A big ANIMATED thank you to the 12,000+ that came out for Animate Miami 2015!
Thank you to all the attendees, exhibitors, guests, sponsors, volunteers, staff, and everyone else who spent all (or part) of the weekend with us at The Miami Airport Convention Center. Stay tuned for info on info for our Animate Miami 2016 dates.
Photos and Videos are starting to go online. We have many thousands of photos, so it will take several weeks to get them all up… but you can expect to start seeing photos and videos start going up very soon! Please be patient, we promise there will be a LOT of content for you to devour over the coming weeks and months to keep the memories alive. Photos will go up on our Flickr page at https://www.flickr.com/photos/floridasupercon/sets/. Videos will go up on our YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/floridasupercon.
Florida's Largest Anime Convention, ANIMATE! MIAMI returns OCTOBER 23-25, 2015 for three days of Anime, Animation, Cosplay, Video Games, and Comic Books as we take over the ENTIRE Miami Airport Convention Center. It's a full weekend celebration featuring some of the animation and anime industries' biggest names, world-famous cosplayers, comedians, entertainers, and much, much more! There will be hundreds of events, such as celebrity Q&As, costume contests, video games, comedy shows, exhibitors, artists, and much more! ANIMATE! MIAMI will take place at the Miami Airport Convention Center and the Doubletree Hotel, 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami FL 33126.
ANIMATE! MIAMI HOTLINE: 954.399.1330, firstname.lastname@example.org ANIMATE! MIAMI will take place at the Miami Airport Convention Center and Doubletree Hotel, 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami FL. 33126. HOTEL PHONE: 305.261.3800. Convention Event Hours / Exhibition Room Hours
Some of the highlights for Animate! Miami 2015 include:
* Steven Universe cast members! Zach Callison (Steven Universe), and Grace Rolek (Connie).
* Sailor Moon cast members! Lauren Landa (Sailor Neptune), Erica Mendez (Sailor Uranus, Reika), Patrick Seitz (Kunzite, Malachite), Matt Mercer (Prince Demande, Prince Diamond).
* The stars of your favorite Anime! Cast members from Madoka Magica, FREE! Eternal Summer, Kill La Kill, Sword Art Online cast members, Attack on Titan, and more!
* Linda Larkin, the voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin animated films, tv series, and video games.
* Christopher Daniel Barnes, the voice of Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid and Kingdom Hearts II, Spider-Man and Peter Parker in the Spider-Man Animated Series, and Prince Charming in Cinderella II & III.
* Olivia Olson, the voice of Marceline in Adventure Time, and Vanessa in Phineas and Ferb.
* Margaret Kerry, the original Tinkerbell and the Red-Headed Mermaid in Walt Disney's 1953 animated feature Peter Pan.
* Dana Snyder, star of Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Master Shake), Squidbillies (Granny), The Venture Bros. (The Alchemist), Chowder (Gazpacho), Batman Unlimited (The Penguin), and The Thundermans (Dr. Colosso). * Every Witch Way cast members!Jason Drucker (Tommy Miller), Jackie Frazey (Melanie Miller), Zoey Burger (Gigi Rueda),and Lisa Corrao (Ramona).
* Multiple costume and cosplay events each day of the show, with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes on the line!
* Over 150,000 square feet of convention space featuring 300 booths and tables with vendors, celebrity guests, artists, filmmakers, and exhibits. 3 stages of entertainment, over 10,000 square feet of video games, plus a dozen rooms for panels, tabletop gaming and screenings.
10/23/15: Matt Mercer will be unable to attend due to illness. We wish Matt a speedy recovery, and hope to have him appear at a future event soon. 10/21/15: HOTEL UPDATE: We have just added the Springhill Suites to our official Hotel list for Animate Miami. Reserve your room now at http://www.delmayandpartners.com/view/ANIMIA15/SHSMIA. The Doubletree and Cambria are both sold out, so the Springhill is your best option at this point for a hotel room. The SpringHill Suites Miami Airport South is located at 6700 NW 7th Street, Miami, FL 33126 (across the street from the convention center). $129/night, includes breakfast. There are a limited amount of double rooms with pullouts available. 10/4/15: NEW GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT! Olivia Olson, the voice of Marceline in Adventure Time, and Vanessa Doofenshmirtz in Phineas and Ferb, is coming to Animate! Miami. 10/29/15: NEW GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT! Karan Ashley, Aisha “The Yellow Power Ranger” is coming to Animate! Miami. 10/23/15: DRUNK ON DISNEY V.I.P SPOOKTACULAR – HOSTED BY DANA SNYDER! TICKETS ARE NOW ONSALE @ https://register.growtix.com/e/animate_miami_2015 DANA SNYDER’S VIP DRUNK ON DISNEY SPOOKTACULAR – is intended for discerning adults, 21-and-over, ONLY! This special event will take place Saturday night, Oct. 24, at 10:45pm during Animate Miami, and is three hours that will change your life FOREVER! There is a very limited number of attendees allowed, so don’t get left out! Tickets are $60 for this event.
