MegaCon Orlando 2023: What You Need to Know

MegaCon Orlando

We’re two weeks out from MegaCon Orlando 2023, the ultimate celebration of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming and pop culture in Central Florida, and here is what you need to know before attending.

MegaCon Orlando is back at the North/South section of the Orange County Convention Center Thursday, March 30 to Sunday, April 2 for a gathering that features celebrity guests, panel discussions, cosplaying, tattoo artists, and more.

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Celebrity Guests

More celebrity guests have been added since our preview post last month, and here is the current list of those attending:

  • From the Star Wars universe – Hayden Christensen, Rosario Dawson, Katee Sackhoff, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, Gwendoline Christie, Vivien Lyra Blair, Mercedes Varnado, Ashley Eckstein, and Emily Swallow
  • From the original “Scream” movie – Neve Campbell, Matthew Lillard, Skeet Ulrich, and Jamie Kennedy
  • From the Star Trek universe – Gates McFadden, Sonequa Martin-Green, Anson Mount and Ethan Peck
  • From the Marvel universe – Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Jon Bernthal
  • Director Sam Raimi (“Evil Dead” trilogy; “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness”)
  • James McAvoy (“X-Men” films; “Split”)
  • Christina Ricci (“Yellowjackets”; “Wednesday”)
  • From “Cobra Kai”- Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Martin Kove, Jacob Bertrand, and Xolo Mariduena
  • From the original “National Lampoon Vacation” – Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, Anthony Michael Hall, and Dana Barron
  • From “Sons of Anarchy” – Charlie Hunnam and Emilio Rivera
  • Henry Winkler (“Happy Days”; “Barry”)
  • Garrett Hedlund (“TRON: Legacy”)
  • Matthew Lewis (“Harry Potter” films)
  • Brec Bassinger (“Stargirl”)
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“Saved By the Bell”; “Franklin & Bash”)
  • Cerina Vincent (“Power Rangers”)
  • Zachary Levi (“Shazam!” franchise, “Chuck”)
  • John Cleese (“Monty Python”)
  • Steve Burns (“Blues Clues”)
  • From “Demon Slayer” – Aleks Le, Abby Trott, and Zach Aguilar
  • From “My Hero Academia” – Justin Briner, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Luci Christian, Ian Sinclair
  • From “Mario Universe” and “Super Mario” – Charles Martinet, Samantha Kelly, and Kenny James
  • Shameik Moore (“Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse”)
  • Tara Strong (“Teen Titans”)
  • Jodi Benson (“The Little Mermaid”)
  • And Comic Creators like Frank Miller, Joe Quesada (“Batman”), Mark Brooks (artist), Joshua Williamson (“Superman”), Frank Cho (Cover Artist), and Donny Cates (Marvel)

Guests are available for photo ops and autographs, most of which are an additional cost. Panels with guests are included with admission.

All this and a huge exhibition floor full of memorabilia and collectibles to purchase, along with an area where you can meet comic artists, Tattoo Alley, and see plenty of cosplayers roaming around.

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TICKETS

Tickets are now on sale online, and if still available, will be sold day of at the event.

  • Single day passes start at $28 for adults and $23 for kids 13-17, depending on the day. Children 6-12 are $13 daily.
  • Family day passes start at $61 per day, and include admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children (age 6-12).

UPDATE 3/29: Adult full day tickets are sold out for Saturday, but after 2pm passes for adults on Saturday are still available for $65. Youth tickets are also sold out for Saturday and Sunday, and Family passes are sold out for Saturday.

After Hours and Special events vary and are separately ticketed.

Some parking lots are sold out on certain days, but others are available with shuttle access.

For more details, and to purchase admission passes and/or special event tickets, visit megaconorlando.com

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About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida, and is head editor/writer at TheDisneyBlog.com. She's lived in Orlando near Walt Disney World since 1995, and still finds there's so much fun to be had in Central Florida.
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