Flying into Metropolis Next Week? *chuckle*


 
Superman Celebration June 9-12 in Metropolis
By Metropolis Tourism METROPOLIS, IL – One of Metropolis’ biggest weeks of the year is drawing near. From Thursday, June 9, through Sunday, June 12 the town of fewer than 7,000 people will become a real metropolis, or at least close to it, as thousands of visitors from around the country, and even around the world, visit for the 33rd annual Superman Celebration.
Here's the schedule of events for the Superman Celebration June 9-12 in Metropolis. 

Thursday, June 9 
12:00 PM Information and Souvenir Booth opens at Metro Tent 
5:00 PM Sonshine Amusements opens -500 E. Fifth St. 
5:00 PM Opening Ceremony & Skit at Superman Statue with special guest: Miss Illinois, Whitney Thorpe-Klinsky 
5:30 PM Lois Lane Award & Helping Hands Award at Metro Stage 
5:30 PM Sign-in for window painting contest at Man of Steel Tent 
6-6:30 PM Meet Superman at Superman Statue 
6:00 PM Gospel Music with Cross Harmony on Metro Stage 
6:30 PM “Super Friends” Meet, Eat, & Bowl at Bob’s Bowling Alley 
7:00 PM Color Superman Posters at Smallville Tent 
7:30 PM Kids Karaoke at Smallville Tent 
7:00 PM Gospel Music with Brian Free and Assurance 

Friday, June 10 
7:00 AM First half of Autograph session tickets available in front of Chamber, 1 per person. 
10:00 AM Meet Superman! At Superman Statue 
10:00 AM Artist Alley & Writer’s Way open to public 
10-12 PM Meet “Darla” Tracy Lewis & “Nuclear Man” Mark Pillow at Artist Alley 
10:30 AM Superman Homepage Meet & Greet at Hardee's 
11:00 AM Superman Radio Show at Metro Tent 
11:00 AM Cartooning for Kids with Lin Workman at Artist Alley 
11:00 AM Freestyle Connection BMX Bike Stunt Show- Man of Steel Area 
11:30 AM Supersilly Games at Smallville Tent 
11:30 AM 2nd Annual Superman Super Site Meet & Greet at Dippin Dots 
12:00 PM Part 1: “Breaking Into the Business of Comics” Seminar with Martheus Wade and Andrew Chandler at The Carpenters Union Hall, across from Noel Neill Statue. 
12:30 PM “Kryptello” eating contest at Man of Steel Tent 
1:00 PM Q & A with Tracy Lewis and Mark Pillow at Metro Tent 
1:30 PM Freestyle Connection BMX Bike Stunt Show – Man of Steel Area 
1:30 PM Hooked on Science with Jason Lindsey at Smallville Tent 
2:00 PM DC Comics Q & A with special guest Jamal Igle & Freddie Williams II 
2:30 PM Super fan Baseball game at Metropolis Sports Park (must sign release) 
2-5 PM Meet “Darla” Tracy Lewis & “Nuclear Man” Mark Pillow at Artist Alley 
2-9 PM Supercity Slugfest, baseball tournament at American Legion ballpark 
2:30 PM Superman Trivia with the Rinaldi’s at Metro Tent 
2:30 PM Muley and Friends – Puppet Show at Smallville Tent 
3:00 PM 60 Seconds to be Super! Fun contest at Man of Steel Tent 
4:00 PM Kids Superhero Costume Contest at Smallville Tent 
5:00 PM Costume Parade for all ages! Starts at Smallville tent- ends at Superman Statue 
5:00 PM Sonshine Amusements Carnival opens – 500 E. Fifth Street 
5:30 PM Unveiling of “Walk of Heroes” at Superman Statue 
5:30 PM Freestyle Connection BMX Bike Stunt Show – Man of Steel Area 
6:00 PM Meet Superman! At Superman Statue 
6:00 PM Eddie Pennington at Metro Tent – Award Winning Guitarist 
6:00 PM OMEGA FORCE – Christian Strength Team Exhibition- Man of Steel Area 
6:00 PM Artist Alley & Writer’s Way Closes 
7:00 PM Kids Superhero Gameshow at Smallville Tent 
7:00 PM Bluegrass music with Kati Penn & Newtown at Metro Tent 
7:00 PM Doors reopen at Artist Alley for Movie nite $3 admission 
7:30 PM Movie Nite- Adventures of Superboy- Darla Goes Ballistic with special introduction by Tracy Lewis – Artist Alley
8:30 PM Movie Nite – Superman IV: Quest for Peace with special introduction by Mark Pillow at Artist Alley 

