Blog - Performances

I was blown away when I found out I had an opportunity to perform at Supanova in Adelaide and Brisbane- Supanova was the first ever comic convention that I attended and now I was going to be a part of the festivities!

Supanova Adelaide And Brisbane - Safety Vest Chic

Arriving early was it’s own adventure. Setting up the table was a creative hurricane- somewhat akin to setting up a place prior to a party. Doing the sound-check on stage was also pretty fun, dressed in my fashionable safety vest, hearing my voice booming through the empty hall.

Supanova Adelaide And Brisbane - Program

I was absolutely thrilled when I found out that not only did I have a slot performing in the opening ceremony and sitting at a table for the rest of the show… I was posted about on the Supanova Facebook page and appeared in the Supanova program twice!!

Supanova Adelaide And Brisbane - Rambles

The absolute highlight, as you’d expect, was performing. There’s nothing like the buzz of singing my crazy songs to a room full of people that really get it 😛

Supanova Adelaide And Brisbane - Hawkgirl

The rest of both shows was largely spent mingling with heroes, villains, anime stars and various other colourful, excited attendees.

Supanova Adelaide And Brisbane - Meri Table

My table was home. The place I hid my candy and came back to after extended meanderings.

Supanova Adelaide And Brisbane - Doom Lord

But, it was impossible not to feed my curiosity and explore the conventions every day, at least for a little time.

Supanova Adelaide And Brisbane - Glowing

Both the audiences in Adelaide and Brisbane were superb. I couldn’t have asked for a better crowd, singing along and getting into the tunes and the whole vibe.

Supanova Adelaide And Brisbane - Superhero

Thank you to all the incredible people that stopped by and chatted with me at both of the events. I knew very few people at both events at the start and was spending time after both cons hanging out with new friends after only a few days.

About a fortnight ago I had some of the most memorable experiences of my life. The Magic, Pixels, Bubbles event that I host went off despite some terrible weather and I was the music for a spontaneous street dance party at Impact Comics Festival.

Meri Amber at Impact Comics Festival And Magic Pixels Bubbles - Gangstas

As always, the ever-present star of the Magic, Pixels, Bubbles show was the bubbles themselves.

Meri Amber at Impact Comics Festival And Magic Pixels Bubbles - Mind Reading

David Ung did a fantabulous magic set where he not only read minds but also gave every single audience member playing cards and simultaneously tricked everyone at once!

Meri Amber at Impact Comics Festival And Magic Pixels Bubbles - Banjo

The banjo accompanied by Alice Fraser left us all roaring in laughter as she tackled everything from Women’s magazines to robots in her comedy set.

Meri Amber at Impact Comics Festival And Magic Pixels Bubbles - Schnitzel

As always, there was a huge pile of board games people could just pick up and play at any moment as well as some wonderment zines people could scoop up and read, as well as some incredisauce art in the comic art gallery to spec out!

Meri Amber at Impact Comics Festival And Magic Pixels Bubbles - Kryptonian

My set was really fun, I included two brand new songs that hadn’t yet been heard anywhere else amongst my set and channelled my inner Kryptonian (no, I didn’t change any lyrics, but I wore a Supergirl shirt which kinda counts).

Meri Amber at Impact Comics Festival And Magic Pixels Bubbles - Dancing

I will never forget the feeling of seeing a crowd of cosplayers dancing along to a bunch of my songs at Impact Comics Festival in Canberra the next day. Honestly, it could be the best moment of my life to date.

Meri Amber at Impact Comics Festival And Magic Pixels Bubbles - Bubbles

And the bubbles didn’t stop at Magic, Pixels, Bubbles, they followed me there too!

Meri Amber at Impact Comics Festival And Magic Pixels Bubbles - Thor

I was selected to play against Thor in a game of cosplay chess which I sadly lost… But I’m definitely up for a rematch 😉 Don’t think you’re off the hook Thor!

Meri Amber at Impact Comics Festival And Magic Pixels Bubbles - Through Cat Eyes

Overall, to everyone that was at Magic, Pixels, Bubbles or Impact Comics Festival, I want to say THANK YOU. You really made that weekend one of the greatest I’ve ever lived. You’re the best.

I had a brillulous adventure over the last weekend on my Super Tour and it started off with an 8-Bit BANG!

Meri Amber performs at Reload Bar, Goulburn Comic-Con and Sydney Freecon - Jazz Hands

I performed at Reload Bar in Canberra amongst neon gaming controllers and computer game themed cocktails.

Meri Amber performs at Reload Bar, Goulburn Comic-Con and Sydney Freecon - Distractions

Let’s just say it was super-powered amazingness!! Though, yes, it was very tempting to step of stage and play Mario Kart 😛

Meri Amber performs at Reload Bar, Goulburn Comic-Con and Sydney Freecon - Space Invaders

The decor in the bar was incredible. But what really made the night was the people. Everyone from the gamers, to the people who came for the show, to the bar staff, were full of positive energy.

Meri Amber performs at Reload Bar, Goulburn Comic-Con and Sydney Freecon - Chilling

The day after I performed at Reload Bar there was an hour and a half trip in the morning from the hotel in Canberra to Goulburn where I performed for Goulburn Comic-Con.

Meri Amber performs at Reload Bar, Goulburn Comic-Con and Sydney Freecon - Battle

The cosplays were top notch. A personal favourite moment for me was performing whilst little Darth Vader battled little Luke Skywalker and a little Princess Leia watched on.

Meri Amber performs at Reload Bar, Goulburn Comic-Con and Sydney Freecon - Freecon

The day after Goulburn I was back in my home town (and state!) for Sydney Freecon. The con had a warm, family environment and there was just as much discussion as there was singing.

Thank you if you were at any (or multiple!) of those events! It was awesome being able to hang out with you 😀