May 8th, 2008 03:47 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Mike Broder, Florida Supercon May 23 - 25, 2008
Florida Supercon Announces New "super Sized" Location Plus Initial 20 Guests
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.
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! Florida Supercon is proud to announce the initial 20 guests signed for FSC 3.
* 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.
* 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
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, Gold $250 and Platinum: $1,000).
FLORIDA SUPERCON is sponsored by Students of the Unusual (www.studentsoftheunusual.com), Tate's Comics (www.tatescomics.com) and Lee "The Batfan" (www.myspace.com/the_batfan)