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Sons of Anarch's Emilio Rivera & Star Trek's Sonequa Martin-Green sign on for MegaCon Orlando

Updated: Feb 24, 2023

MegaCon Orlando have announced even more big names for this years convention which takes place from March 30 until April 2, 2023 at the Orange County Convention Center.


First up is Emilio Rivera, who is know for his portrayal of Marcus Álvarez in Sons of Anarchy for seven seasons and most recently for playing Álvarez in Mayans M.C.


Also coming to this year's event is Sonequa Martin-Green, best known for her television roles as Michael Burnham, the main character in the streaming television series Star Trek: Discovery, and as Sasha Williams on The Walking Dead.


Sons of Anarch's Emilio Rivera & Star Trek's Sonequa Martin-Green sign on for MegaCon Orlando

Emilio Rivera is joining his Sons of Anarchy co-star Charlie Hunnam who has already been announced for this year's MegaCon Orlando.


Rivera's has featured in Manu Hollywood blockbusters, and hit TV shows, including Con Air, Traffic, The Cable Guy, NYPD Blue, Beverly Hills, 90210, Walker, Texas Ranger, Titus, Hitman: Agent 47, JAG, ER, A Man Apart with Vin Diesel, John Cusack's film Never Get Outta the Boat, Ali G Indahouse, Rush, Howard Stern's Son of the Beach, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Z Nation, and Michael Mann's new series Metro.


Rivera is well know for his portrayal of Marcus Álvarez in Sons of Anarchy for seven seasons and currently plays Álvarez in Mayans M.C.


Emilio Rivera Orlando MegaCon

Trekkies will be delighted to know that Sonequa Martin-Green is joining her Star Trek co-stars Anson Mount & Ethan Peck at this year's MegaCon.


Sonequa Martin-Green is best known for her television roles as Michael Burnham, the main character in the streaming television series Star Trek: Discovery, and as Sasha Williams on The Walking Dead.


Before that, Martin-Green starred in several independent films before gaining her first recurring role, as Courtney Wells on The Good Wife. Later, she had recurring roles as Tamara in Once Upon a Time and Rhonda in New Girl.


Keep scrolling for a full rundown on all the celebrities appearing at this year's MegaCon Orlando that's happening March 30 to April 2, 2023.


Sonequa Martin-Green MegaCon Orlando

90's kids will be delighted to hear that Saved by The Bell's A.C. Slater, Mario Lopez will be reunited with his Saved By The Bell co-star Mark Paul Gosseelaar.


Gosseelaar, who famously portrayed Zack Morris in the series, has already confirmed that he is coming to this years event at the Orange County Convention Center.


Mario Lopez, of course is known for his portrayal of A.C. Slater on Saved by the Bell, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, and the 2020 sequel series.


He has appeared in numerous projects since, including Dancing with the Stars and as host for the syndicated entertainment news magazine shows Extra and Access Hollywood.


He has also hosted America's Best Dance Crew for MTV, and more.


Mario Lopez and Mark Paul Gosseelarr

A huge name that's coming to this years event is none other than comedy legend, John Cleese!


At 83 years of age-John Cleese is still the “World’s Funniest Man”. He made his first mark as a member of the legendary Monty Python Troupe in the 1960s and has gone on to write, produce, direct and star in some of the greatest comedic hits of the last 50 years.


Cleese co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus. Along with his Python co-stars Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman,


Cleese starred in Monty Python films, which include Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian(1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983).


In the mid-1970s, Cleese and first wife Connie Booth co-wrote the sitcom Fawlty Towers, in which he starred as hotel owner Basil Fawlty, for which he won the 1980 British Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance.


Cleese co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis, and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and Fierce Creatures (1997), both of which he also wrote. For A Fish Called Wanda he was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.


He has also starred in Time Bandits (1981) and Rat Race (2001) and has appeared in many other films, including Silverado (1985), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), two James Bond films (as R and Q), two Harry Potter films (as Nearly Headless Nick) and the last three Shrek films.


John Cleese MegaCon Orlando

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!


Meet the cast of Cobra Kai at MegaCon Orlando

The headmistress of Nevermore Academy in the hit Netflix series Wednesday, is coming to Orlando.


Iconic English actress Gwendoline Christie also played Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones and Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


Gwendoline Christie MegaCon Orlando

Charlie Hunnam is well known for his roles as Jackson "Jax" Teller in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy for which he was twice nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.


