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Friday, July 1
 

11:00am

CONVENTION REGISTRATION

Convention registration will be open on Friday from 11:00am - 9:00pm


Friday July 1, 2011 11:00am - 10:00pm
Miami Airport Convention Center 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami FL. 33126

12:00pm

GEEK FILM FEST TRAILERS (GEEK FILM FEST)

A selection of trailers from the GEEK FILM FESTIVAL. 


Friday July 1, 2011 12:00pm - 12:45pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

12:00pm

MANGA TO READ OR DIE FOR

Tired of reading from left to right?  From action packed fights to slice of life, let our manga connoisseur Zipper Tan recommend a few series to you!  The series that will be discussed include a few classics that every manga reader should have under their belts before moving on to current series of all genres, including ones that haven't even hit American shores yet! 


Friday July 1, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

12:00pm

MAKEUP FOR COSPLAY

An introduction to cosmetic selection and application methods for a variety of skin tones for cosplay and cosplay photography. 


Friday July 1, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

12:00pm

FSC GAME O'RAMA: EYE GUESS

FSC Gamemaster Nick will host Eye Guess, the memory trivia game.


Guests

Friday July 1, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

12:00pm

MAGIC THE GATHERING: NON-STOP BOOSTER DRAFTS

Non Stop Magic the Gathering Booster Drafts, hosted by GXE Games
8-Player Sanctioned Draft Sprints for $10
Mirrodin Block (Scars of Mirrodin, Mirrodin Besieged, New Phyrexia)
First Place: 5 Packs, Second Place: 3 Packs
Starting on the half hour every half hour.


Friday July 1, 2011 12:00pm - 11:59pm
ROOM 700 (GXE MAGIC GAMING ROOM)

12:00pm

VIDEO GAME ARCADE

Featuring console video gaming w/X-Box 360, Nintendo Wii, PS3, PS2, DDR Stations, Rock Band Stations, Game Cube and more!


Friday July 1, 2011 12:00pm - Saturday July 2, 2011 3:00pm
ROOM 1000 (VIDEO GAME ARCADE)

12:15pm

ANIMATION SHORTS PROGRAM (GEEK FILM FEST)

Animated Shorts Program

THE BOLT WHO SCREWED CHRISTMAS
7 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Animation
Director: John Wardlaw
topographicproductions.com/Bolt/default.htm

FLORIDA PREMIERE / Independent Filmmaker*
ABOUT THE FILM: The final performance of the late Jonathan Harris (LOST IN SPACE) highlights this risque and screwy parody of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. Harris narrates the tale and plays the mean-minded Bolt who hates the citizens of Scewville because his threads are too tight. Can Cindy Loose Screw find a way to foil his plan to screw Christmas? Harris is joined by his former TV LOST IN SPACE co-stars Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright and Marta Kristen, who portray the Ratchet family in a quick bonus parody of A CHRISTMAS CAROL.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: John Warlaw is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer and musician. After graduating from Santa Barara’s Brooks Institute of Photography in 1993. While directing and editing are his preferred jobs, John has worked in many of the various aspects of film making in features, shorts and music videos. These included sound recordist, sound mixer, composer, writer and even in front of the camera as an actor. In 2001 John decided to return to animation and had the pleasure of working with actor Jonathan Harris (LOST IN SPACE, A BUGS LIFE) who did the fabulous narration and the voice of ‘the Bolt’. As a tribute to Harris, Wardlaw added the voices of Harris’ friends and LOST IN SPACE cast-mates, Marta Kristen, Angela Cartwright and Bill Mumy to the film as well.
Wardlaw lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife and four cats.  Source: filmmaker
CAST: Jonathan Harris (Narrator/The Bolt), Tress MacNeille (Cindi Loose Screw), Angela Cartwright (Ratchet Family member), Marta Kristen (Ratchet Family member), and Bill Mumy (Ratchet Family member). Animation by: Adny Angrand
* Be sure to catch John Wardlaw in the Independent Filmmaker Panel and at the film’s Q&A!

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FIGHTER
5:31 minutes/US/English / Student Short/Animation
Director: Steve Ly (Academy of Art University in San Francisco)
stevelyart.com

FLORIDA PREMIERE - Stufdent Film
ABOUT THE FILM: David Lo is one of the best Lightweight Mix Martial Arts (MMA) Champions of all time, but he wants to go down as the Greatest Fighter of all time so he challenges the Heavyweight Champion (Magnus Larsen) to an Open Weight Fight.  It’s a risk to put his legacy on the line, but to him, it’s worth it.  It’s a once in a lifetime chance to make history and he cannot pass it up.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Steve Ly graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a major in 3D Animation.  He is influenced by action movies, video games and the art of story-telling. There are still many avenues to discover and his goal is to focus on some genres that aren't see on the big screen. Ly states: “We are limited only by our imaginations and I intend to explore new territory while simultaneously paying homage to those that inspired me to tell stories in the first place.”  Source: filmmaker

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TEDDY GOLDBLATT
9:30 minutes/England (UK)/English / Short Animated/Animation & Comedy
Director: Rob Munday
vimeo.com/robmunday

EAST COAST PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM: BANG! You know, the Big Bang? Well this one was bigger and the effect just as dramatic. This time the huge surge in energy has caused all time and space on Earth to collapse and mingle. All human life has been destroyed but there are survivors. Teddy Goldblatt was just an ordinary lemon but now has a pair of legs and decides to use them. He leaves his safe haven on the Regents Canal to explore this strange new world. In a post-apocalyptic world a lemon called Teddy finds his legs.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Rob Munday was born in London in 1981. Since completing a film degree he has been making short films. He has written and directed nine shorts so far which have been shown at many different festivals including the 51st British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival and South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival. He likes to create worlds in his films; magical realities which can combine live action with animation to delve into the characters’ mind. He has also made a film based around a man’s legs, and another about a lady’s toes.  Source: filmmaker


Friday July 1, 2011 12:15pm - 12:59pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

12:30pm

LINE DISCONNECT (GEEK FILM FEST)

LINE DISCONNECT
86 minutes/Australia/English & Japanese (English subtitles) / Feature Narrative/Comedy/Horror Comedy
Director: Joseph Wong
linedisconnect.com

US PREMIERE

ABOUT THE FILM
Bilingual tour coordinator Ema was only supposed to escort some Japanese film producers to the location of a famed B-movie director's new horror flick in the outskirts of Sydney. But when crew members including the production interpreter suddenly fall ill after their arrival, Ema lands a ton of new responsibilities she didn't sign up for: smoothing out creative and cultural differences amongst the international crew–not to mention working with a bunch of oddballs in front of and behind the camera!
Six months later, she relives her experiences, wondering exactly what kind of horror movie they were really making? Misinterpretation can be deadly...  Source: linedisconnect.com

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Joseph Wong started out in the industry in 1998 as a production coordinator on Japanese television commercials filmed in Australia and New Zealand.
In 2001, he established Creative Engine J.O.E. where he has performed various roles including assistant director, line producer, video cameraman, coordinator and offline editor for numerous Japanese commercial productions. In 2004, Joseph won grand prize for his directorial debut film WAHORI DAYS  at the sixth annual Indies Movie Festival in Tokyo. This film about Japanese working holiday makers in Australia was released on DVD/Video, cable TV and voted best film in the festival by the general public over a period of one year.
LINE DISCONNECT is Joseph’s first feature length film. His upcoming slate of projects include cybernetic thriller based on a computer game and the adaptation of ASSULT! HONEYMOON PANIC into a full length feature.  Source: linedisconnect.com

CAST:  Miho, Zenjiro, Masa Yamaguchi, Miko, Kengo Hasuo, Yutaka Izumihara, and Yuko Miyamura (for full cast list, please see film site or IMDB).



Friday July 1, 2011 12:30pm - 2:15pm
ROOM 2400 (GEEK FILM FEST)

1:00pm

Our Home's Fox Deity, Episode 1

SUBBED (presented by NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

1:00pm

AMV STAND UP

Come join Jingoro as he does his best to illicit chuckles, giggles and guffaws from the audience with the best comedy Anime Music Videos.  SEE videos put to music and sound for comedic effect.  HEAR music and sound put to video for comedic effect.  FEEL the effects of seeing and hearing music, videos and sound created for comedic effect.  TASTE the air as it rushes past your tongue because your mouth will be open laughing from the music videos featuring anime created by editors for comedic effect. Zaniness shall ensue.


Guests
avatar for Daric jackson

Daric jackson

AMV's have been an integral part of anime fan conventions since the late 1990s, and one of the best known pioneers of their popularity is Daric “Jingoro” Jackson. Jingoro ran the AMV contest the first seven years of Anime Weekend Atlanta (and recently picked up the reigns again three years ago and is running it this year, too!) He was the first person to take the standard Anime Music Video contest and develop it into a 24 hour... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

1:00pm

PIKMIN LINK: How to Prepare Yourself For a Cosplay Masquerade

Hear it straight from Award Winning Masquerade Judges! How you can prepare yourself before the Masquerade and what Cosplay Judges look for.


Guests
avatar for Pikmin Link

Pikmin Link

Cosplay / Costumer guest. Originally from Hungary, Pikmin started making costumes in 1998 and started going to events in 2003. She was hired by G4 TV to be Link for their costume fashion show during the G-phoria Video Games Award Show and started doing costume character modeling in 2006 for many gaming related events. She has done professional character modeling for gaming related companies and has been featured and interviewed in multiple gaming... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

1:00pm

PENNY ARCADE: THE SERIES [Parts 1 & 2] (GEEK FILM FEST)

PENNY ARCADE: THE SERIES [Parts 1 & 2]
Episodic Documentary/Gaming & Fandom / ~2.5 hours/US/English
Director: Paul Owens*
penny-arcade.com/patv/pa-the-series/
2playerproductions.com/projects/patv

HEADLINING GEEK GUEST FILMMAKERS - 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS*
ABOUT PENNY ARCADE: THE SERIES (SEASON ONE):   Tastefully straddling the line between documentary and guilty-pleasure voyeurism, PENNY ARCADE: THE SERIES collects the bizarre continuum of one of the world's strangest companies.  Source: 2playerproductions.com
Have you ever wanted to see behind the scenes of the popular web-comic Penny Arcade (penny-arcade.com/comic) or see what it takes to put on not one but two of the largest gaming conventions in the world Penny Arcade Expo: PAX Prime and PAX East (paxsite.com)? This series takes you where few others have seen.  Source: Kat Anderson, head programmer
* To read about the filmmakers please see the Headlining Film program.
* Be sure to see director Paul Owens, producer Paul Levering and cinematographer Asif Siddiky at the 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS* Panel and PENNY ARCADE: THE SERIES screenings Q&A’s!
* No Q&A with this screening, meet 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS at their Meet & Greet, Friday, July 1. Check full schedule for more chances to meet 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS!




Friday July 1, 2011 1:00pm - 3:45pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

1:00pm

KARAOKE

FSC Karaoke hosted by Non-Stop Karaoke! Bring your friends and perform your favorite songs.


Friday July 1, 2011 1:00pm - 4:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

1:00pm

FILMMAKER LOUNGE OPEN (GEEK FILM FEST)

The filmmaker lounge is the place to meet filmmakers, have informal Q&As with filmmakers, check out the daily film schedule, read about all the films in the festival, see film posters, submit ballots for audience choice awards, and more.

Stop by and geek out with us!


Friday July 1, 2011 1:00pm - 8:00pm
ROOM 2800 (GFF FILMMAKERS LOUNGE)

1:30pm

Our Home's Fox Deity, Episode 2

SUBBED (presented by NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 1:30pm - 2:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

1:30pm

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM 1 (GEEK FILM FEST)

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM 1

FOLKTALES AND AIRSHIPS
9:10 minutes/US/English / Short Documentary/Animation & Comic Books
Director: Peter Salomone*
vimeo.com/petersalomone

WORLD PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     Ben Towle is a North Carolina-based cartoonist whose highly stylized approach to historical fiction has earned him wide acclaim. FOLKTALES AND AIRSHIPS is a short documentary profile of Towle, exploring the art and culture of cartooning from the perspective of one of the most unique talents in independent comics. Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Peter Salomone is a graduate of the Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University and The Documentary Institute graduate program at the University of Florida. His graduate thesis film Civil Indigent (co-directed by Nicholas Corrao and David Hafter) received the Young Filmmaker Grand Jury Award at the 2011 Gasparilla International Film Festival (Tampa, Florida) and won second place in the documentary category at the 2011 College Television Awards. Peter recently earned his M.F.A. in documentary filmmaking from Wake Forest University. Source: filmmaker
* Be sure to catch director Peter Salomone and crew member Roman Safiullin at the Independent Filmmaker Panel and screening Q&A’s!

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MAN AND MACHINE: A NAKED ROBOTIC LOVE STORY
Short Documentary/Technology 
21 minutes/Belgium/Belgian (English subtitles) 
Directors: Jesse Roesler and Jonathan Nowak
deliciousfilmworks.com

ABOUT THE FILM
Have you ever heard the strains of a naked robotic orchestra? Experience the love story and “new music” generated by an unconventional pair of musicians and performance artists in Ghent, Belgium. Godfried and Moniek built an entire orchestra of robotic instruments designed to be conducted in the nude using Doppler sonar radar. Will their most daring creation find acceptance in the music community? Or will they be forced to remain on the fringe of modern music culture? This documentary follows the trajectory of their rebellion, their collaboration and the challenges of maintaining a creative identity within a romantic relationship. Source: filmmaker

ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
A filmmaking force in Minneapolis passionately presenting the stories of the inspired, the illuminated, the mad-for-it-all few who followed their bliss and ended up changing more than their own lives in the process. These are the stories of the modern dreamers, the authentic wild cards: some they know and some they have created. In any case, they hope you leave refreshed, renewed and ready to boldly go where you’ve always wanted. Source: filmmaker 

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SATAN SINCE 2003
19:30 minutes/US/English / Short Documentary/Fandom & Culture
Director: Carlos Puga
standardarts.com

FLORIDA PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     Born in the late 1970's as a response to high gas prices, the moped was a short-lived fad whose only present-day trace is found among tight packs of young hipsters vying to keep the retro culture alive across America. For Emmy Award-winning documentarian Carlos Puga (True Life, MTV), three months’ access to The Hell's Satans (Richmond, Virginia's premier moped gang) produced enough material for not only an eye-popping peek into this otherwise reclusive society, but also a satirical jab at the process of documentary film-making.  Premiered at Sundance 2011, also screened at South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) 2011.   Source: filmmaker.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Carlos Puga was born in Santiago, Chile and raised in Miami, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Stern School of Business at New York University while also studying Acting and Directing at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute of New York. His career in television began in 2003 when he worked as a field producer for MTV’s acclaimed documentary series True Life. He has continued to work on the series ever since, directing and producing full episodes through his New York-based production company, Standard Arts. In 2009 he was awarded a Daytime Emmy Award for his work on True Life.  Source: filmmaker

 




Friday July 1, 2011 1:30pm - 2:25pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

2:00pm

Our Home's Fox Deity, Episode 3

SUBBED (presented by NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 2:00pm - 2:30pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

2:00pm

ANIME TABOO

Based on the popular board game, Anime Taboo gives teams of two sixty seconds to guess as many anime and video game related characters and titles as they can.  One player reads the name of the name/title on a card and tries to describe it to the second player.

The catch?

Each card has a list of five "taboo" words that he/she can't say while giving the description... and the words are ones someone wouldusually use when talking about the anime/video game!  This game show is as much fun for the audience as it is for the players and players are selected from attendees.  

 


Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

2:00pm

ANIME VOICE ACTORS ROUND TABLE

Join our Anime Voice Actor Guests for a discussion about working in the industry: Bill Rogers & Brittney Karbowski.



Friday July 1, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

2:00pm

FSC GAME O'RAMA: JEOPARDY

Gamemaster Nick will host FSC Jeopardy. It's like regular Jeopardy with an FSC twist.


Guests

Friday July 1, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

2:00pm

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW PANEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

Top Entertainment Law experts to discuss Intellectual Property, protections, defense and related topics. 

Potential topics:

1.      Entities
2.      Copyright protection
3.      Trademark protection
4.      Talent agreements
5.      Above the Line Employment Agreements
6.      Distribution Agreements
7.      Festival Agreements
8.      Sponsorship Agreements
9.      Product Placement agreements

Panelists include:

  • John Bradley; founding partner of Bradley Legal Group, P.A. a firm specializing in entertainment and intellectual property law in FL.  Site: musiclawattorney.com
  • Richard W. Rappaport; principal attorney in the law firm of Richard Warren Rappaport, Esquire.  Site: rappaportarts.com 
  • Louis Smoller; associate attorney at the Bradley Legal Group, P.A.  Site: musiclawattorney.com



Friday July 1, 2011 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ROOM 2900 (GEEK FILM FEST)

2:00pm

COSPLAY BOOTH

Located close to the entrance inside of the Main Exhibiton Room, the Cosplay Booth is the place to sign up for ALL cosplay related events, get all your cosplay event questions answered and get help from FSC's Cosplay Medics. This is where you sign up for the FSC Costume Contest, FSC Cosplay Contest, FSC's Cosplay Rockband and more! Plus: If you have a problem with your cosplay such as a rip or tear, the FSC Cosplay Medics will be available to help patch you up. 


Friday July 1, 2011 2:00pm - 9:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM (WEST WING)

2:00pm

COSPLAY PHOTO BOOTH

Swing by the Cosplay Photography Booth in the exhibition room (located next to the Cosplay Booth and FSC Cosplay Medics) to get your picture taken by our pro photographers. All the photos will be posted on our website after the show for you to download.


Friday July 1, 2011 2:00pm - 9:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM (WEST WING)

2:00pm

EXHIBITION ROOM

Our 50,000 square foot main exhibition room full of vendors, artists, celebrities, writers and more!


Friday July 1, 2011 2:00pm - 9:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM (WEST WING)

2:30pm

Our Home's Fox Deity, Episode 4

SUBBED (presented by NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 2:30pm - 3:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

2:30pm

GEEK/FANTASY SHORTS PROGRAM (GEEK FILM FEST)

GEEK/FANTASY SHORTS PROGRAM

BURDEN
9:55 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Sci-Fi
Director: Michael David Lynch
burdenthemovie.com

MIAMI PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:    BURDEN is an award winning film starring Grant Weiss and the voice of Peter Cullen  (Optimus Prime of TRANSFORMERS) and the amazing orchestral score by Rob Simonsen (500 DAYS OF SUMMER). Excellent cinematography and award winning visual effects highlight this noirish sci-fi story of a lone "Watcher" with superpowers named Calik, who decides to disobey his orders to evacuate Earth and battle an alien invasion force in an attempt to protect humans and save our world.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:    Michael David Lynch is an independent director and producer living in Los Angeles.  His award winning sci-fi short BURDEN was a favorite at multiple film festivals around the world. In 2010 Michael produced Insert for the internationally renowned director Paul Hunter (Bulletproof Monk).  Michael is currently developing his first feature film and this summer a feature doc he produced titled  'DROP' will be released on 3D Blu-ray.  His short films  'BURDEN' and 'Swerve', which he produced, are currently playing on Italian television and will premiere nationally on broadcast TV in fall 2011.  Source: michaeldlynch.com
CAST:     Grant Weiss, Peter Cullen (voice), Mocean Melvin (voice), Leah Rose Orleans, and Jan Rose (for full cast list, please see film site or IMDB).

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MONSTER NOIR (CONSTITUTIONENS VOKTERE #3)
9:01 minutes/Norway/Norwegian (English subtitles) / Short Narrative/Sci-Fi
Director: Ola Røyseland
constitutionensvoktere.blogspot.com

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     Norway, 1929. Secret Agent J. Fjeld Jr. is bitten by a werewolf, accused of murder, and hunted by his own colleagues.     And things are about to get worse.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Ola Røyseland is educated as a script writer, and works as leader of a film workshop at the culture institute “Samsen kulturhus” in Kristiansand, Norway. In his spare time he writes and makes his own movies. He won the audience prize at “Film i sør” in 2009 with a short film about a drunk ant.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:     Ola Røyseland, Raymond Haugland, Kristian Nilsen, Kristian Jensen, and Kim Pettersen.

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REMAKE
6 minutes/Australia/English / Short Narrative/Comedy
Director: Chris Tomkins
octopodfilms.com

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     Two thieves on a “smash and grab” mission get more than they’d bargained for when they stumble upon the stash of a lifetime - but its a haul they can’t possibly carry. A lighthearted dig at just how obsessive film buffs can be - and how movie nerds can be found in all walks of life. Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Chris Tomkins is an Australian comedian who has been writing and performing comedy since the last millennium. He made his directorial debut with the short animation series “The Adventures of Terrence and Spider: Professional Bouncers” for Australia’s Comedy Channel in 2003, and has since gone to work on a number of internationally award-winning projects, ranging from short films to music videos. Tomkins’ experience covers everything from stand-up and sketch to musical comedy, but finds directing an exciting opportunity to tell other people to be funny. Tomkins is the founder of the comedy website, GORSKYS.COMedy and can sometimes be found playing comedy rock songs with his band, Man Bites God. Source: filmmaker
CAST:     Geoff Paine, Josh Cameron, Erin Dewar, Lliam Amor, Jim lawson, and Briony Williams.

 


Friday July 1, 2011 2:30pm - 3:00pm
ROOM 2400 (GEEK FILM FEST)

3:00pm

BIG EFFIN' ROBOTS

What’s the only thing that shows up more commonly in popular anime than large eyed magical girls?  Big Effin’ Robots!

Giant mecha and robots are a common story element in many of the best known Japanese animated titles including Go Lion (Voltron,) Gundam, Macross, Mazinger Z, Neon Genesis Evangelion… and Joey Snackpants‘ all time favorite anime: Giant Robo.

Join this “animated” discussion about the heavy metal characters from anime.  We’ll even spotlight some well known characters from American animation for good measure!


Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →



Friday July 1, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

3:00pm

BRITTNEY KARBOWSKI AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Brittney Karbowski (Anime Guest) will be signing autographs (free to all attendees). Bring your anime from home and get it autographed! Booth #725 in the Exhibition Room.



Friday July 1, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
BOOTH #725 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

3:00pm

FSC GAME O'RAMA: WHEEL OF FORTUNE

FSC Gamemaster Nick hosts FSC's take on Wheel of Fortune.


Friday July 1, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

3:00pm

BILL ROGERS AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Bill Rogers (Anime Guest) will be signing autographs (free to all attendees). Bring your anime from home and get it autographed! Booth #725 in the Exhibition Room.


Guests


Friday July 1, 2011 3:00pm - 4:30pm
BOOTH #725 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

3:00pm

PROJECT COSPLAY

Think Project Runway for cosplay! Up to 10 teams (2 designers and one model on each team) will have 1 hour to create a cosplay costume (theme to be chosen by the judges). Materials will be provided for the contest. It will be fast and dirty... may the best cosplayers win! Assignments and materials will be given out from 3:00pm - 3:15pm. The contest part will take place from 3:15pm - 4:15pm. Judging will take place from 4:15pm - 4:30pm and the winners will be announced following judging.


Friday July 1, 2011 3:00pm - 4:30pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

3:00pm

Gurren Lagann: Childhood's End

SUBBED (courtesy of Aniplex)


http://aniplexusa.com

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Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 3:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

3:15pm

STAR WARS BEGINS (GEEK FILM FEST)

STAR WARS BEGINS
138 minutes/Various/English / Feature Documentary/Fandom
Director: Jamie Benning

ABOUT THE FILM
Filmmaker Jamie Benning has finally finished his trilogy of documentary-commentaries. This final chapter concentrates on the first STAR WARS film. Like his two previous documentaries, BUILDING EMPIRE (2006) and RETURNING TO JEDI (2007), STAR WARS BEGINS is an unofficial look at the creation of the classic movie and features deleted scenes, alternate takes and different angles, bloopers, original on set audio recordings and a huge amount of commentary from the cast and crew, culled from every corner of the galaxy.
STAR WARS BEGINS follows the flow of the original movie itself with the deleted scenes added where they would have been, with interviews placed over the top of the action they are describing. The overall effect is much more engrossing than a DVD commentary track and the wealth of material contained makes it a great experience for casual to hardcore fan.
If you’ve never seen the deleted scenes of Jabba the Hutt or Biggs Darklighter on Tatooine, or heard David Prowse saying Vader’s dialogue, then you will get a real kick out of this. Many reviews and comments have centered on the fact that its like watching your favorite movie but from an entirely different perspective.  
All of Jamie Benning’s STAR WARS “filmumentaries” are unofficial and completely non-profit exercises.  Source: filmmaker

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Residing in London, England, Jamie Benning is a film studies graduate and freelance editor in the television industry. He has spent the last decade traveling the world covering sporting events including football (soccer), rugby, and motorsport, in particular the worldwide series Formula One.
A life long fan of STAR WARS, Benning took it upon himself of complete his own trilogy of STAR WARS documentaries for the fan community. They have received critical acclaim across the internet and in print.  Source: filmmaker
Twitter: @jamieSWB

TRAILER/Part 1: http://youtu.be/5iBJYWZkhTg



Friday July 1, 2011 3:15pm - 6:00pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

4:00pm

2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS MEET & GREET (GEEK FILM FEST)

Meet our Headlining Geek Guest Filmmakers 2 Player Production guys!

ABOUT 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS is a Portland, Oregon-based production company dedicated to documenting the world of video games and the rich subcultures that have sprung up around the medium. Combining innovative production techniques with an eye for poignancy, their documentary work invokes both the heart and the mind, humanizing the often denigrated gaming industry.
2 Player Productions was formed in 2005 by filmmakers Paul Owens, Paul Levering, and Asif Siddiky. Their breakout success came in 2008 with REFORMAT THE PLANET, a feature length documentary chronicling the global chip music scene. It debuted at South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in 2008 and has played to eager audiences around the world.      Capable of bringing their unique style to any project, the team has built a reputation within the film, music, and gaming communities. Collaborators have included Sony, MTV, G4, CurrentTV, Pitchfork Media, Spike TV, Gametrailers.com, Video Games Live, and 8bitpeoples. 2 PLAYER'S most recent success PENNY ARCADE: THE SERIES, an episodic documentary chronicling the titular Penny Arcade web-comic, has been regarded as a leap forward in original internet programming.        2 PLAYER projects include PENNY ARCADE: THE SERIES SEASON ONE, an episodic documentary chronicling the titular web-comic, and REFORMAT THE PLANET a feature length documentary about chip rock. They recently completed a successful Kickstarter crowd source fundraising campaign to fund MINECRAFT, a feature length documentary about the gaming phenomenon.  Source: 2playerproductions.com

2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS IS:
Paul Levering*, Producer
Paul Owens*, Director
Asif Siddiky*, Cinematographer
Gabe Liberti, Audio Engineer

Official site: 2playerproductions.com

* 2 Player Productions in attendance!




Friday July 1, 2011 4:00pm - 4:45pm
ROOM 2900 (GEEK FILM FEST)

4:00pm

BRITTNEY KARBOWSKI Q&A

Join the voice of Blackstar from Soul Eater for a question and answer session. Ask her about her hotel room at The Florida Anime Experience!



Friday July 1, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

4:00pm

CHARLIE ADLARD Q&A

Meet Charlie Adlard, the artist of The Walking Dead. This is a RARE U.S. convention appearance for Charlie, who resides in England. Charlie has worked on dozens of comics over his career including: Superman, Green Lantern, The X-Files, Bishop, Spider-Man, Thunderbolts, X-Men Batman, Green Arrow, Harley Quinn, Hellblazer and more!



Friday July 1, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

4:00pm

COMIC BOOKS FOR ALL AGES

Comics aren't just for kids, but there are a lot of comics made just for them! Come join a discussion on the resurgance of all ages comics from companies like BOOM, Archie, Archaia and more. Hosted by Austin Janowsky, creator of Stanley The Snowman.



Friday July 1, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

4:00pm

FSC's GEEK DATING GAME

Join Jose in the Karaoke Lounge for FSC's Geek Dating Game. Want to be a contestant? Come early and sign up for a chance to play.


Friday July 1, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

4:00pm

GHOST HUNTING 101

Join the Florida Ghost Team for a beginners guide to ghost hunting.


Friday July 1, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

4:00pm

TRUE OTAKU (GEEK FILM FEST)

TRUE OTAKU
85 minutes/US/English / Feature Documentary/Fandom
Director: Jeff Clark
trueotaku.com

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE

ABOUT THE FILM
What is an otaku? Generally speaking, an otaku is a fan of Japanese popular culture: anime, manga, video games, music, and fashion.
TRUE OTAKU: The Documentary is a feature film by otaku, for otaku, about otaku. The documentary focuses on otaku fandom in the greater Washington DC and Baltimore metropolitan region. TRUE OTAKU begins with an overview of otaku fandom set against the backdrop of Otakon 2010. Otakon is one of the largest conventions in the United States celebrating Japanese popular culture. At Otakon, TRUE OTAKU host Nicole Boyd explores some of the many facets of otaku fandom. TRUE OTAKU then goes in-depth, exploring and documenting the otaku community in greater detail. Nicole Boyd profiles an award-winning cosplayer, Iris Venturino, known online as Dustbunny. Nicole follows Dustbunny through the costume creation process as she readies to compete in Anime USA's Hall Costume Contest. Next, TRUE OTAKU profiles Lauren Orsini, a blogger and journalist who writes otakujournalist.com. TRUE OTAKU also visits the DC Anime Club, an organization established to introduce and educate people in the Washington DC area about East Asian culture. Finally, the film follows Dustbunny through the Hall Costume Contest judging process, providing insight into the motivations, creative process, and challenges at the heart of cosplay.  Source: filmmaker

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Jeff Clark is an independent documentary filmmaker from the Washington DC metropolitan area. From a young age, Jeff was drawn to the arts; studying drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and writing. He attended college at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, majoring in film production and creative writing. It was there that Jeff’s interest in documentary filmmaking was born while working on his short film Still-life Watercolor. In 1999, Jeff was hired by Fairfax County Public Schools in Fairfax, Virginia to create educational television programming. Jeff continues to work for the Fairfax school district as a producer and director. He has numerous projects, both short-form and full-length film and video works, to his credit. He was co-producer on the regional Emmy award-winning television series Flight School in 2007. In 2009, Jeff resumed independent film work, traveling to Lebanon to document the work of the non-profit organization Heart for Lebanon. His latest project, True Otaku, was born out of an affinity for Japanese popular culture and otaku fandom. Jeff’s production company, Cinema Show Films, is named after a festival-winning short video he created in 1989.  Source: filmmaker

CAST:
Hosted by Nicole Boyd.


Friday July 1, 2011 4:00pm - 5:45pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

4:30pm

OUTLAND ARMOUR: Advanced Props & Costuming

The Crew of the HMS Amaranth discuss and display their latest creations and unveil the techniques used, such as custom interactive electronics, machining, woodworking, sculpting and cold casting, metal casting, 3-D computer design and rapid prototyping, so that you may incorporate such technologies in your own creations!



