FLORIDA SUPERCON 2010
OVER A DOZEN MAJOR NEW GUESTS ADDED FOR JUNE 18-20, 2010 SHOW
Miami, FL – Florida’s most exciting and fun genre convention continues to add more guests and events for the 5th annual Florida Supercon, set to occur June 18-20, 2010 in Miami, FL. Nineteen new guests have been added to the already massive guest list with more still to be announced as we get closer to the show!
Florida Supercon (FSC) is South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game and Sci-Fi / Fantasy Festival, a three day festival that includes celebrity guests, comic book publishers, artists, writers, vendors, Q&A’s, parties, costume contests, anime programming, cosplay, panels, photo shoots, live music, video games and more. The event kicks off at 12:00PM, Friday, June 18 and the fun continues almost around the clock until 6:00PM, Sunday, June 20. FSC returns to Miami for its 5th year as it takes over almost 150,0000 square feet at the Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Convention Center to become the largest genre convention in the history of South Florida!
New guest artists include:
· Gene Colan: Legendary Comic Book Artist whose career has spanned 1946 to the present. Gene is well known for his work on Iron Man (including the classic Iron Man #1), Batman, Daredevil, Tomb of Dracula, Captain America, Doctor Strange and much more!
· Greg Horn: Superstar Comic Book Artist Greg Horn is well known for his painted work at both Marvel and DC including: Secret Invasion, Blackest Night, Ms. Marvel, Green Lantern, Anita Blake, Iron Man, She-Hulk and more!
· Jay Leisten: Current inker of Uncanny X-Men and Moon Knight for Marvel Comics. Jay’s other credits include Dark X-Men, Witchblade, Wolverine, New Avengers and much more!
· Echo Chernik: Echo has over fifteen years of experience as a professional commercial artist who has done work for Celestial Seasonings, Arlo Guthrie, Miller Brewing Co., Camel Cigarettes and more.
· Luis Diaz: Luis has worked as an illustrator, designer and fine artist for IDW Publishing (Wynonna Earp), Devil’s Due, Topps, WWE and more. He has created over 40 paintings for the new Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages card sets.
New guest celebrities include:
· Robb Demarest: The lead investigator for Ghost Hunters International, Robb can be seen weekly on the Syfy channel investigating the paranormal.
· Brandy Green: A case manager for Ghost Hunters International, Brandy can be seen weekly on the Syfy channel investigating the paranormal.
· Luciana Carro: Star of Battlestar Galactica as “Kat” and Caprica as “Pyrah”.
· The Iron Sheik: Wrestling Legend, former WWF World Heavyweight Champion, WWF Tag Team Champion and WWE Hall of Fame member.
· Greg “The Hammer” Valentine: Wrestling Legend, former WWF Tag Team Champion, WWF Intercontinental Champion, NWA Champion and WWE Hall of Fame member.
· Terri Runnels: Former WWF, WWE and WCW manager, host and wrestler. Terri was one of the first WWE divas.
· Traci Brooks: TNA Wrestling star, Traci is the original TNA Knockout!
· SoCal Val: TNA Wrestling star.
New Musical Guests include:
· Addax: Indie Power Pop band
· Feeding Fingers: Post Punk / New Wave trio
· The Joyness: Pop / Folk Rock band
· S.S. Hanami: Anime Rock band
New Cosplay Guests include:
· Yaya Han: Cosplay Guest Yaya Han is a costume designer and cosplay entertainer with over 9 years of experience and over 100 costumes under her belt. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim nationwide.
· Miracole Burns: Model, Professional Makeup Artist, Costume Designer and Uber Nerd!
More information for each of these guests may be found at the FSC website www.supercon.tv. These new guests join a line up of over 100 guests already announced for the show, and that number continues to grow every week. Some of the guests already lined up for FSC 2010 include:
Comic Book artists and writers such as Ariel Olivetti, Gene Colan, Bill Sienkiewicz, Khoi Pham, Rafa Sandoval, Dennis Calero, Brad Walker, Paul Gulacy, Fred Van Lente, Filip Sablik, Georges Jeanty, Dick Giordano, Dustin Weaver, Steve Kurth, Shawn Crystal, Joe Jusko, Greg Horn, Allen Bellman, Clayton Henry, Alex Saviuk, Pat Broderick, Rob Hunter, Greg “Dark One” Williams, Vinnie Tartamella, Dick Kulpa, Jay Leisten, Luis Diaz and more!