His has also had roles include Green Street, Undeclared, the title role in Nicholas Nickleby, Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, The Lost City of Z, and in the title role of Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.


Charlie Hunnam ComicCon Orlando

Lana Parrilla is an actress well known for her role as The Evil Queen/Regina Mills in the ABC fantasy drama series, Once Upon a Time for which she has won a TV Guide Award for favorite Villain, an ALMA Award for Outstanding TV Actress- Drama and a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress -Sci-Fi Fantasy.


She also previously starred in season 5 of Spin City, Boomtown, Windfall, Swingtown, Miami Medical and as Sarah Gavin for the fourth season of 24.


Lana Parrilla ComicCon Orlando

Best known for Shazam!, and the follow up, Shazam! Fury Of The Gods, Zachary Livi will be at this year's MegaCon Orlando.


Levi has also just signed on for the true survival story Not Without Hope directed by Joe Carnahan.


You can meet Levi when he comes to MegaCon Orlando, with the event running March 30 to April 2, 2023.


Zachary Levi MegaCon Orlando

The most powerful Jedi, Anakin Skywalker will be bringing the Force to Orlando as Star Wars legend Hayden Christensen will be appearing at this year's event.


Hayden first appeared in the prequel trilogy films, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), and later reprised his role with a voice cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), and as the main antagonist in the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022).


He will also reprise his role in the upcoming Disney+ series Ahsoka (2023).


Hayden Christensen MegaCon Orlando

Rosario Dawson, star of amazing shows & movies like Daredevil, Clerks 3, Rent, Sin City, and Unstoppable will also be at this year's MegaCon Orlando.


Dawson is also known for her role as the fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano in season 2 of The Mandalorian, and will headline her own show later this year, Star Wars: Ahsoka.


Rosario Dawson MegaCon Orlando

Another huge name heading to this year's MegaCon Orlando is Scottish actor and Hollywood superstar James McAvoy.


McAvoy is currently starring in the HBO fantasy series His Dark Materials, and will be known to many as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series.


James McAvoy MegaCon Orlando

Also confirmed for this year's event is familiar faces from Wes Craven slasher-horror classic Scream.


Neve Campbell

Campbell rose to international prominence for starring as Sidney Prescott in Wes Craven's slasher filmScream (1996), which emerged as a critical and commercial success—becoming the highest grossing slasher film for over 20 years—and obtained a cult following.


The success of the film spawned the Scream franchise, for which she reprised the role in the series' second (1997), third (2000), fourth (2011) and fifth(2022) installments, playing the role for 25 years.


Also announced from the Scream franchise are:


Jamie Kennedy

Jamie came to prominence in the late 1990s for playing Randy Meeks in the Scream film series


Matthew Lillard

Matthew is know for his role as Stu Macher in the horror film Scream.


Skeet Ulrich

iSkeet played the character Billy Loomis in Scream (1996), and then he reprised his Scream role in the sequel.


The cast of Scream MegaCon Orlando

Star of the comedy classic movie series National Lampoon, Chevy Chase is coming on a vacation to Orlando!


Chase also been a staple of Saturday Night Live, where his recurring Weekend Update segment became a highlight of the show.


Chase has earned three Primetime Emmy Awards out of five nominations and two Golden Globe Award nominations.


Chase has starred in some of the best loved comedies of our generation, including portraying Clark W. Griswold in five National Lampoon's Vacation films including Vacation , European Vacation, Christmas Vacation, and Vegas Vacation.


He also played Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher in Fletch and its sequel Fletch Lives.


He also starred in Caddyshack, Spies Like Us, Three Amigos!, and Hot Tub Time Machine.


Chevy Chase MegaCon Orlando

This year's MegaCon Orlando has a growing list of celebrities all coming to this year's event at the Orange County Convention Center.


Charlie Hunnam is well known for his roles as Jackson "Jax" Teller in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy for which he was twice nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series is coming!


He has also had roles include Green Street, Undeclared, the title role in Nicholas Nickleby, Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, The Lost City of Z, and in the title role of Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.



Also announced for this year's MegaCon Orlando is Golden Globe, SAG, and Emmy nominee Christina Ricci.


Ricci is currently starring in Netflix hit Wednesday, and was seen in the Amazon original series Z: The Beginning of Everything, for which she also served as a producer. she also played the title character in the television series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, for which she earned a SAG Award nomination.


