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QPOW Broadbeach & Supanova Pop Culture Expo Gold Coast

By admin | March 19, 2016

Get ready Gold Coast as Australia’s biggest Pop Culture expo – Supanova arrives at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre April 8th -10th.

Throughout these dates, Broadbeach will be transformed into the ultimate world of fantasy and play with QPOW on Broadbeach featuring special free movies in the park, Teenage Mutant Turtle meet & greets and the Supanova Cosplay Parade in conjunction with the Gold Coast Film Festival and Supanova Pop Culture Expo. The below covers the exciting three days of entertainment.

QPOW on Broadbeach events are free to all members of the public. While Supanova Pop Culture are ticketed events.


Friday 8th April 2016

QPOW on Broadbeach kicks off with a live Quidditch Exhibition Match in Victoria Park from 5-6pm and is then followed by Gold Coast Film Festival’s (GCFF) screening of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone at 6.30pm.


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Supanova will also host a preview night which gives attendees a first look at the expo. The doors open at 6pm and close at 10pm.


Saturday 9th April 2016

Supanova will run throughout the day from 10am-6pm.

QPOW on Broadbeach has an action packed schedule. Between 10.30am -1.30pm Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will have 2 live shows at the Broadbeach Mall Stage and will be available for a meet and greet 11.30am-11.55am at the Oasis Shopping Centre. There will also be another live performance Critical Hit from 7pm-8pm at the Broadbeach Mall stage which focuses on the world’s greatest video game compositions.


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GCFF presents two free movies on Saturday night in Victoria Park. ET- The Extra Terrestrial from 6-8pm and Ghostbusters from 8-10pm.



Sunday 10th April 2016

Supanova will run throughout the day from 10am-6pm. They will also host the Supanova Cosplay Parade from 9-9.30am. The parade allows participants to come dressed in their favourite superhero, anime or science fiction character costumes for the parade. There will be plenty of weird and wonderful characters winding throughout the Mall and Surf Parade in Broadbeach before heading to the Supanova Pop Culture Expo at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.


The final day of QPOW on Broadbeach kicks off after the parade at 9.30am with a local heroes meet & greet in Victoria Park. Followed by the Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 live shows between 10.30am-1.30pm at the Broadbeach Mall stage and they will have a meet and greet 11.30am-11.55am at the Oasis Shopping Centre


Supanova Pop Culture Expo

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The expo features a huge variety of stalls including comic books, animation/cartoons, science fiction, toys, console gaming, trading cards, books and much more. One of the major draw cards is the ability to meet an array of celebrity guests from these Genres including actors, writers and artists. Some the highlight guests for the Gold Coast Expo include Jack Gleeson from Game of Thrones, Christopher Judge from X-Men & Stargate, Bonnie Wright from Harry Potter, Richard Harmon from The 100 and Daniel Sharman from Teen Wolf to name a few from over 40 stars that will be there!


The Gold Coast Film Festival

The Gold Coast Film Festival (GCFF) is a 11-day program of screen culture activities held throughout the Gold Coast from the 31st March – 10th April. It involves all types of films and the art of filmmaking – from critically acclaimed feature and foreign language films, to genre classics and locally produced indie gems.

Along with the movies on at Victoria Park there is also movies on Surfers Paradise Beach, the Arts Centre and Robina Common which are all a short drive from the resort.


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