FraserPop 2024: A Pop Culture Extravaganza and Student Success Story

FraserPop 2024: A Pop Culture Extravaganza and Student Success Story

Nestled in the heart of Maryborough, FraserPop is set to captivate pop culture enthusiasts once again with its seventh annual event. On Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, from 9 am to 4 pm, this dynamic convention promises a weekend packed with excitement, creativity, and community spirit at Maryborough State High School. Entry is a simple gold coin donation, making it accessible for all.

A Star-Studded Lineup

FraserPop boasts an impressive roster of special guests. Attendees can look forward to meeting Mark Raats, Matt Doran, Dean Rankine, Time McEwen, John Jarratt, Neil Fanning, Nathan Jones, and Talia Horsburgh. Whether getting an autograph, snapping a photo, or simply chatting with these stars, fans are in for a treat.

Activities for All Ages

The event features a diverse range of activities designed to entertain and engage:

  • Sons of Obiwan Lightsaber Academy: Learn the art of lightsaber combat in interactive sessions.
  • Nightfall Wrestling Alliance: Enjoy the thrill of live wrestling matches.
  • Kids Zone & Laser Tag: Fun-filled activities perfect for the younger crowd.
  • 501st Redback Garrison: Meet the iconic Star Wars costuming group.
  • Panels & Competitions: Participate in discussions and compete for exciting prizes.
  • Cosplay: Show off your costume in the cosplay competition.
  • Food Court, Vendors, Artists, and Authors: Sample delicious food and explore unique merchandise.
  • Soul Men Performances: Groove to live music on the main stage.
FraserPop 2022

Educational and Community Impact

FraserPop is not just an entertainment event; it is a significant educational project. Organized by the Certificate III in Business students at Maryborough State High School, with support from other departments including Photography, Art, Media, Drama, Music, Dance, Hair and Makeup, and Hospitality, it offers a practical learning experience that goes beyond the classroom.

Simon Done, Principal and Founder of FraserPop, highlights the educational value:

Effective event planning requires a diverse set of skills, including project management, marketing, logistics, and creative design. FraserPop has become a unique learning opportunity for our team. By organising a large-scale pop culture expo, our students gain hands-on experience in event management, including budgeting, scheduling, and vendor coordination. This practical experience enhances their skills, which transfer to other professional settings.”

Award-Winning Excellence

FraserPop’s excellence has been recognised with the Excellence Award for Best Co-curricular Program in the 2024 Australia Education Awards. This accolade underscores the event’s success as both, an educational initiative and a beloved community gathering. 

A Premier Regional Convention

Over the past eight years, FraserPop has grown into a premier regional pop culture convention, attracting visitors from across Queensland. Celebrated for its inclusive and family-friendly atmosphere, FraserPop offers a safe space for all to enjoy their passion for pop culture. Featured in Osco’s Magazine (July 2023) as a “family-friendly, inclusive convention run as a school project by some amazing students,” the event has earned its place as a cherished annual tradition.

Join the Celebration

FraserPop is more than just a convention; it’s a vibrant celebration of pop culture and a testament to student achievement. Whether you’re a fan of comics, gaming, movies or simply looking for a fun-filled weekend with family and friends, FraserPop has something for everyone.

Join us at Maryborough State High School for a weekend of unforgettable experiences. Dive into the world of pop culture, meet your favourite stars, and support the incredible efforts of local students.

For more information, visit our Facebook page ‘FraserPop Pop Culture Festival’.

FraserPop: Where community, learning and pop culture come together.

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