Sailor Moon cast members are coming to Animate Miami. Lauren Landa is the voice of Sailor Neptune, Patrick Seitz is the voice of Kuzite, and Erica Mendez is the voice of Sailor Uranus and Reika. All three stars will be appearing at Animate Miami on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They will be signing autographs for FREE during scheduled autograph sessions. Check the EVENTS page for scheduled autograph sessions, panels, and events that they will be taking part in.
Christopher Daniel Barnes is the voice of Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid and Kingdom Hearts II, Spider-Man and Peter Parker in the Spider-Man Animated Series, Prince Charming in Cinderella II: Dreams Come True and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, as well as Electro and Spyder-Knight in Ultimate Spider-Man. On camera, Christopher has starred as Greg Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie and A Very Brady Sequel, Scott Hayden in the Starman TV series, and Leonard in Malcolm & Eddie.
Margaret Kerry is the original Tinker Bell and the Red-Headed Mermaid in Walt Disney's 1953 animated feature Peter Pan! Walt Disney chose Margaret while searching for a nimble mime/dancer/actor to be filmed performing live-action work as a reference model for the tiny Tinker Bell in Peter Pan. Famed animator Marc Davis drew Tinker Bell's antics based on Margaret's acting. She also performed the voice of the red-headed mermaid in the movie. In the 1960’s Kerry provided voices for the groundbreaking children's television show, Clutch Cargo, including characters Paddlefoot and Spinner. She provided numerous voices and live-action lead-ins for The New Three Stooges and Space Angel animated series.
Zach Callison is best known for his roles as Steven in Steven Universe, Prince James in Sofia the First, Billy in I'm in the Band, King Tut in Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Ian in Diary of a Single Mom, and Billy Batson in Superman/Shazam!, as well as Justice League: War.
Patrick Seitz is a voice actor, ADR director, and script writer best known for his roles as Agil in Sword Art Online, Ira Gamagoori in Kill La Kill, Franky in One Piece, Germany in Hetalia, Simon in Durarara, Senji in Deadman Wonderland, Keith Shadis in Attack on Titan, Laxus in Fairy Tail, JP in Redline, Sloth in FMA: Brotherhood, Agni in Black Butler, Motochika Chosokabe in Sengoku Basara, Isshin Kurosaki in Bleach, Grimmer in Monster, Sky High in Tiger & Bunny, and Nekozawa in Ouran High School Host Club. David also voices Dio Brando in the upcoming American release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
Erica Mendez is best known for her roles as Ryuko Matoi in KILL la KILL, Aladdin in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, and Pac in Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures. She is the new voice of Sailor Uranus and Reika Nishimura for Sailor Moon, and has voiced Mametchi in the Tamagotchi Friends webisodes, and various characters in Blood Lad. Erica's video game work includes Nagisa in Danganronpa Another Episode, Fran in Demon Gaze, and Eryn in Fairy Fencer F. Visit ericamendezvoice.com to check out her full list of credits. You can also keep up with Erica's role announcements and incoherent rambling by following her on Twitter @tsunderica.
Lauren Landa is an actress and voice actress best known for her roles as Annie Leonhardt in Attack on Titan, Kasumi in Dead or Alive 5, Sailor Neptune in Sailor Moon, Sakuya in Sword Art Online, Litchi Faye Ling in the BlazBlue video game series (BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Continuum Shift Extend, and BlazBlue: ChronoPhantasma), Kyoko Sakura in Madoka Magica, Yan Leixia in Soul Calibur V, Little Queen in Tales of Graces, Boiboi in REDLINE, Squigly in Skullgirls, Leia in Tales of Xillia, Chubo Sonken in Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians, Leeza in Blazing Souls Accelate, Arf and Chrono Harlaown in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha/ A’s, Kirche Van Zerbst in Familiar Of Zero, Lila in Summon Night Twin Age, Rina in Luminous Arc 2, Yoko in Sakichi Satô’s Tokyo Zombie, and more!
Josh Grelle is best known for his roles as Armin Arlert in Attack on Titan, Kenichi in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Lithuania in Hetalia, and Byakuya in Dangan Ronpa. He will soon be heard as Aiichiro Nitori in Free! Eternal Summer.
Sarah Williams is a voice actress for video games, and animation, best known for her roles as Jinx in League of Legends, Nonon in Kill La Kill, Lisbeth / Rika in Sword Art Online, Sayaka in Madoka Magica, Ayumi Tokita in Squid Girl, Peacock in Skullgirls, Shion in Coppelion, Yuniko in Accel World, Sannokuchi in Nura: Rise of Yokai Clan, Metallia in The Witch and the Hundred, and Uni in Hyperdimension Neptunia.
Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 13 years. As an actress for ADV Films and Funimation Entertainment she has lent her voice to over 250 anime including: Dragonball Z Kai (Bulma), Panty and Stocking (Stocking), Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler (Mei Ren), Certain Magical Index (Index), E.F. a Tale of Memories (Chihiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Hetalia (Flying Mint Bunny/Belarus), High School of the Dead (Shizuka), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Treeya), Negima (Konoka/Kazumi/Satsuki), One Piece (Tashigi/Carue/Kuina), Ouran Host Club (Renge), Princess Jellyfish (Mayaya), Sergeant Frog (Momoka), Shinchan (Ai), Soul Eater (Tsubaki), Towa No Quan (Tei), Tsubasa (Sakura), Witchblade (Maria) and many more. She can be heard on the Cartoon Network in Deadman Wonderland (Shiro), Casshern Sins (Ringo), Samurai 7 (Shino) and FMA Brotherhood (May Chang).
Dana Snyder is a comedian, actor, producer, voice artist, and man about town! He is best known as the voice of Master Shake in Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Granny in Squidbillies, The Alchemist in The Venture Bros., Gazpacho in Chowder, Mr. Baldwin in Fish Hooks, Lucas on Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, Todd and Warden Shank in Code Monkeys, Dr. Wang in Minoriteam, and The Penguin in Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts.
Ian Sinclair is an actor, voice actor, and director best known for his roles as Dandy in Space Dandy, Nile Dok in Attack on Titan, Sosuke Yamazaki in Free! Eternal Summer, Toriko in Toriko, Romano in Hetalia, Chuck in Panty and Stocking, and Bardroy in Black Butler.
Robert McCollum is best known for his roles as Reiner in Attack on Titan, Seijuro Mikoshiba in FREE!, Jellal in Fairy Tail, Axton in Borderlands 2, Sweeden in Hetalia, Stiyl Magnus in A Certain Magical Index, Date Masamune in Sengoku, Kogami in Psychopass, Kaze in Kaze No Stigma, Donquixote Doflamingo in One Piece, Tozawa in Witchblade, and Shinobu Sensui in Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files.
Lisa Corrao is a stand up comedian and actress, currently featured on the Nickelodeon series Every Witch Way as Ramona. Ever since kindergarten, Lisa Corrao has wanted to make fun of stuff professionally. Now, all grown up and having left her lucrative career as a public school teacher, Lisa travels the country doing stand-up, fighting the stupidity of the world with laughter under the cover of night like a lame superhero. Recently, Lisa has performed in Comedy Central's South Beach Comedy Festival and Boston's Women in Comedy Festival. She is the founder of The Revenge of the Nerds Comedy Show and hosts her own comedy radio talk show The Jerk Show. She also writes, acts, does voice over, produces shows, and is the spokesperson in several commercials. . . plus she enjoys long walks on the beach, but to be fair, who doesn't. Lisa is a tiny Italian girl originally from New York. So, naturally, she has repressed rage and an innate Napoleon complex that makes her want to take on the world in a big way.
As always, we hope everyone has a great time at Animate! Miami. Our policies are simple and basic, so have fun and enjoy the show!
1) You must have an admission wristband or badge on at all time while at Animate! Miami. If you are found on the show floor without an admission wristband or badge you will be ejected from the convention.
2) Do not cut off your wristband. If you cut off your wristband, it will become invalid and void. You will not be allowed into the convention with a wristband that has been cut off or altered. 3) NO HARASSMENT OF ANY TYPE IS ACCEPTABLE OR ALLOWED! Do not harass any other attendees or guests. The words "No", "Stop", and "Go Away" are not suggestions. We will NOT tolerate abusive, insulting, intimidating, or bothersome behavior, nor will we tolerate anyone acting in an unsafe or illegal manner. We will NOT tolerate physical assault, battery, deliberate intimidation, stalking, or unwelcome physical attentions. If people tell you “no” or to leave them alone, your business with them is done. Leave them alone. Do not follow them or attempt to disrupt their convention experience in any way. If you continue to attempt to have contact with those people, you will be removed from the premises. If someone is bothering you, please locate a staff member (a person wearing an Animate! Miami shirt, with a Staff or Security badge). These individuals will investigate and have the right to REMOVE any attendees badge and eject them without refund for not respecting these simple rules. Any harassment that violates the law will lead to the involvement of law enforcement authorities.
The Animate Miami Masquerade Costume Competition is where costuming and cosplay go to the next level! This is a competition based on performance and presentation. Contestants can enter as individuals or as a group and will be judged based on stage performance and costumes. Think of it as a costume talent show... more than just a cosplay contest, this is your chance to put on a performance as the character(s) you are portraying! Enter the competition at http://goo.gl/forms/WZVIqvQStV
OVER $1,500 IN CASH & PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AT THE SHOW!