Friday July 1, 2011 4:30pm - 5:30pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

4:30pm

MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK MEET & GREET

The members of Motion City Soundtrack will be at booth #725 to meet with fans and sign autographs


Friday July 1, 2011 4:30pm - 6:00pm
BOOTH #725 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

5:00pm

Pandora Hearts, Episode 1

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 5:00pm - 5:30pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

5:00pm

HE ROSE FOR HIGHER in CONCERT

He Rose Higher takes the stage!



Friday July 1, 2011 5:00pm - 5:30pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

5:00pm

GREGG BERGER Q&A

Join voice actor Gregg Berger for a Q&A to discuss his amazing career. Gregg is one of the stars of The Transformers, GI Joe, Garfield and more!


Guests
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Gregg Berger

Gregg Berger has amassed an incredible amount of credits over the past 30 years in the world of animation, video games, television and film! With his credits numbering in the hundreds, Gregg is best known for his roles as Grimlock in The Transformers, Odie in Garfield, Cornfed Pig in Duckman and his roles in G.I. Joe, Final Fantasy and much, much more! His Transformers credits include: The Transformers: TV series (Grimlock, Long Haul, Skyfire... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

5:00pm

COSPLAY 101

Ever wanted to dress up as your favorite anime or videogame character?  Now you can with the help of cosplay veterans Zipper Tan and Allen Sharp!  We'll be discussing all of the cosplay basics from sewing and accessories to wigs and makeup.  Come by and discover the essentials for bringing your favorite character to life.


Friday July 1, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

5:00pm

THE BUSINESS OF ART

Can you make a living in art? Not everyone is going to land a contract with Marvel to draw The Avengers, or with DC to draw Batman...what are some of the other career path options out there for aspiring atists while trying to break in to the biz... and can those other options be more enticing?



Friday July 1, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

5:00pm

FSC GAME O'RAMA: YAHTZEE - THE TRIVIA GAME SHOW

FSC Gamemaster Nick hosts FSC's take on Yahtzee.


Friday July 1, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

5:00pm

WRITING FOR ALL MEDIA

Writing is tough... and writing for each different medium presents its own unique set of challenges. Join guest authors Steve Englehart, Terry Cronin, James Hudnall and Aya Knight for a discussion on the different challenges they've encountered, be it for novels, comic books, film, tv, animation, the web and more!



Friday July 1, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

5:00pm

LUCKY STREAK AND THE CRIME FIGHTERS (GEEK FILM FEST)

LUCKY STREAK AND THE CRIME FIGHTERS
90 minutes/US/English / Feature Narrative/Superhero Comedy
Director: Kurt Donath
luckystreakthemovie.com

Filmed in Florida / Florida Filmmaker*
ABOUT THE FILM:    The daughter of Amazing Grace steps out of her mother’s shadow to become the newest superhero on the streets, called Lucky Streak. She then joins forces with Silhouette’s Crime Fighter’s Club to battle villains like Dr. Dragon and the huge hammer-wielding muscle-man Goliath to save the planet. Source: filmmaker

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:    Kurt Donath has been a South Florida resident since 1995. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but raised in Los Angeles, California. Kurt made his stage debut as a ten-year-old child actor in the stage production of MacBeth at the Lee Strassberg Actors Studio in Hollywood, CA. About the same time, he started writing screenplays. At age 19 he met his mentor, George Clayton Johnson. Mr. Clayton Johnson is a revered science fiction writer having penned screenplays for the original Twilight Zone and classic films such as Logan's Run. Kurt studied with him for two years before moving to South Florida with his family.    Kurt enrolled at the International Fine Arts College (now re-named Miami University of Art and Design) and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film in 2002. He started his own film production company, Aberdeen Soldier in 2003. He has done two short subject films and three features since. Source: luckystreakthemovie.com
CAST:    Darlene Dinges, Amber Crawford, Austen Moore, Tom Leeman, Nikayla Baldomero, Rachel Galvin, Bryan Power, Susan Pesel, Kimberly Jones, Kerry Parks, and Kasey Poteet (for full cast list see film site and IMDB).

* Be sure to see director Kurt Donath on the Sunshine State Florida Filmmakers, Independent Filmmaker, and Make Your Own Fan Film panels as well as screening Q&As!




Friday July 1, 2011 5:00pm - 6:45pm
ROOM 2400 (GEEK FILM FEST)

5:30pm

Pandora Hearts, Episode 2

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 5:30pm - 6:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

5:30pm

FLORIDA SUPERCON TWEETUP

Are you on Twitter?  Then join others tweeting maniacs as we all meet up for a 30 minute panel at this year's Florida Supercon.  RSVP and show up and you could win a prize!


http://twvt.us/FSC2011

Guests
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Tom Croom

CEO, Green Mustard Entertainment, Inc.
From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend. The legend of WasabiGuy: Defender of the Interwebz. A mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil. As WasabiGuy’s legend grew, peace settled across the galaxy… | I started blogging using Livejournal back in 2003.  At that time, I was using it as a social tool for an anime club I started called Wasabi Anime.  My outspoken attitude towards fan conventions... Read More →

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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 5:30pm - 6:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

5:40pm

COUNT ME IN in CONCERT

Count Me In takes the stage!



Friday July 1, 2011 5:40pm - 6:10pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

5:45pm

MINECRAFT & UNCHARTED 3 - 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS SHORTS BLOCK (GEEK FILM FEST)

2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS SHORTS PROGRAM

MINECRAFT (Special Geek Preview ^)
Documentary/Gaming / ~20 minutes/US/English
2playerproductions.com/projects/minecraft

ABOUT MINECRAFT:    Over the past year, the computer game Minecraft has become a cultural phenomenon, drawing millions of players into the unique, low-res world created solely by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson.  When Persson announced that he would invest his Minecraft earnings in founding his own development house, Mojang AB, 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS seized upon the rare opportunity to fly to Stockholm and document the first week in the life of the new studio.    During the editing of what was supposed to be a twenty-minute short, it became clear that an important chapter of gaming history was still being written, and that a feature-length documentary about Mojang's first year would make a powerful statement about what it means to create, release, and play games in the twenty-first century.    For the first time, viewers will be given an in-depth look at both the triumphs and the challenges faced by a studio during their first year in existence.  2 PLAYER will analyze the unprecedented success of Minecraft, gain insight into its impact from journalists and industry professionals, and meet the fans whose lives have been changed by the game.    Using the short as a proof-of-concept, 2 PLAYER turned to the revolutionary fundraising site Kickstarter.com to completely finance the film's production. By sourcing the budget from the game's immense fanbase, it empowers the consumer to vote for content they want with their wallets and fosters a more direct relationship between themselves and the final product. The Kickstarter crowdsourcing project was a success and the feature length production is in full swing.    Source: filmmaker
^ Special Geek Preview of 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS’ MINECRAFT documentary!

__________________
UNCHARTED 3
Short Documentary/Gaming & Fandom / ~20 minutes/US/English
2playerproductions.com/projects/uc3

ABOUT THE FILM:    In coordination with Naughty Dog Studios a behind the scenes, for the latest entry in the UNCHARTED series.  Naughty Dog is known for creating the hit franchises "Jak and Daxter" and "Crash Bandicoot".  Considered one of the most prestigious developers in the world, Naughty Dog broke new ground on the PlayStation 3 (PS3) with the stunningly cinematic "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune".  Released in 2009 to universal acclaim and capturing the title of "Game of the Year", "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves" was an incredible success for the studio, building upon the innovations of it's predecessor in every way.    Initial work on the sequel began shortly after the release, and in 2010 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS was contacted for potential behind the scenes coverage of the development process.  Since the positive experience of working on the "Infamous" developer documentary, 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS had been looking for the right opportunity to become involved with another Sony game.  With Uncharted 3's development cycle underway, the timing was right to capture early stages of the new game's creation.    Released in conjunction with the game's official announcement after the 2010 Spike TV awards, part one of the documentary focuses on pre-production aspects of the announce trailer and Naughty Dog's mounting internal pressure to meet expectations set by "Uncharted 2." The piece shows the crew building the teaser trailer from bare-bone mock-ups at the studio and motion capture and voice over sessions featuring the principal characters.  Members of the studio express their aspirations for the new title and discuss the pressures of being one of the worlds most respected studios.  Source: filmmaker

* To read about the filmmakers please see the Headlining Film program.

* Be sure to see director Paul Owens, producer Paul Levering, and cinematographer Asif Siddiky at the 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS Panel and 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS screening Q&A’s!

HEADLINING GEEK GUEST FILMMAKERS - 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS*




Friday July 1, 2011 5:45pm - 6:45pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

6:00pm

BILL ROGERS Q&A
Guests

Friday July 1, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

6:00pm

INDEPENDENT COMICS: OUTSIDE OF THE MAINSTREAM

Not all comic books are published by the majors... Come join Thom Zahler (creator of Love and Capes), Mark Sparacio (Creator of the new independent title Omega Paradox), Martin Pierro (Independent Publisher), Joe Fauvel (creator of Cry), Austin Janowsky (creator of Stanley the Snowman) and Deleon Walters (creator of Giant Robot Warrior Maintenance Crew) to find out the pros and cons of publishing outside the mainstream.



Friday July 1, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

6:00pm

THE AVENGERS: EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES

The Avengers are Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Come sit with creators that have worked on or been inspired by their stories over the years. Join Steve Englehart, Sean McKeever, Lauren Sankovitch, Brad Walker and more for this trip down memory lane.



Friday July 1, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

6:00pm

COSPLAYER'S GOT TALENT

Based on the Famous show, America’s Got Talent, you can be a contestant with a talent and a Cosplay TOGETHER!  Just have an act, song, or 1 minute sketch and out Cosplay/VA judges will determine Cosplay’s BEST Talent! 3 judges par down the contestant til 3 are left and the Audience will decide!


Friday July 1, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

6:00pm

DJ ANIM8TED in THE KARAOKE LOUNGE

Come hang out and relax in the Karaoke lounge as DJ Anim8ted spins for an hour.


Friday July 1, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

6:00pm

MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK Q&A

Motion City Soundtrack on stage to do a Q&A with fans.



Friday July 1, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

6:00pm

Durarara!! Episodes 1-5

Episodes shown back to back, DUBBED (courtesy of Aniplex)


http://aniplexusa.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

6:00pm

WONDERLAND WORKSHOP: CAT EARS & TAILS

Learn the basics of machine and hand-sewing (and when it’s appropriate to use hot glue) to make yourself a matching set of cat ears and a tail in fun fuzzy fabric! Limited seating, so arrive early. $5 per person.

 


Friday July 1, 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm
ROOM 400 (WONDERLAND WORKSHOPS)

6:20pm

TRUTH ABOUT VEGAS in CONCERT

Truth About Vegas takes the stage!



Friday July 1, 2011 6:20pm - 6:50pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

7:00pm

HEYHIHELLO w/MEEKAKITTY in CONCERT

Heyhihello w/Meekakitty takes the stage!



Friday July 1, 2011 7:00pm - 7:30pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

7:00pm

BILL ROGERS AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Bill Rogers (Anime Guest) will be signing autographs (free to all attendees). Bring your anime from home and get it autographed! Booth #725 in the Exhibition Room.


Guests

Friday July 1, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
BOOTH #725 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

7:00pm

BRITTNEY KARBOWSKI AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Brittney Karbowski (Anime Guest) will be signing autographs (free to all attendees). Bring your anime from home and get it autographed! Booth #725 in the Exhibition Room.



Friday July 1, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
BOOTH #725 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

7:00pm

MARVEL: BREAKING INTO COMICS THE MARVEL WAY

You have the talent. You have the imagination. You have the “go get’m Tiger” determination that would make the ole’ Bullpen proud. But where do you go from there? Discover the next step in your budding comics career with Marvel Associate Editor Lauren Sankovitch, Sean McKeever, Brad Walker more as they give you all the right pointers towards getting a foot in door at Marvel Comics!




Friday July 1, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

7:00pm

SUPERGIRLS OF SUPERCON: AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Meet the Supergirls of Supercon! The cover models of the Florida Supercon program guide will be at Booth #900 in the Exhibition Room to autograph your copy of the program guide.


Friday July 1, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
BOOTH #900 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

7:00pm

MEET THE ROLLER DERBY GIRLS

The lovely, hard hitting ladies of The Gold Coast Derby Girls are here! Want to play and join the Derby Girls? Are you a fan of Roller Derby? Want to find out what its all about? Here's your chance! Come meet the girls and find out why what they do is awesome!



Friday July 1, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

7:00pm

STAR TREK FAN FILMS

Star Trek Fan Films hosted by The USS Blackstar. STAR TREK PHASE II "In Harm's Way"
57 min.


Friday July 1, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

7:00pm

WALKING DEAD TV Q&A

Join cast members of The Walking Dead Sonya Thompson and Charles Casey for a Q&A.



Friday July 1, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

7:00pm

MYSTERY ANIME THEATER 3000

Last year, Wasabi Anime’s convention personalities had their way with five young girls in Sailor Scout outfits… wait.  That sounded wrong.  Let’s try again:  Last year, Wasabi Anime’s convention personalities hosted a viewing of Sailor Moon R: The Movie with live comedic commentary on the zany anime antics taking place on screen to a standing room only crowd.  This year, we have focused our sites again on Moonie culture with a showing of Sailor Moon S: The Movie.  SEE Luna become a human.  FEEL the epic awesomeness of Tuxedo Mask impersonating Santa Claus.  HEAR our snarky and sometimes humorous commentary as we make fun of this movie “MST3K style.”


Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 7:00pm - 8:30pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

7:00pm

RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH: GEEK FILM FEST OPENING NIGHT FILM

GEEK FILM FEST "OPENING NIGHT FILM" RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH

RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH
Feature Narrative/Sci-Fi. 118 minutes/US/English. Director: John Alan Simon
radiofreealbemuth.com

ABOUT THE FILM:    Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music company executive. With the help of best friend, science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick himself (Shea Whigam) and a mysterious woman named Silvia (Alanis Morissette), Nick finds himself drawn into a dangerous political-mystical conspiracy of cosmic proportions. The story is set in an alternate reality America circa 1985 under the authoritarian control of President Fremont, a Nixon-like clone (Scott Wilson). Source: IMDB.com/title/tt1129396/     
RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH is an indie film based on the novel by Philip K. Dick (PKD) of the same title which sold over 2,000,000 copies. RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH is PKD’s most autobiographical novel, and the author wrote himself in as a character in the novel (played by Shea Whigham in the movie). Whigham’s performance garnered him a Best Actor Award at Sydney Fantastic Planet Film Festival in Australia. RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH was awarded Director’s Choice Best Feature at the Sydney Festival.    The filmmakers, helmed by Writer/Director John Alan Simon, were committed to making a film that honored PKD’s independent spirit and great intellect. Being a huge fan of PKD himself, John Alan Simon made a movie that would appeal to PKD fans. Source: radiofreealbemuth.com
CAST: Jonathan Scarfe, Shea Whigham, Katheryn Winnick, Alanis Morissette, Hanna Hall, Scott Wilson, Ashley Greene, Tom Beyer and Elizabeth Karr (for full cast list, please see film site or IMDB.com/title/tt1129396/).

* Be sure to attend the OPENING NIGHT FILM screening for a Q&A with director, John Alan Simon, and cast member/producer Elizabeth Karr!




Friday July 1, 2011 7:00pm - 9:15pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

7:15pm

CONSOLE ALLIANCE: BEST OF (GEEK FILM FEST)

BEST OF CONSOLE ALLIANCE
 ~23 minutes run time w/ Q&A.
consolealliance.com

CONSOLE ALLIANCE was started by gamers for gamers out of love for video games. Console Alliance is known for making video game parodies, independent movies, documentaries, shorts and more. Despite the film’s, Console Alliance’s main goal is to correct today’s wrongful accusation of what a “Gamer” is and to correct the majorities conclusion that video games “Cause Violence” and “Desensitize children and younger players minds.”



Friday July 1, 2011 7:15pm - 8:30pm
ROOM 2400 (GEEK FILM FEST)

7:30pm

COSPLAY DATING GAME

Lucky Bachelor Number One, Are you looking to have a great time at Supercon?  If so, then you should head out to the Cosplay Dating Game!  A new twist on a classic game we take 3 lucky bachelors and 3 lucky bachelorettes to compete for a date.  Sign up in advance and be ready to adlib, improve, act, and have a great time!  Fun for both participants and observers with prizes!  Brought to you by the A.A.A. Podcast. Sign up in Room 400 from 7:00pm - 7:30pm. The games start at 7:30pm.


Guests
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AAA Podcast

To make your anime addiction worse!  | One dark and rainy night Chiaki and Mitsugi sat together and decided to put together something awesome from their collective anime knowledge.  A place where all anime fans can gather, belong, and talk about the best thing in their lives: Anime.  What came to pass in the preceeding years was one of the most fun things they ever decided to do in their lives. Founded in 2009 the Anime... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 7:30pm - 8:30pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

7:30pm

MIA AND THE MIGOO - Family Friendly (GEEK FILM FEST)

MIA AND THE MIGOO
92 minutes/France & Italy/English (dubbed) / Feature Animated/Animation/Family Friendly
Director: Jacques-Rémy Girerd
gkids.tv/mia/

FAMILY FRIENDLY - Rated PG
ABOUT THE FILM:     One night Mia has a premonition. So after saying a few words of parting at her mother’s grave, she sets out on a cross continent journey, though mountains and jungles in search of her father, who has been trapped in a landslide at a construction site on a remote tropical lake. In the middle of the lake stands the ancient Tree of Life, watched over by innocent, bumbling forest spirits called the Migoo, who grow and change shape as they please, morphing from small childlike beings to petulant giants. The Migoo have been disrupting the construction to protect this sacred site – and now together with Mia they join in a fight to find Mia's father and save the Tree, with the future of life on Earth hanging in the balance.     From the distributors of the Academy Award nominated THE SECRET OF KELLS, comes the gorgeous second feature from renowned French animator Jacques-Rémy Girerd. Created from an astounding 500,000 hand-painted frames of animation, Mia and the Migoo is a work of art, breathtaking to behold, with backgrounds that invoke Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne. Figures are outlined in pastel and bathed in rustic watercolors for a handcrafted look that bursts at the seams with painterly detail. The film is a fable-like journey of a young girl who must overcome her fears on a quest to find her father and save the world from destruction. Source: gkids.tv/mia/
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     In 1984 Jacques-Rémy Girerd founded the association Folimage that eventually became Folimage Valence Production in 1988, one of the most important animation studios in France. Source: imdb.com/name/nm0320868/
CAST:     Featuring the voices of: John DiMaggio, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Modine, Wallace Shawn, James Woods, and introducing: Amanda Misquez (Mia) and Vincent Agnello (Aldrin).

RATED PG

 



Friday July 1, 2011 7:30pm - 9:15pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

7:40pm

EVERY YOU in CONCERT

Every You takes the stage!


Friday July 1, 2011 7:40pm - 8:05pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

8:00pm

Otaku No Video

SUBBED (courtesy of AnimEigo)


http://www.animeigo.com

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

8:00pm

COSPLAY ROCKBAND

Don't just play Rock Band - PERFORM! Come dressed as a band (You can choose a pre-existing anime or animated band (such as Josie and the Pussycats, The Archies, Dethklok, Beck and Nana) or come up with  your own idea for a band using your favorite anime or cartoon (imagine Naruto on lead vocals, Sasuke on bass, Gaara on guitar and Temari on drums... or Master Shake on lead vocals, Frylock on bass, Carl on guitar and Meatwad on drums... get the idea?). and show that you have the stuff that rock legends are made of. Contestants are judged on song performance, costumes and the use of cliche stage moves to entertain the audience.


Friday July 1, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

8:00pm

MEET MEEKAKITTY

You Tube sensation Meekakitty, live on stage to meet with fans, answer questions and show some of her latest work!


Friday July 1, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

8:00pm

SCOTT TEPPERMAN Q&A

A Q&A with Scott Tepperman, one of the stars of Ghost Hunters International.


Friday July 1, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

8:00pm

FRIDAY NIGHT COMIC BOOK VIP PARTY

The Friday Night VIP party is open to VIP Badge holders only and our Comic Book Industry guests only for a 2 hour party which includes an open bar.


Friday July 1, 2011 8:00pm - 10:00pm
TBA

8:15pm

JACOB'S LADDER in CONCERT

Jacob's Ladder takes the stage!



Friday July 1, 2011 8:15pm - 8:45pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

8:30pm

HORROR SHORTS PROGRAM 1 (GEEK FILM FEST)

Horror Shorts Program 1 - Deviant Pictures Shorts

DEATH IN CHARGE
15 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Dark Comedy
Director: Devi Snively
deathincharge.com

MIAMI PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM: In the tradition of E.C. Horror Comics, this cautionary tale examines life through the eyes of Death who gets derailed when an impatient single Mom carelessly mistakes the scythe-carrying cloaked one for her tardy babysitter and leaves Death to care for her precocious 9-year-old daughter.
Whitney teaches Death about life’s many marvels through violent video games, macaroni and cheese and the magic of Sea Munkees. But when Whitney reveals some dark tendencies of her own, it’s up to Death to lighten things up before returning to the grim duties that lie in wait …  Source: deathincharge.com
CAST:  Bart Fletcher, Brittany Carson, Marina Benedict, Gillian Shure, Kylie Chalfa, Mayah Schweibert, Caroline Timm, Tom Burke, Phil Kaufmann, Ben Sharples, and Chelsea Chalfa.

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I SPIT ON ELI ROTH
15 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Dark Comedy & Horror
Director: Devi Snively
deviantpictures.com

MIAMI PREMIERE / Midnight Mania
ABOUT THE FILM: Once upon a time three female filmmakers were lamenting the current state of the male-dominated horror genre over cosmopolitans at the annual Genghis Con convention when inspiration, propelled by a good vodka buzz, struck…
“Hey, why don’t we make a feminist horror film?” they mused.
The three in question were Paula Haifley (www.heyflea.com), Jane Rose (www.jane-rose.com) and Devi Snively (www.deviantpictures.com) who all had films screening at the annual Pretty-Scary Women in Horror Film Festival run by Heidi Martinuzzi (www.pretty-scary.net) and Amy Lynn Best (www.happycloudspictures.net)
Nursing a hangover on the ride home from Pittsburgh, Devi whipped up a script. A few months later, she returned to the Steel City to shoot the five-minute short with fellow horror filmmakers Jane and Amy and the special FX by Midian Crosby (http://www.monstersfrommidian.com).  Source: deviantpictures.com
CAST:  Amy Lynn Best, Jane Rose, Devvyl I. Signe, Aaron Arlof, and Lydia Fandry.

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MEAT IS MURDER
9 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Dark Comedy
Director: Devi Snively
deviantpictures.com

EAST COAST PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM: So like this mysterious meatloaf in the icebox is like killing people maybe…Bummer.
MEAT IS MURDER takes a post-modern satirical perspective of the deluge of unnatural, processed foods and hyper-consumerism in our society. Combining elements of Eugène Ionesco’s absurdist brand of existentialism and a contemporary approach to storytelling akin to Bertolt Brecht (replacing the traditional chorus with a TV commercial jingle), MEAT IS MURDER melds pop culture with social commentary and humorous pretension. Funded in part by the Indiana Arts Grant.  Source: deivantpictures.com/76/meatismurder
CAST:  Ken Dusek, Jr., Molly Emmons, Kevin McInerney, and Steven Barnett.

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR - Devi Snively
Writer/directrix Devi Snively’s signature “romantic musical horror comedy” genre has been likened to everything from the silent classics of Buster Keaton to EC Comics to Tim Burton and beyond.  
Devi (pronounced DAY-vee) is an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame where she teaches her always over- enrolled course “Cultures of Fear:  Anthropological Perspectives of the Horror Film,” the impetus for her upcoming book.  
She has worked professionaly as a ballerina, Spanish translator, hair model, book editor, video game writer, documentary filmmaker, newspaper columnist and video editor.  She’s been decidedly unprofessional in several other careers.
In 2007 she was selected as one of eight participants to the prestigious American Film Institute (AFI) Directing Workshop For Women (DWW).  To date she’s written multiple feature-length screenplays, directed nine short films and a feature-length documentary, and has just finished shooting her first feature-length narrative, TRIPPIN’ (also screening at Geek Film Festival).  Her last three short films have been officially selected to screen at over 100 festivals worldwide and garnered numerous awards and critical acclaim.  Source: deviantpictures.com / devisnively.com



Friday July 1, 2011 8:30pm - 9:15pm
ROOM 2400 (GEEK FILM FEST)

8:30pm

PIKMIN LINK: The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy - I Link Therefore I Am

A discussion on the book The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy - I Link Therefore I Am. A book comprised of many articles by Zelda enthusiasts and philosophers about the game. This panel is open to agreements and disagreements on the article contents.

 


Guests
avatar for Pikmin Link

Pikmin Link

Cosplay / Costumer guest. Originally from Hungary, Pikmin started making costumes in 1998 and started going to events in 2003. She was hired by G4 TV to be Link for their costume fashion show during the G-phoria Video Games Award Show and started doing costume character modeling in 2006 for many gaming related events. She has done professional character modeling for gaming related companies and has been featured and interviewed in multiple gaming... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

9:00pm

MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK in CONCERT

Motion City Soundtrack takes the stage!


Friday July 1, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

9:00pm

GHOST STORIES w/THE FLORIDA GHOST TEAM

Join the Florida Ghost Team to discuss some of their favorite stories involving the supernatural, and share your own experiences. Nothing is spookier than a good ghost story... especially if it really happened!


Friday July 1, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

9:00pm

REVENGE OF THE NERDS COMICS SHOWCASE

Comedian Lisa Corrao is your host, bringing you a showcase of these unique comics, chosen for their smart, creative material... they also happen to be nerds! Embrace your inner nerd and laugh with us (not at us) for The Revenge of the Nerd Comics showcase.



Friday July 1, 2011 9:00pm - 10:30pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

9:15pm

LATE NIGHT IN THE FILMMAKER LOUNGE (GEEK FILM FEST)

Filmmaker Lounge Session after Opening Night Film RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH

Join director John Alan Simon and actress/producer Elizabeth Karr for this post-Opening Night film session in the Filmmaker Lounge.

The filmmaker lounge is the place to meet filmmakers, have informal Q&As with filmmakers, read about all the films in the festival, check out the daily film schedule, see film posters, submit ballots for audience choice awards, and more.

Stop by and geek out with us!




Friday July 1, 2011 9:15pm - 10:30pm
ROOM 2800 (GFF FILMMAKERS LOUNGE)

9:30pm

RIKKI LOVES ANIME!

Join Rikki Simons, the voice of GIR from Invader ZIM, as he talks about his favorite anime because (like you!) he's a fan, too!


Guests

Friday July 1, 2011 9:30pm - 10:30pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

9:30pm

ADVENTURE CHEFS - Episodes 1 & 2 (GEEK FILM FEST)

ADVENTURE CHEFS
~47-50 minutes/US/English / Episodic/Reality
Directors: Terry Cronin, Steven Shea
adventure-chefs.com

ABOUT ADVENTURE CHEFS
Adventure Chefs is a competition-based reality show where two contestants battle it out against the forces of nature and each other.  Thrown into a remote environment – the Florida swamps, the Rocky Mountains, Death Valley, etc. – the Adventure Chefs need to hunt, forage, and gather enough fresh food ingredients to prepare a fine dining experience for three judges.
It’s “Survivor” meets “Iron Chef,” Emeril meets the Crocodile Hunter, as these participants have to excel as primitive hunter-gatherers and evolve into modern culinary masters.  
Hunt, Forage, Cook, Compete, and Survive! Making danger delicious!  Source: adventure-chefs.com

ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
TERRY CRONIN - A self-proclaimed student of the unusual, Dr. Terry Cronin has a keen appetite for delicious food and great fun. "I knew that making this show would be difficult, interesting, and educational," says Cronin, "but I never would have believed how much fun we would have!"  Source: adventure-chefs.com
STEVEN SHEA - is a director and producer and has been working in the entertainment industry since he was 16 years old. Starting out in the local television market in the Florida Keys where he grew up. He eventually made his way to Orlando where he founded Abyssmal Entertainment in 2002. His first film, The Night Owl, was distributed globally in the Summer of 2005. He also co-directed and produced DOOMSDAY COUNTY (screening at Geek Film Festival at Florida Supercon) and thriller ZELLWOOD.  Source: stevenshea.com

EPISODE ONE - BREVARD COUNTY, FL (Chefs: Frank Scibelli & Pat Martin)
EPISODE TWO -  SMOKY MOUNTAINS, NC (Chefs: John Holmes & Adam Long)
EPISODE THREE - In-production in KEY WEST, FL 


Guests

Friday July 1, 2011 9:30pm - 11:30pm
ROOM 2400 (GEEK FILM FEST)

9:45pm

CODE OF EVIL PANEL w/ SPIRIT CAMP (GEEK FILM FEST)

CODE OF EVIL (Special Preview ^)
Site: codeofevil.com
An intergalactic Sci-Fi/Horror adventure of epic proportions. Written and directed by award winning filmmaker Kerry Beyer (SPIRIT CAMP), Code of Evil embodies a classic tale of good vs. evil as a band of misfits struggle to survive the terrors of a hostile alien world - while holding the fate of mankind in their hands. Film is currently in pre-production.

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SPIRIT CAMP
96 minutes/US/English / Feature Narrative/Horror Comedy
Director: Kerry Beyer
spiritcampmovie.com

FLORIDA PREMIERE / Midnight Mania / CODE OF EVIL PANEL*
ABOUT THE FILM:   When a street smart "goth girl" (Roxy Vandiver) is forced to attend cheerleader camp as part of her rehabilitation from a juvenile correction facility, she clashes with the "popular girls," and finds herself embroiled in a bitter rivalry with the bitchy ringleader Rachel (Julin). But when members of the spirit squad start turning up dead, the girls must put aside their differences and struggle to survive the murderous rage of a crazed psycho-killer lurking among them!
FRIDAY THE 13TH meets BRING IT ON.  Source: spiritcampmovie.com
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:    Kerry Beyer is an award winning visual artist. A semi-finalist in Nicholl Fellowships in screenwriting and Winner of the Slamdance Anarchy Film Showcase. His films have screened at Dances With Films, The Cannes Film Festival, and have been distributed by Hypnotic and Film Four. An acclaimed fashion photographer, his work has appeared in Vogue, Lucky, Allure, The New York Times, Vintage Guitar, and more. Equally comfortable in front of the camera, he has guest starred on CBS’s WALKER TEXAS RANGER, ABC’s PORT CHARLES, the WB’s ARREST & TRIAL, and VH1’s THE WAY SHE MOVES, to name a few.  Source: spiritcampmovie.com
CAST:   Roxy Vandiver, Julin, Brandon Smith, Megan Moser, Amy Morris, Jon Paul Burkhart, Kavon Rafat, Katy Rowe, Phil Leggett, George Brock, Marco Perella, Linda J. Martin, Alyssia Dujmovich, Donna Rusch, and Denise Williamson (for full cast list, please see film site or IMDB).
* Can't stick around after the CODE OF EVIL panel for SPIRIT CAMP screening?  You can also SPIRIT CAMP Saturday Night at Midnight Mania (July 2 at 12AM, Midnight)!




