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March 13, 2018

MEGACON™ RETURNS TO ORLANDO’S ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2018 – MAY 24-27, 2018


Pop Culture Fans Unite Featuring Justice League’s Jason Momoa, Jeff Goldblum celebrating 25 Years of Jurassic Park, The Princess Bride Cast Reunion and More

Event coincides with Star Wars™: Galactic Nights, a special one-night celebration 
at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Orlando, FL – March 7, 2018 – MEGACON™, the Southeast’s largest fan convention with shows in both Orlando and Tampa Bay, returns to the Orange County Convention Center Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, May 27, 2018. This year, MEGACON Orlando expects to welcome more than 100,000 fans throughout the Memorial Day weekend with a long roster of celebrity guests, endless programming and much more. 

Celebrity guests will include Jason Momoa (DC Justice League), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park; Thor: Ragnarok), Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman), Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead), Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Catherine Tate (Doctor Who), Cress Williams (Black Lightning), and The Princess Bride cast reunion featuring Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon and Wallace Shawn. More exciting celebrity appearances will be announced leading up to the four-day event that also features family-friendly activities, shopping, workshops, enhanced anime programming, costume contests and attractions like the Batmobile, Tattoo Alley and more.

“We have so much up our sleeves, we can’t wait to reveal all the new and exciting programming and celebrity fun at MEGACON Orlando 2018,” said Fan Expo HQ Vice President Andrew Moyes. “MEGACON has a history of delivering the ultimate fan experience celebrating the best of movies, comics, TV and pop culture. We’re thrilled to welcome back our fans for a family-friendly, action packed weekend of events.”

New this year, when the show concludes at MEGACON Orlando on Sunday night, fans can extend their fandom experience with Star Wars: Galactic Nights, happening Sunday, May 27, from 7 p.m. – midnight at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The one-night event celebrates the entire Star Wars saga with exclusive, out-of-this-world entertainment, encounters with Star Wars characters, a panel discussion with creators of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – a new land coming to the theme park in 2019, special photo opportunities, event-exclusive merchandise, specialty food & beverage and much more. Limited tickets for this exclusive event can be purchased by visiting www.disneyworld.com/galacticnights or calling 407-W-DISNEY (407 934-7639).

MEGACON Orlando is the Southeast’s largest comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming convention. In 2017, more than 100,000 fans attended MEGACON Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center on Memorial Day Weekend. MEGACON Tampa Bay launched in 2016 and continues to expand in 2018 when it will welcome over 30,000 fans to the Tampa Convention Center, September 21 - September 23, 2018.

MEGACON Orlando’s limited four-day passes and single-day tickets are available for purchase at 
www.megaconorlando.com/tickets starting at $20. Limited tickets for Star Wars Galactic Nights are now available at www.disneyworld.com/galacticnights starting at $124.

For a complete list of programming, guest announcements, and tickets, visit: www.megaconorlando.com

ABOUT FAN EXPO HQ
MEGACON™ Orlando is owned by FAN EXPO HQ, one of the largest entertainment convention groups in North America. Collectively it hosts more than 500,000 fans annually at its shows including FAN EXPO Canada, FAN EXPO Boston, FAN EXPO Vancouver, FAN EXPO Dallas, Toronto Comicon, FAN EXPO Calgary, Dallas Fan Days and MEGACON Tampa Bay.