Rub shoulders with Trekkies, cosplayers (costume role-players), cinephiles, and pop-culture fans at this Gold-Coast-exclusive extravaganza. The festival incorporates the Gold Coast Film Festival, with glitzy premieres, free outdoor cinema, seminars, and master-classes; the 10th Anniversary Supanova Pop Culture Expo, where fans can mingle with the creators and stars of film, TV, comics, and gaming; an anime art exhibition; and Screamworld: Supanova After Dark, a DJ laser and film show. Best photo ops: the Heroes and Villains Superhero sculptures and Broadbeach’s Supanova Cosplay Parade, led by the 501ST Legion Star Wars Garrison.

Ticket prices vary.