STM’s Sarah Minazzo had a great chat with Lucie Pohl (Overwatch) ahead of SUPANOVA Comic-Con and Gaming coming up fast in Melbourne and the Gold Coast
Lucie Pohl is a German-American TV & Film actor, comedian, writer and the voice of Mercy from Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch.
Lucie can be seen on the cult UK TV show Red Dwarf XI, as well as appearances in Showtime’s Homeland, Warner Bros. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, David Chase’s Not Fade Away and over 30 other US + international Film + TV productions.
Lucie has written three solo comedy shows which have toured in the US and internationally to sold-out houses, received 5-star reviews and been nominated for the NY Innovative Theater Award.
Supanova to Celebrate Mad Max’s 40th Anniversary, and More, at
April’s Melbourne & Gold Coast Events
It was on April 12 in 1979 that audiences were first introduced to the iconic dystopian film, Mad Max, with Steve Bisley portraying Max’s right-hand man, Goose, while Hugh Keays-Byrne took on the role of villain Toecutter before triumphantly reappearing as Immortan Joe in Mad Max: Fury Road. So it’s only fitting that these original alumni and Aussie icons are driving their way onto the already talent-packed Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Melbourne (6-7 April) and Gold Coast (13-14 April) lineup.
To take celebrations up a notch, Bisley and Keays-Byrne will also be headlining the Supanova Superhero Parade (Sunday 14 April) on the Gold Coast that’ll be marching from Broadbeach at 9am, making its way to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre where Supanova will open its doors at 10am. They’ll be joined by hundreds of fans in a variety of costumes to celebrate the Gold Coast Superhero Weekend.
In further guest news, Supanova favourite Graham McTavish (The Hobbit, Outlander) has also been confirmed. Following an appearance as King Atlan in this summer’s blockbuster, Aquaman, and more voice work as Dracula in Castlevania, McTavish is currently filming the fourth season of Preacher in Melbourne.
Australian publishing imprint IFWG will also have a strong presence, with founder and dark fiction maestro Gerry Huntman (author of upcoming fantasy series Sky Realms Chronicles) appearing in Melbourne and Sydney-based spec-fic author Christopher Sequeira (The Phantom, Sherlock Holmes: The Australian Casebook) gracing both events while also hosting contributor and New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder (Wicked series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Smallville) at both events.
They will bring a worldwide exclusive to Supanova with the launch of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Was Not, featuring multiple international and award-winning writers.
There’s also Banksia Project recipients, illustrators Alex e Clark (Melbourne exclusive) and Cameron Davis (Gold Coast exclusive), lending their creative talents to the lineup, while comic artist Mike Krome (Zenescope, Valiant, Aspen), writer and illustrator Jan Scherpenhuizen (Possible Press), and Julie Ditrich (Comics Mastermind CEO and Founder) are slated for Melbourne.
The latest guest announcement is rounded out by Australian comic artist Stewart McKenny (Star Wars: Clone War Adventures, Captain America) and local author Brad Mengel, who currently works in Australia’s criminal justice system.
Tickets for Supanova 2019 – Melbourne and Gold Coast are on sale now via Moshtix.
Supanova is a celebration of fandom, where the worlds of film and television, fantasy, comic books, anime, sci-fi, cartoons, books, gaming and collectables comes to life! There’s something for everyone, including ‘cosplay’ (costume-role play), fan clubs, musical performances, creative master classes, celebrity Q&As, wrestling, tournaments, competitions and an expo full of shopping possibilities.
Other Supa-Star Guests already announced for Melbourne and Gold Coast include:
Camila Mendes (Riverdale)
Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf)
Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf, Supergirl)
Eliza Taylor (The 100)
Toby Stephens (Black Sails, Lost in Space)
Stefan Kapicic (Deadpool)
Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory)
Jordan Connor (Riverdale)
Matt Ryan (Constantine, Legends of Tomorrow)
Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite)
Nolan North (Assassin’s Creed, Uncharted)
Lucie Pohl (Overwatch)
Jonny Cruz (Overwatch)
Brian Donovan (Naruto)
V.E. Schwab (author – Shades of Magic, Villains)
SUPANOVA BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Supanova Comic Con & Gaming began in Sydney in 2002 as a completely home-grown Australian production showcasing sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, anime, manga, games, cosplay and much more. The brainchild of Founder & Event Director, Daniel Zachariou, Supanova is run by a diverse and passionate team of independent professionals with backgrounds in private industry and the creative sector. Supanova takes place in six cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast), and is Australia’s leading and largest event of its kind with close to 200,000 fans expected to attend the Supanova events in 2019.
Supanova is a celebration of pop culture created by the Supanova family, for your family, to “bring out the inner geek” in fans of all ages.
Melbourne: April 5-7, 2019 | Melbourne Showgrounds
Gold Coast: April 12-14, 2019 | Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
FULL SUPA-STAR GUEST BIOGRAPHIES AVAILABLE AT: http://www.supanova.com.au/guests
TICKETS: on sale now through Moshtix
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