Anime and Animation voice actors like Troy Baker (Naruto, Code Geass), Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim), Larry Kenney (Thundercats), Brittney Karbowski (Xenosaga, Pani Poni Dash), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen), Charles Fleischer (Roger Rabbit), Brad Kesten (Charlie Brown), Angela Lee-Sloan (Lucy in Peanuts), Stacy H. Tolkin (Sally in Peanuts) and more!
Legendary Filmmakers Lloyd Kaufman and Hershell Gordon Lewis.
Movie and TV Celebrities such as Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World, Relic Hunter), Robb Demarest (Ghost Hunters International), Brandy Green (Ghost Hunters International), Luciana Carro (Battlestar Galactica), John Wesley Shipp (The Flash), Charles Fleischer (Back to the Future II), Julie McCullough (Growing Pains, The Blob), Louise Robey (Friday the 13th the series), Rebecca Staab (Fantastic Four), Michelle Lintel (The Black Scorpion) and more!
Wrestling Guests such as The Iron Sheik (WWF), Greg “The Hammer” Valentine (WWF), Sinn “Kizarny” Bodhi (WWE), Terri Runnels (WWE), Traci Brooks (TNA) and SoCal Val (TNA).
Musical Guests like MC Frontalot, Addax, Feeding Fingers, The Joyness, S.S. Hanami, Robbed By A Flute, Sci-Fried, The Pursuit, Murderous Rampage and more!
Cosplay and Entertainment Guests such as Yaya Han, Miracole Burns, The 3000 Brigade (Smash Bros. Show), Supercon Championship Wrestling, Wasabi Anime and more!
Stand Up Comedy Guests like Lisa Corrao, The Revenge of the Nerds Comedy Show, Julie McCullough and more!
Additional guests can be found at on the Florida Supercon website at www.supercon.tv
This years FSC will have dedicated programming tracks for each of the genre’s being celebrated. Some of the amazing events include:
- Q&A’s with most of our 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 over $3,000 in cash and prizes)
- The FSC Cosplay Skit Contest
- Rumble Roses Cosplay Wrestling
- The Otaku Insomnia Rave
- Cosplay Deviant’s Hentai Cafe
- Cosplay RockBand
- Supercon Championship Wrestling’s “Supercon Mania!”
- The Smash Brothers 3000 Super Show
- Filmmaking workshops with Hershell Gordon Lewis
- The FSC Film Festival
- Live Musical Performances
- Live stand up comedy
- Over 100 video game stations
- Video game tournaments
- A 50,000 square feet exhibition room with over 400 booths and tables featuring vendors, celebrity guests, artists, filmmakers and exhibits.
Complete information on these and dozens of more events taking place all weekend can be found at www.supercon.tv
The convention hours of operation are:
FRIDAY, JUNE 18: 12:00PM – 2:00AM
SATURDAY, JUNE 19: 11:00AM – 2:00AM
SUNDAY, JUNE 20: 11:00AM – 6:00PM
FSC is located at The Double Tree Miami Airport Hotel and Convention Center,
711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126. Discounted room rates for convention
GHOSTBUSTERS STAR ERNIE HUDSON TO HEADLINE STEEL CITY CON!
Pittsburgh, — Orangestone Promotions, Inc., promoters of the Steel City Con (http://www.steelcitycon.com) are celebrating 20 years as Pennsylvania’s Largest Toy and Pop Culture convention this December 4-6, 2009 at the Monroeville Convention Center. The celebrity guest list continues to build as Pittsburgh gets ready to host a national level show. In addition to a massive selection of toys and comic books, attendees will be treated to signing appearances by many pop culture icons. Ghostbusters fans will be able to meet Ernie Hudson who portrayed “Winston” in Ghostbusters 1 & 2. Wrestling fans will be treated to a rare appearance of Kevin Nash who is a Wrestling Legend and TNA Superstar. Wrestling fans will also have an opportunity to meet Traci Brooks and So Cal Val which are both wrestlers for TNA. Star Wars fans will be treated to special signing appearance by Peter Mayhew who portrayed “Chewbacca” in the Star Wars films. Ghost Hunter International fans will be able to meet Robb Demarest who is the lead investigator of the TV series. Sci Fi fans will be able to meet Luciana Carro of Battlestar Galactica. Carro will also have a role in the upcoming TV series Caprica which is the spin off from Battlestar Galactica. Horror fans will be able to meet C.J. Graham who portrayed “Jason” in Friday the 13th. Additionally attendees can expect to see a large number of Comic Book Artists and Illustrators.
