Sunday, October 16, 2016

Jim Steranko, Roy Thomas Among Comic Book Legends Headed to 2016 Paradise City Comic Con

Paradise City Comic Con Brings Legendary Comic Book Creators

Fort Lauderdale, FL -- Nerds in Paradise, that’s the theme of Paradise City Comic Con to be held December 9-10-11, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale. It’s a throwback to Revenge of the Nerds II which was filmed in Fort Lauderdale and released in 1987.

This comic con has been in Miami for 2 years under the name Magic City Comic Con. “We called this event Magic City Comic Con when it was in Miami, but we felt like it needed an identity more fitting of Fort Lauderdale Beach with our move to the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center,” Founder and President Mike Broder said of the move. “Perhaps it’s because I grew up as a nerd in the 80s, but Paradise City just seemed to stick.”

While Paradise City Comic Con will also feature top name celebrities, Broder said he is most excited about the comic book lineup scheduled for this event. “Some of the most legendary comic book artists of all time will be at Paradise City to meet with fans and talk about how they brought these characters to life. In those meetups, fans can get an autograph and turn their favorite story into a lifelong treasure.”

Jim STERANKO will make his first South Florida convention appearance at Paradise City Comic Con. STERANKO is a legendary illustrator, musician, art director, magician, fire-eater, designer, escape artist, filmmaker, pop-culture lecturer, and publisher, best known to fans for his work on Captain America, Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and The X-Men.

Returning comic legends include Neal Adams, Allen Bellman, José Delbo, Mike Grell, Bob Layton, George Pérez, and Roy Thomas. Each of these artists played an important part in molding superheroes into the characters we love on the big screen today. Bob Layton, for example, created the story of Iron Man that the movies are based on, and he was a consultant for the movies. Roy Thomas was the editor in chief of Marvel Comics while Stan Lee was the publisher in the 1970s and played a crucial role in shaping all of Marvel’s characters during that time.

Jeff Dekal
Paradise City Comic Con will also feature prominent modern comic artists such as Mark Bagley, Robby Rodriguez, Tim Seeley, and Broward County’s very own Jeff Dekal who is currently painting some of the most dynamic covers for Marvel Comics. Dekal was discovered by Marvel Comics at Florida Supercon in 2013.

About Paradise City Comic Con
Paradise City Comic Con is produced by Super Conventions, the team that also organizes Florida Supercon, Raleigh Supercon and Animate Florida. It's a 3 day festival 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! Paradise City Comic Con is expected to draw 19,000 attendees.

Convention Event Hours and Agenda
Paradise City Comic Con will take place at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.

Convention Event Hours / Exhibition Room Hours:
Friday, 12:00PM – 1:00AM / 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday, 10:00AM – 2:00AM / 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday, 10:00AM – 8:00PM / 10:00AM – 6:30PM


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