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Accio pop culture festival! It's really coming, we're Sirius

HAVE you ever wanted to learn to use a light sabre?

Does watching Game of Thrones give you a strong desire to sit on an iron throne?

Or are you a Harry Potter fan and dream of watching a game of Quidditch?

All of these will be possible at the Fraser Coast's first-ever pop culture festival.

FraserPop is being organised by Maryborough State High School students, and will be held July 22, 23.

Excited to release their inner pop culture are Ben Joynson, Milly Kilmurray, Jack Weaving and Niamh D'or.
Excited to release their inner pop culture are Ben Joynson, Milly Kilmurray, Jack Weaving and Niamh D'or. Valerie Horton

Students studying a Diploma of Business are in charge of a lot of behind-the-scenes work as part of their curriculum.

That includes Year 12 students Jayden Phillips and Isaac Sommerfeld.

They hope the event leave a legacy on the school and continue into future years.

"Our event is going to be the Fraser Coast Supanova with a lot more variety," Jayden said.

"Anyone can come.

"The whole business unit is based around this event," Jayden said.

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One of Isaac's roles on the weekend will be looking after road closures.

"Because our school is a split campus, we're talking about closing the road in-between and opening up a market area there and have some more vendors," he said.

"We invite everyone to dress up and be as out there as they can be - from Chewbacca to Homer Simpson."

School principal Simon Done, a pop culture fan, said FraserPop would be a school fair of unimaginable scale covering the entire schoolgrounds.

"Anything pop culture you can imagine will be at the Maryborough State High School for the weekend," he said.

"We'll have gaming, we'll have people dressed up, we'll have medieval events - you name it."

Stay updated with FraserPop on its Facebook page here.

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