Scene on the Web Weekly: October 14-20, 2013

Animate Miami and The Walking Dead get documentaries, SDCC gets a convention expansion, Superman gets a 75th anniversary short, and what do you get? A whole lot more in this week’s Scene on the Web. 

Michelle Creber joins My Little Pony Invasion at Animate! Miami in January 2013

Michelle Creber

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Michelle Creber joins My Little Pony Invasion at Animate! Miami

Voice of Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle joins MLP cast  for January 18-20, 2013 event

MIAMI, FL. - Michelle Creber joins fellow My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic stars Nicole Oliver, Andrea Libman and Peter New for an MLP invasion of Animate! Miami on January 18-20, 2013. Ms. Creber is best known to fans of the hit animated series as the voice of “Apple Bloom” and as the singing voice of “Sweetie Belle”. Animate! Miami is a three day convention and festival dedicated to Anime, Animation and Cosplay that will take place at The Miami Airport Convention Center in Miami, FL. Michelle joins the growing list of anime and animation voice actors set to appear at the event.

Michelle is an actress, singer, dancer and voice artist best known for starring as “Apple Bloom” and “Sweetie Belle” (singing voice) in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Her recent screen credits include a lead role in Smart Cookies, guest star appearances on The Haunting Hour and Supernatural, a principal role on sci-fi series Eureka, “Charlene” in Christmas Lodge, and acting, singing and dancing as “Taylor” in The Search For Santa Paws. As a motion capture actor, Michelle played the role of “Chelsea” in Holiday Barbie. Her other voice acting credits include “Lucy” in Peanuts, “Alice” in Martha Speaks and guest characters on Dinosaur Train. Her musical theatre credits include two acclaimed performances of the title role in Annie, “Brigitta” in The Sound of Music, and “Tiny Tim” in A Christmas Carol. In August 2012, Michelle released her first solo CD entitled Timeless: Songs of a Century. Michelle is a featured singer on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and her solo vocals can also be heard on The Magic of Christmas CD, the soundtrack for The Search For Santa Paws, and PBS Kids’ Martha Speaks. She has also recorded background vocals for Kristin Chenoweth’s What A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas.

