Media Release — Florida Supercon returns to Miami for its 7th annual show at the Miami Airport Convention Center. South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Video Game Festival is set for Friday, June 29 through Monday, July 2, 2012. The 7th annual Florida Supercon will be the largest yet, with over 200 guest celebrities, artists, writers, filmmakers and bands taking over almost 150,000 square feet of convention space. Comic Book Legends Neal Adams and Carmine Infantino have just been announced as the 2012 Guests of Honor to the four day festival that includes celebrity guests, comic book publishers, artists, writers, vendors, Q&A’s, parties, costume contests, anime programming, cosplay, panels, photo shoots, live music, video games and more. The event kicks off at 12:00pm, Friday, June 29 and the fun continues almost around the clock until 6:00pm, Monday, July 2.
Florida Supercon is proud to have two legendary Guests of Honor this year, Neal Adams and Carmine Infantino.
Neal Adams is one of the greatest comic book artists of all time! He helped revolutionize Batman, Superman, Green Lantern and Green Arrow for DC Comics. He helped revolutionize The Avengers and The X-Men for Marvel Comics. He redefined comic book art in the Silver Age and continues to be a huge influence in the industry as an artist, graphic designer and creator rights advocate. He has been working with both Marvel and DC recently on both Batman and The Avengers.
Carmine Infantino is one of the most important comic book creators of all time and will always be remembered as the personification of DC Comics’ Silver Age. Infantino helped to resurrect a dying comics industry in 1956, as the artist who launched the Silver Age with his co-creation; the FLASH and remains the best-loved Flash artist of all-time. In addition to The Flash, he is also the creator/co-creator of dozens of top characters including: Batgirl, Human Target, Poison Ivy, Animal Man, Black Canary, Deadman and many more. Mr. Infantino’s appearance is health permitting and is made possible with the assistance of Vanguard Productions, publisher of The Amazing World of Carmine Infantino.
New guests are being added weekly as we lead up to the show. Some of the guests already lined up for Florida Supercon 2012 include:
Comic Book artists and writers: Tony Bedard (Blue Beetle, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Green Lantern Corps), Allen Bellman (Golden Age Captain America, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner), Howard Chaykin (Star Wars, Avengers 1959, American Flagg, Blackhawk), Olivier Coipel (Mighty Thor, Siege, House of M, Avengers vs. X-Men), Terry Cronin (Students of the Unusual, The Skinvestigator), Shawn Crystal (Deadpool, Deadpool MAX, Resident Evil, Wolverine/Deadpool), Jose Delbo (Wonder Woman, Transformers, Batman), Derec Donovan (Green Lantern, Rogue, R.E.B.E.L.S.), Steve Epting (Fantastic Four, Captain America, The Avengers), Rob Hunter (Red Lanterns, Green Lantern, Justice League of America), Greg Kirkpatrick (Living in Infamy, Mutants and Masterminds), Pat Martin (Students of the Unusual), Karl Moline (Fray, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, B.P.R.D.), Sheldon Moldoff (Golden Age Batman, Hawkman, Flash Comics), Rags Morales (Action Comics, Identity Crisis, Hawkman), Ariel Olivetti (Cable, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2.0, Namor), Denny O’Neil (Batman, Green Lantern, Detective Comics), Alex Segura (Archie Comics), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra, Batman, Moon Knight, Star Wars), J. David Spurlock (Vanguard Productions), Vinnie Tartamella (Hack/Slash, Female Force, Political Power), Roy Thomas (The Avengers, Conan, X-Men, Dr. Strange, Red Sonja, Alter Ego), David Uslan (Graphicly), Brad Walker (Heroes For Hire, Guardians of the Galaxy, Action Comics) and Mervyn McCoy (Giant Robot Warrior Maintenance Crew).
Movie and TV Celebrities: Dino Stamatopoulos (Community, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, Morel Orel), Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, Morel Orel), Gregg Berger (Transformers, GI Joe, Duckman), James Duval (Donnie Darko, May, Independence Day, Doom Generation), Noah Hathaway (The Neverending Story, Battlestar Galactica), Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim, Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Angry Beavers), Scott Tepperman (Ghost Hunters International), Paul Bradford (Ghost Hunters International), Chad Lindberg (Supernatural, The Fast and the Furious, I Spit on Your Grave), Cindy Morgan (Tron, Caddyshack), Alan Oppenheimer (He-Man, Transformers, Star Trek, Mighty Mouse, Smurfs, Six Million Dollar Man), Krysti Pryde (The Tester, Sony Playstation Network), Rikki Simons (Invader Zim), Andy Sipes (Code Monkeys, Minoriteam, Archer), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Chowder, Squidbillies, Venture Brothers), Michael Uslan (Exec. Producer Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises), Billy West (Futurama, Ren & Stimpy, Doug, Bugs Bunny), Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger, Troma) and Hershell Gordon Lewis (“Godfather of Gore”).
Anime Voice Actors: Brittney Karbowski (Soul Eater, High School of the Dead, Xenosaga, Coyote Ragtime Show), Brina Palencia (One Piece, Hetalia, Black Butler, Spice and Wolf), David Vincent (Code Geass, Bleach, Naruto, Tekken: Blood Vengeance), Stephanie Young (Claymore, One Piece, Soul Eater),
Musical Guests: Chii Sakurabi, Critics & Skeptics, Atrocitus, Cadillac Creeps, Crimson and DJ Noodle.
Additional guests and guest updates can be found at www.floridasupercon.com.