FLORIDA SUPERCON 2009
FSC LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE AND ADDS NEW GUESTS FOR JUNE 18-20, 2010 SHOW
Miami, FL – As the 5th annual Florida Supercon grows closer, dozens of exciting new guests have been added from the worlds of Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Sci-Fi, Video Games, Horror, Comedy and more! In addition to the exciting new guests that have been added, a new website has been launched to support the event. The new website can be viewed at www.supercon.tv
Florida Supercon (FSC) returns to Miami for its 5th year as it takes over the entire Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Convention Center. South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game and Sci-Fi / Fantasy Festival is set for Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20, 2010. The 5th FSC will be the largest yet, with almost 150,000 square feet of event space, plus more guest celebrities and artists than ever before!
Florida Supercon is 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.
Over 80 guests have already been announced for FSC 2010, 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, 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, Allen Bellman, Clayton Henry, Derec Donovan, Alex Saviuk, Pat Broderick, Rob Hunter, Greg “Dark One” Williams, Vinnie Tartamella, Dick Kulpa 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), 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), Sinn “Kizarny” Bodhi (WWE) and more!
Musical Guests like MC Frontalot, Robbed By A Flute, Sci-Fried, The Pursuit, Murderous Rampage and more!
Cosplay and Entertainment Guests such as the 3000 Brigade (Smash Bros. Show), Supercon Championship Wrestling, Wasabi Anime, Outland Armour 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 300 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
THE DOUBLE TREE MIAMI AIRPORT HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER is located at 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126. The Double Tree has over 150,000 square feet of total convention space to accommodate the growing attendance of Animation Supercon. Discounted room rates for convention are available. See our website www.supercon.tv for details.
WONDER WOMAN DAY IV – PORTLAND
Sunday, October 25, 2009 — 12noon-6pm — FREE
Excalibur Comics, 2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon
A part of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
PORTLAND MAYOR SAM ADAMS HAS OFFICIALLY DECLARED
“WONDER WOMAN DAY” IN PORTLAND!
PORTLAND SPECIAL GUESTS SIGNING (with FREE Prints):
Gilbert Hernandez from noon-6pm (Love & Rockets, Luba, Palomar)!
Jaime Hernandez from noon-6pm (Love & Rockets, Penny Century, Locas I & II)!
Paul Gulacy from noon-3pm (Batman, Catwoman, Star Wars, 007, Master of Kung Fu)
Anne Timmons from noon-3pm (Go Girl!, Graphic Classics, Star Trek)!
Steve Dorris from noon-3pm (onsite caricatures of YOU as a super-hero)!
Gail Simone from 3-6pm (Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey, Welcome To Tranquility)!
Aaron Lopresti from 3-6pm (Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Excalibur, Ms Marvel)!
Ron Randall from 3-6pm (Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Outsiders, Star Wars, Trekker)!
PORTLAND SILENT ART AUCTION: (see more details below)
original Wonder Woman illustrations created and donated by top Comic Book, Comic Strip, and Animation Artists including
Past Wonder Woman Artists: Aaron Lopresti — Alex Ross — Ed Hannigan — Gary Frank — Karl Waller — Nicola Scott — Ramona Fradon
Plus A Host Of Superstar Artists: Aaron Felizmenio — Aaron McConnell — Alexandre Tso — Al Milgrom — Al Rio — Amy Pronovost — Andy Perez — Anne Timmons — Anthony Hochrein — Anthony Lee — Anthony Rizzo — Arie Monroe — Ariel Guzman — Arthur Reis — Beck Kramer — Ben Dunn — Bennett Pisek — Bob Prodor — Braulio Gregorio — Britton Walters — Carrie Cartwright — Cat Staggs — Celina Hernandez — Chris Giarrusso — Christian N. St. Pierre — Christopher Chamberlain — Claudio Pozas — Colleen Coover — Dan Schoening — Dan Thompson — Dane Ault — Daniel HDR — David Burton — David Newbold — Dennis Hart — Denise Vasquez — DJ Jackson — Diane Carroll — Don Perlin — Duanne Barbour — Dylan Williams — Ed Bickford — Elvis Moura — Emi Lenox — Erik Burnham — Ernest Jocson — Francisco Paronzini — Fred Hembeck — Gilbert Hernandez — Greg Moutafis — Guy Davis — Henrique Bittencourt — Heubert Khan Michael — Howard Bender — Ian Walker — Ibrahim Moustafa — J.A. Fludd — Jaime Hernandez — Jamal Igle — Janet Hetherington — Jay Leisten — Jeremy Alva — Jeremy Treece — Jesse Hamm — Jessica Hickman — Jonathan Lau — Jonathan Racimo — Jon Riggle — Jose Weingartner Jr — Josh Heusinkveld — Juan Fontanez Jr — Judith Hunt — Karen Krajenbrink — Karlton Hahn — Katie Cook — Keith Perkins — Keith Tucker — Kelly Everaert — Kevenn T Smith — Kevin Karstens — Knate Carter — Kristen McCabe — Lance Sawyer — Linda Chartier — Lynne Anderson — Mark Bloodworth — Mary Bellamy — Matt Grigsby — Maureen Gubia — Mauricio Dias — Max Bretschneider — Michael Duron — Michael T. Gilbert — Michael Troy — Mike Collins — Mike Murphy — Mike Pascale — Natalie Nourigat — Nathan Ohlendorf — Neil Vokes — Nicole Falk — Paul Gould — Paul Gulacy — Paul Taylor — Phil Nibbelink — Ray Caspio — Ray Johnson — Richard Howell — Rich Ellis — Rob Jones — Rob Kramer — Rock Barcellos — Rodney Buchemi — Rogerio DeSouza — Ron Chan — Ryan Kelly — Ryan Odagawa — Sarah Wilkinson — Scott Barnett — Scott Christian Sava — Scott Koblish — Scott Morse — Sean Chen — Sergio Calvet — Sina Grace — Stefano — Steve Dorris — Steve Howard — Terry Blas — Tim Fish — Todd Moniz of Thunder Road Laser Graphics — Tom Hodges — Tram Ngo — Tyler Richlen — Wattana — Wayne Moraghan !