Animate! Miami will feature celebrity guests, artists, writers, filmmakers, bands, vendors, exhibitors, celebrity Q&A’s, costume contests, cosplay photo shoots, industry panels, live music, video games and much more! Animate! Miami is organized by the same team that puts on the massive Florida Supercon in Miami each year, and will serve as a second event for fans to enjoy. Attendees will have the chance to meet stars from their favorite cartoons and anime. Ten voice actors have now been announced, including:
  • Andrea Libman: Star of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Pumpkin Cake, Daisy), Madeline (Madeline), X-Men: Evolution (X-23), Maison Ikkoku (Ikuko Otonashi), Dragon Ball (Chi-Chi, Penny), Gundam 00 (Mileina Vashti), Monster Buster Club (Cathy).
  • Nicole Oliver: Star of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Princess Celestia, Cheerilee), Death Note (Naomi Misora), X-Men: Evolution (Risty Wilde), He-Man 2002 (Queen Marlena, Sorceress), Maison Ikkoku (Kozue’s Mother, Kuroki), Key the Metal Idol (Key), Ranma ½ (Ling-Ling, Lung-Lung), Littlest Pet Shop series (Zoe Trent).
  • Michelle Creber: Star of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle), Peanuts (Lucy) and Martha Speaks (Alice).
  • Peter New: Star of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Big Macintosh, Magnum), Littlest Pet Shop (Sunil Nevla, Angry Motorist, Pet Shop Patron), Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (Ian Vashti), Powerpuff Girls Z (Grubber, Lunk), MegaMan: NT Warrior (AirMan) and InuYasha (Tesso, Chokyukai).
  • Monica Rial: Star of High School of the Dead (Shizuka), Soul Eater (Tsubaki), Black Butler (Mei Ren), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Hetalia (Flying Mint Bunny/Belarus), Negima (Konoka/Kazumi), One Piece (Tashigi/Carue/Kuina), Ouran Host Club (Renge), Panty and Stocking (Stocking), Sergeant Frog (Momoka), Shinchan (Ai), Tsubasa (Sakura), Casshern Sins (Ringo), FMA Brotherhood (May).
  • Brittney Karbowski: Star of High School of the Dead (Alice Maresato), Soul Eater (Blackstar), Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Selim Bradley/Pride), Xenosaga (M.O.M.O.), Pani Poni Dash! (Himeko), Coyote Ragtime Show (Franca), Yumeria (Mone), Gilgamesh (Fuko), Ouran High School Host Club (Hinako), Negima!? (Anya), Sasami: Magical Girls Club (Anri Misugi), One Piece (Apis), Claymore (Riful), Hell Girl (Minami Shibuya).
  • Leraldo Anzaldua: Star of High School of the Dead (Takashi Komuro), Comic Party Revolution (Kazuki), Gatchaman (Ken), Kiba (Zed), Angel Beats! (Noda), Canaan (Santana), Halo Legends (Ralph-303), Princess Resurrection (Ryu-Ryu), Samurai Girls (Yoshihiko Tokugawa), Starship Troopers: Invasion (Ratzass), Super Dimension Fortress Macross (Kenichi Machizaki, Riber Fruhling), Xenosaga: The Animation (Scott).
  • Maggie Flecknoe: Star of High School of the Dead (Saya Takagi), Clanned (Yukine Miyazama), Samurai Girls (Hanzo Hattori), Pani Poni Dash (Ichijo), Best Student Council (Mami Aoki), Clannad (Yukine Miyazawa), Comic Party Revolution (Sawada), Demon King Daimao (Korone), Devil May Cry: The Animated Series (Cindy), Kanon (Shiori Misaka).
  • Mark X Laskowski: Star of High School of the Dead (Kōta), Clanned After Story (Tajima), Air Gear (Issa), Angel Beats! (Igarashi), Angelic Layer (Masaharu), Area 88 (Bucksy), Comic Party Revolution (Yosshi), Excel Saga (Norikuni), Godannar (Morimoto), Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor (Elegen), Halo Legends (Marine), Super Dimension Fortress Macross (Warera).
  • John Swasey: Star of Evangelion (Gendo), Soul Eater (Lord Death), Fullmetal Alchemist (Hoenheim), One Piece (Sir Crocodile), Sgt. Frog (Kogoro), Orphen (Vulcan), Kaleido Star (Ken), Coyote Ragtime Show (Mister).
This will be the largest group of cast members from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic to ever appear together at a convention in the south eastern United States! Bronies, Pegasisters and every day fans of My Little Pony will have the chance to meet and interact with the voices of some of their favorite ponies, such as Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Princess Celestia, Cheerilee, Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle and Big Macintosh for the first time in Florida!
Some of the amazing events planned for Animate! Miami include:
Q&A’s with all of our attending guests
Fan panels for anime, animation, cosplay, My Little Pony and video games.
Industry panels for anime and animation.
Costume Competition with over $1,500 in cash and prizes
Dozens of Cosplay Photo Shoots for cosplayers and photographers
Supercon Championship Wrestling featuring Cobra Commander, The Joker, The Mario Bros., The Geico Caveman and more!
Live Musical Performances
Live Stand Up Comedy
Anime Screenings and Anime Music Videos
Video Game Tournaments
A 50,000 square feet exhibition room with over 200 booths and tables featuring vendors, celebrity guests, artists, filmmakers and exhibits.
Complete information and up to the minute updates can be found at www.animatemiami.com and www.facebook.com/animatemiami

 

The convention hours of operation are:
Friday, January 18: 2:00pm – 3:00am
Saturday, January 19: 11:00am – 3:00am
Sunday, January 20: 11:00am – 3:00am
THE MIAMI AIRPORT CONVENTION CENTER is located at 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126
More information and updates can be found at www.animatemiami.com