She has also starred in many films including Mermaids, The Addams Family, Casper, The Smurfs 2, Speed Racer and more.


Christina Ricci MegaCon Orlando

Another guest is Vincent D’Onofrio, well known for his roles in both film and television.


His credits include Full Metal Jacket, Men in Black, The Cell, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Jurassic World.


D’Onofrio is well know for his portrayal of Kingpin across the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Vincent D’Onofrio MegaCon Orlando

Henry Winkler is also attending this years MegaCon, Winkler is an American actor, comedian, author, executive producer, and director, although of course he is best known for his portrayal of Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli on the American television series Happy Days.


Henry Winkler MegaCon Orlando

Also announced is Harry Power star Matthew Lewis, best known for portraying Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.



Matthew Lewis MegaCon Orlando

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, best know to fans of Saved by the Bell as Zack Morris will also be in attendance at this years convention.


Mark-Paul Gosselaar MegaCon Orlando

Gates McFadden best known for playing Dr. Beverly Crusher in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series and in the four subsequent films will also be attending this years MegaCon.


Gates McFadden MegaCon Orlando

Another big name coming to Orlando for MegaCon this year is Sean Gunn, best know for playing Kraglin Obfonteri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


In this role, he has been in the films Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Endgame, Thor: Love and Thunder , the television film The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and the upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 .


He also played Weasel and Calendar Man in the Warner Bros./DCEU film The Suicide Squad.


Sean Gunn MegaCon Orlando

Brec Bassinger has also announced for this years MegaCon!


Bassinger is best know for playing the titular role in the series Stargirl from DC Universe and The CW.


Brec Bassinger MegaCon Orlando

Legendary director Sam Raimi is also appearing at this year's MegaCon Orlando.


Raimi is the man behind your fave films, known for directing the Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007) and the Evil Dead franchise (1981–present).


He also directed the 1990 superhero film Darkman, the 1995 revisionist western The Quick and the Dead, the 1998 neo-noir crime-thriller A Simple Plan, the 2000 supernatural thriller film The Gift, the 2009 supernatural horror film Drag Me to Hell, and the 2013 Disney fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful.


Raimi has also produced several successful television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and its spin-off Xena: Warrior Princess. He founded the production company Renaissance Pictures in 1979 and Ghost House Pictures in 2002.


His latest film, the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, was released on May 6, 2022, becoming his highest grossing film at the box office.


Star Wars Legends  MegaCon Orlando

Also announced for this years convention is a bounty of six Star Wars legends.


Carl Weathers (Greef Karga), Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon), Katee Sackhoff (Bo-Katan Kryze) and Emily Swallow (The Armorer) from The Mandalorian, Vivien Lyra Blair, who played young Princess Leia in Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ashley Eckstein, who played Ahsoka Tano in The Clone Wars animated series.


Star Wars Legends  MegaCon Orlando

MegaCon Orlando have also announced that the original and much loved host of Blues Clues, Steve Burns is heading to Orlando for this year's MegaCon.


He is best known as the original host of the long-running children's preschool television program Blue's Clues from 1996 until 2002, for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2001.


Blue’s Clues Host Steve Burns Heading to MegaCon Orlando

With tickets now on sale, Anson Mount (Captain Christopher Pike) and Ethan Peck (Spock) from Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, are coming to this years MegaCon Orlando


Anson Mount is an American actor known for his television roles as fictional character Cullen Bohannon in the AMC western drama series Hell on Wheels, Jim Steele on NBC series Conviction, the Marvel Comics superhero Black Bolt in Marvel's Inhumans, and Captain Christopher Pike in season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery.


MegaCon Orlando Announce First Celebrities - Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Anson Mount & Ethan Peck

Ethan Peck is an American actor currently playing Spock in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery. He is the grandson of a Hollywood legend, Gregory Peck. More recently he accepted the role of Herman Ackermann on the series Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels.


Ethan Peck coming to Megacon Orlando

MEGACON Orlando is one of North America's largest largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event that attracts hundreds of thousands of people across four BIG days.


Every year, MEGACON Orlando offers exciting family-friendly attractions, events, and world-renowned Celebrities!


MegaCon Orlando

Everyone is a fan of something, and MEGACON Orlando is the place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest, and then get the inside scoop about your favorite movies and 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 a huge show floor for shopping madness.


MegaCon Orlando

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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