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June 10, 2018

REVIEW: MegaCon 2018 - Recap, Roundup Tips & MORE

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MegaCon truly is like Christmas for a great many of us. I watch an increasing number of friends, family, and acquaintances getting anxiously prepped for the fandom extravaganza each year, and I can genuinely say that the enthusiasm that swirls around it is at least equivalent to the excited frenzy that one may notice for the arrival of Santa Claus, or other such annual icons. Yes... it's like that, and every year it seems to get a little better - slowly evolving into the perfect geeky beast.

MegaCon remains one of the few events that my kids and I can all benefit from, although we do tend to split up for our own individually-tailored adventures once we arrive. This is the primary reason MegaCon appeals so much... it's very inclusive. Conventions have become a frequent occurrence in the Central Florida area, but MegaCon is one of the few that gives equal attention to all things fandom. I can benefit from the event just as much as my son - even though I haven't followed anything anime in the last ten years - and my son has all but lost interest in television serials. My daughter (whose greatest passion is shopping), considers this to be the most worthy occasion for spending, so she has her own method for MegaCon enjoyment.

While Tony and Sierra focus heavily on the things they know best, my approach is always broad exploration and discovery! So, how did we fare at MegaCon 2018?

June 4, 2018

MEGACON™, SOUTHEAST’S LARGEST FAN CONVENTION, WRAPS ANOTHER YEAR OF FUN AND FANDOM AT THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER – MAY 24-27, 2018

Photo Credit: Rachel Parker, MEGACON Orlando

Action-Packed Weekend Delivered Ultimate Fan Experience with Jason Momoa, Jeff Goldblum, Elijah Wood, John Cena and more

Orlando, FL – June 4, 2018 – MEGACON™, the Southeast’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event, wrapped up the Orlando convention throughout Memorial Day Weekend at the Orange County Convention Center. The four-day multi-genre convention welcomed more than 100,000 fans and included programming for all ages, a star-studded celebrity lineup and more. 

This year’s featured celebrity guests included Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings); Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park); Jason Momoa (DC Justice League); John Cena, Alexa Bliss, Braun Strowman (WWE Superstars); Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman); Billy Dee Williams and Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars); Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor (Xena: Warrior Princess); Jodi Benson and Christopher Daniel Barnes (The Little Mermaid); Rob Liefeld (Deadpool and X-Force) among others. 

May 4, 2018

MEGACON™ PARTNERS WITH MADAME TUSSAUDS ORLANDO TO PREVIEW NEW JUSTICE LEAGUE EXHIBIT


MEGACON Orlando to give First Look at New Madame Tussauds Wonder Woman Figure and Host Exclusive Preview of The Justice League: A Call for Heroes 
Tickets Also Include Admission to the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye and Cosplay Kick-off Party at Sugar Factory

WHO/WHAT: 
MEGACON™, the Southeast’s largest fan convention with shows in both Orlando and Tampa Bay, announces a partnership with Madame Tussauds Orlando for an exclusive first-look of the attraction’s newest exhibit, Justice League™: A Call for Heroes. Fans will unite at MEGACON Orlando for a sneak peek of the brand new Wonder Woman™ wax figure taking place at 2 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center. Wonder Woman will then be whisked away for an after-hours MEGACON-exclusive event happening at Madame Tussauds Orlando featuring the official opening of The Justice League: A Call for Heroes where fans can battle alongside the new Batman™ and Superman™ as well! This private event also includes admission for one ride on the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye and entry to MEGACON Orlando’s Cosplay Kick-Off Party happening next door at Sugar Factory Orlando. 

April 12, 2018

MADAME TUSSAUDS ORLANDO ANNOUNCES NEW JUSTICE LEAGUE EXPERIENCE


Tussauds Orlando’s Justice League: A Call for Heroes to Launch on May 25, #FindTheMotherBoxes for a Chance to Win an Exclusive VIP Experience

ORLANDO, FLA. (April 12, 2018) – Justice will be served this summer at Madame Tussauds Orlando. The world-famous attraction revealed plans to unite an all-star cast of DC Super Heroes in an epic new experience. For the first time ever, fans of DC’s Justice League will come face-to-face with their favorite heroes in an action-packed adventure unlike any other. 

From fear comes courage! Guests will get a chance to star alongside Justice League’s Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman, as they fight to save the world from Lex Luthor’s evil corporation, LexCorp. 

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: 

March 29, 2018

MEGACON™ ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER COSPLAY COMPETITION – MASTER OF COSPLAY GRAND PRIX


MEGACON Orlando To Host Southeast Qualifier Event on Saturday, May 26 

Grand Prize Winner to be Flown to Toronto for Finals in September 

WHO/WHAT:
MEGACON™, the Southeast’s largest fan convention with shows in both Orlando and Tampa Bay, announces the Master of Cosplay Grand Prix, a brand-new cosplay competition joining the lineup of programming at MEGACON Orlando this year. MEGACON Orlando will host the Southeast Qualifier on Saturday, May 26 during the convention which happens Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, May 27, 2018. 

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.

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 9, 2017

MEGACON™ ORLANDO ANNOUNCES $18,405 DONATION TO EQUALITY FLORIDA

Megacon’s ‘May 2017 Orlando Convention’s Love Is Love’ Event Raised Funds and Awareness
 
Orlando, FL – August 7, 2017 – MegaCon™, the Southeast’s largest fan conventions with shows in both Orlando and Tampa Bay, is proud to announce their Love is Love events during MegaCon Orlando 2017 raised $18,405.21. The proceeds raised have been donated to Equality Florida, Florida’s civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. 

