Superman Celebration 2018 Schedule

Thursday, June 7

  • 4:00 PM – Helicopter Rides Ticket Booth opens (Superman Square)
  • 5:00 PM – Welcome and Opening Ceremony (Superman Statue)
  • 5:00 – 10:00 PM – Sonshine Carnival (Dorothy Miller Park)
  • 6:00 PM – Lois Lane and Helping Hand Award Ceremonies (Metro Tent)
  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Meet Superman (Superman Statue)
  • 6:30 PM – Color Superman Posters & Kids Karaoke (Smallville Tent)
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM – Street Chalk Art (Smallville Tent)
  • 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Superman Road Race (Fort Massac Park)
  • 7:00 – 8:30 PM – Southern Gospel music with Ball Brothers (Metro Tent)
  • 7:00 – 10:00 PM – Super Friends Super Bowl (ing) (Metropolis Super Bowl)
  • 8:30 PM – Superman the Movie (Smallville Tent)

Friday, June 8

  • 9:30 AM – Helicopter Rides ticket booth opens (Superman Square)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM – Superman Radio Show with live actors and sound effects (Metro Tent)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM – Puppet Making Workshop with Kevin Williams & Muley (Smallville Tent)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Superboy TV Series: Behind the scenes footage and restored photos (Hall of Justice)
  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM – Meet Superman (Superman Statue)
  • 10:00 AM – Noon – Autograph Zone: Jack O’Halloran, Jeff East, Aaron Smolinksi, and Ilya Salkind (Planet Krypton)
  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Meet the Writers and Artists (Planet Krypton)
  • 11:00 -11:30 AM – Super Writing: Fact & Fiction with Brian K. Morris, Michael Eury and Daniel Peretti (Metro Tent)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 AM – Super Silly Games & prizes (Smallville)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 AM – 60 Seconds to Super Game (Man of Steel Tent)
  • 11:30 AM -12:30 PM – Superman Supersite Meet & Greet (Fat Edds)
  • Noon – 12:30 PM – Live Speed Painting with Steve Walden. Artwork will be raffled off. (Superman Statue)
  • Noon – 12:30 PM – Happy Birthday Superman Eating Contest (Smallville Tent)
  • 1:00 PM – Swearing in Ceremony for Honorary Citizens (Superman Statue)
  • 1:00 – 1:30 PM – Kids Superhero Training Academy (Smallville Tent)
  • 1:30 – 2:30 PM – Actors Q&A:  Jack O’Halloran, Aaron Smolinski, Jeff East, and Ilya Salkind (Metro Tent)
  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM – Great American Puzzler Team Competition (Man of Steel Tent)
  • 3:00 PM – Superman vs Batman Tug of War sign-up, costumes encouraged (Smallville Tent)
  • 3:00 – 3:30 PM – Meet the Tiny Titans creator, Art Baltazar, special appearance by the Tean Titans (Smallville Tent)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM – Meet Superman: Phone Booth photo-op (Chamber of Commerce)
  • 3:00 – 6:00 PM – Autograph Zone:  Jack O’Halloran, Jeff East, Aaron Smolinksi, and Ilya Salkind (Planet Krypton)
  • 4:00 – 4:30 PM – Comic Art Panel:  Alex Saviuk, Peter Poplaski & Art Baltazar ( Metro Tent)
  • 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Meet John Newton (Chamber of Commerce)
  • 4:30 – 5:00 PM – Superman the Movie Collectables & Autographs (Hall of Justice)
  • 4:30 – 5:00 PM – Muley & Friends Puppet Show (Smallville Tent)
  • 5:00 – 5:30 PM – Kids Superhero Costume Contest (Smallville Tent)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 PM – Super Cruise Car Show (Washington Park)
  • 5:00 – 10:00 PM – Sonshine Carnival (Dorothy Miller Park)
  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM – Superman Jeopardy with the Rinaldi’s (Metro Tent)
  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Costume Parade, all ages. Photo-op at Statue (from Smallville Tent to Superman Statue)
  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Super Improv (Man of Steel tent)
  • 6:30 – 8:00 PM – Music by Corey Evitts (Smallville Tent)
  • 6:30 – 7:00 PM – USA Championship Wrestling (Iron Fist Alley)
  • 6:30 – 7:30 PM – Meet Superman (Superman Statue)
  • 8:00 PM – Margo Kidder Tribute Film by Jim Bowers followed by Superman the Movie (Smallville Tent)
  • 8:00 -10:30 PM – Dance Party in honor of Superman’s 80th Anniversary (Metro Tent)
  • 8:30 – 9:00 PM – Superboy TV Series, 30th Anniversary Screening (Smallville Tent)
  • 8:30 – 9:00 PM – Metro Rock n Retro rock band and classic video game competition (Man of Steel Tent)