My Little Pony Voice Actors Added to Animate! Miami 2013

November 16, 2012 by  
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My Little Pony Friendship is Magic

Press Release:

MY LITTLE PONY INVADES ANIMATE! MIAMI on JANUARY 18 – 20, 2013

The stars of My Little Pony announced for the 3 day Anime, Animation and Cosplay Festival in Miami, FL.
www.animatemiami.com

Miami, FL – Animate! Miami is thrilled to announce the addition of superstar voice actors Andrea Libman, Nicole Oliver and Peter New to the list of guests scheduled to appear at the January 18 – 20, 2013 event! In addition to amazing resumes that include hundreds of cartoons, movies and television credits, Andrea, Nicole and Peter all currently star in the hit animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Bronies, Pegasisters and every day fans of My Little Pony will have the chance to meet and interact with the voices of some of their favorite ponies, such as Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Princess Celestia, Cheerilee and Big Macintosh for the first time in Florida!

Animate! Miami is a three day convention and festival dedicated to Anime, Animation and Cosplay that will take place at The Miami Airport Convention Center in Miami, FL. Animate! Miami will feature celebrity guests, artists, writers, filmmakers, bands, vendors and exhibitors, as well as hundreds of events, including: celebrity Q&A’s, costume contests, cosplay photo shoots, industry panels, live music, video games and much more! Animate! Miami is organized by the same team that puts on the massive Florida Supercon in Miami each year, and will serve as a second event for fans to enjoy. The My Little Pony invasion of Animate! Miami will include appearances by stars from the hit series who will be taking part in Q&A’s, autograph sessions and panels, as well as events centered around the world of MLP, such as MLP cosplay photo shoots, MLP cosplay events, fan panels, MLP themed parties / dances, MLP trivia contests and many more to be announced!

Andrea Libman is an actress, voice actress, television writer, and singer best known for her roles in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Pumpkin Cake, Daisy, Rose, Mr. Turnip, Rocky, Sir Lintsalot, Madame LeFlour), Madeline (Madeline), X-Men: Evolution (X-23), My Little Pony G3/G3.5 (Sweetie Belle, Zipzee), My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure (Sweetie Belle), Maison Ikkoku (Ikuko Otonashi), Dragon Ball (Chi-Chi, Penny), Gundam 00 (Mileina Vashti) and Monster Buster Club (Cathy).

Nicole Oliver is an actress and voice actress best known for her roles in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Princess Celestia, Cheerilee, Daisy Jo, Crystal Pony and Rose), Death Note (Naomi Misora), Littlest Pet Shop series (Zoe Trent), X-Men: Evolution (Risty Wilde), He-Man and the Masters of the Universe 2002 (Queen Marlena, The Sorceress of Castle Grayskull), Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (Kelly Blaine), Maison Ikkoku (Kozue’s Mother, Kuroki), Key the Metal Idol (Key), Ranma ½ (Ling-Ling, Lung-Lung, Miyo, Yotaro’s mother), 1001 Nights (Shahrzad) and dozens of more animated and live action shows!

Peter New is an actor and voice actor best known for his roles in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Big Macintosh, Magnum, Jet Set, All Aboard, Persnickety, Doctor Stable, Atlas), Littlest Pet Shop (Sunil Nevla, Angry Motorist, Pet Shop Patron), Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (Ian Vashti), Powerpuff Girls Z (Grubber, Lunk), MegaMan: NT Warrior (AirMan) and InuYasha (Tesso, Chokyukai).

This MLP invasion adds to the already impressive line up of anime and animation guests that includes Monica Rial, Brittney Karbowski, John Swasey, Maggie Flecknoe, Mark X Laskowski and Leraldo Anzaldua.

Monica Rial is a veteran anime voice actress who has starred in High School of the Dead, Soul Eater, Azumanga Daioh, Black Butler, Claymore, Fairy Tail, Full Metal Panic, Gunslinger Girl, Hetalia, Negima, One Piece, Ouran Host Club, School Sergeant Frog, Tsubasa Chronicles, Witchblade, Full Metal Alchemist, Shin Chan, Case Closed, as well as over 250 more anime titles!

