FLORIDA SUPERCON: South Florida's Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention is JULY 4-7, 2013. It's 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A's, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more! FSC will be returning for year eight to the MIAMI AIRPORT CONVENTION CENTER (MACC).
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Tickets are on sale now at http://www.floridasupercon.com/buy-tickets
FSC is JULY 4-7, 2013 at The Miami Airport Convention Center Thursday, July 4: 11:00am - 3:00am (Exhibition Room: 11:00am - 8:00pm)Friday, July 5: 10:00am - 3:00am (Exhibition Room: 10:00am - 7:30pm)(Exhibition Room: 10:00am - 7:30pm)(Exhibition Room: 10:00am - 6:30pm)Hotel Information: For attendees who would like to stay in the area for the convention, there are several options. The OFFICIAL FSC HOTEL BLOCK includes:
(A) The Doubletree Miami Airport Convention Center: The Doubletree is the host hotel for the convention and is attached to the convention center. Rooms are now SOLD OUT!
DIRECTIONS TO THE CONVENTION CENTER & DOUBLETREE HOTEL:
For those traveling from long distances, there are transportation options through Amtrak, Tri-Rail, and shuttle services. Provided will be estimated costs for the Amtrak and Tri-Rail services, along with directions from the Amtrak to the convention center. Please follow directions from the “Out-of-Town” section.
For those traveling from South Florida, such as West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Miami, the Tri-Rail or the Miami Metrorail may be the best options. If you are traveling from these cities/surrounding areas, you should skip to the directions in the Local section. Please follow directions from the “Local” section.
IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended that you book your tickets as far in advance as possible for the lowest prices. Waiting until the last minute can raise your ticket costs significantly. You can purchase your tickets online, over the phone, or in person at any Amtrak station. Amtrak recommends arriving to the station at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
Purchase your ticket departing from your nearest Amtrak station to Deerfield Beach, FL. The estimated ticket costs and travel time for Amtrak in major cities are:Jacksonville – $76.00 / 9 hours 38 mins.Orlando – $49.00 / 6 hours 22 minsTampa – $33.00 / 4 hours 8 mins.Lakeland – $33.00 / 3 hours 32 mins.
Once you've arrived at the Deerfield Beach station, board the SOUTHBOUND Tri-Rail train heading to Hialeah Mart/Miami Airport. The cost for the Tri-Rail is approximately $5.65 and the estimated travel time is an hour and 18 minutes.
After your arrival at the Hialeah Market, you must board the free Tri-Rail shuttle 133, which will bring you to Miami Airport. The Tri-Rail shuttle will drop you off at Terminal E on the ground level. There are two ways to get to the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC) from here:Option A: The Doubletree Hotel (connected to the MACC) provides a 24-hour complementary shuttle service to their hotel, which is directly connected to the MACC. Walk inside of the building, then take an elevator to the second floor, which is the upper (departure) level. You may need to call the hotel at 305-261-3800 if you do not see a shuttle, but they run every 30 minutes.Option B: There are taxis available to bring you from Miami International Airport to the convention center. Taxis can be found on the lower arrival (ground) level and the estimated cost is between $10-15.
TRAVELING FROM NORTH: For those taking the Tri-Rail living north of the MACC, board the SOUTHBOUND train and get off at the Hialeah Market station.Bus#238 airport connection goes from tri-rail station to the front of the double tree.
Estimated Tri-Rail costs are:West Palm Beach – $6.90Boca Raton – $5.65Fort Lauderdale – $5.00Golden Glades – $2.50
After your arrival at the Hialeah Market station, you must board the free Tri-Rail shuttle 133, which will bring you to Miami Airport. The Tri-Rail shuttle will drop you off at Terminal E on the ground level. There are two ways to get to the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC) from here:Option A: The Doubletree Hotel (connected to the MACC) provides a 24-hour complementary shuttle service to their hotel, which is directly connected to the MACC. Walk inside of the building, then take an elevator to the second floor, which is the upper (departure) level. You may need to call the hotel at 305-261-3800 if you do not see a shuttle, but they run every 30 minutes.Option B: There are taxis available to bring you from Miami International Airport to the convention center. Taxis can be found on the lower arrival (ground) level and the estimated cost is between $10-15.
