January 16, 2008
News for Florida Supercon 2008:
Florida Supercon Announces Eight New Guests
Fort Lauderdale, FL -Florida Supercon is back and bigger than ever! Get ready for the largest multi-genre convention in South Florida History as Florida Supercon moves to it's new "super-sized" location, The Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Resort in Weston, FL.
We are proud to announce the latest guests scheduled to appear at the show.
- LARRY KENNEY: Larry is known the world over as the voice of Lion-O in THUNDERCATS. As well, Larry's other well known roles include: Count Chocula, Bluegrass in SILVERHAWKS, Jackalman in THUNDERCATS, Sonny The Coco Bird for COCO PUFFS and Dolph in TIGER SHARKS.
- SAMANTHA NEWARK: Samantha is JEM from JEM and THE HOLOGRAMS!
SAM, as her die hard fans, friends and family know her best is also an accomplished musician, who's original music and stellar vocals can currently be heard on such hit TV shows as the CW's "Gossip Girl" and "Life Is Wild" also MTV's "Laguna Beach" "Punked" and "My Super Sweet Sixteen". She has also sung on the much anticipated James Bond video game and has lent haunting vocals to Sony's huge hits "God of War" "Twisted Metal Black" & "Wild Arm's 3" Plus: Sam has also worked on THE TRANSFORMERS (The voice of Ariel) and PROJECT A-KO. Sam will be one of the headliners for the FSC Saturday night Concert.
- DEREC DONOVAN: Superstar Comic Book Artist, Derec Donovan is the current artist on the newly relaunched YOUNGBLOOD. His past credits include: ROGUE, CONNOR HAWKE, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, ACTION COMICS, AVENGERS, BUG, GENERATION X, GREEN LANTERN, LEGION OF SUPERHEROES, THOR, QUICKSILVER & SUPERGIRL.
- YAYA HAN: Superstar Cosplay Guest. Yaya has been a cosplay artist for over 7 years and is both nationally and internationally recognized for her craftsmanship in cosplay costumes. Yaya will be involved with our cosplay panels and costume contest. Her award-winning costumes can be seen on her web site, http://angelicstar.net.
- ASHLEY CLARK: Guest Artist. ASHLEY CLARK is a writer and multi-media artist who has been working in the anime style for nearly a decade. She applies her talents to the webnovel "Shades of Red", as well as her newest literary projects, "The Tales Of Ukiyo" and "Ookami-ko". Within the anime community, Ashley is widely known as Anna May Belle, webmistress of AnimeBelle.com, one of the most highly regarded and popular anime websites in the south.
- ROSE THOMPSON: Otaku Bellydance, Artist & Designer. As a dancer, Rose has become one of the youngest professional Oriental dancers in the field, experienced in various forms of Belly Dance. Her specialty is a Japanese/Belly Dance fusion that she refers to as "Buyo Bellydance", which incorporates traditional Japanese Geisha dances into Middle Eastern dance while adding a modern twist to the mix. As well, she is the illustrator and creator of Denki (a short comic strip published in Japan) and is the co-founder of Studio Sakura Designs.
- WENDY LO: Guest Artist. Wendy is the author of "Cafe Trinty: Serving up a Delicious Selection of Poems to Satisfy all your Senses." The book was done by Wendy, the author, and her two illustrators: Mitsuba and Haruno Ranmaru. Wendy recently moved back to Miami, from Japan, where she spent three years, teaching English for the JET program. She can speak Chinese (cantonese), Japanese, and a sprinkle of Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Wendy is currently working on her own Gothic and Lolita Accessory brand called "Angelic Mischief".
- GEORGE MOSS: Guest Artist. George is an accomplished artist and designer. George's work can be found at www.seeketernalpurpose.com and www.gmossdesigns.com. George's work has graced prints, posters, CD's and T-Shirts.