In addition to Celebrity appearances, the Steel City Con is proud to announce that the first 1,000 attendees who purchase a 3 Day Pass will receive a Goodie Bag which is filled with toys and comics valued at more than the price of admission. 3 Day Pass Holders will also receive Early Admission. The Steel City Con is the only convention in the United States that has consistently given away thousands of toys, comic books and collectibles to its attendees for free.
Many Pop Culture fans are tired of paying high admission fees just to walk into a big show. The Steel City Con offers attendees one of the biggest shows in the United States at a low price. With vendor space offered at a low cost dealers are able to sell their items to attendees for much less than conventions that charge a huge amount of money for dealer space. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Steel City Con can go to http://www.steelcitycon.com
Orangestone Promotions, Inc.
P.O. Box 10132
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Steel City Con
LONG BEACH COMIC CON OCTOBER 2-4, ANNOUNCES FULL SLATE OF COMIC AND MASS MEDIA GUESTS
Jeph Loeb & Geoff Johns Head All-Star Cast Of Comic Writers, Creators & Artists
Lou Ferrigno, Rob Van Damn, Christy Hemme, Brande Roderick, Sandra Taylor Herb Jefferson Jr., Among Others To Appear at Inaugural Event
Baltimore, MD June 29, 2009 – Long Beach Comic Con (LBCC), October 2-4, 2009, at the Long Beach Convention Center in downtown Long Beach, California has confirmed an all-star slate of comic writers, creators and artists as well as a wide array of mass media celebrities to its growing list of previously announced exhibitors. Special guests include television and comic icon Jeph Loeb along with DC Comics legend Geoff Johns. LBCC invites fans to come out and get a chance to meet the industry’s best and brightest.
Celebrity figures scheduled to appear include Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk) Martin Klebba (The Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy); Rob Van Dam, (Former WWE / ECW Superstar); Christy Hemme (TNA Wrestling Diva); Darcy DeMoss (Friday the 13th VI & VII); Meredith Salenger (Race to Witch Mountain); Luciana Carro (Battlestar Galactica); Herb Jefferson Jr. (Battlestar Galactica); Brande Roderick (Celebrity Apprentice, 2001 Playmate of the Year); Sandra Taylor (Under Siege 2, Batman & Robin, Playboy Model); Ami Dolenz (Witchboard 2: The Devils Doorway, Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings); Mia St. John (Current WBC Int’l Boxing Champion); and from the “Who Wants To Be A Superhero?” TV Series, Feedback, Fat Momma, Ms. Limelight and Hygena.
“The talent line-up being put together for LBCC is coming together quite nicely. We are so appreciative of the support the industry is showing to our inaugural show,” said event planner Martha Donato, President of MAD Event Management. “We’ll be utilizing all of our talent as we finalize our programming schedule. There will definitely be something for everyone.”
Notable comic artists committed to appear thus far include Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex); Amanda Conner (Supergirl); Peter Tomasi (Green Lantern); Tim Bradstreet (Punisher, Blade); Dustin Nguyen (Detective Comics); Scott Lobdell (Uncanny X-Men); Peter Stiegerwald (Soulfire, Fathom: Kiani, Ultimate Wolverine); Alex Sinclair (All-Star Batman & Robin); Mike Choi (Witchblade); and Steve Niles (30 Days of Night).
For a complete list of events, guests, activities, ticket prices and times, visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com.
Tickets will also be available at select comic book and hobby shops in the Los Angeles area.
About MAD Event Management
MAD Event Management is an all-purpose event planning facilitator whose principal owner has over 12 years of experience producing annual large-scale consumer conventions around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas. MAD’s capabilities include: Site Selection, Exhibit Staffing, Marketing Plans, Vendor Selection, Floor Plan Development, On-Site Execution, Sponsor Exhibitor Sales, Travel Management, Contract Development, Setup & Disassembly and Contract Coordination. Visit www.madeventmanagement.com for additional information.