Florida Supercon, Past Present Fugure Comics & Austin St. John Team Up for ALS "Super" Ice Bucket Challenge

Sep 3rd 2014
PRESS RELEASE: FLORIDA SUPERCON, PAST PRESENT FUTURE COMICS, & AUSTIN ST. JOHN “THE ORIGINAL RED POWER RANGER” TEAM UP FOR ALS “SUPER” ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

This Saturday, September 6, Austin St. John and Florida Supercon will be hosting the ALS “Super” Ice Bucket Challenge at Past Present Future Comics in Davie, FL. Several other members of the Comic Book and Geek Culture community in South Florida will be participating as well to help raise money and awareness for ALS.

Davie, FL — The Original Red Power Ranger, Austin St. John is coming to South Florida this Saturday, September 6 to lead the charge in raising money and awareness for ALS by participating in The ALS “Super” Ice Bucket Challenge. Austin has enlisted the help of Mike Broder, organizer of Florida Supercon, and Mark Gallo, owner of Past Present Future Comics to help organize and host the event.

Several members of the South Florida Comic Book and Geek Culture community will be joining Austin, Florida Supercon, and Past Present Future, including the organizers of Palm Con: The Palm Beach County Comic Con, Rangerstop: The Power Ranger Convention, Comic Book publishers Cosmic Times and Creature Entertainment, The stars of Ronin Pro Wrestling, The Supergirls of Supercon Cosplay Team, local cosplayer Alexia Jean Grey, as well as staff members of Magic City Comic Con, Animate! Miami, and Pinned Miami.

The event will be from 2:00pm until 6:00pm at Past Present Future Comics, 5917 S. University Drive, Davie FL. 33328. 100% of all proceeds will be donated to the ALS Association to support ALS awareness and research. Donations will be raised in the following manner:

  • Open donations will be accepted all day long.
  • Past Present Future Comics will donate 20% of ALL sales inside the store.
  • Dump an Ice Bucket on Austin St. John's head: $25 minimum donation.
  • Take the Ice Bucket Challenge with Austin in a group: $5 minimum donation.
  • Austin will be signing autographs and doing photo ops all day long for additional donations.
  • Florida Supercon, Animate! Miami, Pinned Miami, Magic City Comic Con, and Ronin Pro Wrestling will have items for sale (T-Shirts, posters, prints, autographs, etc...) with 100% of all proceeds going to the charity.

There will be buckets available for participants to use, or they may bring their own bucket. Austin will initial everyone's bucket after they take the challenge! Buckets will be available for purchase, with 100% of all proceeds to go to the charity. Ice and Water will be provided.

About Austin St. John
Austin is an actor, martial artist, paramedic, and firefighter best known for his role in the television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as Jason Lee Scott, the original Red Ranger and first leader of the Power Rangers. In recent years Austin has taken on the role of a real life hero as a nationally registered paramedic (NREMT-P) and firefighter, recently returning from the middle east where he spent several years as a Medic and/or Tactical Medical Operator (TMO) attached to various US military operations.

About Florida Supercon
Florida Supercon is the largest geek culture event in South Florida, servicing the comic book, anime, animation, sci-fi, cosplay and geek culture community. In addition to the main event, which attracts over 43,000 fans, Florida Supercon also organizes several other events, including Animate! Miami, Magic City Comic Con, Pinned Miami, and Ronin Pro Wrestling. Florida Supercon was founded by Mike Broder in 2006. www.floridasupercon.com

About Past Present Future Comics
Past Present Future is the largest chain of Comic Book and Gaming stores in South Florida, with 3 locations across Broward and Palm Beach counties. Past Present Future opened their first store in 1982, and has served the local community for over 30 years. Past Present Future is owned by Mark Gallo. www.ppfcomics.com

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