Florida Supercon releases list of show events for May '08

Sat, May 10th, 2008 at 7:36pm PDT

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Florida Supercon (FSC) conjures up an impressive line-up  of stars for the 2008 show including celebrities from Harry Potter, Avatar, Thundercats, Jem & the Holograms, Adult Swim, Marvel, DC & more! Florida Supercon is taking over the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Resort, a location three times larger than last years and will fill every square foot with Supercon fun May 23-25, 2008! The show launches with the opening ceremonies Friday evening May 23 at 4:45pm and continues almost around the clock through Sunday, May 25 at 7:00pm.

Florida Supercon is thrilled to announce the latest guests to be added to the event.

* NATALIA TENA: Best known as “Tonks” in the Harry Potter film series, Florida Supercon will be Natalia’s very first U.S. convention appearance. Natalia made her professional debut in About a Boy (2002), and began acting full time in 2003. She last appeared in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as Nymphadora Tonks, a role she is reprising in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

* CLAYTON HENRY: Superstar Comic Book artist Clayton Henry is known mostly for his work for Marvel Comics. His first known works were providing the art on Nine Rings of Wu-Tang and Area 52, and has since worked on such series as Exiles, Alpha Flight, New X-Men: Helllions, Apocalypse vs. Dracula and currently Uncanny X-Men.

* FRANK BRUNNER: Legendary Comic Book artist, animator and painter, Frank Brunner is best known for his work at Marvel Comics in the 70’s on Dr. Strange, Man-Thing, Howard the Duck, Marvel Premiere, Conan and Red Sonja. In addition, Mr. Brunner is an accomplished animator, and was the head of character design for the X-Men Animated Series. His other animation credits include: Johnny Quest, Pirates of Dark Water, Dino-Riders and Skeleton Warriors.

* PAT BRODERICK: Legendary Comic Book artist and animator, Pat Broderick is an icon of the 70’s and 80’s comic book industry. Mr. Broderick has been the artist for Batman, Captain Marvel, Firestorm, Captain Atom, Detective Comics, Green Lantern, The Micronauts, Shazam, Alpha Flight and more! In addition to his comic book art, Mr. Broderick’s animation work includes concept design work for the Jimmy Neutron movie.

* DREW GERACI: For over a decade, Drew has dipped ink over ever major character for DC Comics. Drew is the regular inker of Green Lantern Corps starting with #24. Career highlights are top-selling titles 52, Infinite Crisis, JLA, JSA, Gen 13, Thor and Captain America. His work has also appeared at Marvel, Image and Crossgen.

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 photo shoots and more! The current guest list for FSC includes:

* HARRY POTTER SUPERSTARS: Oliver Phelps (George Weasley), Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks), Devon Murray (Seamus Finnegan), Stanislav Ianevski (Viktor Krum) and David Decio (Hogwarts student).

 * COMIC BOOK SUPERSTARS: Dan Slott (writer of The Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers: The Initiative, Ren & Stimpy and She-Hulk), Clayton Henry (artist of Uncanny X-Men, Exiles, New X-Men: Hellions and Alpha Flight), Georges Jeanty (artist of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gambit, Weapon X and The American Way), Dick Giordano (Comic Book Legend: Artist of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Supergirl & more!), Kyle Baker (artist of Plastic Man, Why I Hate Saturn, You are Here, Spider-Man, Truth and King David), Alex Saviuk (artist of The Amazing Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, X-Files, Action Comics and Superman), Derec Donovan (artist of Youngblood, Adventures of Superman, Rogue, Connor Hawke, Generation X, Green Lantern, Thor and Supergirl), Mark Sparacio (artist of Jonah Hex, Heroes For Hire, The Overstreet Price Guide and Liberty Girl), Allen Bellman (Golden Age legend. Artist of Captain America, The Patriot, Let’s Play Detective, Sub-Mariner and more from 1942 to 1954), Drew Geraci (artist and inker of Green Lantern Corps, 52, Infinite Crisis, JLA, JSA, Thor and Captain America), Pat Martin (writer of Students of the Unusual), Ralph Cabrera (Adventures of the X-Men, Alpha Flight, Amazing Spider-Man, Conan, Quasar, Silver Surfer and Venom) and dozens more!

* MUSICAL  GUESTS: Samantha Newark (Jem from Jem and the Holograms), Tadahisa Yoshida (JROCK and Visual Kei Superstar), Peelander-Z (Superstar Japanese Action Comic Punk Band), DJ Heavygrinder (Superstar DJ direct from L.A.), Chickenbox (The punk rock live action animation band), Select Start (The Classical Music Video Game Band), Marked as His Equal (Harry Potter Wizard WROCK band), WITHERWINGS (Harry Potter Wizard WROCK band) and The Gryffindor Common Room Rejects (Harry Potter Wizard WROCK band).

PLUS:

* 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).

* Larry Kenney: Superstar Voice Actor. Thundercats (Lion-O and Jackalman), Silverhawks (Bluegrass), Count Chocula and Sonny the Coco Bird.

* 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!

* Ellyn Stern: Superstar Voice Actress. Star of Bleach (Masaki Kurosaki), Ghost in the Shell (Haraway), Armitage III.

* Monkey Woman: Star of Stan Lee’s “Who Wants to be a Superhero”.

* Dana Snyder: Superstar Voice Actor. Star of Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Master Shake), The Venture Bros., Squidbillies and Gazpacho.

* Sophie Mcnutt: Industry Guest. Funimation's Operation Anime Co-coordinator.

* Dean Mitchell: Star of Star Wars, Harry Potter and Dr. Who

* Yaya Han: International Cosplay superstar.

and dozens of more guests from the Comic Book, Anime, Animation and Fantasy genres.

The new location for FSC is The Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Resort, 250 Racquet 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 is $20 for a one day pass or $30 for the (3) day weekend.

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