Bill Nye “The Science Guy”, Billie Piper, Barry Bostwick, Ric Flair, Ming-Na Wen, Brent Spiner and more will be at Magic City Comic Con MLK Weekend; Tickets on sale now
Magic City Comic Con Announces Celebrity and Comic Book Guests
Today Magic City Comic Con revealed the complete list of celebrities that will appear at the next comic con to take place MLK Weekend, January 15th through the 17th, 2016 at the Miami Airport Convention Center.
Magic City Comic Con is a 3 day festival featuring meet and greets with celebrities, a showroom of comics and collectibles, open-play and organized video gaming, cosplay and costume competitions, fan-developed panel discussions about comics, cosplay, anime, animation, science fiction, and more.
Tickets are available online and at the door. Online ticket buyers save $5 off regular admission prices before January 1st, 2016.
The top TV and movie stars to appear at Magic City Comic Con include guests from Doctor Who, Star Wars, Rick and Morty, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Star Trek, Disney Movies, Sesame Street, Arrow, Game of Thrones, Regular Show, Phineas and Ferb, DC Comics Universe, Marvel Comics Universe, Young Justice, the WWE, and more.
The headlining guests include the following superstars:
Bill Nye “The Science Guy”: Bill Nye (Exclusively Friday January 15th)
Doctor Who: Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), Bille Piper (Rose Tyler), and Peter Davison (The Fifth Doctor)
Star Wars: Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mark Dodson (Salacious Crumb), Brent Spiner (Gall Trayvis)
Rick and Morty: Dan Harmon (Creator and voice of Birdperson), Dino Stamatopoulos (Producer)
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Brent Spiner (Lieutenant Commander Data)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Barry Bostwick (Brad Majors), Nell Campbell (Columbia), Patricia Quinn (Magenta)
Disney: Ming-Na Wen (Mulan), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas)
Sesame Street: Carol Spinney (Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch)
Regular Show: William Salyers (Rigby), Sam Marin (Benson, Pops and Muscle Man), Courtenay Taylor (Starla)
DC Comics Universe: John Wesley Shipp (Barry Allen “The Flash”, 1990), Helen Slater (Supergirl)
WWE: Ric Flair “The Nature Boy”
Click here for the complete list of TV and Movie Star appearances for Magic City Comic Con.
Comic Book Guests
Comic books continue to be the fastest growing form of print-based media with the category up 5% as of October 2015 compared to the prior year. Reading comics is an adventure of the imagination, and comic fans can experience new stories and adventures through the comic art that is sold at conventions. Fans collect original comic art and limited edition prints of their favorite characters.
“Groot, from Guardians of the Galaxy, is my favorite character,” said Sandy Martin, co-founder of Magic City Comic Con. “He reminds me of my first hero, my grandfather. When I go to comic cons, I collect original sketches of Groot from artists.”
Magic City Comic Con features some of the best comic book artists from all over the world. The promoters are flying in top artists from Brazil, Italy, and Great Britain to meet with their American fans. This is a rare opportunity for comic fans to meet international creators, ask them questions, get an autograph, and maybe a sketch as well.
International Comic Book Artists Coming to Magic City Comic Con:
Rafael Albuquerque: American Vampire, Batman, Blue Beetle, Animal Man, Superman/Batman, and Wolverine.
Roge Antonio: Batman, Detective Comics, and Batman And Robin Eternal.
Gustavo Duarte: Bizarro, Guardians Team-Up, Dark Horse Presents.
Sara Pichelli: Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Avengers Vs X-Men.
David Messina: Angel, True Blood, Star Trek, Infestation, and Catwoman.
Tula Lotay: Supreme: Blue Rose, Adventures of Superman, Fairest: In All The Land, Justice League, and The Wicked + The Divine.
U.S. Based Comic Book Creators coming to Magic City Comic Con:
Jon Bogdanove: Superman: The Man of Steel, “The Death of Superman”, and Steel.
Tom Grummett: Teen Titans, Superman, Robin, Fantastic Four, Superboy, X-Men, Teen Titans, and Incredible Hulk.
Jackson “Butch” Guice: Superman, Action Comics, Doctor Strange, X-Factor, and Captain America.
Rebekah Isaacs: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel & Faith, DV8: Gods and Monsters, The Twilight Zone, and Hack/Slash).
Phil Jimenez: Wonder Woman, Infinite Crisis, X-Men, Amazing Spider-Man, and Astonishing X-Men.
Aaron Kuder: Action Comics, The Amory Wars, Superman, Green Lantern: New Guardians, and Superboy.
Steve Orlando: Midnighter, Batman and Robin Eternal, Justice League, and Mystery in Space.
Mike Perkins: Captain America, Stephen King’s The Stand, Astonishing X-Men and Deathlok.
Carl Potts: The Punisher, Power Pack, The Incredible Hulk, Alpha Flight, Doctor Strange, and Venom.
Dan Slott: The Amazing Spider-Man, Superior Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, She-Hulk, Ren & Stimpy, and The Mighty Avengers.
South Florida Comic Book Artists Coming to Magic City Comic Con:
Allen Bellman: Legendary Golden Age Artist of Captain America, The Human Torch, All Winners Comics, Marvel Mystery Comics, Sub Mariner, and Young Allies.
Jose Delbo: Legendary Silver Age Artist of Wonder Woman, The Transformers, Detective Comics, The Superman Family, Thundercats, World’s Finest, The Beatles: Yellow Submarine, Billy the Kid, and Twilight Zone.
Vanesa R. Del Rey: Catwoman, The Scarlet Witch, and Constantine.
Features of Magic City Comic Con:
Exhibition Room. More than 150 specialty comic book, anime, pop culture and other geeky vendors will sell one-of-a-kind items in the Exhibition Room.
Celebrity Q&As. Each of our special guests will take the stage to talk about their craft and to answer questions from fans.
Spectacular Cosplay. People of all ages and interests showcase their cosplay during the convention and on the runway for the costume competition.
Celebrity Photo Ops. Get a professional 8’x10” glossy photo with your favorite celebrity.
Celebrity Autographs. Meet your favorite stars and get an autograph.
Video Gaming. Join tournaments or take advantage of open play on the newest gaming consoles and Alienware gaming PCs.
Super Kid Con. Special programming, crafts, and costume contests for kids 12 and under.
Dance Parties. Enjoy themed dance parties featuring Pokemon and Doctor Who.
DJs and Raves. For the lovers of EDM and House Music, stick around late for the Raves.
Rocky Horror Picture Show. Featuring Barry “Brad” Bostwick, Patricia “Magenta” Quinn, and Nell “Columbia” Campbell, join a sing-a-long of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.