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Fort Lauderdale , FL - FLORIDA SUPERCON would like to announce the addition of the CGC for the June 22 - June 24 show. The CGC (Comics Guaranty, LLC) will be on hand to accept comic book and comic magazine submissions for grading. As well, The CGC will be on hand to authenticate autographs as part of the CGC signature series. The CGC will be on hand all three days of the event.

Professional comic book grading eliminates concerns about grade misrepresentations by providing an expert assessment of condition and quality. Every comic book certified by CGC is graded by the hobby’s most experienced and trusted team, according to well-established grading standards. Furthermore, every CGC-certified comic book undergoes a thorough restoration check by leading professionals during the certification process. When restoration is detected, it is fully noted on the certification label. Once certified by CGC, a comic book is encapsulated in a state-of-the art, tamper-evident holder, providing superior protection and stability for long-term preservation.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of comic books and graphic novels are taken by fans to comic book and popular culture conventions around the world. They also tote their books to comic book stores and varied public events with just one goal in mind — to have their comics signed by their favorite creators.

Getting comic books signed by creators has been a part of our hobby since early fandom. But signature authentication is a tricky venture. Photographs and videotapes are fine methods, but are not foolproof. Certificates of Authenticity (COA), although accepted in our hobby, are definitely not foolproof either.

There have always been concerns surrounding signature authentication and verification. Now there is a solution!

Collectors can have their comic books and comic magazines signed by their favorite creators in the presence of an exclusive CGC authorized witness. These comics can then be authenticated, graded and certified by CGC under the prestigious CGC Signature Series label.

The prestigious CGC Signature Series label (yellow) is applied to comic books that have been signed by someone of significance to the comic, under the direct observation of a CGC employee or select CGC authorized witness. The signatures are then authenticated by CGC with the labels indicating who signed the book, the date it was signed, and in some cases the location of where it was signed.

After the comic book or comic magazine is signed in the presence of a CGC employee or CGC authorized witness, the book is immediately submitted to CGC for grading and encapsulation in CGC's patented, tamper-evident holder, to become a treasured part of your collection. When buying and selling comic books, the prestigious CGC Signature Series is the hobby's only 100% Authenticated Signature!

Florida Supercon is a multi-format convention for comic book, anime, sci-fi & animation fans taking place June 22-24, 2007 in Ft. Lauderdale . FL. The show will include celebrity guests, writers, artists, filmmakers, vendors, guests, Q&A's, film festival, parties, costume contest, giveaways, anime programming, manga, cosplay, workshops, panels and more.

The current guest list includes:
Roy Thomas (Comic Book Legend: The Avengers, X-Men, Conan, All Star Squadron)
Kevin "BATMAN" Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited)
Rikki Simons (Invader Zim – The voice of Gir)
Alan Burnett (Producer/Writer of Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The Batman)
Dick Giordano (Comic Book Legend: Batman, Superman, Blue Beetle, Supergirl)
Sheldon Moldoff (Golden Age Legend: Batman, Superman, Hawkman)
Christopher Ayres (Anime Voice Actor & Director: Gantz, Trinity Blood, Full Metal Panic)
Chris Patton (Anime Voice Actor and Musician: Full Metal Alchemist, Full Metal Panic)
Todd Nauck (Artist of Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Teen Titans Go!, Wildguard)
Dustin Nguyen (Artist of Batman, Wildcats and The Authority)
Greg Horn (Artist of She Hulk, X-Men, Elektra)
John Wesley Shipp (The Flash)
George Lowe (Space Ghost)
Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force – The voice of Master Shake)
Marcia Wallace (The Simpsons "Edna Krabapple")
Ted Mckeever (Artist of Metropol, Eddy Current, Zombies)
Allen Bellman (Golden Age Legend: Timely Comics, Captain America, Human Torch, Sub-Mariner)
Peelander-Z (The Japanese Comic Punk Action Band)
PLID (electro/synth/pop-glam band)
Michael Winslow (Police Academy, Gremlins)
Cindy Morgan (Tron, Caddyshack, Amazing Stories)
Joe Pekar (Artist)
Chris Notarile (Filmmaker of Power Girl: The Classifieds, Catwoman: Principles)
Niki Notarile (Actress, Catwoman: Principles)
Terribly Odd (Design & Art)
Terry Cronin (Creator of Students of the Unusual)
Joe Fauvel (Comic Artist)
Patrick Martin (Writer/Filmmaker - Students of the Unusual)
& dozens more! For more information and the current guest list, please visit http://www.floridasupercon.com

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Date:May 28th, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC)

Comic Books

One of my favorite pastimes in grammar school was trying to read hidden inside a textbook comic books in the classroom without getting caught. I was not always successful and the Catholic nuns were not amused.

Bazooka Joe bubble gum pieces were wrapped in tiny sheets of waxed paper comics. If you sent in ten comics and a dollar you could get a working camera as a prize. I sent for the camera and a number of other prizes. The camera was a toy camera with a plastic lens but it was functional and took pictures that were not bad.
Date:May 28th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)

Re: Comic Books

Hiding comic books in a classroom?
One of my proudest moments in 8th Grade was getting caught in Math class with a scandal magazine. "Time" magazine with "Charlie's Angels" on the cover.

Old Days, good times that I remember!
Date:May 28th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)

Re: Comic Books

"Charlie's Angels" came along a few years after I escaped grammar school but I'm sure the nuns would have gone ballistic if they caught anyone with their picture on a magazine cover in class.

The funny thing about strict Catholic grammar schools in those days was their allowing unlimited access to a huge pile of National Geographic magazines featuring topless tropical babes that were on the classroom shelf at all times. :)
Date:May 28th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Comic Books

Naked National Geographic made one pursue knowledge and reading!