ARTIST ALLEY

Indie meets pro in this special area where you will find all of your favorite pencillers, inkers, and writers. This is a ”must experience area” for anyone interested in meeting the rising stars and the people who work the front lines of the industry! Here you’ll find it all – comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints and best of all, original art and sketches!


MEET LEGENDARY COMIC BOOK CREATORS

Comics Legends and Professional Comic Book artists are invading MEGACON!


AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

A perfect opportunity to get that special something signed by your favorite celebrity! Be sure to check out the schedule so you don’t miss out!

NOTE: Some guests may charge additional fees for an autograph.

Have questions about how it all works? Here's a link to our FAQ.


PANELS/Q&As

They say knowledge is power. If you don’t know, all you have to do is ask ... and you shall receive! The pros will be here to answer all your questions about the industry and to talk about their latest projects. You never know what they might say!


WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

Listen in and participate in our numerous sessions! Soak it all in through seminars and workshops held by the pros of the industry. With the professionals leading the way, you’ll be sure to learn how they do it in the real world.


OVER 100,000 SQ FT OF SHOPPING MADNESS!

Hundreds of retailers from all over will join us to make your experience an unforgettable one! Specializing in everything comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming, these retailers have what you need. It is THE area to find just what you’re looking for - whether it’s comic books from any era, original artwork, graphic novels, memorabilia, DVD’s, videos, games, toys, or T-shirts - you will find it all here.


SKETCH DUELS AND MORE!

Comic fans will have their hands full this weekend with our comic featured panels! We've got the best comic creators facing each other in a live sketch duel and even two teams of creators go head to head over the fine details of comic book continuity! Audience participation encouraged!


SMALL PRESS / INDY PAVILION

Located in the Artist Alley area, the Indy Press Pavilion brings a fine line up of independent comic book, zine, and other related publishers. This Indy Market is just the place for you to meet the next up and coming talent in the comic world!


COSTUME CONTEST

This fan favorite event has reached new heights! This exciting event features fans showcasing their original costumes derived from the comic, sci-fi, horror, anime, and fantasy worlds. Don’t miss this opportunity to be awed as a spectator or strut your stuff on stage!


COSTUMES! COSTUMES! COSTUMES!

Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it is sometimes called, is a BIG part of MEGACON weekend. Literally thousands of amazing costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. Don't be shy; get your photo taken with all your favorite characters or come dressed up yourself. It's all good!

View our Props and Weapons Policy.


 


EXHIBITOR AREA

Experience the hottest new products and services - before anyone else sees them! Companies from all corners of the industry will be showcasing their upcoming projects and promos in the Exhibitor area and you get to be there for a sneak peek. You’ll also be sure to receive samples, goodies, and chances to win prizes through their contests.


GEEK SPEED DATING

When you’re at a pop culture convention you’re surrounded by like-minded people, but sometimes meeting folks can be complicated … but not when you’re in a setting designed just for that.  This is a fun way to quickly meet and get to know some of your fellow fans, and who knows, you might just develop a very important relationship in the process. Sign up in person at the show!


COSPLAY FOR A CAUSE REPAIR CENTER

The Cosplay Repair Center provides an area to fix up an element of your costume, or simply a place to sit for 15 minutes and recharge your batteries (literally and/or figuratively). This area gives you the space you need. Most importantly: it's a paparazzi-free zone. If you need a break from the posing, the Lounge is just the place to get that breather you deserve, or the food you need to hit the show floor running. 


LIVE NERD IMPROV COMEDY SHOWS

Come and experience improv at its best as the MEGACON Tampa Bay becomes the stage for performances of several shows in our theatres throughout the weekend.


For more information, please contact us.



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