A mere Supercon-related thought can conjure nerds in costume. It's like they can read minds! These guys and gals want Kevin Smith's autograph, and they want it NOW!
But in SoFla, we add a certain flare to our Cons. Miami's Florida Supercon tags on a music festival, featuring 50 bands that will play over four days, including Askultura, Space Between Words, Pretty Girls, and a slew of other acts.
Astari Nite is performing for their second year at the huge comic book extravaganza. Frontman Mychael Ghost says, "I can't imagine a year without performing at Supercon." That year would be very dark indeed.
Given that Ghost is not only a New Wave shoegazer, but also a fan of delightfully geeky entertainment, he shared with us his wants for the huge festival. "Last year, I ventured out into the lands of Supercon without a plan," he tells us, "This year, the intention will be to formulate a map in this mind of mine."
A map he kindly shared with all of us. Here is his official "to do" list for Florida Supercon 2013.
6. It's ALIVE!
"I am fascinated by anything that has to do with Frankenstein. So, I will hunt through each of the vendors' displays with the hopes of purchasing something rad to add to my collection." Ghost also is infatuated with Batman, Thunder Cats, Glowworm and Voltron.
5. Jem and the Hologram Cosplayers, Listen Up!
"I admire anyone who does cosplay and executes their costume properly. Saturday evening will be the FSC Cosplay competition which makes me very happy." Ghost admits, "I would like to find anyone who is dressed as Louise Belcher, Jem and the Holograms, Baroness (G.I. Joe: Cobra), the Joker and Alf. I have to get my photo taken with these characters, this must happen."
4. For the Win
"Word on the street is Florida Super Championship Wrestling will be in the building. I just might have to challenge for the title that evening. I don't see this as a problem, being that CM PUNK and Jeff Hardy taught me all the moves I need to know."
3. Anime It Up
"Getting cultured in Anime makes the list this year. I hear it's rather relaxing and great for your eyes."
2. La Musica
"I've always been a supporter of the local music scene, so being able to catch a few performances on Saturday, July 6 at the Florida Supercon Music Festival, makes for a joyful time." Ghost reveals, "I am looking forward to Indigovox, Pretty Girls, Urban Rebel, and Space Between Words. I am sure there will be other brilliant bands playing that day, as well."
1. Tha Band
"And lastly, Astari Nite will perform at 6:30 p.m. early Saturday evening. To be able to play to such a diverse audience is rather breathtaking. People of all ages will be in attendance which makes for an interesting time!"
Astari Nite performs 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 6, at Florida Supercon Music Festival 2013, Miami Airport Convention Center, 711 NW 72 Ave., Miami. Visit floridasupercon.com.
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