The Magic City Comic Con from Jan. 16-18 at the Miami Airport Convention Center provided hundreds of events and top celebrity guests from comic books, movies, TV series, cartoons, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, literature, and web based geekdom.
The event offered three days of fun with celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&As, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, and video gaming.
Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Sean Gunn -- who played Kraglin in the blockbuster movie "Guardians of the Galaxy" which also co-starred WWE superstar Batista -- met fans during Magic City Comic Con.
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Gunn discussed Batista and the movie.
Lee Arenberg (Seinfeld’s Mike Moffit)
Actor Lee Arenberg, whose credits include roles in Once Upon a Time, Pirates of the Caribbean and Seinfeld, met fans during the Magic City Comic Con.
Arenberg, a veteran actor, has many roles to his credit, also appearing in Arl$$, Columbo, Friends, Night Court, Perfect Strangers, Tales from the Crypt and all the Star Trek spin-offs: Star Trek: The Next Generation; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; Star Trek: Voyager; and Star Trek: Enterprise.
During the Magic City Comic Con, he met a top cosplayer, who dressed as Johnny Depp's character Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Arenberg appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean as Pintel, one of Captain Barbossa's crew.
With many movie and television credits to his belt, who could forget Arenberg as phony-accusing, head-first parking, bookie Mike Moffit on Seinfeld.
Classic line: Mike Moffit: “Man, that Michael Jordan is so phony.”
Magic City Comic Con featured some of the top cosplayers in the country.
Ireland Reid and LeeAnna Vamp attracted quite the crowd.
They are very creative, passionate and sexy.
They started by attending comic cons dressed in their favorite costumes and designs. Reid actually designed costumes for others, before doing it for herself. Their popularity grew via social media, and now they have their own web sites, photos for purchase and booths at comic cons throughout the country.
Star Trek Florida
At its booth during Magic City Comic Con, Lt. Commander and founder Kristal Mize discussed the newly formed 1701st Fleet Florida Squadron, a Star Trek-based costuming fan group.
The 1701st Fleet Florida Squadron also displayed many cool gadgets used in Star Trek (the movies and numerous TV series).
The group’s main goal is to assist in various charitable works, promoting the late, great Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's dream of “the best for all of humanity.”
Magic City Comic Con
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