November 1st, 2006

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Florida Supercon: Nature abhors a vacuum

For three years, "Screamfest" built a solid
reputation as a fan’s convention. Each year the event
became so big that it outgrew Broward County .
Promoters Pete Mongrelli and Blaine Kimball moved
"Screamfest" to a more convention friendly area,
Orlando . While "Screamfest 2006" outgrew their
local fan base, local fans felt like the Brooklyn
Dodger fans when their team “went Hollywood .”

Nature abhors a vacuum and "Florida Supercon"
promoter Mike Broeder knows this. Tapping into a post
Halloween market, Broeder has created a convention
that celebrates comic books, science fiction, anime
and professional wrestling. Two of the biggest names
in the Broward County comic book business;
will have booths there for special sales and
promotional items that support the Celebrity Guests.
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Florida Supercon: Actors from "Superman" movies to attend

Being the "Florida Supercon," the "Superman"
mythos plays a big part of Mike Broeder’s convention. The
original Lois Lane, Noelle Neill will be in
attendance, along with Christopher Reeve’s Lois Lane ,
Margot Kidder.

Kidder’s mute nemesis, Jack O’Halloran
from "Superman II" and "Dragnet" will discuss
battling both "Superman" and Sargent Joe Friday. A
former professional boxer, O'Halloran also battled
former Heavyweight Champions Ken Norton and George

From the "Superboy" television, Gerard
Christopher represents the Man of Steel in this
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Florida Supercon: Florida Influences

Of local celebrities;
the ever reliable Kenny Miller
will hold a press conference in which he will discuss
his professional experiences with Orson Wells,
Charlton Heston and Janet Leigh from the film noir
classic, "Touch of Evil."

1960’s Pin-up queen and Elvis Presley costar, Chris Noel,
will discuss her experiences entertaining the troops during the Vietnam
war. Her story inspired Vietnam vet Doug Murray to
contribute an article in Marvel comics, “The Nam” in
which she inspired one soldier one lonely Christmas
during wartime.

Cindy Morgan was the leading lady in the two cult
flicks; "Tron" and "Caddyshack." Filmed at the
Boca Raton Hotel and Resort and the Doral Country
Club, Cindy recalled her "Caddyshack" days.

“The set was like "Animal House" on a golf course.
It's amazing that we got anything done, even
more amazing that a memorable comedy was the
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Florida Supercon: "Playgiarism" is set to premiere

A convention such as "Florida Supercon" can provide
opportunity for writers, artists and independent film
makers. Now a Palm Beach resident, Cindy Morgan
says of the business potential for our community;

“Florida is Paradise. What's not to like? Get honest
financial backers, a great script, and a producer
who's not criminally insane, and you've got yourself
a hit!“

Beyond the celebrities guests, a convention like the
"Florida Supercon" provides an opportunity for local
filmmakers to premiere their motion pictures.

Writer/director Jose Prendes has produced a movie
about the travails of independent film making. Titled
"Playgiarism," this locally produced film tells the
tale of Jeff (Prendes)and his odd relationships with
creative people. Pepper (Karen Ross) is an aggressive
salesperson who would like Jeff to produce her play.
Dave (Woody Meckes) is a pseudo rock star who decides
he needs to make a career change into drama.

At one point in "Playgiarism," Jeff and Pepper meet a
tall man in the video store. It is a brief scene in
which the tall man in denim has six lines, all one
word answers that set up the film's overall theme. The
actor portraying the customer in denim is the author
of this column.

"Florida Supercon" begins Friday night and lasts
until Sunday night at the Hollywood Beach Resort. For
ticket information contact