Florida Supercon 2014 in Miami

The LARGEST Comic Con in Miami, Florida Supercon is South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention. Florida Supercon takes place JULY 3-6, 2014 at THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER! It’s 4 days of fun featuring 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! FSC is excited to be moving to THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER to accommodate the huge growth the show has seen in the past few years!

 

Convention Event Hours :

Thursday, July 3: Exhibition Room: 12:00pm – 8:00pm (Events until 12:00am)

Friday, July 4: Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 7:30pm (Events until 12:00am)

Saturday, July 5: Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 7:30pm (Events until 2:00am)

Sunday, July 6: Exhibition Room: 10:00am – 6:30pm (Events until 10:00pm)

For Complete Schedule please see HERE.

 

There are 3 Main Events that people usually look forward to in year to year Comic Con :

I.  Cosplay and Costuming Events

Florida Supercon has the largest costuming and cosplay department of any convention in the state of Florida, with non-stop panels, workshops, contests and photo shoots for 4 days straight! This year we will have more cosplay events than ever before! More contests, more panels, more workshops… basically more COSTUMING & COSPLAY!

 

Located at booth #91 in the Main Exhibiton Hall (Hall C), next to the FSC Free Cosplay Photo Booth. The Cosplay Information Booth is the place to sign up for ALL cosplay related events and get all your cosplay event questions answered. This is where you sign up for the Costume and Cosplay Contests! The Cosplay Information booth will be open each day during Exhibition Room hours.

 

Here are some highlights of the contest information :

FSC COSTUME COMPETITION

The FSC Costume Competition is back! The most competitive costuming event in Florida returns with over $5,000 in cash and prizes at stake, with a $1,500 CASH GRAND PRIZE and LIFETIME PASS TO ALL SUPERCON EVENTS ($450 value) for Best in Show! The contest is open to ALL skill levels to ensure both novice and experienced costumers have a chance to shine. The divisions for the FSC Costume Competition include: Master, Journeyman, Novice and Junior/Youth. All the info on this event, including the entry info can be found below. The competition takes place at 7:45pm on Saturday July 5, 2014. CLICK HERE for more info.


FSC MASQUERADE COSTUME & PERFORMANCE COMPETITION

The FSC Masquerade Costume Competition is where costuming and cosplay go to the next level!

Featuring a $1,000 GRAND PRIZE for Best in Show! Contestants can enter as individuals or as a group and will be judged based on costume craftsmanship and stage performance. Think of it as a costume talent show… more than just a cosplay contest, this is your chance to put on a performance as the character(s) you are portraying! The divisions for the FSC Masquerade Costume and Performance Competition include: Master, Journeyman, Novice and Junior/Youth. All the info on this event can be found below. The competition takes place at 8:45pm on Friday July 4, 2014. CLICK HERE for more info.


FSC SUPERGIRLS OF SUPERCON COSTUME CONTEST

A special costume contest showcasing our favorite heroines and villains! This contest will be judged by a special panel consisting of professional comic book artists and professional costumers. This event takes place on Thursday July 3, 2014 at 11:00pm. This is a runway style contest with no pre-judging. Costume’s may be of any female superhero or supervillain in comics, cartoons, movies, anime, video games, etc.. Costumes may be handmade or store bought. CLICK HERE for more info.


RUNWAY COSTUME CONTEST

This contest will be “Runway” style. There will be no pre-judging. Contestants can enter in store bought or home made costumes. This event will take place from on Sunday July 6, 2014 @ 6:30pm. Awards will be given for the following Categories: Best in Show, Most Patriotic, Best Anime Character, Best Comic Book Character, Best Comic Book Character, Best Video Game Character, Best Cartoon Character, Best Group, Best Youth and Judges Awards. CLICK HERE for more info.

 

II. Super Geek Film Festival

The Super Geek Film Festival is dedicated to presenting geek interest films of all types, including documentary, narrative, animation, experimental and fan films. Films with a focus on geek, geek interest, geek culture, comics, gaming, animation, anime, manga, science fiction, fantasy, RPG, robotics, technology, and more will be screened. Films will be presented from all kinds of filmmakers, both professional and amateur.

The 2014 FSC Geek Film Festival will take place on July 3-6, 2014 as part of Florida Supercon: South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention located at The Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139.

 

Our program will include film screenings, panels, sessions in our Filmmaker lounge, parties, Q&A’s and more. Preliminary screening and programming schedule (subject to change):

 

Thursday, July 3: 2:00PM – 12:00AM

Friday, July 4: 10:00AM – 12:00AM

Saturday, July 5: 10:00AM – 12:00AM

Sunday, July 6: 10:00AM – 10:00PM

 

Filmmakers attending the event may host Q&A’s at their screenings and can elect to participate in other panels and events at the festival.

 

If you are interested in appearing on panels, please contact kurt@floridasupercon.com as soon as possible, as we only have a limited number of panelist slots.

 

Films will be judged in the following specific categories:

1) Feature Film – full or feature-length (over 50 minutes)

2) Short Film – Short-format films or videos (under 50 minutes)

3) Internet / Web Based Short – Short Made for Internet distribution and exhibition

4) Documentary Film – Full Length or Short Format Documentary Film

5) Student Competition – Films made by students who are either enrolled in a school, or were enrolled during the films’ production. This section will be broken into the following categories

(a) Undergraduate: Films directed by students enrolled in an undergraduate college level program. Graduate students may enter in the regular Feature Film or Short Film categories.

 

(b) High School: Films directed by students attending high school, generally stretching from ages 15-18

 

III. FSC Interactive Events

Since the first Florida Supercon back in 2006, there has been a section of the convention for attendees to come, sit down, and play their favorite video and tabletop games. This has been a staple of every convention under the Supercon umbrella. We have always called it FSC Gaming.

Last year, with Florida Supercon 2013, we chose to expand FSC Gaming far beyond what we had previously done at all conventions prior. Not only did the gaming area more than triple in size, but we were fortunate enough to gain some fantastic vendors to help; including ORIGIN PC bringing forty gaming PCs and the Florida Arcade and Pinball Expo bringing in some classic pinball and arcade cabinets. We were also fortunate enough to bring Geek Xtreme Entertainment back to run our tabletop game areas. Our game rooms were full of attendees all four days and we realized just how much we want the game track to not only grow, but evolve.

Game rooms are great and we tend to receive quite a bit of positive feedback in regards to them. But as much as we want our free play and tournament areas to thrive, there is far more that we can do and far more that we aspire to do than run video game and tabletop gaming rooms.

Gaming is an action that is but one mere aspect of the culture. As with our other tracks, we want guests, events, panels. We want to show off some games that our attendees might not otherwise see. We want to bring in our own attendees. For Florida Supercon 2014, our games track will go from an area to play games to one where attendees will experience a culture. With Supercon going through many changes this year with our move to the Miami Beach Convention Center, so too will the games track adapt.

So, in our aspiration to advance, we bring you FSC Interactive. Not only are we bringing you the tabletop and video game play rooms, the arcade machines, the tournaments, but we also have developers coming from different parts of the globe, panels.

 

The Tournament will include these games : Johann Sebastian Joust, Titanfall and Killer Instinct,  League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8,  Classic Game Speedrun. For complete information of the Tournaments, please click HERE.

 

Source : Florida Supercon.