Florida Supercon brought in all fandoms for a fun weekend (includes video story)

This weekend, Florida Supercon was held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. For three days, fans came out to experience the display shops, cosplay performances and much more. 

All things related to anime, K-pop, video games, movies and comic books were around the convention for tourists and locals to explore. Local vendors had the opportunity to sell their merchandise and artwork to visitors.  

Jay Roberts, a vendor at Supercon, said, “As part of the retail of running a con or running a business in a con, we’re entertainers, we’re not salespeople. We’re entertainers and we just want you to have a good time, and enjoy yourself. Whether you buy or not doesn’t matter, this is the forum where everybody can actually relax and enjoy themself.” 

There were many interactive areas that included panels, performances and photo opportunities. Many visitors cosplayed for Supercon, which is when people dress up as famous characters. 

“Supercon is a really fun place to come together with friends and family, to shop around, to look at people’s costumes,” said Allison Molina who cosplayed as “Frankie Stein” from Monster High. “For some of us it feels like Halloween, so I think that’s really special.” 

Supercon offers a variety of experiences such as meeting celebrities, voice actors and characters. However, some visitors just enjoy spending time with friends and family during this annual event.  

“I have my friend here with me and we try to do [Supercon] every year and we do like different outfits,” Yeriel Moya, who participated in cosplaying with his friends and family. “It’s like a thing that my family gets involved in a lot. My dad helped make these butterfly wings along with my friends too.” 

For more information visit floridasupercon.com

Katherine Miranda is a senior majoring in broadcast journalism with a music business certificate and dance minor. After graduation she hopes to land a job at a radio station as an art and entertainment journalist.