STALLS & ACTIVITIES

Information on stall holders for the one day Comicon event is available here. Stay tuned for updates...

planet 55 studios!

Planet 55 Studios is a new young and exciting production house that prides itself on reinvigorating Australian animation for a whole new generation of viewers. Having previously been based on the Central Coast (now based in St Leonards), and utilising local animators, the studio can boast that all it’s animation has been done within Australia, proving that Australia can be a serious contender in the global production of animation. Due to its quality in animation, Planet 55 Studios was chosen to animate episodes of the classic BBC series Doctor Who (Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet & Doctor Who: The Moonbase) that had been unfortunately lost over the years. Using only the original audio and off-screen stills, Planet 55’s team were able to recreate the characters and sets to re-tell the inter-stellar stories that are loved the world over. Planet 55 Studios has since created an original fast-paced sci-fi action adventure series called Prisoner Zero that aired on ABC ME late last year. The 26 episode saga follows the exploits of teen heroes, Tag and Gem, and their mysterious friend Prisoner Zero as they traverse the universe in an attempt to dismantle the tyrannical Imperium. With a unique style of 2D animation that showcases the talent of Australian artists, Prisoner Zero has won over the hearts of children and young adults everywhere. Planet 55 Studios is now branching into live action and graphic novels, and are currently in development for multiple exciting projects. If you are a Whovian, fan of animation, or just interested in the industry, there will be a screening followed by a Q&A panel with key series creatives. Planet 55 Studios are also delighted to be giving away DVD copies of Prisoner Zero on the day.

event cinemas tuggerah

Event Cinemas Tuggerah features 7 senstadium cinemas and is home to the Central Coasts largest screen, Vmax – featuring BIGGER seats, BIGGER sound, MAXIMUM impact. Join us for regular events such as Chicks at the Flicks, Flashback Sundays, Bring Your Baby sessions and Seniors Morning Tea. Lots of prizes on the day!

HADES INDUSTRIES

Nate, a big kid at heart with a big kid idea. After going through many different jobs throughout the years, with the birth of his daughter he decided it was time to get back to being the overgrown child he'd always been, so, armed with some scrap cardboard and an idea (and taking up space at the dinner table) Hades Industries was born and the rest, as they say, is history. Now in business creating props and replicas for close to 4 years, Hades Industries caters to cosplayers and collectors the world over and has grown from a few small products to over 60 available products and over 100 completed commissions and still growing. Using wood and traditional methods, hand tools and a lot of good old Aussie elbow grease, Hades Industries creates high quality props by creating, 

moulding and casting your favourite pieces from your favourite fandoms and making them available to you! Now expanding into props and breakaways for the film industry, Hades Industries is a one man army, armed to the teeth. Hades Industries will be presenting a panel on prop creation; from idea to fruition and will be talking about what it means to be a prop maker. They'll also be discussing the use of Replica and prop weapons in the film industry in light of the safety concerns raised by the recent tragedy on the filming of a music video

KENS KOMICS AND KOLLECTABLES

The only stall holder with back issue comics from the silver, bronze & modern age of comic's &   collectables from movies & tv sci-fi & horror Ken's Komics & Kollectables,  also a very large range of funko bobble heads!

 

obscene shoes

The Facebook home for Obscene Shoes, hand painted shoes for all of your nerdy needs! A designer with the heart of an art kid, making practical accessories for the proud geek. My shoes aren't just loud, they're obscene. Inspirations: Music, video games, cartoons, anime, films, television, books and nature; anywhere and anything that has a story to be told.

TESS MONTY ART

Animator at Planet55 Studios. Graduated her Bachelor of Digital Media degree at UNSW Art & Design (2014). Draws cute happy shiny things in her free time.