Brittney Karbowski is an actress and voice actress with a huge list of credits including starring roles in High School of the Dead, Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Xenosaga, Pani Poni Dash!, Coyote Ragtime Show, Yumeria, Godanner, Gilgamesh, Ouran High School Host Club, Negima!?, Sasami: Magical Girls Club, Air Gear, One Piece, Le Chevalier D’Eon, Claymore, Hell Girl and more!

John Swasey is one of the most prolific anime voice actors and has starred in Evangelion, Halo, Soul Eater, Fullmetal Alchemist, One Piece, Sgt. Frog, Orphen, Kaleido Star, Hakugei: The Legend of Moby Dick, RahXephon, Coyote Ragtime Show and hundreds of more anime titles!

Maggie Flecknoe is an actress, voice actress, writer and producer best known for her starring roles in High School of the Dead, Clanned, Samurai Girls, Pani Poni Dash, Best Student Council, Broken Blade, Comic Party Revolution, Demon King Daimao, Devil May Cry, Ghost Hound, Heaven’s Memo Pad, Kanon, Kiba, Pani Poni Dash!, Project Blue Earth SOS, Red Garden, Shattered Angels, Tokyo Majin, Xam’d Lost Memories and many, many more!

Mark X Laskowski is a prolific anime voice actor known for his starring roles in High School of the Dead, Clanned, Air Gear, Angel Beats!, Angelic Layer, Area 88, Comic Party Revolution, Excel Saga, Godannar, Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor, Halo Legends, Kiba, Night Raid 1931, Noir, Papuwa, Pumpkin Scissors, Sister Princess, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie, Xam’d Lost Memories and more!

Leraldo Anzaldua is an actor, voice actor and stunt co-ordinator best known for his starring roles in High School of the Dead, Comic Party Revolution, Gatchaman, Kiba, Angel Beats!, Canaan, Demon King Daimao, Ghost Hound, The Guin Saga, Hakuōki, Halo Legends, Legends of the Dark King, Majikoi! – Oh! Samurai Girls, Moeyo Ken, Papuwa, Princess Resurrection, Samurai Girls, Starship Troopers: Invasion, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Xam’d: Lost Memories, Xenosaga: The Animation and more!

Some of the amazing events planned for Animate! Miami include:
Q&A’s with all of our attending guests
Fan panels for anime, animation, cosplay, My Little Pony and video games.
Industry panels for anime and animation.
Costume Competition with over $1,500 in cash and prizes
Dozens of Cosplay Photo Shoots for cosplayers and photographers
Supercon Championship Wrestling featuring Cobra Commander, The Joker, The Mario Bros., The Geico Caveman and more!
Live Musical Performances
Live Stand Up Comedy
Anime Screenings and Anime Music Videos
Video Game Tournaments
A 50,000 square feet exhibition room with over 200 booths and tables featuring vendors, celebrity guests, artists, filmmakers and exhibits.
Complete information and up to the minute updates can be found at www.animatemiami.com and www.facebook.com/animatemiami

The convention hours of operation are:
Friday, January 18: 2:00pm – 3:00am
Saturday, January 19: 11:00am – 3:00am
Sunday, January 20: 11:00am – 3:00am
THE MIAMI AIRPORT CONVENTION CENTER is located at 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126

More information and updates can be found at www.animatemiami.com

Florida Supercon Team Announces Launch of Animate! Miami for January 2013

October 16, 2012 by  
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High School of the Dead

Press Release:

ANIMATE! MIAMI ANNOUNCED FOR JANUARY 18 – 20, 2013

3 day Anime, Animation and Cosplay Festival in Miami, FL.
www.animatemiami.com

Miami, FL – Animate! Miami is a NEW convention dedicated to Anime, Animation and Cosplay set for January 18 – 20, 2013 at the Miami Airport Convention Center. Animate! Miami is a 3 day festival that will feature celebrity guests, artists, writers, filmmakers, bands, vendors and exhibitors, as well as hundreds of events, including: celebrity Q&A’s, costume contests, cosplay photo shoots, industry panels, live music, video games and much more! Animate! Miami is organized by the same team that puts on the massive Florida Supercon in Miami each year, and will serve as a second event for fans to enjoy.

