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Florida Supercon and Animate Miami news.

By Shawn Scott Smith| September 30, 2013 | Comments Off on Florida Supercon and Animate Miami news.

Greetings from your friends at Florida Supercon and Animate! Miami.
It’s been almost three months since Florida Supercon 2013 and we have been working non-stop to prepare for Animate! Miami 2014, Florida Supercon 2014 and much, much more! There’s a lot of things we want to catch you up on, including:
Florida Supercon 2014, If you joined us for FSC 2013, thank you for helping to make this the biggest and best show we’ve ever had. With over 25,800 fans in attendance, the time has come to make the big move to our new home, The Miami Beach Convention Center! On July 3-6, 2014, Florida Supercon will take over 500,000 sq. feet of The Miami Beach Convention Center, making FSC one of the largest shows of its kind in the country. We are hard at work putting together a guest list that will shock and amaze! Stay tuned in the coming weeks and months as we make announcements that will blow your mind away!
Animate! Miami 2014, Animate! Miami returns January 17-19, 2014 to the Miami Airport Convention Center! After a phenomenal first year show this past year, we are hard at work on our 2014 event. We’ve already announced some amazing guests that have never appeared in South Florida, and will continue to make announcements in the coming weeks and months.

FREE SCREENING OF THE TOMMOROW PEOPLE & THE ORIGINALS, THIS WEDNESDAY! SFL-TV “THE CW”, FLORIDA SUPERCON, & ANIMATE! MIAMI invite YOU to a FREE Advanced Screening of The Originals and The Tomorrow People on Wed, October 2, 2013 @ 7:30pm at The Gateway Cinema 4: 1820 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 954.763.7994. Tickets are FREE! Just RSVP @
WIN AN ALL EXPENSES PAID TRIP TO CALIFORNIA FOR STAN LEE’S COMIKAZE EXPO (Nov. 1-3) at Winner gets 2 airline tickets, hotel, 2 tix to Comikaze, $200 gift cards, V.I.P. tickets to Animate! Miami, V.I.P. tickets to Florida Supercon and more! from SFLCW (The CW), Animate! Miami and FLORIDA SUPERCON.
Don’t forget to keep up with all the latest news from Florida Supercon and Animate! Miami. Visit us online at the following links:

JULY 3-6, 2014

FLORIDA SUPERCON, www.floridasupercon.comSouth Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention is JULY 3-6, 2014 at THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER! 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! That’s right… Supercon is heading to South Beach!!!!!


We’ve experienced enormous growth this year, with over 25,800 unique attendees and as much as we hate to leave the MACC, which has been our home since 2009, it is time to move into a larger facility with more floor space and parking. We would like to thank everyone who has been supportive of the show over the past eight years, and we hope this move will allow us to continue to grow into one of the premiere geek events in the United States.

SPECIAL EARLY TICKET PRICING IS AVAILABLE THIS WEEK, UNTIL FRIDAY OCTOBER 4 @ 11:59PM @$55 for a 4 Day Pass and $45 for a 3 Day Pass if you purchase tickets during this time! Basically.. get a 4 Day Pass for the price of 2 single day tickets or a 3 Day Pass for the price of 1 1/2 days. A 50% discount! Full ticket pricing, including single days, 2 Day, 3 Day, 4 Day, V.I.P., Lifetime Passes and Lifetime V.I.P. Passes may be found at

Florida Supercon 2014 will take place July 3-6, 2014 at The Miami Beach Convention Center. We will be taking up Hall’s C and D (approx. 264,000 sq feet), as well as the Flamingo and Palm Ballrooms (over 41,000 sq. feet) and 23 break out / panel rooms upstairs (approx. 30,000 sq. feet). All told, including hallway function space we will be using almost 500,000 sq. feet of space! This will make us one of the largest comic cons in the country and allow us to bring in more exhibitors, artists, publishers, guests and events.

We will be posting information on hotels, directions, parking and more in the next few weeks. We hope you can take this journey with us, and we promise to put on the best show we possibly can. A sincere thanks to the over 25,800 individuals who came out to Supercon this year. You have made this possible!


We are proud to announce our first two guests of honor, John Romita Sr. and John Romita Jr. as FSC presents “A TRIBUTE TO THE ROMITA’S”!

John Romita Sr. is one of the true giants of the industry. He is best known as the seminal artist of The Amazing Spider-Man along with his body of work with Marvel Comics in the Golden, Silver and Bronze Age of Comic Books. Romita created and co-created characters such as the Rhino, the Vulture, Mary Jane Watson, the Punisher, Kingpin, Wolverine and many many more.

John Romita Jr. is a modern-day comic-art master, following in his legendary father’s footsteps; timeless runs on Iron Man, Uncanny X-Men, Amazing Spider-Man and Daredevil helped establish him as his own force artistically, and his work on Wolverine and World War Hulk is arguably the most explosive comic art of the last decade. In addition to Eternals with writer Neil Gaiman, JRJR teamed with Mark Millar on the creator-owned Kick-Ass, later developed into a blockbuster feature film. Avid Spider-Man fans rejoiced at the artist’s return to Amazing Spider-Man with the Brand New Day storylines “New Ways To Die” and “Character Assassination”. Later JRJR joined writer Brian Michael Bendis on the relaunched Avengers. He most recently joined writer Rick Remender on Captain America and writer Mark Millar on the further adventures of Kick-Ass.


Over 30 other guests have already been announced! Check for info on them and to keep and for all our updates!

