MegaCon has excellent celebrity guests year in and year out. This year is no exception, and we are trying to figure out how to pay for it all.
However, MegaCon, which is under the Fan Expo umbrella of Infroma Exhibitions, doesn’t forget the comic part of their convention. To comic book collectors, this year’s guests is as star-studded as the celebrity guests. In fact, we might spend more time in the comic creators’ area.
Few times do I get to the “spare no expense” level with a con guest for myself. Of course, Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple seems to find her self in that situation a little more often. For me, it was meeting Sarah Michelle Gellar and John Hurt.
Megacon in Orlando, FL is over Memorial Weekend and we will be attending! This will be Nola Nerd Baby’s first convention, so we are excited to dress her in some baby cosplay and have her see the sights and sounds that make comic conventions so much fun. We love going to Megacon and we just know our daughter will love it as well! Let us look at some of the offerings at this year’s con.
The guest list this year is fantastic. Jeff Goldblum! Besides portraying The Grandmaster in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he is the subject of that awesome meme from Jurassic Park! Not to mention, has the famous FaceBook page, The Same Photo of Jeff Goldblum Every Day. If you are into horror, like my husband, you will remember him from The Fly. He is a legend and I am stoked to be able to meet him and add him to my autograph collection! My sister and I are also doing a photo op, because, let’s face it, it is Jeff Goldblum. Jeff is appearing Saturday only.
Cosplay at MegaCon was on point. The amount of time and effort that went into each person’s cosplay was evident.
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Jasmine from Aladdin
Hawkwoman, Wonder Woman, and ???
Jasmine from Aladdin
Maleficents from Sleeping Beauty
Te Fiti and Maui from Moana
Negan from the Walking Dead
Te Fiti and Maui from Moana
Captain Cold from The Flash and Legends of tomorrow
MegaCon was a great convention. There was plenty of vendors and artists. In fact, there may have been too many to choose from especially with the artists. The cosplay was excellent. The comic creators’ line-up was amazing.
Here are some random pictures from the con. Click to see full size. If you are in any of these images and would like a copy, please leave a comment with your email address or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we would be glad to send you the unedited picture.
MegaCon was a great con experience under horrible conditions for one of us. The con was great, but Mr. Nola Nerd Couple became really ill with an upper respiratory infection before he even got to the con. This delayed our arriving at the con late Friday instead of early Friday. He even felt so bad he didn’t attend until late Saturday and he felt horrible the whole time. That didn’t stop Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple from having a great time (even though she succumbed to the sinus infection Monday morning). Still, the little bit of time the Mr. got to spend at the con was a great success. Warning: this is a minimally edited podcast so there is lots of crowd noise and even a speaker announcement that proves we were at Megacon. We talk about meeting some of our favorite comic creators and a few actors at the con. Special thanks to Geekella, Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple’s sister, for letting us record at her booth. Thanks for listening!
PS. We will have pictures from the con in a large picture post up as soon as we can.
But first…The cast of the classic Sailor Moon will headline the anime programming at Megacon! That’s right Linda Ballantyne, Susan Roman, Katie Griffin and Jill Frappier will in Orlando for the con.
In other news, MegaCon knows how to take all our money. Just last week we were talking about how we would love to meet the voice actors of some of our favorite Disney films. I swear MegaCon has tapped our phones. The somehow heard us and announced that Paige O’Hara (Belle), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), Linda Larkin (Jasmine), and Christopher Daniel Barnes (Prince Eric) will be appearing in Orlando for Memorial Day weekend.
I guess I know what I’m getting Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple for our anniversary since it’s on last day for the con. Shhh! Don’t tell her.