Magic City Comic Con was a breath of fresh air during January, a typically slow cosplay month. Miami’s convention packed parking lots, shuttle buses and had local police managing the traffic blocking both directions of the entrance.
Anime was the mainstay for the conventions cosplay, followed by gaming costumes, comics and movie/TV characters. Costume contests abounded with prizes for so many categories it was astounding.
Camaraderie during the entire show, and most importantly during the contests, was not only impressive but also accompanied by music and laughter normally witnessed at reunions or family gatherings. Smiles were infectious at all times.
Comic artists and writers such as Tom Grummett, Carl Potts, Andy Lanning, Phil Jimenez, Jon Bogdanove and Dan Slott are normally not seen at conventions – congrats MCCC, they were amazing, talented and crowd friendly guests!
Like Rocky Horror Picture Show? Nell Campbell, Patricia Quinn and Barry Bostwick were there and taking photos with fans. Doctor Who? The best companions he ever had were taking in the Miami heat together, Jenna Coleman and Billie Piper.
The guest list was long as well as the photo and autograph lines! Fav of the day was Jason David Frank, fan friendly and always entertaining, he won the crowd over and people loved him!
Cosplay? Yes, it was amazing and non-stop the entire convention. Total 4.5 thumbs up out of 5 for cosplay friendly convention, with high marks due to weather, cosplay crowd control and free photo booths. The only negative comment is that all of the cosplay could not be seen in one day. Massive throngs of people dispersed across the convention center campus, making it literally impossible to see every costume at the event.
Make your 2016 plans to come to Miami July 4th weekend for Florida Supercon. Florida Supercon is the largest Comic Con in Miami and South Florida and will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. If you do come, make travel and lodging arrangements early, Miami get full that time of year and last minute planning gets expensive.
Pictures in the gallery below were just some of the fantastic, awesome and magical costumes at the venue. So many epic cosplays were there, it’ll take a little while to get them all edited so enjoy the first gallery, the second is on it’s way!
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