HIVE MINDEDNESS MEDIA

Monsters, Kinds of Blue, Eternal Life - comics available on ComiXology - What does depression look like? What does depression feel like? When you’re stuck in the middle of it, is there anything that actually helps? In this collection of short, original comics, 14 young Australians chronicle their close encounters and experiences with depression, capturing snapshots of what depression is like in order to illuminate what is often unexpressed and help fellow sufferers know they are not alone.

good games gosford

Good Games Gosford was one of the first gaming stores to open in their region. 6 years on,  they are still going great with a community that backs them up 100%. Good Games Gosford, specializing in Warhammer 40,000, Xwing and various other miniatures games, as well as Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Yugioh and Board games. 

So if your a competitive tourney player or more casual gamer we will have something to suit your needs.

fairies and fantasy

Born in 1981 to Australian and Maltese parents, Selina lives with her family near Sydney, Australia. During her life Selina has found ancient Roman treasure, survived cancer, had knights joust at her wedding, earned a living from her art by age twenty-three, eaten every bizarre and wonderful food put in front of her, written numerous novels and painted hundreds of artworks.

rainbows and fairies

Rainbows and Fairies was born in 2015 from my passion for all things quirky and fun to wear! Everything here are addictions/obsessions of mine that I wear every day.

I feel very honoured to be able to share the brands I love with you all. In my gorgeous collection of quirkiness, you will find shoes, clothing, jewellery, accessories as well as bags. I know you will love all my addictions/obsessions as much as I do and I look forward to sharing them all with you. Much love Trace xo

debstar designs

Debstar Designs is.... Elegantly Twisted, Kreepy and Kooky Jewellery and Accessories

Gothabilly, Rockabilly, Psychobilly, Pin-up, Punk, Alternative, Burlesque and Vintage. I have been creating costume jewellery for the alternative market in Sydney Australia for many years and have a supplier to retailers around the country. I draw my inspiration from the unusual, the strange, the kooky and kreepy and the downright weird. 

geekalicious collectables

Geekalicious Collectables is a newly established Pop Culture themed business run by a pop crazy family located on the Central Coast NSW. 

Our goal is to provide customers with a great range of collectables and licensed merchandise from all your favourite games, shows and movies straight from our supplier to your door.

Sandhawk Clan - Mandalorian Mercs Australia

SandHawk Clan is the first Official Australian Clan for the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club, the Elite Mandalorian Costuming organization.

Star Wars, its characters, costumes, and all associated items are the intellectual property of Lucasfilm. (c)2011 Lucasfilm Ltd. & (tm) All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

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southernstorm art

Hi, I'm David I am a Sydney based artist, graduate in Fine arts. I cover a range of subjects and styles in various mediums,especially acrylic paint and pencil drawings. I offer custom paintings from your photo's if required.

My love of art began from childhood. As a boy I could only draw purely from my imagination, I could not copy or paint until many years later. I loved to create artwork from my imagination. It wasn't until the age of 11 that I first realised I could copy as well from pictures and photographs. But at that stage I still couldn't paint not until I reached my late teens. After leaving high school I studied Fine Arts for 3 years at college. The course subjects included painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and printmaking.

judd comics

Based in Sydney, Australia, JUDD Comics came about when Lachlan Judd took a break from editing a corporate video on Business and Risk [TM], and started drawing a mutant Space Ant instead.

Described by some as a lowbrow blend of John Woo flicks, Tintin comics, and retro Space Opera, JUDD Comics is your one-stop shop for explosions, monsters and exploding monsters. And also the occasional robot.

z.e.r.t. australia

Z.E.R.T. Australia is an association that uses the Zombie as a metaphor for any one of numerous natural or man made disasters that may occur in our lives. It seeks to bring together like-minded people who have an interest in being prepared for any such situation through basic bushcraft and survival training, remote medical skills and knowledge and understanding of the environment.

the sons of obiwan

The Sons of Obiwan are a volunteer group of like-minded individuals with a passion for Star Wars and Stage Combat. We aim to promote fitness, education, focus and fun through the prism of this classic Science Fiction franchise.  There is only one reason to join the Sons of Obiwan Saber Academy, and that is to have fun! Our classes are geared towards nerds of all shapes, sizes and ages who want to learn to fight like the great Jedi masters in a safe and inclusive environment. You will learn an easy to understand and implement stage combat system that will allow you and your friends to create the lightsaber battles you saw in your head when you were 5 years old swinging a broomstick in the back garden.

sugart creations

Mission

To provide novelty, fun and creative fan art items for fans.

