New Celebrities and Fun Announced for MegaCon Orlando 2018
There's less than a month to go until MegaCon Orlando brings the southeastern U.S.'s largest comics, sci-fi, gaming, horror and anime event to the Orange County Convention Center on May 24–27! Just in time for National Superhero Day on April 28, here's a look at the newest confirmed celebrity appearances and other special features you won't want to miss at this year's show.
Confirmed Celebrities for MegaCon Orlando 2018
Attending MegaCon gives you the chance to see and meet a wide range of talent, including actors, comic-book writers and artists, game developers, animators and even YouTube stars. If you're interested in comics creators, for example, you'll be glad to know that legends such as Jim Lee and Neal Adams are on tap, as are J. Scott Campbell, Andy Kubert, Greg Capullo, Ed McGuinness and many others.
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When it comes to actors, this year's lineup is even more impressive. At press time, confirmed guests from TV and movies include Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars), Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings), Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), Jason Momoa (Justice League) and Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman), to name a few.
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To help you keep track of this year's guests, MegaCon has helpfully broken down 2018's celebrities into several categories, including Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime and Gaming. You can also check their website's main Celebrity Guests page for details on Internet celebrities, nationally recognized cosplayers, creative tattoo artists and geek-friendly organizations that are scheduled to have presences at the show.
More Ways to Play at MegaCon Orlando 2018
In addition to confirming additional celebrities for MegaCon 2018, the organizers have firmed up plans for this year's special features. Needless to say, tons of programming focusing on a wide range of interests is on the schedule.
For instance, if you like to dress up as your favorite characters, you'll want to check out the Master of Cosplay Contest Southeast Qualifier. Similarly, younger guests can participate in the Kids Costume Contest. Even if you don't think your cosplay skills are quite at the championship level, you can still have fun at the show's Cosplay Photo Park, a free feature where you can take photos in front of themed backdrops.
If you'd rather spend time stargazing, look into the Celebrity Photo Sessions and Autograph Sessions. And at Artist Alley, you can meet classic and contemporary comic book artists, many of whom will be happy to sign your prized books or even create an original sketch on the spot. The Small Press/Indy Pavilion presents similar access to an eclectic collection of smaller publishers.
There will be plenty more to see and do at this year's MegaCon, including 400,000 square feet of shopping, Star Wars events by the 501st Legion, panels, Q&A sessions, workshops, seminars, a free-play retro video game lounge, and even a speed dating event. Check MegaCon's website for complete details.
Meet the Justice League at Madame Tussauds Orlando
Timed to coincide with MegaCon, Madame Tussauds Orlando will welcome some powerful new residents on May 25: Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck's Batman and Henry Cavill's Superman in Justice League: A Call for Heroes. Also featuring authentic replicas of props and costumes, the expansion will launch a new generation of Madame Tussauds attractions combining live experiences with the company's famous wax figures.
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To promote the new feature, Madame Tussauds is giving you the chance to win a five-day, four-night trip to Orlando, plus other prizes — including passes to MegaCon! Visit the official "Find the Mother Boxes" contest page to learn more.
Orlando's Official Visitor Center Is Here to Save the Day
No matter if MegaCon 2018 will mark your first visit to Orlando, or if you've been here countless times, you'll want to stop by our Official Visitor Center once you're in town. This state-of-the-art facility is a one-stop shop for answers to your questions, trusted resources and even free gift bags (while supplies last). You can also take advantage of fun photo opportunities and immersion into some of our most popular attractions while you're there.
Orlando's Official Visitor Center is conveniently located on International Drive, just down the street from the Orange County Convention Center and Madame Tussauds Orlando.
Written by Nate Shelton, consumer content writer at Visit Orlando. He's an experienced journalist and native Floridian who enjoys the entertainment, cultural and culinary aspects of Orlando and Orange County.
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