When: Fri, Sat, and Sun, March 15-17, 2013
Where: Orange County Civic Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, Florida
Dress Code: Crazy costumes welcome!
When is it appropriate to dress like an astronaut or an alien, a hero or a villain, an orc or an elf? At MegaCon of course! Mega Convention, called “MegaCon” for short, is an enormous multi-genre convention that first began in 1993. The Orlando based convention caters to the sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, anime and comic book communities. It occurs every year in late February or early March.
Appropriately named “Mega,” this is no small event that routinely attracts huge stars. This year’s marquee celebrity is Patrick Stewart of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame. Previous big names that attended include William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Stan Lee.
Megacon is more than just a comic book convention. There are tons of Hollywood movie and TV memorabilia such as posters and props, steampunk costumes and gadgets to gawk at and purchase, of course. Dungeons & Dragons game modules, books and figurines, LEGOLAND, ninja swords, and original fantasy artwork are always well represented.
There will be costume contests with prizes awarded to finalists, so cosplay is encouraged. Fans of all ages dress up. Sometimes entire families will wear costumes, so this is a great venue for mom and dad to get silly alongside their kids.
Most of the cast from Star Trek: The Next Generation will be on hand to pose for photos with fans and sign autographs. The cast is also hosting a Special Event on Saturday night. Cast members in attendance this year will include: Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker), Brent Spiner (Data), Levar Burton (Geordi), Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi), Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher), John De Lancie (Q), and everybody’s favorite Klingon warrior, Michael Dorn (Lt. Worf).
Lou Ferrigno, who rose to fame in the original TV series The Incredible Hulk, will also meet fans. Star Wars actors David Prowse (Darth Vader) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) will be there too.
Megacon truly lives up to its name as being a “Mega” Convention with something for everyone.
Tickets are $30 at the door, $24 online advance purchase.
For full details visit: http://www.megaconvention.com