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.
The guest list for MegaCon 2014 in Orlando just keeps getting better and better with the announcements of actors Karl Urban, John Barrowman, and Ron Perlman.
Karl Urban currently stars in the Fox TV series “Almost Human,” but has also appeared in films like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movies, and Chronicles of Riddick.
John Barrowman is best known as Capt. Jack Harkness in the “Torchwood” and “Doctor Who” series. He is currently appearing on the CW TV series “Arrow.”
Ron Perlman most recently appeared on the FX TV series “Sons of Anarchy,” but he is known to sci-fi horror fans from roles in films like Hellboy and Blade II. He has also voiced many animated characters on TV, film, and in video games.
They join an already stellar line-up of media and comic guests that will be appearing at MegaCon 2014. Ticket start at $25 for a daily pass and $60 for a weekend pass. For more information, visit megaconvention.com.