TRAVELING FROM SOUTH: Those traveling from Dadeland South/North, including South Miami, Coconut Grove, Brickell, Overtown, and Allapattah, need to take the NORTHBOUND Miami Metrorail. The fare is $2.00. Take the Orange Line Metrorail towards Miami International Airport. You will be dropped off by the rental car station. Board the MIA Mover, which will take you to the airport's third floor.
From here, there are two ways to get to the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC) from Miami Airport:Option A: The Doubletree Hotel (connected to the MACC) provides a 24-hour complementary shuttle service to their hotel, which is directly connected to the MACC. Take an elevator to the second floor, which is the upper (departure) level. You may need to call the hotel at 305-261-3800 if you do not see a shuttle, but they run every 30 minutes.Option B: There are taxis available to bring you from Miami International Airport to the convention center. Take an elevator to the first floor, which is the lower (arrival) level. Taxis can be found around the airport circle and the estimated cost is between $10-15.
Florida Supercon is thrilled to announce that Kevin Smith and Bryan Johnson will take the main stage at Florida Supercon on Sunday, July 7, 2013 @ 6:30pm for a very special "WHY, BRY?" podcast! Kevin Smith takes you on a terrifying journey inside the life and times of his best friend, Bryan Johnson (aka, Beard-Guy from AMC's COMIC BOOK MEN). Squirm with delight as Big Bry horrifies Kev and the audience with tales of deviltry and debauchery in the Jersey 'burbs!
May 29, 2013
Two big guest announcements! D.C. Douglas and ----- have just been added to the Florida Supercon 2013 guest line up.
DC Douglas is known for his roles as both an actor and voice actor. He is the voice of Albert Wesker in the Resident Evil series, Legion in the Mass Effect series, Chase in Transformers: Rescue Bots and Raven in Tekken 6. Sci-Fi fans will know him from roles on Star Trek: Enterprise, Charmed and Passions.
Our friends at Kansai Club Publishing have just started a Kickstarter to help publish Osamu Tezuka’s “The Crater” @ http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kansaiclub/limited-edition-translation-of-osamu-tezukas-the-c. We encourage you to help support this awesome endeavor! Osamu Tezuka is perhaps best known for writing and illustrating Astro Boy, Kimba the Lion, and Black Jack. Of the numerous short story collections created by the late and great “Godfather of Japanese Comics,” “The Crater” is one of Osamu Tezuka’s most charming and powerful collections of short stories. This is the first time that one of Osamu Tezuka's short story collections will be published in English.
“The Crater” first appeared in Japan’s “Weekly Shonen Champion” and ran from August 10, 1969 to April 1, 1970. This is the first time that “The Crater” will be published in English. Kansai Club is publishing a SINGLE EDITION of this amazing book which includes all 18 short stories from the original publication. They are ONLY printing 2,000 copies of this book and each book is individually numbered out of 2,000. The books are printed in a large Hardcover format (7 x 10 inches) and include 3 different 7 in x 10 in art prints inspired by content from “The Crater.” The MSRP for the book is set at $34.95. As an EXCLUSIVE promotion for Florida Supercon goers, every person who buys a book through our Kickstarter campaign will be able to pick up a FREE shirt at our booth at Florida Supercon. These shirts are awesome enough that we will be selling them for $20 each at the convention, so buy a book through Kickstarter and get some free stuff.
Check out the Kickstarter page now before it's too late!! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kansaiclub/limited-edition-translation-of-osamu-tezukas-the-c. To learn more the company please visit thekansaiclub.com.
If you'd like to learn more about Osamu Tezuka and his impact on the international comic industry please visit tezukainenglish.com. Also, be sure to check out tezukainenglish.com for a GREAT review of "The Crater."
