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CELEBRITY PHOTO SESSIONS

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: Guests may charge additional fees for an autograph.

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 a comic books from any era, original artwork, graphic novels, memorabilia, DVD’s, videos, games, toys or t-shirts – you will find it all here.

CELEBRITY 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!

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 (K7) in the Exhibit Hall on Friday or Saturday to get your sign up sheet if you would like to participate in the contest!

SKETCH DUELS

Check out your favorite comic artists as they go “pen to pen”, and be entered to win the original art they produce once they’re done! An amazing experience to witness, these friendly rival competitions show who has got the edge in comic book illustration!

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!

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!

MEET LEGENDARY COMIC BOOK CREATORS

Comics Legends and Professional Comic Book artists and writers such as Amanda Connor, Jimmy Palmiotti, Neal Adams, Tim Bradstreet, Tom Grummett, Pat Broderick and many more are invading MEGACON!

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 policy here: Props and Weapons Policy

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.

SKETCHES, LITHOGRAPHS, LIMITED PRINTS & ORIGINAL ART

Many of our artist guests and Artist Alley creators will have original art, lithographs, limited edition art prints, original sketches and take commissions from fans at MEGACON.
Note: Fees vary, please check with creators individually for prices and availability.

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