March 20, 2013
Andrew Hussie, Nathan Edmondson, Jorge Molina and Georges Jeanty have just been announced for Florida Supercon 2013.
Webcomic creator Andrew Hussie has been writing comics since 2007. His website MS Paint Adventures started as a host of 'Adventure Game' style comics he would draw in MS paint using only fan submitted commands, but it quickly grew into sprawling epics that took advantage of the unique aspects that the internet provided. With his comics Problem Sleuth and arguably his best know work Homestuck, Hussie is blurring the lines between mediums using music, animation, and interactivity and fostering a huge rabid community of fans that show their support by cosplaying at conventions around the world. He recently set a record with a Homestuck video game on the crowd funding site Kickstarter raising $2,485,506, the most for any comics related project. He is currently finishing up Homestuck which has run for over 5 years and well over 5000 pages. Other notable past works are his comics on Team Special Olympics, and his published graphic novel, Whistles the Starlight Calliope, and his Star trek: TNG parody videos published under the name Jandrew Edits in collaboration with Jan Van Den Hemel.
Comic book and screenwriter Nathan Edmondson created OLYMPUS with Christian Ward, THE LIGHT with SURROGATES artist Brett Weldele, and the Eisner Nominated WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? with artist Tonci Zonjic as well as its follow up WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?. He currently pens the ongoing series THE ACTIVITY with artist Mitch Gerads and was the writer for the DC Comics “New 52″ title GRIFTER and Marvel Comics’ ULTIMATE IRON MAN. Edmondson is also the writer on Ubisoft’s SPLINTER CELL: ECHOES graphic novel and DANCER (Image Comics). He has contributed to CLINT MAGAZINE, POPGUN and UNTOLD TALES OF PUNISHER MAX. NPR has listed his recent work among the “Top 6 Comics to Draw You In” and USA Today and CNN are among those who have listed his work in their respective Top 10 lists. Visit Nathan online at http://nathan-e.com
Jorge Molina is best known as an artist for Marvel Comics on titles such as the X-Men: Legacy (Marvel Now!), X-Men, Avengers: The Initiative, Captain America: Man Out of Time, Wolverine & The X-Men, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Avengers Academy, Captain America Spotlight, Siege: Storming Asgard - Heroes & Villains, Uncanny X-Men, What If? Secret Wars, X-Men: Manifest Destiny and World War Hulks: Spider-Man vs. Thor. His other art credits include: Models, Inc., Pilot Season: Urban Myths, Street Fighter Tribute, UDON's Art of Capcom.
Georges Jeanty is an Eisner Award winning, New York Times Bestselling Comic Book Artist best known for his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Seasons Eight and Nine, published by Dark Horse Comics.
His first break into comics was in 1994, working for several independent publishers like the now-defunct London Night Studios, and by 1999, Georges had moved to Georgia, joining the ranks of Atlanta-based Gaijin Studios and doing regular work for DC Comics. Georges’ first regular ongoing monthly comic book was Bishop: The Last X-Man published by Marvel Comics, followed by Gambit, Deadpool, and Weapon X. In 2006, Wildstorm (DC) Comics paired Georges with Hollywood screenwriter John Ridley, for The American Way, a controversial comic book mini-series set in the turbulent 1960’s. Soon after, Georges was hand-picked by Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s creator Joss Whedon, to be the regular artist of the highly anticipated Buffy “Seasons Eight and Nine” – the comic book continuation of the popular Fox Television series. Fox Home Entertainment produced motion comics based on the first 19 issues of Season Eight. In addition to being an incredibly charming person, Georges is a man of many hats: adventurer, scholar, Prince aficionado, Godzilla fan, sometimes table dancer… but above all these, “Comic Book Artist” seems to best fit this man of mirth, mystery and intrigue!
March 13, 2013
More new guests have just been announced for Florida Supercon 2013, including Jett Lucas, Carli Mosier, Vinnie Tartamella, Jeff Dekal, Karl Moline, Cupcake Burlesque and Remy Connor.
