Florida Supercon: South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Video Game Festival returns to Miami for its seventh annual event from Friday, June 29 through Monday, July 2 at the Miami Airport Convention Center.
Florida Supercon is a massive four-day festival that will feature more than 10,000 fans, more than 200 guest celebrities, comic book creators, artists, writers, filmmakers and bands, as well as hundreds of events, including celebrity Q&A’s, costume contests, cosplay photo shoots, industry panels, live music, video games and wrestlers including Brutus The Barber Beefcake, Raven and Greg The Hammer Valentine.
Also, Supercon Championship Wrestling will feature matches with Cobra Commander, The Joker, The Mario Bros., The Geico Caveman and more.
• Some of the highlights of other guests already announced for Florida Supercon 2012 include:
Television and movie stars: Dino Stamatopoulos (Community), Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica), Linda Harrison (Planet of the Apes), Chad Lindberg (Supernatural, Fast and the Furious), Noel G. (Walking Dead, Fast and the Furious), Cindy Morgan (Tron, Caddyshack) and Allen Oppenheimer (Six Million Dollar Man, Star Trek).
Stars of The Hunger Games: Dakota Hood, Mackenzie Lintz, Annie Thurman, Tara Macken, Sam Tan and Ethan Jamieson.
Comic Book Guests of Honor: Neal Adams (Batman, The Avengers, X-Men), Carmine Infantino (Godfather of The Silver Age, Creator of Batgirl, The Flash and Poison Ivy) and George Perez (The Avengers, Wonder Woman, Superman, Teen Titans).
Comic Book Superstar Artists: Olivier Coipel (Avengers vs. X-Men, Thor), Steve Epting (Captain America, Fantastic Four), Rags Morales (Action Comics/Superman), Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest, Justice League), Clay Mann (X-Men), Ariel Olivetti (G.I. Combat, Incredible Hulk, Cable), Brad Walker (Superman, Guardians of the Galaxy), Shawn Crystal (Deadpool), Dan Parent (Archie), Greg Horn (Green Lantern, Ms. Marvel) and more.
Comic Book Legends: Denny O’Neil (Batman, Green Lantern), Roy Thomas (The Avengers, X-Men, Star Wars), Jose Delbo (Wonder Woman, Batman), Bill Sienkiewicz (Daredevil, New Mutants, Spider-Man), Howard Chaykin (Star Wars, The Avengers, Captain America), Allen Bellman (1940’s Captain America, Human Torch).
Comic Book Industry Guests: Lauren Sankovich (Marvel Comics), Alex Segura (Archie Comics).
Musical Headliners: Less Than Jake, Celldweller and more than 15 support bands.
Stars of Ghost Hunters on SyFy: Britt Griffith, Paul Bradford and Scott Tepperman.
Michael Uslan, producer of summer blockbuster Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.
Legendary Horror Filmmakers: Lloyd Kaufman (Troma, Toxic Avenger) and Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast).
Creators and Stars of Adult Swim’s Frankenhole and Morel Orel: Dino Stamatopoulos, Scott Adsit and Britta Phillips.
Anime Stars: Brittney Karbowski (Soul Eater), J. Michael Tatum (Black Butler, One Piece), Stephanie Young (Claymore, One Piece) and David Vincent (Code Geass, Bleach).
Video Game Voice Stars: D.C. Douglas (Mass Effect, Resident Evil) and Michael Hogan (Mass Effect, Skyrim).
Animation Voice Stars: Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Gregg Berger (Transformers), Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim), Rikki Simons (Invader Zim), Larry Kenney (Thundercats), Allen Oppenheimer (He-Man and The Masters of the Universe) and Billy West (Futurama, Ren and Stimpy).
• Florida Supercon has dedicated programming tracks for each of the genre's being celebrated.
Some of the amazing events planned include:
Q&A’s with most of the attending guests
Comic art portfolio reviews for aspiring artists
Fan panels for all aspects of the show (Comics, Anime, Animation, Sci-Fi etc.)
Industry panels for breaking into Comics, Anime, Animation etc...
The FSC Costume Competition (with more than $3,000 in cash and prizes)
Dozens of Cosplay photo shoots for cosplayers and photographers
Filmmaking workshops with legendary filmmakers
The FSC Film Festival
The FSC Tech Track
Live Musical Performances
Live Stand Up Comedy
Anime Screenings and Anime Music Videos
More than 100 Video Game stations and Video Game Tournaments
A 50,000 square feet exhibition room with more than 300 booths and tables featuring vendors, celebrity guests, artists, filmmakers and exhibits.
Complete information on all guests and dozens of more events can be found at www.floridasupercon.com.
The convention hours of operation are:
• Friday, June 29: Noon-2 a.m.
Saturday, June 30: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
Sunday, July 1: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
Monday, July 2: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
• The Miami Airport Convention Center is at 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami, 33126. Call 305-261-3800