October 14, 2012
ANIMATE! MIAMI is giving away FIVE (5) FREE pairs of tickets at http://apps.facebook.com/my-contests/animatemiami. Animate! Miami is the NEW awesome convention from team Supercon set for January 18-20, 2013 at the Miami Airport Convention Center. It's gonna be a BIG 3 day festival dedicated to Anime, Animation and Cosplay!
WE ARE GIVING AWAY FIVE (5) PAIRS OF FULL WEEKEND PASSES TO ANIMATE! MIAMI. THAT'S TEN (10) TICKETS IN TOTAL! THE CONTEST ENDS ON OCTOBER 31, 2012 @ 11:30PM.
In order to enter the contest, you must be a "fan" of our Animate! Miami Facebook page at www.facebook.com/animatemiami - If you're not already a fan, don't worry, just go to the page now and click "like". We will be checking to make sure that the winners are fans of the page. If you are picked as one of the winners and are not a fan of the page, you will be disqualified.
Go to http://apps.facebook.com/my-contests/animatemiami to enter NOW!
September 26, 2012
Garry Chalk and Lee Tockar have just been added to the Florida Supercon 2013 guest list!
Garry Chalk is a well known actor and voice actor who has had starring and featured roles in Stargate SG-1 (Col. Chekov), Transformers: Beast Wars (Optimus Primal), Transformers: Armada, Energon and Cybertron (Optimus Prime), The Killing (Lt. Michael Oakes), Eureka (Col. Briggs), Captain N: The Game Master (Donkey Kong, King Hippo), G.I. Joe (Pathfinder), The New Adventures of He-Man (He-Man, Prince Adam), He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Man at Arms), Mega Man (Guts Man), Sonic Underground (Dr. Ivo Robotnik), Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (Grounder), Reboot (Turbo, Slash), Freddy vs. Jason (Sheriff Williams) and Watchmen (Norad General).
Garry is also known for his roles in Supernatural (Sheriff Deitrich), Voltron Force (Sky Marshall Wade, Manset), Mucha Lucha! (El Haystack Grande, El Kolor De Kurtz), Dark Angel (Lt. Walter Eastep), The Outer Limits (Detective Barnett, Detective Frank Dayton, General), Mucha Lucha!: The Return of El Maléfico (El Haystack Grande), Cold Squad (Insp. Andrew Pawlachuk / Inspector Andrew Pawlachuk), Stephen King’s Dead Zone (James Stillson), The Godfather: Mob Wars, Blackhand and The Don’s Edition video games (Luca Brasi), The 4400 (Sheriff), Nick Fury Agent of Shield (Dum-Dum Dugan), Street Fighter: The Animated Series (Dhalsim, Burke), G.I. Joe: Extreme (Lt. Stone), Exosquad (Marsala, Shiva), Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars! (Commander Dogstar, Al Negator, Bartender), The Fly II (Scorby), Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies (King Gurumes), Conan The Adventurer (Snagg), Double Dragon (Chop, Kona, Wild Willy), M.A.N.T.I.S. (Detective Reid), Sonic Christmas Blast! (Grounder), Saban’s Ninja Turtles (Silver), RoboCop: Alpha Commando, Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World, MacGyver (Det. Sweeney, Sgt. Harold Gray, Tony Ellis) and Camp Candy.
Lee Tockar is a veteran voice actor best known for his roles in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Snips, Male Pegasus 2), Sonic Underground (Dingo), Transformers: Beast Wars (Ravage, Ram Horn), Mega Man (Vile), Mega Man NT Warrior (Higsby, Woodman), Pucca (Abyo, Dada, Tobe), Stargate Infinity, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (Department Manager, Joshua Edwards), Gundam Seed Destiny (Herbert Von Reinhardt, Ian Lee, Malik Yardbirds), Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (Herbert Von Reinhardt, Ian Lee, Malik Yardbirds), Stargate Infinity, Pac-Man: The Adventure Begins (Inky, Cyclops Ghost, Fuzbits), George of the Jungle (George), Johnny Test (Bling Bling Boy, The General, Speed McCool), League of Super Evil (Doktor Frogg), Dinosaur Train (Crab, Craig Cretoxyrhina), Iron Man: Armored Adventures (M.O.D.O.C.), Pani poni dasshu! (Yankee), Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui (Makuta, Kongu), G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom (Shipwreck, Beachhead, Ex-Eel). G.I.Joe: Spy Troops the Movie (Shipwreck), 2003 Bionicle: Mask of Light (Makuta, Pewku), Darkstalkers (Jonathan Talbane) and The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.
