Official Press Release
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 its new "super-sized" location, The Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Resort in Weston, FL.
We are proud to announce the latest nine guests scheduled to appear at the show.
* DJ HEAVYGRINDER: Beauty and beats, that's how you could describe one of the hottest new DJs 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. Don't be put off by her good looks though, Heavygrinder plays for real and turns club speakers into black confetti with her pounding, take-no-prisoners mixes. Heavygrinder will be on hand to DJ the Friday night dance party and at the show all weekend in support of her new album "ETERNITY", which hits stores in May 2008. For more information visit her website at www.djheavygrinder.com
* TADAHISA YOSHIDA: Superstar Visual Kei and JRock superstar Tadahisa Yoshida will be one of our headlining musical guests at Florida Supercon. If you don't know who he is, you soon will. He's got the looks of an adonis and a voice to make you sway, but don't be fooled; he's not one to be trifled with. For more information visit his website at www.myspace.com/tadahisayoshida
* MARKED AS HIS EQUAL: One of the rising stars of the new Harry Potter Wizard "WROCK" phenomenon, Mark will be performing at Florida Supercon as part of the Friday night Harry Potter Wrock Ball. In addition, Mark will be on hand over the weekend to support The Wizard Rockumentary, which makes its east coast premiere at Florida Supercon. For more information visit his website at www.dragonincorporated.com/mahe
* MEGAN & MALLORY SCHUYLER: Twin sisters Megan and Mallory are the filmmakers of The Wizard Rockumentary, the new documentary that explores the Harry Potter Wizard "WROCK" phenomenon and the Harry Potter following. The Wizard Rockumentary will be making its east coast premiere at Florida Supercon and Megan and Mallory will be on hand to present the film. For more information on the film visit the website www.wizardrockumentary.com
* DANA SNYDER: Dana Snyder voices the arrogant and lazy Master Shake in Aqua Teen Hunger Force. A native of Allentown, P.A., Dana Snyder has focused much of his work in theater-style comedy. In addition to his work on Aqua Teen, Chowder (as Gazpacho), The Venture Bros. (as The Alchemist), Minoriteam (as Dr. Wang), Squidbillies (as Granny), Sealab 2021 and Robot Chicken, Dana has appeared in various theater performances such as "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and "The Mystery of Irma Vepp" among many others. Also, contrary to certain beliefs, Dana was NOT the "Food-Way Woman" in "The Shawshank Redemption. For more information visit his website at www.eyeofthesnyder.com
* JAY EDWARDS: Producer/Editor & Director of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Jay is one of the guiding forces behind Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Squidbillies, acting in the role of Producer, Editor and Director for the shows. For the feature film Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres he was the supervising Editor and a producer. In addition, Jay is the filmmaker responsible for the cult hit Stomp! Shout! Scream!
* GEORGES JEANTY: The superstar artist whose work graces the pages of Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 8 will be joining us at Florida Supercon for a second time in May. In addition to working on this top 10 selling comic, Georges amazing body of work includes stints on Gambit, Deadpool, Weapon X, Superman, Gambit & Bishop, The American Way, GLX-Mas Special, New X-Men and Green Lantern. For more information visit his website at www.kabalounge.com
* MONKEY WOMAN: Star of Stan Lee's Who Wants To Be a Superhero and up and coming actress, Mary Votava (aka Monkey Woman) will be swinging in to Florida Supercon to keep us safe from all the evil doers! In addition to her time on Who Wants To Be a Superhero, Mary can also be seen in the films Blood Scarab, Trim, Waking Up with Monsters, The Daughters of Darkness and more. In addition to spending every waking moment doing something towards achieving her dreams, Mary enjoys reading books, tooling around on the computer, geocaching, golfing very poorly, accidently killing houseplants in an effort to make them look like Bonsai trees and meeting with fans. Visit her on her website at www.monkeywoman.com
In addition to these new guests announcements, Florida Supercon is excited to announce that the new Harry Potter Documentary "The Wizard Rockumentary" will be making its east coast premiere at the show. The Wizard Rockumentary is a feature length documentary exploring Harry Potter fandom, the Wizard Rock community, and the goals of these musicians to promote literacy. To help promote this premiere screening, the filmmakers (Megan and Mallory Schuyler) and Wizard Rock artist Marked As His Equal will be in attendance. For more information on the film visit www.wizardrockumentary.com
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 and 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).
* Samantha Newark: Superstar Voice Actress and Musician. Sam is JEM from Jem and the Holograms and she'll be performing on stage Saturday night.
* Larry Kenney: Superstar Voice Actor. Larry is the voice of LION-O in The Thundercats!
* 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) and Armitage III.
* Alex Saviuk: Comic Book Legend and Superstar. Web of Spider-Man, X-Files, Action Comics, Superman, Amazing Spider-Man.
* Derec Donovan: Superstar Comic Book Artist. Current artist on Youngblood, Derec's credits include: Rogue, Generation X, Adv. of the X-Men, Green Lantern, Action Comics, Adventures of Superman and Connor Hawke.
* 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-coordinator.
* Allen Bellman: Golden Age Comic Book Legend. Captain America, The Patriot, Let's Play Detective, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner.
* Yaya Han: Superstar Cosplayer.
* Chickenbox!: The punk rock live action animation band.
* Terry Cronin & Pat Martin: Independent Comic Book writers and creators of Students of the Unusual.
* Select Start: The Classical Music Video Game Band.
and dozens more!
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 athttp://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
$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).