We’re well into the new year & the conventions are about to start! The first one to hit our little town of Adelaide is Oz Comic Con. It’s a convention we provide coverage of every year & one that has given us a lot of interviews over the years! Thankyou Oz Comic Con, we love you!
What can you expect this year? Well, I hear that a certain gameshow has made its way from the almighty conventions of AVCon and PAX Australia to feature, for the first time, at Oz Comic Con in 2015!
That’s right! The Super Video Game Trivia Challenge will be back for the first time this year. Join me, your host, with our video gaming brains trust as we attempt to answer all the questions that have plagued video game trivia buffs for years… or maybe not…
So what else can you do at Oz Comic Con? Oh, I don’t know… maybe mingle with their AWESOME guests? Let’s check out some of the amazing stars who will be in Adelaide for the weekend:
Our old friend Bill Farmer will be back in town! Bill was the original voice of Sam in Sam & Max Hit the Road way back in 1993.
I had the pleasure of sitting & having a chat with Bill back in 2012 where we spoke about Goofy, Bugs Bunny & of course, Sam & Max. Bill let us in on some of the details of the sequel that sadly never happened. Check out the interview here!
One guest I am more than a little bit excited about is the recently announced Monica Rial! Monica is the voice of Bulma in Dragonball Z Kai, the redub of Dragonball Movie 1 & the recent dub of Dragonball Z: Battle of Gods. Presumably she will also be in the up & coming Dragonball Z movie: Revival of F. Monica has also been involved with the Borderlands series of video games & a great underrated Nintendo DS game called Monster Tale. If you’ve never played this little known gem you owe it to yourself to give it a try!
Our old buddy Jon Sommariva will be present with his video game inspired artwork. If you walk away with one art print make it one of Jon’s. Check out this classic gem:
In this image Jon has taken classic comic book characters & turned them into Megaman villains. Brilliant stuff!
Oz Comic-Con will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on April 11-12 and at the Adelaide Showgrounds on April 18-19 and will feature a wide range of fun activities for attendees to enjoy, as well as a variety of film, television, voice actor and comic book guests. Tickets are onsale now and available for purchase in a range of options from http://www.showclix.com/events/18185.
For more information, please visit www.ozcomiccon.com
About Oz Comic-Con
Oz Comic-Con produces pop culture expos across Australia that celebrate TV shows, movies, comic books, graphic novels, anime and gaming. The events feature multi-genre content from across the spectrum – appearances by film and television stars, comic book artists and voice actors; gaming demonstrations and cosplay competitions; creative workshops and master classes; and hard-to-find merchandise. Oz Comic-Con proudly supports local Australian talent and businesses in many areas, providing a platform to showcase Australian creativity and endeavours. Oz Comic-Con was created by Sydney-based company DCA Enterprises, who now work in partnership with international event organisers ReedPOP to produce the Oz Comic-Con shows. The ReedPOP portfolio includes New York Comic Con, C2E2, PAX (Prime, East and Australia), Star Wars Celebration, Emerald City Comicon and the UFC Fan Expo.