According to comic lore, superheroes wear revealing tights, drive flashy vehicles, and endorse energy drinks. Learn the true meaning of super with today's deal: for $20, you get one weekend pass (a $35 value) to Florida Supercon on June 18–20 at the Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Convention Center. There's no purchase limit, so feel free to supply both the good and the bad legions of doom.
This year's Supercon packs more power than a dam built out of wind turbines with more than 100 comic-book guests, including Batman artist Bill Sienkiewicz and The Incredible Hulk artist Ariel Olivetti, and more than 50 celebrity guests ranging from Richard "Shaft" Roundtree to the president of Troma Entertainment Film Studios, Lloyd Kaufman. On Friday night at 10 p.m., catch headliners Less Than Jake light up the main stage, then stick around for a late-night dance party filled with costumes, comic lovers, and romantic encounters that unfold cell by cell.
If all of Supercon's events were represented in comic-book form, the binding would be so thick that it wouldn't be able to fit underneath a door that was raised two feet off the ground. With screenings, workshops, panel discussions, mutant testing centers, mascot making, video-game tournaments, and more, you can hurl an ink pen in any direction and hit anything from a costumed wizard to a proprietor of many Wizard comics. See as much as you can in three days and celebrate humanity's finest attempt at reinventing reality since Einstein's theory of relativity or the inception of Tamagotchis.
- Wipe the dust from your red cape: The comics are back in town. – Andrea Asuaje, Miami Herald
- Whatever you do, pace yourself – you’ve got a whole weekend of magical mayhem ahead of you. – Jamie Laughlin, New Times
- Over 80 guests have already been announced for FSC 2010, and that number continues to grow every week. – Anime News Network