Comic-Con International has updated their Special Guest List page with appearance information:
We’ve poured through our various schedules and listings to pull together the listed appearances of our guests throughout the convention. This information now follows the guest’s bio. These listings may not reflect all of their potential appearances. Some guests may also appear at company booths in the Exhibit Hall and other locations as well.
The Special Guest List for this year’s 40th Anniversary of the convention includes:
» Michael “Doc” Allred
» Kevin J. Anderson
» Sergio AragonÃ©s
» Ray Bradbury
» Gene Colan
» Nicola Cuti
» Kevin Eastman
» Steve Epting
» Mark Evanier
» June Foray
» Ramona Fradon
» Hunter Freberg
» Stan Freberg
» Gary Gianni
» Jimmy Gownley
» Russ Heath
» Brian Herbert
» James Jean
» Geoff Johns
» Eric Jones
» Kazu Kibuishi
» Dennis Kitchen
» John Kricfalusi
» Hope Larson
» Jim Lee
» Francis Manapul
» Dwayne McDuffie
» Doug Moench
» Sheldon “Shelly” Moldoff
» Fabio Moon
» Patrick Oliphant
» Bryan Lee O’Malley
» Stephan Pastis
» David Petersen
» Darick Robertson
» Jerry Robinson
» Mike Royer
» Stan Sakai
» Lew Sayre Schwartz
» Bill Sienkiewicz
» Gail Simone
» Leonard Starr
» J. Michael Straczynski
» Richard Thompson
» Lewis Trondheim
» RamÃ³n Valdiosera Berman
» Jerry Vanderstelt
» Charles Vess
» Landry Walker
» Bill Willingham
» Gene Yang
» Leinil Yu
FLORIDA SUPERCON ANNOUNCES TWENTY NEW GUESTS
INCLUDING: BRUCE CAMPBELL, MATTHEW LEWIS, SHELLY MOLDOFF & MARK BROOKS
We are proud to announce the addition of a twenty new guests to our growing line up.
Bruce Campbell: Legendary Actor, Writer, Director and Producer. Bruce is best known for his starring role as Ash in the Evil Dead trilogy (Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness). He currently stars as Sam Axe in Burn Notice. Bruce has an array of impressive credits which include: The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., My Name is Bruce, Bubba Ho-Tep, Sky High, Jack of All Trades, Xena: Warrior Princess, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Movie, Man with the Screaming Brain and Congo. In addition to his film career, Campbell is an accomplished writer, including authoring an autobiography, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor and a comical novel entitled Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way.
Matthew Lewis: Star of the Harry Potter series of films, Matthew has portrayed Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter & The Order of The Phoenix, Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince and the upcoming Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows.
Sheldon Moldoff: A true legend in the comic book industry. Sheldon began his career at seventeen when he contributed a sports filler that appeared on the inside front cover of the landmark Action Comics #1 (June 1938), the comic book that introduced Superman. He soon became Bob Kane’s first assistant on Batman, working with Batman off and on for thirty years. From about 1939, he was one of DC’s most prolific cover artists, illustrating many covers, including the cover to All American #16, the first appearance of Green Lantern. In 1953 he became one of the lead artists on Batman, which he continued to draw for the next 14 years. During his Batman run, Sheldon created and co-created a slew of characters including: The Bat-Girl, Bat-Mite, Ace The Bat Hound and Poison Ivy. In the mid 1960’s Sheldon turned to animation, doing storyboards for such animated TV series as Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse. Sheldon continued to contribute to the comic industry into the 21st century.
Mark Brooks: Superstar Comic Book Artist. Credits include: Avengers: The Initative, New X-Men, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Transformers, Cable & Deadpool, Amazing Fantasy, Arana, What If?, G.I. Joe: Battle Files and Amazing Spider-Man.
Daniel Logan: Media Guest and Actor. Daniel is best known for his role as “Young” Boba Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.
Brad Keston: Voice Actor. Brad was the voice of Charlie Brown in many Peanuts cartoons, including: The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show, Is This Goodbye Charlie Brown?, What Have We Learned Charlie Brown?, It’s Flashbeagle Charlie Brown, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.
Pamelyn Ferdin: Actress and Voice Actress. Pamelyn is best known as the voice of Lucy Van Pelt in many Peanuts cartoons, including: It Was a Short Summer Charlie Brown, A Boy Named Charlie Brown, and Play It Again Charlie Brown. Pamelyn’s other credits include: Charlotte’s Web (The Voice of Fern Arable), Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (The Voice of Sally), Star Trek (Original Series: And The Children Shall Lead) and Sealab 2020 (The Voice of Sallie).
Dennis Calero: Superstar Comic Book Artist. Credits include: X-Men: Noir, X-Factor, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes, Sliders, Magic: The Gathering, Fallen Angel, Supergirl and Countdown to Final Crisis.
Tony Bedard: Superstar Comic Book Writer. Tony is the current writer of DC Comic’s R.E.B.E.L.S. His other credits include: Birds of Prey, Exiles, Countdown, Supergirl, Uncanny X-Men, Outsiders, Supergirl & The Legion of Superheroes, Batman: Confidential, Mystic, DCU: Brave New World, Negation, JSA: Classified, Black Canary, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Rogue and Magnus Robot Fighter.
Stephanie Yanez: Discovering music at the age of 5, Stephanie Yanez was born to sing. Her love for music eventually led her to record four songs on Geneon’s Anime Karaoke Collection with three of those songs recorded with overseas Japan-based record label I’VE. This CD also includes the song that she won at Anime Expo’s AX Idol 2004 “Ningyo Hime” from the top anime series Chobits!
Brian Thompson: Media Guest – Actor. Brian’s credits include: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (Shao Khan), Buffy The Vampire Slayer (The Judge and Luke The Vampire), The X-Files (Alien Bounty Hunter), Star Trek: Generations (Klingon Helm), Star Trek: The Next Generation (A Matter of Honor), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (To The Death & Rules of Engagement), Enterprise (United, Babel One, Aenar), Dragonheart (Brock), Charmed, Alien Nation, Werewolf, Terminator and Kindred: Embraced.
Richard Green: Artist and Animator. Richard’s credits include work for Disney on Beauty and the Beast (Assistant Animator of Lumiere), Rescuers Down Under, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Goofy, Mickey Mouse and more.
Peter Badalamenti: Media Guest – Actor. Peter’s credits include: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Penrod), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Penrod), The Curious Case of Benjiman Button (Younger/Older Benjiman), When In Rome (Ace Frehley), The Punisher, Bad Boys 2, Dr. Moreau’s House of Pain, Full Grown Men and Cremaster 3.
Plus: Derrick Fish (Artist), Nakia Mann (Artist – Zoom Suit), Austin Janowsky (Artist – Iron Man: The End, 10th Muse, GI Joe, Cracked Magazine), Joe Fauvel (Artist & Writer – Cry, Assassin’s Guild), Kezia Sardina (Artist), Chris Berman (Writer – The Hive) and E. Robert Dunn (Writer – Echelon’s End).
These twenty new guests join an already impressive lineup that includes:
Al Feldstein: Legendary EC Comics Creator, Al Feldstein served as Editor, Writer and Artist for EC Comics in the Golden Age. His work has graced the covers of Tales From The Crypt, Weird Science, Weird Fantasy, Shock SuspenStories, Crime SuspenStories, Vault of Horror, Panic and The Haunt of Fear.
Dick Giordano:When one mentions the legends that have shaped the history of the comics industry, rest assured that high on that list will be the name of Dick Giordano. Since 1951, Dick Giordano has worked his pencil and ink magic for a variety of publishers including Charlton Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dell, American Comics, Valiant, Treasure Chest and Junior Life. In addition to his considerable freelance contributions, Giordano acted as Editor-In-Chief for Charlton Comics, during which he oversaw the creation of their most memorable characters including such classics as The Blue Beetle and Captain Atom. As Executive Editorial Director of DC Comics, Dick was the guiding force behind such award-winning series as Alan Moore’s WATCHMEN, Frank Miller’s DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and many, many more revolutionary concepts. His creative vision at DC Comics resulted in raising the bar for creativity throughout the entire comics industry. In recent years, Dick Giordano, along with creative partners Bob Layton and David Michelinie, formed FUTURE ENTERTAINMENT, a multi-media company.
Patrick Rothfuss: New York Times Best Selling Author Patrick Rothfuss is the writer of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear. Mr. Rothfuss was the recipient of the 2007 “Quill Award”, the 2007 Best Book of the Year – FantasyLiterature.net, Publisher Weekly’s 2007 Best Book of the Year (Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror).
Michele Knotz: Anime Voice Acting Star, Michele Knotz is the voice of Team Rocket’s Jessie, Misty, May, and Nurse Joy in PokÃ©mon. Michele is also one of the stars of Smash Bros. Brawl and Shootfighter Tekken.
Herb Trimpe: Legendary Comic Book artist Herb Trimpe is best known for his work at Marvel from the 1960’s to the 1990’s, including art for The Incredible Hulk (for which he enjoyed an eight-year run and is credited with the co-creation of Wolverine in Incredible Hulk #180 and 181), The Transformers, G.I. Joe, Shogun Warriors and Godzilla.
Pat Broderick: Legendary Comic Book artist and animator, Pat Broderick is an icon of the 70’s and 80’s comic book industry. Mr. Broderick has been the artist for Batman, Captain Marvel, Firestorm, Captain Atom, Detective Comics, Green Lantern, The Micronauts, Shazam, Alpha Flight and more! In addition to his comic book art, Mr. Broderick’s animation work includes concept design work for the Jimmy Neutron movie.
Allen Bellman: Golden Age Comic Book Legend. Artist of Captain America, The Patriot, Let’s Play Detective, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner and more! Mr. Bellman was the recipient of the 2007 San Diego Comic Con Inkpot Award.
Dana Snyder: Dana may be best known as the voice of Master Shake in the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but his extensive list of credits also includes Chowder (Gazpacho), The Venture Brothers (The Alchemist), Squidbillies (Granny), Minoriteam (Dr. Wang), Sealab 2021 and Robot Chicken. Contrary to popular belief, Dana was NOT the “Food-Way Woman” in The Shawshank Redemption.
Bill Rogers: Anime voice acting star, Bill Rogers is the voice of Brock in PokÃ©mon, Touma Seguchi in Gravitation, Yamamoto in Boogiepop Phantom, Tanaka Souihiro in Genshiken, Kevin in The Third and Bonsly, Lucario & Weavile in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Greg Horn: Superstar Comic Book Artist and Painter. Credits include: Secret Invasion, Ms. Marvel, Elektra, She-Hulk, X-Men, Emma Frost, Wolverine, Namor, Spider-Man and more!
Heidi Arnhold: Heidi is a superstar Manga artist whose work includes Jim Henson’s Legends of the Dark Crystal and Star Trek: The Manga.
Ralph Cabrera: Superstar artist of Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and more!
Sophie Mcnutt: Industry Guest. Funimation’s Operation Anime Co-ordinator.
Terry Cronin & Pat Martin: Independent Comic Book creators. Students of the Unusual.
Rob Granito: Superstar Artist. Teen Titans Go, Warner Bros., USPS Marvel Postage Stamp Artist.
Greg Kirkpatrick: Independent Comic Book Artist. Living in Infamy, Novavolo, Savage Dragon.
Plus: Manuel Aguilera (Artist), Deleon Walters (Artist), Joel Estrada (Artist), The Earth Dies Screaming (Nerdcore Band) and Natalie Wood (Artist).
Dozens of more guests will be announced in the coming months.
The new location for FSC is The Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami FL. 33126. FSC will take up over 85,000 sq. feet of space at the convention center, which will include over 120 vendor booths (showcasing comic books, trade paperbacks, graphic novels, toys, anime, manga, clothing, accessories, DVD’s, CD’s, books, autographs and more!), a 9,000 sq. feet main events area, console gaming, LAN gaming, tabletop gaming, card gaming, panel rooms, anime viewing rooms and movie screening rooms.
The convention hours of operation are:
FRIDAY, JUNE 5: 3:30PM – 2:00AM
SATURDAY, JUNE 6: 11:00AM – 2:00AM
SUNDAY, JUNE 7: 11:00AM – 6:00PM
For more information and updates: visit www.floridasupercon.com
Florida Supercon Tickets are currently available online and will be available at the show.
General Admission (3) Day Weekend Pass
$25 if reserved before March 1, 2009
$30 if reserved between March 2 and May 20, 2009
$35 if reserved between May 21 and June 4, 2009.
$40 at the event.
Single Day passes are available online and at the show for Friday ($20), Saturday ($25) and Sunday ($20)
Children under 10 years old are FREE when accompanied by a paid adult.
Parents accompanying children over 10 years old are eligible for a Parents ticket (which provides a $10 discount).
Military, Police and Firefighters get a $10 per ticket discount.
VIP Tickets are available for $150.
Vendor and Artist space in now available and information is online at www.floridasupercon.com/VENDORS.html