January 28, 2013
Gregg Berger has just been announced as a special guest for Florida Supercon 2013!
Gregg Berger has amassed an incredible amount of credits over the past 30 years in the world of animation, video games, television and film! With his credits numbering in the hundreds, Gregg is best known for his roles as Grimlock in The Transformers, Odie in Garfield, Cornfed Pig in Duckman, Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter in Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Jedi Master Plo Koon in the video-games Jedi Power Battles and Star Wars: Obi-Wan, Darth Maul in Jedi Power Battles, Kalani in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Agent Kay in Men in Black: The Series, Eeyore in Kingdom Hearts, The Thing in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Jecht in Final Fantasy and his roles in G.I. Joe (Spirit, Cutter, Firefly, Ripcord, Sparks, Motorviper and Col. Brekhov) and much, much more!
January 23, 2013
Several new Media Guests have just been added to the line up for Florida Supercon 2013, including David Yost, Walter Jones, Barbara Goodson, Robert Axelrod and Richard Horvitz. Fun fact: All five are stars of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, in addition to all the other amazing roles they've portrayed!
David Yost is best known as Billy Cranston, The Blue Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie and Power Rangers Zeo. David starred in more than two hundred episodes of the show's first four seasons. He was the only Ranger to appear in every single episode of the original series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. With powers and motifs based on creatures such as the Triceratops and Wolf, the Mighty Morphin Blue Ranger is still one of the most popular in the franchise thanks to Yost's commitment to the role; Billy never switched colors or passed on his power coins to successors like the rest of the original cast. Yost's most high-profile work was his appearance in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, which took in over thirty million dollars at the box office in 1995. The movie was in theaters between the second and third seasons of M.M.P.R. and served as a non-canonical alternate opening for the third season. After Mighty Morphin Power Rangers ended and Power Rangers Zeo began in the fourth season, Yost stayed as Billy.
Walter Jones is best known for starring as Zack Taylor, the Black Ranger on the hit television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for the first 2 seasons. He returned to Power Rangers in the Lost Galaxy season where he played the voice of Hexuba's Nightmare Monster in "Dream Battle" and also acted in "Forever Red", an episode of Power Rangers: Wild Force as Gerrok. He was one of the special commentators, along with fellow co-star Amy Jo Johnson, on the "1993" episode of I Love the '90s. Jones was the very first actor to do voicework for any character other than a Ranger (mainly for monsters or villains) on a Power Rangers show after having a role as a Ranger himself.
Barbara Goodson is an accomplished actress and voice actress best known for her roles as the voice of Empress Rita Repulsa (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, Power Rangers in Space), Red Fraggle and Wingnut in Jim Henson's animated Fraggle Rock series, and most recently Mother Talzin on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In addition to Rita Repulsa, she has also voiced both Prince Sprocket and Orbus in Power Rangers Zeo (giving her at least 3 credits listed in the show's end credits). She also was the female voice of Mandilok in Power Rangers Wild Force and Ladyborg in Beetleborgs Metallix.
Robert Axelrod is best known for his roles as Lord Zedd and Finster on the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers". The Lord Zedd voice is one of the most recognizable character voices around. He voiced Armadillomon and Wizradmon on "Digimon, Microchip, The Punisher's sidekick, on "Spiderman", Rico on "Robotech", and has voiced countless Anime features including "Akira", "The Big O", "Cowboy Bebop", "Brain Scratch", too many to list. As Lord Zedd, he starred in both the first Power Rangers feature film and the wildly popular live show that toured the country. He was a regular character on Saban Entertainment's "Wowser" series (as Ratso Catso), "Journey To The Heart of the World" (as Scarface), "Hallo Spencer" (as Elmer), and more!
Richard Horvitz is an accomplished actor and voice actor. His cartoon credits include Invader Zim (as the voice of Invader Zim), The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (Billy), Angry Beavers (Daggett), Ben 10 (Grey Matter, Sublimino), El Tigre: Adventures of Manny Rivera (Dr. Chipolte Sr., Diego / Dr. Chipolte JR), Code Name: Kids Next Door (Crayon Boy), Dave the Barbarian (Ned), Kim Possible (Aviarius), Mulan, Totally Spies!, Static Shock, Osmosis Jones, Cats & Dogs, Duel Masters, Crash Nebula, Johnny Bravo and Howl's Moving Castle. He is known to Power Ranger fans across the globe as the voice of Alpha 5 in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Power Rangers Turbo, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, Power Rangers Zeo, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.
