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Florida Supercon VIII July 4-7, 2013 Miami, FL.

Florida Supercon VIII
July 4-7, 2013

FLORIDA SUPERCON is South Florida's Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention. It's 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A's, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more! FSC will be returning for year eight to the MIAMI AIRPORT CONVENTION CENTER (MACC).

All the info for the show can be found at www.floridasupercon.com

Florida Supercon has the largest costuming and cosplay department of any convention in the state of Florida, with non-stop panels, workshops, contests and photo shoots for 4 days straight! This year we will have more cosplay events than ever before! More contests, more panels, more workshops... basically more COSTUMING & COSPLAY! Here are some highlights of what we have planned!

The FSC Costume Competition is back! The most competitive costuming event in Florida returns with over $3,500 in cash and prizes at stake, with $1,000 GRAND PRIZE for Best in Show! The contest is open to ALL skill levels to ensure both novice and experienced costumers have a chance to shine. The divisions for the FSC Costume Competition inclue: Master, Journeyman, Novice and Junior/Youth. The competition takes place at 8:00pm on Saturday July 6, 2013.

A new FSC event! The FSC Masquerade Costume Competition is where costuming and cosplay go to the next level! Featuring a $1,000 GRAND PRIZE for Best in Show! Contestants can enter as individuals or as a group and will be judged based on costume craftsmanship and stage performance. Think of it as a costume talent show... more than just a cosplay contest, this is your chance to put on a performance as the character(s) you are portraying! The divisions for the FSC Masquerade Costume and Performance Competition inclue: Master, Journeyman, Novice and Junior/Youth. The competition takes place at 8:00pm on Friday July 5, 2013.

A new FSC event! The FSC Masquerade Ball will be a formal dance taking place on the evening of Friday July 5, 2013 following the FSC Masquerade Costume and Performance Competition.

A special costume contest showcasing our favorite heroines and villains! This contest will be judged by a special panel consisting of professional comic book artists and professional costumers. This event takes place on Thursday July 4, 2013. This is a runway style contest with no pre-judging. Costume's may be of any female superhero or supervillain in comics, cartoons, movies, anime, video games, etc.. Costumes may be handmade or store bought.

This contest will be "Runway" style. There will be no pre-judging. Contestants can enter in store bought or home made costumes. This event will take place from on Thursday July 4, 2013. Awards will be given for the following Categories: Best in Show, Best Anime Character, Best Comic Book Character, Best Comic Book Character, Best Video Game Character, Best Cartoon Character, Best Group, Best Youth and Judges Awards.

Crossplay is a strong part of costume and cosplay culture… and we’re here to show it off! Enter to win prizes as we present some gender bending cosplay goodness! To enter: male cosplayers must enter as a female character and female characters must enter as a male character. This event will take place on Sunday July 7, 2013.

Want to get your picture taken in costume at FSC? The FSC CosplayPhoto Booth will be set up at Booth #'s 1013 and 1015 next to the Cosplay Booth in the Main Exhibition Room and will be open as long as the Exhibition Room is open. All pictures will be posted online after the show on our Flickr page and on our Facebook page.

Another new idea for FSC 2013! The Supercon team is scouring the country for some of the most famous cosplay photographers to come in and shoot in their iconic styles. Guests and Events are being lined up now, and will be announced in the coming weeks and months. There will be events each of the 4 days of the show.

All weekend long we will have separate photo shoots scheduled to showcase specific groups of characters. Anyone cosplaying from the specific group may paricipate in the shoot. Each shoot is 30 minutes. Each shoot is open to everyone to watch and take pictures of cosplayers. All photographers are welcome. An FSC staff photographer will be on hand to take pictures for our Flickr and Facebook pages, to be posted after the show.

FSC will have Hallway Costume Awards! Each day our secret judges will make their way around the convention on the look out for costumes that stand out to hand out award ribbons. This is a weekend long event.

Each year, FSC has dozens of informative Costuming Workshops for the novice and expert cosplayer, hosted by experts and enthusiasts in various fields. A full schedule of events will be posted as we get closer to the show.

Each year, FSC brings in professional Cosplay guests from around the country. These guests take part in panels, workshops and help judge the various costume and costuming contests. Guests will be announced as we get closer to the show.

So you think you can DANCE and COSPLAY at the same time? In this cosplay contest, your dance moves and your ability to improvise is your ammo! We want to see your best ballet, belly dance, break dance, hardstyle, hip-hop, jumpstyle, krump, mambo, modern, pop n’ lock, salsa, shuffle, swing, tap dance, and any other dance style you can show us as you freestyle your way to the top! Come in costume by yourself or with a friend, and show us how your talents mix with the world of cosplay!
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