FOUR DAYS OF FUN-FILLED, FAN CULTURE
Experience the ultimate playground for Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming. Four BIG days of citywide events, family-friendly attractions and world-renowned celebrities await.
Join tens of thousands of fans who are just like you.
MEGACON Orlando is one of North America’s largest largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event that attracts hundreds of thousands of people across four BIG days.
Every year, MEGACON Orlando offers exciting family-friendly attractions, events, and world-renowned Celebrities!
Previous Guests include: Jason Momoa, Jeff Goldblum, Zachary Levi, William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, Elijah Wood, Summer Glau, Vivica A. Fox, Gillian Anderson, and stars from hit TV shows & Film: The Walking Dead, Star Trek, Back to the Future, Firefly, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Stranger Things, Doctor Who, and many, many more.
Everyone is a fan of something, and MEGACON Orlando is the place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest, and then get the inside scoop about your favorite movies and TV shows at our celebrity panels!
Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favorite costumed characters! It’s also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with a huge show floor for shopping madness.
FAN EXPO HQ is the largest comic con producer in the world. Collectively, it hosts nearly 1 million fans annually at FAN EXPO Canada, MEGACON Orlando, FAN EXPO Denver, Calgary Comics & Entertainment Expo, FAN EXPO Chicago, FAN EXPO Dallas, FAN EXPO Boston, FAN EXPO Philadelphia, Edmonton Comics & Entertainment Expo, FAN EXPO San Francisco, Toronto Comicon, FAN EXPO Cleveland, FAN EXPO New Orleans, FAN EXPO Portland, FAN EXPO Vancouver, and Dallas FAN FESTIVAL. The latest 2023 schedule of events is available here, along with up-to-date ticket information. Discover. Celebrate. Belong.
Thursday 4 PM – 9 PM
Friday 10 AM – 7 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Orange County Convention Center (North/South Concourse)
9899 International Dr,
Orlando, FL 32819
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CELEBRITY Q&A’S, AUTOGRAPHS & PHOTO OPS
Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your favorite celebrity or an opportunity to get something signed. Then get up close and personal with your favorite celebrities during the Celeb Q&As!
FAN FAVE COSPLAYS, COMPETITIONS, & COSPLAY RED CARPETS
Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it is called, is a huge part of the show! See thousands of amazing costumes available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. From discussions, debates, comics, and gaming, there is something for everyone! Check the daily schedule closer to the show to find out when and where the fun happens.
THE MEGACON ORLANDO REPLICA COMPETITION
Brand new for 2023! The MEGACON Orlando Replica Competition challenges makers to recreate a prop or costume piece! This competition asks cosplayers and makers to focus in on one specific item instead of a head-to-toe cosplay look.Our team of experienced judges will select the Best Novice Maker, the Best Experienced Maker. Attendees of MEGACON Orlando will vote for the Fan Favorite!
MASTERS OF COSPLAY GRAND PRIX: THE SUNSHINE QUALIFIER
It’s back! Six Cities. Six Champions. One Master of Cosplay. Register now for your chance to compete for cosplay glory, $1000.00 cash and a chance to head to Toronto for the Grand Finale!
BIZARRO WRESTLING’S MULTIVERSAL MANIA
Bizarro Wrestling will be taking over MEGACON with Multiversal Mania! Their shows incorporate top-notch multimedia presentations customized for each performer complete with lighting, video, and music. Enjoy free matches and meet-and-greets all day Saturday and Sunday in ROOM N330.
COSPLAY & PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOTOUT
Cosplayers and Photographers! Come to a participation panel in which we pair up to 2 cosplayers with a photographer and give you a random theme. Teams have 30 minutes to collaborate and create your best photo! Bring your image to our panel of judges for a friendly critique. We’ll present a Judge’s Award and a Fan Favorite Award. With prizes! Audience members: While the teams are out creating photos, sit back and enjoy a Q&A session for anything related to cosplay or cosplay photography!