Saturday, June 9

  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM – Autograph Session A.  Brandon Routh, Blake Ritson, and Shaun Sipos. Ticket required (Planet Krypton)
  • 9:00 – 11:00 AM – Superman Classic Push/Pull Competition weigh-in (Ironfist Alley)
  • 9:30 AM – Helicopter Rides ticket booth opens (Superman Square)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM – Puppet Making Workshop with Kevin Williams & Muley (Smallville Tent)
  • 10:00 – 10:30 AM – NASA and the Science of Superman (Hall of Justice)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Meet Superman (Superman Statue)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Autograph Session B.  Brandon Routh, Blake Ritson, and Shaun Sipos. Ticket required (Planet Krypton)Ticket required (Planet Krypton)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Superman Jeopardy with the Rinaldi’s (Metro Tent)
  • 10:00 AM – Noon – Autograph Zone:  Jack O’Halloran, Jeff East, Aaron Smolinksi, and Ilya Salkind (Planet Krypton)
  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Meet the Writers and Artists (Planet Krypton)
  • 11:00 AM – Noon – Superman Classic Push/Pull Competition warm-up (Ironfist Alley)
  • 11:30 AM – Noon – Brandon Routh appearance (Superman Statue)
  • 11:30 AM – Noon – Muley & Friends Puppet Show (Smallville Tent)
  • 11:45 AM –  Brandon Routh (Superman Statue)
  • Noon – Superman Classic Push/Pull Tournament (Ironfist Alley)
  • Noon – 12:30 PM – Q&A with Brandon Routh (Metro Tent)
  • Noon – 12:30 PM – Super Silly Games (Smallville Tent)
  • Noon – 3:45 PM – Beautiful Baby Contest registration (Smallville Tent)
  • Noon – 5:45 PM – Supergirl/Superboy Contest registration (Smallville Tent)
  • Noon – 10:00 PM – Sonshine Carnival (Dorothy Miller Park)
  • 12:30 – 2:30 PM – Meet John Newton (Chamber of Commerce)
  • 1:00 – 1:30 PM – Blake Ritson & Shaun Sipos appearance (Superman Statue)
  • 1:00 – 1:30 PM – Color A Cape with the Metropolis Planet (Smallville Tent)
  • 1:30 – 2:00 PM – Q&A:  Blake Ritson & Shaun Sipos
  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM – Meet and Learn to Draw with Philo Barnhart, appearance by Little Mermaid, Ariel (Smallville Tent)
  • 2:30 – 3:00 PM – Swearing in Ceremony for Honorary Citizens (Superman Statue)
  • 2:30 – 3:00 PM – Superman Trivia: The Christopher Reeve Years (Hall of Justice)
  • 2:30 – 6:00 PM – Autograph Zone:  Jack O’Halloran, Jeff East, Aaron Smolinksi, and Ilya Salkind (Planet Krypton)
  • 3:00 – 3:30 PM – John Newton appearance (Superman Statue)
  • 3:00 – 3:30 PM – Super Dog Show (Smallville Tent)
  • 3:00 – 3:45 PM – Beautiful Baby Contest check-in (Smallville Tent)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM – Autograph Session C. Brandon Routh, Blake Ritson, and Shaun Sipos. Ticket required (Planet Krypton)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM – Meet Superman Phone Booth photo-op (Chamber of Commerce)
  • 3:30 – 4:00 PM – Q&A with John Newton (Metro Tent)
  • 4:00 – 4:30 PM – Beautiful Baby Contest (Smallville Tent)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM – Autograph Session D, ticket required (Planet Krypton)
  • 4:30 – 5:30 PM – Superman the Movie (Hall of Justice)
  • 4:30 – 6:00 PM – Meet John Newton (Chamber of Commerce)
  • 4:30 PM – Superman The Movie (Hall of Justice)
  • 5:00 PM – Save the Massac Theater Silent Auction, doors open at 4:30 PM. (Happy Hearts Senior Center)
  • 5:00 – 5:30 PM – 80 Years Looking Super, live models showing the ever-changing Man of Steel (Metro Tent)
  • 5:00 – 5:45 PM – Supergirl/Superboy Contest check-in (Smallville Tent)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM – Open Autograph Session E, no ticket required (Planet Krypton)
  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM – Supergirl/Suberboy Contest (Smallville Tent)
  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Superman Generations, 80th Anniversary Photo Shoot (Hall of Justice)
  • 6:30 – 7:00 PM – USA Championship Wrestling (Iron Fist Alley)
  • 7:00 PM – Featured music by Jamie Kelley (Metro Tent)
  • 7:30 – 8:00 PM – Supermen: World War, Fan Film Panel (Smallville Tent)
  • 9:30 – 10:00 PM – Supermen: World War, Fan Film encore screening

Sunday, June 10

  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Rotary Club Super Car Show (Fort Massac Park)
  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Meet the Writers and Artists (Planet Krypton)
  • 11:00 AM – Supermen: World War, Fan Film screening (Hall of Justice)
  • 11:00 – 12:30 AM – Stump the Superman Expert hosted by Chris Brockow (Metro Tent)
  • 11:00 AM – 1 PM – Heroes & Villains Costume Contest registration (Smallville Tent)
  • 11:30 – Noon – Muley & Friends Puppet Show (Smallville Tent)
  • Noon – Helicopter Rides ticket booth opens (Superman Square)
  • Noon – 12:30 PM – Meet our Metropolis Superman (Metro Tent)
  • Noon – 12:30 PM – Superhero Gameshow (Smallville Tent)
  • 1:00 PM – Parade of Characters (Smallville Tent to Superman Statue)
  • 1:00 PM – Kids Karaoke & Color a Giant Comic (Smallville Tent)
  • 1:00 – 1:30 PM – Stump the Superman Expert (Metro Tent)
  • 1:30 PM – USA Championship Wrestling (Ironfist Alley)
  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM – Super Scavenger Hunt (Smallville Tent)
  • 2:00 – 4:00 PM – The Heroes and Villains Costume Contest (Metro Tent)
  • 4:00-5:00 PM – Closing Ceremony

Planet Krypton is in the Courthouse Annex (Old Banterra Bank building) behind Lois Lane Statue. For some of the event details, see our Post.

The schedule is subject to change. 
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