Oz Comic-Con will expand to five states around Australia in 2014, and they are certainly bringing some top shelf geek guests to the country to celebrate. Just this month, Oz Comic-Con has announced a mini Hercules reunion with Kevin Sorbo and Michael Hurst joining the ‘Con for its kick-off in Perth/Adelaide.
Sorbo is best known for his role as Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, along with Andromeda. His Hercules co-star Hurst will join him for appearances, signatures, chats and generally hanging out with fans at Australia’s best con.
Daniel Cudmore, best known for his role as Colossus in the X-Men films and Felix in the Twilight series, will be visiting us for the inaugural Brisbane and Sydney events in 2014. His presence will be hot on the heels of the mid-year release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, so there will be plenty of stories he’ll be able to tell when he hits our springtime shores.
On the comic book front, regular ‘Con attendees Tristan “T-Rex” Jones and Nicola Scott will be at the Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney events next year. Tristan, who chatted with Behind the Panels earlier in the year, is currently working on Hoax Hunters and Sebastian Hawkes, along with being known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters for IDW. Nicola, another multi-interviewee on the show, needs little introduction as the current artist on Earth 2 (DC Comics), and is also known for her work on Secret Six and Birds of Prey over the years.
Other recent announcements have included Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary, Falling Skies) for Perth/Adelaide, Connor Trinneer (Star Trek: Enterprise) and Bonita Friedericy (Chuck) for the same cities. They will be joining the already announced William Shatner, Nana Visitor, David Nykl, Jason Momoa, Amanda Tapping, Gigi Edgley, Chris Judge, Robert Maschio, Corin Nemec, Mike McFarland and Brad Walker.
Behind the Panels will be supporting Oz Comic-Con 2014 in a frenzied fan capacity by engaging in our ‘Con Crawl 2014, as Richard and David attempt to head around the country to the events in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and the recently added Sydney and Brisbane. Stay tuned for how you can support us in this endeavour.
The 2014 Oz Comic-Con dates are:
- Perth, WA – March 29 and 30 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
- Adelaide, SA – April 5 and 6 at the Adelaide Showground
- Melbourne, VIC – July 5 and 6 at the Royal Exhibition Building
- Brisbane, QLD – September 6 and 7 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
- Sydney, NSW – September 13 and 14 at the Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island
You can find out more information about Oz Comic-Con by heading to their website at ozcomiccon.com. THEN come right back here as well, as we’ll be covering the various ‘Cons in full over the next year.