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By Shawn Scott Smith| October 16, 2013 | Comments Off on Florida Supercon news.

Greetings!

Just a quick update from your friends at Florida Supercon and Animate! Miami.

A few new announcements since our last update, and some exciting events happening THIS WEEKEND in South Florida!

FLORIDA SUPERCON 2014, www.floridasupercon.com is July 3-6, 2014 at The MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER. We are continuing to add guests to the show, with over 40 guests already announced! Plus, we expect to announce at least ten new guests this week. To see the latest guests listed, visit www.floridasupercon.com. As well, the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Miami has been chosen as the first host hotel for FSC 2014, with a rate of $99 per night. We will be posting reservation links on www.floridasupercon.com this week. We are in the final stages of negotiations with several hotels on Miami Beach, and hope to be able to make the first announcements in the next 1-2 weeks. ALL official hotels will have FREE shuttle service to and from the hotel and convention center. Tickets and Vendor information is currently available.

ANIMATE! MIAMI 2014, www.animatemiami.com is January 17-19, 2014 at the Miami Airport Convention Center, home of last years Animate! Miami and previous home of Florida Supercon. Over a dozen guests have already been announced, with a lot more to come! Stay tuned to the website for more guest additions this week and in the near future. Information for the Doubletree Hotel has been posted online, and info on additional official hotels will be posted later this week. Tickets and Vendor information is currently available.

MEET THE STARS OF “PANTY & STOCKING WITH GARTERBELT” AT ANIMATE! MIAMI. 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!

THIS WEEKEND, OCTOBER 18-20, 2014 is SUPER GEEK WEEKEND in SOUTH FLORIDA! Over a dozen geek events are planned to occur in South Florida this weekend, with special celebrity guests, comic book artists, store sales and parties.

Here’s a list of some of the stuff we know about already!

Past Present Future Comics 30th Anniversary Celebration Event, Sale and Party on Saturday and Sunday Oct. 19-20. 10:00am-9:00pm each day.
https://www.facebook.com/events/628612933846041

PPF is having a massive event at ALL 3 of their locations (Lauderhill, West Palm and Davie). Theodeus “BIG TINY” Crane from THE WALKING DEAD will be appearing at all 3 stores and will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans for FREE! All 3 stores will have Huge Sales, Photo Ops (Tardis, Hulk, Silver Surfer), guest artists and celebs, costume contests and more! Sponsored by Florida Supercon, Animate! Miami, Palm Con and Wasabi Anime / Green Mustard.

SPECIAL GUESTS APPEARING AT PPF LAUDERHILL:
Theodeus “BIG TINY” Crane: Star of THE WALKING DEAD
(Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm)
Heather 1337: Model and Cosplayer
(Saturday 11:00am-2:30pm)
Adelso Corona: DC Comics Artist
(Saturday 5:00pm-9:00pm)
Allen Bellman: Golden Age Artist of Captain America
(Saturday)
Jose Delbo: Legendary Artist of Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman
(Saturday)
Dick Kulpa: Creator of Bat-Boy. Former Publisher of Cracked Magazine (Saturday)
Vinnie Tartamella: Artist of Hack/Slash, Political Power, Female Force
(Saturday)
Megan Coffey: Artist, Model and Cosplayer
(Saturday)
The 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist!
(Saturday)
SPECIAL PHOTO OPS: Full Life Sized T.A.R.D.I.S., Life Size HULK and Life Size SILVER SURFER. Plus: The original AQUAMAN uniform and props from HBO’S ENTOURAGE!
COSTUME CONTEST @ 2:30PM with over $1,000 in PRIZES sponsored by WSFL “THE CW”, Florida Supercon, Animate! Miami, Grifters Custom Creations, Palm Con, Geek Fest, Wasabi Anime and More!

SPECIAL GUESTS APPEARING AT PPF WEST PALM:
Cindy Morgan: Star of TRON and CADDYSHACK
(Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm)
Theodeus “BIG TINY” Crane: Star of THE WALKING DEAD
(Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm)
Mervyn McKoy: Artist of Giant Robot Warrior Maintenance Crew
(Saturday)
Zipper-Tan: Cosplayer and Costumer
(Saturday)
Kevin Joseph: Writer of Tart
(Saturday)
Bohdan Neswiacheny: Writer of BlackBird and Conviction
(Saturday)

SPECIAL GUESTS APPEARING AT PPF DAVIE:
Theodeus “BIG TINY” Crane: Star of THE WALKING DEAD
(Saturday 4:30pm-7:30pm)
Jeff Dekal: Artist of Spider-Man, Journey Into Mystery
(Saturday)
Mark Sparacio: Artist of Green Lantern, Heroes For Hire, Jonah Hex
(Saturday)
Heather 1337: Model and Cosplayer
(Saturday 4:30pm-7:30pm)
Cosmic Times: Comic Book Publisher and organizer of Palm Con
(Saturday)
Creature Entertainment: Comic Book Publishers
(Saturday)
SPECIAL PHOTO OP: Life Sized T.A.R.D.I.S.: Get your picture taken with a fully functional life size T.A.R.D.I.S. Supercon Danny is bringing both of his amazing machines to PPF’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Event. One will be located at PPF Lauderhill and the other at PPF Davie. Get your picture taken to prove to your friends that you are a master of Space and Time!

Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/628612933846041 for all the info

SUPER GEEK WEEKEND: AFTER PPF PARTY: Looking for a way to finish off Saturday night of Super Geek Weekend on Sat, October 19. Come to the Poorhouse in Downtown Fort Lauderdale and join the crew from Florida Supercon, Past Present Future Comics, Palm Con and a bunch of the guests from PPF’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Event! Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/542534275818520 for all the info

GXE Games in Pompano will be hosting their first ever COSPLAY 101 WORKSHOP on Sat, October 19! Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/events/635649839808947

The new Dr. Who fan club, WEEKEND T.A.R.D.I.S. will be meeting at the Ye Old Falcon Pub on Saturday, October 19. https://www.facebook.com/groups/weekendtardis

An Evening With The Doctor & Friends: Meet Dr. Who live and in person for one night only, Friday, October 18th! www.scificruise.com. The 7th Doctor himself Sylvester McCoy, accompanied by many of his friends and foes from across time and space. Additional guests include Frazer Hines who played Jamie McCrimmon the Doctor’s longest-running companion, and Carole Ann Ford who played the Doctor’s granddaughter Susan, all the way back from episode one. What a great way to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who. It all happens 7pm Friday evening October 18th at the Howard Johnson Hotel at the Palmetto Expressway’s 103rd Street exit. For full information, and a discount on advanced ticket registration check us out online at www.scificruise.com

The MIA Animation Conference & Festival is at Miami Dade College on Oct. 17-20. http://www.miaanimation.com/. This is an academic conference and animation festival. If you’re looking to get into the Animation field, you may want to check it out.

Revolution Live presents: ZOMBIE WALK on October 18, 2013 in downtown Fort Lauderdale. https://www.facebook.com/events/613569178694280/
ALL AGES & best of all FREE. Doors at 6PM, Walk at 10PM. Live DJ set from Tonx. Featuring food trucks, drink specials and a free drink after the walk!
Kids Costume Contest at 8PM
Adult Zombie Contests after the walk
Get Your Zombie make-up done for you for $10
Spooky crafts from local crafters

Morikami Museum: Lantern Festival: In the Spirit of Obon on Saturday, October 19, 3pm-8pm. Enjoy Japanese folk-dancing, drumming, our Ennichi street fair and iconic lantern floating ceremony in a fall festival in the spirit of Obon – Japan’s summer homage to ancestors who return for a brief visit to the living. Please note: there will be NO tickets sold at the gate.
http://support.morikami.org/site/Calendar?id=105201&view=Detail&JServSessionIda004=ybkn611ue1.app337c

David Spade: Live on Stage @ the Palm Beach Improv Sat, Oct. 19 and Sun. Oct. 20. http://palmbeachimprov.com/. David Spade, star of Saturday Night Live, Joe Dirt, Grown Ups, Beavis and Butthead, The Emperor’s New Groove, Hotel Transylvania, Tommy Boy and more will headline the Palm Beach Improv Oct. 19-20.

The Adventure Game Store (Dragon’s Lair) 25th Anniversary! South Florida’s ORIGINAL Gaming Store celebrates 25 years of good times, fun games, and great friendships. FREE Commemorative D6 ‘s (while they last), and other door prizes. https://www.facebook.com/events/173585076167063/?ref=5

ZALDIVA COMICS, www.zaldiva.com in Fort Lauderdale is having a big sale! Save up to 30% on Comics & Collectibles OR just visit with and possibly adopt one of many rescued animals available from GoodKarmaPetRescue.org.
Visit with cats and dogs waiting on their furever homes and find out more about how you can help

Don’t forget to keep up with all the latest news from Florida Supercon and Animate! Miami. Visit us online at the following links:
www.floridasupercon.com
www.animatemiami.com
www.facebook.com/floridasupercon
www.facebook.com/animatemiami
FLORIDA SUPERCON 2014
JULY 3-6, 2014
THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER

FLORIDA SUPERCON, www.floridasupercon.com, South 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.

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!

Over 40 other guests have already been announced! Check out www.floridasupercon.com for info on them and to keep up www.floridasupercon.com and www.facebook.com/floridasupercon for all our updates!

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