JANUARY 17-19, 2014

ANIMATE! MIAMI, www.animatemiami.comSouth Florida’s Anime, Animation and Cosplay Convention returns JANUARY 17 – 19, 2014! Don’t miss 3 days of fun featuring celebrity voice actors, industry guests, anime, cosplayers, artists, panels, Q&A’s, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, workshops and more! Animate! Miami will take place at the Miami Airport Convention Center, home of Animate! Miami 2013 and former home of Florida Supercon. This year, Animate! Miami will take up the entire convention center. Tickets are now available at


Animate! Miami is super excited to feature the cast of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. They will be appearing at Animate! Miami to meet with fans, sign autographs (FREE!) and take part in Q&A’s and panels all weekend long! Cast members already scheduled to appear include:

  • Jamie Marchi: Panty
  • Monica Rial: Stocking
  • Chris Sabat: Garterbelt
  • Joel McDonald: Brief
  • Ian Sinclair: Chuck


Jamie Marchi is best known for roles in Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt (Panty), Witchblade (Masane Amaha), Soul Eater (Liz Thompson), Hetalia (Narrator), Sgt. Frog (Aki Hinata), Spice and Wolf (Chloe), Rin (Mimi), Black Cat (Rinslet Walker), Blassreiter (Amanda Werner), Negima(s) (Haruna), Burst Angel (Meg), Claymore (Helen), One Piece (Miss Valentine), Strike Witches (Shirley), The Tower of Druaga (Fatina), YuYu Hakusho (Juri), Ouran (Chizuru Maihara), Fruits Basket (Motoko Minagawa), FMA (Rick), FMA: Brotherhood (Rebecca, Rick), as well as the unforgettable Miss Polly from Shin Chan. Some of her most recent roles include Rosario + Vampire (Ms. Nekonome), The Sacred Blacksmith (Penelope), Sekirei (Uzume), Sengoku Basara (Matsu), Ga-Rei-Zero (Mei), Baka and Test (Shouko), and Heaven’s Lost Property (Mikako Satsukitane). She  is currently the co-host of The Funimation Show web series.


Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 13 years. As an actress for Funimation Entertainment and ADV Films, Monica has lent her voice to over 250 anime including: Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt (Stocking), Michiko and Hatchin (Michiko), High School of the Dead (Shizuka), Soul Eater (Tsubaki), Air TV (Misuzu), Azumanga Daioh (Nyamo), Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler (Mei Ren), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Treeya), Black Cat (Kyoko), Burst Angel (Jo), Chrome Shelled Regios (Felli), Chrono Crusade (Fiore), Claymore (Miria), DN Angel (Towa), D. Gray-man (Lero/Lulu Bell), E.F. a Tale of Memories (Chihiro), Excel Saga (Hyatt), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Full Metal Panic (Kyoko), Ghost Stories (Momoko), Gunslinger Girl (Angelica), Shinchan (Ai), Hetalia (Flying Mint Bunny/ Belarus), Kurau Phantom Memory (Kurau), Moon Phase (Hazuki), Negima (Konoka/Kazumi/Satsuki), Noir (Kirika), One Piece (Tashigi/Carue/Kuina), Ouran Host Club (Renge), Princess Jellyfish (Mayaya), Rahxephon (Haruka), Sergeant Frog (Momoka), Shuffle! (Asa), Speed Grapher (Kagura), Spiral (Rio), Tsubasa Chronicles (Sakura), Witchblade (Maria) and many more.


Ian Sinclair is an actor, voice actor, and ADR Director best known for his work portraying Chuck in Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Dallas Genoard in Baccano!, Dr. Rosenberg in El Cazador de la Bruja, Romano in Hetalia: Axis Powers, Toriko in Toriko, Ryner Lute in Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Bardroy in Black Butler, Shu in Princess Jellyfish, and Baron Flynt in the video game Borderlands.


Joel McDonald is one of a handful of ADR Directors working almost exclusively with FUNimation Entertainment. Sure, you may have heard him as the main character in Zynga’s “Running with Friends”, Aoi in “Rainy Cocoa” (the world’s first e-manga), the deputy and others in “Walking Dead: Survival Instinct”, or as Captain Flynt and Tector Hodunk in “Borderlands 2”. But he’s also directed Sgt. Frog, Initial D, and the just-released “Sankarea” and “Good Luck Girl.” Or perhaps you’re one of the few who recognize him from his role as Poland in “Hetalia”, Takumi in “Initial D”, Jacuzzi Splot in “Baccano”, Yoite in “Nabari No Ou”, Hanai in “Big Windup!”, Minato in “Sekirei”, Brief in “Panty and Stocking”, or a bunch of other FUNimation properties.  But no matter how you know Joel or his work, he’s here to meet you. Shake your hand. Take a picture. And if you buy him a drink, it’s much more likely he’ll reveal his next top-secret project, though he’s not legally allowed to say the thing he didn’t just say or type.


Christopher Sabat is a voice actor, ADR Director, and Line Producer, best known for his work in Dragon Ball as several main characters, most notably Piccolo, Vegeta, and Yamcha. He has also voiced such characters as Garterbelt in Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Ayame Sohma in Fruits Basket, Alex Louis Armstrong in Fullmetal Alchemist, Kikuchiyo in Samurai 7, Kazuma Kuwabara and Rizen in Yu Yu Hakusho, Cross Marian in D.Gray-man, Roronoa Zoro in One Piece, Jigen in Lupin III, Father Tres in Trinity Blood, Kurogane in Tsubasa Chronicles, Naru Naru in Kodocha, Saiga in Speed Grapher, Roy in Solty Rei, Rome in Hetalia Axis Powers, and Giroro in Sgt Frog.


Also announced for Animate! Miami:


Mad Rupert: Mad is a comic book / web comic artist and writer best known for her work on Regular Show, Regular Show: Skips, Adventure Time, Adventure Time: Candy Capers, and her web comic Sakana She also lettered the Adventure Time “Playing With Fire” OGN, as well as “The Summiteers” included in the recent Adventure Time Annual comic.




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