Friday July 1, 2011 9:45pm - Saturday July 2, 2011 12:15am
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

10:00pm

SUPERCON CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

Supercon Championship Wrestling returns! Night one of three big SCW events... Can The Geico Caveman hold onto his World Heavyweight Championship? Who will challenge him for the title? Will Cobra Commander cash in the Golden XP for a title shot? Can Cobra Commander make good on his promise for Cobra to take home all the gold? 
Here's a current list of scheduled matches for night #1. As always, card subject to change

Cobra Commander vs. Deadpool
The Mario Bros. vs The Wario Bros.
Team Cobra vs. Joker & Bane
El Superbeasto vs. King Hippo vs. Balrog
Samurai Jack vs. Storm Shadow
Dr. Mindbender vs. Green Lantern
Chun Li vs. Robin
"World Heavyweight Champion" The Geico Caveman vs. Reptile

More matches to be announced!



Friday July 1, 2011 10:00pm - 11:15pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

10:00pm

A KNIGHT AT WAYNE MANOR - FORMAL SUPERHERO BALL

Bruce Wayne invites you to A KNIGHT AT WAYNE MANOR. Florida Supercon's first Formal Dance Event! This is a formal dance hosted by Mr. Wayne and some of his close friends, including Princess Diana from Themyscira, Oliver Queen, King Arthur Curry of Atlantis and more. Mr. Clark Kent and Ms. Lois Lane from the Daily Planet will be on hand to cover the event for the press. The theme of the dance is Superheroes, in honor of Mr. Wayne's recent creation of Batman INC. Come dressed as your favorite superhero or in formal wear and mingle with the best Gotham has to offer... and don't worry about the threats the Joker and his friends have been making about crashing the party... Mr. Wayne has the best security money can buy.


Artists
avatar for DJ Quietly

DJ Quietly

Dark Music Team

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Friday July 1, 2011 10:00pm - 11:30pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

10:30pm

MEET THE CONSOLE ALLIANCE

The creators of The Console Alliance are here to meet with fans, show some of their new videos based on video game humor and fill you in on upcoming projects



Friday July 1, 2011 10:30pm - 11:30pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

10:30pm

LATE NIGHT KARAOKE

FSC Karaoke hosted by Non-Stop Karaoke! Bring your friends and perform your favorite songs.


Friday July 1, 2011 10:30pm - Saturday July 2, 2011 2:00am
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

11:15pm

THE LONG JOHNS in CONCERT

The Long Johns take the stage!



Friday July 1, 2011 11:15pm - 11:58pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

11:30pm

THE ZOMBIE FACTOR - Midnight Mania Headlining Film (GEEK FILM FEST)

THE ZOMBIE FACTOR: PILOT EPISODE
23 minutes/US/English / Episodic Narrative/Zombie Comedy
Director: Matt Cantu
thezombiefactor.com

FLORIDA PREMIERE / Midnight Mania Headlining Film
ABOUT THE FILM:     The zombie apocalypse becomes REALITY on THE ZOMBIE FACTOR, the most dangerous show on television.     Every episode, someone dies.     THE ZOMBIE FACTOR puts contestants head-to-head against flesh-eating zombies. And on this reality show, as the people are eliminated, they become part of the stable of zombies and used against their fellow competitors.  Source: thezombiefactor.com     
THE ZOMBIE FACTOR: Season One, Episode One will be headlining our Midnight Mania program!  Source: Kat Anderson, lead programmer
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Matt Cantu is an accomplished film & video professional working freelance in Detroit, the Midwest and beyond. His experience includes feature films, documentaries, music videos, short films,  and commercial/industrial training programs.     Matt has extensive experience in all aspects of production in nearly every department.     Matt Cantu and CAN2 Creative Works can provide production services including; project inception, writing, project coordination, HD camera package, lighting, editing, output to DVD, web and more.  Source: can2creative.com
CAST:   Dan Pesta, Steve Forbes, Mikey Brown, Christy Malene, Cam Cecchini, Lisa Thierry, Earl Cabo, Ted Neda, Shashani Nichole, Jill Dion, and Chip Archambeau.



Friday July 1, 2011 11:30pm - 11:58pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

11:30pm

BUFFY: THE MUSICAL EPISODE

A late night screening of the musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Bring your friends and come sing along.


Friday July 1, 2011 11:30pm - Saturday July 2, 2011 12:45am
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

11:30pm

ARKHAM ASYLUM RAVE

What happens when the villains take over? The Joker and his friends are in charge now... and it's time for a Rave... Arkham Asylum style! Join The Joker, Harley Quinn, Bane, Poison Ivy, The Riddler and more for a dance party you won't want to miss. Bruce Wayne and his friends had their shot... now the bad guys are in charge! 


Artists
avatar for DJ Quietly

DJ Quietly

Dark Music Team

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →



Friday July 1, 2011 11:30pm - Saturday July 2, 2011 2:00am
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

11:59pm

TRIPPIN' - Midnight Mania (GEEK FILM FEST)

TRIPPIN’
87 minutes/US/English / Feature Narrative/Horror & Dark Comedy
Director: Devi Snively
deviantpictures.com/trippinmovie

Midnight Mania

ABOUT THE FILM
In 2005, six friends road-tripped to a remote cabin in the woods with deadly results.  A year later, the sole survivor met directrix Devi Snively in a bar and offered the rights to his story for a case of beer and a role in the movie. TRIPPIN’ is that movie.  So prepare yourself for a little sex, a little gore, and some good and bad times with some good and bad buds. “It’s The Big Chill for a Kevin Smith generation with a puppet!”  Source: deviantpictures.com/trippinmovie
Mix the EVIL DEAD and ARMY OF DARKNESS films with the BLAIR WITCH PROJECT throw in a View Askew/Kevin Smith level of pot smoking and add a puppet and you get TRIPPIN’.  Source: Kat Anderson, lead programmer.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
With film titles such as TEENAGE BIKINI VAMPIRE and CONFEDERATE ZOMBIE MASSACRE!  it’s no wonder writer/directrix Devi Snively’s signature “romantic musical horror comedy” genre has been likened to everything from the silent classics of Buster Keaton to EC Comics to Tim Burton and beyond.
Devi (pronounced DAY-vee) is an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame where she teaches her always over- enrolled course “Cultures of Fear:  Anthropological Perspectives of the Horror Film,” the impetus for her upcoming book.  She has worked professionally as a ballerina, Spanish translator, hair model, book editor, video game writer, documentary filmmaker, newspaper columnist and video editor.  She’s been decidedly unprofessional in several other careers.
In 2007 she was selected as one of 8 participants to the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop For Women (DWW).  To date she’s written multiple feature-length screenplays, directed 9 short films and a feature-length documentary, and has just finished shooting her first feature-length narrative, trippin’.  Her last 3 short films have been officially selected to screen at over 100 festivals worldwide and garnered numerous awards and critical acclaim. Source: deviantpictures.com

CAST:
Zed Wilson, Nicole Buehrer, Ken Dusek, Heathyr Clift, Jake Perry, Lindsay Robertson, Bill Redding, Circus-Szalewski, Steve Russell, Rose Waldschmidt, and Audrey Whitby.



Friday July 1, 2011 11:59pm - Saturday July 2, 2011 12:59am
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

11:59pm

RANDOM ENCOUNTER in CONCERT

Random Encounter takes the stage!



Friday July 1, 2011 11:59pm - Saturday July 2, 2011 1:00am
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)
 
Saturday, July 2
 

9:00am

CONVENTION REGISTRATION

Convention registration will be open on Saturday from 9:00am - 9:00pm


Saturday July 2, 2011 9:00am - 9:00pm
Miami Airport Convention Center 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami FL. 33126

10:00am

AMVS THAT MADE US BUY THE SHOW

Join Anime Music Video Guru Jingoro for an hour of Dramatic AMVs hand picked from years spent in front of a computer screen.  These are videos that find that perfect balance of music and visuals that make the watcher want to see the anime featured within.  This event is a MUST for Anime Music Video fans.


Guests
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Daric jackson

AMV's have been an integral part of anime fan conventions since the late 1990s, and one of the best known pioneers of their popularity is Daric “Jingoro” Jackson. Jingoro ran the AMV contest the first seven years of Anime Weekend Atlanta (and recently picked up the reigns again three years ago and is running it this year, too!) He was the first person to take the standard Anime Music Video contest and develop it into a 24 hour... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

10:00am

Otaku No Video

SUBBED (courtesy of AnimEigo)


http://www.animeigo.com

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

10:00am

QUICK DRAW CONTEST

Join artist Manny Aquilera for the FSC Quick Draw contest! Divisions for Middle School, High School, Post High School and Professional. Artists will compete in 3 rounds for prizes!



Saturday July 2, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

10:00am

COSTUME CONTEST PRE-JUDGING SESSION #1

Pre-Judging for the costume competition. This is the first session and is open to contestants who have registered in advance of the show or at the show on Friday night. Register early, so you don't have to miss out on any of the fun at the show.



Saturday July 2, 2011 10:00am - 11:30am
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

10:00am

EARLY KARAOKE

FSC Karaoke hosted by Non-Stop Karaoke! Start the day off with your friends and perform your favorite songs.


Saturday July 2, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

10:00am

COSPLAY BOOTH

Located close to the entrance inside of the Main Exhibiton Room, the Cosplay Booth is the place to sign up for ALL cosplay related events, get all your cosplay event questions answered and get help from FSC's Cosplay Medics. This is where you sign up for the FSC Costume Contest, FSC Cosplay Contest, FSC's Cosplay Rockband and more! Plus: If you have a problem with your cosplay such as a rip or tear, the FSC Cosplay Medics will be available to help patch you up. 


Saturday July 2, 2011 10:00am - 8:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM (WEST WING)

10:00am

COSPLAY PHOTO BOOTH

Swing by the Cosplay Photography Booth in the exhibition room (located next to the Cosplay Booth and FSC Cosplay Medics) to get your picture taken by our pro photographers. All the photos will be posted on our website after the show for you to download.


Saturday July 2, 2011 10:00am - 8:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM (WEST WING)

10:00am

EXHIBITION ROOM

Our 50,000 square foot main exhibition room full of vendors, artists, celebrities, writers and more!


Saturday July 2, 2011 10:00am - 8:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM (WEST WING)

10:00am

VIDEO GAME ARCADE

Featuring console video gaming w/X-Box 360, Nintendo Wii, PS3, PS2, DDR Stations, Rock Band Stations, Game Cube and more!


Saturday July 2, 2011 10:00am - Sunday July 3, 2011 1:00pm
ROOM 1000 (VIDEO GAME ARCADE)

11:00am

More Otaku No Video

More Otaku No Video, SUBBED (courtesy of AnimEigo)


http://www.animeigo.com

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

11:00am

GREEN LANTERN: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Green Lantern is one of the hottest franchises this summer and we have creators from the past, present and future of the character here to talk about all things green. Join Tony Bedard (current writer of Green Lantern Corps and future writer of Green Lantern: New Guardians), Steve Englehart (classic Green Lantern writer 1985-1988), Derec Donovan (Artist of the infamous Girlfriend in Refrigerator issues of Green Lantern in the 90's), Rob Hunter (Current artist of Green Lantern Corps and future artist of Red Lanterns) and Rodolfo Migliari (Cover artist of Blackest Night).



Saturday July 2, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

11:00am

MAKE YOUR OWN COMIC BOOK

Learn how to create your own comic from those that are already doing it themselves! Publishing your own independent comic, from design to printed product. Featuring Thom Zahler (Love and Capes), Austin Janowsky (Stanley The Snowman), Martin Pierro (Cosmic Times), Joe Fauvel (Cry) and more.



Saturday July 2, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

11:00am

PIKMIN LINK: Male Cosplay Makeup

Make-up has more importance than you think! Learn the hows and tos on applying make-up for male characters, whether you're female or male! We will go over products, where to buy, and application techniques along with what not to do.


Guests
avatar for Pikmin Link

Pikmin Link

Cosplay / Costumer guest. Originally from Hungary, Pikmin started making costumes in 1998 and started going to events in 2003. She was hired by G4 TV to be Link for their costume fashion show during the G-phoria Video Games Award Show and started doing costume character modeling in 2006 for many gaming related events. She has done professional character modeling for gaming related companies and has been featured and interviewed in multiple gaming... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

11:00am

MEET THE FLORIDA GHOST TEAM

The Florida Ghost Team is a  paranormal research team established in 2003 & is the most trusted paranormal organization in the state of Florida. The team is comprised of sincere & devoted individuals that have a true loyalty to the paranormal. Come by to meet the crew and find out what their team is all about.


Saturday July 2, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

11:00am

WONDERLAND WORKSHOP: KANZASHI MAKING

Take tiny pieces of pretty fabric and origami it into fancy flowers for hairclips and keychains! Seating is limited, so arrive early. $3 per person.


Saturday July 2, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
ROOM 400 (WONDERLAND WORKSHOPS)

11:00am

MAGIC THE GATHERING: NON-STOP BOOSTER DRAFTS

Non Stop Magic the Gathering Booster Drafts, hosted by GXE Games
8-Player Sanctioned Draft Sprints for $10
Mirrodin Block (Scars of Mirrodin, Mirrodin Besieged, New Phyrexia)
First Place: 5 Packs, Second Place: 3 Packs
Starting on the half hour every half hour.


Saturday July 2, 2011 11:00am - 10:59pm
ROOM 700 (GXE MAGIC GAMING ROOM)

11:05am

STUDENT SHORTS PROGRAM (GEEK FILM FEST)

STUDENT SHORTS PROGRAM  [~55 minutes]

CLIQUETASTROPHE
5:57 minutes/US/English / Student Short/Comedy
Director: Michael Felker* (Florida State University School of Motion Picture Arts)

MIAMI PREMIERE / Filmed in Florida 
ABOUT THE FILM:     Set in 1999 at the Cobb High School cafeteria, Clarke Averbush, a movie geek, attempts to ask Becky Lauderdale, a popular cheerleader, to the STAR WARS: PHANTOM MENACE premiere during their lunch period. But first, Clarke has to overcome the adversity of the intimidating football jock, Brad Stokes, and a cafeteria food fight started by a held-back giant bearded punk rock student. Will the movie geek get the girl of his dreams before lunch is over?
Love can get a little messy.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Michael Felker, enthusiastic filmmaker since 2005, graduated from the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts in 2010. From his humble beginnings living in Huntsville, Alabama to his current endeavors in Los Angeles, California, Michael loves taking part in anything involving a camera. Whether its shooting petite projects on the weekends to tackling elaborate multi-day productions, Michael throws himself into any aspect of making a quality film, from boom operating to producing.
CAST: John Wilkstrom, Victoria Nugent, David “Ruty” Rutenberg, Trevin Connor, Adam Johns and Andrew Syder.
* Be sure to catch director Michael Felker at the Florida Filmmaker panel and screening Q&A’s!

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FIGHTER
5:31 minutes/US/English / Student Short/Animation
Director: Steve Ly (Academy of Art University in San Francisco)
stevelyart.com

FLORIDA PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     David Lo is one of the best Lightweight Mix Martial Arts (MMA) Champions of all time, but he wants to go down as the Greatest Fighter of all time so he challenges the Heavyweight Champion (Magnus Larsen) to an Open Weight Fight.  It’s a risk to put his legacy on the line, but to him, it’s worth it.  It’s a once in a lifetime chance to make history and he cannot pass it up.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Steve Ly graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a major in 3D Animation.  He is influenced by action movies, video games and the art of story-telling. There are still many avenues to discover and his goal is to focus on some genres that aren't see on the big screen. Ly states: “We are limited only by our imaginations and I intend to explore new territory while simultaneously paying homage to those that inspired me to tell stories in the first place.”  Source: filmmaker

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GAME GORILLA
8:42 minutes/US/English / Student Short/Gaming/Dark Comedy
Director: Michael Felker* (Florida State University School of Motion Picture Arts)

WORLD PREMIERE / Filmed in Florida 
ABOUT THE FILM:     Jeremy Milton, a thirty-five year old overweight greasy man-child with no job and is currently living with his aging nagging mother. One thing he can claim as his own is his dominance at the local arcade as the reigning high score champion and mentor to the kids there. But all that slowly crashes down when a mysterious player starts taking his high scores, and Jeremy’s moody inner bully starts coming out.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:  Greg Milton, Julien Bensimhon, Tommy Varnado, Janet Findling, Ryan Koch, Corinne Gallagher, and Trevin Connor.
* Be sure to catch director Michael Felker at the Florida Filmmaker Panel and screening Q&A’s!

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THE OUTCAST OF CAMELOT
20 minutes/US/English / Student Short/Dramatic
Director: Shane King (West Lost Angeles College)

EAST COAST PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:      THE OUTCAST OF CAMELOT is a character study of Guinevere and the rogue Knights. The story follows the struggle for power in Camelot following the death of King Arthur and deals with the importance of the individual and the frailty of human existence.  Source: filmmaker -       Interesting characters with great fight and stunt scenes, this student filmmaker has an eye for action!  Source: Kat Anderson, lead programmer

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Shane King is a student at West Los Angeles College and holds a second degree black belt in Jinenkan martial arts. King previously photographed the short film THE ROMANOV’S LAST PHOTOGRAPH. Influences include the films of Michael Laughlin, Werner Herzog, and John Ford.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:     Thomas Montgomery, Andrea Montgomerty, Anthony Parvino, Don Anderson, Amber Ward, James Deam Moore, John Searles, Richard Searles, Henny Purcell, Meghan Wren, Spike Steingasser, Alan Meunier, Karianne Flaathen, Stepka Li, Sara Spink, Kenwa Newell, Kenji Donville, Takuji Kuramoto, and Taggert Peebles.

 



Saturday July 2, 2011 11:05am - 11:49am
HIBISCUS BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

11:10am

THE GAMERS: THE DORKNESS RISING (GEEK FILM FEST)

THE GAMERS: DORKNESS RISING
105 minutes/US/English / Narrative Feature/Gaming/Parody
Director: Matt Vancil
dorknessrising.com/


ABOUT THE FILM:     All Lodge wants is for his gaming group to finish their adventure. Unfortunately, they’re more interested in seducing barmaids, mooning their enemies, and setting random villagers on fire.      Desperate to rein in his players, Lodge injects two newbies into the distrust: a non-player character controlled by Lodge, who the power gamers immediately distrust, and the rarest gamer of all — a girl. Can the group overcome their bickering to save the kingdom, or will the evil necromancer Mort Kemnon triumph unopposed?       A parody of fantasy films and the adventure gaming community, THE GAMERS: DORKNESS RISING is a hilarious romp through the world of sword and sorcery — in this case, a world of exploding peasants, giant house cats, and undead roast turkeys. Game on!  Source: deadgentlemen.com
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Matt Vancil is the creator of JOURNEYQUEST and the co-developer of STROWLERS for Zombie Orpheus Entertainment. In his years as head writer for Dead Gentlemen Productions, he wrote a number of features and short films, including most notably the DEMON HUNTERS and GAMERS films.     Vancil’s debut as a writer/director resulted in the wildly successful cult fantasy comedy THE GAMERS, which won the 2003 Gen Con Film Festival and has screened at fantasy conventions and festivals worldwide. The feature-length sequel, THE GAMERS: DORNKESS RISING, premiered at Gen Con in 2006 and screened at Comic Con in 2008. The film found DVD distribution through Anthem Pictures later that year, and is available on Amazon and Netflix.     In 2008, Margaret Weis Productions adapted the DEMON HUNTERS movies into a role-playing game in their award-winning Cortex System, which already hosts games based on Battlestar Galactica and Joss Whedon’s Serenity.       Vancil also created the zombie survival horror show ALIVE with Star Trek: Enterprise veterans Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Epic Level Entertainment.    He is a graduate of the American Film Institute with an MFA in Screenwriting.  Source: journey-quest.com
CAST:     Nathan Rice, Carol Roscoe, Brian Lewis, Scott C. Brown, Christian Doyle, Jen Page (for full cast list, please see film site or IMDB).

 



Saturday July 2, 2011 11:10am - 12:55pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

11:30am

KATELYN TARVER AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Katelyn Tarver will only be available for a limited time for fans to meet with her and get autographs. She will have 2 sessions at Booth #725 in the Main Exhibition Room. 11:30am - 2:30pm and 5:00pm - 6:00pm.



Saturday July 2, 2011 11:30am - 2:30pm
BOOTH #725 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

11:50am

MIA AND THE MIGOO - Family Friendly (GEEK FILM FEST)

MIA AND THE MIGOO
92 minutes/France & Italy/English (dubbed) / Feature Animated/Animation/Family Friendly
Director: Jacques-Rémy Girerd
gkids.tv/mia/

FAMILY FRIENDLY - Rated PG
ABOUT THE FILM:     One night Mia has a premonition. So after saying a few words of parting at her mother’s grave, she sets out on a cross continent journey, though mountains and jungles in search of her father, who has been trapped in a landslide at a construction site on a remote tropical lake. In the middle of the lake stands the ancient Tree of Life, watched over by innocent, bumbling forest spirits called the Migoo, who grow and change shape as they please, morphing from small childlike beings to petulant giants. The Migoo have been disrupting the construction to protect this sacred site – and now together with Mia they join in a fight to find Mia's father and save the Tree, with the future of life on Earth hanging in the balance.     From the distributors of the Academy Award nominated THE SECRET OF KELLS, comes the gorgeous second feature from renowned French animator Jacques-Rémy Girerd. Created from an astounding 500,000 hand-painted frames of animation, Mia and the Migoo is a work of art, breathtaking to behold, with backgrounds that invoke Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne. Figures are outlined in pastel and bathed in rustic watercolors for a handcrafted look that bursts at the seams with painterly detail. The film is a fable-like journey of a young girl who must overcome her fears on a quest to find her father and save the world from destruction. Source: gkids.tv/mia/
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     In 1984 Jacques-Rémy Girerd founded the association Folimage that eventually became Folimage Valence Production in 1988, one of the most important animation studios in France. Source: imdb.com/name/nm0320868/
CAST:     Featuring the voices of: John DiMaggio, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Modine, Wallace Shawn, James Woods, and introducing: Amanda Misquez (Mia) and Vincent Agnello (Aldrin).

RATED PG

 



Saturday July 2, 2011 11:50am - 1:20pm
HIBISCUS BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

12:00pm

PERSONA -trinity soul-, Episode 1

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Saturday July 2, 2011 12:00pm - 12:30pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

12:00pm

GREGG BERGER Q&A

Join voice actor Gregg Berger for a Q&A to discuss his amazing career. Gregg is one of the stars of The Transformers, GI Joe, Garfield and more!


Saturday July 2, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

12:00pm

BILL ROGERS Q&A
Guests

Saturday July 2, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

12:00pm

THE BEST ANIME YOU'VE NEVER SEEN

Veteran anime fans and newcomers alike are sure to see anime that they have never seen, or maybe even heard of! After this panel you can say you've seen two whole anime and more.  Come, kick back, and see some of the best anime you were never expecting. Brought to you by the A.A.A. Podcast.


Guests
avatar for AAA Podcast

AAA Podcast

To make your anime addiction worse!  | One dark and rainy night Chiaki and Mitsugi sat together and decided to put together something awesome from their collective anime knowledge.  A place where all anime fans can gather, belong, and talk about the best thing in their lives: Anime.  What came to pass in the preceeding years was one of the most fun things they ever decided to do in their lives. Founded in 2009 the Anime... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

12:00pm

MARVEL: FEAR ITSELF

The entire Marvel Universe is gripped with Fear! The Serpent and his Worthy continue their assault on Earth’s Mightiest, sending mass panic across the globe – but what other threats can the Avengers expect to face?  Find out here as the creators behind the comic blockbuster event of the year answer your questions and let you in on what happens next! Join Associate Editor Lauren Sankovitch (Fear Itself), Sean McKeever (Writer, Fear Itself: Youth in Revolt) and more as they reveal the Avengers’ deepest fears! 




Saturday July 2, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

12:00pm

Terry and the Pirates: Fans 2 Intellectuals 0

A discussion of Milton Caniff's legendary strip Terry and the Pirates, from the perspective of one of its original fans, who is also a leading expert on cartoons, along with a look at some scholarly interpretations of comics and the use of Terry and the Pirates in Umberto Eco's novel The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana. Hosted by S.L. Harrison, Ph.D. and Gail Shivel, Ph.D.


Saturday July 2, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

12:00pm

FSC GAME O'RAMA: WHEEL OF FORTUNE

FSC Gamemaster Nick hosts FSC's take on Wheel of Fortune.


Saturday July 2, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

12:00pm

INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER PANEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

Attending filmmakers discuss the how to's and their individual experiences making an independent film.

Have you ever wondered what it was like to make an indie film? Come to this panel to find out how from a group of people who have done so successfully.


Guests
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INFAMOUS KIDD .com TEAM

The InfamousKidd.com Team: The Infamous Billy The Kidd  Raven McCoy Jon Doe InfamousKidd.com is the one and only movie site based out of South Florida. While others may pretend to operate on such a grand scope, they are nowhere near able to handle the amount of news coverage that InfamousKidd.com does on the movie industry, while providing entertaining and informative content on a daily basis, brewed fresh just how you... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ROOM 2400 (GEEK FILM FEST)

12:00pm

MEET MEEKAKITTY

You Tube sensation Meekakitty, live on stage to meet with fans, answer questions and show some of her latest work!



Saturday July 2, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

12:00pm

WRITERS: FINDING YOUR AUDIENCE

Every writer needs an audience! Join writers James Hudnall, Terry Cronin, Thom Zahler and Aya Knight to find out how they found theirs. What have they done to get a following? How do they continue to keep an audience?



Saturday July 2, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ROOM 800 (PANEL ROOM C)

12:00pm

FILMMAKER LOUNGE OPEN (GEEK FILM FEST)

The filmmaker lounge is the place to meet filmmakers, have informal Q&As with filmmakers, check out the daily film schedule, read about all the films in the festival, see film posters, submit ballots for audience choice awards, and more.

Stop by and geek out with us!

 



Saturday July 2, 2011 12:00pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 2800 (GFF FILMMAKERS LOUNGE)

12:15pm

TRUE OTAKU (GEEK FILM FEST)

TRUE OTAKU
85 minutes/US/English / Feature Documentary/Fandom
Director: Jeff Clark
trueotaku.com

SOUTHEAST PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     What is an otaku? Generally speaking, an otaku is a fan of Japanese popular culture: anime, manga, video games, music, and fashion.      TRUE OTAKU: The Documentary is a feature film by otaku, for otaku, about otaku. The documentary focuses on otaku fandom in the greater Washington DC and Baltimore metropolitan region. TRUE OTAKU begins with an overview of otaku fandom set against the backdrop of Otakon 2010. Otakon is one of the largest conventions in the United States celebrating Japanese popular culture. At Otakon, TRUE OTAKU host Nicole Boyd explores some of the many facets of otaku fandom. TRUE OTAKU then goes in-depth, exploring and documenting the otaku community in greater detail. Nicole Boyd profiles an award-winning cosplayer, Iris Venturino, known online as Dustbunny. Nicole follows Dustbunny through the costume creation process as she readies to compete in Anime USA's Hall Costume Contest. Next, TRUE OTAKU profiles Lauren Orsini, a blogger and journalist who writes otakujournalist.com. TRUE OTAKU also visits the DC Anime Club, an organization established to introduce and educate people in the Washington DC area about East Asian culture. Finally, the film follows Dustbunny through the Hall Costume Contest judging process, providing insight into the motivations, creative process, and challenges at the heart of cosplay.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Jeff Clark is an independent documentary filmmaker from the Washington DC metropolitan area. From a young age, Jeff was drawn to the arts; studying drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and writing. He attended college at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, majoring in film production and creative writing. It was there that Jeff’s interest in documentary filmmaking was born while working on his short film Still-life Watercolor. In 1999, Jeff was hired by Fairfax County Public Schools in Fairfax, Virginia to create educational television programming. Jeff continues to work for the Fairfax school district as a producer and director. He has numerous projects, both short-form and full-length film and video works, to his credit. He was co-producer on the regional Emmy award-winning television series Flight School in 2007. In 2009, Jeff resumed independent film work, traveling to Lebanon to document the work of the non-profit organization Heart for Lebanon. His latest project, True Otaku, was born out of an affinity for Japanese popular culture and otaku fandom. Jeff’s production company, Cinema Show Films, is named after a festival-winning short video he created in 1989.  Source: filmmaker
CAST: Hosted by Nicole Boyd.


Saturday July 2, 2011 12:15pm - 1:59pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

12:30pm

PERSONA -trinity soul-, Episode 2

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Saturday July 2, 2011 12:30pm - 1:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

1:00pm

PHOTO OP: BRUCE BOXLEITNER

Professional photo op with Bruce Boxleitner. Our professional photographer will take your picture with Bruce and give you an 8x10 print on site. $30. Get your photo op ticket at Booth # 624 next to the photo studio.



Saturday July 2, 2011 1:00pm - 1:20pm
BOOTH #626 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

1:00pm

PERSONA -trinity soul-, Episode 3

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Saturday July 2, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

1:00pm

SCI-FRIED in CONCERT

Sci-Fried takes the stage!



Saturday July 2, 2011 1:00pm - 1:40pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

1:00pm

SHELDON MOLDOFF: GOLDEN AGE LEGEND

A Q&A with Golden Age Legend Sheldon Moldoff. He was there at the dawn of the comic book industry, during the Golden Age of comics. He is known for his work on Hawkman, Moon Girl, Kid Eternity and The Black Pirate as well as covers for Flash Comics, All-American Comics and Green Lantern. He was the Co-Creator of Hawkgirl, Bat-Girl, Bat-Mite, Ace The Bathound, Poison Ivy and the creator of The Black Pirate (Jon Valor). From the 1950's - 1960's he was a ghost artist for Batman creator Bob Kane on Batman. Come sit and listen to stories from the Golden Age of comics.


Saturday July 2, 2011 1:00pm - 1:45pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

1:00pm

DANA SNYDER on STAGE

The one and only Dana Snyder takes control of the stage for an hour for what will be sure to be a memorable experience. Part Q&A, part Dana being Dana... Meet the star of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Chowder and Squidbillies for what promises to be one of the most entertaining hours of the weekend!



Saturday July 2, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

1:00pm

A HISTORY OF FLORIDA ANIME FANDOM

Your favorite reality television show has NOTHING on the compelling drama of Japanese animation fandom in the Sunshine State.  Join opinionated blogger and convention personality Tom Croom as he tells tales from over a decade of being an active bystander in Florida’s fan culture.

Learn how a small club at the University of Central Florida helped bring anime to VCRs across America.  Hear tales of things called “clubs” where people met in person before the Interwebz took over.  Discover the names of conventions that you’ve never heard of that tried to start in Florida because EVERYONE wanted to create their own!

This panel one long opinion peppered with random facts from a fandom’s past that makes for some great entertainment. Zaniness usually ensues.