September 25, 2012
Jennifer Spence and Dan Payne have just been added to the Florida Supercon 2013 guest list!
Jennifer Spence is well known to sci-fans due to her roles on Stargate Universe (Dr. Lisa Park), The 4400 (Joanna) and as one of the stars of the new sci-fi series Continuum (Betty Robertson).
In addition to her starring roles in Stargate Universe, The 4400 and Continuum, Jennifer's long list of credits includes: Supernatural (Jean Holiday), Eureka (Dr. Monroe), Tru Calling (Stephanie Brandis), The Core (Zimsky's Assistant), The Killing (Eve), Alcatraz (Susan Lee), Virtual Lies (Dr. Gloria Reese), Exes & Ohs (Devin), Write & Wrong (Cathy), A Decent Proposal (Gwen Stathis), Catch and Release (Comforting Friend), Northern Town (Suko), Killer Instinct (Detective Burch), Reunion (Evelyn), Huff (Monique), Da Vinci's Inquest (Kimmy / Tricia / Witness), Touching Evil (Nurse's Aide) and more!
Dan Payne is a versatile actor, photographer and artist. He is best known for his roles in Stargate SG-1 (Kull Warrior, Ashrak, Jaffa), Stargate: Atlantis (Big Wraith, Lt. Reed, Wraith, Super Soldier), Watchmen (Dollar Bill), Watchmen: Under The Hood (Dollar Bill), Underworld: Awakening (Lycan Creature), Cabin in the Woods (Matthew), Battlestar Galactica (Sean Ellison), The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (Weatherman), It's a Very Muppet Christmas Movie (Handsome Executive) and Alice I Think (John MacLeod).
September 19, 2012
Florida Supercon is proud to welcome Carlos Blanchard as our NEW Director of Costuming and Cosplay. This is a newly created position at Florida Supercon, replacing the previous position of Director of Cosplay and is meant to show our FSC's renewed focus in the costuming and cosplay community, with an emphasis on the art of costuming. Carlos has been coming up with dozens of amazing new ideas on how to grow the costume/cosplay element of the convention, and we're excited to see where his vision take us!
Carlos Blanchard is a veteran costumer, graphic designer, project manager. He is the founder of Rage Custom Creations, https://www.facebook.com/ragecustomcreations, has been a serious costumer and active participant in the community for well over a decade. He recently received worldwide attention for his Medieval Batman costume, which has been featured by MTV Geek, The Sun-Sentinel, IO9, Yahoo and dozens of other news organizations. In addition, he was the costume designer of the recent Mary Jane/Gwen Stacy Venom photo shoots that went viral (and caused a stir on Facebook), has gotten worldwide attention for his company Rage Custom Creations and has been the designer of multiple costumes worn by other costumers that have gone viral in recent months!
Carlos was hooked into the geek world at a very early age when his father took him to a drive in to see his first Godzilla movie. That was quickly followed by a love of Star Trek, Twilight Zone, Alien and Star Wars... ever since then he's been hooked in for life and has not looked back since.
Carlos describes his view of costuming: "My philosophy when it comes to creating a costume for myself or others, has always been, how would I dress/make the costume, if I were the actual character. It helps me personalize and re-in vision the character and make it fresh and more than often, unlike anything anyone has seen. The word “Canon” is an ugly word to me when it comes to making my costumes, but I never judge those who want to make theirs as exact as possible to whatever character they are portraying. Everyone has their own way of doing things, and I will always respect that. I’m just all about originality."
Carlos has been attending Florida Supercon since 2008 and been a part of our family since 2009 when he first came on board as a staff member. Keep an eye out for some exciting announcements about what Carlos and his team have planned for 2013 and beyond!
September 19, 2012
Dino began his career as a writer for The Ben Stiller Show before joining the writing staff of Late Night with Conan O'Brien. During the '90s he wrote for Late Show with David Letterman, The Dana Carvey Show and Mr. Show with Bob and David. In 2000 Dino and Robert Smigel pitched Comedy Central a spin-off of Smigel's TV Funhouse SNL cartoons which would be a half-hour sketch comedy show. TV Funhouse premiered on 2000. Following TV Funhouse he joined the writing staff on Mad TV.