* Fans can take photos with Real Live Super-Heroes & Heroines On-Site!
* See an exhibit of top Wonder Woman collectibles!
* Come dressed in a super-hero costume!
* Kid Friendly!
Door prizes and drawings (for charity) include items from:
Diamond Distributors / Diamond Select (limited and signed toys & action figures)
Hallmark Cards (artist-signed Wonder Woman Keepsake ornaments)
Tonner Dolls (Deluxe Wonder Woman doll)
Arby’s (Justice League “Paper Heroes” bobblehead toys)
Fantagraphics Books (Love & Rockets hardcovers)
Dark Horse Comics (miscellaneous trades and comics)
* Fliers and Poster designed by Richard J. Fowlks
* Scanning and Catalogue printing donated by Documart Printing
* Poster printing donated by John Trachtenberg at AdPrint
* Postcard printing partially donated by ColorMation
* 4×7 Store Banner donated by Sign Wizards
* matting and framing donated by Jason Jones and Lara Sydney Framing Gallery
* Wonder costume donated by Don Hood
* Wonder wig styling donated by Allen Fortuna of The Little Beauty Shop
* online PR help by Richard Caldwell
* Wonder Woman Day was created and is produced by best-selling author Andy Mangels
BE A SUPER HERO FOR BABIES! BENEFIT
SATURDAY JULY 18TH 11AM TO 7PM
PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE MARCH OF DIMES
ORIGINAL ART DONATED FROM MORE THAN 75 ARTISTS AND WRITERS IN THE COMIC INDUSTRY SILENT AUCTION WITH LOW MINIMUM BID, GREAT WAY TO ADD ORIGINAL ART TO YOUR COLLECTION!
ARTISTS IN ATTENDANCE DOING SKETCHES FOR DONATIONS:
Eisner Award Winner PAUL GULACY (Shang-Chi, Catwoman, Shanna the She-Devil, Star Wars: Crimson Empire) www.gulacy.com
CLAYTON CRAIN (X-Force, Ghost Rider, Spectacular Spider-Man) www.claytoncrain.com
LAURIE B! http://artoflaurieb.blogspot.com/
JASON METCALF (Wrath of the Titans, upcoming Eternal Descent) http://jman-3h.deviantart.com/
KATHLEEN WEBB (Archie, Betty & Veronica) www.meezerkat.deviantart.com
RANDY KINTZ (Jason and the Argonauts, Legend of Isis, Wrath of the Titans) http://rantz.deviantart.com/
BEN HANSEN (The Dependents, Emerald City Comicon Sketch Crew) http://1314.deviantart.com
LEVI SKEEN (The Dependents, Emerald City Comicon Sketch Crew) http://leviske.deviantart.com
GREG SCOTT BAILEY (Mocktales) www.mocktales.com
ALAN BENNETT( Johnny Vega, Pandora’s Garage) http://blackboxcomix.vpweb.com/
JASON ZACHARY POTT ( The Toxic Confessions of Johnny Morbid) www.myspace.com/neotrashcomix
ADAM WATSON (The Pauper, Ghost Assassin) http://seppukucomics.com/darkcom.html
TROY PARKE (Graphic Design Artist) www.tparke.com
KEITH CURTIS (Crater on the Moon) http://crateronthemoon.com/
TRAVIS BUNDY (Gods of the New Empire) www.thoughtboxcomics.com
TONY DELA CRUZ (Emerald City Sketch Crew)
AND MANY MORE!
Comic Evolution, 206 South Meridian, Puyallup, WA, 98371