 


Guests
avatar for Tom Croom

Tom Croom

CEO, Green Mustard Entertainment, Inc.
From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend. The legend of WasabiGuy: Defender of the Interwebz. A mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil. As WasabiGuy’s legend grew, peace settled across the galaxy… | I started blogging using Livejournal back in 2003.  At that time, I was using it as a social tool for an anime club I started called Wasabi Anime.  My outspoken attitude towards fan conventions... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

1:00pm

ANIME VOICE ACTORS ROUND TABLE

Join our Anime Voice Actor Guests for a discussion about working in the industry: Bill Rogers, Brittney Karbowski, David Vincent & Melissa Fahn.


Guests
avatar for Melissa Fahn

Melissa Fahn

Melissa Fahn's credits include both voice acting and live action projects. She is best known as the voices of Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV in Cowboy Bebop and Gaz in Invader Zim. Some of her animation and anime credits include: Blood: The Last Vampire (Linda), Cowboy Bebop (Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV), Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV), Digimon Data Squad (Kristy... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

1:00pm

MEET DUNCAN FEGREDO

Join Duncan Fegredo in a RARE U.S. appearance to meet the artist behind Hellboy for the past several years, as well as so many other memorable titles such as Lucifer, Shade The Changing Man, Enigma, Kid Eternity and more!




Saturday July 2, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ROOM 800 (PANEL ROOM C)

1:00pm

FSC GAME O'RAMA: JEOPARDY

Gamemaster Nick will host FSC Jeopardy. It's like regular Jeopardy with an FSC twist.


Saturday July 2, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

1:00pm

INFAMOUS KIDD.com PANEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

InfamousKidd.com PANEL 

ABOUT INFAMOUS KIDD:    InfamousKidd.com is the one and only movie site based out of South Florida. While others may pretend to operate on such a grand scope, they are nowhere near able to handle the amount of news coverage that InfamousKidd.com does on the movie industry, while providing entertaining and informative content on a daily basis, brewed fresh just how you like it. In addition to the site's opinionated columns, InfamousKidd.com provides legitimate movie reviews for everything seen, giving you straight talk on what's good and what's not, from its staff that has always considered itself more along the lines of "movie fans" than "movie critics." Led by the site's creator/Editor-in-Chief, The Infamous Billy The Kidd, InfamousKidd.com has made its mark in its home base of South Florida as the premiere online location for fellow geeks to have a community to take part in with fellow fans of all tastes in film, while continuing to work hard to build a strong film community here the likes of which Miami/Ft. Lauderdale has never seen. That fan base has generated two of the site's core staff, Raven McCoy and Jon Doe, who have taken their love and dedication to InfamousKidd.com to the next level, helping to foster its expansion in South Florida and beyond to those who enjoy what we stand for and the opinions that we have.  Source: InfamousKidd


Guests
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INFAMOUS KIDD .com TEAM

The InfamousKidd.com Team: The Infamous Billy The Kidd  Raven McCoy Jon Doe InfamousKidd.com is the one and only movie site based out of South Florida. While others may pretend to operate on such a grand scope, they are nowhere near able to handle the amount of news coverage that InfamousKidd.com does on the movie industry, while providing entertaining and informative content on a daily basis, brewed fresh just how you... Read More →



Saturday July 2, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ROOM 2900 (GEEK FILM FEST)

1:00pm

CINDY MORGAN Q&A

Meet Cindy Morgan, the star of Tron (Yori) and Caddyshack!



Saturday July 2, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

1:00pm

WONDERLAND WORKSHOP: FANCY ONIGIRI

Tummy rumbling? Make yourself a round rice friend with a happy face at our onigiri rice-ball class/lunch! And then DEVOUR him! Participation is limited, so arrive early. $5 per person


Saturday July 2, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
ROOM 400 (WONDERLAND WORKSHOPS)

1:00pm

REFORMAT THE PLANET (& REFORMAT THE PLANET 1.5)* (GEEK FILM FEST)

REFORMAT THE PLANET (& REFORMAT THE PLANET 1.5)
74 minutes/US/English (25 minutes/US/English)
Feature Documentary/Gaming & Fandom (Short Documentary/Gaming & Fandom)
Director: Paul Owens* - 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS*
2playerproductions.com/projects/rtp

HEADLINING GEEK GUEST FILMMAKERS - 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS*
ABOUT REFORMAT THE PLANET (& REFORMAT THE PLANET 1.5) - REFORMAT THE PLANET (RTP) is a feature length documentary which delves into the movement known as chip music, a vibrant underground scene based around creating new, original music using obsolete video game hardware. Familiar devices such as the Nintendo Game Boy and Nintendo Entertainment System are pushed in new directions with startling results.     REFORMAT THE PLANET began with the intention of documenting the influence of video game culture on an increasingly diverse range of modern art. Originally titled “Play”, the project served as the genesis of 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS in 2005. The fledgling crew set out conducting interviews with various artists, including several noted members of the game development community. After documenting several live chip music performances in New York City and being invited to film the first year of the now annual Blip Festival, it was clear that they stood before a rich cultural mine that few were tapping in any long-form projects. The decision to focus the film on the varied personalities of the NYC chip music scene was a quick and obvious one.     Following its premiere at the 2008 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival, RTP continued to play to eager audiences around the globe. Trendsetting music outlet, Pitchfork.com, streamed the film online as part of its new video service - Pitchfork.tv. - and record view numbers resulted in the limited engagement being extended for an additional week.
During preparation for the film's DVD release, tragedy struck when hard drive failure wiped out nearly the entire film. In the time it took to rebuild the film from the source tapes, 2 PLAYER watched the NYC chip scene evolve in drastic new directions. Changing styles and an influx of new performers is the inspiration for the follow up documentary REFORMAT THE PLANET 1.5 (RTP 1.5) an exclusive feature of the Reformat the Planet DVD release.  Source: filmmaker
-- To read about the filmmakers please see the Headlining Film program, or the Geek Film Fest website.
* Be sure to see director Paul Owens, producer Paul Levering, and cinematographer Asif Siddiky at the 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS* Panel and all 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS screenings Q&A’s!

 



Saturday July 2, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

1:00pm

POKEMON: BOOSTER DRAFTS & INSTRUCTIONALS

Pokemon Booster Drafts and Pokemon Instructionals all day long! Want to learn how to play Pokemon? Need some pointers? Want to brush up on the rules? Come learn from our Pokemon masters. Want to play... booster drafts all day long.


Saturday July 2, 2011 1:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 1200 (GAME ROOM)

1:20pm

PHOTO OP: "TRON REUNION" BRUCE BOXLEITNER & CINDY MORGAN

Professional photo op with Bruce Boxleitner & Cindy Morgan. Tron and Yori together again! Our professional photographer will take your picture with Bruce & Cindy and give you an 8x10 print on site. $45. Get your photo op ticket at Booth # 624 next to the photo studio.




Saturday July 2, 2011 1:20pm - 1:40pm
BOOTH #626 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

1:30pm

PERSONA -trinity soul-, Episode 4

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Saturday July 2, 2011 1:30pm - 2:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

1:30pm

HONOR SOCIETY MEET & GREET

The members of Honor Socity will be at booth #725 to meet with fans and sign autographs


Saturday July 2, 2011 1:30pm - 3:00pm
BOOTH #725 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

1:40pm

PHOTO OP: CINDY MORGAN

Professional photo op with Cindy Morgan. Our professional photographer will take your picture with Cindy and give you an 8x10 print on site. $30. Get your photo op ticket at Booth # 624 next to the photo studio.


Guests

Saturday July 2, 2011 1:40pm - 1:50pm
BOOTH #626 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

1:50pm

PHOTO OP: EMMA CAULFIELD

Professional photo op with Emma Caulfield. Our professional photographer will take your picture with Emma and give you an 8x10 print on site. $30. Get your photo op ticket at Booth # 624 next to the photo studio.



Saturday July 2, 2011 1:50pm - 2:10pm
BOOTH #626 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

1:50pm

STATIC HEART RADIO in CONCERT

Static Heart Radio takes the stage!


Saturday July 2, 2011 1:50pm - 2:20pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

2:00pm

BALL JOINT DOLL MEETUP

Panel for a ball-jointed doll owner meet up. Anyone who wants to come on in may and learn about the dolls. There will be people with tons of information on various sculpts. We encourage anyone and everyone to check out the collection. 


Guests

Saturday July 2, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

2:00pm

WRITING FOR COMIC BOOKS

Writing for Comic Books isn't as easy as it seems... join industry vets Steve Englehart, Sean McKeever, Tony Bedard, James Hudnall and Thom Zahler to find out what its like to be in the trenches.



Saturday July 2, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

2:00pm

SUPERGIRLS OF SUPERCON: AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Meet the Supergirls of Supercon! The cover models of the Florida Supercon program guide will be at Booth #900 in the Exhibition Room to autograph your copy of the program guide.


Saturday July 2, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BOOTH #900 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

2:00pm

BRUCE BOXLEITNER on STAGE

Superstar Bruce Boxleitner, star of Tron and Babylon 5 takes the stage for a Q&A session with fans.



Saturday July 2, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

2:00pm

WALKING DEAD TV Q&A

Join cast members of The Walking Dead Sonya Thompson and Charles Casey for a Q&A.



Saturday July 2, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

2:00pm

DARE! THE TRANSFORMERS PANEL ULTIMATE

You’ve seen the Michael Bay movie and you may even remember the original cartoon in the eighties… but what about all the stuff in between? Join us for a history lesson and fanboy-style analysis of The Transformers franchise.  This multimedia panel includes a peek into the (canon) Transformers series that never quite made it to the U.S.  and other engaging topics. SPECIAL GUEST: Gregg Berger (the voice of GRIMLOCK!). SPONSORED BY: Shout! Factory


http://www.greenmustard.com/panels/dare-the-transformers-panel-ultimate

Guests
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Gregg Berger

Gregg Berger has amassed an incredible amount of credits over the past 30 years in the world of animation, video games, television and film! With his credits numbering in the hundreds, Gregg is best known for his roles as Grimlock in The Transformers, Odie in Garfield, Cornfed Pig in Duckman and his roles in G.I. Joe, Final Fantasy and much, much more! His Transformers credits include: The Transformers: TV series (Grimlock, Long Haul, Skyfire... Read More →
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Tom Croom

CEO, Green Mustard Entertainment, Inc.
From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend. The legend of WasabiGuy: Defender of the Interwebz. A mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil. As WasabiGuy’s legend grew, peace settled across the galaxy… | I started blogging using Livejournal back in 2003.  At that time, I was using it as a social tool for an anime club I started called Wasabi Anime.  My outspoken attitude towards fan conventions... Read More →



Saturday July 2, 2011 2:00pm - 3:30pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

2:00pm

BROWNCOATS: REDEMPTION (GEEK FILM FEST)

BROWNCOATS: REDEMPTION
86 minutes/US/English / Feature Narrative/Fan Film
Director: Michael C. Daugherty
browncoatsmovie.com

FLORIDA PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:  BROWNCOATS: REDEMPTION takes place three months after the signal is sent out regarding the events on Miranda (FIREFLY/SERENITY). Captain Laura Mathews and the crew of Redemption are unintentionally thrown into a situation that some view as the potential catalyst for the second unified rise of the Independents against the Alliance, since Unification Day.
The Alliance is looking for a scapegoat for Miranda, while those unhappy with the Alliance are looking for a rallying cry to take action.   Through all this, a secret about Laura is exposed that shakes to the very core of the crew, threatening to break it up, challenge the trust that she’s earned with the Browncoats, and undo all the efforts she has put into place to keep a sense of peace in her life since the Unification War.   BROWNCOATS: REDMEPTION is a crowd sourced, independent film for the benefit of five charities: Equality Now, Kids Need to Read, Dyslexia Foundation, The Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center, and The Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation.    Finalist in Mashable’s 2011 awards for Most Creative Social Good Campaign.   Source: browncoatsmovie.com
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:   Michael C. Daughtery is the writer, director, producer, and co-creator of BROWNCOATS: REDEMPTION. A social media guru, blogger, web and print designer, illustrator, novelist, poet, and stand-up comedian.  Source: facebook.com/pages/Michael-C-Dougherty-Fan-Page
CAST:  Heather Fagan, Kevin Troy, Guy Wellman, John Patrick Barry, P.J. Megaw, Michael Levy, Miriam Pultro, Kurt Skarstedt, Ted Taylor, Steve Lebens, Allison Plourde, and Jennifer Plascak Schumaker (for full cast list, please see site or IMDB page).




Saturday July 2, 2011 2:00pm - 3:45pm
HIBISCUS BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

2:00pm

BOTS HIGH (GEEK FILM FEST)

BOTS HIGH
84 minutes/US/English / Feature Documentary/Science & Technology/Robotics
Director: Joey Daoud*
botshigh.com

CONVENTION PREMIERE / Filmed in Florida 
ABOUT THE FILM:     BOTS HIGH is an exciting documentary following the adventures of three high school robotics teams battling for first place at the national robotics competition in Miami, Florida. It’s a no-holds-barred fight to the death with robot carnage everywhere you look.
Genius inventor Will builds robots so powerful they’re unstoppable… if only they don’t destroy themselves first. The Mechanical Misfits are an all girls team stumbling through their first foray into combat robotics and Elizabeth and Danielle are a formidable pair looking to reign supreme during their last year of high school.     Bots High follows these students as they design, build and compete at Nationals – all while surviving high school, first love and teenage procrastination.  Source: botshigh.com
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Joey Daoud is a documentary director and producer from Miami Beach, Florida. His latest project is the feature length documentary BOTS HIGH, which takes an exciting look behind the scenes of high school robot creators and the spectacular end to their robots.      Other past projects incorporate Daoud’s fascination in examining often overlooked areas, from super-productive workers in his short documentary YOU 2.0 to a detailed look at cubicles. Despite producing them as school projects while earning a degree in Motion Picture, Television, and Recording Arts at Florida State University, the projects generated international press and viral status on some of the most highly trafficked blogs. Daoud also produced segments for PBS and documented villages in Haiti.      When not filming real life, Daoud can be found reading a printed copy of the Sunday New York Times or looking for geocaches.  Source: botshigh.com
* Be sure to catch Miami director Joey Daoud at the Florida Filmmaker and Independent Filmmaker panels as well as BOTS HIGH screening Q&A’s!

 




Saturday July 2, 2011 2:00pm - 3:59pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

2:00pm

Gurren Lagann: The Lights in the Sky Are Stars

SUBBED (courtesy of Aniplex)


http://aniplexusa.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

2:00pm

FSC's GEEK DATING GAME

Join Jose in the Karaoke Lounge for FSC's Geek Dating Game. Want to be a contestant? Come early and sign up for a chance to play.


Saturday July 2, 2011 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

2:10pm

PHOTO OP: CARY ELWES

Professional photo op with Cary Elwes. Our professional photographer will take your picture with Cary and give you an 8x10 print on site. $30. Get your photo op ticket at Booth # 624 next to the photo studio.



Saturday July 2, 2011 2:10pm - 2:40pm
BOOTH #626 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

2:30pm

CRIMSON in CONCERT

Crimson takes the stage!



Saturday July 2, 2011 2:30pm - 3:15pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

2:30pm

CRIMSON in CONCERT

Crimson takes the stage!



Saturday July 2, 2011 2:30pm - 3:15pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

3:00pm

INVADER ZIM Q&A w/Richard Horvitz, Rikki Simons and Melissa Fahn

Join the stars of Invader Zim for a very special Q&A! Richard Horvitz is the voice of Invader Zim, Rikki Simons is the voice of Gir and Melissa Fahn is the voice of Gaz. 



Saturday July 2, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

3:00pm

MEET ALLEN BELLMAN

Golden Age comic book legend Allen Bellman will be on hand for a special one hour Q&A to discuss his career from the early 1940's to the mid 1950's at Timely/Marvel, Lev Gleason and more!



Saturday July 2, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ROOM 800 (PANEL ROOM C)

3:00pm

THE DEVIL INSIDE: DENNIS CALERO & TODD STASHWICK

Dennis Calero and Todd Stashwick are the creators of the web comic "The Devil Inside". Come find out about their project, and why you need to be reading it!



Saturday July 2, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

3:00pm

HONOR SOCIETY Q&A

A Q&A with musical guests Honor Society


Saturday July 2, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

3:00pm

BILL ROGERS AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Bill Rogers (Anime Guest) will be signing autographs (free to all attendees). Bring your anime from home and get it autographed! Booth #725 in the Exhibition Room.


Guests


Saturday July 2, 2011 3:00pm - 4:30pm
BOOTH #725 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

3:00pm

BRITTNEY KARBOWSKI AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Brittney Karbowski (Anime Guest) will be signing autographs (free to all attendees). Bring your anime from home and get it autographed! Booth #725 in the Exhibition Room.



Saturday July 2, 2011 3:00pm - 4:30pm
BOOTH #725 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

3:00pm

Hetalia: Improv-A-Story

Calling All Hetalia fans! Old and New! Do you want to be part of the Hetalia adventures? Interact with the characters? Now you can! You can be part of it along with Italy and the rest of the countries. And you, the audience, are going to tell the story while the roleplayers act it out right off the top of their heads. Most of all, have fun! 



Saturday July 2, 2011 3:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

3:00pm

MARVEL COMICS: PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Lauren Sankovitch, Marvel Comics Editor is here to check out the portfolios of aspiring artists. Want some advice from someone at the top? Here's your chance to get some feedback on your artwork, hints on how to improve and what you'll need to make it as a pro. Booth #1025 in the exhibition room.




Saturday July 2, 2011 3:00pm - 5:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM (WEST WING)

3:00pm

COSTUME CONTEST PRE-JUDGING SESSION #2

Pre-Judging for the costume competition. This is the second session. Sign up at the Cosplay Booth (#900) for the competition. If you haven't registered for the Costume Competition, you MUST do so before the start of this pre-judging session. 


Saturday July 2, 2011 3:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 400 (WONDERLAND WORKSHOPS)

3:15pm

FANTASY SHORTS PROGRAM (GEEK FILM FEST)

FANTASY SHORTS PROGRAM

BURDEN
9:55 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Sci-Fi
Director: Michael David Lynch
burdenthemovie.com

MIAMI PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     BURDEN is an award winning film starring Grant Weiss and the voice of Peter Cullen  (Optimus Prime of TRANSFORMERS) and the amazing orchestral score by Rob Simonsen (500 DAYS OF SUMMER). Excellent cinematography and award winning visual effects highlight this noirish sci-fi story of a lone "Watcher" with superpowers named Calik, who decides to disobey his orders to evacuate Earth and battle an alien invasion force in an attempt to protect humans and save our world.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Michael David Lynch is an independent director and producer living in Los Angeles.  His award winning sci-fi short BURDEN was a favorite at multiple film festivals around the world. In 2010 Michael produced Insert for the internationally renowned director Paul Hunter (Bulletproof Monk).  Michael is currently developing his first feature film and this summer a feature doc he produced titled  'DROP' will be released on 3D Blu-ray.  His short films  'BURDEN' and 'Swerve', which he produced, are currently playing on Italian television and will premiere nationally on broadcast TV in fall 2011.  Source: michaeldlynch.com
CAST:     Grant Weiss, Peter Cullen (voice), Mocean Melvin (voice), Leah Rose Orleans, and Jan Rose (for full cast list, please see film site or IMDB).

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MONSTER NOIR (CONSTITUTIONENS VOKTERE #3)
9:01 minutes/Norway/Norwegian (English subtitles) / Short Narrative/Sci-Fi
Director: Ola Røyseland
constitutionensvoktere.blogspot.com


NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     Norway, 1929. Secret Agent J. Fjeld Jr. is bitten by a werewolf, accused of murder, and hunted by his own colleagues.     And things are about to get worse.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Ola Røyseland is educated as a script writer, and works as leader of a film workshop at the culture institute “Samsen kulturhus” in Kristiansand, Norway. In his spare time he writes and makes his own movies. He won the audience prize at “Film i sør” in 2009 with a short film about a drunk ant.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:     Ola Røyseland, Raymond Haugland, Kristian Nilsen, Kristian Jensen, and Kim Pettersen.

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THE OUTCAST OF CAMELOT
20 minutes/US/English / Student Short/Dramatic
Director: Shane King (West Lost Angeles College)

EAST COAST PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:    THE OUTCAST OF CAMELOT is a character study of Guinevere and the rogue Knights. The story follows the struggle for power in Camelot following the death of King Arthur and deals with the importance of the individual and the frailty of human existence.  Source: filmmaker      Interesting characters with great fight and stunt scenes, this student filmmaker has an eye for action!  Source: Kat Anderson, lead programmer
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Shane King is a student at West Los Angeles College and holds a second degree black belt in Jinenkan martial arts. King previously photographed the short film THE ROMANOV’S LAST PHOTOGRAPH. Influences include the films of Michael Laughlin, Werner Herzog, and John Ford.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:      Thomas Montgomery, Andrea Montgomerty, Anthony Parvino, Don Anderson, Amber Ward, James Deam Moore, John Searles, Richard Searles, Henny Purcell, Meghan Wren, Spike Steingasser, Alan Meunier, Karianne Flaathen, Stepka Li, Sara Spink, Kenwa Newell, Kenji Donville, Takuji Kuramoto, and Taggert Peebles.

 


Saturday July 2, 2011 3:15pm - 4:15pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

3:30pm

RANDOM ENCOUNTER in CONCERT

Random Encounter takes the stage!



Saturday July 2, 2011 3:30pm - 4:00pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

3:30pm

TRAVELING TO JAPAN

If you're like most anime fans you likely want to head to Japan at some point.  But what do you need to know before heading out there?  How has the devastating earthquake affected travelers?  We cover the earthquake, budgeting, transportation, lodging and more!  Held by a host of the A.A.A. Podcast who has lived in Japan for six months and has been back not more than two months ago. This is revamped for travelers now!


Guests
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AAA Podcast

To make your anime addiction worse!  | One dark and rainy night Chiaki and Mitsugi sat together and decided to put together something awesome from their collective anime knowledge.  A place where all anime fans can gather, belong, and talk about the best thing in their lives: Anime.  What came to pass in the preceeding years was one of the most fun things they ever decided to do in their lives. Founded in 2009 the Anime... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 3:30pm - 5:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

4:00pm

Toradora! Episode 1

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 4:00pm - 4:30pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

4:00pm

CHARLIE ADLARD Q&A

Meet Charlie Adlard, the artist of The Walking Dead. This is a RARE U.S. convention appearance for Charlie, who resides in England. Charlie has worked on dozens of comics over his career including: Superman, Green Lantern, The X-Files, Bishop, Spider-Man, Thunderbolts, X-Men Batman, Green Arrow, Harley Quinn, Hellblazer and more!



Saturday July 2, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

4:00pm

FSC GAME O'RAMA: CATCH 21

Gamemaster Nick will host FSC Catch 21. It's like regular Catch 21 with an FSC twist.


Saturday July 2, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

4:00pm

MEET THE CONSOLE ALLIANCE

The creators of The Console Alliance are here to meet with fans, show some of their new videos based on video game humor and fill you in on upcoming projects


Saturday July 2, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

4:00pm

THE SPACE COAST Preview w/ HIPSTER BATMAN + Q&A (GEEK FILM FEST)

^ Special Geek Preview of THE SPACE COAST w/ director Lear Bunda and cast member, Dana Snyder!


THE SPACE COAST (^Special Geek Preview)
Preview/US/English / Narrative/Comedy 
Director: Lear Bunda* 
thespacecoastmovie.com 

 

HIPSTER BATMAN
5 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Parody & Comedy
Director: Lear Bunda*
vimeo.com/learbunda

Southern Filmmaker/SPACE COAST preview*
ABOUT THE FILM:     In HIPSTER BATMAN, B. Wayne battles Organic Poison Ivy while staying f'ing hip.     Source: youtu.be/DfG8Zhrdik8
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:    LEAR BUNDA is a filmmaker, writer, editor, artist, musician, and space enthusiast.    You can currently find him editing Squidbillies and ATHF for [adult swim].     Right now he is working on his first feature film THE SPACE COAST^!     "Sleep is for the wake" - Count Lear       Source: vimeo.com/learbunda

* Be sure to catch Lear Bunda at his screening Q&A!



Saturday July 2, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
HIBISCUS BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

4:00pm

TV HORROR HOSTS AND MONSTER KIDS PANEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

Panel discussion on the role of TV horror hosting in creating the "Monster Kid" subculture of the 1950s--1970s with Geek Film Festival attending director Sean Kotz (VIRGINIA CREEPERS).

In late 1957/early 1958, Screen Gems released two film packages for TV distribution called the "Shock!" and "Son of Shock!" packages which contained most of the classic Universal Studios horror titles like Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, etc. Almost overnight, every major market had a horror host that drew huge ratings and was a hit with kids.
It created a sensation and directly contributed to the success of Famous Monsters Magazine (edited by Forrest J. Ackerman, the greatest genre geek of all time), the rebirth of horror films in Hollywood, the success of Hammer films in the US, the creation of the Addams Family and Munsters TV shows, horror comics and the invention of monster toy lines and Aurora model kits. It also created a kind of symbolic counterculture to the straight backed, straight laced 1950s especially where kids were concerned.

HORROR HOSTS AND MONSTER KIDS



Saturday July 2, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 2400 (GEEK FILM FEST)

4:00pm

ALEXIS CRUZ Q&A

Join Alexis Cruz (Stargate SG-1, Sesame Street) for a one hour Q&A.


Saturday July 2, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 800 (PANEL ROOM C)

4:00pm

KATELYN TARVER Q&A

The multi talented Katelyn Tarver takes the stage for a Q&A to meet with fans. Katelyn is the star of Big Time Rush and No Ordinary Family, as well as a popular musician!


Saturday July 2, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

4:00pm

SUPERCON CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

Supercon Championship Wrestling returns! Night two of three big SCW events... Can The Geico Caveman hold onto his World Heavyweight Championship? Who will challenge him for the title? Will Cobra Commander cash in the Golden XP for a title shot? Can Cobra Commander make good on his promise for Cobra to take home all the gold? Matches for this event will be determined by the results of Friday night's event. Some of the superstars scheduled to compete include: "World Heavyweight Champion" The Geico Caveman, Cobra Commander, Deadpool, The Mario Bros., The Wario Bros., Team Cobra, Joker, Bane, El Superbeasto, King Hippo, Balrog, Samurai Jack, Storm Shadow, Dr. Mindbender, Green Lantern, Chun Li, Robin, Reptile and more!


Saturday July 2, 2011 4:00pm - 5:30pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

4:00pm

HARVEY PUTTER AND THE RIDICULOUS PREMISE (GEEK FILM FEST)

HARVEY PUTTER AND THE RIDICULOUS PREMISE
104 min/US/English / Feature Narrative/Fantasy Parody
Director: Timothy Alan Richardson
harveyputter.com

MIAMI PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:      Meet celebrity bad boy wizard Harvey Putter. He’s got it all: fame, fortune and fans. Until one fateful night, he discovers his life is a best-selling children’s book series!      Richardson Productions' award-winning 100-minute film stars Bryce Cone, Sunny Williams and Joe Scheibelhut and features Kiran Shah (THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE) as Dumpy the Houseschmuck, and MuggleNet.com webmaster Emerson Spartz.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Tim Richardson (Writer/Director/Executive Producer) is an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker and owner of Richardson Productions LLC. He has shot over 30 films, a 40-episode cable program, and a recurring internet sitcom. He directed Kill the Messenger, a Civil War epic, with distribution through Echelon Studios in Los Angeles and award-winning The Dork of the Rings and Harvey Putter and the Ridiculous which have received international attention with screenings worldwide. Tim holds a B.A. in Speech & Theatre from Indiana University South Bend and currently teaches theatre classes there. He is Festival Director of the River Bend Film Festival and serves as president for the 501(c)3 not-for-profit group Mid America Filmmakers based in South Bend, Indiana.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:      Bryce Cone, Joe Scheibelhut, Sunny Williams, David Kiefer, Kiran Shah, Alan O'Brien, Jim Hall, Scot Purkeypile, Brandon Emerson, Rose Waldschmidt, Stephen Bailey, Heather Antos, Chad Smith, Mindie Ottney, Sean McCormick, Judy Spigle, Audra Hershberger, Kay Eller, Kevin McInerney, Victoria Floro, Todd Sheneman, and Ed Ernstes  (for full cast list, please see film site or IMDB).

 



Saturday July 2, 2011 4:00pm - 5:59pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

4:15pm

GEEK SHORTS PROGRAM 1 (GEEK FILM FEST)

GEEK SHORTS PROGRAM 1

BATMAN: THE LINE
13 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Fan Film
Director: Henry James Tripson

FLORIDA PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     Following the events found within the comic books BATMAN #424 and #425, comes an original story by Henry Tripson. The use of lethal force is called into question by Robin. As Batman defends his position, an old encounter with the Joker is reflected upon.  Source: filmmaKer
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Henry James Tripson is proud to present his first official short film BATMAN: THE LINE. Henry, a self-taught filmmaker looks forward to continuing his study of film and creating more films in the future.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:  Jared Olstad, Jason Kimble, Henry Tripson and Chase Bercier.

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CLIQUETASTROPHE
5:57 minutes/US/English / Student Short/Comedy
Director: Michael Felker* (Florida State University School of Motion Picture Arts)

MIAMI PREMIERE / Filmed in Florida
ABOUT THE FILM:     Set in 1999 at the Cobb High School cafeteria, Clarke Averbush, a movie geek, attempts to ask Becky Lauderdale, a popular cheerleader, to the STAR WARS: PHANTOM MENACE premiere during their lunch period. But first, Clarke has to overcome the adversity of the intimidating football jock, Brad Stokes, and a cafeteria food fight started by a held-back giant bearded punk rock student. Will the movie geek get the girl of his dreams before lunch is over?      Love can get a little messy.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Michael Felker, enthusiastic filmmaker since 2005, graduated from the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts in 2010. From his humble beginnings living in Huntsville, Alabama to his current endeavors in Los Angeles, California, Michael loves taking part in anything involving a camera. Whether its shooting petite projects on the weekends to tackling elaborate multi-day productions, Michael throws himself into any aspect of making a quality film, from boom operating to producing.     Source: filmmaker
CAST:      John Wilkstrom, Victoria Nugent, David “Ruty” Rutenberg, Trevin Connor, Adam Johns and Andrew Syder.
* Be sure to catch director Michael Felker at the Florida Filmmaker panel and screening Q&A’s!

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FOLKTALES AND AIRSHIPS
9:10 minutes/US/English / Short Documentary/Animation & Comic Books
Director: Peter Salomone*
vimeo.com/petersalomone

WORLD PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     Ben Towle is a North Carolina-based cartoonist whose highly stylized approach to historical fiction has earned him wide acclaim. FOLKTALES AND AIRSHIPS is a short documentary profile of Towle, exploring the art and culture of cartooning from the perspective of one of the most unique talents in independent comics. Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Peter Salomone is a graduate of the Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University and The Documentary Institute graduate program at the University of Florida. His graduate thesis film Civil Indigent (co-directed by Nicholas Corrao and David Hafter) received the Young Filmmaker Grand Jury Award at the 2011 Gasparilla International Film Festival (Tampa, Florida) and won second place in the documentary category at the 2011 College Television Awards. Peter recently earned his M.F.A. in documentary filmmaking from Wake Forest University. Source: filmmaker
* Be sure to catch director Peter Salomone and crew member Roman Safiullin at the Independent Filmmaker Panel and screening Q&A’s!