January 22, 2013
Several new Musical Guests have just been added to the line up for Florida Supercon 2013, including Queen Dementia and Cashamill Anime Boy.
Queen Dementia is a female-fronted rock/metal trio whose music has been described as powerful, dark, and dramatic with infectious hooks and soaring choruses. Queen Dementia offers a sound that's aggressively passionate, soulful and intelligent, yet beautiful. Best known for creating a unique sound which stems from a myriad of musical influences, Queen Dementia successfully synthesizes various aspects of psychology, the human condition and emotion into an abstract, comprehensible musical format that will often catch you off guard. Formed in late 2009, the band has since rocked South Florida audiences participating in notable festivals such as Kryptonite Metalfest, Xtreme Annual Music Festival, Rocktoberfest, Femme Fest and many more. Visit them online at www.queendementia.com, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Queen-Dementia/165034488569 and http://www.youtube.com/Queendementiaband
CASHAMILL ANIME BOY is a rap musician with two heavily downloaded albums under his belt and a love of anime and video games. A Miami native embracing the geek/gamer/otaku culture he has been featured in Shonen Jump Magazine and Otaku USA. His latest album “Manga Books and Arcade Tokens” has had over 35,0000 downloads. To listen to his latest albums and songs visit his websitewww.cashamillanimeboy.com. CLICK HERE to Visit him on Facebook.
December 28, 2012
Rikki Simons will be returning as a special guest for Florida Supercon 2013!
Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM, as well as the voice of Bloaty The Pig. As an artist and writer he is known for science fantasy graphic novels such as Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, and the unfinished six volume ShutterBox fantasy series, which he co-created with his wife, Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons. He is also a background painter in animation, most noted for his color design on Invader ZIM. The weekly web comic that he creates with Tavisha, called @Tavicat, can be read at www.tavicat.com
ANIMATE! MIAMI is this weekend, January 18-20, 2013 at the Miami Airport Convention Center! The website is now up at www.animatemiami.com and the Facebook page for Animate! Miami is at https://www.facebook.com/animatemiami
ANIMATE! MIAMI is a three day convention and festival dedicated to Anime, Animation and Cosplay that will take place at The Miami Airport Convention Center in Miami, FL. Animate! Miami will feature celebrity guests, artists, writers, filmmakers, bands, vendors and exhibitors, as well as hundreds of events, including: celebrity Q&A's, costume contests, cosplay photo shoots, industry panels, live music, video games and much more! Animate! Miami is organized by the same team that puts on the massive Florida Supercon in Miami each year, and will serve as a second event for fans to enjoy. Go to www.animatemiami.com for all the info!
Ten superstar voice actors have already been confirmed for the event, which will include a My Little Pony invasion and High School of the Dead reunion! Guests already confirmed include:
December 21, 2012
December 15, 2012
In 1950, Cardy began his decades-long association with DC Comics, starting with Gang Busters and working on The Legend of Daniel Boone, Congo Bill, House of Mystery, House of Secrets and more. During the 1950's he also worked for Standard Comics drawing many horror and romance comics. He began developing his breakout reputation with Tomahawk at DC and from 1962–1968 drew the first 39 issues of Aquaman and all its covers through the final issue (#56).
In the mid 1970's he left comics to work in commercial art doing magazine art and ad illustrations, including movie advertising art (though not necessarily the "one-sheet" posters) for films including The Street Fighter (1974), The Night They Robbed Big Bertha's (1975), Neil Simon's California Suite (1978), Stanley Donen's Movie Movie (1978), Martin Ritt's Casey's Shadow (1978), and Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979). Nick also did some work on the original "classic" Star Wars poster (1977), on which he added the droids (R2D2 and C3PO) to the poster image.
December 15, 2012
Comedy group Pineapple-Shaped Lamps will be returning to Florida Supercon 2013, following a host of amazing performances this past year! They are without a doubt one of the funniest groups to ever hit a convention stage and we are thrilled they'll be making the trip back to Miami.