Sugart specialises in customized gifts, message us to order! 

> Novelty Cushions
> Novelty Phone Covers
> Novelty Fan Art
> Novelty Wall Scrolls
And More

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STEVE PANOZZO

Beginning at Sydney’s The Manly Daily in 1985, Steve has spent almost half of his professional cartooning career working in newspapers and magazines, which has included appearing daily in The Australian and The Daily Telegraph and as a regular contributor to a range of trade and specialty publications, including The Australian Journal of Pharmacy. His on-the-spot talents have attracted an impressive client list and is regularly hired for major corporate events and conferences. His work has been hung in over 45 exhibitions in Australia and overseas. A Life Member of the Australian Cartoonists’ Association, Steve served as its President in 1992-93 and again in 1998-99. In 2010, Steve was was awarded the coveted Jim Russell Award for his outstanding contribution to Australian cartooning. In 2015, Steve was awarded a Merit Award at the Rotary Cartoon Awards.

nostalgia now

GIVING OUT FREE COMICS ON THE DAY!

Nostalgia Now is the one stop Comic Book & Pinup Clothing shop for all who love to delve into the world of superheroes and other forms of illustrated storytelling (graphic novels, Manga etc). You will find a variety of items to satisfy your comic book & Pinup needs. All comic sales include FREE bagging and boarding - we know how important it is to protect your comics!

Our dresses include gorgeous styles from Lady V London, Hell Bunny, Banned and Hearts & Roses London. FYI - FREE Shipping Australia wide for orders over $100.

As of January 2017, we are a roaming comic book & pinup clothing store headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Check out our calendar to find when we will be near you next!

MOD CONS

We're a small retail business who is expanding to online sales in order to bring you the best of pop culture anywhere at anytime! This way while you're either binge watching your favourite show; in the middle of a really hard boss; reacting after a shocking plot twist or in the midst of fangirling (or fanboying); you can take a break and search through our wide range of merchandise and figures to fuel your love for all things geeky. Whether you are a die-hard fan looking for exclusives and collectables or just something casual from your favourite series, we will have something for you. Browse to your hearts content!

The Mad Shop is an online extension from our retail store Modcons, in Westfield Tuggerah. We are an Australian company that specializes in giftware and endless increasing amounts of Pop Culture that celebrates the geeky side of life.

Every story is different, whether it starts with a destined hero, or maybe in a town called Burwood in Sydney, which is where we opened our first retail store in 2003. As the demand for Pop Culture related gifts increased, our store has transformed from just general giftware to products from a wide range of Movies, TV Shows, Videogames, etc. This is mainly what we sell today!

We do our best to fit the customers need by providing merchandise from all the newest Pop Culture sensations as well as stocking the long time favourites, and if we don't have what you're looking for our staff will be happy to assist and place an order in for you.

 

We've been supplying giftware across New South Wales for 12 years and it's been a long journey but now we're here to share all the stories with you, as well as the loot we've collected along the way!

hero huggers

Hero Huggers were created by Renny Roccon who is a designer and artist who has worked in the industry for over 25 years! Renny has a lifelong love for comics, movies, and pop culture so much so that he created Hero Huggers in 2014! Since then he has created over 55 different characters and is always looking out for new ideas! 

You will find Renny at various events, fairs, and conventions, with his Hero Huggers. Besides events, Renny is active on social media such as facebook, instagram and twitter!

Hero Huggers are fun and unique printed pillow covers - all you have to do is add your own pillow! Hero Huggers by Renny Roccon fit any standard or medium sized pillow approx. 16 x 24 inches/45 x 62 cms. Hero Huggers are sold to buyers all around the world and they all fit a standard pillow!

Hero Huggers are made of quality fabric that have been digitally printed with fun designs that Renny creates himself!

Renny is constantly creating new characters for the Hero Huggers Collection visit regularly to see new things!