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GAME GORILLA
8:42 minutes/US/English / Student Short/Gaming/Dark Comedy
Director: Michael Felker* (Florida State University School of Motion Picture Arts)

WORLD PREMIERE / Filmed in Florida 
ABOUT THE FILM:     Jeremy Milton, a thirty-five year old overweight greasy man-child with no job and is currently living with his aging nagging mother. One thing he can claim as his own is his dominance at the local arcade as the reigning high score champion and mentor to the kids there. But all that slowly crashes down when a mysterious player starts taking his high scores, and Jeremy’s moody inner bully starts coming out.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:    Greg Milton, Julien Bensimhon, Tommy Varnado, Janet Findling, Ryan Koch, Corinne Gallagher, and Trevin Connor.
* Be sure to catch director Michael Felker at the Florida Filmmaker Panel and screening Q&A’s! 

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REMAKE
6 minutes/Australia/English / Short Narrative/Comedy
Director: Chris Tomkins
octopodfilms.com

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     Two thieves on a “smash and grab” mission get more than they’d bargained for when they stumble upon the stash of a lifetime - but its a haul they can’t possibly carry. A lighthearted dig at just how obsessive film buffs can be - and how movie nerds can be found in all walks of life. Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Chris Tomkins is an Australian comedian who has been writing and performing comedy since the last millennium. He made his directorial debut with the short animation series “The Adventures of Terrence and Spider: Professional Bouncers” for Australia’s Comedy Channel in 2003, and has since gone to work on a number of internationally award-winning projects, ranging from short films to music videos. Tomkins’ experience covers everything from stand-up and sketch to musical comedy, but finds directing an exciting opportunity to tell other people to be funny. Tomkins is the founder of the comedy website, GORSKYS.COMedy and can sometimes be found playing comedy rock songs with his band, Man Bites God. Source: filmmaker
CAST:    Geoff Paine, Josh Cameron, Erin Dewar, Lliam Amor, Jim lawson, and Briony Williams.

 



Saturday July 2, 2011 4:15pm - 5:14pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

4:30pm

Toradora! Episode 2

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 4:30pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

5:00pm

Toradora! Episode 3

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 5:00pm - 5:30pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

5:00pm

BRITTNEY KARBOWSKI Q&A

Join the voice of Blackstar from Soul Eater for a question and answer session. Ask her about her hotel room at The Florida Anime Experience!



Saturday July 2, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

5:00pm

MARVEL: AVENGERS ASSEMBLE

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! Whether they go by the name New, Secret or otherwise, every Avengers team will be left reeling in the fallout of Fear Itself! How will the team’s react...and who will be left to confront what comes next? Find out here as the creators behind your favorite Marvel heroes answer your questions and let you in on the next chapter of the Avengers! Join Associate Editor Lauren Sankovitch (Avengers), Sean McKeever (Writer, Young Allies) and more as they heed the call of “AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!”   




Saturday July 2, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

5:00pm

5:00pm

MEET THE ROLLER DERBY GIRLS

The lovely, hard hitting ladies of The Gold Coast Derby Girls are here! Want to play and join the Derby Girls? Are you a fan of Roller Derby? Want to find out what its all about? Here's your chance! Come meet the girls and find out why what they do is awesome!


Saturday July 2, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

5:00pm

ASPIRING AUTHORS: TIPS ON WRITING YOUR NOVEL

Join award winning author Aya Knight for info and tips for writing your first novel


Guests

Saturday July 2, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ROOM 800 (PANEL ROOM C)

5:00pm

EMMA CAULFIELD Q&A

Join superstar Emma Caulfield (star of Buffy The Vampire Slayer) for a very special Q&A.



Saturday July 2, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

5:00pm

KATELYN TARVER AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Katelyn Tarver will only be available for a limited time for fans to meet with her and get autographs. She will have 2 sessions at Booth #725 in the Main Exhibition Room. 11:30am - 2:30pm and 5:00pm - 6:00pm.



Saturday July 2, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
BOOTH #725 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

5:00pm

RANDOM ENCOUNTER Q&A

A Q&A with musical guests Random Encounter.



Saturday July 2, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

5:15pm

GOD IS D_AD (GEEK FILM FEST)

GOD IS D_AD
96 minutes/US/English & Korean (English Subtitles) / Feature Narrative/Fantasy
Director: Abraham L. Lim
gidthemovie.com

ABOUT THE FILM:    Tim, a comic book store clerk puts an advertisement in the newspaper looking for people to travel with him to Chicago. Together with his reluctant best friend and the three misfits that respond to the ad, they head out in an old RV to Chicago. Tim’s final destination is a fantasy/comics convention where he will unveil his new game world in the hopes of winning the Dungeons and Dragons competition for best original idea.       When they find themselves lost in the back roads of the Midwest, Tim entertains them with the story of his dark world. But as their journey becomes an adventure of its own, each telling of his fantasy world seems to nudge it closer to reality.  Soon, the travelers own personal secrets and desires will pull them all in to the unraveling story.  And eventually to find their way out, they will all have to abandon their individual ideas of who and what they are and come together to make a choice.      The values in question reflect the current conflicts facing many Americans, and people around the world; is it the dreams that are sold to us in media and culture or the real-life every day encounters and interactions that will inevitably shape us into who we want to be? What will it be that eventually defines right and wrong and how we treat those around us as the world around us grows uncertain and dark?  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Abraham Lim is a Korean American native of Kansas, and he attiributes his work ethic to that upbringing - writing, directing and editing all of his work. He received a BFA/MFA scholarship for film at NYU. He paid his tuition working as an editor, and eventually as a director of musi videos for Rivera Films, whose roster includes films by Gus VanSant and Larry Clark.      In 1997, this thesis film FLY swept the NYU First Run Film Festival with awards for best directing, acting, editing and cinematography. After viewing FLY, director Robert Altman invited Mr. Lim to Los Angeles to meet with him. In the following days Altman asked Lim to edit his next film COOKIE’S FORTUNE, starring Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler and Glenn Close. Adter the film was completed, Altman signed on as executive producer for Lim’s first feature ROADS AND BRIDGES.
Lim’s film FLY premiered on the Sundance Channel and PBS in 1998-99. ROADS AND BRIDGES went on to win four Grand Jury Prizes in 2001. TOY, his short film with FOX screened at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. MVP, a feature film Lim edited screened at Sundance Film Festival in 2004.      In 2002, Mr. Lim was selected for the Fox Searchlight Searchlab for new directors. His screenplay THE ACHIEVERS made it to the top fifty finalists of HBO’s Project Greenlight and received a production grant in 2005. The new feature film started its festival run in fall 2006. His script HONG KONG HERO, was selected for the Tribeca Film Fesival All Access comeptition in 2005. In August 2006 Mr Lim was nominated for the Rockefeller grant. His horror script ORIENTATION participated in teh 2006 Korean Overseas Filmmaker development program, and then later along with HONG KONG HERO at the Pusan Promotional Plan in conjunction with the Pusan International Film Festival. GOD IS D_AD won the KOFIC independent film grant at the festival.  Source: lincolnlogfilms.com
CAST:      Davis Choh, Carlo Corbellini, Brett Emanuel, Elvis Garcia, Derek Hicks, Lauren Mayer, Cy Shim (for full cast list, please see film site or IMDB).

 



Saturday July 2, 2011 5:15pm - 7:00pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

5:25pm

THE EVER AFTER in CONCERT

The Ever After takes the stage!


Saturday July 2, 2011 5:25pm - 5:50pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

5:30pm

Toradora! Episode 4

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 5:30pm - 6:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

5:30pm

VIRGINIA CREEPERS (GEEK FILM FEST)

VIRGINIA CREEPERS
120 minutes/US/English / Feature Documentary/Television & Film History/Horror Hosts
Directors: Sean Kotz* and Chris Valluzzo
virginiacreepersmovie.com

ABOUT THE FILM:     Back on on one hot Saturday night in 1958, "Ghoulda" began stirring up a brew of live double feature films on Channel 12 in Richmond, Virginia, thus beginning a tradition of late night horror hosting in the Commonwealth. Since then, on the airwaves and internet, Virginia's horror hosts have been breaking ground and making things that go bump in the night a little more manageable.     This documentary goes back to the days when local television was king and into the future with the new breed of “Virginia Creepers”. You’ll hear audio going back to 1958, see photos unseen for five decades and watch video clips thought beyond recovery. You’ll get a detailed tour through the Golden Age of TV horror hosting during the 1970s and 80s, as well as a look into the birth of internet hosting and see where the craft is headed.      But more than that, this film takes you through the transformation of television and entertainment in America and explored why this format was so popular, why it matter and why it survives.      For more than 50 years, Virginia’s horror hosts have been inspiring kids to sneak out of bed to watch a monster movie and adults to feel like kids. See why in VIRGINIA CREEPERS: The Horror Host Tradition of the Old Dominion.  Source: filmmaker

ABOUT THE DIRECTORS:    Directors Sean Kotz* and Chris Valluzzo of Horse Archer Productions.  Horse Archer Productions arose out of a conversation between Chris Valluzzo and Sean Kotz in the summer of 2005 when the two decided that the time was right in the New River Valley for a video production company with the capacity to create both full length feature films as well as commercial and personal video products.     That summer, the two began evaluating various projects and by September, the first two films were in pre-production. The Henry Reed Legacy was the first film Horse Archer decided to pursue and it should reach completion in the early summer of 2008. It is a documentary on the impact of a Giles County legend, Henry Reed, whose musical style and historical position between 19th Century Europe and 21st Century America has been a major influence on Old Time music across the world.      Their second project, HOKIE NATION:  A TEAM, A TOWN AND THE BEST DARNED FANS IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL, dominated the Horse Archer Productions work schedule throughout 2006 and 2007, however. This film, which has gone into its second pressing, has been broadcast on WDBJ-7, shown in theaters throughout Virginia, and sold at more than two dozen locations and websites. This full length feature documentary put Horse Archer Productions on the map and enabled the company to expand.       In 2008, Horse Archer Productions began working on several new projects with their new HD cameras beginning with WHY OLD TIME?, a documentary about the life and culture surrounding Old Time music.  This film about Appalachian music culture and its appeal across boarders was selected for the Asheville Film Festival and by special invitation to the Seven Sisters Cinema regional documentary series.       VIRGINIA CREEPERS:  THE HORROR HOST TRADITION OF THE OLD DOMINION arrived in 2009.  A documentary on Virginia's late night TV horror movie hosts like Bowman Body, Count Gore De Vol and Dr. Madblood, the film covers 50 years of TV tradition and uncovered much lost footage, audio and even shows.  It was selected for to the 2009 Virginia Film Festival and by special invitation to the James River Film Festival.  And after just one month of release, it was also nominated for "Best Independent Production 2009" in the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Film Awards, chaired by David Colton of USA Today.     Horse Archer Productions also works on private, corporate and commercial video projects for various clients in Virginia.  Source: horsearcherproductions.com

* Be sure to catch Sean Kotz of Horse Archer Productions, one of the directors of VIRGINIA CREEPERS, in the Independent Filmmaker Panel as well as the film Q&A!




Saturday July 2, 2011 5:30pm - 8:00pm
HIBISCUS BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

6:00pm

I LOVE MONSTERS in CONCERT

I Love Monsters takes the stage!


Saturday July 2, 2011 6:00pm - 6:25pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

6:00pm

Pandora Hearts, Episode 1

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 6:00pm - 6:30pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

6:00pm

ANIMATION SHORTS PROGRAM (GEEK FILM FEST)

ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM

THE BOLT WHO SCREWED CHRISTMAS
7 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Animation
Director: John Wardlaw
topographicproductions.com/Bolt/default.htm

FLORIDA PREMIERE / Independent Filmmaker*
ABOUT THE FILM:      The final performance of the late Jonathan Harris (LOST IN SPACE) highlights this risque and screwy parody of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. Harris narrates the tale and plays the mean-minded Bolt who hates the citizens of Scewville because his threads are too tight. Can Cindy Loose Screw find a way to foil his plan to screw Christmas? Harris is joined by his former TV LOST IN SPACE co-stars Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright and Marta Kristen, who portray the Ratchet family in a quick bonus parody of A CHRISTMAS CAROL.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     John Warlaw is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer and musician. After graduating from Santa Barara’s Brooks Institute of Photography in 1993. While directing and editing are his preferred jobs, John has worked in many of the various aspects of film making in features, shorts and music videos. These included sound recordist, sound mixer, composer, writer and even in front of the camera as an actor. In 2001 John decided to return to animation and had the pleasure of working with actor Jonathan Harris (LOST IN SPACE, A BUGS LIFE) who did the fabulous narration and the voice of ‘the Bolt’. As a tribute to Harris, Wardlaw added the voices of Harris’ friends and LOST IN SPACE cast-mates, Marta Kristen, Angela Cartwright and Bill Mumy to the film as well.     Wardlaw lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife and four cats.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:    Jonathan Harris (Narrator/The Bolt), Tress MacNeille (Cindi Loose Screw), Angela Cartwright (Ratchet Family member), Marta Kristen (Ratchet Family member), and Bill Mumy (Ratchet Family member). Animation by: Adny Angrand
* Animation director Adny Angrad, animator Cyndi Foster and David Goudsward in attendance!

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FIGHTER
5:31 minutes/US/English / Student Short/Animation
Director: Steve Ly (Academy of Art University in San Francisco)
stevelyart.com

FLORIDA PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:      David Lo is one of the best Lightweight Mix Martial Arts (MMA) Champions of all time, but he wants to go down as the Greatest Fighter of all time so he challenges the Heavyweight Champion (Magnus Larsen) to an Open Weight Fight.  It’s a risk to put his legacy on the line, but to him, it’s worth it.  It’s a once in a lifetime chance to make history and he cannot pass it up.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Steve Ly graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a major in 3D Animation.  He is influenced by action movies, video games and the art of story-telling. There are still many avenues to discover and his goal is to focus on some genres that aren't see on the big screen. Ly states: “We are limited only by our imaginations and I intend to explore new territory while simultaneously paying homage to those that inspired me to tell stories in the first place.”  Source: filmmaker

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TEDDY GOLDBLATT
9:30 minutes/England (UK)/English / Short Animated/Animation & Comedy
Director: Rob Munday
vimeo.com/robmunday/

EAST COAST PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     BANG! You know, the Big Bang?      Well this one was bigger and the effect just as dramatic.       This time the huge surge in energy has caused all time and space on Earth to collapse and mingle. All human life has been destroyed but there are survivors.      Teddy Goldblatt was just an ordinary lemon but now has a pair of legs and decides to use them. He leaves his safe haven on the Regents Canal to explore this strange new world.      In a post-apocalyptic world a lemon called Teddy finds his legs.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Rob Munday was born in London in 1981.      Since completing a film degree he has been making short films.      He has written and directed nine shorts so far which have been shown at many different festivals including the 51st British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival and South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival.     He likes to create worlds in his films; magical realities which can combine live action with animation to delve into the characters’ mind. He has also made a film based around a man’s legs, and another about a lady’s toes.  Source: filmmaker

 


Saturday July 2, 2011 6:00pm - 6:40pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

6:00pm

AMV CONTEST

Join us for a showing of the best entries (and winners!) of the 2011 Florida Supercon Anime Music Video Contest.  ZANINESS WILL ENSUE.


http://www.floridasupercon.com/anime-music-videos

Guests
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Daric jackson

AMV's have been an integral part of anime fan conventions since the late 1990s, and one of the best known pioneers of their popularity is Daric “Jingoro” Jackson. Jingoro ran the AMV contest the first seven years of Anime Weekend Atlanta (and recently picked up the reigns again three years ago and is running it this year, too!) He was the first person to take the standard Anime Music Video contest and develop it into a 24 hour... Read More →

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

6:00pm

WIN MIKE BRODER'S POCKY!

The confusing but comedic event from The Florida Anime Experience comes to South Florida.  Join Supercon's founder (or a possible doppleganger) for one hour of dares, challenges and general zaniness as audience members are called up to entertain Mike... all for cruncy Japanese snack goodness.  WARNING: Pocky can be addictive, and there's no telling what FSC attendees will do for the stuff!


Guests


Saturday July 2, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

6:00pm

COMIC BOOKS: THE BRONZE AGE REVISTED

Some of the greats of the Bronze Age of comic books are here at FSC. Steve Englehart, Jose Delbo, Joe Jusko and Paul Gulacy will sit with J. David Spurlock to talk about the classic work they did in the 1970's and 1980's.



Saturday July 2, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 800 (PANEL ROOM C)

6:00pm

DJ ANIM8TED in THE KARAOKE LOUNGE

Come hang out and relax in the Karaoke lounge as DJ Anim8ted spins for an hour.


Saturday July 2, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

6:00pm

CARY ELWES Q&A

Join superstar Cary Elwes (star of The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Saw) for a very special Q&A.



Saturday July 2, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

6:00pm

RAVEN Q&A

A Q&A with wrestling legend Raven.



Saturday July 2, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

6:00pm

LEMON DROP KICK Q&A

A Q&A with musical guests Lemon Drop Kick


Saturday July 2, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

6:00pm

WONDERLAND WORKSHOP: BJD SEWING (UNDERSHIRTS & BOY SHORTS)

Is your poor little ball-joint doll going commando?  Then come and learn how to sew up some adorable undergarments fit for boys and girls! Participation is limited, so arrive early. $3 per person


Saturday July 2, 2011 6:00pm - 8:00pm
ROOM 400 (WONDERLAND WORKSHOPS)

6:30pm

Pandora Hearts, Episode 2

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 6:30pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

6:30pm

BILL ROGERS AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Bill Rogers (Anime Guest) will be signing autographs (free to all attendees). Bring your anime from home and get it autographed! Booth #725 in the Exhibition Room.


Guests

Saturday July 2, 2011 6:30pm - 8:00pm
BOOTH #725 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

6:35pm

KATELYN TARVER in CONCERT

Katelyn Tarver takes the stage!


Saturday July 2, 2011 6:35pm - 7:05pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

6:45pm

BACK TO SPACE-CON (GEEK FILM FEST)

BACK TO SPACE-CON
74 minutes/US/English / Feature Documentary/Fandom
Director: Tom Wyrsch
garfieldlaneproductions.com/SpaceCon.html

EAST COAST PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:      On February 22, 1975, Northern California's very first Star Trek convention was held at Lincoln High School in San Francisco, CA. It was called "The Red Hour Festival." A huge success with the fans of the original TV series (1966-69), the smash event led to much larger conventions in San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles. These "Space-Con" conventions left an indelible mark on the science-fiction fans and "Trekkers" who attended. In the end, conventions like Space-Con helped awaken Paramount from hibernation and led to the creation of the first installment of the major motion picture series "Star Trek" in 1979. This full-length documentary film is the story of how fandom revolutionized an industry.  Written by: Tom Wyrsch , Source: IMDB.com
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Born in San Francisco, California, Tom Wyrsch moved with his parents to Sonoma County at an early age. He worked most of his career for a major U. S. gift company as its West Coast Operations Manager. Always an avid collector of film and books related to movie-making, he began studying film production in the late 1970s. After the gift company closed its West Coast operations, Wyrsch decided to pursue a life-long goal of making films. A close friend of Bob Wilkins and John Stanley of "Creature Features" fame, Wyrsch produced a documentary about the popular Bay Area-based TV series entitled WATCH HORROR FILMS, KEEP AMERICA STRONG: A JOURNEY INTO CREATURE FEATURES. Numerous theatrical screenings in 2008 were followed by a DVD release in 2009, making the documentary a very successful venture.  Because he had worked with Richard Tuck in El Cerrito, CA., designing Playland-not-at-the-Beach, a museum dedicated to the fondly remembered San Francisco amusement park, Wyrsch decided to make his second documentary, REMEMBERING PLAYLAND AT THE BEACH, which premiered at San Francisco's Balboa Theater on March 16, 2010 to a sold-out house. Seven more sold-out screenings led to a near 5 month run. With two documentaries to his credit, Wyrsch has now completed his third,  BACK TO SPACE-CON.  Source: garfieldlaneproductions.com

 


Saturday July 2, 2011 6:45pm - 8:15pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

7:00pm

Pandora Hearts, Episode 3

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

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Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 7:00pm - 7:30pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

7:00pm

BRITTNEY KARBOWSKI AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Brittney Karbowski (Anime Guest) will be signing autographs (free to all attendees). Bring your anime from home and get it autographed! Booth #725 in the Exhibition Room.




Saturday July 2, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
BOOTH #725 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

7:00pm

7:00pm

COMIC ART AUCTION

The FSC charity Art Auction will feature amazing art by many of our guest artists with proceeds going to The Hero Initiative.


Saturday July 2, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

7:00pm

WHOSE COSPLAY IS IT ANIME

Here is an event where audience participation is Encouraged!  There will be a number of people from the audience who think they can be the last Cosplay Improv Comic standing!  If you have the talent, the gumption the Testicular fortitude to be as wacky and spontaneous, and not afraid to make a fool of yourself them COME ON DOWN!  Each round is a different game, each round we pair down the contestants til a final winner is declared, COSPLAY IMPROV KING!  Using various games from the Show “Who’s Line is it Anyways”. 3 judges par down the contestant til 3 are left and the Audience will decide!


Saturday July 2, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

7:00pm

JOIN COBRA! A Supercon Championship Wrestling event

Night 2 of SCW is over... or is it? Do you want to join Cobra? Do you want to help Cobra Commander in his quest to have the most dominant organization in wrestling history? Cobra Commander and his crew will be be on hand to meet you! Come check it out and find out why joining Cobra is the only logical choice!


Saturday July 2, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
ROOM 800 (PANEL ROOM C)

7:00pm

SCOTT TEPPERMAN Q&A

A Q&A with Scott Tepperman, one of the stars of Ghost Hunters International.


Saturday July 2, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

7:00pm

STAR TREK FAN FILMS

Star Trek Fan Films hosted by The USS Blackstar. STAR TREK PHASE II "World Enough and Time". 64 min.


Saturday July 2, 2011 7:00pm - 8:15pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

7:00pm

REVENGE OF THE NERDS COMICS SHOWCASE

Comedian Lisa Corrao is your host, bringing you a showcase of these unique comics, chosen for their smart, creative material... they also happen to be nerds! Embrace your inner nerd and laugh with us (not at us) for The Revenge of the Nerd Comics showcase.



Saturday July 2, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

7:15pm

ACTION ITEM in CONCERT

Action Item takes the stage!



Saturday July 2, 2011 7:15pm - 7:50pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

7:30pm

Pandora Hearts, Episode 4

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 7:30pm - 8:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

7:30pm

F*CK MY LIFE (QUE PENA TU VIDA): GEEK FILM FEST CENTERPIECE FILM

QUE PENA TU VIDA (F*CK MY LIFE)
96 minutes/Chile/Spanish (English subtitles) / Feature Narrative/Comedy
Director: Nicolás López
quepenatuvida.com 

FLORIDA PREMIERE 
ABOUT THE FILM:   Javier wants to forget his ex. But it's impossible when she's always online.   Getting drunk and partying it's the only solution. Or not.   Love in the times of Facebook is worse than love in the times of cholera.  Source: filmmaker
A brilliantly executed, vibrantly stylized story about modern day connection. The typical boy meets girl turned on its head because status updates.  Source: Kat Anderson, lead programmer
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:   At age 21, he directed PROMEDIO ROJO, a dark teen comedy that was a box-office hit in Chile and selected at South By Southwest Film Festival (SXSW). Tarantino declared it as "the funniest movie of 2005". In 2008, he won the jury prize at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas with SANTOS.   Source: filmmaker
CAST:   Ariel Levy, Lucy Cominetti, Andrea Velasco, Ignacia Allamand, Paz Bascuñan, Claudia Celedón, Nicolas Martinez, Leonor Varela, Boris Quercia, Ramón Llao, Matias Lopez, and Marcial Tagle (for full cast list, please see film site or IMDB).



Saturday July 2, 2011 7:30pm - 9:15pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

7:30pm

SATURDAY NIGHT CELEBRITY VIP PARTY

The Saturday Night VIP party is open to VIP Badge holders only and our Media guests for a 2 hour party which includes an open bar.


Saturday July 2, 2011 7:30pm - 9:30pm
TBA

8:00pm

HONOR SOCIETY in CONCERT

Honor Society takes the stage!


Saturday July 2, 2011 8:00pm - 8:45pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

8:00pm

K-POP DANCING & MUSIC
Guests

Saturday July 2, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

8:00pm

Bubblegum Crisis, Episode 1

SUBBED, TV-MA (courtesy of AnimEigo)


http://www.animeigo.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

8:00pm

THE GIRLS GUIDE TO CON GOING

The con experience is exciting, new for some, fun, and at times downright exhausting.  The ladies of the Anime Addicts Anonymous podcast are not afraid to spill the beans of their years of con experience and offer insight in a candid manner.  We offer our insights and advice for ladies, but guys you may find it pretty useful as well.  This panel is not 18+ but it is recommended for a more mature audience.


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AAA Podcast

To make your anime addiction worse!  | One dark and rainy night Chiaki and Mitsugi sat together and decided to put together something awesome from their collective anime knowledge.  A place where all anime fans can gather, belong, and talk about the best thing in their lives: Anime.  What came to pass in the preceeding years was one of the most fun things they ever decided to do in their lives. Founded in 2009 the Anime... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

8:00pm

DORIAN GREGORY Q&A

Join superstar Dorian Gregory (star of Charmed) for a very special Q&A.



Saturday July 2, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

8:00pm

HOW TO START A PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION TEAM

The Florida Ghost Team will walk you thru the steps of how to start your very own Paranormal Investigation team. Want to start chasing ghosts? Come here to ind out how it all starts



Saturday July 2, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
ROOM 800 (PANEL ROOM C)

8:00pm

ADULT SWIM POWER HOURS

2 hours of Adult Swim fun on screen!


Saturday July 2, 2011 8:00pm - 10:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

8:00pm

THE CITY DARK (GEEK FILM FEST)

THE CITY DARK
84 minutes/US/English / Feature Documentary/Science & Technology
Director: Ian Cheney
thecitydark.com

SOUTHEAST PRIMERE / Filmed in Florida
ABOUT THE FILM:     THE CITY DARK is a feature documentary about light pollution and the disappearing night sky, premiering in competition at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW 2011). After moving to New York City from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks a simple question, “Do we need the stars?” Exploring the threat of killer asteroids in Hawaii, tracking hatching turtles along the Florida coast, and rescuing injured birds on Chicago streets, Cheney unravels the myriad implications of a globe glittering with lights – including increased breast cancer rates from exposure to light at night, and a generation of kids without a glimpse of the universe above. 

Featuring stunning astrophotography and a cast of eclectic scientists, philosophers, historians and lighting designers, THE CITY DARK is the definitive story of light pollution and the disappearing stars.      Features interviews with Neil deGrasse Tyson (Astrophysicist, Hayden Planetarium), NASA astronauts, astronomers, renowned professors, and more.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Ian Cheney is a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker. He grew up in New England and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Yale.  After graduate school he co-created and starred in the Peabody Award-winning theatrical hit and PBS documentary KING CORN (2007), directed the feature documentary THE GREENING OF SOUTHIE (Sundance Channel, 2008), and co-produced the Planet Green film BIG RIVER (2009). Ian maintains a 1/1000th acre farm in the back of his '86 Dodge pickup, which is at the center of his recent film TRUCK FARM (2011). He has been featured in the New Yorker, the New York Times, on CNN and on Good Morning America. An avid astrophotographer, he travels frequently to show his films, lead discussions and give talks about sustainability, agriculture, and the human relationship to the natural world.  Source: filmmaker

 



Saturday July 2, 2011 8:00pm - 10:00pm
HIBISCUS BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

8:00pm

THE DR. WHO PANEL

Love Dr. Who? So do the people hosting this panel! Come discuss the Doctor and why he's so awesome!


Saturday July 2, 2011 8:00pm - 10:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

8:30pm

THE WIZARD ROCKUMENTARY (GEEK FILM FEST)

THE WIZARD ROCKUMENTARY
92 minutes/US/English / Feature Documentary/Fandom
Directors: Mallory Battista and Megan Schuyler
wizardrockumentary.com

ABOUT THE FILM:     THE WIZARD ROCKUMENTARY: A MOVIE ABOUT ROCKING AND ROLWING documents the wizard rock community during the year leading up to the release of the final Harry Potter book (July 2007), the rise of wizard rock bands from less than 30 to over 450, and their journey from obscurity to international media coverage. Their story will inspire you to take a chance, do what you love, and see what magic happens. With footage of numerous wizard rock shows beginning at HPEF's Lumos 2006 this documentary delves into the world of wizard rock from the viewpoint of fans, for fans. Wizard rock is a music movement unlike any other, raising thousands of dollars for literacy programs and other non-profits, and inspiring kids to be as fearless as Harry in their creativity.     Enter a world where music is magic, love is power, and reading is cool.    Source: filmmaker

ABOUT THE DIRECTORS:     Mallory Battista (Hogwarts House: Gryffindor) is a writer and graphic art enthusiast who works for an art gallery/bookstore while pursuing her own creative endeavors (like this one) on the side. She graduated from Washington State University as the Outstanding Graduate of Entrepreneurship, with a BA in Business Administration / Entrepreneurship. She recently finished her first novel and sells her art locally. She has also helped Megan with several of her projects, including taking still photos, designing packaging/promotional material, and other important stuff, like holding the boom mic. Aside from creative input and interviewing skills, her main contributions in the shooting of this movie are being the getaway driver and other important stuff, like holding the boom mic.
Megan Schuyler (Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw) is a producer/director and lead editor for the Nonfiction Division of North by Northwest, one of the largest production companies in Washington State. Recently, she and her fiance started their own photography and videography business called Rogue Heart Media, where she continues to work on side projects of personal passion and DIY spirit. New documentary projects are must definitely on the horizon.
They are twin sisters and best friends, and filming THE WIZARD ROCKUMENTARY continues to stand out as one of the coolest experiences of their lives.   Source: filmmaker

 



Saturday July 2, 2011 8:30pm - 10:10pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

9:00pm

Bubblegum Crisis, Episode 2

SUBBED, TV-MA (courtesy of AnimEigo)


http://www.animeigo.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 9:00pm - 9:30pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

9:00pm

THE PANEL ABOUT NOTHING

Soft butter.  Awkward teenage crushes.  Ewoks who read comic books.  Political theory as it applies to Pokemon and their trainers.  Spartan line dancing.  This panel may or (most likely) not feature ANY of those things – but it DOES feature husband and wife Chris & Angie Duplis giving away free stuff and talking about NOTHING… and wolves.


Guests
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

9:00pm

FSC COSTUME COMPETITION

THE FSC COSTUME CONTEST
The FSC Costume Contest is back! The most competitive costuming event in South Florida returns with over $3,000 in cash and prizes at stake, with a $1,000 CASH PRIZE for BEST IN SHOW! The contest is open to ALL skill levels to ensure both novice and experienced costumers have a chance at winning an award. The divisions for the FSC Costume Contest inclue: Master, Journeyman, Novice and Junior/Youth. Sign up to enter the contest at the Cosplay Booth (#900) in the Exhibition Room before Saturday at 3pm so you can enter pre-judging.



