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April 8, 2018

MEGACON™ ORLANDO ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED CELEBRITY LINE UP INCLUDING ELIJAH WOOD AND JOHN CENA


Tickets and Packages Now Available Starting at $20

Orlando, FL – April 6, 2018 – MEGACON™, the Southeast’s largest fan convention with shows in both Orlando and Tampa Bay, has announced new celebrity appearances and programming for this year’s show. MEGACON Orlando is set to return Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, May 27, 2018 to the Orange County Convention Center with a star-studded line up. Recently added celebrities include:
  • Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings)
  • John Cena, Alexis Bliss, Braun Strowman (WWE Superstars)
  • Billy Dee Williams and Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars)
  • Karl Urban (Star Trek)
  • Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor (Xena: Warrior Princess)
  • Jodi Benson and Christopher Daniel Barnes (The Little Mermaid)
  • Rob Liefeld (Deadpool and X-Force)
  • Mitch Pileggi, William Davis and Annabeth Gish (The X-Files)
In addition to over 400,000 square feet of shopping madness and an incredible celebrity line up, MEGACON Orlando’s 2018 programming highlights include: 


MASTER OF COSPLAY SOUTHEAST QUALIFIER
Practice the art of cosplay in the Master of Cosplay Grand Prix, a new cosplay competition created by FAN EXPO HQ in 2018. Guests can compete in the Southeast Qualifier at MEGACON Orlando on Saturday, May 26 for a chance to win prizes and compete for the title as FAN EXPO’s very first Master of Cosplay Champion in an international finale to be held in Toronto as part of FAN EXPO Canada on Labor Day weekend.

BATMOBILE FROM TIM BURTON’S 1989 BATMAN FILM
Get up close to one of the most famous vehicles in all of film history; The Batmobile from Tim Burton’s 1989 movie “Batman”.

HALO ODST DROP POD EXPERIENCE          
Visionary Entertainment Inc will be joining MEGACON this year and bringing with it the Halo Drop Pod experience. Jump feet first into Hell with this Halo experience. Visionary Entertainment brings Halo ODST characters to life, in a performance followed by a ride in the ODST Drop Pod simulated, plus green screen photos ops too!


STAR WARS BY THE 501ST LEGION
The 501st Legion is one of the greatest fan organizations in the world, and fortunately MEGACON is one of the biggest events of the year for them. If you love Star Wars, you’ll have a busy weekend with panels, workshops and all kinds of Star Wars themed activities. The Stormtroopers provide a spectacle for the eye every year with an elaborate booth, and amazing photo opportunities throughout the weekend.

GREATER FLORIDA LEGO USERS GROUP
Hundreds of square feet of Lego wonderland! Sprawling display with fun and interesting moving parts! Lego play stations so you can build your own creations! All weekend in the Family Zone!

COSPLAY PHOTO PARK
Put on your best costume and get ready to strike a pose in MEGACON’s Cosplay Photo Park!, This awesome feature will allow you and your friends to gather around and get that amazing shot on themed backdrops like a medieval castle, space age exploration, or a post-apocalyptic streetscape.

THE INK-FUSION EMPIRE TATTOO PAVILLION
The Ink-Fusion Empire is the only professional tattoo program that has a license agreement with Lucasfilm LTD. You can get your very own fandom-inspired tattoo at MEGACON Orlando by artists that have inked withStan Lee, Dave Nestler, Arthur Suydam, James O'Barr, and countless other TV and Movie celebrities

FAMILY ZONE
Crafts, superhero meet & greets, coloring contests and Lego nirvana!

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