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DATES AND LOCATION

From Friday 12 April through to Sunday 14 April 2019

The Gold Coast Superhero Weekend events are held throughout the Broadbeach precinct including:

  • Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Supanova Superhero Parade presented by Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo throughout the streets of Broadbeach
  • Movies in the Mall (Gold Coast Film Festival) hosted on the Broadbeach Mall Stage, Victoria Avenue
  • City Libraries superhero themed activities across 9 Gold Coast branches. 

ENTRY

The Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo is the only ticketed event of the weekend. The rest of the Gold Coast Superhero Weekend activities are FREE for everyone to enjoy.

The Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo is a ticketed event at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Get your tickets now and don’t miss out! Click HERE to purchase.  

No way! The Gold Coast Superhero Weekend is a family-friendly event catering for both the young and young at heart.

ACCOMMODATION

There are so many great accommodation options available from self-contained apartments to 5-star hotels. Click HERE to view.

PROGRAM AND INFORMATION

For information about what’s happening over the weekend, click on the ‘WHAT’S ON’ page… but stay tuned! The full program will be released in March online and a flyer will be available within the Broadbeach precinct prior to and during the event.

GETTING THERE

CAR
Plan the easiest route to Broadbeach from your current location using Google Maps.

LIGHT RAIL
The G:link Light Rail has two stations located in Broadbeach including Broadbeach South - located out the front of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Broadbeach North - in front of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on the Gold Coast Highway. Broadbeach North is within walking distance to the Broadbeach CBD including the Broadbeach Mall, Surf Parade, the Oasis Shopping Centre and Kurrawa Beach.

For more information about riding the G, including schedules & ticket pricing, click here.

Plan your public transport journey with Translink visit the website here.

LOCAL BUS
If you are travelling from the Southern end of the Coast, such as Coolangatta, you will need to catch the bus from the dry side of the highway and hop off at the Broadbeach South Tram Station Bus Interchange. If you are travelling from Surfers Paradise or further north you can now catch the G:Link.

For more information on bus times, bus stops and fares, Plan your journey with Translink or contact Translink directly on 13 12 30.

There are plenty of parking options in Broadbeach with a lot of public car parks in the precinct.

Oasis Shopping Centre Car Park (entrance via Charles Ave). For parking prices at the Oasis Shopping Centre, click HERE

Oracle Boulevard Card Park (entry via Elizabeth Avenue)

Phoenician Car Park (entrance via Main Place Laneway)

As well as alternate options including along the streets including Charles Avenue, Elizabeth Avenue and Old Burleigh Road – free and metered.

Please check individual car parks for all terms and conditions, including charges.

EVENT INFO

There sure are! There are several public toilets located throughout the Broadbeach precinct. There are also public toilets located in The Oasis Shopping Centre, Niecon Plaza and in the Convention Centre (for those attending the Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo).

Every imaginable cuisine!  The Gold Coast Superhero Weekend is situated in the heart of the Broadbeach CBD with plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars, fast food outlets and supermarkets to suit all tastes and budgets.

Yes absolutely! There are several ATM’s located throughout Broadbeach. A full list of ATMs’ is below:

  • Westpac – Victoria Avenue, near McDonalds
  • Commonwealth – Corner of Oasis Shopping Centre
  • BOQ – Broadbeach Mall, in front of the Mall Stage
  • ANZ – Oracle, Charles Avenue

There will be accessible viewing areas at all programmed events throughout the Gold Coast Superhero Weekend. If you have any issues locating or accessing these areas, please ask Security or Gold Coast Superhero Weekend staff to assist.

For the Supanova Superhero Parade multiple accessible viewing areas will be located along the parade route (Queensland Avenue and Surf Parade).

I’M NEW TO THIS

GCSW is short for the Gold Coast Superhero Weekend!

‘The practice of dressing up as a character from a film, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga or anime.’

Of course, the more the merrier!

The correct answer is that they are both rad!

GETTING INVOLVED

Cosplayers

Whether you have been working on your latest cosplay for months and can’t wait to show it off or you just love putting on a costume to brighten up people’s days, the Supanova Superhero Parade is for you!

Cosplay registrations will open in March 2019 so keep an eye out on our website and social media pages for the announcement.

Vehicles

Do you have a movie quality vehicle that you wish to show off to the world? Email us at bal@broadbeachgc.com to find out how to get involved!

School, Community Group or Charity

Have you always wanted to dress up as a superhero? Do you have a phenomenal float idea? Does your school orchestra or band know all the theme music to Star Wars? Are you a real life hero making a difference in the community every day?

Email us at bal@broadbeachgc.com to find out how to get involved!

Thank you for wanting to get involved and support our event. Unfortunately, we do not have any volunteer positions at this time. However, Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo may have opportunities available. Click HERE to view.

Thanks for wanting to get involved. Gold Coast Superhero Weekend operates in a CBD precinct with a multitude of food types and options, catering to a variety of needs and cuisines. As a result, additional food vendors are not required for this event.

Unfortunately, we are not accepting any market stalls at this time… but never fear! The Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo may still have stalls available. Click HERE to view.

MEDIA

For any press related queries, please contact Lou McGregor via lou@broadbeachgc.com

If you are media and wish to photograph or film the Supanova Superhero Parade, please email bal@broadbeachgc.com with Media Pass - Supanova Superhero Parade in the subject line.

For the safety of the parade participants and general public, all media/photographers MUST be wearing official event accreditation to be able to cover the Supanova Superhero Parade.

Media Pass requests MUST be submitted to the Gold Coast Superhero Weekend Marketing Department by Friday 5 April 5 2019.

Non-accredited media along the Supanova Superhero Parade route may be removed by Security.