Fandom Fun: Celebrities, Cosplay and More at Megacon Orlando

MegaCon 2017 CoverCalling all fans of sci-fi, horror, comics, gaming, anime and super heroes! You won't want to miss this.

Amid the premier of Orlando's next big attractions, this summer features one of the most star-studded events of the year: Megacon Orlando, May 25 - 28.

Discover four days of activities, from meeting your favorite celebrities to mind-blowing cosplay, fan art and all the geeky fun Orlando has to offer.

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Major Celebrity Guests

Ever dream of meeting the Legendary Stan Lee? This is your last chance to do so in Florida! Catch the granddaddy of Marvel along with a rare appearance by Tim Curry and a host of other celebrity guests for autographs, photos and select panels. Just a few of the other highlight guests include:
• Charlie Cox, star of Daredevil on Netflix
• Jenna Coleman, from BBC's Doctor Who
• Alice Cooper,  "The Godfather of Shock Rock"
• Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films
• Felicia Day, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Geek & Sundry Youtube channel 
• Mike Tyson, world-famous boxer and star of The Hangover I & II 

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A Spectacular Costume Contest

Put your crafty skills to the test or just enjoy the show at Megacon's costume contest! Fans from around the globe will compete with their best homemade outfits, body paint and mech suits for up to $1000 cash prizes and major bragging rights. Even group costumes and kid cosplayers can enter, for a personal fan experience that's just as fun to watch as it is to participate. Miss the contest itself? No worries, you'll spot tons of amazing outfits just wandering around the convention, and they'll probably be happy to pose for selfies!

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Unique Fan Experiences

Think Megacon is just like any other convention? Think again. This year, the event includes some incredible immersive fan experiences unlike anything you've seen before. Check out just a few of the activities below:
• Doc's Interactive Time Travel Experience: Enter a real Delorean Time Machine replica, taking you to downtown Hill Valley 1955 accompanied by a professional actor impersonating Doc, Marty, or Biff. 

• Halo ODST 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!

• Live Shadowcasting Performances: Enjoy some of your favorite movies on the big screen while actors perform the scenes below and encourage audience participation! This unique experience brings the silver screen to life, including Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long, Beetlejuice, Clue and Buffy's "Once More, With Feeling".

• Shopping Madness: Explore 400,000 square feet of over 500 retailers, specializing in everything comics, anime, gaming, science fiction and/or horror. Find just what you're looking for - whether it's comic books from any era, original artwork, graphic novels, memorabilia, DVD's, videos, games, toys or t-shirts.

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Beyond the Con - Geeky Spots in Orlando

Of course, Megacon Orlando attendees have a major advantage to any other con: a host of other attractions and themed-venues to extend their fan experiences beyond the convention itself! From theme park rides based in movies, books and comics, to gaming bars (try The Cloak & Blaster) and even special dining experiences like Indiana-Jones-themed cocktails at Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar, Orlando is full of opportunities to live and breathe your favorite fandoms.

Grab your tickets to Megacon Orlando before they sell out, and find deals and more information about the destination on our website.


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Cory O'Born Byline
Written by Cory O’Born, Public Relations Representative at Visit Orlando. She enjoys puns, getting lost in foreign countries, petting every dog she sees and uncovering hidden gems in her hometown of Orlando.



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