KIDS COSTUME CONTEST
It’s MEGACON Orlando’s cutest event! Come cheer on the cosplay stars of tomorrow at the kid’s cosplay contest! Want to compete? Kids 12 and under can register starting 15 minutes before 2PM on Saturday, May 21st at the Cosplay Red Carpet on South Level 2.
Get hands on and learn new skills at one of our Cosplay workshops. See schedule for details. Additional costs may apply
COSPLAY PHOTO PARKSnap the best shot with the coolest background at our Photo Park. From outer space to enchanted lands, there’s a setting for everyone.
COMICS, ANIME, SCI-FI, HORROR, ANIMATION, GAMING, & MORE
You won’t want to miss MEGACON Orlando’s programming! From discussions, debates, and workshops there is something for everyone! Check the daily schedule to find out when and where the fun happens.
GET SPOOKY WITH A PETRIFIED FOREST
Central Florida’s Premiere Scare Trails has designed a custom haunted house for our MEGACON exhibit floor! Dare to enter this immersive horror experience with your friends… we guarantee it’ll be a scream.
HAUNTED HINTS ESCAPE ROOM
Exclusive Pop-Up Escape Room HAUNTED HINTS, is coming to MEGACON Orlando 2023 with THREE Escape Games.
PHANTASMAGORIAEnter into Phantasmagoria’s Haunted and Whimsically Macabre world, with all new performances of Phantastical Dance, Evocative Songs, Ghostly Poetry, Terror Tales,
Circus and Danger arts, and MUCH more!
This unique special performance event occurs throughout the weekend of MegaCon Orlando 2023! Room will open for audience entry 5 -10 minutes prior to performances. Attendees must bring their receipt with them and present at the door for entrance.
Half Hour showings Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Phantasmagoria Room S330EF.
THE HALLOWEEN HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Make your way inside our theater of doom to view a whole new lineup of the very best short and feature length horror films from all over the world! So come by and see us…if you dare!
Led by artist/actor/cosplay couple Rob Sims and Kyla Swanberg bring fandoms to life in their interactive photo-op experience. Guests (aside from getting some amazing pictures) get to step into the movies they love such as Rocky Horror, where in the booth they will meet and interact with characters, hold props, and immerse themselves in a whole themed experience. In our rocky booth, guests will get pics from 3 different photo setups; In front of Frank’s castle, then on Frank’s throne, and then the full-sized black hearse that reads “Transylvania or Bust”. This year new costumes from the floor show scene will be an addition to the amazing 2022 show we had last year. So, for MEGACON 2023 let’s do the time warp again!
Come and see your Aura in Color! After your photo is taken, we will sit down to do an aura reading. We will discuss the colors in your aura and what it all means. This is very helpful because it reveals the energies that are at play in the present moment as well as what may be coming in the future, it’s truly incredible.
PARAONORMAL EXISTENCE RESEARH SOCIETY (P.E.R.S.)
Paranormal Existence Research Society (P.E.R.S.) is a professional non-profit paranormal research team based in Florida with decades of experience. The team was founded by Bill Slevin and is comprised of amazingly talented people in the paranormal field. P.E.R.S. is dedicated to helping everyone who has possible paranormal activity, and we are also very dedicated to help educate the public on what is real.
BILL SLEVINBill Slevin is a Veteran Paranormal Investigator, Researcher, Educator, Empath, and Celebrity. Bill is a parapsychologist and has been part of the paranormal field for over 30+ years being part of well over 500+ residential investigations including some dark and demonic cases. Bill can be seen on TV, Radio, Podcasts, Magazines and newspapers all over the world. Bill is also an educator in the paranormal field traveling around educating people at conventions, schools, colleges, libraries etc. Bill is the founder and lead investigator for the Paranormal Existence Research Society (P.E.R.S.), and also the Regional Director for the Southeast US for the Warren legacy Foundation for Paranormal Research, carrying on the legacy of Ed & Lorraine Warren.
PANELS, DEMOS, & WORKSHOPS
From costuming to acting, our lineup of pros are on hand to show you how to take your skills to the next level. Attend a panel, check out a demo, or meet them one-on-one! Check the schedule for specific topics, days, and times.
VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENTS & FREE PLAY
It’s time to battle it out in our ultimate gaming tournaments! Enjoy open play or test your skills against competitors; check the schedule for specific days and times.
MEGACON GAMING ARENA
Play in the ultimate gaming lounge hosted by JUICY GAME NIGHT. Enjoy open play, battle in tournaments, meet new friends, and challenge old rivals. Powered by the US ARMY.
JUICY GAME NIGHT TOURNAMENTS
It’s time to battle it out in one of our ultimate gaming tournaments. Enjoy open play or test your skills against competitors in Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear: Strive, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Dragon Ball FighterZ!
Play the video games from your childhood on Sony Trinitron CRT TVs. Featuring: Nintendo NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, & Wii. Sega Genesis, 32X, Saturn & Dreamcast. As well as the PlayStation 2 & OG Xbox. We are raising money for the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, FL via Extra Life. 100% of donations go straight to the hospital.
MEGACON would like to extend our welcome to United Gaming League, LLC. (UGL) as our VR experience provider! They will be showcasing Ruins Magus, Synth Riders, Half Life Alyx, Vox Machinae, Walkabout Mini Golf VR and Tetris Effect: Connected VR. Come check their space out in the Gaming Arena! Since this is free play, reservations will be done on-site, so if you’re interested be sure to come by as soon as you can since spots will go by fast.
Roll for initiative! Play D&D, take part in learn to play sessions, or borrow a board game from the library! Meet new friends and challenge old rivals!
MEGACON TABLETOP PAVILION
Ready to play?! Join FLORIDA GAMING for tabletop gaming all weekend long – including a tabletop game library and free play, tournaments, Werewolf, Deception, Pathfinder, D&D and more! Featuring new game demos from GAMA.
COMMUNITY GROUPS & FAN MEETUPS
Whether you’re a Whovian or Jedi, a cosplayer or crafter, the Community Zone is where you find people who share your fandom! Find out about local clubs, get up close to movie props, test your trivia, and snap photos galore with fans who are excited as you are to get together.
SCI FI GROUPSJoin the ranks of the:
- 501ST, REBEL LEGION, MANDALORIAN MERCS, SABER GUILD, THE DARK EMPIRE (#4183)
- DALEKS OF FLORIDA & THE LEGEND OF THE TRAVELLING TARDIS (#3195)
- THE DELTA FLEET (#2174)
- 405TH INFANTRY (#1175)
- ORLANDO STAR WARS COLLECTORS CLUB (#3173)
- BATUU KYBER COLLECTORS, GALAXY’S EDGE DISCORD & MORALE MISSIONS (#3183)
HORROR GROUPSDon’t get scared by the likes of:
- COSFX (#1196)
- FEAR FILM STUDIOS (#1172)
- PHANTASMAGORIA (#2177)
- VAMP MAKEUP SCHOOL (#2195)
- A PETRIFIED FOREST (#5162
ANIME GROUPSKonnichiwa! Check out:
- WASABI ANIME (#5172)
- SENPAI SQUAD (#5174)
- TENTACLE KITTY (#4173)
- DRAGON BALL Z POD (#IC01)
PHOTO OPSGet your photo taken with:
- 1989 BATMOBILE (#2199)
- KITT & THE DELOREAN (#1182)
- WE ARE SHIELD VEHICLES (#4163)
- CAT5 GHOSBUSTERS ECTOMOBILE (#5170)
- DALEKS OF FLORIDA (#3195)
- WALL-E BUILDERS (#2187)
- R2 BUILDERS (#3187)
- GEEKFEST FILM FEST (#1174)
- MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS (#1194)
- NO ORDINARY BALLOON TEAM (#2189)
- MOSHI PRODUCTIONS (#3186)
- THE BOMBSHELLS COSPLAY (#4175)
INTERACTIVE FAMILY ZONE
Our event prides itself on having activities and attractions for the whole family. Meet your favorite Superheroes, Princesses, and voice actors, and take part in workshops & panels just for kids (or kids at heart). Plus, there are coupons and Family Passes available!