August 26, 2008
News for Atlanta Supercon 2008:
Atlanta Supercon announces eighteen new guests
ATLANTA, GA. - The weekend of November 21 - November 23, 2008 will mark the debut of the first annual Atlanta Supercon, a festival for fans of comic books, anime, animation, cosplay, video games and more in downtown Atlanta, GA. The show will include celebrity guests, artists, writers, vendors, industry guests, Q&A's, parties, costume contests, anime programming, manga, cosplay, workshops, panels, cosplay photo shoots, raves and more!
Atlanta Supercon will take place at the Renaissance Atlanta Downtown Hotel, located at 590 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta GA. 30308.
We are pleased to announce the addition of the following eighteen new guests:
Brian O'Halloran: Star of the Kevin Smith CLERKS franchise as Dante Hicks (including Clerks, Clerks 2, Clerks: The Animated Series), Brian O'Halloran will make his first ever Georgia convention appearance at Atlanta Supercon. Brian has also starred in Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Dogma, Vulgar, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Brutal Massacre: A Comedy.
James Urbaniak: The star of The Venture Brothers! James Urbaniak is the voice of Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture, plus: Phantom Limb and Jonas Venture Jr. In addition to his voice acting work, James has been acclaimed for his acting in the films Henry Fool and American Splendor and on stage in Thom Pain (which gained him a Drama Desk Award nomination).
Larry Kenney: Larry is known the world over as the voice of Lion-O in Thundercats. As well, Larry's other well known roles include: Count Chocula, Bluegrass in Silverhawks, Jackalman in Thundercats, Sonny The Coco Bird for Coco Puffs and Dolph in Tiger Sharks.
Jim Cheung: Superstar Comic Book Artist. Jim's credits include The New Avengers, Avengers: The Initiative, New Avengers: The Illuminati, Iron Man, Young Avengers, X-Men and more.
Don Kramer: Superstar Comic Book Artist. Don's credits include Detective Comics, Batman, Nightwing, JSA, The Thing, Aquaman and Doctor Fate.
Gregg Berger: The voice of Grimlock in The Transformers. Gregg is also known for his work as Firefly, Spirit, Cutter, Sparks and Ripcord in G.I. Joe, The Pain in Metal Gear Solid 3, Eeyore in Kingdom Hearts 2, Oedi in Garfield, Jecht in Final Fantasy X & XII, Cornfed Pig in Duckman and Mysterio in Spiderman: The Animated Series.
Samantha Newark: Samantha Newark is Jem from Jem and the Holograms! Sam, as her die hard fans, friends and family know her best is also an accomplished musician, who's original music and stellar vocals can currently be heard on such hit TV shows as Gossip Girl, Life is WIld, Laguna Beach, Punked and My Super Sweet Sixteen. She has also sung on the much anticipated James Bond video game and has lent haunting vocals to Sony's huge hits God or War, Twisted Metal Black and Wild Arms 3. Plus: Sam has worked on The Transformers (The voice of Ariel) and Project A-KO. As an added bonus, Sam will be one of our musical headliners in concert on Saturday night.
Spike Spencer: Spike is a voice actor best known for his work on Neon Genesis Evangelion (Shinji Ikari), Martian Successor Nadesico (Akito Tenkawa) and Excel Saga (Shioji). A true renaissance man, Spike has a varied resume of regular acting work for television and film, plus has done extensive work for radio and video games (including World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade).
DM Ashura: Electronic Music Artist. His credits include work in Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 4, Dance Dance Revolution Universe 3, Flash Flash Revolution, O2Jam and more!
David Naughton: Best known for his starring role in An American Werewolf in London, David has also starred in Midnight Madness, Makin It, Hot Dog... The Movie, Body Bags and dozens more!
The Con Vixens: Convention Vixens (aka ConVixens), is an organization of traveling girls dressed as cosplay characters of their own creation. These characters reflect different genres of fandom that touch on Sci-Fi, Pop Culture, Video Games, Comic Books, Anime, Asian Cinema, Horror and Fantasy. ConVixens appear at conventions and are supported with artwork and partnerships by such greats, as fantasy artist Larry Elmore. They are the live action character models, which the fans can meet in person.
Ken Plume: One half of The Ken P. D. Snydecast, co-founder of IGN Film Force, Editor in Chief of Quick Stop Entertainment.
Attractive Eighties Women: Musical Guests AEW is a punk rock comedy band that has been featured on the Adult Swim ratings-smash Frisky Dingo. Their ode to LARPing, "Lightning Bolt", was prominently featured in the show and on adultswim.com, winning them critical acclaim, college radio airplay and many new fans both in the U.S. and overseas.
