MegaCon Orlando Returns to the OCCC May 25-28, 2017

MegaCon Orlando Returns to the OCCC May 25-28, 2017

MegaCon Orlando, the Southeast’s largest fan convention, returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Memorial Weekend, May 25-28, 2017.

This four-day fest features celebrities from the worlds of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comics. Fans can meet their favorites, get autographs and photos, view Q&A panels, and more.

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Out and About: MegaCon 2016 – The Cosplay

Cosplay is not Consent sign at MegaCon 2016

The thing I like most about genre fan conventions is seeing all the cosplay, and there was plenty to admire at MegaCon 2016 in Orlando this Memorial Weekend.

What is Cosplay?

For those who aren’t familiar with it, Cosplay is a contraction of the words costume and roleplay. It refers to the use of costumes and accessories to transform into a character from a favorite fandom.

Most cosplay inspiration is derived from anime, comic books and cartoons, video games, and sci-fi/fantasy/horror movies, TV, and books. And at MegaCon 2016, there was a lot of inspired cosplay.

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MegaCon Orlando Returns May 26-29, 2016

MegaCon Orlando Returns May 26-29, 2016

MegaCon returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Memorial Weekend, May 26-29, 2016.

This four-day fest features celebrities from the worlds of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comics. Fans can meet their favorites, get autographs and photos, view Q&A panels, and more.

Among the guests scheduled to appear are:

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MegaCon Fan Days Brings the Fandoms to Orlando November 21-22, 2015

If you enjoy Orlando’s annual MegaCon fan convention, you’ll want to attend MegaCon Fan Days, a weekend version of the main fancon.

MegaCon Fan Days 2015

It will run November 21-22 at the Orange County Convention Center, and feature celebrity, comic and cosplay guests, along with various fandom panels, and an expo floor full of goodies to buy.

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Wizard World to Bring Their Comic Con Experience to Orlando in 2016

Up til now, MegaCon has been the premiere fan convention in Orlando, but now word comes that Wizard World will bring their Comic Con experience to the city in August 2016.

Wizard World Comic Con Orlando

Wizard World Comic Con Orlando will run August 5 through 7 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Wizard World is known for contracting celebrity guests to appear at more than one convention so they get a lot of big names in the fandom genres, and has a pretty good reputation for being fan friendly and well-run. I personally haven’t attended one, but I will definitely check out this one in Orlando.

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Out and About: MegaCon 2014 Day 3 Recap

MegaCon 2014 cosplay

In the realm of sci-fi and comic conventions, Orlando’s MegaCon is one of the biggest in the country. We braved all three days to bring back photos and this recap is of our adventures on Day Three.

We weren’t sure if the crowds would be at the crazy level they were on Saturday, so we headed in extra early on Sunday. Parking was still a beast to deal with, but once inside, we were happy to find crowds were more manageable.

Because of the problems they had the day before, MegaCon decided to try a new system of lining up for panels. I can’t say people were pleased, especially for my first panel for Wil Wheaton. They made everyone fill in all the way to the ends as they entered the room, which resulted in people at the front of the line sitting way off the the sides with bad views. A lot of upset people during that panel, but they seemed to get it worked out before the day was over.

MegaCon 2014 Wil Wheaton

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Out and About: MegaCon 2014 Day 2 Recap

MegaCon 2014 cosplay

In the realm of sci-fi and comic conventions, Orlando’s MegaCon is one of the biggest in the country. We braved all three days to bring back photos and this recap is of our adventures on Day Two.

Arriving early on Saturday, we were again greeted with a wall of traffic just to park. It took over an hour, and I made it inside with 10 minutes to spare before the first panel I wanted to see.

MegaCon 2014 James Marsters

Actor James Marsters was also late due to the traffic, but once the panel started, he regaled us with stories about his days on the sets of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Torchwood. Fielding questions from fans, he also sang a little bit, and plugged his band’s concert later that evening at MegaCon.

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Out and About: MegaCon 2014 Day 1 Recap

MegaCon 2014 cosplay

In the realm of sci-fi and comic conventions, Orlando’s MegaCon is one of the biggest in the country. We braved all three days to bring back photos and this recap of our adventures.

The event started Friday, March 21, and even though we got there around noon, the parking lot was already nearly full and creating a backlog of traffic trying to get in. I checked in, got my pass, and barely made it to my first panel of the day for the TV show Smallville. I followed that with panels for the original Battlestar Galactica TV show, and for actor John Barrowman.

MegaCon 2014 Laura Vandervoort Battlestar Galactica John Barrowman

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MegaCon 2014 Comes to Orlando This Weekend – March 21-23, 2014

MegaCon 2014

If you’re a fan of sci-fi, comics, anime, and cosplay, then you’ll want to be at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando this weekend for MegaCon 2014.

Stars from TV shows like The Walking Dead, Torchwood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the original Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, Spartacus, and Arrow, as well as movie stars like Karl Urban and Jon Heder will be in attendance. Megacon guest of honor Stan Lee leads a huge roster of comic artists and writers who will also be appearing throughout the weekend.

Meet the stars, get autographs and photos (for an additional fee), attend panels, and shop from hundreds of vendors. Megacon is a fan convention for those who love movies, TV, and comics.

Tickets are $30 per day at the door, or save money and get a three-day wristband for $70. Single day tickets are only available day of and there are limited quantities left, especially for Saturday.

For more information, visit megaconvention.com.

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