MegaCon Orlando came together with Marc Andreyko’s (DC Comics) Love is Love project to host a weekend of programming to honor the victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre during MegaCon Orlando in May at the Orange County Convention Center. The weekend began with a cocktail reception and book signing on Friday, May 26, which brought together some of the comic industry’s top talent including George Perez, Tom King, Scott Snyder, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs and Dan Didio, as well as Love is Love project creator Marc Andreyko. The programming ran throughout the weekend leading up to a live art auction on Saturday, May 27. 

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 10, 2017

MegaCon 2017 - Recap and Observations

MegaCon 2017 delivered its annual deluge of fandom insanity over four action-packed days, May 25-28 at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center. A festival of fun and fantasy - this year's event was speckled with memorable highlights, incredible encounters, and uniquely diverse talent. It was also a year for change, with many notable differences in the event's processes, presentation, and staffing procedures. One thing that remains consistent - MegaCon is never a disappointment. 

If you asked multiple people to explain the appeal of MegaCon, you'd likely get vastly different descriptions from each of them. The ComeSeeOrlando staff is a prime example. Though three of us consider MegaCon a must-do event, none of us agree on our favorite aspect - nor do we share common goals or expectations for our time there. When an event packs such a colossal punch, it's not much of a challenge to find something you'll enjoy. What you discover may surprise you! We've pinpointed our "Mega-motivators"... what are yours?

June 2, 2017

MEGACON™ ORLANDO WRAPS ANOTHER YEAR OF FUN AND FANDOM AT THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER MAY 25 – 28

Highly Anticipated Fan Event Welcomed Tim Curry, Stan Lee, Ian Somerhalder, Alice Cooper, Famke Janssen, Danielle Panabaker and more

Photo: Rachel Parker, MegaCon Orlando
Orlando, FL – May 31, 2017  MegaCon™ Orlando 2017, the Southeast’s largest fan convention, wrapped up a long weekend at the Orange County Convention Center. The four-day multi-genre convention welcomed fans to revel in panels, shopping, costume contests and more. This year’s show was packed with exciting activities for fans of all ages and featured celebrity guests including Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show), Stan Lee (Legendary Creator) who made his last Florida appearance, Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries), Richard Dean Anderson (Stargate), Famke Janssen (X-Men Film Series), Alice Cooper (Legendary Rocker), Danielle Panabaker (The Flash), James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel), Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things), and many more.

May 6, 2017

MEGACON ORLANDO TO HONOR VICTIMS OF PULSE NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING WITH LOVE IS LOVE EVENTS FRIDAY, MAY 26 AND SATURDAY, MAY 27

Special Events Throughout MegaCon Orlando Weekend to Benefit Equality Florida


Who/What:
MegaCon™, the Southeast’s largest fan conventions with shows in both Orlando and Tampa Bay, has come together with Marc Andreyko’s (DC Comics) Love is Love project to host a weekend of programming to honor the victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre during MegaCon Orlando, May 25-28, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center. The proceeds will benefit Equality Florida, Florida’s civil rights leader working for the LGBT community.

March 21, 2017

MEGACON™ ORLANDO ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED LINE UP, PROGRAMMING, PANELS, EXHIBITORS AND MUCH MORE

Tickets and Packages Now Available

 
Orlando, FL – March 21, 2017 – MegaCon™ Orlando, 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 May 25 – 28, 2017 to the Orange County Convention Center with a star-studded lineup. Recently added celebrities include:
  • Arthur Darvill and Jenna Coleman, Doctor Who
  • Charlie Cox, Daredevil
  • Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Stranger Things
  • James Marsters, Eliza Dushku, Nicholas Brendon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Jeri Ryan, Star Trek Voyager
  • Gina Torres, Firefly
  • Tom Wilson, Back to the Future Trilogy

February 7, 2017

MEGACON™ RETURNS TO ORLANDO’S ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2017

Highly Anticipated Fan Event Featuring actor Tim Curry and the Rocky Horror Picture Show cast reunion


Orlando, FL – February 7, 2017 – MegaCon™ Orlando, the Southeast’s largest fan convention with shows in both Orlando and Tampa Bay, returns to the Orange County Convention Center Thursday, May 25 through Sunday, May 28, 2017. This year, MegaCon Orlando expects to welcome over 100,000 fans to the convention center Memorial Day weekend. Celebrity guests will include Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Clue), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead), David Della Rocco (Boondock Saints), Sean Patrick Flannery (Boondock Saints), Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries), and legendary creator Stan Lee, who will be making his final Florida convention appearance. More exciting celebrity appearances will be announced in the lead up to the four-day event that also features family-friendly activities, shopping, workshops, costume contests and much more.

“MegaCon has a history of delivering the ultimate fan experience, and 2017 will be no exception,” says Andrew Moyes, Show Director. “The team has been hard at work to put together an amazing event that will blow our fan’s minds!”

MegaCon Orlando is the Southeast’s largest comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming convention. In 2016, 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 plans to expand in 2017 when it will welcome 45,000 fans to the Tampa Convention Center, September 29 through October 1, 2017.

Four-day passes are now available as well as individual day tickets at
www.megaconorlando.com/tickets starting at $20. For a complete list of programming, guest announcements, and tickets, visit: www.megaconorlando.com.

June 5, 2016

Making the Most of MegaCon - Tips & Survival Guide

So, you missed MegaCon? All I can say is - I'm so very sorry! Well, that's not true. I can say more. I can share a little insight on how you can prepare for MegaCon Tampa Bay! That's right - MegaCon is returning to Florida for MegaCon Tampa Bay October 28-30. Although I attended MegaCon Fan Days, this was my first full MegaCon experience, and lucky for you - I learned a thing or three, and I'm happy to share some tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your MegaCon adventure!