A slew of new guests have been added to the line up for Florida Supercon 2013 over the past few weeks. Here's a round up of the latest guest additions:
Rags Morales: Artist of Action Comics, Identity Crisis
George Beliard: Manager of Talent Relations for Marvel Comics
Tyler Kirkham: Artist of Green Lantern: New Guardians, Action Comics
Gregory Shane Helms "The Hurricane": WWF, WWE, WCW
Danielle "Panser" Mackey: Star of King of the Nerds and Tester
Kiki Kannon: Cosplay Guest
Victoria Cosplay: Cosplay Guest
Freddie Nova: Cosplay Guest
Kristen Hughey: Cosplay Guest
Michael Kingston: Writer of Headlocked
Danielle Otrakji and Patrick Thomas Parnell: Artists from Riot Press
Jennifer Kateri: Cosplay Guest
Soni Aralynn: Cosplay Guest
Rags Morales is best known for his art on for his work on Action Comics (DC New 52 w/Grant Morrison), Identity Crisis, Countdown to Infinite Crisis, Batman Confidential, Hawkman, Turok Dinosaur Hunter and Forgotten Realms. Morales is the co-creator, along with Brian Augustyn, of the 1990s version of Black Condor.
George Beliard is the Manager of Talent Relations for Marvel Comics. Among other things, he’s involved in finding and recruiting new talent to work at the House of Ideas. He’s also spearheaded a number of cover initiatives for Marvel, including Iron Man by Design, Avengers Art Appreciation Month, and the Skottie Young variants.
J Michael Tatum is a Voice Actor, ADR Director and Script Writer. He is best known for his roles as Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, France in Hetalia: Axis Powers, Eneru in One Piece, Kyoya Ootori in Ouran High School Host Club, Scar in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Damon in the Pokemon Black and White films.
Tyler Kirkham is best known for his art on the DC 52 relaunch of Green Lantern: New Guardians and Green Lantern Corps. He has recently been doing a ton of covers for DC, and interior work on Red Hood and the Outlaws. He is the new artist of Action Comics, starting with issue #22.
Stand back... There's a Hurricane coming! Gregory Shane Helms "The Hurricane" is a wrestling superstar best known for his runs with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). THE ORIGINAL WRESTLING SUPERHERO will be making his Florida Super Championship Wrestling debut at FSC!
Danielle Mackey is a gamer, game reviewer, vlogger and reality TV personality, known for her "Trade Chat" YouTube videos, which she produces under the name "Panser", and for her appearances on the reality TV shows The Tester and King of the Nerds. Her YouTube channel has attracted 190,000 subscribers. She also hosts the WoW Insider Weekly Recap for Joystiq and was a finalist in Maxim's "Gamer Girl" competition. In 2010 she participated in Season 2 of the reality show The Tester, as War Princess. In 2013, she was a contestant in the first season of the TBS reality TV series King of the Nerds, as a member of the Servants of the Forsaken Orb team (formerly the Orange Team). Check her out online at http://www.youtube.com/tradechat, https://www.facebook.com/TradeChatonYouTube, http://www.youtube.com/randompanser
Victoria Cosplay has worked for such companies such as Gentle Giant Studios, The Modern Tokyo Times, Superherostuff.com and has been a featured cosplay guest at her local comic shop for the past 4 years. Her image has appeared in The Hollywood Reporter, Rolling Stone, The Chive and countless of other websites. She was the subject of the Entertainment Weekly article "Slave Leia: Some Assembly Aquired" and has appeared in such publications such as Latina Magazine, which is sold nation wide. Victoria continues to work as a free lance model, Blogger and has worked in early childhood education for several years.
