Out and About: MegaCon 2016 – The Panels Part One

MegaCon 2016 - William Shatner, Hayley Atwell, John Cusack, and Ming-Na Wen

Memorial Day weekend thousands of people took over the Orange County Convention Center for MegaCon 2016, and I was one of them!

The four day event featured lots of great cosplay, genre-themed panels, and merchandise to buy. But one of the main highlights of the weekend for me were the celebrity panels, where we were able to spend time with our favorite actors, and even ask questions if we were fast enough to line up for the microphones.

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MegaConvention to Bring Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Comic Superstars to Orlando in March

If you’re a fan of science fiction or fantasy entertainment, then one annual Orlando event you won’t want to miss is MegaConvention. It brings in dozens of stars from film and TV, along with comic, anime and graphic artists/writers for a whole weekend to meet with fans and participate in panels.

The 2011 MegaConvention takes place March 25 to 27 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Among the media guests invited are a slew of Star Trek actors, including Capt. Kirk himself, William Shatner, along with Michael Dorn, Robin Curtis, Jonathan Frakes, and Marina Sirtis.

Also appearing are Bruce Boxleitner, Mira Furlan, Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Lou Ferrigno, John Schneider, Doug Jones (Hellboy I & II), Matt Senreich (Robot Chicken), Cindy Morgan (Tron), Kevin Sorbo and James Masters. There’s also a trio of original Battlestar Galactica actors: Herbert Jefferson, Jr.; Anne Lockhart; and Jack Stauffer.

As for the comic guests, the list is led off by the legendary Stan Lee, who will appear along with over 55 other well-known artists and writers.

A complete list of all appearing guests can be found at the MegaConvention website.

Entrance to the MegaConvention is $23.96 per day in advance or $25 at the door. A three-day pass is $56.45 in advance or $60 at the door. Children 10 and under are free with a paid adult admission.

Autographs, photo ops with the headlining guests and special events with the stars are additional to the admission price.

Tickets may be purchased online or in person at any Coliseum of Comics location, as well as Comic Central in Sanford.

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