One of the best events happens tonight: the Harry Potter Wizard Rock Ball which is kind of like a high school dance, but without all of those sucky athletic types lurking about. Wiz rockers Marked as his Equal, the Gryffindor Common Room Rejects, and Witherwings will entertain with their narrative-heavy serenades to Hogwarts, while you make time with that caped hottie youve been eyeing. Take a timeout from the Potter lovefest to play Rockband with Dana Snyder (Master Shake), and then go back for a second helping of Hogwarts during a screening of the Wizard Rockumentary.
Whatever you do, pace yourself youve got a whole weekend of magical mayhem ahead of you. Samantha Newark, the speaking voice of Jem (I know, its truly outrageous) will be onsite for a Q&A and CD listening party on Sunday. Loads of bands like Peelander-Z and Chickenbox will play on Saturday. And the rest of the weekend? Well, shoot, its full-up with anime/Potter/cosplay activities galore. (See the whole schedule at www.floridasupercon.com.) Can you believe a three-day pass is only $30, and a one-day pass is just $20? Score! Get em at the door. Supercon is going down at the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure (250 Racquet Club Rd., Weston).
Fri., May 23, 2008