DARK DIMENSIONS

Dark Dimensions Comics & Collectables has been the destination for Pop-Culture enthusiasts on the Central Coast since 2010.

Our range of "Geeky Goodness" includes back-issue comic books, graphic novels, Japanese anime & manga, games & gaming accessories, posters & frames, figurines & statues, as well as clothing & accessories.

As resellers for several leading Australian Pop-Culture vendors we have access to merchandise for many well-known franchises including DC Comics, Marvel, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, Pokémon, Bleach, and Naruto.

We take every opportunity to promote Pop-Culture in the region and over the years have participated in and organised many community events and conventions, such as Free Comic Book Day, International Tabletop Games Day, OZ Comicon Sydney, and numerous cinema screenings.

For fans of Doctor Who, Dark Dimensions is the host for Pull To Open - the local group of the Doctor Who Fan Club of Australia.

Dark Dimensions Comics & Collectables is now located at Shop 3, Village Central in Wyong - just a few minutes walk from Wyong Railway Station.

So why not drop by and Feed Your Inner Geek today?

SWORDCRAFT

Swordcraft is a live action roleplay and battle game, where players take the battles from fantasy video games and table top games out on to the field!

Swordcraft is set in the pre-1600’s era, mixed with high fantasy. Witches, orcs, knights in shining armour, faeries, barbarians, vikings, elves, dwarves, and many, many more, take the field every week to claim territory and gold in the land of Althea.

At Swordcraft, we fight with authentic-looking foam weapons – not the boffers of old – and real steel armour, chain maille, corsets, and costumes. But don’t be daunted! Beginners need only to wear comfortable running clothes – swords and shields will be available for your use, training will be provided by our seasoned New Player Trainers, and your first game is FREE!

With over 100 games a year in Melbourne running on both Monday and Friday nights, the biannual week-long event Quest, not to mention our Chapters across Australia, we are Australia’s largest live action roleplay and battle game.

enstaved

Enstaved employ modern manufacturing techniques to create customized, modular staves to your exacting specifications.

"...and exactly what use would I have with a customized, modular staff?" we hear you cry. We're glad you asked...

  • Your company wants the ultimate piece of branded merchandise to turn heads at conferences.

  • You want to take your Cosplay costume to The Next Level.

  • You'd like to wow your friend or loved one with a specially tailored, one-of-a-kind gift.

  • Your LARP character requires a reconfigurable weapon that can be disassembled for easy transport.

  • You want a unique item bearing your logo to add character and charm to your bar/cafe/brewery/stall/shop.

  • You like to wait until everyone else is out so you can run around the house dressed as a Superhero.

Soon you'll be able to design your own customized staff right here on our website. If you can't wait and want to be to the first in your neighbourhood to wield their own customized, modular staff you should contact us for a serious staff discussion.

spark cc

SparkCC are very pleased to announce that we'll be at Central Coast Comicon on Sat May 6th to talk about what goes on at our makerspace and show off a few projects.

If you want to take your costumes + props to the next level or you'd just like to learn something new, our well-equipped space and community of skilled makers can help. Come and say "Hi!", we'd love to meet you!

archery tag

Archery Tag has been running In Australia Since December 2013. Armstrong Tag Archery was the first business to bring Archery Tag and S.A.F.E Archery to Australia. Archery Tag is the newest and hottest family friendly combat sport that can be played indoors or out and utilises archery with patented foam-tipped arrows to play the game. The game is played with two opposing teams. The object is to knock out all of the targets in the oppositions field or elimitate all opposing players by hitting them with an "Archery Tag" arrow. A 6 meter hit will feel a little like a flat tennis ball hitting you. You know you got hit: No bruise no damage just a load of fun. Archery Tag can be played just about anywhere indoors or outdoors - any sports field, tennis courts, open paddock, conference hall, basketball court etc. Open Space approval required for public space.

Age range - Archery tag is for 12 years and up for open events. We can bend the rules for family groups. We have had a 73rd birthday and hope we see all generations have the opportunity to shoot each other.

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