MEGACON, the one Florida convention that lives up to its name, has something for everyone, including Star Wars fans. In addition, to an amazing list of celebrity guests, massive vendors room and talented artists, the giant pop-culture con features several attractions from the galaxy far, far away.
Familiar Photo op sets, Star Wars vehicle displays scores of stormtroopers invade Central Florida this May. R2 units of all colors and styles join Mandalorian mercenaries and more at the Orange County Convention Center.
The Force is strong with this show
In addition to all the vendors, celebrities and panels, MEGACON brings the Star Wars universe to Orlando with several attractions. Couldn’t make it to Star Wars Celebration, or craving more force-fueled fun? Check out these exciting out of this world opportunities:
Vehicles: Full-sized replicas will be on hand all weekend
Luke’s X-34 Landspeeder
Scenic Photo Ops -Space saga sets for Star Wars selfies
Millennium Falcon Cockpit
Mos Eisley Cantina
Costumed Characters fan groups bring their best creations from the space saga
Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion
Rebel Legion Star Wars Costume Group
Southern R2 Builders
All of these exciting enigmas exhibit all weekend long. Located on the exhibit floor, in the community zone, this galactic gathering is a franchise fan’s dreamland. In addition to the above attractions, Lucasfilm approved Tattoo artists will be on hand in the tattoo alley (exhibit floor).
A galaxy of great guests
MEGACON is much more than a Star Wars saga soiree. ITM readers should take note of the following Disney and Universal theme park/movie/tv related celebs, all ready to sign autographs:
“Back to the Future:” Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Tom Wilson, and James Tolkan
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:” Dan Fogler
“Once Upon a Time:” Lana Parilla
“Luke Cage:” Mike Colter
“Power Rangers:” Jason David Frank
“Indiana Jones:” Ke Huy Quan
“Boy Meets World”: Danielle Fishel, Will Friedle, Ben Savage, Rider Strong
Horror fans, superhero lovers and sci-fi aficionados will also find several celebrity guests representing their genre. These include stars from “Smallville,” “Arrow,” “Doctor Who,” “Goonies,” “Penny Dreadful,” “Lost Boys,” “Supernatural,” and “Robocop.” Check out the full line up here.
What is MEGACON?
Forget the dark side of Comicon, fans from all over flock to this four day take over of the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). MEGACON celebrates genres of all kinds. Big name stars like Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, David Tennant, John Barrowman, Lynda Carter, Peter Weller and Pamela Anderson (and many more) headline the weekend.
Fan clubs representing Lego builders, steampunk groups, Star Wars, Doctor Who and The Walking Dead add atmosphere for the hundreds of costumed attendees. Superheroes, villains, monsters and more roam the halls of OCCC for four days of fandom fueled fun.
Dates for this year’s Orlando show are May 16 – 19th. Megacon takes place at the Orange County Convention Center North/South Concourse in Orlando, FL. Tickets and show times, along with additional details on add-on panels and after parties can be found on the MEGACON website.
Source and images: MEGACON, Michael Gavin