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SUPER-CON IN DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE MAY 16 & 17!
Strong Guest List and Size Place Super-Con Among Top U.S. Comics Conventions

New Guests Announced! Margot Kidder, Darick Robertson, Whilce Portacio and Huberto Ramos 

THE EVENT On Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, the fourth annual Super-Con brings the biggest and brightest stars of comics, sci-fi, and pop culture to the San Jose Convention Center's South Hall. 

SUPER GUESTS (Visit www.super-con.com for a complete, up-to-the-minute list):
Super-Con's impressive guest list of comics professionals places it among the top fan-friendly conventions in the U.S.:

Newest additions:

  • Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the first four Superman movies with Christopher Reeve, Kidder has appeared in almost 100 TV and movie roles including Smallville.
  • Darick Robertson, best known for Transmetropolitan.
  • Whilce Portacio, amazing artist and inker for such books as Wetworks and Spawn.
  • Humberto Ramos, known for work on X-Men and Spider-Man.
  • Anime Guests, voice artists for anime's popular Full Metal Alchemist and Hellsing.
  • Sergio Aragones, writer/artist, Groo, MAD, Bat Lash and Will Eisner's The Spirit.
  • Travis Charest, cover artist; WildC.A.T.s, Metabarons, Star Wars art.
  • Howard Chaykin, American Flagg, City of Tomorrow, Hawkgirl.
  • Frank Cho, Liberty Meadows, Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil.
  • Bruce Dern, Oscar-nominated actor, star of film and TV, including Silent Running, Great Gatsby, and Big Love. First comic book convention appearance.
  • Sean "Cheeks" Galloway, Spider-Man animated.
  • Michael Golden, Doctor Strange, Micronauts, Nightwing.
  • Adam Hughes, cover artist; Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Tomb Raider.
  • Joe Jusko, painter of Tomb Raider, Tarzan, Vampirella, numerous trading cards series.
  • Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the Star Wars trilogy.
  • Bill Morrison, co-founder of Bongo Comics, publisher of The Simpsons comic books.
  • Eduardo Risso, 100 Bullets, Batman: Broken City.
  •  John Wesley Shipp, The Flash, Emmy-winning actor.
  • Marina Sirtis, Star Trek's Deanna Troi.
  • Arthur Suydam, Marvel Zombies, Conan, Batman, Death Dealer.
  • Jane Weidlin, the Go-Go's, VH1's The Surreal Life.

    And many, many more! 

    HIGHLIGHTS Super-Con 2009 features panels, Q&A discussions with special guests, displays, and presentations by icons and industry leaders. The 4th annual Super-Con Cosplay Contest allows those daring souls to roam the convention hall in costume (providing photo opportunities galore) before the formal costume contest pits hero vs. hero. The Art Auction allows conventioneers to bid on one-of-a-kind pieces of art created especially for the auction by our super guests. In all, Super-Con has over 80,000 square feet of space to play with this year, so expect more excitement than ever, plus a great array of comic book, anime, and specialty toy vendors! Full convention programming info is at www.super-con.com

    WHEN Saturday, May 16: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 17: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    WHERE San Jose Convention Center, South Hall, 425 S. Market St., San Jose.

    I-880 and I-101 are less than a five-minute drive from the Center, which also has free weekend parking in the rear and nearby underground lots. Special rates at the San Jose Marriott are available to Super-Con guests (a limited block of rooms have been set aside for Super-Con). 

    ADMISSION Tickets for Super-Con are $20 for a one-day pass or $30 for a two-day pass. Tickets may be purchased three ways: 1) at the door on event day; 2) online at www.super-con.com; and 3) in advance at your local comic book retailer. Advance tickets purchased online or from your local comic book retailer will receive a $5 discount. Additionally, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform, and other attendees in costume are eligible for a discount. 

    FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit www.super-con.com, or email supercon@super-con.com

    ABOUT US The fourth annual Super-Con is brought to Bay Area fans by a group of local comics professionals and fans.
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Super-con had some fan favorites: Kathy Garver, Marina Sirtis and even Margot Kidder! They may not be returning in 2010.
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