Cosplay Guest Freddie Nova has been a comic book junkie for over 17 years & memorabilia collector far longer. Her fandom slowly progressed into costume making & became a passion. Her methods are mostly budget friendly Recycle & Re-purpose materials & to create new challenges with every piece. With over 40 costumes & counting, her main goal each character is to transform visually to the point of not being recognized. https://www.facebook.com/freddienova
By combining her intense love of gaming, skills in crafting and sewing, and zest for learning, Kristen Hughey was able to bring her own fantasy to life and become an international costumer. What started as something she would "try out, just for fun" and to meet local, likeminded friends quickly became a portal to realms she never thought possible. She has recently expanded her craft by representing companies such as Machinima and traveling to appear at events as a featured cosplayer. Her ability to share her love for all things geek and to now meet likeminded friends around the world is her favorite aspect of this career. Outside of cosplay and gaming, Kristen has started a charity called Heroic. With the tagline "be heroic," the idea is that people will be reminded of their own power to make a difference in the world. All proceeds are donated to organizations such as The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Visit Kristen online at www.facebook.com/kristenhugheycosplay, www.kristenhughey.com
Michael Kingston is the creator of Headlocked. A self taught writer/creator and a lifelong wrestling fan, Mike decided to meld his two loves into his creation of Headlocked. Mike’s also done work on two horror licenses and has another horror project in the works. In his spare time, Mike is also an opinionated wrestling blogger for the Fighting Geek.
Danielle Otrakji and Patrick Thomas Parnell from Riot Press will be at tables #AA45 and #AA46 at Florida Supercon! Be sure to check them out in advance online at http://www.danielleotrakji.com/ and www.patrickthomasparnell.com and make sure to say hi to them at the show!
Jennifer Kateri is an up-and-coming cosplay enthusiast who has created her own costumes based on her favorite fictional characters. As a child, she was exposed to Star Wars, video games, and fantasy novels which evolved into a love of geek culture and cosplay. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Iowa State University which taught her valuable techniques and skills that she uses to complete each new costume project including: scalemail/chainmail construction, sewing, molding, and casting. When she isn't cosplaying, Jennifer works at a magazine publishing company and her local comic book hobby shop. https://www.facebook.com/Jennifer.Kateri.Artist
Soni Aralynn is a talented cosplayer and has been creating detailed and intricate costumes for years. Soni loves to bring her favorite comic book,video game and power ranger characters to life. Her favorite part of being a cosplayer is making new friends who are into the same nerdy, geeky things that she is into. A hard worker, and skilled cosplay model, Soni has been featured in numerous online and print publications. https://www.facebook.com/sonilovesyoutoo
FLORIDA SUPER CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING (FSCW) will return for 4 days of amazing action July 4-7, 2013 EVERY NIGHT at Florida Supercon! Keep track of all the latest updates on FSCW at https://www.facebook.com/FSCWrestling
Florida Super Championship Wrestling (FSCW) is the most hard hitting, heart pounding wrestling action this side of Tatooine! Some the the stars of FSCW include
THE JOKER - FSCW World Heavyweight Champion
ALEX & THE DROOGS
May 28, 2013
Florida Supercon is proud to announce Kid's in Distress as the official charity of Florida Supercon 2013. Kid's in Distress, http://www.kidinc.org/, https://www.facebook.com/KidsInDistress, is a local organization dedicated to preventing child abuse, preserving the family and treating children who have been abused and neglected, with a vision of safe and healthy children in loving families. This years theme for Kids in Distress has been Superheroes... so it seems like a natural fit... except these guys and gals are the real Superheroes!
In 2012, Kids in Distress highlights included:
* 218 abused children find safe haven at KID's Emergency Shelter
* 506 boys and girls embraced through KID Foster Care
* 152 little learners nurtured at KID Preschool Plus
* 3,531 healthy new smiles created at KID Dental Health Center
* 1,102 children step toward better mental health at our Family Counseling Center
* 4,103 children and adults helped thru KID FIRST, Healthy Start and Healthy Families
* 152 children spend safe, supervised time with their non-custodial parents though KID's Visitation Program
*319 adults and children relied on Family Reunification Services for help
* 85 families at imminent risk are kept together through KID Home Builders
100% of the proceeds from this years FSC Charity Art and Celebrity Memorabilia Auction will benefit Kids in Distress. As well, KID will have a booth set up at the show, and we are working on some other things we can do to support them.
Please check them out at http://www.kidinc.org/ to see how you can be a Superhero and help out!