The first five guests have already been confirmed for Animate! Miami, with dozens of celebrity guests are expected to be announced as the event nears. The initial guest list includes:

Monica Rial: Monica has been working in the anime voice over industry for 13 years. As an actress for ADV Films and Funimation Entertainment she has lent her voice to over 250 anime including: High School of the Dead (Shizuka), Soul Eater (Tsubaki), Air TV (Misuzu), Azumanga Daioh (Nyamo), Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler (Mei Ren), Black Cat (Kyoko), Burst Angel (Jo), Chrome Shelled Regios (Felli), Chrono Crusade (Fiore), Claymore (Miria), DN Angel (Towa), D. Gray-man (Lero/Lulu Bell), E.F. a Tale of Memories (Chihiro), Excel Saga (Hyatt), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Full Metal Panic (Kyoko), Ghost Stories (Momoko), Gunslinger Girl (Angelica), Hetalia (Flying Mint Bunny/ Belarus), Kurau Phantom Memory (Kurau), Moon Phase (Hazuki), Negima (Konoka/Kazumi/Satsuki), Noir (Kirika), One Piece (Tashigi/Carue/Kuina), Ouran Host Club (Renge), Princess Jellyfish (Mayaya), Rahxephon (Haruka), School Sergeant Frog (Momoka), Shuffle! (Asa), Speed Grapher (Kagura), Spiral (Rio), Tsubasa Chronicles (Sakura), Witchblade (Maria) and many more. She can be heard on the Cartoon Network in Shinchan (Ai), Fullmetal Alchemist (Lyra/Dante), Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (May Chang), Case Closed (Amy) and Trinity Blood (Vanessa). You can also catch her on Nicktoons and the CW as Bulma in Dragonball Z Kai. She is also an ADR script adaptor and occasionally a director for Funimation Entertainment.

Brittney Karbowski: Brittney is an Anime Voice Actress for many Funimation and ADV releases including: Soul Eater (Blackstar), Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Selim Bradley/Pride), Xenosaga (M.O.M.O.), Pani Poni Dash! (Himeko), Coyote Ragtime Show (Franca), Kanon (Ayu Tsukimiya), Yumeria (Mone), Godanner (Momoko), Gilgamesh (Fuko), Ouran High School Host Club (Hinako), Negima!? (Anya), Sasami: Magical Girls Club (Anri Misugi), Air Gear (Reng Fa), One Piece (Apis), Le Chevalier D’Eon (Anna Rochefort), Claymore (Riful), Hell Girl (Minami Shibuya) and more! Brittney is more than just a voice actor, and can be seen in the feature films Up & Down, Puncture (co-starring with Chris Evans) and Code of Evil.

John Swasey: According to Anime News Network, John Swasey is the most prolific male voice actor in North America with more roles and titles under his belt than any other male voice actor. John has voiced hundreds of shows and characters with ADV Films, Funimation, Sentai Films, Gearbox, and Illumitoons just to name a few. Being more of the character actor type has given John the freedom to voice bazillions of characters such as Gendo in Evangelion, the Captain in Halo (VG), Lord Death in Soul Eater, Hoenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sir Crocodile in One Piece, Salvador in Borderland II (VG), Kogoro in Sgt. Frog, Huang in Darker than Black, Vulcan in Orphen, Ken in Kaleido Star, Captain Ahab in Hakugei The Legend of Moby Dick, Rikudoh in RahXephon, Mister in Coyote Ragtime Show, as well as roles in the live action films 2009 Lost Memories, Conduct Zero, Yesterday, Jungle Juice, and the Gamera trilogy. In 2004, John jumped to the other side of the “mic” to direct. Some of the shows he has directed include Welcome to the N.H.K., AirGear, Wandaba Style, St. Seiya, Shadow Skill, E’s Otherwise, Michel, Jinki Extend and Shinobi.

