Zombies Beware… The Walking Dead’s ‘Michonne’ to Cut a Swathe Through Supanova!
Melbourne: April 11 & 12, 2015 |Melbourne Showgrounds
Gold Coast: April 18 & 19, 2015 |Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
It’s a feeding frenzy for fans of The Walking Dead as we reveal the katana-wielding heroine, Danai ‘Michonne’ Gurira, will be joining the Supa-Star lineup for next month’s Melbourne (11 &12 April) and Gold Coast (18 & 19 April) events.
Zimbabwean-American actress, Danai Gurira, is best known as Michonne on the television series The Walking Dead. An award-winning playwright, Danai has written for stage and screen. Prior to TWD Danai starred in film The Visitor, and played a recurring part on the Cyclone Katrina drama, Treme. Danai joined the cast of The Walking Dead in its third season in 2012 as one of the main supporting characters in the storyline.
Christopher Lloyd: ‘Doc’ Brown, Back to the Future
Dolph Lundgren: Ivan Drago, Rocky IV
Tyler Hoechlin: Derek Hale, Teen Wolf
Ryan Hurst: Opie Winston, Sons of Anarchy, Gerry Bertier, Remember the Titans
James Cosmo: Jeor Mormont, Game of Thrones, Angus MacLeod, Highlander
Robin Lord Taylor: The Penguin, Gotham
Willa Holland: Thea Queen, Arrow, Kaitlin Cooper, The O.C.
Manu Bennett: Deathstroke, Arrow, Azog, The Hobbit
Jason David Frank: original Green/White Ranger, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
George Takei: the original Hikaru Sulu, Star Trek
Nichelle Nichols: the original Nyota Uhura, Star Trek
Walter Koenig: the original Pavel Chekov, Star Trek
James Marsters: Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel
Charisma Carpenter: Cordelia, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel
Georgina Haig: Elsa, Once Upon a Time
Sean Maguire: Robin Hood, Once Upon a Time, Leonidas, Meet the Spartans
Rachel Skarsten: Tamsin, Lost Girl, Black Canary, Birds of Prey
Martin Klebba: Marty, The Pirates of the Caribbean, Randall, Scrubs
Kevin McNally: Gibbs, The Pirates of the Caribbean, Hugo Lang, Doctor Who
Jessica DiCicco: Flame Princess, Adventure Time
Todd Haberkorn: voice actor from Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Robbie Daymond: voice actor from Sailor Moon, Breadwinners
Kirby Krackle: geek rock band from Seattle, USA
Tony Moore: artist – The Walking Dead, Fear Agent
Arthur Suydam: artist – Marvel Zombies, Deadpool, Army of Darkness
Peter F. Hamilton: author – Greg Mandel series, Night’s Dawn trilogy
John Scalzi: author – Old Man’s War series, Lock In
Also joining the event is Richard Epcar, who was voted one of the Top 20 Video Game Voice Actors of all time by IMDb, having voiced over 400 characters in games, animation and anime. Best known as the voice of Batou in Ghost in the Shell, and The Joker in several Batman-themed games, including Injustice: Gods Among Us. Some of Richard’s other notable voice credits include characters from Robotech, Digimon and Bleach.
Classically trained actress Ellyn Stern has worked as a voiceover artist, director and writer, with a career spanning across film, television and stage. Ellyn’s debut into anime voice acting was during the ‘80s on the original sci-fi series, Robotech, in which she voiced a number of characters. Ellyn’s other voice credits include Miyuki Gotou in Noein. and Haraway in Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence.
Greg Van Borssum is an Australian fight designer and weapons consultant for feature films. An accomplished athlete and martial artist, Greg recently worked as the fight choreographer for the highly anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road. He has also worked as an assistant director on the animated films, Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two.
Brisbane-based journalist-turned-author, Paula Weston will join Supanova’s Gold Coast event. Paula is the master behind The Rephaim series, containing three books: Shadows, Haze and Shimmer. The fourth and concluding book in the series, Burn, will be released this coming June.
Supa-Stars Alexander Vlahos and Steve Worland have been called away to work on some new and very exciting projects, which unfortunately means they will be unable to attend Supanova in April as planned. Both guests send their apologies to fans in Melbourne and The Gold Coast.
To see the full lineup of talented guests from the realms of film, television, anime, comics and fantasy/sci-fi writing visit our Supa-Star Guest page.