MegaCon Orlando returns: 9 things to know
MegaCon returns Thursday through Sunday in the north/south concourse of the Orange County Convention Center. Here are 9 things to know before you grab your costumes and head out the door. Photos: MegaCon Orlando through the yearsExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 11 MegaCon Orlando MegaCon Orlando returns. (MegaCon/MegaCon)READ: 9 things to know about Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic RewindCome in your cosplay best! Costumes are encouraged and, if you’ve been to MegaCon before, you know that attendees go all out.wftv.com
MegaCon Orlando returns this week. Here are 9 things you need to know
MegaCon Orlando returns After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MegaCon Orlando returns this week to the Orange County Convention Center. It must be MegaCon Orlando time again. Billed as “the South East’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event,” MegaCon draws hundreds of thousands of people to the Orange County Convention Center. READ: Nursing conference canceled at Orange County Convention Center as COVID-19 cases surgeDon’t forget your costumes! Check out photos of MegaCon throughout the years below:Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 11 MegaCon Orlando returns After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MegaCon Orlando returns this week to the Orange County Convention Center.wftv.com
MegaCon Orlando rescheduled for August
ORLANDO, Fla. – Comic book and movie fans will have to adjust some plans as MegaCon Orlando recently announced it’s pushing its event back a few months. Initially scheduled for March 2021, event organizers announced Wednesday MegaCon will now take place in August. However, your friendly neighborhood MEGACON Orlando squad also secured back-up dates, just in case. For hotel reservations, MegaCon says ticketholders who have reserved rooms with one of their partnering hotels should contact them regarding personal plans. Until then, stay tuned for exciting updates as we work hard to put together an amazing show for you,” event organizers said.
MegaCon Orlando moves to June due to coronavirus
ORLANDO, Fla. – MegaCon Orlando is moving its dates to early June due the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which had been scheduled for April 16-19, will now be held June 4-7 at the Orange County Convention Center. According to MegaCon’s website, all purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new dates. If you’ve already printed your e-ticket, please print your updated e-ticket,” a message on the site said. “If you’re unable to attend on the new dates, don’t worry.
’Arrow’ cast members coming to MegaCon Orlando
MegaCon Orlando added three stars from the hit CW show and DC comics “Arrow” to the fan event this April. Fans will have the opportunity to meet Stephen Amell, on Saturday only, Katherine McNamara, on Saturday and Sunday, and Ben Lewis, on all three days of MegaCon. According to entertainment website IMDB, the show is based around the story of spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen. He returns to Star City to fight crime, a hooded vigilante, after five years of being presumed dead and lost at sea. The three actors join a long list of celebrities already announced for this year’s event, which will also include panels, workshops and shops for fans to enjoy.
Double dose of ‘Aladdin’ at 2020 MegaCon
ORLANDO, Fla – MegaCon is about to take fans to a whole new world. Scott Weinger will now join Mena Massoud to sign autographs and meet with fans of the Disney films. The addition of Weinger comes nearly a month after MegaCon officials said Massoud would be attending. Weinger was set to appear at MegaCon last year with Linda Larkin, who voiced Jasmine, but both had to cancel due to scheduling conflicts. Massoud took on the lead role in Disney’s 2019 live-action “Aladdin,” and is also known for playing Tarek Kassar in Amazon’s “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan."
We all float down here: ‘IT’ stars head to MegaCon Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla – Six stars from the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s “IT” are set to come to MegaCon this year. Officials said Thursday that stars Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jaeden Martell, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jackson Robert Scott will be available to meet fans. All the actors headlined roles in the 2017 horror film “IT” and the 2019 sequel “IT: Chapter Two.”Organizers said the group will be at MegaCon from April 17-19 to sign autographs and offer photo opportunities. The group joins a long list of celebrities already announced for this year’s event, which will also include panels, workshops and shops for fans to enjoy. Other celebrities include “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Dave Bautista, “Clueless” star Alicia Silverstone, “Mummy” star Brendan Fraser, cast members from “Saved by the Bell,” “Addams Family” star Christina Ricci, stars of the “The Office” and “Lord of the Rings” stars Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan.