Jett Lucas is the son of George Lucas and is best known for his portrayed of Zett Jukassa in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. As well, his likeness was later used in creating the character Ion Papanoida for the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Animated Series.
Carli Mosier is a actress, voice actress and singer best known for her work with Funimation Entertainment/OkraTron 5000 and ADV Films/Seraphim Digital and as the singer of the song in the credits for One Piece.
Comic Book artist Vinnie Tartamella has credits including: Hack/Slash, Female Force (Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Princess Diana, Sarah Palin, Stephanie Meyer, Oprah), Political Power (Bill Clinton, Colin Powell), Project Eon & more! As well, Vinnie is a former lead designer for McFarlane Toys and designer for Diamond Select, Toybiz and Bowen.
Jeff Dekal is the cover artist for Journey Into Mystery for Marvel Comics. Jeff's comic art credits also include work for Creature Entertainment (Forgive Me Father, Zombie Years), Cosmic Times (Decisions) and more! He has provided art for numerous bands, such as Mayday, Wrekonize, Royce da 5'9, Joe Budden, and DJ Burn One.
Karl Moline is best known as the artist and co-creator (with Joss Whedon) of Fray and other work he's done in comics for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. His list of credits also includes artwork for B.P.R.D., Rogue, Dark Horse Presents, Hulk Smash Avengers, Daredevil, 2099: World of Tomorrow, Edge, Forge, The Loners, Nation X, R.E.B.E.L.S. Route 666, Scion, Spider-Man Unlimited, Uncanny X-Men, Vampirella, X-Factor, Avengelyne, X-Men: Origins and more!
Cupcake Burlesque features a classic burlesque style, with a modern twist. Each of the Cupcakes offer a unique specialty and flair of her own, making for a very sexy and exciting spectacle of an event! The Cupcakes twirl, shimmy, sing, hula hoop, fan dance, perform magic, comedy and so much more...all with class, sass and sex appeal.
Magician. Mentalist. Sideshow Freak. For all of his adult life, Remy Connor has been a vagabond. He has traveled from coast to coast, seeking out and studying with some of the most talented magicians, mentalists, pickpockets and entertainers in the game today. His drive and passion for his art have earned him the recognition and respect of countless performers. Connor has studied with world-renowned pickpocket James Coats, mentalist phenom Paul Vigil, and patter poet Antino Art, just to name a few.
March 4, 2013
Several new guests have just been announced for Florida Supercon 2013, including Traci Lords, Jim "The Dragon" Kelly, Eric 'Ebas’ Basaldua and Dexter Vines.
Traci Lords is an actress, musician, producer, writer and director. Her acting credits include starring roles in Cry-Baby, Zach and Miri Make a Porno, Blade, First Wave, Profiler and Not of this Earth. She is a chart topping musical artist, with her music being featured in films and TV shows such as Mortal Kombat, Virtuosity, Joan of Arcadia, Sons of Anarchy and Pet Cemetery 2. She is the author of the autobiography Traci Lords Underneath It All.
Jim "The Dragon" Kelly is an athlete, actor, and martial artist. He is best known from his performance as Williams in Enter the Dragon, alongside Bruce Lee. He has also starred in Black Belt Jones, Three the Hard Way, Golden Needles, Take a Hard Ride, Hot Potato, Black Samurai, Death Dimension, Tattoo Connection, Death Dimension, Mr. No Legs, Ultimatum, Stranglehold, Afro Ninja and One Down, Two to Go.
Eric 'Ebas’ Basaldua is known for his depictions of beautiful women and sexy artwork. His long list of credits includes Grimm Fairy Tales, Witchblade, Tomb Raider, Hunter-Killer, Incredible Hulk, New Avengers, The Darkness, Civil War: The Initiative, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Witchblade/Wolverine, X-Men and much, much more!
