Super-Con Hits San Jose May 17 & 18

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THE EVENT Super-Con is bringing the biggest and brightest stars of comics, sci-fi and pop culture to downtown San Jose on Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18. Super-Con returns to San Jose for the second year, bringing nonstop action to the San Jose Convention Center's South Hall.

SUPER GUESTS (Visit our site for a complete, up-to-the-minute list): Super-Con's impressive guest list of comics professionals, television stars, and more places it among the top fan-friendly conventions in the U.S.:
Sergio Aragonés, artist and writer; Groo, MAD, Will Eisner's The Spirit.
David Bullock, episode director; The Clone Wars animated TV series.
Travis Charest, cover artist; WildC.A.T.s, Metabarons, Star Wars art.
Frank Cho, Liberty Meadows, Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil.
Jorge Garcia, actor; yes, we've got Hurley from Lost!
Michael Golden, Doctor Strange, Micronauts, Nightwing.
Greg Horn, cover artist; Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Elektra.
Adam Hughes, cover artist; Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Tomb Raider;.
Joe Jusko, painter of Tomb Raider, Tarzan, Vampirella, numerous trading cards series.
Steve Leialoha, inker; Fables, many Marvel titles.
Daniel Logan, actor; young Boba Fett from Star Wars:Episode II.
Terry Moore, Strangers in Paradise, Birds of Prey, Echo, Spider-Man, Runaways.
Bill Morrison, co-founder of Bongo Comics, publisher of The Simpsons comic books.
Mystery Science Theater 3000, original cast!
Sanjulian, legendary Spanish artist famed for his cover work on Vampirella, Creepy and Eerie magazines.
Jane Weidlin, the Go-Go's, VH1's The Surreal Life.
And many, many more!

HIGHLIGHTS  Building on the success of last year's show, Super-Con 2008 features even more panels, discussions, displays and presentations by icons and industry leaders.  The 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 v. 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.

Special feature: International artists from Spain, the Philippines, and France, many making their first Bay Area appearances, bring an international flavor and their exceptional artworks to the show.

WHEN  Saturday, May 17: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 18: 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 third annual Super-Con is brought to Bay Area fans by a group of local comics professionals and fans.

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