Saturday, June 11 
7:00 AM 2nd half of Autograph Session tickets available in front of Metro Chamber. One ticket per person 
8:00 AM Kiwanis Super Bike Trek- Starts at Fort Massac State Park 
9:00 AM Autograph Session A at Banterra Bank. Ticket required. See autograph info in schedule book. Alaina Huffman, Brandon Routh, Sam Huntington 
10:00 AM Artist Alley & Writer’s Way opens to public 
10:00 AM ZUMBA with Michelle & the Metropolis Z-Crew at Superman Square 
10-12 PM Meet “Darla” Tracy Lewis & “Nuclear Man” Mark Pillow at Artist Alley 
10:00 AM Hooked on Science with Jason Lindsey at Smallville Tent 
10:00 AM Autograph Session B at Banterra Bank. Ticket required. See autograph info in schedule book. Alaina Huffman, Brandon Routh, Sam Huntington 
10:00 AM Washer Pitching Tournament at Metropolis Girl Scout House 
10:00 AM Superman Challenge – Man of Steel Area with Metropolis Fire Dept. 
10 – 9 PM Supercity Slugfest Baseball Tournament at American Legion ballpark 
10:30 AM Freestyle Connection BMX Bike Stunt Show- Man of Steel area 
11:00 AM Meet Superman! At Superman Statue 
11:00 AM “Digitally Drawing Comics” with Freddie Williams II at Artist Alley 
11:00 AM Weigh-in for SLP Superman Classic Deadlift & Benchpress Comp. Man of Steel area 
11:30 AM Q & A at Metro Tent – Alaina Huffman, Brandon Routh & Sam Huntington 
12:00 PM Super Silly Games at Smallville Tent 
1:00 PM Superman Trivia with the Rinaldi’s at Metro Tent 
1:00 PM “Reading with Pictures” program with Josh Elder at Artist Alley 
1:00 PM Color a Cape with Metropolis Planet on the Courthouse lawn 
1:00 PM SLP Superman Classic Deadlift & Benchpress Competition –Man of Steel area 
2:00 PM SuperDog Show at Smallville Tent 
2:00 PM Part II “Breaking into the Business of Comics” seminar with Martheus Wade and Andrew Chandler at Carpenters Union Hall, across from Noel Neill Statue.
2-5 PM Meet “Darla” Tracy Lewis & “Nuclear Man” Mark Pillow at Artist Alley 
2:30 PM VIP Autograph Session at Banterra Bank. VIP ticket required. Alaina Huffman, Brandon Routh & Sam Huntington 
3:00 PM Metropolis Citizen Swearing-in Ceremony at Superman Statue 
3:00 PM Sign-in for Beautiful Baby contest at Smallville tent 
3:30 PM Freestyle Connection BMX Bike Stunt Show- Man of Steel area 
4:00 PM Autograph Session C at Banterra Bank. Ticket required. See info in schedule book. Alaina Huffman, Brandon Routh, & Sam Huntington. 
4:00 PM Sound Check for WMOK Country Showdown at Metro Tent 
4:00 PM Beautiful Baby Contest at Smallville Tent 
5:00 PM Sonshine Amusements Carnival opens at 500 E. Fifth Street 
5:00 PM Sign-in for Supergirl & Superboy Pageant at Smallville Tent. Must be pre-registered. 
5:00 PM Freestyle Connection BMX Bike Stunt Show- Man of Steel area 
5:00 PM WMOK Country Showdown at Metro Tent 
5:00 PM Autograph Session D at Banterra Bank. Ticket required. See info in schedule book. Alaina Huffman, Brandon Routh, & Sam Huntington 
5:30 PM OMEGA FORCE Christian Strength Team Exhibition – Man of Steel area 
6:00 PM Supergirl & Superboy pageant at Smallville tent 
6:00 PM Ohio Valley Car Show at Washington Park 
6:00 PM George & Noel Awards and SuperAuction at Metropolis Community Center 
6:30 PM Artist Alley & Writer’s Way closes 
7:00 PM Classic Rock & Blues with Crestview Kings at Metro Tent 
7:00 PM Doors reopen at Artist Alley & Writer’s Way 
7:30 PM Fan Film Competition presentation and awards ceremony 
7:30 PM Renegade Pro Wrestling- 2011 Superman Celebration Smack Down- Man of Steel area 
10:30 PM After Hours Dance Party at Artist Alley & Writer’s Way. Characters welcome! 

Sunday, June 12 
8:00 AM Rotary Club Car Show at Fort Massac State Park 
10-12:30 AM Sign-up for $1,000 Costume Contest at Metro Tent 
10:30 AM Winners of Art Contests announced at Metro Tent 
11:00 AM Stump the Superman Expert at Metro Tent 
11:00 AM Kids Gameshow at Smallville Tent 
12:00 PM Metropolis Citizen Swearing-in Ceremony at Superman Statue 
12:30 PM Parade of Characters! $1,000 Costume Entrants will parade down Market Street 
12:30 PM OMEGA FORCE Christian Strength team exhibition – Man of Steel area 
1:00 PM $1000 Costume Contest at Metro Tent 
2:30 PM Kid’s Karaoke and Color a giant comic at Smallville Tent 
3:00 PM Kid’s Scavenger Hunt at Smallville Tent 
3:00 PM Renegade Pro Wrestling – 2011 Superman Celebration Smack Down at Man of Steel area. Admission is $10 
4:00 PM Closing Skit


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