There really is a city named Metropolis, and its hero is Superman.  They’ve celebrated this national treasure every year for the past 40 years, and believe it on not, you’re invited.

June 7th – 10th is the 40th anniversary of the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois.  That’s where like-minded Super Fans celebrate the World’s 1st and best Hero.  You can slip into your tights, put your underwear on over your clothes, and party with like-minded people of all ages.  There are skits, a parade, a film festival, a costume competition, special celebrity guests, special superman-themed events and booths, a one-of-a-kind superman museum,  a Noel Neil memorial statue, and  a two-story superman statue smack dab in the middle of town.  And if that’s not enough super goodness for you; the town even has it’s own official Superman, Joshua Boultinghouse.  And the man’s definitely a Truth, Justice, and American Way kind of guy! (I should know; he’s my best friend.)


At this year’s celebration, special guests Include:  Brandon Routh, Superman in SUPERMAN RETURNS… Shaun Sipos, Adam Strange in SyFy’s KRYPTON… Blake Ritson, Brainiac in SyFy’s KRYPTON… Jack O’Halloran, Non in SUPERMAN-THE MOVIE and SUPERMAN II… Ilya Salkind, Producer of SUPERMAN-THE MOVIE, SUPERMAN II, SUPERBOY the TV Series, and SUPERGIRL the Movie…

To check out the rest of the guest list, and get info on events etc., check out the website:

And my name isn’t Jimmy Olsen, but Superman really is my best friend, and here’s the pic to prove it.  (Pictured: Joshua Boultinghouse & Walter Doty)