For those of you who don't know, or have terminally shot term memories: I have been out in Australia for two Supanova conventions! I journaled the first part of my adventures here:
Supanova Melbourne and Gold Coast!So, like someone who never wants to get any sleep, I hopped on a plane to the Australia, for a convention or two
Melboune and Gold Cost Supanova!
My Economy Class flight was more like having my own private jet No one wanted to go to Melbourne this time of year from London, as it turns out it's colder over here XD
Obligatory photo of pretty clouds out the window:
While trying to work out how to get to the Convention Showgrounds from Southern Cross Station, the first suggestion I got was to take a helicopter to Batman park. That is how cool Australia is
I haven't seen any spiders or crocodiles or anything that could kill me with a bite yet (unless you count the lady at the bus stop with the teeth)
I would share with you my beautiful photos of Melbourne,
Before leaving I had sent out a plea for help a the conventions, and it turns out people are really quite nice, and I was inundated with offers! So, like in some weird online blind date thing, I chose a few people who I'd never met before to help out behind my tables XD Sounds like a recipe for disaster, but it was a recipe for awesomeness! The girls were delightful, worked really hard, and were not at all like the weird internet strangers your Mum warns you about. It was great to feel like I wasn't alone out there
Below is myself (you'd never guess which one ) and Mahalia and Lilliee, who were my boss little team at Melbourne. Huge thanks also to Annabel helped all on her own at the Gold Coast (and gosh, did she work hard!)
Now, I'm a person who does certain things by halves, so I can do the next thing by one and a halves
My hotel in Melbourne was the half, boasting the 'historical features' of literally an old prison... yes that's the only window.
A quick flight later...
and I was ready for my one and a half I'd saved up for!:
Almost literally all window XD
Ocean views one side and city views of the the other on the Gold Coast! I could even see the the convention center. And upon waking up at 7am for Supanova, and looking out my window, to my surprise I could already see people queuing ready!
The conventions were a buzz with activity, I was in the Artists alley, and it wasn't too long before people found my table XD
Both were great shows, and all the hugs made up for the jet lag It's amazing to know I have so much support so far away ! I might have shed a tiny tear at how awesome the experience was.
Here's the adorable Olivia, modeling her favourite bag (disclaimer: might not be her favourite, but she rocks it, no? )
So I didn't see any real koalas this trip, but if I ever wanted to imagine what superheores in the shape of koalas looked like, then I didn't even need to use my imagination They were all over the city!
Everyone's buff in Australia, even this street sign guy has been working on his guns:
My stay at the nice hotel paid for itself in toiletries
On the few days I had to explore I chilled out at Surfers Paradise and was treated to a beautiful sunset
But all too quickly it was time to get on a plane back to blighty...
The 'leaving on a jet plane' song is now my nemisis. It was in my head for most of the 30+ hours travelling -_-
Touchdown in the downpore! Ahh, must be home, it's raining
And now I'm home, all snuggled up and wondering what the -real- time is, and what that means for dinner time.
Hope you enjoy some little snippets of my adventure. It was an intense experience, or maybe everything just feels intense after 5 hours sleep in two days.
Thanks to everyone who made it possible and unforgettable! You rock!
I feel like it's not really over though.... as I head back to Australia again for Sydney and Perth Supanovas in June! (can't get enough of it )
But no rest for the wicked, as I have MCM Belfast to prepare for in less than a week:
See you there! XD
Peace, love and jet planes,