Saturday July 2, 2011 9:00pm - 10:45pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

9:30pm

Bubblegum Crisis, Episode 3

SUBBED, TV-MA (courtesy of AnimEigo)


http://www.animeigo.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 9:30pm - 10:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

9:30pm

RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH (GEEK FILM FEST)

RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH
118 minutes/US/English / Feature Narrative/Sci-Fi
Director: John Alan Simon*
radiofreealbemuth.com

ABOUT THE FILM:     Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music company executive. With the help of best friend, science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick himself (Shea Whigam) and a mysterious woman named Silvia (Alanis Morissette), Nick finds himself drawn into a dangerous political-mystical conspiracy of cosmic proportions. The story is set in an alternate reality America circa 1985 under the authoritarian control of President Fremont, a Nixon-like clone (Scott Wilson). Source: IMDB.com/title/tt1129396/
RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH is an indie film based on the novel by Philip K. Dick (PKD) of the same title which sold over 2,000,000 copies. RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH is PKD’s most autobiographical novel, and the author wrote himself in as a character in the novel (played by Shea Whigham in the movie). Whigham’s performance garnered him a Best Actor Award at Sydney Fantastic Planet Film Festival in Australia. RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH was awarded Director’s Choice Best Feature at the Sydney Festival.     The filmmakers, helmed by Writer/Director John Alan Simon, were committed to making a film that honored PKD’s independent spirit and great intellect. Being a huge fan of PKD himself, John Alan Simon made a movie that would appeal to PKD fans. Source: radiofreealbemuth.com




Saturday July 2, 2011 9:30pm - 11:30pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

10:00pm

Bubblegum Crisis, Episode 4

SUBBED, TV-MA (courtesy of AnimEigo)


http://www.animeigo.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

10:00pm

LINE DISCONNECT (GEEK FILM FEST)

LINE DISCONNECT
86 minutes/Australia/English & Japanese (English subtitles)
Feature Narrative/Metafilm/Comedy/Horror Comedy
Director: Joseph Wong
linedisconnect.com

US PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     Bilingual tour coordinator Ema was only supposed to escort some Japanese film producers to the location of a famed B-movie director's new horror flick in the outskirts of Sydney. But when crew members including the production interpreter suddenly fall ill after their arrival, Ema lands a ton of new responsibilities she didn't sign up for: smoothing out creative and cultural differences amongst the international crew–not to mention working with a bunch of oddballs in front of and behind the camera!      Six months later, she relives her experiences, wondering exactly what kind of horror movie they were really making?      Misinterpretation can be deadly...  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Joseph Wong started out in the industry in 1998 as a production coordinator on Japanese television commercials filmed in Australia and New Zealand.      In 2001, he established Creative Engine J.O.E. where he has performed various roles including assistant director, line producer, video cameraman, coordinator and offline editor for numerous Japanese commercial productions.     In 2004, Joseph won grand prize for his directorial debut film WAHORI DAYS  at the sixth annual Indies Movie Festival in Tokyo. This film about Japanese working holiday makers in Australia was released on DVD/Video, cable TV and voted best film in the festival by the general public over a period of one year.     LINE DISCONNECT is Joseph’s first feature length film. His upcoming slate of projects include cybernetic thriller based on a computer game and the adaptation of ASSULT! HONEYMOON PANIC into a full length feature.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:     Miho, Zenjiro, Masa Yamaguchi, Miko, Kengo Hasuo, Yutaka Izumihara, and Yuko Miyamura (for full cast list, please see film site or IMDB).

 



Saturday July 2, 2011 10:00pm - 11:30pm
HIBISCUS BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

10:00pm

THE HENTAI CAFE (18+ ONLY)

The ladies of Cosplay Deviants return to Florida Supercon for another year! Enjoy adult themed anime titles, snacks and stage games throughout the night with beautiful women and host Tentacle Chris!


http://www.cosplaydeviants.com/hentaicafe.php


Saturday July 2, 2011 10:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2011 1:00am
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

10:30pm

THE ZOMBIE FACTOR - Midnight Mania (GEEK FILM FEST)

THE ZOMBIE FACTOR: PILOT EPISODE
23 minutes/US/English / Episodic Narrative/Zombie Comedy
Director: Matt Cantu
thezombiefactor.com

FLORIDA PREMIERE / Midnight Mania Headlining Film
ABOUT THE FILM:     The zombie apocalypse becomes REALITY on THE ZOMBIE FACTOR, the most dangerous show on television.     Every episode, someone dies.     THE ZOMBIE FACTOR puts contestants head-to-head against flesh-eating zombies. And on this reality show, as the people are eliminated, they become part of the stable of zombies and used against their fellow competitors.  Source: thezombiefactor.com     
THE ZOMBIE FACTOR: Season One, Episode One will be headlining our Midnight Mania program!  Source: Kat Anderson, lead programmer
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Matt Cantu is an accomplished film & video professional working freelance in Detroit, the Midwest and beyond. His experience includes feature films, documentaries, music videos, short films,  and commercial/industrial training programs.     Matt has extensive experience in all aspects of production in nearly every department.     Matt Cantu and CAN2 Creative Works can provide production services including; project inception, writing, project coordination, HD camera package, lighting, editing, output to DVD, web and more.  Source: can2creative.com
CAST:   Dan Pesta, Steve Forbes, Mikey Brown, Christy Malene, Cam Cecchini, Lisa Thierry, Earl Cabo, Ted Neda, Shashani Nichole, Jill Dion, and Chip Archambeau.

 



Saturday July 2, 2011 10:30pm - 10:59pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

10:45pm

LEMON DROP KICK in CONCERT

J Rock stars Lemon Drop Kick takes the stage!


Saturday July 2, 2011 10:45pm - 11:45pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

11:00pm

Bubblegum Crisis, Episode 5

SUBBED, TV-MA (courtesy of AnimEigo)


http://www.animeigo.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 11:00pm - 11:30pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

11:00pm

ZOMBIES: A-Z

Zombies... from A-Z. Come discuss the Zombie outbreak with your friends. Are you prepared for the coming Zombie Apocalypse?


Saturday July 2, 2011 11:00pm - 11:59pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

11:00pm

DOOMSDAY COUNTY (GEEK FILM FEST)

DOOMSDAY COUNTY
82 minutes/US/English / Feature Narrative/Action Horror
Director: Art Brainard, Shawn Haran, Joe Badiali, & Steven Shea
doomsdaycounty.com

MIAMI PREMIERE / Filmed in Florida
ABOUT THE FILM:      DOOMSDAY COUNTY is a new feature length film of four intense short horror stories based around the area known as Doomsday County. In a town overrun with zombies, vampires, and a melting mad scientist with plans for an impending alien invasion, it's up to a select few to try and keep order.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTORS/ABYSSMAL ENTERTAINMENT:     The four segments of Doomsday County was Directed by four talented young men, based in Orlando, Florida. "Vampire Academy" is the brainchild of director, Art Brainard, a graduate of FullSail University (as is the next 2 directors), who is currently working in the film industry in New York. "Xenombies" is directed by Shawn Haran, a writer/director who has also moved on to the big apple, and has found acclaim through his series of "Angry Weiner" short films. "The Curse of Dr Mongoo" is directed by Joe Badiali, director turned award-winning makeup artist, who is now based in Los Angeles, and has done makeup for "The Crazies", "Devil", Paranormal Activity 2" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides". "Betty Beretta" is co-written and directed by Steven Shea, a successful horror and music video director, who has won awards for many of his productions including "2:22" and "Hoodoo For Voodoo".  Source: filmmaker
CAST:  John Archer Lundgren, Paul Alessi, Mike Santi, Paul Petrus, Tara Lightfoot (for full cast list please see film site or IMDB).

 



Saturday July 2, 2011 11:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2011 12:30am
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

11:00pm

LATE NIGHT KARAOKE

FSC Karaoke hosted by Non-Stop Karaoke! Bring your friends and perform your favorite songs.


Saturday July 2, 2011 11:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2011 2:00am
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

11:00pm

DR. WHO on SCREEN

The Dr. Who panel is over... but our love of The Doctor isn't! Come watch hours and hours of Dr. Who with your friends. 


Saturday July 2, 2011 11:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2011 3:00am
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

11:40pm

HORROR SHORTS PROGRAM 2 (GEEK FILM FEST)

HORROR SHORTS PROGRAM 2

DEATH IN CHARGE
15 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Dark Comedy
Director: Devi Snively
deathincharge.com

MIAMI PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:    In the tradition of E.C. Horror Comics, this cautionary tale examines life through the eyes of Death who gets derailed when an impatient single Mom carelessly mistakes the scythe-carrying cloaked one for her tardy babysitter and leaves Death to care for her precocious 9-year-old daughter.     Whitney teaches Death about life’s many marvels through violent video games, macaroni and cheese and the magic of Sea Munkees. But when Whitney reveals some dark tendencies of her own, it’s up to Death to lighten things up before returning to the grim duties that lie in wait …  Source: deathincharge.com
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:    With film titles such as TEENAGE BIKINI VAMPIRE and CONFEDERATE ZOMBIE MASSACRE!  it’s no wonder writer/directrix Devi Snively’s signature “romantic musical horror comedy” genre has been likened to everything from the silent classics of Buster Keaton to EC Comics to Tim Burton and beyond.  With DEATH IN CHARGE she continues to explore themes of life and death with playful irony.     Devi (pronounced DAY-vee) is an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame where she teaches her always over- enrolled course “Cultures of Fear:  Anthropological Perspectives of the Horror Film,” the impetus for her upcoming book.  She has worked professionaly as a ballerina, Spanish translator, hair model, book editor, video game writer, documentary filmmaker, newspaper columnist and video editor.  She’s been decidedly unprofessional in several other careers.     In 2007 she was selected as one of eight participants to the prestigious American Film Institute (AFI) Directing Workshop For Women (DWW).  To date she’s written multiple feature-length screenplays, directed nine short films and a feature-length documentary, and has just finished shooting her first feature-length narrative, TRIPPIN’ (also screening at Geek Film Festival).  Her last three short films have been officially selected to screen at over 100 festivals worldwide and garnered numerous awards and critical acclaim.  Source: deviantpictures.com
CAST:     Bart Fletcher, Brittany Carson, Marina Benedict, Gillian Shure, Kylie Chalfa, Mayah Schweibert, Caroline Timm, Tom Burke, Phil Kaufmann, Ben Sharples, and Chelsea Chalfa.

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KILLSWITCH BILLY
14:13 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Action & Fantasy
Director: Anthony Dones*
creatureentertainment.com/projects/film/killswitch-billy

MIAMI PREMIERE / Filmed in Miami / Creature Entertainment*
ABOUT THE FILM:      A single mother and her mute son are the centerpiece of a mystic saga of strange and enigmatic gunslingers. Emma and her only son William have a brutal encounter with the Devils 3, an evil trio sent by an Elder Gunsmith to retrieve a mystic and powerful object whose purpose is unknown to all except the Gunsmiths.      Left for dead in the brutal encounter, William emerges 15 years later as Killswitch Billy, a hard and darkened avenging cowboy with mystical gun slinging abilities. His purpose is to avenge the brutality of the Devils 3 as well as recover the mystic box that once belonged to his estranged father.  Source: creatureentertainment.com
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Chicago-native and Miami-transplant, Anthony Dones has been shooting films for nearly two decades. His cinematography credits include ‘The Gun’, ‘Killswitch Billy’, the ‘Dark Knight’ fan films, and ‘Quarterlifers’, as well as countless music videos and industrials. As a Puerto Rican in Chicago in the 80′s, Anthony entertained the idea of becoming a ‘freestyle’ music artist–writing songs, producing freestyle tracks and frequenting his friend’s basement studio. He is an artist in almost every respect–writing, art, music, philosophy, photography and cinematography–which is why he is passionate about film.  Film is the only medium that allows him to express the multiplicity and range of all his artistic talent within one medium. His approach to cinematography is driven by his quest to capture the art, emotion, movement, the play between light and dark, and the spirituality of the human condition. An avid comic book fanboy, Anthony at one time had a $200 a month habit collecting comics, the coolest covers of which wallpapered his bedroom.  Source: creatureentertainment.com
CAST:     Lincoln Potwin, Bryan Power, Miranda Khan, Gabriel Suttle, Joseph Velez, Norbert Velez, John Ulloa, Ana Ulloa, and Chris Caputo.
* Director Anthony Dones and the CREATURE ENTERTAINMENT team in attendance!

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RED PRINCESS BLUES
11 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Fantasy
Director: Alex Ferrari
redprincessblues.com

MIAMI PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     In this twisted modern day fairy tale Zoe, a young teenage girl, is lured into an after hours carnival tent by the sleazy rock-n-roll carny Rimo, she then gets more than she bargained for. It is up to the mysterious Princess, the star of the new knife show at Roscoe’s Carnival & Freak Show to pull Zoe out of the wolf den that she has fallen into.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Independent filmmaker Alex Ferrari began his career as an editor and quickly moved up the ranks as a colorist, post production and visual effects supervisor. Coming from a visual effects/post-production background, this versatile director combined his passion for storytelling and visual effects experience with a unique visual style.     Ferrari has been directing commercials and short films for many years. He has been featued in numerous publications including Moviemaker Magazine, Digital Arts, Chicago Sun-Times, In Film and Digital Filmmaker.
Ferrari exploded onto the indie film scene with his award winning short film BROKEN. The film went to screen at over 160 international film festivals and has been reviewed by over 250 news outlets world-wide including famed film critic Roger Ebert.    Ferrari has established an award winning visual effects/post-production company called Numb Robot, which specializes in editorial, color grading, visual effects, title sequences, commercials and independent films.  Source: filmmaker/alexferrari.com
CAST:     Richard Tyson, Rachel Grant, Tabitha Morella, Robert Forster, and German Leonne (for full cast list, please see site or IMDB).

 


Saturday July 2, 2011 11:40pm - Sunday July 3, 2011 12:25am
HIBISCUS BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

11:59pm

SPIRIT CAMP - Midnight Mania (GEEK FILM FEST)

SPIRIT CAMP
96 minutes/US/English / Feature Narrative/Horror Comedy
Director: Kerry Beyer
spiritcampmovie.com

FLORIDA PREMIERE / Midnight Mania / CODE OF EVIL PANEL*
ABOUT THE FILM:   When a street smart "goth girl" (Roxy Vandiver) is forced to attend cheerleader camp as part of her rehabilitation from a juvenile correction facility, she clashes with the "popular girls," and finds herself embroiled in a bitter rivalry with the bitchy ringleader Rachel (Julin). But when members of the spirit squad start turning up dead, the girls must put aside their differences and struggle to survive the murderous rage of a crazed psycho-killer lurking among them!   FRIDAY THE 13TH meets BRING IT ON.  Source: spirtcampmovie.com
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:   Kerry Beyer is an award winning visual artist. A semi-finalist in Nicholl Fellowships in screenwriting and Winner of the Slamdance Anarchy Film Showcase. His films have screened at Dances With Films, The Cannes Film Festival, and have been distributed by Hypnotic and Film Four. An acclaimed fashion photographer, his work has appeared in Vogue, Lucky, Allure, The New York Times, Vintage Guitar, and more. Equally comfortable in front of the camera, he has guest starred on CBS’s WALKER TEXAS RANGER, ABC’s PORT CHARLES, the WB’s ARREST & TRIAL, and VH1’s THE WAY SHE MOVES, to name a few.  Source: spiritcampmovie.com
CAST:   Roxy Vandiver, Julin, Brandon Smith, Megan Moser, Amy Morris, Jon Paul Burkhart, Kavon Rafat, Katy Rowe, Phil Leggett, George Brock, Marco Perella, Linda J. Martin, Alyssia Dujmovich, Donna Rusch, and Denise Williamson (for full cast list, please see film site or IMDB).
* Be sure to see some of the crew and cast of the upcoming film CODE OF EVIL at their panel (Friday, July 1 at 9:45PM)!




Saturday July 2, 2011 11:59pm - Sunday July 3, 2011 1:45am
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

11:59pm

FLORIDA SUPERTRON RAVE

The Florida SuperTRON rave! A TRON inspired dance party to end the night!


Artists
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DJ Quietly

Dark Music Team

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Saturday July 2, 2011 11:59pm - Sunday July 3, 2011 3:00am
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

12:00am

OUTLAND ARMOUR: Drunken Tales of the Outlanders (18+ Only)

The Outlanders captivate, bewilder, and amuse attendees with bawdy tales of their many travels and uproarious misadventures.



Sunday July 3, 2011 12:00am - 1:00am
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

1:00am

THE HOUR THAT DOES NOT EXIST: HENTAI AMVS (18+ ONLY)

WARNING: ADULT CONTENT. 18+ ONLY.  (IDs checked at the door.)

The legend of The Hour That Does Not Exist was born at Anime Weekend Atlanta years ago when their first AMV Hentai panel was hosted… during Daylight Savings Time.  The panel began the night when all of the clocks “fell back” one hour and (thus) the panel never happened.Confused?  We are.  Let’s make it simple:Jingoro will host a one hour panel at midnight on Saturday night featuring adult themes and content.  It is NOT for the faint of hear and DEFINITELY NOT for those under the age of 18. You have been warned.


Guests
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Daric jackson

AMV's have been an integral part of anime fan conventions since the late 1990s, and one of the best known pioneers of their popularity is Daric “Jingoro” Jackson. Jingoro ran the AMV contest the first seven years of Anime Weekend Atlanta (and recently picked up the reigns again three years ago and is running it this year, too!) He was the first person to take the standard Anime Music Video contest and develop it into a 24 hour... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)
 
Sunday, July 3
 

9:30am

CONVENTION REGISTRATION

Convention registration will be open on Sunday from 9:30am - 9:00pm


Sunday July 3, 2011 9:30am - 9:00pm
Miami Airport Convention Center 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami FL. 33126

10:00am

AMV HOUR OF POWER

ACTION!  EXPLOSIONS!  MORE ACTION!!  MORE EXPLOSIONS!!! VIOLENCE AND THINGS BLOWING UP (in, or course, a tasteful way.)  Jingoro hosts another hour of Anime Music Video goodness featuring action packed anime awesomeness.  So grab an energy drink, get hopped on sugar and sit in a room that is sure to be pure testosterone for sixty minutes solid.


Guests
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Daric jackson

AMV's have been an integral part of anime fan conventions since the late 1990s, and one of the best known pioneers of their popularity is Daric “Jingoro” Jackson. Jingoro ran the AMV contest the first seven years of Anime Weekend Atlanta (and recently picked up the reigns again three years ago and is running it this year, too!) He was the first person to take the standard Anime Music Video contest and develop it into a 24 hour... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

10:00am

FSC GAME O'RAMA: WHEEL OF FORTUNE

FSC Gamemaster Nick hosts FSC's take on Wheel of Fortune.


Sunday July 3, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

10:00am

Durarara!! Episodes 1-5

Episodes shown back to back, DUBBED (courtesy of Aniplex)


http://aniplexusa.com

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

10:00am

EARLY KARAOKE

FSC Karaoke hosted by Non-Stop Karaoke! Start the day off with your friends and perform your favorite songs.


Sunday July 3, 2011 10:00am - 1:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

10:00am

COSPLAY BOOTH

Located close to the entrance inside of the Main Exhibiton Room, the Cosplay Booth is the place to sign up for ALL cosplay related events, get all your cosplay event questions answered and get help from FSC's Cosplay Medics. This is where you sign up for the FSC Costume Contest, FSC Cosplay Contest, FSC's Cosplay Rockband and more! Plus: If you have a problem with your cosplay such as a rip or tear, the FSC Cosplay Medics will be available to help patch you up. 


Sunday July 3, 2011 10:00am - 8:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM (WEST WING)

10:00am

COSPLAY PHOTO BOOTH

Swing by the Cosplay Photography Booth in the exhibition room (located next to the Cosplay Booth and FSC Cosplay Medics) to get your picture taken by our pro photographers. All the photos will be posted on our website after the show for you to download.


Sunday July 3, 2011 10:00am - 8:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM (WEST WING)

10:00am

EXHIBITION ROOM

Our 50,000 square foot main exhibition room full of vendors, artists, celebrities, writers and more!


Sunday July 3, 2011 10:00am - 8:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM (WEST WING)

10:00am

VIDEO GAME ARCADE

Featuring console video gaming w/X-Box 360, Nintendo Wii, PS3, PS2, DDR Stations, Rock Band Stations, Game Cube and more!


Sunday July 3, 2011 10:00am - Monday July 4, 2011 1:00pm
ROOM 1000 (VIDEO GAME ARCADE)

11:00am

ADVENTURE CHEFS - Episode 2 (GEEK FILM FEST)

ADVENTURE CHEFS
~47-50 minutes/US/English / Episodic/Reality
Directors: Terry Cronin, Steven Shea
adventure-chefs.com

ABOUT ADVENTURE CHEFS
Adventure Chefs is a competition-based reality show where two contestants battle it out against the forces of nature and each other.  Thrown into a remote environment – the Florida swamps, the Rocky Mountains, Death Valley, etc. – the Adventure Chefs need to hunt, forage, and gather enough fresh food ingredients to prepare a fine dining experience for three judges.
It’s “Survivor” meets “Iron Chef,” Emeril meets the Crocodile Hunter, as these participants have to excel as primitive hunter-gatherers and evolve into modern culinary masters.  
Hunt, Forage, Cook, Compete, and Survive! Making danger delicious!  Source: adventure-chefs.com

ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
TERRY CRONIN - A self-proclaimed student of the unusual, Dr. Terry Cronin has a keen appetite for delicious food and great fun. "I knew that making this show would be difficult, interesting, and educational," says Cronin, "but I never would have believed how much fun we would have!"  Source: adventure-chefs.com
STEVEN SHEA - is a director and producer and has been working in the entertainment industry since he was 16 years old. Starting out in the local television market in the Florida Keys where he grew up. He eventually made his way to Orlando where he founded Abyssmal Entertainment in 2002. His first film, The Night Owl, was distributed globally in the Summer of 2005. He also co-directed and produced DOOMSDAY COUNTY (screening at Geek Film Festival at Florida Supercon) and thriller ZELLWOOD.  Source: stevenshea.com

EPISODE ONE - BREVARD COUNTY, FL (Chefs: Frank Scibelli & Pat Martin)
EPISODE TWO -  SMOKY MOUNTAINS, NC (Chefs: John Holmes & Adam Long)
EPISODE THREE - In-production in KEY WEST, FL 


Guests


Sunday July 3, 2011 11:00am - 11:59am
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

11:00am

ANIME RETRO: SAILOR MOON

We love anime. We especially like anime from the 20th century featuring cute girls. Sailor Moon was a juggernaut in the anime community when it was introduced in 1992. The show has spawned over 200 episodes of the original anime, manga, a live action series, & over 5000 pieces of merchandise. Find out what you’ve been missing or take a trip down memory lane as we talk about the good, the bad & the “Saban Moon” history of the series.


Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

11:00am

POLITICS IN COMICS

What role does politics play in comic books? When does a writers political views influence a story? How often do writers find editorial barriers to getting too political? James Hudnall, Steve Englehart and Terry Cronin discuss.



Sunday July 3, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

11:00am

THE ART OF INKING COMIC BOOKS

Every good penciller need an amazing inker... and we have three of them here to talk to you about their art. John Livesay, Rob Hunter and Austin Janowsky will discuss what an inker does and why they do it!


Sunday July 3, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

11:00am

THE COMIC BOOK PAINTERS

Meet the painters! Ariel Olivetti, Joe Jusko, Rodolfo Migliari, Janet K. Lee and Mark Sparacio. Come meet the artists behind some of your favorite painted comic book art.



Sunday July 3, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

11:00am

WONDERLAND WORKSHOP: KIRI-E

A fun Japanese craft for a rainy day! Cut colorful paper pieces to recreate a cute scene on an art or greeting card! Participation is limited, so arrive early. $3 per person


Sunday July 3, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
ROOM 400 (WONDERLAND WORKSHOPS)

11:00am

COSPLAY FITNESS

Itinerary Overview: 1) AMALGAM Fitness Introduction a. Mission statement: To bring traditional and modern styles of fitness together as one in order to forge your ideal body and mind and making your dream self a reality. b. General overview of what the company is trying to accomplish within the cosplay community and with overall fitness 2) Begin presentation using PowerPoint and talk about the different points of fitness and a quick personal history. a. Will explain what fitness is and show my "before and after" transformation as a motivator in order to show that anyone can achieve their goals even with a cosplay hobby. b. Will continue on to explain different ways on which physical fitness and wellness can be attained including workout and dieting tips as well as the importance of nutrition in regards to gettin results. 3) Will explain different body types and different builds for the human anatomy. a. Will go into detail on different characters archetypes and their builds b. Explain what are physically and legally healthy goals for a certain individual of a specific body type to attain. i.e. an ectomorph trying to have a body like Haggar is impossible without the use of steroids or at least 50 years of training. 4) Will do a live demonstration of different types of exercises with different levels of fitness including beginners. 5) Q & A session for the audience to ask about anything they would like to specifically discuss. 6) Conclude with words of thanks and a friendly reminder to visit my site or find me on FB for more fitness info and tips.


Guests
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David Ortiz

Hi everyone! My name's David and I will be running this year's Cosplay Fitness panel. I've been into fitness for 5 years now, but have been a gamer my entire life. Recently got into cosplay about two years ago and found it to be loads of fun. I'm also currently workin on a project named The Combo Breakers. Hope to see you all at the Florida Supercon!


Sunday July 3, 2011 11:00am - 1:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

11:00am

MAGIC THE GATHERING: NON-STOP BOOSTER DRAFTS

Non Stop Magic the Gathering Booster Drafts, hosted by GXE Games
8-Player Sanctioned Draft Sprints for $10
Mirrodin Block (Scars of Mirrodin, Mirrodin Besieged, New Phyrexia)
First Place: 5 Packs, Second Place: 3 Packs
Starting on the half hour every half hour.


Sunday July 3, 2011 11:00am - 10:59pm
ROOM 700 (GXE MAGIC GAMING ROOM)

11:05am

THE BOOK (GEEK FILM FEST)

THE BOOK: THEY COME FROM INNER SPACE
93 minutes/US/English / Feature Narrative/Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Directed by: Ø
thebook-themovie.com

ABOUT THE FILM:     They come from another dimension. They have an agenda we are not aware of. They are already here and they look just like us.
How would you react if you met your double, and knew only one of you could survive?
In the year 2284, bestselling author Alexis and his family are confronted by look-alike beings who intend to take over his identity and use it to publish their own book.  The aliens’ book has the power to literally alter the makeup of every soul who reads it, transforming them into humans who no longer have the capacity to harbor any negative feeling, thus potentially creating a utopian state.  What happens next is so completely bizarre and surreal that the words Sci-Fi or Fantasy may not do this one justice.
Once you read it, you’ll never be the same.   Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:    Writer, producer, director, dp, production designer, editor: Born in Lyon France, was a graphic artist, a music composer, performer and music producer in Europe, Africa and USA before becoming a film maker. The Book is his first feature film.
He previously made a music video called Chemical Syndrome that gathered praises in the press wherever it showed in North America, Europe, Scandinavia and Asia.
Self taught and irreverent of academics, he is regarded by his collaborators as a secretive eccentric who enjoys giving intellectualism a poke in the eye.  Source: filmmaker

 



Sunday July 3, 2011 11:05am - 12:45pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

11:15am

LUCKY STREAK AND THE CRIME FIGHTERS (GEEK FILM FEST)

LUCKY STREAK AND THE CRIME FIGHTERS
90 minutes/US/English / Feature Narrative/Superhero Comedy
Director: Kurt Donath
luckystreakthemovie.com

Filmed in Florida / Florida Filmmaker*
ABOUT THE FILM:    The daughter of Amazing Grace steps out of her mother’s shadow to become the newest superhero on the streets, called Lucky Streak. She then joins forces with Silhouette’s Crime Fighter’s Club to battle villains like Dr. Dragon and the huge hammer-wielding muscle-man Goliath to save the planet. Source: filmmaker

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:    Kurt Donath has been a South Florida resident since 1995. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, but raised in Los Angeles, California. Kurt made his stage debut as a ten-year-old child actor in the stage production of MacBeth at the Lee Strassberg Actors Studio in Hollywood, CA. About the same time, he started writing screenplays. At age 19 he met his mentor, George Clayton Johnson. Mr. Clayton Johnson is a revered science fiction writer having penned screenplays for the original Twilight Zone and classic films such as Logan's Run. Kurt studied with him for two years before moving to South Florida with his family.    Kurt enrolled at the International Fine Arts College (now re-named Miami University of Art and Design) and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film in 2002. He started his own film production company, Aberdeen Soldier in 2003. He has done two short subject films and three features since. Source: luckystreakthemovie.com
CAST:    Darlene Dinges, Amber Crawford, Austen Moore, Tom Leeman, Nikayla Baldomero, Rachel Galvin, Bryan Power, Susan Pesel, Kimberly Jones, Kerry Parks, and Kasey Poteet (for full cast list see film site and IMDB).

* Be sure to see director Kurt Donath on the Sunshine State Florida Filmmakers, Independent Filmmaker, and Make Your Own Fan Film panels as well as screening Q&As!



Sunday July 3, 2011 11:15am - 1:00pm
HIBISCUS BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

11:30am

MARVEL COMICS: PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Lauren Sankovitch, Marvel Comics Editor is here to check out the portfolios of aspiring artists. Want some advice from someone at the top? Here's your chance to get some feedback on your artwork, hints on how to improve and what you'll need to make it as a pro. Booth #1025 in the exhibition room.




Sunday July 3, 2011 11:30am - 1:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM (WEST WING)

11:40am

PHOTO OP: BRUCE BOXLEITNER

Professional photo op with Bruce Boxleitner. Our professional photographer will take your picture with Bruce and give you an 8x10 print on site. $30. Get your photo op ticket at Booth # 624 next to the photo studio.




Sunday July 3, 2011 11:40am - 11:50am
BOOTH #626 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

11:50am

PHOTO OP: "TRON REUNION" BRUCE BOXLEITNER & CINDY MORGAN

Professional photo op with Bruce Boxleitner & Cindy Morgan. Tron and Yori together again! Our professional photographer will take your picture with Bruce & Cindy and give you an 8x10 print on site. $45. Get your photo op ticket at Booth # 624 next to the photo studio.




Sunday July 3, 2011 11:50am - 12:00pm
BOOTH #626 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

12:00pm

PHOTO OP: CINDY MORGAN

Professional photo op with Cindy Morgan. Our professional photographer will take your picture with Cindy and give you an 8x10 print on site. $30. Get your photo op ticket at Booth # 624 next to the photo studio.


Guests


Sunday July 3, 2011 12:00pm - 12:10pm
BOOTH #626 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

12:00pm

HEYHIHELLO ACOUSTIC CONCERT

Heyhihello takes the stage for an acoustic concert.



