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MegaCon Orlando is back in town - All you need to know!!

The countdown is over as MegaCon Orlando, the massive pop culture fan convention, returns once more to the Orange County Convention Center from today!


Everyone is a fan of something, and MegaCon is the place to celebrate all things pop culture, from sci-fi and fantasy to anime and video games to comic books and cosplay.


MegaCon features celebrity guests, panels, cosplay contests, get togethers, parties, 400,000 square feet of shopping, and even more,


The event which is a Mecca for the geeky, nerdy and the great, runs March 30 through April 2, and if you’re one of the excited tens of thousands of fans who will be attending over the weekend we've brought together a few things to know before you go!


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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

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CELEBRITY GUESTS

We have been keeping you up to date in the run up to this year's MegaCon Orlando and there is an awesome get together of celebrities here in Orlando for the weekend!


Don’t miss Photo Ops, Autographs, and Panels with the cast of the National Lampoon Vacation movie series including Chevy Chase and Christie Brinkley.


The star studded line up of celebrities include Christina Ricci, Giancarlo Esposito, Rosario Dawson, Hayden Christensen, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gwendoline Christie, and James McAvoy.


The Cobra Kai Dojo will be accepting new students at the Orange County Convention Center, when the cast of hit tv show Cobra Kai, Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Martin Kove, Jacob Bertrand, and Xolo Maridueña come to Orlando!


The cast of Scream, Neve Campbell, Matthew Millard, Skeet Ulrich and Jamie Kennedy will meet with fans during scheduled photo-ops and participate in a “Scream” panel Sunday afternoon.


The guest list doesn’t just include actors. Fans can also meet many notable comic artists, including Frank Miller, Geoff Johns, Joe Quesada and Jeph Loeb.


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TICKETS

The four-day MegaCon passes are already sold out, however, single-day tickets are still available.


Prices, for adults, are $28 for Thursday, $49 for Friday, $65 for Saturday and $54 for Sunday.

Youth single-day tickets, for children ages 13-17,


Tickets are sold out for Saturday and Sunday, but you can still get tickets for Thursday ($23) and Friday ($39).


Child single-day tickets, for children ages 6-12 are still available for all days and are priced at $13.



PARKING

It’s going to be a very busy weekend at the Orange County Convention Center, and parking lots will fill up fast.


This year, MegaCon is offering attendees the option to pre-purchase their parking. There are four designated lots where spots can be secured in advance: Lot 1 (North/South side of the convention center), Lot 2 (Destination Garage), Lot 3 (Epic Offsite) and Lot 6 (Rosen College Offsite).


Lot 1 is sold out for all days except Thursday. Lot 2 and Lot 6 are both sold out for Saturday.

For more information about parking, visit the MegaCon website.



SCROLL DOWN FOR THE HIGHLIGHTS!

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HIGHLIGHTS:

CELEBRITY PHOTO OPS Don’t miss out on the chance of a lifetime to meet you favorite celebrity and have the moment captured by a professional photographer. This is the only way to get a beautiful 8x10 glossy photo of you with one of our guests in an intimate setting. AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS An autograph is the perfect opportunity to get that special something signed by your favorite celebrity. Be sure to check out the full schedule so you don’t miss out on any of your faves!

ARTIST ALLEY Indie meets pro in this special area where you will find all your favorite pencillers, inkers and writers. This is a ”must experience" area for anyone interested in meeting rising stars and those who work the front lines of the industry! Here you’ll find it all – comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints and best of all, original art and sketches. You’ll also find crafters and makers, all with a nerdy slant to their designs and creations.

COSPLAY RED CARPET Get ready for the Cosplay Red Carpet! There's no pre-registration, no competition & no stress! Walk the red carpet and show off your costume in front of adoring fans. Every participant will get a free photo taken by Jeff Jenkins Photography, MEGACON’s official Cosplay Red Carpet Photographer. OVER 400,000 SQ FT OF SHOPPING MADNESS! More than 1,000 retailers join MEGACON Orlando to make your experience an unforgettable one! Specializing in everything comics, anime, gaming, science fiction and horror, these retailers are guaranteed to have what you need.

FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! Our event prides itself on having so many amazing activities and attractions that are family oriented. Spend the day with the whole family as you meet your favorite Superheroes, Princesses and voice actors. You can even enter the Cosplay Costume Contest as a family!


COMMUNITY ZONE Whether you're a Whovian or Jedi, a cosplayer or crafter, the Community Zone is where you find people who share your fandom! Find out about local clubs, get up close to movie props, test your trivia, and snap photos galore with fans who are excited as you are to get together.

PANELS, WORKSHOPS & SEMINAR From Celebrity Q&A’s, fan club presentations, hands-on workshops and screening rooms, there’s hundreds of hours of programming available for every fandom. The best part? It’s free with your admission ticket. Check the daily schedule to find out when and where the fun happens. COSTUMES! COSTUMES! COSTUMES! Fans dressing up in costumes (also known as cosplay) is a huge part of the show! Literally thousands of amazing costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. Don’t be shy: ask for a photo with your favorite characters or come dressed up yourself.

MEET LEGENDARY COMIC BOOK CREATORS Comics Legends, Professional Comic Book artists, and writers will be with us all weekend. Be sure to drop by the Artist Alley to meet them and see their amazing work!

MEET YOUR FAVORITE VOICE ACTORS The actors that voice your favorite animated characters will be at our show to sign autographs, pose for photos and meet with their fans. They have developed a well-deserved reputation for being super-friendly and enthusiastic! COSPLAY PHOTO PARK Snap the best shot with the coolest background at our Photo Park. From outer space to enchanted lands, there’s a setting for everyone. COSPLAY MEET UPS Meet like-minded fans and get a picture to remember at a themed cosplay meet up. Watch for a schedule of specific fandom meet-ups closer to show time.


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