$500 CASH PRIZE FOR BEST IN SHOW!
PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS:
Best in Show: $500 cash prize. Award trophy.
Con Chair Spotlight: $150 cash prize. Award Trophy.
Best Individual: $150 cash prize. Award Trophy.
2nd place - Individual: $100 cash prize. Award Trophy.
Best Group: $150 cash prize. Award Trophy.
2nd place - Group: $100 cash prize. Award Trophy.
Best Junior / Youth: $50 cash prize. Award Trophy.
Judges Awards (x3): Award Trophy
Contestants can enter as individuals or as a group and will be judged based on stage performance and costumes. Think of it as a costume talent show... more than just a cosplay contest, this is your chance to put on a performance as the character(s) you are portraying!
A special costume contest showcasing our favorite good and bad girls of animation & anime! This contest will be judged by a special panel consisting of some of industry guests and professional costumers. This is a runway style contest with no pre-judging. Costumes may be of any female character that appears in anime, cartoons or video games. Costumes may be handmade or store bought. Since this contest takes place late at night, no one under the age of 17 may enter this contest. Enter the competition at http://goo.gl/forms/16NgpDQ7Et
AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
(Additional awards may be created at the judges discretion. Prizes will be announced soon.)
This contest will be "Runway" style. There will be no pre-judging. Contestants can enter in store bought or home made costumes. Enter the competition at http://goo.gl/forms/1swOvPTQM0 AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
Best in Show
2nd place - Individual
2nd place - Group
Best Junior / Youth
Judges Awards (x3)(Additional awards may be created at the judges discretion)\
The following guests will be providing FREE autographs during scheduled autograph sessions. Josh Grelle, Guy Hutchinson, Lauren Landa, Robert McCollum, Erica Mendez, Matt Mercer, Monica Rial, Patrick Seitz, Ian Sinclair, Dana Snyder, and Sarah Williams.
All FREE Celebrity Autograph Sessions (with the exception of Dana Snyder and Guy Hutchinson) will take place in the East Wing of the Convention Center, on the opposite side of the room from the Main Events Stage. There is no charge to have your own items (DVD’s, Books, Photos) signed. Limit 3 items per person. Items may be available to purchase to get signed as well. Dana Snyder and Guy Hutchinson will be located at Booth # 419.
FSC Gaming is bringing the best selection of games you'll find in South Florida to Animate! Miami! With current/last-gen systems — including Free Play and Tournaments on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3! Located in the Royal Poinciana Ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel.
In addition to console systems, the FSC Arcade will also have PC Free Play and Tournaments, powered by Alienware PCs.
But that's not all... Our Retro Gaming Specialists—Owl's Treasures—will be bringing a large selection of retro consoles/games — including the NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, Atari 2600, and more for sale and free play! Tournaments will be taking place all three days for cash prizes and more! Tournament schedule and information below!
Fan Tables are available for fan groups and clubs to showcase themselves.
These tables are free, but they are limited in number and must be reserved in advance. Please see below for the rules regarding tables and staffing.
If you want a fan table, let us know asap... as these will run out quickly.
ANIMATE! MIAMI is on the lookout for panelists and performers to help make our October 2015 event as amazing as possible! If you're interested in hosting a panel or event at ANIMATE! MIAMI or being a performer at the show, please let us know.
EARLY Panel & Event Registration deadline is September 1, 2015 REGULAR Panel & Event Registration deadline is September 15, 2015
Panels are discussions, lectures, show and tell or rants about any and all parts of fandom. Anime, Cosplay, Animation, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Steampunk, Video Games, etc… If you have a specialty and want to talk about it, an area of expertise in fandom and you want to share it with the con, we’d love for you to submit a panel for consideration. We appreciate all ideas, no matter how big or small, but if your panel has logistical needs, please indicate it completely on your form. We will try our best to accommodate your panel. CLICK HERE to submit your panelist application or go to http://goo.gl/forms/28Rjo2mXlm
Animate! Miami October 2015 is now taking applications for Press Passes These passes are being made available for the following media outlets: (A) PRINT MEDIA: Print Media includes local newspapers, national newspapers, college newspapers, magazines etc... (B) TELEVISION & RADIO: TV & Radio include AM, FM, Satellite, Local TV and National TV
Thank you for your interest in sponsoring or advertising with Animate Miami Animate Miami 2015 is part of the Super Conventions family of shows, which also includes Florida Supercon, and Magic City Comic Con. Animate Miami (and our other events) have multiple sponsorship and advertising opportunities. For more information, please contact Brad Bond, Director of Business Development at email@example.com or call 954.489.8863