But actually it was an awesome time. I met a couple of actors of some of my favorite TV shows and movies like Walter Koenig, known for an actor in Star Trek and Babylon 5. It was fun talking which this people who seem so unreachable but are just regular humans and great personalities. This was probably the best of all Supercon.
Another highlight was meeting like-minded people. Some dressed up in awesome costumes and others are even famous Cosplayers and make a living of it.
If you are in Florida and like this nerdy conventions, this is definitely one to check out. I had a ton of fun. The Convention took place at the Miami Beach Convention Center and used hall C and D for the convention. One hall had all the vendors and the other one was with a stage and the booths for the actors to get autographs.
51.000 people visited this 4-day event this year – nearly a 20% increase to last year.
The convention opened on Thursday at noon with a ceremonial ribbon cutting event.
On Thursday the two halls were not to crowded, but during the weekend the exhibition halls filled up pretty good and at peak times it was hard to move forward. This shows how famous this convention was and how many people attended. It was really impressive.
I also became a little hero myself, when I was able to bring a lost cellphone back to its owner. But now to the real heroes and the people who like to dress up as them. It was amazing to see all the costumes and how much time and love gets put into this costumes. It was also great to see the big happy eyes of kids visiting this event. This is not only for nerds, it’s a great family event as well.
The most famous female character was Harley Quinn and the male character was the Joker and Spiderman. Unbelievable how many Harley Quinns I saw.
If you are into this kind of things, this convention is a must see on your list. A little advice for the next Supercon. Buy your tickets in advance online. On the weekend the lines were crazy long at the ticket booth. Having a pre-paid ticket allows you to cut the line and go right to the pre-paid registration desk. Just remember this advice until next year or you will get stuck in a long line…
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