Dexter Vines is a veteran comic book artist and inker with hundreds of credits on some of the most popular comics on the shelf. His enormous list of credits includes:, Wolverine, Avengers: X-Sanction, Action Comics, Adventures of Superman, The Amazing Spider-Man, Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, Avengers: The Children's Crusade, Avengers: X-Sanction, AvX: VS, Batman, Batman/Superman, Brightest Day, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Captain America, Chronos, Civil War, CrossGenesis, Daemonstorm, Dark Reign: Young Avengers, Day of Vengeance, Deadpool, Down, DV8, Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America, Fear Itself, Gambit, Green Lantern, Hulk, JLA, JLA: Classified, JLA/Titans, Justice League Elite, Justice League of America Legion Worlds, Legionnaires, Magneto: Rogue Nation, Marvel Now! Point One, The Marvels Project, Meridian, The Mighty Thor, New Avengers, Nova, Penthouse Comix, Point One, Prelude to Infinite Crisis, Red Robin, Resurrection Man, Stan Lee Meets Dr. Doom, Starman, Superboy, Superman, Superman: The Man of Steel, Superman/Batman, Superpatriot: Liberty & Justice, Tangent Comics, Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Hulk, Ultimate Thor, Uncanny X-Men, Weapon X, Wetworks, WildC.A.T.s, Wonder Woman, X-Men, X-Men Universe, X-Men vs. Apocalypse, Young Avengers, Agents Of Atlas, Angel & Faith, Avengers Academy, Avenging Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Deathstroke, FF, The Guild and much more!
February 28, 2013
COMIC BOOK MEN stars Ming Chen, Michael Zapcic and Bryan Johnson (Steve-Dave Pulasti) have just been added to the added to the guest list for Florida Supercon 2013, July 4-7!
Ming’s road to the Secret Stash all began in 1995, when the college student, video store employee, and Kevin Smith follower developed a fan website based on the movie Clerks. Smith, who appreciated Chen’s work, reached out and asked him to create the Web site for his production company, View Askew Productions. Fifteen years later, not only does Chen continue to work on all of Smith’s online projects, but he has also ventured into several other areas within the Kevin Smith empire, most recently hosting a weekly podcast called I Sell Comics! with Michael Zapcic on Smith’s radio network, S.I.R.!: SModcast Internet Radio.
Michael has an encyclopedic knowledge of every issue of every comic known to man. If you are looking for a rare Marvel back issue, or you want to know in which episode an obscure character first appeared, Mike is your guy. Zapcic began his career at Secret Stash in 2000 and is still in awe that he is able to make a living doing something he is so passionate about. In addition to helping Walt run Secret Stash, Zapcic hosts a weekly podcast called I Sell Comics!, with Ming Chen, on Kevin Smith’s radio network, S.I.R.!: SModcast Internet Radio.
Bryan has appeared in a number of his longtime friend Kevin Smith’s films, including Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma. In 2000, Johnson wrote, directed, and starred in Vulgar. Bryan has also penned comic books including Karney and War of the Undead. Currently, Johnson is the host of the podcast Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave!, along with Walt Flanagan and Brian Quinn. In 2010 the show won two Podcast Awards: People's Choice and Best Comedy. The show was also named a Best of 2010 audio podcast by iTunes.
February 25, 2013
Several new guests have just been announced for Florida Supercon 2013, including comic book artists Jerome Opeña, Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera, as well as media guests Larry Kenney and Priscilla Barnes.
February 20, 2013
Jason David Frank has just been announced as a special guest for Florida Supercon 2013!
Jason is the longest appearing male Power Ranger, appearing in seven seasons. With his knowledge of many different styles of martial arts, Jason has collected the most practical applications, modified them with his own philosophies and created his own blend of American Karate, "Toso Kune Do". On June 28, 2003, he was inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame.
