Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Yes, it’s probably a plane, because you’re standing right next to the airport, among 900 guys who look like Kevin Smith and what we’ll all pretend is a superhot babe inside that Chewbacca suit. But back inside, wiping sloppy-joe sauce from his lips with a cape his mom sewed from an old bathrobe: That guy is Superman. Yep, Florida Supercon is returning to the Miami Airport Convention Center (711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami).The annual event brings more than 50,000 square feet of geeky bliss to Miami, with hundreds of exhibitors, events, and appearances by three-dimensional people from the worlds of comic books, animation, videogames, science fiction, and other things people get teased for even though they are totally fun and you should just get over yourself, jocks. Also: Ow, stop pushing me. This year, you’ll have the opportunity to rub elbows (known as “sixth base” in nerd circles because they don’t understand sports or sex) with Star Trek’s George Takei, the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the cast of The Walking Dead, the actual Kevin Smith, professional wrestler Sgt. Slaughter, Supergirl creator Al Plastino, and a whole bunch of other people. Advance tickets cost $25 per day or $70 for a four-day pass. Visit floridasupercon.com to buy them and to learn more details, including the costume rules that include awesome sentences such as, “Leashes should not be extended between two or more people, as this causes an issue for the other patrons.” Yes, really
July 4-7, 2013
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