Get ready for the big return of MEGACON Orlando. The Southeast’s largest fan convention is returning to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, May 16-19.
Presented by FAN EXPO HQ — one of the largest entertainment convention groups in the world — MEGACON is expected to host more than 100,000 fans throughout the weekend.
“We’re delighted to welcome our fans back to MEGACON Orlando for a weekend of impressive programming, dazzling celebrity appearances and family-friendly fun,” Fan Expo HQ Vice President Andrew Moyes said in a press release. “From weekend appearances by the high-energy cast of Back To The Future to the always interesting Artist Alley and costume contests, MEGACON Orlando 2019 is back and better than ever.”
About MegaCon Orlando
MegaCon Orlando is the Southeast’s largest fan convention — in comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming. The four-day event features celebrity guest appearances, an array of exhibitors and vendors (from comic books and collector’s items, to accessories and apparel), cosplay opportunities and more.
This year’s event has quite the celebrity lineup, from television, anime and gaming stars to members of the Mickey Mouse Club. Get a glimpse of this year’s lineup:
• “Dr. Who” — David Tennant and Billie Piper
• “The Goonies” — Sean Astin, Corey Feldman and Ke Huy Quan
• “Back to the Future” — Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Tom Wilson and James Tolkan.
• “Tangled” and “Shazam!” — Zachary Levi
• “Batman Beyond” — Will Friedle
• “My Hero Academia” — Justin Briner, Clifford Chapin and Chris Sabat.
• “RWBY” — Barbara Dunkelman, Kara Eberle, Lindsay Jones and Arryn Zech
• “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” — Patricia Summersett
Exhibitors and vendors
MEGACON Orlando is the perfect place for collectors to grow their collections. Artist Alley features artists of all kinds, including comic books.
In addition, fans can shop booths for other collectibles including toys, games, DVDs, books, apparel, accessories and cosplay items.
Guests of MEGACON Orlando are encouraged to cosplay, or dress in character.
Cosplay Alley will be open again this year, as the perfect place to buy photographs, autographs and other cosplay-related items. It’s where fans can meet cosplay artists and experience photo opportunities.
The highly anticipated Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix will also return, for those who wish to take their cosplay to the next level.
Sponsored by Fan Guru, Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix is bigger than just MEGACON Orlando.
Orlando’s event will be the Southeast Qualifier, which will send the winner on to the next level. The first place winner will win $1,000 and a trip for two to FAN EXPO Canada. There will be prizes for the runner-up, Best Masters, Best Journeyman, Best Novice and Best Youth. The other placing prices include a cash prize and a VIP pass to next year’s show.
For details on the Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix, visit megaconorlando.com/attractions and click on “Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix Sponsored by Fan Guru.”
About FAN EXPO HQ
As one of the largest entertainment convention groups in the world, Fan Expo HQ is known for its presentation of FAN EXPO Boston, Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, FAN EXPO Canada, FAN EXPO Dallas, FAN EXPO Vancouver, Toronto Comicon, Dallas Fan Days and MEGACON Orlando. Collectively, it hosts more than 500,000 fans annually.
Where, when and tickets
MEGACON Orlando will be at the Orange County Convention Center, located at 9800 International Dr., Orlando, in the North/South Concourse.
The show hours are as follows:
• Thursday, May 16, from 4 to 9 p.m.
• Friday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Sunday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets for MEGACON Orlando may be purchased online in advance. Single-day general admission tickets start at $20. Mulit-day ticket options are available.