The Florida Xtravaganza Toy, Comic, Art & Fan Convention is Back!
November 8, 2013

Don’t miss “The Coolest Show on Earth!”
November 15-17, 2013 at the Doubletree Orlando Seaworld


The Florida Xtravaganza Toy, Comic, Art and Fan Convention (FX) is back! A staple event in Orlando for over 20 years, the show took a 3 year Hiatus and now due to overwhelming fan demand returns to Orlando November 15-17, 2013. FX features exhibitors selling Vintage and collectible toys, comic books, sci-fi, sports, anime and just about everything else to float the biggest geek’s boat! In addition The event supports local artists, actors, charities and businesses.

Appearing as celebrity guests at this year’s Florida Xtravaganza

Jaleel White of “Total Blackout”, “Dancing with the Stars” and the classic TV sit-com “Family Matters” as the iconic Steve Urkel. This is Jaleel’s first signing.

Barry Bostwick Film and Broadway Star with a long list of credits including “The Rocky Horror Picture Picture Show” and “Spin City”.

Joseph Gatt of “THOR”, “Star Trek Into The Darkness”, Kratos from “God of War”, and has just wrapped shooting an undisclosed character in the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones”.

J. LaRose of “Now You See Me”, “Insidious” and “SAW”.

“A Christmas Story” Reunion featuring guests Scott Schwartz, Zack Ward, Ian Petrella and Yano Anaya celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Holiday Classic

Local actor Michael Santi is making a name for himself becoming one of Florida’s most in demand and respected actors. He is the co-founder of “The Orlando Actors Group” in Central Florida. His goal is to help bring central Florida to the silver screen more often.

CREATORS ALLEY features dozens of local artists, writers and creators of all kinds.

Please check our website below for a complete list of guests and guest artists.

The Florida Xtravaganza is a fun filled weekend long event for the entire family. Children are free with a paying adult.

When; November 15- 17, 2013 – Exhibit hall hours; Friday 4PM-9PM, Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sunday 11AM-5PM. (Parties and other after hour events will be taking place. Please check the website for a complete schedule.)

Where; Doubletree Orlando Seaworld Resort, 10100 International Dr. Orlando Florida

Tickets; Price range $15 – 20 daily per adult, children 10 and under free with adult.




Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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