Five Reasons Animate! Miami Is the Place to Be This Weekend

Five Reasons Animate! Miami Is the Place to Be This Weekend
Alex Broadwell

A new year brings with it a new round of events for the South Florida geek scene. First on the docket is Animate! Miami, which takes over the Miami Airport Convention Center for the second year this weekend. $50 gets you a three-day pass (or $45 for just Friday and Saturday), which--let's face it--is way cheaper than any shenanigans you were going to get into across the 395. And the eye candy's way better too.

Need more reasons to make Animate! your choice for weekend festivities? I got five for you after the jump.

5. You might get some TV screen time.

SyFy's Heroes of Cosplay, which took viewers into the world of master cosplayers, is going to film an episode at Animate's Saturday night costume competition. Your creation could either make it onto the show, or you can rub shoulders with the cosplay elite, including show star Yaya Han herself. Either way, it's worth a look to make sure the show reps our scene accordingly!

You've seen the cosplayers--now meet the real thing. Or the voices behind them, at least.
You've seen the cosplayers--now meet the real thing. Or the voices behind them, at least.
Elisa Meléndez

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4. It's Adventure Time!

Adventure Time is Cartoon Network's smash hit, and Animate! Miami is the place to exercise your fandom. Cast members John DiMaggio (Jake the Dog), Jessica DiCicco (Flame Princess), Dana Snyder (The Train, Ancient Sleeping Magi of Life Giving), and Olivia Olsen (Marceline, the Vampire Queen) will all be there for Q&As (Saturday and Sunday) and autograph sessions (Dana Snyder--all three days). Put on your best Fiona and Cake outfits to meet them!


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