Brittney Morrow: A guest artist, Brittney is a Fusion Bellydancer (Japanese, Indian, Chutney, Tribal & Cabaret), model and actress.
Rob Granito: Superstar Artist. Teen Titans Go, Warner Brothers, USPS Marvel Postage Stamp Artist.
Jer Alford: Jer is the owner and head editor of Mini-Komix, a publisher of mini-comic books & graphic novels. Their titles include Thought Balloon, Ninja High School Dojinshi, Kitty Crusaders, and Frog Skin Boots. Future projects will be Sass Parilla Pulp Adventures, and The Tantilizing Tigirl. Jer has written for several comics including Purrsia, Jesi The Genie, Kitty Honey, Equinox, Rabina, Senshi Vs. Sentai, Zombie Vs. Pirate, Gold Digger, Ninja High School, and Neo-Kyoto. He's currently working on more Kitty Honey short stories, and a mainstream version of Purrsia about a genie catgirl. Aside from that he is the president of Atlanime, an anime fanclub based out of Atlanta, GA. He also runs AtlantaFandom.net which lists all things "geeky" within the Atlanta area.
Blake Wilkie: Comic Book Artist. Credits include: The Perhapanauts, Pirates of the Caribbean, Grimm Fairy Tales, Blood Shells & Roses. Blake is the art director for Black Chalice Studios.
Bobby Nash: Writer/Artist of Life in the Faster Lane. Writer of Fuzzy Bunnies From Hell, Domino Lady, Yin Yang, Startling Stories Magazine, Demonslayer, Threshold and Jungle Fantasy.
These new additions join an already impressive line up of guests, which includes:
Dana Snyder: Dana may be best known as the voice of Master Shake in the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but his extensive list of credits also includes Chowder (Gazpacho), The Venture Brothers (The Alchemist), Squidbillies (Granny), Minoriteam (Dr. Wang), Sealab 2021 and Robot Chicken.
Carey Means: Carey is best known for his role as Frylock in the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force and as Thundercleese in The Brak Show.
Jay Wade Edwards: Producer/Editor & Director of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Jay is one of the guiding forces behind Aqua Teen Hunger Force, acting in the role of Producer, Editor and Director for the show. For the feature film Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theatres he was the supervising Editor and a producer.
DJ Heavygrinder: One of the hottest new DJ's to emerge from the West Coast's underground dance scene, DJ Heavygrinder made her way to LA after growing up in Japan and loves to spin hard house and drum and bass.
Allen Bellman: Golden Age Comic Book Legend. Artist of Captain America, The Patriot, Let's Play Detective, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner and more.
Brittney Karbowski: Briittney is an accomplished voice actress who began her career in 2005, and in three short years has amassed an impressive body of work. Her credits include Xenosaga: The Animation (Momo), Red Garden (Rose), Chrono Crusade (Sister Anna), Gilgamesh (Fuko), Paniponi Dash! (Himeko), Coyote Ragtime Show (Franca), Guyver (Shizu), Best Student Council (Mayura), Jinki: Extend (Aoba) and dozens more!
Tadahisa Yoshida: Japanese Visual Kei and JRock superstar Tadahisa Yoshida is a singer/songwriter who has been taking the west coast scene by storm.
Herb Trimpe: Legendary Comic Book artist Herb Trimpe is best known for his work at Marvel from the 1960's to the 1990's, including art for The Incredible Hulk (for which he enjoyed an eight-year run and is credited with the co-creation of Wolverine in Incredible Hulk #180 and 181), The Transformers, G.I. Joe, Shogun Warriors and Godzilla.
Chickenbox!: Musical Guests Chickenbox! are a punk rock band that is here to eat your food.
Pat Martin and Terry Cronin: The creators of the independent comic sensation Students of the Unusual.
Manuel Aguilera: Artist, Cartoonist and Painter. Creator of Beware of Doug.
Greg Carter: Creator of the web comic Abandon: First Vampire.
The convention hours of operation are:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21: 4:00PM - 3:00AM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22: 10:00AM - 3:00AM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
For more information and updates: visit www.atlantasupercon.com
Atlanta Supercon Tickets are currently available online.
General Admission (3) Day Weekend Pass
$30 if reserved between August 23 and October 22, 2008
$35 if reserved between October 23 and November 19, 2008
General Admission at the door is $35 for a weekend pass. Single day passes will be $20 for Friday or Sunday and $25 for Saturday.