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    For those of you who are fans of going to conventions and meeting members of your fandom and others, then you will love to hear that Anime Florida has released information for this year's convention!

    Anime Fans Flock to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center for Animate Florida
    August 29, 2016 (Fort Lauderdale, FL) — Animate Florida, Florida’s largest Anime convention, returns September 16th-18th, 2016 to its new home at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. Fans will spend three days celebrating Anime, Animation, Cosplay, Video Games, and Comic Books with some of the biggest names in the animation and anime industries.
    Fans will be able to meet some of their favorite voice actors and enjoy more than 350 hours of programming featuring celebrity Q&As, fan panels, costume contests, entertainment shows, and late night parties. 
    Animate Florida will take up Hall’s A, B, and C, the Floridian Ballroom, and multiple rooms at The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, allowing the show to double in size from previous years at the Miami Airport Convention Center. 
    The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center provides many new opportunities for cosplayers to showcase their costumes. Many meetups are being planned for photo shoots in front of the fountain, under the bridge, and around the waterfront area. 
    “It’s exciting to bring the convention to Fort Lauderdale, which gives us the opportunity to grow the event. We have an amazing guest line up, and I can’t wait to see some of the phenomenal costumes our attendees have been working on in preparation for the con.” said Mike Broder, President of Super Conventions, the parent company of Animate Florida. 
    Some of the highlights for Animate Florida 2016 include:
    • Sailor Moon castStephanie Sheh “Sailor Moon,” Lauren Landa “Sailor Neptune,” Amanda C. Miller “Sailor Jupiter,” Erica Mendez “Sailor Uranus,”
    • One Punch Man: Max Mittelman “Saitama/ One Punch Man.”
    • Panty and Stocking stars: Jamie “Panty” Marchi and Monica “Stocking” Rial.
    • Star Wars animated series voice actors: Julie Dolan “Princess Leia” in Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: Uprising, and Disney Infinity 3, Catherine Taber Padme Amidala in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars,” and “Disney Infinity 3.0,” Matthew Wood General Grievous in “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series,” David Acord stormtrooper FN-2199 in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” GH-7 Medical Droid in “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,” Rotta the Huttlet, Rabbit Droid, Poletecan Leader, and Servant Droid in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” and Protocol Droid #2 and Lead TIE Fighter Pilot in “Star Wars Rebels.”
    • Attack on Titan cast: Attack on Titan stars Lauren Landa “Annie Leonhardt”, Matthew Mercer “Levi”, and Jamie Marchi “Anka Rheinberger” are coming to Animate Florida.
    • Sword Art Online cast: Meet Sword Art Online cast members Lauren Landa “Sakuya”, Stephanie Sheh “Yui”, Amanda C. Miller “Yulier”, Erica Mendez “Yuuki Konno”, and Matthew Mercer “Grimlock.”
    • Other celebrity guests including: Debi Derryberry (Jimmy Neutron, Draculaura on “Mattel’s Monster High,” Zatch on “Zatch Bell”), Tony Oliver ” Rick Hunter in Robotech and Arsène Lupin III in Lupin III” Dana Snyder Master Shake in “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” David Sobolov Drax in “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy ” animated series,
    • Some of the biggest names in the Anime and Animation industries!
    • Multiple costume and cosplay events each day of the show, with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes on the line!
    • Over 200,000 square feet of convention space featuring 350 booths and tables with vendors, celebrity guests, artists, filmmakers, and exhibits. Two stages of entertainment, over 10,000 square feet of video games, plus a dozen rooms for panels, tabletop gaming and screenings.
    About the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
    The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center is South Florida’s premiere waterfront conference facility and is located within walking distance of the best hotels, restaurants and beaches. Entry into the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center from 17th Street is no longer subject to a Port Security Check. The Port Security Checkpoint along Eisenhower Blvd has been pushed back and is now located after the entrance to the Convention Center garage.
    About Animate Florida
    Animate Florida is produced by Super Conventions, the team that also organizes Florida Supercon and Paradise City Comic Con. The event takes place over 3 days, and it is expected to draw 12,000 attendees. 
    Convention Event Hours and Agenda
    ANIMATE FLORIDA will take place at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Convention Center Phone:954.765.5900

    Convention Event Hours / Exhibition Room Hours:
    Friday12:00PM – 1:00AM / 12:00PM – 8:00PM
    Saturday10:00AM – 2:00AM / 10:00AM – 8:00PM
    Sunday10:00AM – 8:00PM / 10:00AM – 6:30PM
    Sara Mineo
    Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

    All information taken from an email from the organizers of Anime Florida.