hOfficial Press Releasee
The weekend of November 21 - November 23, 2008 will mark the debut of the first annual Atlanta Supercon, a festival for fans of comic books, anime, animation, cosplay, video games and more in downtown Atlanta, GA. 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, raves and more!
Atlanta Supercon will take place at the Renaissance Atlanta Downtown Hotel, located at 590 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta GA. 30308.
The initial guest list for Atlanta Supercon includes:
Dana Snyder: Dana may be best known as the voice of Master Shake in the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but his extensive list of credits also includes Chowder (Gazpacho), The Venture Brothers (The Alchemist), Squidbillies (Granny), Minoriteam (Dr. Wang), Sealab 2021 and Robot Chicken. Contrary to popular belief, Dana was NOT the "Food-Way Woman" in The Shawshank Redemption.
Carey Means: Carey is best known for his role as Frylock in the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force and as Thundercleese in The Brak Show. Carey has extensive stage credits and is also the voice of the Honda Element in the television commercials.
Jay Wade Edwards: Producer/Editor & Director of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Jay is one of the guiding forces behind Aqua Teen Hunger Force, acting in the role of Producer, Editor and Director for the show. For the feature film Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theatres he was the supervising Editor and a producer.
DJ Heavygrinder: One of the hottest new DJ's to emerge from the West Coast's underground dance scene, DJ Heavygrinder made her way to LA after growing up in Japan and loves to spin hard house and drum and bass.
Allen Bellman: Golden Age Comic Book Legend. Artist of Captain America, The Patriot, Let's Play Detective, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner and more.
Brittney Karbowski: Briittney is an accomplished voice actress who began her career in 2005, and in three short years has amassed an impressive body of work. Her credits include Xenosaga: The Animation (Momo), Red Garden (Rose), Chrono Crusade (Sister Anna), Gilgamesh (Fuko), Paniponi Dash! (Himeko), Coyote Ragtime Show (Franca), Guyver (Shizu), Best Student Council (Mayura), Jinki: Extend (Aoba) and dozens more!
Tadahisa Yoshida: Japanese Visual Kei and JRock superstar Tadahisa Yoshida is a singer/songwriter who has been taking the west coast scene by storm.
Herb Trimpe: Legendary Comic Book artist Herb Trimpe is best known for his work at Marvel from the 1960's to the 1990's, including art for The Incredible Hulk (for which he enjoyed an eight-year run and is credited with the co-creation of Wolverine in Incredible Hulk #180 and 181), The Transformers, G.I. Joe, Shogun Warriors and Godzilla.
Chickenbox!: Musical Guests Chickenbox! are a punk rock band that is here to eat your food.
Pat Martin and Terry Cronin: The creators of the independent comic sensation Students of the Unusual.
Manuel Aguilera: Artist, Cartoonist and Painter. Creator of Beware of Doug.
Greg Carter: Creator of the web comic Abandon: First Vampire.
The convention hours of operation are:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21: 4:00PM - 3:00AM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22: 10:00AM - 3:00AM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
For more information and updates: visit www.atlantasupercon.com
Atlanta Supercon Tickets are currently available online.
General Admission (3) Day Weekend Pass
$15 if reserved between June 22 and July 22, 2008
$25 if reserved between July 23 and August 22, 2008
$30 if reserved between August and October 22, 2008
$35 if reserved between October 23 and November 19, 2008
General Admission at the door is $35 for a weekend pass. Single day passes will be $20 for Friday or Sunday and $25 for Saturday.
VIP tickets are available online for $150. rb trimp