MEGACON Orlando is the largest comic, sci-fi, anime, horror, and gaming convention in Florida with an attendance of 120,000. This year’s MEGACON will be at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on May 19-22. The four-day event’s hours are as follows: Thursday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mega-Reason #1: Celebrity Guests
As the biggest comic convention in Florida, MEGACON always brings in legendary celebrities. Here are some of the famous actors appearing at the event.
The Mandalorian Actors
Cobra Kai Actors
Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso), William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence), Martin Kove (John Kreese), Mary Mouser (Samantha LaRusso), and Tanner Buchanan (Robby Keene), who all play characters within Cobra Kai, have been announced to appear at MEGACON.
The Lord of the Rings Actors
Trailer Park Boys Actors
Star Trek Actors
Legends of Tomorrow Actors
Mega-Reason #2: Famous Voice Actors
MEGACON has invited top voice talent from some of the most popular shows to appear at the convention. Here are just some of the noteworthy guests.
Overwatch Voice Actors
My Hero Academia Actors
Cowboy Bebop Actors
Mega-Reason #3: Award-Winning Cosplay Guests
There are 11 talented cosplay guests attending MEGACON 2022. Come meet the experts and see world famous costumes up close!
11 Talented Cosplayers
Cosplay guests include @luckygrim (first row left), @leeleethebunny (first row center), @holtsclawcosplay (first row right), @spectra_v3 (second row left), @tiarabreecosplay (second row center), @lis.wonder (second row right), @theraychul (third row left), @philipodango, (third row right) @misstaurus.cosplay_and_art (third row center), @misschrissylyn (fourth row left) and @avera_cosplay (fourth row right). These cosplay guests have gained large social media followings from their high quality work. Many have won awards from large-scale competitive cosplay competitions in the United States. Specializing in sewing, armor, makeup, and more, you won’t want to miss seeing their work in person!
Mega-Reason #4: Legendary Comic Creators
MEGACON 2022 features 150 spectacular artists that have worked for Marvel, DC, Disney, and more!
Frank Miller: American Genius
Frank Miller will be appearing at MEGACON 2022 for the premiere of his documentary film, Frank Miller: American Genius, directed by Silenn Thomas, who will be in attendance as well. Frank Miller is best known for his work on Daredevil and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
Greg Capullo, James Tynion IV (art above), Joshua Williamson, Jorge Molina, Clay Mann, Graham Nolan, Freddie Williams II, Tony Daniel, Tom King, Sergio Cariello, and Mitch Gerads are all known for their work with Batman and the Batman universe.
Adam Kubert (art above), Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, Ryan Ottley, Zeb Wells, Humberto Ramos, Sam Maggs, Sam de la Rosa, Benjamin Percy, Tim Townsend, John Hebert, and Joshua Cassara have all worked to bring amazing Marvel comics to life including comics about Venom and the X-Men.
InHyuk Lee (art pictured above), Jeff Dekal, Greg Horn, Ejikure Wee Kiat, Kendrick “Kunkka” Lim, Marco Turini, Elias Chatzoudis, Elliot Fernandez, Ryan Kincaid, Andres Labrada, Bill McKay, and Anna Zhuo are successful cover artists that have worked on many publications.
Mega-Reason #5: The Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix: Sunshine Qualifier
MEGACON is hosting one of the eight regional pre-qualifier competitions to compete in the Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix: Finale!
Cosplayers from across the south travel to compete for over $1,000 in prizes and a trip to FAN EXPO Canada to compete in the Masters of Cosplay Grand Prix Finale.
@Misstaurus.cosplay_and_art won Best in Show at MEGACON 2021 with her Glaceon cosplay from Pokémon. You can read more about @misstaurus.cosplay_and_art in the January issue of the Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine.
Mega-Reason #6: Gaming Tournaments
Experienced or new, competitive or friendly, all gamers are welcome to compete in MEGACON’s gaming tournaments. The competitions span across all four days and are fun for players and spectators alike.
Board Game Tournaments
Great for gamers of all ages, MEGACON offers a diverse range of board games and dice games. For strategic players, there are games such as chess and Settlers of Catan.
Card Game Tournaments
MEGACON Orlando has hosted dozens of National Championships for top card games over the years. Both walk-up and open-play games will be available throughout the event.
Role Playing Game Tournaments
MEGACON Orlando offers the largest schedule of RPG game play in Florida. A whole weekend of character creating, world building, and monster crushing! There are games for every preference and experience level. Join the fun and make some new friends along the way.
Video Game Tournaments
In addition to an e-sports zone, MEGACON will host friendly matches in Super Smash Bros, Pokkén, Mario Kart, Mario Party, and Family Feud will be available for anyone to join. If you’re looking for something more competitive, the Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament is Saturday 1p.m.-4 p.m. .
Mega-Reason #7: Phantasmagoria’s Dark Carnival TWO
Horror fans won’t want to miss this spook-tacular show of terrifying stunts and dark comedy. PHANTASMAGORIA is a Victorian horror troupe with a taste for the macabre. Grab a ticket to see all new performances and Tales of Terror with their “Dark Carnival Two” – a sequel to their fully sold out mini-show performances from last year. Tickets are available online in advance or cash only at the door and/or the Phantasmagoria Booth.
Mega-Reason #8: Artist Alley
Popular artists and crafters from all over the United States travel to sell their creations at MEGACON. Bring your wallet because you won’t want to miss out on all the posters, pins, stickers, keychains, and more.
Mega-Reason #9: Moshi Moshi Productions’ Afterparties
Moshi Moshi Productions is hosting three tremendous afterparties. Thursday’s super-cool kick-off party will give you chills. The awesome afterparty on Friday features special guest, Dante Basco, and is all about cartoon 90’s nostalgia. On Saturday, get geared up for the Mecha Disco afterparty! Click here to learn even more exciting afterparty details!
Mega Reason #10: Panels and Programming
MEGACON features panels, celebrity Q&A, activities, tutorials, presentations and more for every fan base. Whether it’s a hands-on workshop or a trivia extravaganza, programming is free and included with a MEGACON entrance pass. Enjoy the hundreds of hours of programming and learn something new.
*Specially ticketed events may have an additional admission charge.
Need help finding conventions in Florida?
Florida Comic Cons publishes the Con Calendar, a curated calendar of upcoming conventions. Each convention listing includes in-depth info about the event like guests, artists and cosplay contests. In addition, there are lots of helpful links for things like buying tickets, registering as a vendor, and learning more about characters.
Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine published by Florida Comic Cons
Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine, published by Florida Comic Cons, attends many conventions in Florida in search of talented cosplayers. The magazine is published seasonally. In addition, Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine publishes special editions, photo galleries and blogs of conventions we attend. The magazine is free.
Monthly issues focus on cosplayers and the characters they have chosen to portray. Cosplayer photos and interviews as well as character images and backgrounds are loaded in the monthly magazines.
Convention blogs and special editions
Convention special edition magazines, photo galleries and blogs showcase cosplayer photos and provide news reports about conventions we attend.