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November 15, 2017

FLORIDA - Celebrate the holidays in Tampa Bay


This year, the Season of Lights is the reason to be in Tampa Bay! Experience Florida's Most diverse destination with special holiday flavor. From the historic brick streets of Ybor City to the modern high-rises lining the sparkling Hillsborough River, Tampa Bay twinkles with life. Treasure awaits.

October 29, 2017

MAROON 5 ANNOUNCE 2018 RED PILL BLUES TOUR

FIRST LEG KICKS OFF IN MAY 2018
WITH TICKETS ON SALE STARTING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th AT TICKETMASTER.COM 
AMERICAN EXPRESS® PRESALE BEGINS OCTOBER 30th 
 
Maroon 5’s Highly Anticipated NEW Studio Album RED PILL BLUES Set to Debut Friday, November 3rd via 222/ Interscope

Band to kick off their “Red Pill Blues Release” week with Performances on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “TODAY”
 & “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

October 5, 2017

MEGACON™ TAMPA BAY 2017 WRAPS ANOTHER YEAR WITH OVER $25,000 RAISED FOR HURRICANE RELIEF WITH STAN LEE AND KEVIN SMITH, PROVIDED FUN AND EXCITEMENT FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FANS

Highly Anticipated Fan Event Welcomed Celebrities, Artists and Locals, Raises Money at Live Auction, Hours of Family-Fun Programming

Tampa Bay, FL – October 5, 2017 – MegaCon™ Tampa Bay 2017, the Southeast’s largest fan convention, wrapped up another weekend at the Tampa Convention Center. The three-day multi-genre convention welcomed fans to revel in panels, shopping, celebrity fun and more. This year’s show was packed with exciting activities for fans of all ages and featured celebrity guests including Marvel Comic legend Stan LeeWilliam Shatner (Star Trek), Kevin Smith (Clerks), Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries), Jason Mewes (Clerks), Caleb McLaughlinGaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things), and many more.

Photo Credit: Rachel Parker for MegaCon Tampa Bay

September 14, 2017

FLORIDA - STAN LEE IS COMING TO MEGACON TAMPA BAY™ TO SUPPORT HURRICANE IRMA RELIEF EFFORTS - SEPTEMBER 29 TO OCTOBER 1

MegaCon Tampa Bay to donate $5 per ticket to Feeding Florida


Tampa Bay, FL – September 14, 2017 – MegaCon™, the Southeast’s fan convention, has announced Comic Book Legend Stan Lee will appear at MegaCon Tampa Bay to meet his fans and support Hurricane Irma relief in Florida. For the next 2,000 MegaCon Tampa Bay tickets sold online, the convention will donate $5 per ticket to Feeding Florida, a statewide network of food banks working on the ground to provide families impacted by Hurricane Irma with food and emergency supplies.

“The generous support of the MegaCon Tampa Bay community will allow Feeding Florida to provide necessary supplies to our families directly impacted by Hurricane Irma,” said Robin Safley, Executive Director of the Feeding Florida. “Partnerships like this allow our statewide network of food banks to continue to support every community and provide many of the front-line services required during response and recovery efforts.”

August 22, 2017

FLORIDA - The Vault of Souls 2017…The Year of the RELEASE


What is The Vault of Souls?

The Vault of Souls is an interactive theatrical performance throughout three areas. It is offered every Friday and Saturday night in October in The Vault of the Franklin Exchange building in downtown Tampa. In addition to the paranormal basement “Release Room” experience, The Vault of Souls features two nightclub lounges ranging from modern elegance in The Vault and a subdued spiritualist cocktail lounge on the third floor.

The Vault of Souls is an unsettling, interactive play in a richly themed environment. Our spirits will not use blood or gore to create fear in our guests. 

What can I expect?

Reservations are from 7:30p-11:00p, and The Arrival and Spirit Bar remain open until 2a. A reservation includes complimentary valet parking and three interactive theatrical experiences:

The Arrival: an eerily elegant cocktail lounge in The Vault, featuring live atmospheric entertainment.

The Release Rooms: A guided and  timed paranormal performance in the basement of the Franklin Exchange Building with other lost souls. Guests work together to “release” a chosen soul.

The Spirit Bar: A mystical clearing where souls interact with guests, on the 3 rd floor of the Franklin Exchange building.

Cash bars are available in The Arrival and Spirit Bar. A reservation includes unlimited entry into the performances on both levels, and a group experience in one of the Release Rooms. Additional Release Room experiences may be purchased for an additional $25, upon availability.

