MegaCon Returns To Orlando, Orange County Convention Center This Memorial Day Weekend
By Alan Zlotorzynski, Assistant Editor // May 27, 2017
100,000 expected, largest convention in Southeast
ABOVE VIDEO: Looking for something to do this Memorial Day Weekend, MegaCon Orlando returns to the Orange County Convention Center this year starting tomorrow and running through Sunday, May 28.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Looking for something to do this Memorial Day Weekend, MegaCon Orlando returns to the Orange County Convention Center this year starting today and runs through Sunday, May 28.
Aside from being the most star-studded event anywhere, Mega Con is the largest convention in the Southeast and expecting to host over 100,000 fans of pop culture during Memorial Day Weekend.
The list of celebrities confirmed to attend is jam packed.
No other “fan Event” may be more anticipated than the one featuring actor Tim Curry and the Rocky Horror Picture Show cast reunion.
Included in the cast reunion will be singer Meatloaf, who made his film debut with a memorable role in the cult film.
Perhaps the biggest draw could be Marvel legend himself, Stan Lee
The former Chairman of Marvel Comics is responsible for helping to create such great characters as Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, Thor, the X-Men, and many other fictional characters.
Lee has said this will be his final Florida appearance.
ABOVE VIDEO: Stan Lee commemorates 75 years at Marvel.
Also in attendance will be Brent Spiner, who is best known for playing the android Starfleet officer, Lieutenant Commander Data, on Star Trek: The Next Generation, in four Star Trek films.
He also played Data’s “brother”, Lore, and “father”, Doctor Noonian Soong, in various episodes of Next Generation.
Perhaps, arguably the most controversial but yet one of the best heavyweight boxers of all time, Mike Tyson, will make a Sunday appearance.
The “Good ol Boys”, their car and their country cousin will be making Saturday and Sunday appearances.
Bo, Luke and Daisy Duke or as they are also known, John Schneider, Tom Wopat and Catherine Bach from The Dukes of Hazzard will be there along with The General Lee.
The event is for kids of all ages, even those ages that still watch Disney Movies, as some voices from great Disney classics will also be there.
Paige O’Hara, voice Of Belle in “Beauty And The Beast”, Irene Bedard, voice Of Pocahontas, Linda Larkin, voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Christopher Daniel Barnes, voice of Prince Eric in “The Little Mermaid” will all be in Orlando.
ABOVE VIDEO: Cosplay is a contraction of the words costume and play and is a performance art in which participants called people wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.
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Aside from the great guests in attendance, Mega-Con convention goers are always treated to the great cosplay.
Cosplay is a contraction of the words costume and play and is a performance art in which participants wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.
People dress up as everything from Spider Man to “walkers” from the outrageously popular A&E TV Show, The Walking Dead.
In fact, the biggest fan favorite event is the costume contest.
Reaching new heights, this year’s event will be capped at 65 entrants including 20 for Youth entrants (ages 13-17) and 15 for Novice entrants. (there will be a separate Kids’ Contest).
CLICK HERE for contest details. Walk-On Registration will be available on-site on Friday and Saturday.
Please visit booth # 3173 in the Cosplay Zone to sign up. Cap for the Walk-On portion is 75 entrants.
Walk-on is open to anyone in costume 13 years of age and older, whether they bought, made, altered or commissioned their costumes.
There is 400,00 square feet of shopping available as over 500 retailers from all over join Megacon to make your experience an unforgettable one.
Specializing in everything comics, anime, gaming, science fiction and/or horror, these retailers have what you need.
There are also great attractions planned, CLICK HERE for a listing.
“MegaCon has a history of delivering the ultimate fan experience, and 2017 will be no exception,” said Andrew Moyes, show director. “The team has been hard at work to put together an amazing event that will blow our fan’s minds!”
MegaCon Orlando is the Southeast’s largest sci-fi, horror, comic, anime, gaming and pop culture convention.
MegaCon Orlando hosted over 100,000 fans at the Orange County Convention Center in 2016, and this year they expect it to be no different. Everyone is a fan of something, and MegaCon is a place to celebrate all things pop culture.
This will be a great way to spend a holiday weekend.
Also hosting a convention in Tampa Bay, MegaCon hopes to expand this year when it will welcome 45,000 fans to the Tampa Convention Center, from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, 2017.
CLICK HERE to purchase four-day passes for MegaCon Orlando. They are available now for $99 in advance. Single-day tickets start at $20 in advance. CLICK HERE for a complete list of programming, events and celebrity guests.
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