by Brandi Zrallack | February 15, 2017 10:04 am
2017 Orlando MegaCon – On the weekend of May 25-28, 2017, MegaCon is coming to the Orange County Convention Center.
MegaCon Orlando is the South East’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event, attracting over 100,000 fans each year across four big days.
Everyone is a fan of something, and MegaCon is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest and get the inside scoop about your favorite movies & TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favorite costumed characters! It’s also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with over 400,000 square feet of shopping madness.
Are you having the time of your life with all your kids in tow? Do you just need to sit down and take a breather? Here is a place to rest for all you great families! For parent(s) with kids under 12, the Kids Zone and Family Lounge is a quiet corner where you can just chill and get away from the crowds for a bit. Lots of activities for the kids including LEGO play stations, art and crafts tables, cartoons and more. *Note – this area is not a daycare service, all children must be with an adult at all times. Click here for the incredible schedule of stuff!
Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it is sometimes called, is a BIG part of Megacon weekend. Literally thousands of amazing costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. Don’t be shy; get your photo taken with all your favorite characters or come dressed up yourself. It’s all good! View our props policy here: Props and Weapons Policy
Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your favorite celebrity! This is the only way to get a beautiful 8×10 glossy photo of you with one of our guests in an intimate setting.
MegaCon™ Orlando, the Southeast’s largest fan convention with shows in both Orlando and Tampa Bay, has announced new celebrity appearances and programming for this year’s show. MegaCon Orlando is set to return May 25 – 28, 2017 to the Orange County Convention Center with a star-studded lineup. Recently added celebrities include:
In addition to over 400,000 square feet of shopping madness and an incredible celebrity line up, MegaCon Orlando’s 2017 programming highlights include:
BATMOBILE FROM TIM BURTON’S 1989 BATMAN FILM
Get up close to one of the most famous vehicles in all of film history; The Batmobile from Tim Burton’s 1989 movie “Batman”.
SAINTS & SINNERS HORROR FILM FESTIVAL – SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Tampa Bay’s original Horror Film Festival started in 2002 and has since screened 100’s of Short and Feature Films, giving Independent Filmmakers an opportunity to introduce fans to their work. For the first time, the festival will be held inside MegaCon Orlando, running all day Saturday and Sunday. All screenings and panels are included in MegaCon Orlando admission, but seating is first come first serve.
POKEMON 20TH ANNIVERSARY BUG with cosplayer PIKABELLECHU
Are you the biggest Pokemon fan in the world? Then come and see your dream car, the Pokemon 20th Anniversary celebration VW Bug, done up like a giant Pikachu! Free photo ops all weekend!
BACK TO THE FUTURE TIME MACHINE
Time-circuits on. Flux-capacitor…fluxing. Engine running… well, the engine won’t actually be running, but come and see one of the most famous vehicles in all of film history and help The Michael J. Fox Foundation in its fight against Parkinson’s disease.
HALO ODST DROP POD EXPERIENCE
Visionary Entertainment Inc. will be joining MegaCon Orlando this year and bringing with it the Halo Drop Pod experience. Jump feet first into Hell with this Halo experience. Visionary Entertainment brings Halo ODST characters to life, in a performance followed by a ride in the ODST Drop Pod simulated, plus green screen photos ops too!
FREEPLAY RETRO VIDEO GAME LOUNGE presented by Charity Nerds
Reconnect with all your favorite console video games! Over 50 gaming stations offering a huge selection of games from the in-house library and hundreds of games available to play for free!
GREATER FLORIDA LEGO USERS GROUP
Hundreds of square feet of Lego wonderland. Sprawling display with fun and interesting moving parts.
FEAR FILM STUDIOS FEST – FRIDAY ONLY!
See all the Independent Short and Feature Films from FEAR FILMS STUDIO. All screenings and panels are included in MegaCon Orlando admission.
This fan favorite event will reach new heights with amazing cash prizes! Pre-register online starting in early April. Walk-ons will also be welcome. First come, first served basis. Check out www.megaconorlando.com/attractions for more information.
Crafts, superhero meet & greets, coloring contests and Lego nirvana!
OFFICIAL AFTER PARTIES
Party every night at one (or all) of the legendary MegaCon After Parties! More information to come.
MegaCon Orlando is the Southeast’s largest comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming convention. In 2016, more than 100,000 fans attended MegaCon Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center on Memorial Day Weekend. MegaCon Tampa Bay launched in 2016 and plans to expand in 2017 when it will welcome 45,000 fans to the Tampa Convention Center, September 29 through October 1, 2017.
Four-day passes are now available as well as individual day tickets at
www.megaconorlando.com/tickets starting at $20. For a complete list of programming, guest announcements, and tickets, visit: www.megaconorlando.com.
Disclaimer: This 2017 Orlando MegaCon event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.
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