How do I buy a ticket to The Vault of Souls?

Space is limited and advance reservations of $50 “deposit” per person are required. Reservations for The Vault of Souls will be available on elegantfear.com

July 26, 2017

SCREAM-A-GEDDON Returns for Its Third Year to Terrify Tampa Bay


WHAT:          Voted best newcomer by USA’s Best Haunted Houses, SCREAM-A-GEDDON returns for its third year starting Friday, September 22nd.  SCREAM-A-GEDDON promises sinister attractions that are more interactive than ever before. SCREAM-A-GEDDON will feature haunted attractions with themes that range from an infectious disease epidemic to a heinous and sinister prison riot. The attractions include Deadwoods, Bedlam 3D, Cursed Hayride, Blackpool Prison and newly redesigned Infected: Ground Zero and Monster Midway. Infected: Ground Zero will challenge guests to take a step further and become a part of the story and take on terrifying challenges to stay alive. Do you dare?

June 23, 2017

FLORIDA - MEGACON™ RETURNS TO TAMPA BAY FOR THE SECOND YEAR WITH KEVIN SMITH, JASON MEWES AND MORE SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 1

TICKETS NOW ON SALE!


The Southeast’s largest fan convention is back with 200,000 square feet of shopping, photo opportunities, celebrity signings, panels and much more!

Tampa Bay, FL – June 22, 2017 – MegaCon™, the Southeast’s largest fan convention, is back in Tampa Bay for the second year in a row at the Tampa Convention Center Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1.  As of June 15, 2017, tickets are on sale at www.megacontampabay.com/tickets and start at $25. Fan favorites and hilarious duo Jay & Silent Bob, also known as Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, are lined up for a special appearance on Friday evening. Additionally, Katie Cassidy of Arrow and The Flash has been confirmed. Many more celebrities will be announced in the coming months! 

June 2, 2017

Roar into Summer in Tampa Bay!


Now’s the time to plan your conquest of Florida's most diverse destination

For family fun, a couple’s escape or a weekend with friends, Tampa Bay’s got plenty of options

Get up close with dinos & rhinos
Got one of those kids who can't read yet but knows a Dilophosaurus from a Diplodocus? Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo has the perfect experience for you. "Dinos Alive!" creates a garden of earthly frights -- terrible lizards of all shapes and sizes. They're animated and scientifically accurate (look for the feathers), making this trip back in time as close to the real thing as you can get without breeding them yourself from 100 million-year-old DNA found in preserved mosquitos. Hmm. Where have I heard that before? While you're at it, drop in on the zoo's extensive collection of living animals -- including a rhino you can feed by hand and giraffes you can meet eye-to-eye.

For more Cretaceous creatures, visit Dinosaur World just off Interstate 4 east of downtown.

October 5, 2016

The Vault of Souls Returns to Tampa

By: Gino Sabato

Around the end of September and the beginning of October the normally family friendly, zip-a-dee-doo-dah atmosphere in Central Florida takes on a much darker and eerie persona. It’s Halloween season, and there is no shortage of haunted houses and things that go bump in the night. I am not a huge fan of the standard haunted attractions with ghouls and monsters lurking around every corner. It’s just not scary when you know exactly what to expect. There are a few exceptions and Vault of Souls is certainly at the top of the list.

September 30, 2016

"The Room" Screening and Interview With Greg Sestero

Photos and article: Steph Lauren Bramson

At the age of twenty-four, Greg Sestero had no idea that the film he was making was destined to be a hit. In fact, all but one of the team behind The Room expected that no one would ever see it. Only Tommy Wiseau, the film’s writer, director, executive producer, and lead actor, expected it to be a success. And in many ways, it has been, albeit not in the way that Wiseau intended.

July 26, 2013

Busch Gardens - From the Perspective of a Disney Snob


I've been to various theme/amusement parks over the years - many that were not part of the Disney family. By coincidence, I was on a Disney spree when I hit the stage where I began to actually appreciate the parks. Let's face it... it can't be denied that Disney has set the standard. I find myself ending many descriptions of other parks with "... but it's not Disney". If we're being truly honest here however, even Disney hasn't been up to the Disney standard in a while. I've recently found myself starting to appreciate the benefits of other parks as well, and viewing their total packages with a much more open mind. Case in point - Busch Gardens. Frankly, this park has a few specific advantages over Disney. Coming from me, that's one heck of a statement!