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Tampa Bay Comic Con Has Arrived Tampa Bay Comic Con Has Arrived Tampa Bay Con this Weekend!

By Shawn Scott Smith| February 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Tampa Bay Comic Con Has Arrived Tampa Bay Comic Con Has Arrived Tampa Bay Con this Weekend!

Press Release: The Tampa Bay Comic Con will return this weekend with its brand new two-day format convention. On March 3-4, 2012, convention attendees will be able to experience the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s plethora of brand new features and events!


Be sure to arrive early to pick-up a FREE Tampa Bay Comic Con exclusive poster featuring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes; The Avengers! The poster was created by guest comic book artist, Mike Perkins. Quantities are VERY limited (approximately 200 posters).

A major addition to the convention is the full-scale video game tournament held by SuperCon 2k Series which has announced the game titles that will be available to attendees throughout the weekend. The titles are: Halo: Reach, Soul Calibur 5, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Street Fighter 4: AE and Call of Duty. Prizes will be awarded to tournament winners!

“Guest of honor” Jim Steranko (artist of X-Men, Nick Fury, Captain America) has also recently confirmed his appearance for BOTH days of the convention, instead of the originally scheduled one-day appearance. Other guests will include: Mike Grell (Green Lantern, Warlord and Green Arrow),Mark Ryan (actor/ writer known for his work in the film series “Transformers” as Bumblebee and writer of  “The Pilgrim”), Mike Mayhew (Marvel Comics artist), Brian Kong (Marvel Comics artist), Peter Pachoumis (DC Comics artist), Pablo Marcos (Conan the Barbarian and Vampirella),  Mike Perkins (Captain America and Stephen King’s, “The Stand”) and  J. David Spurlock (Vanguard Productions).


Enlightening creator panels will take place on both days of the convention. On Saturday, March 3rd, from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM, Jim Steranko and JD Spurlock will run a panel entitled, “Spotlight on Jim Steranko”. On Sunday, March 4th, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mike Grell and Mark Ryan will be hosts to their panel entitled, “From Page to Projector”.

The Tampa Bay Comic Con will has a small amount of tickets remaining to an exclusive dinner party with Jim Steranko and J. David Spurlock at the fine Italian steakhouse, “The Palm”. The purchase of a reservation will include a full-course, extravagant meal at The Palm, five autographs from Jim Steranko and of course the priceless experience of such an occasion. Dinner reservations can be made through Tampa Bay Comic Con (“Show Schedule” section) or at the door on convention day (Saturday, March 3rd). This event is by early reservation only.

Tampa Bay Comic Con will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, FL from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Convention admission is $10.00 for adults and FREE for children (12 and under). Parking is FREE. Reserve hotel rooms at the Doubletree Hotel through the Tampa Bay Comic Con for special discounted hotel room rates. The address is:

4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

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