Sunday is the fourth and final day of the Superman Celebration, and things really start to wind down. Most of the special guests have departed, and all the major events have been done, with quite a large number of those in attendance leaving to return to their homes, be it by car or by plane.
I headed up to Artist Alley, where I spoke with Art Baltazar, the artist and creator of children’s comic books like “Tiny Titans” and “Superman Family Adventures”. The man is a bundle of energy and really cool to talk to. I think you’ll enjoy the video interview I grabbed with him. Look for it to be posted here in a few days (as soon as I get time to edit and upload everything together). He’s got an upcoming comic book series titled “The Superman of Smallville” which sounds like fun.
I was able to catch a screening of the “Supermen: World War” fan film by DJC Filmz, which was quite impressive. I snagged an interview with the writer/director and the actor who played Superman, which you’ll see posted in the next few days. The film isn’t available online yet, but you can find the trailer and bloopers online.
The “Stump the Experts” trivia event was fun, with fellow fans trying to out do each other with their knowledge of all things Superman. Compare Chris made me feel very welcome, with the crowd in attendance giving me a nice cheer when he asked me to introduce myself when I got up on the microphone for my turn. I’m pleased to say I wasn’t ejected on the first question asked of me… that would have been embarrasing. Continue reading
The Metropolis Super Con 2018 is set for Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10 during the annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL.
The Superman Celebration starts Thursday June 7 and runs through Sunday and attracts up to 25,000 visitors, according to the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce. For a full list of all the fantastic Superman Celebration festivities and guests, visit their website at supermancelebration.net.
The Metropolis Super Con once again is free and open to the public and will feature over 40 vendor tables. Fans of Superman and the whole Movie-TV-Comic Book genre will find plenty of merchandise and collectibles. Vendor merchandise will run the gamut of these and other fields and such specialty items as: Comic books, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, Gaming, Movie and TV, Star Wars, Star Trek, artwork, vintage and newer toys, action figures, die-cast vehicles, costumes and accessories, music memorabilia, advertising, trading cards and more!
The Super Con is located at 715 Market Street, next to Thor’s Gym, caddy-corner from the Lois Lane statue, and 2 and 1/2 blocks from the Superman Statue. This is the fourth year Super Con will be held at the same location, so come on out from the heat and enjoy the air conditioning while you browse for your favorite collectible! Convention hours are Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 2:00 PM.
Superman is the brainchild of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster who first envisioned the character in 1932 and later had his first appearance in Action Comics #1 in June 1938. What Jerry and Joe did not know at the time was that they had created a character that would become the signature icon of DC Comics and the most universally recognized hero in human history.
Since 1938, the character of Superman/Clark Kent has appeared in every imaginable media form including television, film, novelizations, and even a Broadway show.
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