This year Supanova moved to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre at Southbank. I thought Oz Comic Con managed the space well, however, Supanova made getting around unnecessarily difficult.
Firstly, the line to get wrist bands was up the other end from the entrance, so it was a long pointless walk just to get inside. There were no signs around to point anyone in the direction to go but for the entry and exit signs to be spotted through the thick crowds.
Things were made more difficult on Saturday, when they decided to reverse the entry and exit for some reason to the opposite ends (helpfully pointed out by the upside down signed as seen here
.) I feel this could have been better handled by having each door available for entry or exit after the initial opening, especially for people with mobility issues.
This also goes for seating, there was little space to rest and we were told to move several times because we weren’t allowed to sit in certain areas with no signage or reason to suggest why. (And don’t get me started on con goers being treated like scum if we dared step near the Salvation Army people exiting from their convention across the hall (spoiler alert: no one cared!)
Aside from that, the events of the con were quite good. We went primarily to see Torri Higginson, who was just lovely, and ended up catching a handful of other panels during the weekend too.
I live tweeted the panels here
.( Panels & Pics )