’Guardians of the Galaxy’ star Dave Bautista coming to MegaCon
ORLANDO, Fla – MegaCon officials said Wednesday that actor and former professional wrestler Dave Bautista will be making a stop at the fan event this April. Bautista has become famous due to his most recent roles playing Drax in the Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Avengers: Endgame.”Audiences will see him on the silver screen in March playing the character JJ in the film “My Spy”. Bautista will be at MegaCon on April 18 to sign autographs and offer photo opportunities. Other celebrities scheduled to appear at this year’s convention include “Clueless” star Alicia Silverstone, “Mummy” star Brendan Fraser, cast members from “Saved by the Bell,” Star Trek star Levar Burton, stars of the “The Office”, “Mandalorian” star Giancarlo Esposito, Aladdin star Mena Massoud, “Star Wars” actor Joonas Suotamo, Weird Al Yankovic and “Lord of the Rings” stars Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan. Along with the celebrity appearances, the convention will also have a number of panels, workshops and shops for fans to enjoy.
‘Super Mario,' ‘Halo’ voice actors attending MegaCon Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla – Officials with MegaCon announced a lineup of video game voice actors Monday set to appear at the upcoming convention. Steve Downes is an American voice actor best known for his roles in the popular gaming series “Halo." Charles Martinet is an American actor and voice actor best known for voicing Mario in the “Super Mario” video game series. Paul Nakauchi is American actor and voice actor best known for his roles in “Overwatch.” He has also starred in the TV Series “Carmen Sandiego.”Feodor Chin is an actor and writer originally from San Francisco, CA. Troy Baker is best known for his work in “The Last of Us.” He also helped voice characters in BioShock Infinte and Batman: Arkham Knight.
’Clueless’ star Alicia Silverstone heading to MegaCon
ORLANDO, Fla – American actress Alicia Silverstone is set to make appearances at MegaCon this year. She will be available for autographs and photo ops. She joins a long list of other celebrities set to appear including “Mummy” star Brendan Fraser, “Saved by the Bell” stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley and ”The Addams Family" star Christina Ricci. Along with the celebrity appearances, the convention will also have a number of panels, workshops and shops for fans to enjoy. Tickets are on sale now.
Attention Dunder Mifflin: 'Office’ cast members set to visit MegaCon Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla – Fans of the hit series “The Office” are getting a real treat at this year’s MegaCon event. Five members of the show will be making stops at the convention to attend panels, sign autographs and pose for photos, Leaders announced Tuesday. Fans will get to meet stars Oscar Nuñez (known as Oscar in the show), Creed Bratton (Creed), Kate Flannery (Meredith), Leslie Baker (Stanley) and Catherine Tate (Nellie Bertram). Brian Baumgartner, who plays the character Kevin, has cancelled his appearance. “The Office” first aired on NBC back in 2005 and had 9 seasons before it concluded in 2013.
Orlando's Moshi Moshi Productions throw Twisted Krampus party at I-Drive's Icebar
Moshi Moshi Productions known for their afterparties for events like MegaCon and Star Wars Celebration get into the holiday spirit with a party devoted to the creepiest holiday tradition. Don your spookiest holiday costume or pull an ugly Christmas sweater out of the closet and enjoy the festivities at I-Drives Icebar. $100 bar tabs go to the sexiest, scariest and ugliest costumes.8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; Icebar, 8967 International Drive; $10-$20; moshiparties.comConsider supporting local journalism. Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlandos true free pressorlandoweekly.com
From the Shire to Orlando, ‘Lord of the Rings’ stars to make MegaCon stop in 2020
ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida’s premier comic book convention, MegaCon, announced its first major lineup of stars coming in 2020. The four hobbits behind the “The Lord of the Rings” franchise are set to be at the four-day event. Actors Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd will join fans for an exclusive reunion. Below is a list of options and prices:An evening with the four hobbits, tickets on sale January 2020Join all four actors as they reunite onstage for an evening of stories and questions. Date for this option has not been decided: $699Autographs, tickets on sale Nov. 21One guaranteed in-person autograph on an item of your choice.