Supercon Fans Converge in Miami this weekend

  • Ashley Mena, 13, of Fort Lauderdale, dressed as a Pokemon character of her own design for Florida Supercon, on Friday, July 5, 2013, in Miami. Carrying a Pikachu stuffed animal from the Pokemon series, Ashley went to Supercon with three of her friends and her dad, Winston Mena. Billed as South Florida's Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention, the event continues Saturday and Sunday at the Miami Airport Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Sam Reynolds, of Miami, left, makes a convincing Batman as he stands with Steven Medina, of Miami, who described his look as "Casual Batman," on Friday, July 5, 2013, at Florida Supercon in Miami. Medina asked Reynolds to pose for a photo with him (taken by a friend). MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Jake Dominguez, 4, of Palm Bay, Fla., poses for a photo taken by his dad, with Daniel Estrada, of Miami Lakes, on Friday, July 5, 2013, at Florida Supercon in Miami. Estrada, 20, created his own character, which he says friends named "Man oh Man," using over 3,700 cards. He is studying robotic engineering at Miami Dade College. Jake is dressed as Finn, his favorite character from the "Adventure Time" series. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • A man dressed in costume walks past vintage comic books displayed by Tomorrow's Treasures on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Florida Supercon in Miami. Billed as South Florida's Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention, the event continues Saturday and Sunday at the Miami Airport Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • David Gonzalez, 12, of Hollywood, looks through old comic books displayed by Tomorrow's Treasures on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Florida Supercon in Miami. Billed as South Florida's Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention, the event continues Saturday and Sunday at the Miami Airport Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Ryann Lohman, 14, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., left center, walks with her dad, Tom Lohman, left, through the vendors' area of Florida Supercon in Miami on Friday, July 5, 2013. Ryann is dressed as Signless (aka The Sufferer), a character from Homestuck, a web comic. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Dressed as Ceil from "Black Butler," Alex Merced, of Clearmont, Fla., styles the hair of Alex Hernandez ,of Miami, who is dressed as Sebastian, the butler. The two attended Florida Supercon in Miami on Friday, July 5, 2013. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Miami friends and "Soul Eater" fans Alexandra Madrigal (dressed as Maka), left; and Lauren Basmajian (dressed as Subaki) pose for a cellphone photo on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Florida Supercon in Miami. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Star Wars fans and Miami residents Nik Stradd (Obi Wan Kenobi), left; David N. (he gave his surname initial and represents a generic Jedi knight); Jessica Cabrera (a Sith from the Dark Side); and Martin Alianelly (Luke Skywalker) draw their sabers on Friday, July 5, 2013, during Florida Supercon in Miami. Billed as South Florida's Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention, the event continues Saturday and Sunday at the Miami Airport Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Palm Bay, Florida friends Troa Blexen (as Flash Thomson, aka Venom, in Spiderman), left; Jeremy Majors (the Jager Gypsy Danger from the upcoming film Pacific Rim); and Manchii (he uses only one name and depicts mythological god Baphamoet) get fresh air outside Florida Supercon at the Miami Airport Convention Center on Friday, July 5, 2013. Billed as South Florida's Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention, the event continues Saturday and Sunday at 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff