SDCC 2014 Digest: 2

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series SDCC Digest 2014

Batman v Superman SDCC

Get a glimpse of the Batman v. Superman footage from Comic-Con plus a Mad Max trailer, Wonder Woman revealed, the complete Age of Ultron poster, and more.

ReedPOP and Wikia to Launch International Cosplay Competition at C2E2 2014

February 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Convention News, Cosplay, Illinois, Top Stories

Crown Championship of CosPlay

Press Release:

REEDPOP AND WIKIA TO LAUNCH INTERNATIONAL COSPLAY COMPETITION AT C2E2

Inaugural C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay! Judged by Leading Cosplay Figures Opens for Registration Today

New York– February 14, 2014 – Today, ReedPOP, the world’s leading purveyor of pop culture events, and Wikia, the social universe of fandom and the ultimate source for powerful and relevant game expertise, announce the debut of a new cosplay championship at this year’s C2E2 in Chicago. The inaugural C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay will be the biggest and most prestigious costume contest in the United States, where veterans of the cosplay circuit and amateurs alike will battle it out for a shot at seizing the Crown and over $10,000 in cash and prizes. RedEye, part of Chicago’s Tribune Media Group, will serve as media sponsor for the inaugural event.

For the first time ever, C2E2 will invite cosplayers from across the U.S. to travel to the Windy City and have their creations critiqued by celebrity judges with established backgrounds in costume design and pop culture entertainment. This year’s judges include Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Her Universe fashion line), Yaya Han (Heroes of Cosplay) and Nan Cibula-Jenkins (costume designer and head of costume design at The Theatre School at DePaul University). Fans will witness the spectacle and pageantry of a fun-filled competition celebrating the best cosplayers from around the country. This will not only be a celebration of pop culture, but a craftsmanship award show, with a pre-judging session and a stage display. All entries must represent a character or element from Comic Books, Movies & Television, Video Games, Anime or Fantasy.

“With some of the amazing costumes we’ve seen at our other shows, we thought it would make for a great showdown between the best of the best in cosplay,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Vice President of ReedPOP. “We’re thrilled to have teamed up with Wikia for the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay to truly celebrate pop culture and the creativity of its Fans.”

“While cosplay has always been a passion of Wikia’s community of super-fans, the rise of ReedPOP’s events and our partnership around C2E2 allows us to engage even the most casual of enthusiasts,” said Eric Moro, Director of Programming, Entertainment at Wikia. “Starting on wikia.com and leading up to C2E2, the Cosplay Championships will put popular cultural on full display in all its glory. We’re excited to have our community play a central role.”

The debut of the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay rides a surge in popularity for the cosplay culture and artistry most evident in Syfy channel’s docu-series “Heroes of Cosplay.” The C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay will be streamed live to a global audience on the C2E2 website.

Fans can register here for the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay starting February 14. Each entrant will submit an application to be reviewed by the C2E2 team (one costume per entrant) and the top entrants will compete for top prize in Chicago. Visit our website for more information on rules and conditions.

About ReedPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East and Australia, Star Wars Celebration, and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013 ReedPOP (has) added Star Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific (including Australia).

About C2E2
The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – also known as C2E2 – is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. Bringing the best of popular culture to Downtown Chicago, C2E2’s show floor is packed with hundreds of exhibitors, panels and autograph sessions giving fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators and screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either the big or small screen!

About Wikia
Wikia, the social universe for fans, by fans, is the home for social fandom and the ultimate source for powerful and relevant entertainment expertise. It is the definitive place for people to contribute to original sources of multi-media information around subjects they know and love. Using Wikia, anyone can form new communities around any subject or participate in over 300,000 existing communities by reading or contributing new content. With over 30 million pages of rich content, Wikia’s communities are the most authoritative about any pop culture topic on the Internet. Wikia’s game vertical (www.wikia.com/videogames) is a leading video-game focused network on the Web. Its movies, TV and books verticals (www.wikia.com/entertainment) are the fastest growing source of U.S. entertainment content around the world. Launched in 2006 by founders Jimmy Wales and AngelaBeesley, Wikia attracts more than 100 million global unique visitors per month and is ranked a Quantcast Top 30 and comScore Top 100 Internet site, as well as a Nielsen Top 10 social network. www.wikia.com or @wikia

GA – Hero of Cosplay Signs

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Yaya Han, best known from Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay, appears at Oxford Comics to sign 2014 calendars and prints on Saturday November 30, 2013 from 1:00 till 5:00 pm! This is an opportunity to meet one of America’s most famous cosplayers. Photo ops are welcome!

Oxford Comics
2855 Piedmont Road, Atlanta GA 30305

SDCC Digest 2013: 2

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Boston Comic Con 2013 Schedule

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Boston Comic Con has announced their schedule for the 2013 convention! This year’s show includes gaming, trivia contests, cosplay tutorials, concerts, and of course Q&A panels with some of the most talented comic creators in the industry plus media guests Jason David Frank (Power Rangers) and The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan! Panels are free with paid admission. Get tickets either at the door or online at the link!

SATURDAY APRIL 20TH

Main Lobby Panel Room

All Age Comics
12:00pm-12:45pm
Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Andy Price

Power Ranger Q&A
1:00pm–1:45pm
Jason David Frank

How To Draw Like A Bad Ass
2:00pm–2:45pm
Frank Cho

DC Artists
3:00pm-3:45pm
Tony Daniel, Tom Raney, Aaron Lopresti

Marvel Artists
4:00pm-4:45pm
Carlos Pacheco, Mark Bagley, Mike Choi, Nick Bradshaw, Lauren Sankovitch

Writing Comics
5:00pm-5:45pm
Bill Willingham, Steve Niles, Tim Seeley

Female Creators
6:00pm-6:45pm
Amy Reeder, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Lauren Sankovitch

 

Panel Room 109

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
12:00pm-12:45pm
Trivia game about comics, sci-fi, TV, movies, etc.

Comics and Comics
2:00pm–2:45pm
Popular stand up comedy team showcases their Geek based humor

Nashville Superman
3:00pm–3:45pm
Country music singer, Allen Shervelle, sings songs about Superman

Panel Room 109

Meet The Legions
4:00pm-4:45pm
Star Wars 501st cosplay organization

Anime Trivia
5:00pm-5:45pm
Hosted by Isis Kain, The Anime Trivia Mistress

 

Panel Room 110

How to Create Suspense in Comics
12:00pm-12:45pm
Hosted by Neil Gibson, creator of the best selling UK based comic series Twisted Dark

So You Want to Be a Comic Book Artist
1:00pm–1:45pm
Former Dark Horse Comics editor, Phil Amara, as well as creators Jack Purcell, Erik Carlson, and more

Stop Waiting and Make Your Comic!
2:00pm–2:45pm
How to turn your ideas into reality with George Homeless

How to Pitch Your Comic to Publishers
3:00pm–3:45pm
Hosted by Anthony Del Col, co-creator of Kill Shakespeare

Star Wars Origami
4:00pm-4:45pm
Learn how to make Star Wars origami

Sell Your Comic To UnCreate Comics
5:00pm-5:45pm
Sell your comic to on-line publisher UnCreate Comics

Yaya Han: Costumes & Cosplay
6:00pm-6:45pm
Yaya shows you how to take cosplay to a whole new level

 

SUNDAY APRIL 21ST 

Main Lobby Panel Room

Kicking Monkeys
11:00am-11:45am
Bill Willingham and Frank Cho unveil their new project

Spotlight: Mike Mignola
12:00pm–12:45pm
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola

Spotlight: Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
1:00pm–1:45pm
DC artists and writer Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti

Costume Contest
2:00pm-3:45pm
Hosted by cosplay favorite Yaya Han

Walking Dead Q&A
4:00pm-5:00pm
Lauren Cohan

**UPDATE: Jon Bernthal has cancelled his appearance at Boston Comic Con**

Panel Room 109

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
12:00pm-12:45pm
Trivia game about comics, sci-fi, TV, movies, etc.

Comics and Comics
2:00pm–2:45pm
Popular stand up comedy team showcases their Geek based humor

Nashville Superman
3:00pm–3:45pm
Country music singer, Allen Shervelle, sings songs about Superman

Meet The Legions
4:00pm-4:45pm
Star Wars 501st cosplay organization

Panel Room 110

Comic Art Auction
1:00pm-3:00pm

 

2013 GAMING SCHEDULE

Magic: the Gathering
Star City Games Invitational Qualifier

  • Date: Saturday April 20, 11am
  • Registration: April 20, 10am-11am
  • Entry: $25
  • Prize: Based on attendance

Magic: the Gathering
Gatecrash Sealed Deck Tournament

  • Date: Sunday April 21, 11am
  • Registration: April 21, 10am-11am
  • Entry: $25
  • Prize: Based on attendance

Magic: the Gathering
8-Player Side Events: Booster Draft

  • Date: Saturday & Sunday April 20 & 21, as filled
  • Entry: $15
  • Format: 8-player, single elimination
  • Prizes: 8-4 pack prizes

Magic: the Gathering
8-Player Side Events: Win-a-box

  • Date: Saturday & Sunday April 20 & 21, as filled
  • Entry: $15
  • Format: 8-player, single elimination
  • Prize: Booster box for winner

Magic: the Gathering
8-Player Side Events: Standard and Modern

  • Date: Saturday & Sunday April 20 & 21, as filled
  • Entry: $15
  • Format: 8-player, single elimination
  • Prize: TBD

Magic: the Gathering
4-Player Commander

  • Date: Saturday & Sunday April 21 & 22, as filled
  • Entry: $5
  • Prize: 2 booster packs each time you eliminate another player

Yu-Gi-Oh
16 Man Booster Box

  • Hours, Saturday April 21: 11am, 2pm, 5pm
  • Hours, Sunday April 22: 11am, 2pm
  • Entry: $5

Cosplayer Yaya Han Hosts Costume Contest at Boston Comic Con 2013

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Boston Comic Con is happy to announce that cosplay favorite Yaya Han will appear at the 2013 convention and hosting the annual costume contest! Make sure you dress to impress!

Yaya Han is a costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer with 13 years of experience. After discovering cosplay at her first con over a decade ago, she quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day Yaya has made 200 (and counting) costumes in the genres of anime/manga, comic books, video games, sci-fi and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won many awards and acclaim world wide, and Yaya has been featured in a myriad of magazines, websites, and television programming. Commercially, Yaya’s visage has been drawn, painted and sculpted by a number of noted professional artists and she enjoys modeling and collaborating with photographers and artists.yaya_belldandy19

Additionally, Yaya has taught a multitude of panels on costume craftsmanship, presentation, makeup, wigs and more; and judged as well as hosted countless costume contests and performed in front of many peers and fans alike on stage. Over the past several years, Yaya has traveled to a long roster of conventions and events within the USA as well as internationally to Italy, Mexico, Canada, United Kingdom, Scotland, Japan, Costa Rica, Australia, Germany and Brazil as a Guest of Honor. Yaya is a strong advocate of preserving cosplay as an art form and encourages and mentors new cosplayers to improve their craftsmanship constantly. She is extremely excited for her first visit to Boston, and Boston Comic Con! For more information, visit www.yayahan.com

Tickets for Boston Comic Con are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

Artist alley and vendor table registration is also open. Forms can be found on the Boston Comic Con website.

RSVP on Facebook!

About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Scene on the Web: Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2012

The gathering of all things Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2012 commences!


Scene on the Web: Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2012

Storified by Convention Scene · Mon, Dec 03 2012 07:13:52

Showcase – New Orleans Comic Con – USA ~ Cosplay Kulture!I’ve been quiet for a bit cause I have been really busy with work (6 days a week) and it’s a bit quiet on the Cosplay con front since December is holiday month. However! It was New Orleans Comic Con over the weekend and that’s a fun one to check out!
Ad here’s a NOLA comic con of a DC/Marvel mash up: http://twitpic.com/bhuxzy (Kitty Pryde, Lockheed, & Karate Kid)Daniel Govar
Kevin Sorbo happy to be here at Comic Con #Nola. He’s been working on several projects locally. http://pic.twitter.com/IvuqUEbnCarolyn Scofield
Custom Invisible Woman sketch cover drawn at NOLA Comic Con http://pic.twitter.com/vqkE8MOvScott Blair
Got my pinup of Slave Leia @AdrianneCurry signed at @WizardWorld NOLA Comic Con :) http://pic.twitter.com/1ruLjS5SScott Blair
.@CMPunk raises eyebrows at Comic Con @WizardWorld #NOLA #BetterThanDwayne http://pic.twitter.com/ItmhREzKMonkeyMan NewOrleans
Custom Charlize Theron as Batgirl sketch cover NOLA Comic Con #batman http://pic.twitter.com/wLesEMtzScott Blair
Custom Batman Beyond vs #batman sketch cover Nola Comic Con #CopicART http://pic.twitter.com/AEC4fR7qScott Blair
Custom @SaraUnderwood as Black Cat sketch cover @WizardWorld NOLA Comic Con http://pic.twitter.com/WziUM5yLScott Blair
Wastelander shenanigans at Nola Comic Con! #wizardpic #wizardworld http://yfrog.com/essducpdjnukabitch
The amazing @YayaHan with my Catwoman sketch cover at @WizardWorld NOLA Comic Con #batman #cosplay http://pic.twitter.com/pjG7VYi3Scott Blair
Drawn for me by @anthonywinn at New Orleans Comic Con #Carnage http://pic.twitter.com/qNyZdmwNMark P.
Rooker, at the New Orleans Comic Con (Wire Image Photos) http://twitpic.com/bi9kjkMichael Rooker Pics
Only in New Orleans does Comic Con come with Krewe of Chewbacchus parade! Hail drunken wookie! #wizpic @kreweofchew http://pic.twitter.com/A9nHMQ5ynukabitch
Batman from the New Orleans Comic Con: http://twitpic.com/bijpatDaniel Govar
Saw some really cool costumes at the New Orleans Comic-Con yesterday. My favorite was scooby-doo. :-) http://pic.twitter.com/Qngfgmd0Dawn Chartier
‘Star Trek’ actors entertain crowd questions with character at Comic ConTheir off-screen personalities shone this afternoon as three stars of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" fielded questions from a room full of fans at Comic Con in New Orleans. The Sunday question-and-answer session featured actors Brent Spiner as a fun and gentle soul, Marina Sirtis as a spirited source of sharp retorts, and LeVar Burton as a laid-back, book-loving guy.
New Orleans comic con comes to endCollin Breaux,New Orleans Celebrity Headlines Examiner Collin Bring brings several years of experience to Examiner.com and has personally gone out and interviewed subjects for some of his articles. He is an accomplished freelance writer and honed his craft at his campus newspaper.
Comic Con New Orleans celebrates comics, video games, and dressing up like your inner super heroSaturday afternoon in New Orleans, sitting in a chair pulled off the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, it was possible to watch a quintet of Orion slave girls with pea green skin flirt with passersby while Master Chief chatted amiably with Dead Pool and Dr. Who.
Comic Con 2012, high-priced comic books, zombies and swordplayWizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2012, a cosmic convening of thousands of superhero, science fiction, horror and fantasy fans at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center moved into day two Saturday (Dec. 1). Though celebrities are a big part of the draw, today I concentrated on the range of other pop-culture diversions.
Comic Con 2012 has achieved liftoff in New OrleansWizard World New Orleans Comic Con 2012, a three-day festival dedicated to science fiction, fantasy and horror kicked off Friday, Nov. 30, afternoon at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. One of this year’s big draws is the assembly of six stars from the iconic "Star Trek: The Second Generation" television show – only Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) was unavailable.
#wizardworld New Orleans setting up!!!jennaface

Cosplay Designer Yaya Han Settles Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

June 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Anime, Comic Books, Everything Else

Press Release:

Atlanta-based cosplay designer Yaya Han settles her copyright infringement lawsuit against Happy Sun Enterprises.

June 23, 2011

Atlanta, Georgia – Travis Tunnell, of the law firm Anderson Dailey LLP, has assisted his client, cosplay designer Yaya Han, in settling a copyright infringement suit against In Bae Park and Happy Sun Enterprises.

The parties entered into a Settlement Agreement, which resolved the 10-month longcopyright infringement dispute that was pending in the Federal U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The style of the case was Yaya Han v. Happy Sun
Enterprise, Inc. et al., No. 1:10-cv-02574-TWT.

In August 2010, Mr. Tunnell filed the copyright infringement suit on behalf of Yaya Han, alleging that Happy Sun Enterprises copied Ms. Han’s registered designs and then began selling substantially similar products through its online store and at anime and sci-fi conventions throughout the United States.

During litigation, it was disclosed that on or about July 2007, Happy Sun Enterprises used cat ear products designed by Ms. Han to develop a line of Cosplay Cat Ears products in Korea. Happy Sun then imported approximately 51,225 units of its line of Cosplay Cat Ears products into the United States.

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Happy Sun Enterprises sold approximately 17,775 units of Cat Ear products (through wholesale, online sales, and at anime and sci-fi conventions throughout the United States) under the trade names Fandom, Best Anime Shop and Happy Sun Enterprises.The total sales of Happy Sun’s Cat Ears products were estimated at $231,075.

“I only wanted them to stop making and selling items that belonged to me,” Ms. Hanstated when asked why she filed the lawsuit, “it’s not like this is just an individual who made a few of my cat ears at home, this was a massive oversaturation of the market place with nearly identical products that were being sold at half of my prices. It depreciated the inherent value of the product itself which is a high quality, hand-crafted, cosplay accessory that I proudly make in America.”

Although the terms of the Settlement Agreement remain confidential, Happy Sun Enterprise has agreed to cease any further production of Cat Ear products and has consented that the remaining 33,500 units of Cat Ear products shall not be sold.

Travis Tunnell is a registered Patent Attorney practicing in Atlanta, Georgia with the business litigation firm Anderson Dailey LLP. Travis’ practice focuses on Intellectual Property right procurement, enforcement, protection, licensing and litigation. Travis has successfully obtained patents, trademarks, and copyrights for numerous clients, and has substantial experience involving litigation at both the state and federal level. Travis has provided strategic IP and business counsel to a wide range of industries, including software and technology companies, retailers, manufacturers, social media developers, and clothing and costume designers. Mr. Tunnell can be contacted at www.andersondailey.com

Yaya Han had been designing and making cosplay items since 2001, including a unique interpretation of animal ears in plastic, with marabou feather inserts and satin ribbon bows, pearls, flowers, and other decorations, which have become very popular in the anime community. She is also an accomplished costume maker and a well-recognized and respected figure in fandom world.

Florida Supercon Adds Over a Dozen More for 2010

FLORIDA SUPERCON 2010
OVER A DOZEN MAJOR NEW GUESTS ADDED FOR JUNE 18-20, 2010 SHOW

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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!

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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

Florida Supercon Announces Final Guest List

Press Release:

FINAL GUEST LIST ANNOUNCED FOR FLORIDA SUPERCON: JUNE 5-7, 2009

Florida Supercon returns in 2009! Now in it’s 4th year, FSC once again moves into a larger venue as the three day festival continues to grow. This year’s event will take place June 5, 6 & 7, 2009 at the Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Convention Center in Miami, FL. The three day festival will take place in the convention center’s west hall (50,000 sq. feet) and the convention centers entire second floor (over 35,000 sq. feet) making this the largest genre event to ever hit South Florida. The show will include celebrity guests, artists, writers, vendors, industry guests, Q&A’s, parties, comic books, costume contests, anime programming, manga, cosplay, workshops, panels, cosplay photo shoots, dance parties, console gaming, LAN gaming, tabletop gaming, collectible card gaming, tournaments and more!

For more information, go to: www.floridasupercon.com

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.

Ted Raimi: Ted Raimi is best known to his fans for his roles as Joxer the Mighty in XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS and his roles in EVIL DEAD, ARMY OF DARKNESS, SEAQUEST DSV, CANDYMAN, the SPIDER-MAN trilogy, THE GRUDGE and MY NAME IS BRUCE.

Chris Claremont: Legendary Comic Book writer, Chris Claremont was the voice of the X-Men for 17 years (1974 – 1991). He returns to the X-Men this month, with X-Men Forever to finish the stories he left unfinished 18 years ago. He is also known as the creator of Excalibur and The New Mutants.

Doug Mahnke: Doug is the current artist on Green Lantern for DC Comics. In addition, he’s the co-creator of The Mask and his other credits include: Final Crisis, JLA, Batman, Final Crisis: Requiem, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond, Action Comics, Nightwing and more!

Tony Moore: Tony is the co-creator of The Walking Dead and most recently has been the artist of Fear Agent, The Amory Wars, The Exterminators, Ghost Rider and The Punisher.

Edi Gathegi: Edi is known for his roles as Laurent in the TWILIGHT film series, Dr. Jeffrey Cole (Big Love) in the television series HOUSE and Cheese in the 2007 film GONE BABY GONE.

Stanislav Ianevski: Stanislav is best known as Viktor Krum in the HARRY POTTER series of films and Miroslav in HOSTEL 2.

Dana Snyder: Dana is the star of AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE (Master Shake), CHOWDER (Gazpacho), SQUIDBILLIES (Granny), THE VENTURE BROTHERS (The Alchemist), MINORITEAM, SEALAB 2021 & more!

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).

Daniel Logan: Daniel is best known for his role as “Young” Boba Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

Richard LeParmentier: Richard is known the world over as Admiral Motti in the original STAR WARS. He was the admiral choked by Darth Vader. His other credits include: WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, SUPERMAN 2, REDS & ROLLERBALL

Michele Knotz: Anime Voice Acting Star, Michele Knotz is the voice of Team Rocket’s Jessie, Misty, May, and Nurse Joy in Pokémon. Michele is also one of the stars of Smash Bros. Brawl and Shootfighter Tekken.

Bill Rogers: Anime voice acting star, Bill Rogers is the voice of Brock in Pokémon, 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.

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.

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.

Mitch Breitweiser: Mitch is the artist of the recent Sub-Mariner 70th anniversary special, Captain America: The Chosen, Drax: The Destroyer, The Uncanny X-Men, Captain America: Theatre of War, Dark Tower and more!

Stephanie Sugar Lyn Beard: Stephanie is best known to the anime world as the voice of Sailor Mini-Moon (Chibi-Moon) in SAILOR MOON, in addition to her roles as Wish Bear in THE CARE BEARS and Kara in DI GATA DEFENDERS.

Ken Lerner: Ken is best known to fandom as Principal Flutie in the first season of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, in addition to his roles in THE RUNNING MAN, THE EXORCIST III, GAS PUMP GIRLS & UNLAWFUL ENTRY

Brad Kesten: Brad is known the world over as the voice of Charlie Brown in THE CHARLIE BROWN & 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: Pamelyn is an acomplished actress and voice actress, best known for her role as Lucy Van Pelt in IT WAS A SHORT SUMMER CHARLIE BROWN, A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN &
PLAY IT AGAIN CHARLIE BROWN. Her other credits include: CHARLOTTE’S WEB (Fern),
DR. SEUSS’ THE CAT IN THE HAT (Sally),
STAR TREK Classic Series: And the Children Shall Lead and SEALAB 2020 (Sallie)

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!

Clayton Henry
Superstar Comic Book Artist
Artist of The Incredible Hercules, Exiles, Alpha Flight, Avengers: The Initiative, New X-Men: Hellions, Uncanny X-Men, What If?, Nine Rings of the Wu Tang, The X-Men, Wolverine: First Class, X-Men Unlimited and more.

Rob Hunter: Superstar Comic Book Artist and Inker for Marvel, DC and Crossgen comics, including: Green Lantern: Blackest Night, Green Lantern Corps, Final Crisis: Submit, Gambit, X-Man, Teen Titans, X-Factor, X-Men Unlimited, Wolverine, Uncanny X-Men, Superman and more.

Christian Alamy: Superstar Comic Book Artist and Inker for DC comics, Christian’s credits include: Green Lantern: Blackest Night, Green Lantern, JSA, Green Lantern Corps, Final Crisis, Batman, Lobo, Enemy Ace: War in Heaven, Nightwing, Aquaman, Back Adam: The Dark Age, Final Crisis: Requiem, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond and more.

Tom Nguyen: Superstar Comic Book Artist
and Inker for Marvel and DC Comics, including: Green Lantern: Blackest Night, Green Lantern Corps, 52, Action Comics, JLA, Batman, Final Crisis, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond, JLA: Classified, X-Men Unlimited and more.

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.

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!

Ralph Cabrera: Superstar Comic Book Artist and Inker for Marvel Comics, including: The Fantastic Four, Fantastic Force, Quasar, Adv. of the X-Men, Morbius, Peter Parker: Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Venom and more.

Yaya Han: International cosplay star, Yaya Han has made a name for herself in the world of cosplay and costuming over the past 8 years. To this day she has made over 75 costumes, with many more to come. Her intricate and lavish creations have won awards and acclaim worldwide, as she has participated in convention and cosplay activities in five countries and shared her knowlege as an invited guest.

Derec Donovan: Superstar Comic Book Artist for Marvel and Image Comics, including: Youngblood, Spider-Man, R.E.B.E.L.S., X-Men, Spider-Man, Supergirl, Rogue, Thor, Bug, Legion of Super-Heroes, Green Lantern, Action Comics, Adv. of Superman, Robin, Jubilee, Connor Hawke and more.
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.

Cindy Morgan: Cindy is an actress best known for her roles as Lacey Underall in Caddyshack and Yori in Tron. Getting started as the Irish Spring girl, Cindy did several TV commercials before landing her first film role in Caddyshack. Cindy’s other credits include roles on Falcon Crest, The Larry Sanders Show, Amazing Stories and Bring ‘Em Back Alive.

Sean Shaw: Superstar Comic Book Artist. Credits include: Grimm Fairy Tales, Gen 13: Bootleg, Jungle Fantasy. Cavewoman Color Special, Alan Moore’s Glory,
Oz Squad, Shi, Lady Death, Coven, Vampirella and Wetworks.

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.

Heidi Arnhold: Heidi is a superstar Manga artist whose work includes Jim Henson’s Legends of the Dark Crystal and Star Trek: The Manga.

Sophie Mcnutt: Industry Guest. Funimation’s Operation Anime Co-ordinator.

Vinnie Tartemella: Artist and Painter. Credits include: Female Force: Michele Obama, Hillary Clintion, Princess Diana, Sarah Palin. Political Power: Bill Clinton, Colin Powell. Sinbad and the Merchant of Ages, Alice In Wonderland and Headlocked.

Elizabeth Breitweiser: Color Artist. Credits include: Agents of Atlas, Sub-Mariner 70th Anniversary, Captain America: Zero Point, What If?, Skaar: Son of Hulk and Uncanny X-Men.

Dreamweaver Press: Comic Book publisher, represented by writer JD Calderon and artist Daphne Lage. Titles include: The Oswald Chronicles, Tall Tails and Tenchi Muyo!

Luis Diaz: Artist and Designer for IDW, Topps, WWE and 3 Boys Productions. Credits include: The New Garbage Pail Kids, Wacky Packages, Wynonna Earp, Students of the Unusual, Lo-Fi Magazine, New Times – Miami, The Village Voice and more.

Terry Cronin & Pat Martin: Independent Comic Book creators. Students of the Unusual.

Kill Miss Pretty: Musical Guest

Murderous Rampage: Musical Guest

Joel Wynkoop: Actor

Hippojuice: Filmmakers and Podcast

Plus Artists:
Deleon Walters
Joel Estrada
Manny Aguilera
Greg Kirkpatrick
Rob Granito
Derrick Fish
Austin Janowsky
Amanda Stevens
Shannon Chenoweth
Echo Chernick
Christopher Darden
St. James Comics
G.W. Fisher
Heidi Arnhold
Gabi Gonzalez
Joe Fauv
Celine Chapus
Michael J. Valle
Wendy Lo
George Moss
Chris Berman
Patrick Baker
Chottip Nimla-Or
Daniel Mann
Hugh Rookwood
Zoombeanie
Kezia Sardina
Wonderland Creations
Monique Blaze
Cuz it Clipz
Johnny Zhang
Janda “Japanda” Farley
Marcos A. Rivera
Cayce Moyer
E. Robert Dunn
Alex Ferrer
Kurt Donath
Maria Rodriguez
Magaly Perez
Alex Teston
Jorge L. Garcia
Brenda Weeks
Kathleen Noda
Stephen Bryan
Silvia Shi
Richard A. Tucker
Frances Peraza-Barrenecha
Ana Galano
Imani King
Eclectic Artaholics
Arthur Ball
Christina Steele
Sally Saxton
Dizzy Dog Designs
Baka Nya Artist Circle

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