Jason was born in Covina, California and became interested in Martial Arts at a young age and was training at The Red Dragon Karate School by 4 years old. When he was 12 he started teaching other kids, and when at 18, he and a friend decided to buy the school. He then wanted to do martial arts in film so he pursued acting. Jason originally auditioned for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in the pilot as the Red Ranger, but was cast in the role of Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger. His character later became the White Ranger. After three seasons Mighty Morphin Power Rangers became Power Rangers: Zeo. The transition is part of the annual Ranger suit change to match the annual change of the Super Sentai series. Frank's character became the Red Zeo Ranger. The following year in Power Rangers: Turbo he became the first Red Turbo Ranger. Jason took a hiatus from the show in 1997 and returned in 2002 as Zeo Ranger V for the special 10th anniversary episode, entitled "Forever Red", in Power Rangers: Wild Force. He then reprised his role in 2004 in Power Rangers: Dino Thunder, as the Black Dino Ranger. In 2009 Jason entered the world of professional MMA.
February 20, 2013
Dichen Lachman has just been announced as a special guest for Florida Supercon 2013!
The Australian actress Dichen Lachman has enamored many by her looks and talents. She was born in Kathmandu, and is of Australian and Tibetan descent. She lived in Nepal until she was seven years old before her family moved to Adelaide, Australia. While there, she attended Norwood Morialta High School, Annesley College, and the University of AdelaideIn 2005, Lachman got her big break. She joined the long-running Australian soap opera Neighbours, playing the nurse known as Katya Kinski. Also that year, she received a small role in the film Safety in Numbers, where she played a news reporter for a publication. The next year, she was cast in the family movie Aquamarine., Lachman portrayed the character Ayacoatl in Tyrannosaurus Azteca, also known as Aztec Rex. For that, she flew to Hawaii and worked with director Brian Trenchard-Smith. Before that, she finished shooting the role of Aaren in the 2008 film Bled. During that year, she joined the cast of the Fox series Dollhouse, created by the renowned Joss Whedon portraying the role of Sierra. She has guest starred as an insurance agent/street racer on NCIS: Los Angeles. She also appeared as Amy Hanamoa, the widow of a murdered police officer, in an episode of Hawaii Five-0. Lachman made a guest appearance in an episode of the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, for its fourth series Torchwood: Miracle Day. In 2011 she joined the cast of Being Human as a series regular. Lachman also made a brief appearance in the web-series "The Guild" during Season 5, episode 8. In 2012 she guest starred in The League, The Glades and the Jane Espenson scripted web series, Husbands. In 2012 she was cast as one of the stars of Last Resort on ABC.
February 15, 2013
Adam Baldwin has just been announced as a special guest for Florida Supercon 2013!
Appearing in dozens of films since 1980, Baldwin rose to prominence as the troubled outcast Ricky Linderman in My Bodyguard (1980) and moved on to bigger roles in D.C. Cab (1983), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Predator 2 (1990), Independence Day (1996), The Patriot (2000) and Serenity (2005)—in which he reprises his role as the mercenary Jayne Cobb from the television series Firefly. His other work includes Radio Flyer (1992), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), The X-Files (Knowle Rohrer), Smoke Jumpers (1996), The Cape, Men in Black: The Series, Stargate SG-1, Angel, The Inside, NCIS and the 2005 remake of The Poseidon Adventure. He also starred in the ABC series Day Break as Chad Shelten in 2006. Baldwin parodied the Ricky Linderman character in the 2008 film Drillbit Taylor. Baldwin won a SyFy Genre Award in 2006 for Best Supporting Actor/Television for his role as Jayne Cobb in the television series Firefly.
Baldwin was cast as Clark Kent/Superman in the first DC animated universe movie, Superman: Doomsday, based on DC Comics’ The Death of Superman and recently co-starred in the NBC television show Chuck as NSA Agent John Casey.Baldwin has a role as a voice actor in the Xbox 360 games Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST, the latter putting him in the role of Cpl. Taylor “Dutch” Miles. Baldwin also appears as a voice actor in Half Life 2: Episode 2 for various resistance soldiers and citizens. Adam also appeared in Mass Effect 2, playing the role of Quarian marine Kal’Reegar. Most recently you can see him on ‘Castle’ working opposite his friend, Nathan Fillion.