fi, cartoons, books, gaming and collectables. Two massive days of Supa-Star celebrities, cosplay, fan clubs, musical performances, creative master classes, celebrity Q+As, wrestling, tournaments and competitions, and a hall full of shopping possibilities await. More at supanova.com.au.
Resistance X-WING Fighter Activation – EXCLUSIVE TO THE GOLD COAST.
Is your inner geek crying to be let out or does your Instagram feed in need of an out of this world boost? Strap yourself into the Star Wars Resistance X-Wing Fighter for an experience to remember. Landing on the Gold Coast for the first time is the life-size Resistance X-Wing Fighter of 1:1 scale! Channel your inner Poe Dameron with trusty pal BB-8 for the best photo op in the galaxy. Victoria Park will never be quite the same again.
The Oasis Lego Fan Experience presented by BrisBricks
The Oasis Lego Fan Experience presented by BrisBricks is your chance to get up close and personal with Lego displays of your favourite pop culture phenomena built by some of Queensland’s top builders. See 360-degree views of Jurassic World, visit Diagon Alley, catch a life size Pikachu and step inside Arkham Asylum! Looking for something more hands on? The BrisBricks building zone is the perfect location to build your very own Lego structure!
Supanova Superhero Parade
Set your alarms early on the Sunday to watch our very own James Bond, George Lazenby, lead your favourite characters from comic books, film, television, video games and more through the streets of Broadbeach at Australia’s LARGEST Superhero Parade, presented by Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo, then don’t miss out on the chance to get up close and personal with the cast of the Supanova Superhero Parade at the Parade Afterparty in Victoria Park and Surf Parade.
Movies under the Stars
Bring a chair and take a trip to a galaxy far, far away. On Friday night, take a trip back to the summer of 1976, to the set of a mysterious new film ‘Star Wars’, by an unknown filmmaker called George Lucas. ‘Elstree 1976’ takes you behind-the-scenes of the original Star Wars film with interviews from actors and extras and stories about the film and the cultural phenomenon it became. Then on Saturday night, settle in for a night of belly laughs and quotable humour in the 1987 satirical comedy Spaceballs.
And of course, there’s much more fun to be had! Star Wars yoga anyone? Keep the whole weekend of 13 to 15 March free, because we promise, it’s going to be non-stop. For full program details, head on over to gcsuperheroweekend.com.au.