Sunday July 3, 2011 12:00pm - 12:45pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

12:00pm

INVADER ZIM Q&A w/Richard Horvitz, Rikki Simons and Melissa Fahn

Join the stars of Invader Zim for a very special Q&A! Richard Horvitz is the voice of Invader Zim, Rikki Simons is the voice of Gir and Melissa Fahn is the voice of Gaz. 



Sunday July 3, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

12:00pm

WIN MIKE BRODER'S POCKY!

The confusing but comedic event from The Florida Anime Experience comes to South Florida.  Join Supercon's founder (or a possible doppleganger) for one hour of dares, challenges and general zaniness as audience members are called up to entertain Mike... all for cruncy Japanese snack goodness.  WARNING: Pocky can be addictive, and there's no telling what FSC attendees will do for the stuff!



Sunday July 3, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

12:00pm

THE DC COMICS PANEL

Join Tony Bedard, Rob Hunter and Ken Lashely to discuss the DC Universe. Tony and Rob have been working on The War of the Green Lanterns and come September things are gonna be VERY different in the DCU. There's a relaunch coming and Tony, Rob and Ken have front row seats. Tony will be writing Green Lantern: New Guardians and Blue Beetle. Rob will be inking Red Lanterns and Green Arrow. Ken is the artist for the new Blackhawks comic.



Sunday July 3, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

12:00pm

SUPERGIRLS OF SUPERCON: AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Meet the Supergirls of Supercon! The cover models of the Florida Supercon program guide will be at Booth #900 in the Exhibition Room to autograph your copy of the program guide.


Sunday July 3, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
BOOTH #900 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

12:00pm

MEET THE FLORIDA GHOST TEAM

The Florida Ghost Team is a  paranormal research team established in 2003 & is the most trusted paranormal organization in the state of Florida. The team is comprised of sincere & devoted individuals that have a true loyalty to the paranormal. Come by to meet the crew and find out what their team is all about.



Sunday July 3, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

12:00pm

THE CITY DARK (GEEK FILM FEST)

THE CITY DARK
84 minutes/US/English / Feature Documentary/Science & Technology
Director: Ian Cheney
thecitydark.com

SOUTHEAST PRIMERE / Filmed in Florida
ABOUT THE FILM:     THE CITY DARK is a feature documentary about light pollution and the disappearing night sky, premiering in competition at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW 2011). After moving to New York City from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks a simple question, “Do we need the stars?” Exploring the threat of killer asteroids in Hawaii, tracking hatching turtles along the Florida coast, and rescuing injured birds on Chicago streets, Cheney unravels the myriad implications of a globe glittering with lights – including increased breast cancer rates from exposure to light at night, and a generation of kids without a glimpse of the universe above. 

Featuring stunning astrophotography and a cast of eclectic scientists, philosophers, historians and lighting designers, THE CITY DARK is the definitive story of light pollution and the disappearing stars.      Features interviews with Neil deGrasse Tyson (Astrophysicist, Hayden Planetarium), NASA astronauts, astronomers, renowned professors, and more.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Ian Cheney is a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker. He grew up in New England and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Yale.  After graduate school he co-created and starred in the Peabody Award-winning theatrical hit and PBS documentary KING CORN (2007), directed the feature documentary THE GREENING OF SOUTHIE (Sundance Channel, 2008), and co-produced the Planet Green film BIG RIVER (2009). Ian maintains a 1/1000th acre farm in the back of his '86 Dodge pickup, which is at the center of his recent film TRUCK FARM (2011). He has been featured in the New Yorker, the New York Times, on CNN and on Good Morning America. An avid astrophotographer, he travels frequently to show his films, lead discussions and give talks about sustainability, agriculture, and the human relationship to the natural world.  Source: filmmaker

 


Sunday July 3, 2011 12:00pm - 1:50pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

12:00pm

Durarara!! Episodes 6-9

Episodes shown back to back, DUBBED (courtesy of Aniplex)


http://aniplexusa.com

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 12:00pm - 2:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

12:00pm

FILMMAKER LOUNGE OPEN (GEEK FILM FEST)

The filmmaker lounge is the place to meet filmmakers, have informal Q&As with filmmakers, check out the daily film schedule, read about all the films in the festival, see film posters, submit ballots for audience choice awards, and more.

Stop by and geek out with us!

 



Sunday July 3, 2011 12:00pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 2800 (GFF FILMMAKERS LOUNGE)

12:10pm

PHOTO OP: CARY ELWES

Professional photo op with Cary Elwes. Our professional photographer will take your picture with Cary and give you an 8x10 print on site. $30. Get your photo op ticket at Booth # 624 next to the photo studio.


Sunday July 3, 2011 12:10pm - 12:30pm
BOOTH #626 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

12:30pm

PHOTO OP: EMMA CAULFIELD

Professional photo op with Emma Caulfield. Our professional photographer will take your picture with Emma and give you an 8x10 print on site. $30. Get your photo op ticket at Booth # 624 next to the photo studio.



Sunday July 3, 2011 12:30pm - 12:40pm
BOOTH #626 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

1:00pm

GREGG BERGER Q&A

Join voice actor Gregg Berger for a Q&A to discuss his amazing career. Gregg is one of the stars of The Transformers, GI Joe, Garfield and more!


Sunday July 3, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

1:00pm

ANIME VOICE ACTORS ROUND TABLE

Join our Anime Voice Actor Guests for a discussion about working in the industry: Bill Rogers, Brittney Karbowski, David Vincent & Melissa Fahn.


Guests
avatar for Melissa Fahn

Melissa Fahn

Melissa Fahn's credits include both voice acting and live action projects. She is best known as the voices of Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV in Cowboy Bebop and Gaz in Invader Zim. Some of her animation and anime credits include: Blood: The Last Vampire (Linda), Cowboy Bebop (Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV), Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV), Digimon Data Squad (Kristy... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

1:00pm

PIKMIN LINK: Cosplay and Con Horror Stories

Time to discuss all those horror stories at the con! Someone break your prop? Last minute meltdowns for your cosplay? Bring it all here to discuss and vent!


Guests
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Pikmin Link

Cosplay / Costumer guest. Originally from Hungary, Pikmin started making costumes in 1998 and started going to events in 2003. She was hired by G4 TV to be Link for their costume fashion show during the G-phoria Video Games Award Show and started doing costume character modeling in 2006 for many gaming related events. She has done professional character modeling for gaming related companies and has been featured and interviewed in multiple gaming... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

1:00pm

FSC's GEEK DATING GAME

Join Jose in the Karaoke Lounge for FSC's Geek Dating Game. Want to be a contestant? Come early and sign up for a chance to play.


Sunday July 3, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

1:00pm

EMMA CAULFIELD Q&A

Join superstar Emma Caulfield (star of Buffy The Vampire Slayer) for a very special Q&A.


Sunday July 3, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

1:00pm

THE GOLDEN AGE OF TIMELY / MARVEL

Join comics historian and archivist Warren Reese for a discussion on the golden age of Timely / Marvel. Mr. Reese is one of the foremost authorities on the history of Marvel Comics and will share many of his stories and anecdotes. He may even bring some goodies to show. Timely / Marvel artist Allen Bellman will join Mr. Reese to share his experiences as well. If you want to know about the history of the largest comic company in the world, don't miss this panel!


Sunday July 3, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

1:00pm

FLORIDA FILMMAKER PANEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

Attending Florida Filmmaker discuss what it is like to make a film in the Sunshine State.


Guests
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INFAMOUS KIDD .com TEAM

The InfamousKidd.com Team: The Infamous Billy The Kidd  Raven McCoy Jon Doe InfamousKidd.com is the one and only movie site based out of South Florida. While others may pretend to operate on such a grand scope, they are nowhere near able to handle the amount of news coverage that InfamousKidd.com does on the movie industry, while providing entertaining and informative content on a daily basis, brewed fresh just how you... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
ROOM 2400 (GEEK FILM FEST)

1:00pm

PENNY ARCADE: THE SERIES [Part 1] (GEEK FILM FEST)

PENNY ARCADE: THE SERIES [Parts 1]
Episodic Documentary/Gaming & Fandom / ~2.5 hours/US/English
Director: Paul Owens*
penny-arcade.com/patv/pa-the-series/
2playerproductions.com/projects/patv

HEADLINING GEEK GUEST FILMMAKERS - 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS*
ABOUT PENNY ARCADE: THE SERIES (SEASON ONE):   Tastefully straddling the line between documentary and guilty-pleasure voyeurism, PENNY ARCADE: THE SERIES collects the bizarre continuum of one of the world's strangest companies.  Source: 2playerproductions.com
Have you ever wanted to see behind the scenes of the popular web-comic Penny Arcade (penny-arcade.com/comic) or see what it takes to put on not one but two of the largest gaming conventions in the world Penny Arcade Expo: PAX Prime and PAX East (paxsite.com)? This series takes you where few others have seen.  Source: Kat Anderson, head programmer
* To read about the filmmakers please see the Headlining Film program.
* Be sure to see director Paul Owens, producer Paul Levering and cinematographer Asif Siddiky at the 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS* Panel and PENNY ARCADE: THE SERIES screenings Q&A’s!
* No Q&A with this screening, meet 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS at their Meet & Greet, Friday, July 1. Check full schedule for more chances to meet 2 PLAYER PRODUCTIONS!




Sunday July 3, 2011 1:00pm - 2:50pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

1:00pm

WONDERLAND WORKSHOP: TEMAKI-ZUSHI PARTY

Think you’ll never learn to make sushi like a master? You’re probably right, so let’s make hand-rolled sushi like every other bored housewife in Japan! Good way to make sure that Pocky and Ramune don’t send you into insulin shock! Participation is limited, so arrive early. $5 per person


Sunday July 3, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
ROOM 400 (WONDERLAND WORKSHOPS)

1:00pm

FSC COSPLAY SHOOT OUT

THE FSC COSPLAY SHOOT OUT!
A brand new FSC exclusive event! FSC invites all pro cosplay photographers to take part in a very unique event. Think speed dating for Cosplay Photography. On Sunday up to 16 different cosplay photographers will have the opportunity to set up their gear in our Main Events Room and take pics of cosplayers during a special 3 hour Shoot Out! Here's the deal... Cosplay Photogs can request a booth at the event by emailing mike@floridasupercon.com . If approved, the photog will get one of 16 photographer booths to set up in. Set up will be from 12:00pm - 1:00pm, the event will be from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Cosplayers are invited to come get their pics taken by any and ALL of the visiting photographers during the Shoot Out! A list of attending photogs will be posted at the Cosplay Booth in the show. Cosplayers can sign up all weekend for an appointment with as many photogs as they like. Each appointment will be for a 15 minute session. Cosplayers may book up to 16 sessions (one with each photographer), but may not have more than one session per photographer. Photographers will be allowed to shoot at their booth and may bring any props they like to enhance the shoot. All photos will be posted on the FSC Flickr page and FSC Facebook pages. Photographers may place a small watermark on the bottom of the photo. Photographers and Cosplayers can sign up at the Cosplay Booth (#900) in the Exhibition Room any time over the weekend. 



Sunday July 3, 2011 1:00pm - 4:00pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

1:00pm

POKEMON: MODIFIED CONSTRUCTED TOURNAMENT

Pokemon, modified constructed Tournament. Black and White rules. 


Sunday July 3, 2011 1:00pm - 4:00pm
ROOM 1200 (GAME ROOM)

1:50pm

CREATURE ENTERTAINMENT SHORTS PROGRAM (GEEK FILM FEST)

CREATURE ENTERTAINMENT SHORTS PROGRAM -

KILLSWITCH BILLY
14:13 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Action & Fantasy
Director: Anthony Dones
creatureentertainment.com/projects/film/killswitch-billy

MIAMI PREMIERE / Filmed in Miami
ABOUT THE FILM:     A single mother and her mute son are the centerpiece of a mystic saga of strange and enigmatic gunslingers. Emma and her only son William have a brutal encounter with the Devils 3, an evil trio sent by an Elder Gunsmith to retrieve a mystic and powerful object whose purpose is unknown to all except the Gunsmiths.      Left for dead in the brutal encounter, William emerges 15 years later as Killswitch Billy, a hard and darkened avenging cowboy with mystical gun slinging abilities. His purpose is to avenge the brutality of the Devils 3 as well as recover the mystic box that once belonged to his estranged father.  Source: creatureentertainment.com
CAST:     Lincoln Potwin, Bryan Power, Miranda Khan, Gabriel Suttle, Joseph Velez, Norbert Velez, John Ulloa, Ana Ulloa, and Chris Caputo.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Chicago-native and Miami-transplant, Anthony Dones has been shooting films for nearly two decades. His cinematography credits include ‘The Gun’, ‘Killswitch Billy’, the ‘Dark Knight’ fan films, and ‘Quarterlifers’, as well as countless music videos and industrials. As a Puerto Rican in Chicago in the 80′s, Anthony entertained the idea of becoming a ‘freestyle’ music artist–writing songs, producing freestyle tracks and frequenting his friend’s basement studio. He is an artist in almost every respect–writing, art, music, philosophy, photography and cinematography–which is why he is passionate about film.  Film is the only medium that allows him to express the multiplicity and range of all his artistic talent within one medium. His approach to cinematography is driven by his quest to capture the art, emotion, movement, the play between light and dark, and the spirituality of the human condition. An avid comic book fanboy, Anthony at one time had a $200 a month habit collecting comics, the coolest covers of which wallpapered his bedroom.  Source: creatureentertainment.com

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ZOMBIE YEARS: THANKS GRANDPA
15:20 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Horror
Directors: Julio Alvarez and Juan Navarro*
creatureentertainement.com/projects/film/zombie-years-thanks-grandpa/

MIAMI PREMIERE / Filmed in Miami 
ABOUT THE FILM:      ZOMBIE YEARS: THANKS GRANDPA is a short film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic Miami, Florida overrun by the living dead. When all that exists is death, it takes more than survival to understand life, and we see Delilah “Del” Esquinosa go about this in her own way, from finding a new companion… to keeping old ones. What is family, friends, or even life itself when faced with the dead who won’t DIE?       THANKS GRANDPA is a vignette prequel based on the ongoing web-comic ZOMBIE YEARS (zombieyears.com). It tells the story of one of its main characters, Delilah “Del” Esquinosa, and what she did before she met her compatriots. It ties in directly to the story line of ZOMBIE YEARS.  Source: creatureentertainment.com/projects/film/zombie-years-thanks-grandpa/
ABOUT THE DIRECTORS:      Julio Alvarez -- Global wayfarer and student of the elements of ‘the story’, Julio Alvarez, is dedicated to revealing the detail and hyperrealism of the moment. His photographic and filmic artistry reflects his curiosity for–and ability to capture–the immediacy, expression, limitless beauty, entertainment and innate importance of the narrative, whether that story is a movie or in a still photograph. He received training in the Theater Arts as a student of the Center for Expressive Arts under Lou Alexiou and the Performing and Visual Arts Center (a precursor to the New World School of the Arts). Julio’s rolling stone tendencies have led him to live and work all over the U.S., Europe and Central Asia. He has worked as a sound recording engineer, producer and mixer for over two decades. As a filmmaker, he has worked on corporate industrials, independent narrative films, promotional films and music videos in the capacity of director, shooter, location sound mixer, sound designer and editor. Julio’s curiosity for the nuanced details of a good story and his expertise in the technical components of picture and sound allow him to naturally draw out the each performer’s uniqueness with profound grace, imbuing each film with a distinctive and timeless story of its own.
Juan Navarro -- Born and raised in Hialeah (“agua, fango y factoría”) Florida, Juan Navarro has been writing for roughly ten years, making comic books for fifteen, and drawing and painting for over two decades. Fueled by a steady diet of comic books and Heavy Metal, Juan attended several Magnet programs in Miami including the Norland Middle School Arts Program and the Design and Architecture Senior High School. He graduated from the Performing and Visual Arts Center (PAVAC) at Miami Northwestern Senior High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the New World School of the Arts at the University of Florida. He is the creator and artist of the web comic series Zombie Years since 2008, a founding member of Graphicsmash.com, and a founding illustrator for Steampunk Magazine. He also is a co-director of the CS Gallery in North Miami and the Art Director for the Oliva Cigar Company. He has lived and worked in Chicago, Savannah, San Francisco and, of course, his hometown Miami Florida.  Source: creatureentertainment.com
CAST:     Karla Solarte, Norbert Velez, Richard Haylor, and Chuchi the Wonder Dog (as himself).

 

* Filmmakers and the CREATURE ENTERTAINMENT team in attendance!

 



Sunday July 3, 2011 1:50pm - 2:25pm
HIBISCUS BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

2:00pm

Wagnaria!! Episode 1

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 2:00pm - 2:30pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

2:00pm

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM 2 (GEEK FILM FEST)

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM 1

FOLKTALES AND AIRSHIPS
9:10 minutes/US/English / Short Documentary/Animation & Comic Books
Director: Peter Salomone*
vimeo.com/petersalomone

WORLD PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     Ben Towle is a North Carolina-based cartoonist whose highly stylized approach to historical fiction has earned him wide acclaim. FOLKTALES AND AIRSHIPS is a short documentary profile of Towle, exploring the art and culture of cartooning from the perspective of one of the most unique talents in independent comics. Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Peter Salomone is a graduate of the Wilkes Honors College at Florida Atlantic University and The Documentary Institute graduate program at the University of Florida. His graduate thesis film Civil Indigent (co-directed by Nicholas Corrao and David Hafter) received the Young Filmmaker Grand Jury Award at the 2011 Gasparilla International Film Festival (Tampa, Florida) and won second place in the documentary category at the 2011 College Television Awards. Peter recently earned his M.F.A. in documentary filmmaking from Wake Forest University. Source: filmmaker
* Be sure to catch director Peter Salomone and crew member Roman Safiullin at the Independent Filmmaker Panel and screening Q&A’s!

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SATAN SINCE 2003
19:30 minutes/US/English / Short Documentary/Fandom & Culture
Director: Carlos Puga
standardarts.com

FLORIDA PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     Born in the late 1970's as a response to high gas prices, the moped was a short-lived fad whose only present-day trace is found among tight packs of young hipsters vying to keep the retro culture alive across America. For Emmy Award-winning documentarian Carlos Puga (True Life, MTV), three months’ access to The Hell's Satans (Richmond, Virginia's premier moped gang) produced enough material for not only an eye-popping peek into this otherwise reclusive society, but also a satirical jab at the process of documentary film-making.  Premiered at Sundance 2011, also screened at South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) 2011.   Source: filmmaker.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Carlos Puga was born in Santiago, Chile and raised in Miami, Florida. He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Stern School of Business at New York University while also studying Acting and Directing at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute of New York. His career in television began in 2003 when he worked as a field producer for MTV’s acclaimed documentary series True Life. He has continued to work on the series ever since, directing and producing full episodes through his New York-based production company, Standard Arts. In 2009 he was awarded a Daytime Emmy Award for his work on True Life.  Source: filmmaker

 




Sunday July 3, 2011 2:00pm - 2:45pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

2:00pm

ANIME VIDEO GAMES AMERICA WILL NEVER SEE

Since Japan makes anime, Japan also makes anime video games.  Unfortunately since America lacks the same enthusiasm we never see most of those games.  This panel covers some of the best anime video games out in Japan today, focusing on consoles which are region-free.  Learn about what games you'll want to order offline and even try out a few!  Brought to you by the A.A.A. Podcast.


Sunday July 3, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

2:00pm

BUFFY vs. HELLBOY

The artists of Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Georges Jeanty) and Hellboy (Duncan Fegredo) are here at Florida Supercon. Come meet two of Dark Horse's best artists to talk about their upcoming projects.




Sunday July 3, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

2:00pm

WIGGING OUT! COSPLAY WIG PANEL

An Introduction to Wig Selection and the many ways you can style your wigs. Learn how to Cut, Straighten, Curl, and even make your own hair extensions. This hands on panel will have plenty of materials that you can use to style your wigs/ and learn new tips and tricks. 


Sunday July 3, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

2:00pm

CARY ELWES Q&A

Join superstar Cary Elwes (star of The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Saw) for a very special Q&A.


Sunday July 3, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

2:00pm

WALKING DEAD TV Q&A

Join cast members of The Walking Dead Sonya Thompson and Charles Casey for a Q&A.


Sunday July 3, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ROOM 800 (PANEL ROOM C)

2:00pm

BRITTNEY KARBOWSKI AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Brittney Karbowski (Anime Guest) will be signing autographs (free to all attendees). Bring your anime from home and get it autographed! Booth #725 in the Exhibition Room.




Sunday July 3, 2011 2:00pm - 3:30pm
BOOTH #725 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

2:00pm

KARAOKE

FSC Karaoke hosted by Non-Stop Karaoke! Bring your friends and perform your favorite songs.


Sunday July 3, 2011 2:00pm - 4:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

2:30pm

Wagnaria!! Episode 2

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 2:30pm - 3:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

2:30pm

THE GUN (GEEK FILM FEST)

THE GUN
53 minutes/US/English / Feature Narrative/Crime Drama
Director: Julio Alvarez*
creatureentertainment.com

MIAMI PREMIERE / Filmed in Miami
ABOUT THE FILM:      THE GUN is the story of a sinister pistol, forged in blood and imbued with a damned soul. The film is based on a graphic novel of the same name and tells the tale of one unlucky soul who just happens to come into possession of this infernal instrument of doom.
The screenplay was shot by cinematographer and Chicago-transplant Anthony Dones over several weeks in Coral Gables and South Miami, Florida on the blood, sweat, and effort of a dedicated cast and crew with absolutely no budget. The film uses genre and period specific elements to heighten the look and feel of the piece. A true independent film and labor of love, THE GUN is representative of the talent and grit of South Florida’s growing independent film community.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Global wayfarer and student of the elements of ‘the story’, Julio Alvarez, is dedicated to revealing the detail and hyperrealism of the moment. His photographic and filmic artistry reflects his curiosity for–and ability to capture–the immediacy, expression, limitless beauty, entertainment and innate importance of the narrative, whether that story is a movie or in a still photograph. He received training in the Theater Arts as a student of the Center for Expressive Arts under Lou Alexiou and the Performing and Visual Arts Center (a precursor to the New World School of the Arts). Julio’s rolling stone tendencies have led him to live and work all over the U.S., Europe and Central Asia. He has worked as a sound recording engineer, producer and mixer for over two decades. As a filmmaker, he has worked on corporate industrials, independent narrative films, promotional films and music videos in the capacity of director, shooter, location sound mixer, sound designer and editor. Julio’s curiosity for the nuanced details of a good story and his expertise in the technical components of picture and sound allow him to naturally draw out the each performer’s uniqueness with profound grace, imbuing each film with a distinctive and timeless story of its own.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:     John Ullman, Edgar Davis, Alex Livinalli, Bryan Power, Karla Dieseldroff, Barbara Williams, Steve Rimpici, Ana Ulloa, Juan Navarro, Rene Quesada, John Ulloa, Julio Alvarez, Jose Varese, Joan Varni, and Harmony Varni-Vides.

* Director Julio Alvarez and the CREATURE ENTERTAINMENT team in attendance!




Sunday July 3, 2011 2:30pm - 3:55pm
HIBISCUS BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

2:45pm

BOTS HIGH (GEEK FILM FEST)

BOTS HIGH
84 minutes/US/English / Feature Documentary/Science & Technology/Robotics
Director: Joey Daoud*
botshigh.com

CONVENTION PREMIERE / Filmed in Florida 
ABOUT THE FILM:     BOTS HIGH is an exciting documentary following the adventures of three high school robotics teams battling for first place at the national robotics competition in Miami, Florida. It’s a no-holds-barred fight to the death with robot carnage everywhere you look.
Genius inventor Will builds robots so powerful they’re unstoppable… if only they don’t destroy themselves first. The Mechanical Misfits are an all girls team stumbling through their first foray into combat robotics and Elizabeth and Danielle are a formidable pair looking to reign supreme during their last year of high school.     Bots High follows these students as they design, build and compete at Nationals – all while surviving high school, first love and teenage procrastination.  Source: botshigh.com
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Joey Daoud is a documentary director and producer from Miami Beach, Florida. His latest project is the feature length documentary BOTS HIGH, which takes an exciting look behind the scenes of high school robot creators and the spectacular end to their robots.      Other past projects incorporate Daoud’s fascination in examining often overlooked areas, from super-productive workers in his short documentary YOU 2.0 to a detailed look at cubicles. Despite producing them as school projects while earning a degree in Motion Picture, Television, and Recording Arts at Florida State University, the projects generated international press and viral status on some of the most highly trafficked blogs. Daoud also produced segments for PBS and documented villages in Haiti.      When not filming real life, Daoud can be found reading a printed copy of the Sunday New York Times or looking for geocaches.  Source: botshigh.com
* Be sure to catch Miami director Joey Daoud at the Florida Filmmaker and Independent Filmmaker panels as well as BOTS HIGH screening Q&A’s!

 




Sunday July 3, 2011 2:45pm - 4:45pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

3:00pm

Wagnaria!! Episode 3

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

3:00pm

PLANETA DESCONOCIDO PANEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

Come meet the filmmakers behind Miami based Ginnungagap Filmwerks produced film PLANETA DESCONOCIDO - discuss the film.




Sunday July 3, 2011 3:00pm - 3:45pm
ROOM 2900 (GEEK FILM FEST)

3:00pm

A HISTORY OF POKEMON!

Pokemon, also known as Pocket Monsters in Japan, began as a glimmer in Satoshi Tajiri's eye in 1996.  Since then, Pokemon has exploded in popularity on American shores and has since been merchandised into an anime, books, toys, and even a trading card game!  Come by to learn about where it all started and how Pokemon has continued to grow over the years into one of the most beloved Nintendo games of all time.


Sunday July 3, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

3:00pm

ANIME NAME THAT TUNE

What's your favorite anime theme song? How quickly can you recognize it if you hear it? Play this anime-tastic take on the classic game show and win fabulous prizes!


Guests
avatar for Daric jackson

Daric jackson

AMV's have been an integral part of anime fan conventions since the late 1990s, and one of the best known pioneers of their popularity is Daric “Jingoro” Jackson. Jingoro ran the AMV contest the first seven years of Anime Weekend Atlanta (and recently picked up the reigns again three years ago and is running it this year, too!) He was the first person to take the standard Anime Music Video contest and develop it into a 24 hour... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

3:00pm

COMICS ARE FOR GIRLS TOO!

Comics are not just for boys! Join creators Janet K. Lee, Lauren Sankovitch, Sean McKeever and Thom Zahler for a discussion on writing and marketing comics towards women.




Sunday July 3, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

3:00pm

INTERNATIONAL COMIC CREATORS

What is it like to work in the U.S. comic book industry when you live thousands of miles away in a foreign country? What is it like to work on comic books published in other countries? Join superstars Charlie Adlard and Duncan Fegredo from England plus Ariel Olivetti and Rodolfo Migliari from Argentina to find out what it's like to be an international superstar!


Sunday July 3, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

3:00pm

TRON REUNION: BRUCE BOXLEITNER & CINDY MORGAN ON STAGE

Bruce Boxleitner and Cindy Morgan were Tron and Yori in the original Tron movie! Come meet them in a rare joint appearance!


Sunday July 3, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

3:10pm

FANTASY SHORTS PROGRAM (GEEK FILM FEST)

FANTASY SHORTS PROGRAM

BURDEN
9:55 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Sci-Fi
Director: Michael David Lynch
burdenthemovie.com

MIAMI PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     BURDEN is an award winning film starring Grant Weiss and the voice of Peter Cullen  (Optimus Prime of TRANSFORMERS) and the amazing orchestral score by Rob Simonsen (500 DAYS OF SUMMER). Excellent cinematography and award winning visual effects highlight this noirish sci-fi story of a lone "Watcher" with superpowers named Calik, who decides to disobey his orders to evacuate Earth and battle an alien invasion force in an attempt to protect humans and save our world.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Michael David Lynch is an independent director and producer living in Los Angeles.  His award winning sci-fi short BURDEN was a favorite at multiple film festivals around the world. In 2010 Michael produced Insert for the internationally renowned director Paul Hunter (Bulletproof Monk).  Michael is currently developing his first feature film and this summer a feature doc he produced titled  'DROP' will be released on 3D Blu-ray.  His short films  'BURDEN' and 'Swerve', which he produced, are currently playing on Italian television and will premiere nationally on broadcast TV in fall 2011.  Source: michaeldlynch.com
CAST:     Grant Weiss, Peter Cullen (voice), Mocean Melvin (voice), Leah Rose Orleans, and Jan Rose (for full cast list, please see film site or IMDB).

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MONSTER NOIR (CONSTITUTIONENS VOKTERE #3)
9:01 minutes/Norway/Norwegian (English subtitles) / Short Narrative/Sci-Fi
Director: Ola Røyseland
constitutionensvoktere.blogspot.com


NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     Norway, 1929. Secret Agent J. Fjeld Jr. is bitten by a werewolf, accused of murder, and hunted by his own colleagues.     And things are about to get worse.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Ola Røyseland is educated as a script writer, and works as leader of a film workshop at the culture institute “Samsen kulturhus” in Kristiansand, Norway. In his spare time he writes and makes his own movies. He won the audience prize at “Film i sør” in 2009 with a short film about a drunk ant.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:     Ola Røyseland, Raymond Haugland, Kristian Nilsen, Kristian Jensen, and Kim Pettersen.

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THE OUTCAST OF CAMELOT
20 minutes/US/English / Student Short/Dramatic
Director: Shane King (West Lost Angeles College)

EAST COAST PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:    THE OUTCAST OF CAMELOT is a character study of Guinevere and the rogue Knights. The story follows the struggle for power in Camelot following the death of King Arthur and deals with the importance of the individual and the frailty of human existence.  Source: filmmaker      Interesting characters with great fight and stunt scenes, this student filmmaker has an eye for action!  Source: Kat Anderson, lead programmer
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Shane King is a student at West Los Angeles College and holds a second degree black belt in Jinenkan martial arts. King previously photographed the short film THE ROMANOV’S LAST PHOTOGRAPH. Influences include the films of Michael Laughlin, Werner Herzog, and John Ford.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:      Thomas Montgomery, Andrea Montgomerty, Anthony Parvino, Don Anderson, Amber Ward, James Deam Moore, John Searles, Richard Searles, Henny Purcell, Meghan Wren, Spike Steingasser, Alan Meunier, Karianne Flaathen, Stepka Li, Sara Spink, Kenwa Newell, Kenji Donville, Takuji Kuramoto, and Taggert Peebles.

 


Sunday July 3, 2011 3:10pm - 3:59pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

3:30pm

Wagnaria!! Episode 4

SUBBED (courtesy of NIS America)


http://www.nisamerica.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 3:30pm - 4:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

4:00pm

Vampire Princess Miyu TV, Episode 1
Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 4:00pm - 4:30pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

4:00pm

AUTUMN EMPIRE in CONCERT

Autumn Empire takes the stage!



Sunday July 3, 2011 4:00pm - 4:45pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

4:00pm

MAKE YOUR OWN INDEPENDENT FAN FILM (GEEK FILM FEST)

Tips are offered on how to Make a fan film with a low budget.