Maggie Flecknoe: Maggie is a voice, stage, film and television actress, writer, producer, and host of the nationally syndicated television segment “The Online Dish” for Tribune and The CW Affiliate KIAH-TV Ch. 39. Maggie is best known to Anime fans for her roles in High School of the Dead (Saya Takagi), Clanned (Yukine Miyazama), Samurai Girls (Hanzo Hattori), Pani Poni Dash (Ichijo), Best Student Council (Mami Aoki), Broken Blade (Lee), Comic Party Revolution (Sawada), Demon King Daimao (Korone), Devil May Cry (Cindy), Ghost Hound (Aya Komagusu), Heaven’s Memo Pad (Miku Kimura), ICE (Aoi), Kanon (Shiori Misaka), Kiba (Aisha), Legends of the Dark King (Isabella), Needless (Aruka Schild, Seto), Night Raid 1931 (Lili, Shunyo Akitsuki), Pani Poni Dash! (Ichijo), Project Blue Earth SOS (Maggie), Red Garden (Rachel Benning), Shattered Angels (Setsuna), Tokyo Majin (Hinano Oribe, Sera Rikudo), The World God Only Knows (Kusunoki Kasuga, Miss Nikido), Venus Versus Virus (Risa) and Xam’d Lost Memories (Prois Sukakki) to name a few. When she’s not acting, Maggie is broadcasting. She was an entertainment reporter and traffic anchor for 790 “The Sports Animal” and a reporter and producer for News Radio 740 KTRH.

Mark X Laskowski: Mark has appeared in numerous anime series over the past sixteen years. Mark has recently starred as Kōta Hirano in High School of the Dead and in Clanned After Story as Tajima. His other vast credits include: Air Gear (Issa “Buccha” Mihotoke), Angel Beats! (Igarashi), Angelic Layer (Masaharu Ogata), Area 88 (Bucksy), The Book of Bantorra (Relia Bookwat), Coicent (Yellow Brother), Comic Party Revolution (Yosshi), Cyber Team in Akihabara, Diamond Daydreams, Excel Saga (Norikuni Iwata), Ghost Hound (Eiichi Ooya, Hiroshi Furusawa), Gintama: The Movie (Shinpachi Shimura), Godannar (Morimoto), The Guin Saga, Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor (Elegen), Halo Legends (Teenage Boy, Marine), Intrigue in the Bakumatsu, Kiba (Stonos, Xeed), Kurau Phantom Memory, Legends of the Dark Kings (Juza, Hucker), Martian Successor Nadesico, Nerima Daikon Brothers, Night Raid 1931, Noir, Papuwa (Nagoya Willow, Great Man-God, Blue Scat Mouse), Pumpkin Scissors (Paulo), RahXephon, Sister Princess, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (Warera Nantes), UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie, Xam’d Lost Memories and more!

Some of the amazing events planned for Animate! Miami include:

  • Q&A’s with all of our attending guests
  • Fan panels for anime, animation, cosplay and video games.
  • Industry panels for anime and animation.
  • Costume Competition with over $1,500 in cash and prizes
  • Dozens of Cosplay Photo Shoots for cosplayers and photographers
  • Supercon Championship Wrestling featuring Cobra Commander, The Joker, The Mario Bros., The Geico Caveman and more!
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Live Stand Up Comedy
  • Anime Screenings and Anime Music Videos
  • Video Game Tournaments
  • A 50,000 square feet exhibition room with over 200 booths and tables featuring vendors, celebrity guests, artists, filmmakers and exhibits.

Complete information and up to the minute updates can be found at www.animatemiami.com and www.facebook.com/animatemiami

The convention hours of operation are:
Friday, January 18: 2:00pm – 3:00am
Saturday, January 19: 11:00am – 3:00am
Sunday, January 20: 11:00am – 3:00am
THE MIAMI AIRPORT CONVENTION CENTER is located at 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126