Dino worked on Tom Goes to the Mayor with Mr. Show alumnus Bob Odenkirk. He created the stop motion animated series Moral Orel for Adult Swim as well as Mary Shelley's Frankenhole. He was the voice of Drinky Crow on The Drinky Crow Show, as well as a writer for Important Things with Demetri Martin and Lucky Louie.
Since 2009, Stamatopoulos has been appearing as "Star-Burns" on the NBC comedy series Community. He is also a consultant and writer on the show. He co-wrote the stop motion animation Christmas special.
September 18, 2012
Jon Schnepp has been directing, writing and producing episodic series for the past twelve years. His credits include directing and co-producing Metalocalypse, directing the popular Upright Citizens Brigade, directing the 3D origin of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, co-directing the 4th season of The Venture Bros, and editing episodes of Space Ghost: Coast to Coast. He was Animation Director for Nickelodeons What's Inside Heidi's Head?.
For Metalocalypse, he designed and created the look of the five band members, directs the bulk of each season, and works with the show's co-creators/writers Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha. Schnepp directed the 2009 Dethklok Tour with Mastodon, providing a heavy metal movie of the fully animated music videos played to every song of this sold-out tour. Schnepp co-wrote and drew variant covers for all four Dethklok comic books.
He has guest starred on three episodes of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. In two episodes he voices the Wisdom Cube and in the other he plays The Creature from Plaque Lagoon. He is the voice of Dr. Gibbits in Metalocalypse. Jon is deeply, Let me emphasize this, DEEPLY influenced by Comic Books, SciFi and Horror flicks, and all things “geek”. The Schnepp makes his own films, which include Nerd Hunter 3004, Brainwarp and The Removers, one of the trippiest short films ever made. Absorb all that is Schnepp.
He is a three-time World Champion, having won the ECW World Heavyweight Championship twice and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship once. On the independent circuit, he has held the VCW World Heavyweight Championship once, and the 3PW World Heavyweight Championship once.
He also held the WCW United States Championship once, and is the record holder for most reigns as WWF/E Hardcore Champion with 26 reigns. He is the 2005 King of the Mountain winner at Slammiversary in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, being only the second person ever to win the annual event. Between WCW, TNA, WWE/WWF and ECW Levy has held 36 total championships. He also briefly wrestled for the Ring of Honor promotion.
Andy Sipes was the art director on Code Monkeys, Consulting Producer for Your Dungeon, My Dragon and Associate Producer of Crank Yankers. He has worked as the editor of Archer, Warren The Ape, DJ & The Fro, Minoriteam and most recently Unsupervised.
After four years of being lead investigator for a local amateur ghost team, Scott formed the Association for Locating Paranormal and Haunted Activity (ALPHA), a professional paranormal research organization based out of North Florida. He is also the co-creator and co-host of the hugely successful online radio show, Dead Serious. In the summer of 2011, Scott published Chasing Winter - his first book of poetry about his experiences while traveling abroad. A second book, Silent Morning, is due out in January 2012. He is currently traveling the world filming with the rest of the GHI team.
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September 16, 2012
His credits are mighty! His voice acting credits include: Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Master Shake), Squidbillies (Granny), Fish Hooks (Mr. Baldwin, Bud, Clamantha's Mom), Mad (various voices), Chowder (Gazpacho), Your Dungeon My Dragon (Hork the Nomad), Penguins of Madagascar (Leonard), Code Monkey's (Todd, Warden Shank), The Venture Brothers (The Alchemist, President Breyer), Minoriteam (Dr. Wang), Robotomomy (Dreadnot, Thunderbite), Robot Chicken (Master Shake, Twinkie the Kid, Lego Pharoh and more!) and Sealab 2021.
His live action credits include: The Young Person's Guide to History (Benjamin Franklin), Saul of the Mole Men (Strata Operator, Benjamin Franklun), Gary Unmarried (Chris), Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, ER, Brothers and Sisters, Stomp! Shout! Scream!, Come on Over, Gypsy Crepes, Terror Phone, If You Could Say It In Words and more! His video game credits include: White Knight Chronicles: International Edition (Belcitane) and Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am (Master Shake).