It was part of a holiday I took, I went over to visit friends and Supanova was on while I was down there. Costs and arm and a leg to travel to WA from here, Brissie is much closer and more cost effective
Starting a group sounds like a good idea. It'd be nice to have something like that up this way. As far as I know I don't think there are any other groups like that around.
The important thing is to have fun ^_^ As long as you're doing that, it's all good.