9 Staggering Reasons to Attend Megacon Orlando 2021

Megacon Orlando 2021 is a spectacular comic convention coming up soon. The event is the beast of comic conventions in Florida, attracting more than 100,000 people over its four glorious days. In fact, the annual event is one of largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming conventions in the nation. The 2021 event is August 12-15 at the Orange County Convention Center. Here are 9 staggering reasons to be there.

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Staggering reason # 1: More than 100 comic creators are at Megacon Orlando 2021

George Perez, Greg Capullo, Donny Cates, Jason Fabok, Tom King, Ryan Ottley and Scott Snyder are Megacon 2021’s featured comic creator guests.

George Perez

George Perez is in the category of legendary comic artist. He is best known for his work on Teen Titans and Wonder Woman in the 1980s as well as The Avengers in the 1990s. Megacon Orlando 2021 is his final appearance at comic conventions in Florida.
Teen Titans comic book cover with Starfire being tortured by villains.
Wonder Woman claws against vines strangling her.

Greg Capullo

Greg Capullo is the current artist on the Batman series for DC Comics. Previously, he had an 80-issue run on Spawn (created by Todd McFarlane) by Image Comics.

Head shot of Batman with an angry, bloody face.    Spawn comic book cover with the anti-hero growling with his face consumed in fire.

Donny Cates

Donny Cates is a comic book artist and author who is known for his work on Venom and Thor.

close up of Venom's face howling

Thor holding his hammer with Asgard in the background

Jason Fabok

Jason Fabok is a comic book artist who is widely known for his work with DC Comics, which has included Batman, Detective Comics, Justice League and Swamp Thing.

Members of the Justice League -- Wonder Woman, Flash, Batman, Cyborg, Aquaman and Superman -- stand ready to defend the weak and vulnerable.      Black and white head shot of Swamp Thing.

Tom King

Tom King is a comic book artist who is best-known for his collaboration with fellow artist Clay Mann on the Batman/Catwoman series that tells the story of the bat/cat romance.

Catwoman hugs Batman from behind, draping her arms over the Dark Knight's shoulders.

Ryan Ottley

Ryan Ottley is a comic book artist who is well-known for work on Image Comics’ Invincible and Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man.

Spider-Man swings through the city with tall buildings in the background.      Invincible delivers a crushing uppercut to a villain.

Scott Snyder

Scott Snyder is a comic book artist best-known for his 2006 short story collection Voodoo Heart as well as for his comic book writing that includes American VampireDetective ComicsBatmanBatman: Gates of GothamSwamp Thing, and Justice League.

Book cover for Voodoo Heart

More comic creator guests

And there is Pat Broderick, Clayton Crain, Brianna Garcia, Michael Golden and Greg Horn — to add to what is only a sampling of the comic creators that Megacon Orlando 2021 has to offer.

In addition, if you want to know more, here is the full list of comic creators at Megacon Orlando 2021. (there is a search function to make it easy to find your favorite.)

Staggering reason # 2: Megacon Orlando 2021 lasts four days

Megacon Orlando 2021 is a comic convention that lasts four days, which is more than half of one week! A rarity for the fandom.

Staggering reason # 3: Stars from Arrow are at Megacon Orlando 2021

Appearing at Megacon 2021 from the highly popular TV series Arrow is Stephen Amell, who portrays the Arrow and his secret identity Oliver Queen, and John Barrowman, who plays the villainous Dark Archer and his secret identity Malcolm Merlyn. Arrow is the series that began the Arrowverse TV franchise that includes The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow, to name only a few.

Stephen Amell as Arrow

Green Arrow pulls an arrow from his quiver while looking forward at a target

Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen

Oliver Queen dressed in a suit is in a serious conversation

John Barrowman as Dark Archer

The Dark Archer is reaching into his quiver and staring at a target

John Barrowman as Malcom Merlyn

Malcom Merlyn is dressed in a suit and tie talking to his daughter Thea

Staggering reason # 4: Star Trek stars are at Megacon Orlando 2021

There is no bigger science fiction franchise than Star Trek and no larger star than William Shatner who played the first Captain James. T Kirk. He is joined at Megacon Orlando 2021 by George Takei, who played Sulu from the original TV cast, as well as by Brent Spiner from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

William Shatner

William Shatner is a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise.

