After a year off due to the pandemic, MegaCon Orlando, the Southeast’s largest fan convention, returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando August 12-15, 2021, with a star-studded line-up of guests.
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.
After a busy week at IAAPA, I headed over to the other side of the Orange County Convention Center to check out MegaCon Fan Days, a shorter version of the annual MegaCon fan convention that occurred earlier this Spring.
The two days were jam packed with celebrity panels, cosplay, artists booths and more. I spent the majority of my time in the panels, as MegaCon booked several guests that I was interested in seeing.
If you enjoy Orlando’s annual MegaCon fan convention, you’ll want to attend MegaCon Fan Days, a weekend version of the main fancon.
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.
If you enjoy Orlando’s annual MegaCon fan convention, you’ll be happy to know they’re holding a second event this fall called MegaCon Fan Days. It will run November 21-22 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Last year MegaCon was bought out by FanExpo, which produces several other North American fan conventions, and this will be their first foray into the South East.
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.
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.
We already announced that actor James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Torchwood, Smallville) would be attending MegaCon 2014, but it was just announced that his band, Ghost of the Robot will be playing a concert, as well.
The concert will take place Saturday, March 22, in a room at the Orange County Convention Center, starting at 9pm.
Tickets for the event will be $20 in advance (in addition to your MegaCon admission) and $25 at the door, if it’s not sold out. There is also a VIP ticket (limited) for $50 that will get you front row access for the concert and access to the band’s rehearsals starting at 7PM.
Visit megaconvention.com for more information or to buy tickets to see the band.