Beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, the massive comic emporium full of anime, games, trade paperbacks, and collectors toys will transform into a retro-themed comic-book party. There will be a host of artists in attendance like Derec Aucoin Donovan (who has worked on Superman and Spiderman, to name a few) and Vinnie Tartamella (cover artist for drawing such politically charged comics as Freedom Forces Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton). Expect a breakout wrestling match Saturday at 3 p.m., when the likes of Cobra Commander and the Green Lantern will duke it out for a (not-so-)peace-loving crowd. Throughout the weekend, festivalgoers can come dressed as their favorite 1960s action hero, comic book character, or even political figure, and a costume contest will reward their deliciously nerdy efforts with more than $1,000 in prizes. All the while, just about everything in the store will be 20 percent off, and fans can pick up back issues and long boxes full of comics for even less.
Its all brought to you by the folks behind the Florida Supercon so when they say cat girl costume party, you know they mean business. The event is entirely free and runs until 9 p.m. Sunday. Visit floridasupercomics.com.
Sat., April 16, 11 a.m., 2011