Superheroes Take over Fort LauderdaleSuperheroes are headed to Fort Lauderdale for Florida Supercon July 27-30. This is the first time that Florida Supercon will be at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, and event planners are expecting overall attendance to exceed 50,000 fans. With more than 2,000 hotel rooms already booked for this event, Florida Supercon is expected to bring a strong economic boost to the region. Florida Supercon has been held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in previous years, but it has made the move to Fort Lauderdale due to ongoing construction and strong support from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center.
Celebrities are the biggest driver of attendance, and Florida Supercon is bringing more star power than ever before to Fort Lauderdale this year. Peter Capaldi is Florida Supercon’s headlining guest. He plays The Doctor on Doctor Who, the most watched science fiction show on television. This is Capaldi’s first event in Florida, and Supercon is expecting more than 1,000 people to travel from out of town to meet Capaldi alone.
Other top celebrities include Chandler Riggs of The Walking Dead, LeVar Burton of Star Trek, Karen Gillan of Guardians of the Galaxy, John Barrowman of Arrow, Amy Jo Johnson of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and dozens more. All of the celebrities will do Q&As where they’ll answer questions about their experiences with these popular movies and TV shows. Celebrities will also be available for autographs and photos with fans in the exhibition hall.
“Supercon is not just for super-fans. It’s also for the geek-curious. Don’t worry about what you have to wear or whether you’ll ‘fit in.’ Supercon is family friendly, great for all ages, and perfect for people watching,” says Mike Broder.
Parking is available at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center for early birds, and shuttles will route attendees to and from host hotels, Tri-Rail, The War Memorial, and select Downtown parking lots. Click here for a shuttle map.
About Florida Supercon:
Florida Supercon is more than a comic con. It serves all geek interests under one roof by bringing artists, writers, celebrities, wrestlers, voice actors, cosplayers, and more from the world of comic books, animation, science fiction, anime, fantasy, video gaming, and pop culture.
Florida Supercon will feature over 100 celebrities and artists with over 500 hours of programming that relates to all things nerdy. Events start in the morning and run deep into the night.
A complete list of celebrities, comic creators, and voice actors to attend can be found on the Florida Supercon website.
All of the celebrity and comic guests of Florida Supercon will meet with fans in the exhibition hall. Renowned artists will take commissions for sketches, celebrities will sign autographs and take photos with fans, cosplayers will showcase their costumes, and hundreds of vendors will sell toys, comics, posters, plushies, and more.