Fri: 4:00PM - 9:00PM, Sat: 10:00AM - 7:00PM, Sun: 10:00AM - 5:00PM


CELEBRITY 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! This is the only way to get a beautiful 8x10 glossy photo of you with one of our guests in an intimate setting.


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.


COSTUME CONTEST

This exciting event features creative fans showcasing their original costumes derived from the comic, sci-fi, horror, anime, and fantasy worlds – all on stage for a chance to win bragging rights. From caped-crusaders to hot anime characters, be awed as a spectator or strut your stuff on stage. Please visit the 501st Legion booth in the Community area on the Exhibit Hall on Friday or Saturday to get your sign-up sheet if you would like to participate in the contest!

Contest starts at 5pm Saturday in Ballroom C.


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.


NEW! HARRY POTTER ESCAPE ROOM

Play one of two Escape Room scenarios inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter! Try to escape from a vault in the Wizarding Bank or pass a very mixed up NEWT exam for potions! Amazing fun for the whole family at MEGACON Tampa Bay!


STAR WARS EVENTS BY THE 501ST LEGION

The 501st Legion is one of the greatest fan organizations in the world. The Stormtroopers provide a spectacle for the eye every year with an elaborate booth, and all kinds of photo opportunities throughout the weekend. For a donation to the Make A Wish Foundation, you can also "Blast A Stormtrooper" in their on-site Nerf gun range!


VOICE ACTOR LIVE SCRIPT READING BY TWISTED TOONZ

Do NOT miss the live movie script read featuring the biggest voice acting superstars in the galaxy! With millions of hits on YouTube and rave reviews internationally, this event that will kick you in the A**! You haven’t lived until you’ve heard Winnie the Pooh as Darth Vader, Christopher Walken as Harry Potter, or Pinky & the Brain as Frodo and Sam! It’s time to experience your favorite movies in a brand new, completely hysterical and utterly TWISTED way!


STEAMPUNK ASSOCIATION

Steampunk has become really big at MEGACON! Visit their booth on the floor and their theatre sessions throughout the weekend, as they present workshops and demonstrations on what it all means! Learn what it’s all about and take in Tea Duelling, Parasol Duelling, Teapot Racing, and numerous panels on costumes, hair and make-up, prop building, leatherwork, and accessories!


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!


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.


CAT5 GHOSTBUSTERS

Who Ya Gonna Call?? The CAT5 Ghostbusters are one of the most well recognized groups in the state. Their elaborate booth complete with their Ecto 1M, Stay Puft & huge logo provides countless photo opportunities for attendees of all ages. For a donation to charity you can strap on a proton pack or take a picture behind the wheel of their Ecto 1M.  


MEET AWARD-WINNING AND BEST-SELLING AUTHORS

Meet international award-winning and best-selling authors. Activities for readers include book signings, author readings, panels, and launches! This year will be the best year yet!


DOCTOR WHO DALEKS AND TARDIS

Doctor Who fans will not want to miss the amazing set up in our Community area on the Exhibit floor! Come and marvel at Doctor Who costumes, props, backdrops, Daleks, the TARDIS, and more!


COSPITAL REPAIR CENTER

The Cospital 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. 


MEET FAN FAVORITE COSPLAYERS

A photo op and candid chat with Celebrity Cosplayers? Yes, please! Come and meet our amazing line-up of cosplay guests as they share their experiences in creating costumes and dressing up for a living! This is your best opportunity to ask all of your cosplay crafting and community questions directly to some of the biggest Cosplayer names in the World!


MEETUPS

Whether you're a Whovian or Jedi, a cosplayer, or crafter, you are welcome here! Spend an hour with people who love the same things you do, share your awesome cosplay, find new local Meetup friends, or just take some photos. These themed Meetups are absolutely free and designed to help you connect with people you otherwise might not ever meet.


For more information, please contact us.



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