Florida Supercon Expects Largest Turnout in Event History
Florida Supercon, one of the largest comic cons in the southeastern United States, is returning to the Miami Beach Convention Center once again for its 11th year on July 1-4, 2016. This year’s show will feature celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more. An attendance of more than 55,000 patrons is expected this year.
Fans will have the opportunity to meet their favorite celebrities, voice actors, and comic book guests, and enjoy more than 700 hours of programming including panels, Q&As, professional photo ops, costume contests, film festivals, and late night parties.
Some of the highlights for Florida Supercon 2016 include:
Star Trek celebrities: William Shatner “Captain Kirk,” Karl Urban “Dr. McCoy,” Walter Koenig “Pavel Chekov,” Michael Dorn “Worf,” Denise Crosby “Tasha Yar,” Robert Picardo “The Doctor,” René Auberjonois “Odo,” Robert Duncan McNeill “Tom Paris,” David Warner “Chancellor Gorkon & St. John Talbot,” Chase Masterson “Leeta the Bajoran,” and Star Trek: The Motion Picture Cinematographer Bruce Logan.
Deadpool stars Morena Baccarin (Venessa), Stefan Kapičić (Colossus) and Brianna Hildebrand (Negasonic Teenage Warhead).
FOX’s Gotham star: Ben McKenzie “Jim Gordon.”
Doctor Who stars: Alex Kingston “River Song” and Arthur Darvill “Rory Williams.”
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars: Arthur Darvill “Rip Hunter” and Casper Crump “Vandal Savage.”
The Walking Dead cast members: Michael Cudlitz “Abraham Ford” and Denise Crosby “Mary.”
Star Wars cast members: Jeremy Bulloch “Boba Fett,” Tim Rose “Admiral Ackbar,” Jessica Henwick “Jessika Pava,” Chris Parsons “4-Lom,” and Star Wars: A New Hope special effects coordinator Bruce Logan.
"The Simpsons" voice actor Nancy Cartwright who voices Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, Ralph Wiggum, Todd Flanders, Kearney, and Database on the show.
Paige O'Hara, voice actor of Belle from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast."
First Time Ever TRON Reunion: Bruce Boxleitner “TRON,” David Warner “Sark,” Cindy Morgan “Yori,” and TRON cinematographer Bruce Logan.
Game of Thrones cast members: Natalia Tena “Osha” and Jessica Henwick “Nymeria Sand.”
Harry Potter stars: Natalia Tena “Tonks,” and Devon Murray “Seamus Finnigan.”
Sesame Street cast members: Emilio Delgado “Luis” and Bob McGrath “Bob Johnson.”
Steven Universe stars: Zach Callison “Steven,” Michaela Dietz “Amethyst,” and Grace Rolek “Connie.”
Wrestling Superstars: Mick Foley, Diamond Dallas Page, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Mickie James, The Godfather, Road Warrior Animal, and Demolition.
Comic book legends Neal Adams, Allen Bellman, Jose Delbo, Elliot S! Maggin, Keith Giffen, Trevor Von Eeden, and José Luis Garcia-Lopez
This year, Florida Supercon will be partnering with the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. The historic landmark will serve as the main events stage for Q&As and Supercon’s headlining guests on Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd.
“This is the year that cosplayers get to stand on the best stage in Miami's history for our costume contest at the Jackie Gleason Theater.” said Mike Broder, President of Florida Supercon. "They are as much an attraction as our biggest guests, and they deserve that spotlight."
Convention Event Hours and Agenda
Florida Supercon will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139. For special hotel rates and flight discounts can be found on our website at www.floridasupercon.com.
Exhibition and Event Hours are as follows:
Friday, July 1: 12:00pm – 8:00pm (Events until 2:00am)
Saturday, July 2: 10:00am – 8:00pm (Events until 2:00am)
Sunday, July 3: 10:00am – 8:00pm (Events until 1:00am)
Monday, July 4: 10:00am – 6:30pm (Events until 10:00pm)
About Florida Supercon
Florida Supercon is the largest convention for comic books, anime, animation, video games, fantasy, Sci-Fi and pop culture genres in South Florida. This 4-day event features celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&As, films & shorts, costume and cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming, children’s events and more for the whole family. With a lifetime interest in comics and Sci-Fi, Mike Broder founded Florida Supercon in 2006 with 1,500 attendees and it expects 55,000 this year. All photos courtesy of Florida Supercon.