As most of you know we had Supanova on the Gold Coast a few weeks ago. This blog post is going to be about everything I saw and bought at this particular convention. There were quite a few cosplays that caught my eye and I got photos of most them. But my favourite was definitely this guy dressing up a Alan Parrish from Jumanji (1995). It gave me a good laugh and I still smirk when I see the photo.
I can say that I had $200 to spend (excluding celebrity photos) and I spent half of that on Tee Turtle shirts, I always buy at least two when I make it to Supanova. They are the comfiest shirts I have ever worn and can be worn for bed and out of the house.
One thing I am also keen to share is that I purchased my first manga books. I have recently been looking into these graphic novels and find the way they are written with dialogue only quite intriguing. But I will discuss more about this new experience in next month’s post. The ones I purchased were, Death Note I and II (I have already watched the anime), and The Ancient Magus Bride (Never heard of until the guy at the stall recommended it to me). I also found a couple of comics about superhero cats that I thought would give me a laugh.
Now on to the celebrities. So I spent a lot of time watching Teen Wolf when it first came out. I also spent (and still spend) a lot of time watching Teen Wolf while I was writing The Stray, and now The Lost. It also kind of inspired me to put in the Ancient Greek mythology into TWWT as I liked the way the show had a back story. I have slowly been collecting photos with the stars of the show that have made their way to Supanova over the last few years. This Nova I added two photos to my collection making a total of four. Here’s hoping the rest of them come to Australia soon because I would love to get the whole set.
Sales wise I did alright for Supanova, we sold 3 copies of The Stray over the weekend which is better than Brisnova 2018 where I didn’t sell any at all. Having the Teen Wolf audience there would have helped, since they are part of my audience. Saying all this though, I did get a few inquiries about the series and a few people take bookmarks to follow up online.
If you missed me at Supanova while I was wandering around buying things with my lovely fiancé, not to worry I will be trying to expand my books presence in book shops on the lead up to the release of The Lost later this year, after its release I will be attempting a bit of a book tour in the greater Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast regions.
That’s all for this month. Next month I will be discussing my first experience with Manga.