Topics include: Costuming, Lighting, Editing, Actors/Acting, Locations, Props, Directing, and all elements of production.

The Creator of LUCKY STREAK AND THE CRIME FIGHTERS offers a class on how to make an independent (not-for-profit) fan film based on comic book characters. 

Additional panelists include:    Author of "Basics of the Biz" Rachel Galvin, Producer Jan Van der Baan, Composer Anthony Espina.




Sunday July 3, 2011 4:00pm - 4:59pm
ROOM 2900 (GEEK FILM FEST)

4:00pm

DANA SNYDER on STAGE

The one and only Dana Snyder takes control of the stage for an hour for what will be sure to be a memorable experience. Part Q&A, part Dana being Dana... Meet the star of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Chowder and Squidbillies for what promises to be one of the most entertaining hours of the weekend!


Guests


Sunday July 3, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

4:00pm

HOW TO RUN A GUERILLA ANIME CLUB

How to run an anime club without being associated with a school or college.  You, too, can do it yourself!

 



Sunday July 3, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

4:00pm

THE DEVIL INSIDE: DENNIS CALERO & TODD STASHWICK

Dennis Calero and Todd Stashwick are the creators of the web comic "The Devil Inside". Come find out about their project, and why you need to be reading it!



Sunday July 3, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

4:00pm

FSC GAME O'RAMA: JEOPARDY

Gamemaster Nick will host FSC Jeopardy. It's like regular Jeopardy with an FSC twist.


Sunday July 3, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

4:00pm

LEMON DROP KICK Q&A

A Q&A with musical guests Lemon Drop Kick



Sunday July 3, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

4:00pm

FSC COSPLAY CONTEST

The FSC Cosplay Contest returns! Come with a group or come alone and show off your talent! This contest is based on both your on stage skit and costume. Have fun and show us what you've got. Make us laugh... make us cry... its all up to you! Sign up at the Cosplay Booth (#900) in the Exhibition Room any time over the weekend. 



Sunday July 3, 2011 4:00pm - 5:30pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

4:00pm

THE DORK OF THE RINGS (GEEK FILM FEST)

THE DORK OF THE RINGS
100 min/US/English / Feature Narrative/Fantasy & Parody
Director: Timothy Alan Richardson
dorkoftherings.com

MIAMI PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:      Follow the Throbbit Frudo Buggins as he attempts to destroy the One Ring of Credit before the evil Lord Mauron takes over Muddle-earth with his ever-expanding Dork-mart franchise. This award-winning 100-minute fantasy spoof stars Bryce Cone, James Flannery, James Hall and David Kiefer with an introduction by Lord of the Rings actor Kiran Shah.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Tim Richardson (Writer/Director/Executive Producer) is an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker and owner of Richardson Productions, LLC. He has shot over thirty films, a forty-episode cable program, and a recurring internet sitcom. He directed KILL THE MESSENGER, a Civil War epic, with distribution through Echelon Studios in Los Angeles and award-winning THE DORK OF THE RINGS and HARVEY PUTTER AND THE RIDICULOUS PREMISE which have received international attention with screenings worldwide. Tim holds a B.A. in Speech & Theatre from Indiana University South Bend and currently teaches theatre classes there. He is Festival Director of the River Bend Film Festival and serves as president for the 501(c)3 not-for-profit group Mid America Filmmakers based in South Bend, Indiana.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:    Bryce Cone, David Kiefer, Jim Hall, James Flannery, Victoria Floro, Shayne Golden, Jesse Limon, Sean McCormick, Gary Joy, Circus-Szalewski, Melissa Harris, Steven Christopher, Apollo Bacala, Michael Kouroubetes, Jason Mumaw, Kay Eller, James Lowe, and Randy Colborn (for full cast list, please see film site or IMDB).

 


Sunday July 3, 2011 4:00pm - 5:45pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

4:05pm

VIRGINIA CREEPERS (GEEK FILM FEST)

VIRGINIA CREEPERS
120 minutes/US/English / Feature Documentary/Television & Film History/Horror Hosts
Directors: Sean Kotz* and Chris Valluzzo
virginiacreepersmovie.com

ABOUT THE FILM:     Back on on one hot Saturday night in 1958, "Ghoulda" began stirring up a brew of live double feature films on Channel 12 in Richmond, Virginia, thus beginning a tradition of late night horror hosting in the Commonwealth. Since then, on the airwaves and internet, Virginia's horror hosts have been breaking ground and making things that go bump in the night a little more manageable.     This documentary goes back to the days when local television was king and into the future with the new breed of “Virginia Creepers”. You’ll hear audio going back to 1958, see photos unseen for five decades and watch video clips thought beyond recovery. You’ll get a detailed tour through the Golden Age of TV horror hosting during the 1970s and 80s, as well as a look into the birth of internet hosting and see where the craft is headed.      But more than that, this film takes you through the transformation of television and entertainment in America and explored why this format was so popular, why it matter and why it survives.      For more than 50 years, Virginia’s horror hosts have been inspiring kids to sneak out of bed to watch a monster movie and adults to feel like kids. See why in VIRGINIA CREEPERS: The Horror Host Tradition of the Old Dominion.  Source: filmmaker

ABOUT THE DIRECTORS:    Directors Sean Kotz* and Chris Valluzzo of Horse Archer Productions.  Horse Archer Productions arose out of a conversation between Chris Valluzzo and Sean Kotz in the summer of 2005 when the two decided that the time was right in the New River Valley for a video production company with the capacity to create both full length feature films as well as commercial and personal video products.     That summer, the two began evaluating various projects and by September, the first two films were in pre-production. The Henry Reed Legacy was the first film Horse Archer decided to pursue and it should reach completion in the early summer of 2008. It is a documentary on the impact of a Giles County legend, Henry Reed, whose musical style and historical position between 19th Century Europe and 21st Century America has been a major influence on Old Time music across the world.      Their second project, HOKIE NATION:  A TEAM, A TOWN AND THE BEST DARNED FANS IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL, dominated the Horse Archer Productions work schedule throughout 2006 and 2007, however. This film, which has gone into its second pressing, has been broadcast on WDBJ-7, shown in theaters throughout Virginia, and sold at more than two dozen locations and websites. This full length feature documentary put Horse Archer Productions on the map and enabled the company to expand.       In 2008, Horse Archer Productions began working on several new projects with their new HD cameras beginning with WHY OLD TIME?, a documentary about the life and culture surrounding Old Time music.  This film about Appalachian music culture and its appeal across boarders was selected for the Asheville Film Festival and by special invitation to the Seven Sisters Cinema regional documentary series.       VIRGINIA CREEPERS:  THE HORROR HOST TRADITION OF THE OLD DOMINION arrived in 2009.  A documentary on Virginia's late night TV horror movie hosts like Bowman Body, Count Gore De Vol and Dr. Madblood, the film covers 50 years of TV tradition and uncovered much lost footage, audio and even shows.  It was selected for to the 2009 Virginia Film Festival and by special invitation to the James River Film Festival.  And after just one month of release, it was also nominated for "Best Independent Production 2009" in the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Film Awards, chaired by David Colton of USA Today.     Horse Archer Productions also works on private, corporate and commercial video projects for various clients in Virginia.  Source: horsearcherproductions.com

* Be sure to catch Sean Kotz of Horse Archer Productions, one of the directors of VIRGINIA CREEPERS, in the Independent Filmmaker Panel as well as the film Q&A!



Sunday July 3, 2011 4:05pm - 6:35pm
HIBISCUS BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

4:30pm

Vampire Princess Miyu TV, Episode 2
Sponsors
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Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 4:30pm - 5:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

4:45pm

FL SHORT PROGRAM - CLIQUETASTROPHE & GAME GORILLA (GEEK FILM FEST)

CLIQUETASTROPHE
5:57 minutes/US/English / Student Short/Comedy
Director: Michael Felker* (Florida State University School of Motion Picture Arts)

MIAMI PREMIERE / Filmed in Florida
ABOUT THE FILM:      Set in 1999 at the Cobb High School cafeteria, Clarke Averbush, a movie geek, attempts to ask Becky Lauderdale, a popular cheerleader, to the STAR WARS: PHANTOM MENACE premiere during their lunch period. But first, Clarke has to overcome the adversity of the intimidating football jock, Brad Stokes, and a cafeteria food fight started by a held-back giant bearded punk rock student. Will the movie geek get the girl of his dreams before lunch is over?     Love can get a little messy.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:   John Wilkstrom, Victoria Nugent, David “Ruty” Rutenberg, Trevin Connor, Adam Johns and Andrew Syder.

 

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GAME GORILLA
8:42 minutes/US/English / Student Short/Gaming/Dark Comedy
Director: Michael Felker* (Florida State University School of Motion Picture Arts)

WORLD PREMIERE / Filmed in Florida 
ABOUT THE FILM:       Jeremy Milton, a thirty-five year old overweight greasy man-child with no job and is currently living with his aging nagging mother. One thing he can claim as his own is his dominance at the local arcade as the reigning high score champion and mentor to the kids there. But all that slowly crashes down when a mysterious player starts taking his high scores, and Jeremy’s moody inner bully starts coming out.  Source: filmmaker
CAST:     Greg Milton, Julien Bensimhon, Tommy Varnado, Janet Findling, Ryan Koch, Corinne Gallagher, and Trevin Connor. 

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Michael Felker, enthusiastic filmmaker since 2005, graduated from the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts in 2010. From his humble beginnings living in Huntsville, Alabama to his current endeavors in Los Angeles, California, Michael loves taking part in anything involving a camera. Whether its shooting petite projects on the weekends to tackling elaborate multi-day productions, Michael throws himself into any aspect of making a quality film, from boom operating to producing.        Michael also enjoys playing not one but two musical instruments. He played clarinet in school bands for seven years and played saxophone for three. He continues to play in his free time for inspiration and relaxation. Michael is also an outdoor enthusiast, and loves to hike and camp in national parks whenever he gets the chance. While he isn’t exactly Bear Grylls of MAN VS. WILD, he can build enough of a fire to toast some marshmallows on a nice night.  Source: filmmaker


* Be sure to catch director Michael Felker at the Florida Filmmaker panel and screening Q&A’s!




Sunday July 3, 2011 4:45pm - 5:14pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

5:00pm

Vampire Princess Miyu TV, Episode 3
Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 5:00pm - 5:30pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

5:00pm

CREATURE ENTERTAINMENT PANEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

ABOUT CREATURE ENTERTAINMENT

Creature Entertainment was founded by John Ulloa and Julio Alvarez; and together with their group of artists, animators and filmmakers based in Miami, publish graphic novels,  produce short and feature films.
Creature Entertainment is embracing new media, video, and good old print to create a unique niche in the market for our stories. We work on a modest budget as most independent publishers/filmmakers do and have a grassroots approach to putting our product into the hands of the comic book and movie aficionado; but that doesn’t mean we are willing to put out sub-par products.  Source: filmmaker




Sunday July 3, 2011 5:00pm - 5:45pm
ROOM 2400 (GEEK FILM FEST)

5:00pm

GENERAL TSO's FURY in CONCERT

General Tso's Fury take the stage!



Sunday July 3, 2011 5:00pm - 5:45pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

5:00pm

BILL ROGERS Q&A
Guests

Sunday July 3, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

5:00pm

WRITING: CREATING NEW UNIVERSES

Join writers Aya Knight, Thom Zahler and James Hudnall as they discuss how they go about creating the rules and the universes for their stories... and how you can go about creating your own.



Sunday July 3, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

5:00pm

FSC GAME O'RAMA: YAHTZEE - THE TRIVIA GAME SHOW

FSC Gamemaster Nick hosts FSC's take on Yahtzee.


Sunday July 3, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

5:00pm

MEET MEEKAKITTY

You Tube sensation Meekakitty, live on stage to meet with fans, answer questions and show some of her latest work!


Sunday July 3, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

5:00pm

STAR TREK FAN FILMS

Star Trek Fan Films hosted by The USS Blackstar. STAR TREK PHASE II "BLOOD & FIRE" part 1. 43 min.


Sunday July 3, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

5:15pm

PLANETA DESCONOCIDO - World Premiere* (GEEK FILM FEST)

PLANETA DESCONOCIDO
~35 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Sci-Fi
Directors: Troy P. Bernier* and Eric Swain*
planetadesconocido.com

WORLD PREMIERE / Filmed in Miami 
ABOUT THE FILM:     A young scientist is recruited to participate on a classified mission. The diverse research team is sent into the far reaches of the outer solar system. Months from home, it becomes a desperate situation when they find out they are caught in the middle of a war.     A research crew is trapped on a distant moon by an outbreak of war.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTORS:      Troy P. Bernier and Eric Swain are scientists in the real world...
Originally from Illinois, Eric Swain is a civil engineer with the US Geological Survey. Troy P. Bernier is from New York and is a Geologist with Florida Memorial University and Miami Dade College. Both are scientists in South Florida with a common interest in film making.      Eric and Troy are making films through their company Ginnungagap FilmWerks, which began several years ago. They have completed four previous films as a team, several of which have screened at the Brooklyn Underground Film Festival in New York and at Cinema Paradiso (home of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival) in Fort Lauderdale. Their film company has also completed audition tapes, video-resumes, as well as corporate projects.       The word Ginnungagap is a word in Norse Mythology meaning “the void preceding creation” which fits the paradigm of their low-to-no budget productions, which created the most elaborate possible scenes with the most minimal resources.  Source: ginnungagapfilmwerks.com
CAST:      Sheena Blake, Michael Bienvenu, Rita Ritvin, Suzy Augustin, Barclay Shoemaker, Paul Eller, Amedeo Falgiatore, (for full cast list, please see site or IMDB).
* Be sure to catch directors Troy P. Bernier and Eric Swain and the cast and crew of PLANETA DESCONOCIDO at the Ginnungagap FilmWerks* panel, the Florida Filmmaker panel (Sunday) and their screening Q&A’s!



Sunday July 3, 2011 5:15pm - 6:40pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

5:30pm

Vampire Princess Miyu TV, Episode 4
Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 5:30pm - 6:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

5:30pm

PIKMIN LINK: Color Theory In Cosplay

Cosplay color choices can make or break your costume! This panel is about translating character fabrics and colors into the real world. Learn about warm and cool colors and how they compliment and contrast for you to find the perfect fabric choices.\


Guests
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Pikmin Link

Cosplay / Costumer guest. Originally from Hungary, Pikmin started making costumes in 1998 and started going to events in 2003. She was hired by G4 TV to be Link for their costume fashion show during the G-phoria Video Games Award Show and started doing costume character modeling in 2006 for many gaming related events. She has done professional character modeling for gaming related companies and has been featured and interviewed in multiple gaming... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 5:30pm - 6:30pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

5:30pm

WONDERLAND WORKSHOP: PLUSH ONIGIRI MAKING

It may be dinner time but you can’t eat this riceball! But this little pillow-sized friend will be ready for a bed time snuggle! Participation is limited, so arrive early. $8 per person


Sunday July 3, 2011 5:30pm - 7:30pm
ROOM 400 (WONDERLAND WORKSHOPS)

6:00pm

BILL ROGERS AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Bill Rogers (Anime Guest) will be signing autographs (free to all attendees). Bring your anime from home and get it autographed! Booth #725 in the Exhibition Room.


Guests


Sunday July 3, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
BOOTH #725 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

6:00pm

BRITTNEY KARBOWSKI Q&A

Join the voice of Blackstar from Soul Eater for a question and answer session. Ask her about her hotel room at The Florida Anime Experience!



Sunday July 3, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

6:00pm

Otaku No Video

SUBBED (courtesy of AnimEigo)


http://www.animeigo.com

Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

6:00pm

QUICK DRAW CONTEST

Join artist Manny Aquilera for the FSC Quick Draw contest! Divisions for Middle School, High School, Post High School and Professional. Artists will compete in 3 rounds for prizes!



Sunday July 3, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

6:00pm

FILL IN THE BLANK

DJ Anim8ted hosts his own version of the game Fill in the Blank.


Sunday July 3, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

6:00pm

JOIN COBRA! A Supercon Championship Wrestling event

Night 3 of SCW is about to start... and Cobra wants YOU! Do you want to join Cobra? Do you want to help Cobra Commander in his quest to have the most dominant organization in wrestling history? Cobra Commander and his crew will be be on hand to meet you! Come check it out and find out why joining Cobra is the only logical choice!


Sunday July 3, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

6:00pm

SCOTT TEPPERMAN Q&A

A Q&A with Scott Tepperman, one of the stars of Ghost Hunters International.


Sunday July 3, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
EXHIBITION ROOM STAGE

6:00pm

LEMON DROP KICK in CONCERT

J Rock stars Lemon Drop Kick takes the stage!


Sunday July 3, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

6:00pm

BROWNCOATS: REDEMPTION (GEEK FILM FEST)

BROWNCOATS: REDEMPTION
86 minutes/US/English / Feature Narrative/Fan Film
Director: Michael C. Daugherty
browncoatsmovie.com

FLORIDA PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:  BROWNCOATS: REDEMPTION takes place three months after the signal is sent out regarding the events on Miranda (FIREFLY/SERENITY). Captain Laura Mathews and the crew of Redemption are unintentionally thrown into a situation that some view as the potential catalyst for the second unified rise of the Independents against the Alliance, since Unification Day.
The Alliance is looking for a scapegoat for Miranda, while those unhappy with the Alliance are looking for a rallying cry to take action.   Through all this, a secret about Laura is exposed that shakes to the very core of the crew, threatening to break it up, challenge the trust that she’s earned with the Browncoats, and undo all the efforts she has put into place to keep a sense of peace in her life since the Unification War.   BROWNCOATS: REDMEPTION is a crowd sourced, independent film for the benefit of five charities: Equality Now, Kids Need to Read, Dyslexia Foundation, The Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center, and The Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation.    Finalist in Mashable’s 2011 awards for Most Creative Social Good Campaign.   Source: browncoatsmovie.com
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:   Michael C. Daughtery is the writer, director, producer, and co-creator of BROWNCOATS: REDEMPTION. A social media guru, blogger, web and print designer, illustrator, novelist, poet, and stand-up comedian.  Source: facebook.com/pages/Michael-C-Dougherty-Fan-Page
CAST:  Heather Fagan, Kevin Troy, Guy Wellman, John Patrick Barry, P.J. Megaw, Michael Levy, Miriam Pultro, Kurt Skarstedt, Ted Taylor, Steve Lebens, Allison Plourde, and Jennifer Plascak Schumaker (for full cast list, please see site or IMDB page).



Sunday July 3, 2011 6:00pm - 7:45pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

6:30pm

7:00pm

BRITTNEY KARBOWSKI AUTOGRAPH SESSION

Brittney Karbowski (Anime Guest) will be signing autographs (free to all attendees). Bring your anime from home and get it autographed! Booth #725 in the Exhibition Room.




Sunday July 3, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
BOOTH #725 (EXHIBITION ROOM)

7:00pm

More Otaku No Video

More Otaku No Video, SUBBED (courtesy of AnimEigo)


http://www.animeigo.com

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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

7:00pm

WHAT IS WASABI ANIME?

You've seen the name at practically every anime convention in Florida... but who is Wasabi Anime? Join us for the tale of the 10 years of making convention goodness. We even have prizes to give ('cause we love you.)


http://www.wasabianime.com

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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →

Staff
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Tom Croom

CEO, Green Mustard Entertainment, Inc.
From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend. The legend of WasabiGuy: Defender of the Interwebz. A mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil. As WasabiGuy’s legend grew, peace settled across the galaxy… | I started blogging using Livejournal back in 2003.  At that time, I was using it as a social tool for an anime club I started called Wasabi Anime.  My outspoken attitude towards fan conventions... Read More →

Sunday July 3, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

7:00pm

DRAW STUPID, DRAW

Artist Deleon Walters hosts this panel to discuss getting started as an artist. From pencil and ink to digital art. Start drawing!



Sunday July 3, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
ROOM 900 (PANEL ROOM A)

7:00pm

DJ ANIM8TED in THE KARAOKE LOUNGE

Come hang out and relax in the Karaoke lounge as DJ Anim8ted spins for an hour.


Sunday July 3, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

7:00pm

STAR TREK FAN FILMS

Star Trek Fan Films hosted by The USS Blackstar. STAR TREK PHASE II "BLOOD & FIRE" part 2. 54 min.


Sunday July 3, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)

7:00pm

SUPERCON CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING

Supercon Championship Wrestling returns! Night three of three big SCW events... Can The Geico Caveman hold onto his World Heavyweight Championship? Who will challenge him for the title? Will Cobra Commander cash in the Golden XP for a title shot? Can Cobra Commander make good on his promise for Cobra to take home all the gold? Matches for this event will be determined by the results of Friday night and Saturday night's events. Some of the superstars scheduled to compete include: "World Heavyweight Champion" The Geico Caveman, Cobra Commander, Deadpool, The Mario Bros., The Wario Bros., Team Cobra, Joker, Bane, El Superbeasto, King Hippo, Balrog, Samurai Jack, Storm Shadow, Dr. Mindbender, Green Lantern, Chun Li, Robin, Reptile and more!



Sunday July 3, 2011 7:00pm - 8:30pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

7:00pm

CONNECTED: GEEK FILM FESTIVAL CLOSING FILM

CONNECTED: AN AUTOBLOGOGRAPHY ABOUT LOVE, DEATH AND TECHNOLOGY
82 minutes/US/English / Feature Documentary/Science & Technology
Director: Tiffany Shlain
connectedthefilm.com

ABOUT THE FILM:    Between texts and tweets, memes and microchips, we’ve become great at breaking the world down into byte-sized bits. In the process we’ve stopped seeing the forest for the trees, never mind the root system that connects them all. In Connected, Tiffany Shlain—award-winning filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards--sets out to explore these bonds with the help of her father, acclaimed author and thinker Dr. Leonard Shlain. When the unexpected happens during the making of the film, Tiffany is forced to reexamine everything she thought she knew about life, relationships, and connectedness. Tracing interdependence through history, she discovers the surprising links between right brain and left; alphabets and power; honey bees and stress; hormones and happiness; technology and nature; progress and consequences; and parents and children. The result is a personal film with universal resonance that encourages viewers to make connections of their own. Offering an exhilarating stream-of-consciousness ride, CONNECTED: A DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE is a journey through the interconnectedness of humankind, nature, progress and morality at the dawn of the 21st century. For centuries we’ve been declaring independence. With insight, curiosity, and humor, this film asks if it’s time to declare our interdependence instead.     Presented By The Moxie Institute (moxieinstitute.org). In Association with Impact Partners.     Source: connectedthefilm.com

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:    Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, artist, founder of TTHE WEBBY AWARDS, and co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
Her films have been selected at over 100 film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, Rotterdam, and South By Southwest (SXSW), have won 20 awards including Audience and Grand Jury Prizes, been translated into eight languages, and been shown at museums including Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. Tiffany’s films are a fusion of documentary and narrative and are known for their whimsical yet provocative approach to unraveling complicated subjects like politics, cultural identity, technology and science. Her films include LIFE, LIBERTY & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS about reproductive rights in America, and THE TRIBE, an exploration of American Jewish identity through the history of the Barbie doll, the first documentary short to become the #1 on iTunes. She recently made, YELP: WITH APOLOGIES TO ALLEN GINSBERG'S HOWL, about our addiction to technology and the importance of occasionally “unplugging,’ which was selected as finalist for Guggenheim Museum & YouTube’s YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video and for Sundance 2011. As a director for both theater and film, she has worked with Harrison Ford, Peter Coyote and Alan Cumming and was selected as an Artist-in-Residence at the Headland Center for the Arts and for a film residency at the San Francisco Film Society. Tiffany’s films and discussion programs have been used in many diverse settings to spark dialogues about social issues. She has been singled out by The New York Times, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and The Sundance Institute for her cutting-edge work using documentaries and Internet distribution in unique ways to engage audiences. A sought-after keynote speaker known for her visual presentations, she lectures worldwide on filmmaking and the Internet’s influence on society. Invitations include Harvard, MIT, Apple theaters in NYC and SF, The Idea Festival, Fortune 500 companies, the 92nd St Y in NYC and The Sydney Opera House. She received a standing ovation from over 11,000 people after she delivered the keynote address for University of California, Berkeley’s commencement ceremony in May 2010.
Tiffany is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute. She is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley where she was selected as a valedictorian speaker for the interdisciplinary studies department and received the highest honor in art, The Eisner Award, for filmmaking. She received her BA in film theory in the interdisciplinary studies department in 1992.  She studied organizational change at Harvard Business School Executive Education and film production at New York University’s Sight & Sound program in 1990. Tiffany is a ranking Advisory Board Member of a multi-university Leadership Committee, which oversees a global research partnership that includes the MIT Engineering Systems Division's MIT Geospatial Data Center, Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership, the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation at Saïd Business School, U.C. Berkeley's Center for New Media and others working towards the transparency and security of data to effectuate positive social change.
Shlain serves on the advisory boards of The San Francisco Film Festival’s Filmmaker Advisory Committee and has served on the advisor boards for The UC Berkeley’s Center for New Media, The Fledgling Fund and on the board of The Commonwealth Club. She currently advises with The Institute for the Future and served on California Attorney General Kamala Harris’s transition team. In 2010, she was invited to advise Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on technology and society.
Tiffany is director of The Moxie Institute, an organization that creates films, discussion programs, theater experiences, and Internet experiments around social issues using emerging technologies.  She has received 44 awards and distinctions during the course of her career for her work as a filmmaker, artist, internet advocate, leader and activist. Tiffany writes a quarterly newsletter called “Breakfast @ Tiffany’s,” and contributes to the Huffington Post.
Her feature documentary CONNECTED: A DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCE, premiered in the US Documentary Competition at Sundance 2011 and received the Women in Film Award from National Geographic All Roads Grant. She was the only director to have two films at Sundance in 2011.  The Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences recently acquired the script for CONNECTED to be part of their permanent Core Collection. Her recent video art installation, SMASHING, with artist and husband Professor Ken Goldberg, premiered in New York City at the Pulse Contemporary Art Fair. Tiffany and Ken have two children and live in Northern California.   Source: tiffanyshlain.com
NARRATED BY: Peter Coyote (IMDB.com/name/nm0001075/).  Film: IMDB.com/title/tt1727491


Sunday July 3, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

7:30pm

AMVS 101

Join AMV Guru "Jingoro" as he showcases what makes a good (and bad) AMV. This isn't a technical editing panel - more one about style and presentation, so all skill levels are invited to join!


Guests
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Daric jackson

AMV's have been an integral part of anime fan conventions since the late 1990s, and one of the best known pioneers of their popularity is Daric “Jingoro” Jackson. Jingoro ran the AMV contest the first seven years of Anime Weekend Atlanta (and recently picked up the reigns again three years ago and is running it this year, too!) He was the first person to take the standard Anime Music Video contest and develop it into a 24 hour... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 7:30pm - 8:30pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

8:00pm

COSPLAY DEVIANTS: THE PANEL!

Meet the lovely ladies from Cosplay Deviants and learn the history of the company, website and the craziness involved in running one of the most popular model sites in fandom!



Sunday July 3, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
ROOM 300 (ANIME PANELS)

8:00pm

The Dagger of Kamui
Sponsors
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Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →


Sunday July 3, 2011 8:00pm - 10:00pm
ROOM 600 (ANIME VIEWING)

8:00pm

THE QUEST

An exhilarating and Fun journey where teams (4 to 8 people) partake in the procuring and completing tasks with key items for Jose, your official FSC Quest Master. Earn points by being the fastest and smartest. The team with the most points will win the Treasure.


Sunday July 3, 2011 8:00pm - 10:00pm
ROOM 1100 (KARAOKE LOUNGE)

8:30pm

DEATHFACE in CONCERT

Deathface takes the stage!


Sunday July 3, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

8:30pm

CROSSPLAY CONTEST

Crossplay is a strong part of costume and cosplay culture… and we’re here to show it off!  Enter to win prizes as we present some gender bending cosplay goodness!  To enter: male cosplayers must enter as a female character and female characters must enter as a male character.  All costumes must adhere to the same rules as the Florida Supercon Cosplay Contest.

SIGNUP: 8:00 PM

SHOW: 8:30 PM


Sponsors
avatar for Wasabi Anime

Wasabi Anime

Started in 2001 as “Wasabi Anime”, Green Mustard Entertainment is a production company that designs, operates and promotes events for consumer focused media shows (aka “fan conventions”). While specializing in anime themed concepts, our experienced team of artists, designers, event managers and performers have developed entertainment for a number of nationally known conventions celebrating a variety... Read More →



Sunday July 3, 2011 8:30pm - 10:00pm
BALLROOM 100 (ANIME EVENTS)

8:45pm

GEEK FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS CEREMONY and CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

Geek Film Festival Awards Ceremony - following CLOSING NIGHT FILM screening of CONNECTED. 

Closing night party to immediately follow.


Sunday July 3, 2011 8:45pm - 11:00pm
ROYAL POINCIANA BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

9:00pm

JOURNEYQUEST (GEEK FILM FEST)

JOURNEYQUEST
48 minutes/US/English / Narrative Feature/Fantasy & Comedy
Director: Matt Vancil
journey-quest.com

ABOUT THE FILM:     Following a group of dysfunctional adventurers on a quest to discover and destroy the mythical Sword of Fighting, JOURNEYQUEST is a comedic adventure through the fantasy world of Fartherall, where intellectual orcs, incompetent wizards, and holy zombies form the living (and not-so-living) backdrop to an epic story of unrequited love, burning passions, and severely reluctant heroism. And running away.      Lots of running away…  Source: imdb.com/title/tt1715332
A fantasy comedy web series from the creators of "The Gamers" and "The Gamers: Dorkness Rising".  Source: journey-quest.com
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Matt Vancil is the creator of JOURNEYQUEST and the co-developer of STROWLERS for Zombie Orpheus Entertainment. In his years as head writer for Dead Gentlemen Productions, he wrote a number of features and short films, including most notably the DEMON HUNTERS and GAMERS films.     Vancil’s debut as a writer/director resulted in the wildly successful cult fantasy comedy THE GAMERS, which won the 2003 Gen Con Film Festival and has screened at fantasy conventions and festivals worldwide. The feature-length sequel, THE GAMERS: DORNKESS RISING, premiered at Gen Con in 2006 and screened at Comic Con in 2008. The film found DVD distribution through Anthem Pictures later that year, and is available on Amazon and Netflix.     In 2008, Margaret Weis Productions adapted the DEMON HUNTERS movies into a role-playing game in their award-winning Cortex System, which already hosts games based on Battlestar Galactica and Joss Whedon’s Serenity.      Vancil also created the zombie survival horror show ALIVE with Star Trek: Enterprise veterans Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens and Epic Level Entertainment.    He is a graduate of the American Film Institute with an MFA in Screenwriting.  Source: journey-quest.com

 


Sunday July 3, 2011 9:00pm - 9:59pm
ROOM 3200 (GEEK FILM FEST)

9:30pm

CELLDWELLER in CONCERT

Celldweller takes the stage!



Sunday July 3, 2011 9:30pm - 11:00pm
MAIN EVENTS STAGE (EAST WING)

10:00pm