December 15, 2012
Florida Supercon proudly welcomes the Legendary Nick Cardy as a Guest of Honor!
Nick Cardy's career as an artist and writer began in 1939 and has spanned over 60 years. Nick Cardy has hundreds of credits and is synonymous with Aquaman and Teen Titans. His early work included Fight Comics, Jungle Comics, Kaanga Comics, and Wings for Fiction House Publications, "Lady Luck" in Will Eisner's Spirit Section and "Quicksilver" in National Comics. Nick served in WW II, earning two Purple Hearts for wounds suffered as a tank driver in the armored cavalry. He began his Army career with the 66th Infantry Division, during which time he designed its patch, creating its snarling black panther logo. Upon his return after the war he begin doing advertising art as well as covers for crossword puzzle magazines and other periodicals. Though he hadn't planned on returning to comics, he landed the assignment of drawing the daily Tarzan comic strip and also worked on Warren Tufts' comic strip Casey Ruggles.
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).
Nick first drew the Teen Titans in The Brave and the Bold #60 (1965), wherein the superhero sidekicks Robin, Kid Flash, and Aqualad were joined by Wonder Woman's younger sister Wonder Girl in her first appearance. After next being featured in Showcase #59, the team was spun off into their own series with Teen Titans #1. From 1966-73, Cardy penciled or inked — sometimes both — all 43 issues of the series. In 1968-69, he drew the fondly remembered but short-lived, quirky Western series Bat Lash. During this time he also assisted artist Al Plastino on the Batman syndicated comic strip. From the early to mid-1970's he was the primary cover artist for DC Comics, providing covers for the likes of Superman, Action Comics, The Brave and the Bold, Batman, Flash, Ghosts, Witching Hour, Secret Origins, Jimmy Olsen, World's Finest and the various 100 Page Giant comics.
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.
Pineapple-Shaped Lamps is a ragtag troupe of screwballs, lunatics, and misfits. They began in January 2010 as a Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast. Since then, they've mounted award-winning stage adaptations of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and Cannibal! The Musical, as well as a shadow cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More With Feeling. But their crowning jewel is TNL, an original sketch comedy show, now in its fourth season. Based in Wilmington, NC, Pineapple-Shaped Lamps will be making their 2nd appearance at Supercon! CLICK HERE to visit PSL online.
December 15, 2012
Hacksaw Jim Duggan has just been announced as a special guest for Florida Supercon 2013!
Hacksaw Jim Duggan is a wrestling legend and is well known for his use of a wood 2x4, his "Hooo!" battle cry and his "U-S-A!" chant. He is a member of the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame and has held several championships in his career, including the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship, WCW World Television Championship and UWF World Tag Team Championship. He has won the WWF Royal Rumble and WWF King of the Ring tournament and has been a part of numerous Wrestlemania, Starcade and other PPV events. His career began in 1979 since then he has worked with the WWF, WWE, WCW, World Class Championship Wrestling, Georgia Championship Wrestling, Mid-South Wrestling, Universal Wrestling Federation, TNA, LWE and multiple other promotions.
November 15, 2012
Alex Zahara has just been announced as a guest for Florida Supercon 2013!
Alex Zahara is an actor and voice actor best known for his appearances in Stargate SG-1 (as 8 different characters), Once Upon A Time (King Midas), Hell On Wheels (Lt. Weston), Babylon 5: Legend of The Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight (Dulann), Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (Lockon Stratos) and Jeremiah (Ezekiel). Alex is a graduate of the Theatre Program at The University of British Columbia and has been a working actor for over 15 years. Based in Vancouver, Alex has roughly100 screen credits in television and film and has appeared in numerous plays. Alex's TV credits include: Andromeda (Hanno), Dark Angel (Johanssen), Blood Ties (Magnus), Cold Squad (Steve Baker), Dead Man's Gun (Tommy), First Wave (Gregory), Kingdom Hospital (Sol Tarus), The Dead Zone (Major Reg Granowitz), The Immortal (Demon Assistant), The Net (Marshall Roberts), The Sentinel (Gabe), Tru Calling (Peter), The Killing, True Justice, Psych (Alan Zenuk), Fringe (Detective Green) and Young Blades (the Duke de Faure).
His video animation and video game voice acting credits include: Dead Rising 2 (Theodore "Ted" Smith), Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 (Lockon Stratos), NANA (Mr. Mizuki), Roswell Conspiracies (James Rinaker), The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Kousuke Tsuda), Iron Man The Armored Adventures (Dr. Peter Corbeau), Telus, Canfor, The Source and others. Alex's film roles include: 2012 (Mr. Anton), A Quest for Fire, Convenience, Evirati as Salembeni, Hustle, K-10 The Final Solution, Life & Death in a Box, Kill Me Later, Ogre, Open Range as Chet, The 13th Warrior, The Keeper and Walking Shadow.
November 1, 2012
In the video game world he has voiced Viewtiful Joe in Marvel vs Capcom 3 and UMVC3, Layle in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, Wylfred in Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume, the Main Ceptor in Culdcept Saga, Taishi Ci in Dynasty Warriors 6, Nagamasa Azai/Mitsuhide Akechi in Warriors Orochi 1 & 2, Lekius in Dawn of Mana, Werman/Duran in Avalon Code, Shu in Blue Dragon Awakened Shadow as well as various voices in Radiata Stories, Legendary, Fantasy Earth Zero and Turning Point:Fall of Liberty. He has also done voice overs for live action films - most recently as the golden retriever puppy Snoozer in the film Golden Winter with Hayley Duff. Other films include Red Water with Lou Diamond Phillips, Witless Protection with Larry the Cable Guy, Bam Bam & Celeste with Margaret Cho, and the Korean comedy Attack the Gas Station.
October 16, 2012
Morgan Lofting has just been announced as a special guest for Florida Supercon 2013!
October 11, 2012
We've already announced the first 3 guests for the show... Monica Rial, Brittney Karbowski and Mark X Laskowski. All three are amazing anime voice actors and all three star in High School of the Dead... In addition to these and more Anime stars, Animate! Miami will also feature guests from the world of american animation as well. We have a lot of contracts out, so expect new guest announcements to come fast and furious as we get closer to showtime.
ANIMATE! MIAMI is a new event from the team at Super Conventions, organizers of Florida Supercon. It's also an old event, as it's essentially the continuation of Anime Supercon / Animation Supercon under a new name. For all the information on this exciting NEW event, go to www.animatemiami.com