Florida Supercon is a convention for comic book, anime, animation, sci-fi, fantasy and manga fans taking place May 23 - 25, 2008 at The Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Resort in Weston, FL. (Just outside of Fort Lauderdale). The show will include celebrity guests, artists, writers, vendors, industry guests, Q&A's, parties, costume contests, anime programming, manga, cosplay, workshops, panels, cosplay photoshoots and more! The current guest list for FSC includes:
- James and Oliver Phelps: Harry Potter superstars! James and Oliver are best known for their roles as Fred and George Weasly.
- Stanislav Ianevski: Harry Potter superstar! Stanislav is best known for his role as Viktor Krum, as well as starring in Hostel 2.
- Carmine Infantino: Comic Book Legend. Former President and Publisher of DC Comics. Creator of the silver age Flash. Legendary artist of Batman, The Flash, Superman, Star Wars and more!
- Dan Slott: Superstar Comic Book writer. Dan's credits include She Hulk, Avengers: The Initiative, Ren & Stimpy, and is the new writer of The Amazing Spider-Man.
- Grey Delisle: Superstar Voice Actress. Grey is well known for her work in Avatar: The Last Airbender (Princess Azula), The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (Mandy), Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (Yumi), Scooby Doo (Daphne), Star Wars: Clone Wars (Padme Amidala), Ultimate Avengers (The Wasp) and The Fantastic Four (Invisible Woman).
- Kyle Baker: Superstar Cartoonist. Credits include: Plastic Man, Why I Hate Saturn, You Are Here, Truth and King David.
- Richard Epcar: Superstar Voice Actor. Ghost in the Shell (Batou), Robotech (Ben Dixon, Lunk), Transformers: Robots in Disguise (Armorhide), Bleach (Zangetsu, Mr. Kagine), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and more!
- Dick Giordano: Comic Book Legend and Superstar. DC Comics, Charlton Comics, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Supergirl.
- Ellyn Stern: Superstar Voice Actress. Star of Bleach (Masaki Kurosaki), Ghost in the Shell (Haraway), Armitage III.
- Alex Saviuk: Comic Book Legend and Superstar. Web of Spider-Man, X-Files, Action Comics, Superman, Amazing Spider-Man.
- Peelander-Z: Superstar Japanese Action Comic Punk Band.
- Mark Sparacio: Superstar Artist. Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, Jonah Hex, Liberty Girl.
- Sophie Mcnutt: Industry Guest. Funimation's Operation Anime Co-ordinator.
- Allen Bellman: Golden Age Comic Book Legend. Captain America, The Patriot, Let's Play Detective, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner.
- Chickenbox!: The punk rock live action animation band.
- Terry Cronin & Pat Martin: Independent Comic Book creators. Students of the Unusual.
- Select Start: The Classical Music Video Game Band.
- Rob Granito: Superstar Artist. Teen Titans Go, Warner Bros., USPS Marvel Postage Stamp Artist.
- Greg Kirkpatrick: Independent Comic Book Artist. Living in Infamy, Novavolo, Savage Dragon.
- Glenda Finkelstein: Science Fiction Author. Nemesis Rising, Perfect Copy, The Edge of the Universe.
The new location for FSC is The Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Resort, 250 Raquest Club Road, Weston FL. 33326. The Bonaventure has over 60,000 square feet of total convention space and is three times the size of Florida Supercon's last location. Information on the Resort can be found at http://bonaventure.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/events/index.jsp
The convention hours of operation are:
FRIDAY, MAY 23: 5:00PM - 2:00AM
SATURDAY, MAY 24: 11:00AM - 2:00AM
SUNDAY, MAY 25: 11:00AM - 6:00PM
For more information and updates: visit www.floridasupercon.com
Florida Supercon Tickets are currently available online.
General Admission (3) Day Weekend Pass
$15 if reserved before Jan. 23, 2008
$20 if reserved between Jan. 23 and March 23, 2008
$25 if reserved between March 23 and April 23, 2008
$30 if reserved between April 23 and May 22, 2008
General Admission at the door is $20 for a one day pass or $30 for the (3) day weekend.
VIP Tickets are available as well (Bronze: $65, Silver: $125 and Gold $250).