Captain James T. Kirk stares at the universe from his chair on the bridge

George Takei

George Takei is known for his role as Sulu, who was at the helm of the starship USS Enterprise.

Sulu is listening to orders on the bridge

Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner as Data, an android second officer on the starship USS Enterprise from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Data stares blankly in a head shot

Staggering reason # 5: Other science fiction and pop stars are at Megacon Orlando 2021

Michael Rooker, Guardians of the GalaxyRon Perlman, HellboyJames Marsters, Buffy the Vampire SlayerChristopher Eccleston, Dr. Who; and Brendan Frasier, The Mummy.

A close up of blue-skinned Yondo with Groot sitting on his shoulder.    Hellboy grimaces as he thinks of his next move

The British vampire called Spike growls and shows his fangs     Eccleston poses in front of Dr. Who poster     Action hero Brendan Frasier points a torch and a gun

Staggering reason # 6: Voice actors are at this comic convention

It wouldn’t be a comic convention without some talented anime voice actors. And here are the top seven at Megacon Orlando 2021: Brandon McInnis, Luci Christian, Christopher Sabat, Billy West, Rodger Bumpass, Maile Flanagan, and Sean Schemmel.

Brandon McInnis

Brandon McInnis is a voice actor known for voicing numerous characters on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block, such as Sir Nighteye in My Hero Academia, Finral in Black Clover, and Gen in Dr. Stone, to name only a few.

Close up of Sir Nighteye's face while he is rushing toward something.

face shot of Finral looking sad with blue sky and clouds in background.

Face close up of Gen in Dr. Stone, who is looking sinister with an evil grin.

Luci Christian

Luci Christian is known for voicing Ochaco Uraraka in My Hero Academia, Kaname Chidori in Full Metal Panic!, and Nami in One Piece.

Ochaco Uraaka stands tall looking determined with fire in the background

Kaname Chidori is posing playfully with her arms and hands behind her back.    Nami is standing, facing front, holding her weapon with a smile on her face.

Christopher Sabat

Christopher Sabat is a voice actor known for his work on My Hero Academia, which has included Vegeta vs. All Might as well as Toshinori Yagi.

Poster of Vegeta vs. All Might, with both characters in their strongest poses.

Head shot of Toshinori Yagi smiling very big and looking devious.

Billy West

Billy West is well-known for his voicing of numerous characters in Futurama, including the title character Philip J. Fry.

Face of Philip J. Fry from Futurama.

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass is a voice actor best-known for voicing Squidward Tentacles from SpongeBob SquarePants.

Squidward Tentaces is standing and posting with a dumb smile on his face.

Maile Flanagan

Maile Flanagan is known for voicing Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto, and Piggly Winks from Jakers!: The Adventures of Piggley Winks.

 Naruto Uzumaki has an angry look on his face and is ready to attack.    Piggly Winks is a claymation figure who is doing a standing pose.

Sean Schemmel

Voice actor Sean Schemmel is best known for voicing Son Goku from Dragon Ball Z, and Lucario from Pokemon.

Son Goku is posing for a photo from the waist up, looking muscular and serious.    Lucario is looking mean and ready to strike, all in front of a blue background.

Staggering reason # 7: Stars from The Office are at this comic convention

Leslie David BakerKate FlanneryDavid Koechner, and Oscar Nunez.

Paper salesman Stanley Hudson glances to his right while working   

   

Staggering reason # 8: Megacon Orlando is a mega-large comic con experience

If you haven’t been to Megacon Orlando, you should give it a try. Manage your expectations that there will be crowds and lines. Neither the traffic getting there nor the lines getting in will part like the Red Sea for your convenience. But a little bit of patience will payoff big in terms of the comic con experience you will have at one of the largest conventions in the nation.

If you have attended Megacon Orlando, you know what we’re talking about.

Staggering reason # 9: Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine will be at Megacon Orlando 2021

Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine, published by Florida Comic Cons, will be at Megacon 2021 in search of talented cosplayers. Here are some of our past magazines, which are always free. Learn more and read mags (covers below)

Tickets for Megacon Orlando 2021

Megacon Orlando 2021 tickets are $25 for a single day, and $115 for all four days.

Event hours for Megacon Orlando 2021

Thursday hours are 4 p.m. – 9.m., Friday hours are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday hours are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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