Out and About: MegaCon 2014 Day 3 Recap

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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.

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Out and About: MegaCon 2014 Day 2 Recap

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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

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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.

MegaCon Orlando Adds Karl Urban, John Barrowman and Ron Perlman to Line-Up

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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.

MegaCon Sci-Fi Convention Returns to Orlando March 21-23, 2014

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In the realm of great sci-fi conventions, San Diego has Comic-Con, Atlanta has Dragon*Con, and Orlando has MegaCon, which returns to the Orange County Convention Center the weekend of March 21-23, 2014.

The event is still several months away, but it already has a great guest list put together for sci-fi/fantasy fans.

Among those scheduled to appear are:

  • Jon Heder (Napolean Dynomite)
  • Peter Mayhew (Star Wars)
  • Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: TNG) (I’m so excited about this!)
  • From the original Battlestar Galactica – Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch, Anne Lockhart, and Herbert Jefferson Jr
  • From Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Eliza Dushku and James Marsters
  • From the TV show Comic Book Men – Mike Zapcic, Ming Chen, and Bryan Johnson
  • From Smallville – Michael Rosenbaum, Aaron Ashmore, Allison Mack, John Glover, and Laura Vandervoort
  • From Torchwood – Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Gareth David Lloyd, and Kai Owen
  • From The Walking Dead – Lauren Cohan and Sonequa Martin-Green

Also appearing are several voice-over artists, like Phil Lamarr, and a slew of comic book artists in the popular Artists Alley in the exhibition hall.

More guests will likely be added as the event draws closer (I’m hoping for John Barrowman to be added to the Torchwood list, or a few Firefly guests), but this is a really good start, so far, don’t you think?

A three-day wristband to the event is $60. Single day wristbands are $25. However, if you really want to have a fun experience, there is a VIP package that includes the three-day wristband, VIP badge for prime seating at panels and fast pass access for autographs and photo ops, and MegaCon schwag for $160. Autographs and photo ops are additional for most guests.

The advanced tickets prices above are available until March 14th, 2014. On site tickets will be available starting on Friday, March 21st at the Orange County Convention Center, South Exhibit Hall B, but the prices will be $70 for a 3 Day wristband and $30 for the 1-day wristbands.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit megaconvention.com.

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