Are you a geek? I know my Star Wars, I used to watch Doctor Who in the 80s and am familiar with a couple of Japanese animated movies. After going to the Supanova expo on the weekend, I can say that I am NOT a pop culture geek.
The people who went to the show were seriously hard core!! It was a real eye opener to see so many people dressed up as manga/anime/scifi characters 🙂
There were also quite a few celebrities doing signings. Celebrities, but unfortunately not for me – I didn’t know who most of these people were! I wish I could’ve got excited about them, but I was really out of the know 😦 I guess I could’ve gone up to them, got their autograph and asked, “eerrr.. so what are you famous for?”
Dotted around the expo were some amazing artists – Miss 10 spent a while at the Wacom stand watching people draw Japanese and other cartoon styled characters on computers. They were amazing 🙂
We ended the visit at the Cosplay competition where the costumed people congregated and pretended to be their characters. Their interviews definitely showed their geekiness. I was amused when they role played, or re-enacted scenes/songs. But my favourite *huh?* bits are when some people quoted from particular shows went right over my head…
We left with a couple of Japanese bunny ears and some kiddy mangas. I’m wondering if I should dress up the girls next year… Sailor Moon? Or is that too mainstream? Maybe Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket or Mitsuki Koyama from Full Moon?