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ANIME SCREENING: AKB0048 (Episodes 1-5)

TV-PG. Subbed. With all forms of entertainment banned, a group of bold young women do the unthinkable: resurrect a legendary J-Pop band, forming an all new Band of Sisters known as AKB0048! But these rockin' rebels aren't just singers. They're trained in combat as well as choreography and willing to sacrifice their lives for intergalactic harmony.

ATTACK ON TITAN VOICE ACTORS PANEL

With Season 3 already in production, join this unique opportunity to talk about the phenomenon of Attack on Titan with the narrator (Josh Grelle) and Mikasa Ackerman (Trina Nishimura). Potential spoilers - so you have been warned! Head to the ANIME SCREENINGS room afterwards for a special screening of Attack on Titan: Junior High.

PLAY TANTO CUORE WITH MAID CAFE MIKKUSU!

In Tanto Cuore, you are the owner of a large mansion. However, you need maids to work that mansion. Your love is what inspires these maids to work. The way you score in Tanto Cuore is by putting maids into your private chambers. The more maids you put there, the more you score.

ANIME SCREENING: ATTACK ON TITAN: JUNIOR HIGH

TV-14. Dubbed. The hit show Attack on Titan is reimagined in this feel-good junior high microseries! See all your favorite characters getting into middle school shenanigans complete with secret love interests, class presidents, and chaotic cultural festivals.

VOLTRON: FROM ANIME TO NETFLIX

In March of 1981, Beast King GoLion premiered in Japan and three years later (September of 1984) the show made its way to the United States as Voltron.  The cartoon has gone through some various incarnations over the years - and we’ll talk about all of them including the current Netflix series

ANIME SCREENING: OTAKU NO VIDEO

PG-13. Subbed. Somewhat based on the real story of how Gainax was founded, Otaku no Video addresses all aspects of an otaku lifestyle. Both volumes (ONV and More ONV will be shown.) Check out this classic anime reminiscent of the mockumentary This is Spinal Tap!

BEYOND POKÉMON: THE VOICES OF VERONICA TAYLOR

Everyone knows Veronica Taylor was the voice of Ash Ketchum - but did you know she’s also dozens of other characters including April O’Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Sailor Pluto (Sailor Moon)? Learn more about the actress and her variety of roles in anime and cartoons!

ANIME TABOO GAME SHOW

Based on the popular board game, Anime Taboo gives teams of two sixty seconds to guess as many anime and videogame related characters and titles as they can. One player reads the name of the name/title on a card and tries to describe it to the second player. The catch? Each card has a list of five “taboo” words that he/she can’t say while giving the description… and the words are ones someone would usually use when talking about the anime/video game! This game show is as much fun for the audience as it is for the players and players are selected from attendees.

ANIME SCREENING: MY HERO ACADEMIA (EPISODES 1-4)

TV-14. Dubbed. From studio BONES, the creators of Fullmetal Alchemist and Soul Eater, comes My Hero Academia, a superhero origin story that soars to the top of the class. Check out the anime all your friends are talking about!

OVER 9000! THE DRAGON BALL VOICE ACTORS PANEL

Voice actors Sean Schemmel (Goku) and Christopher Sabat (Vegeta) have been a part of the Dragon Ball franchise since the beginning, and are now busy at work on Dragon Ball Super. Join this moderated Q&A about one of the greatest anime of all time!

 

ANIME NAME THAT TUNE GAME SHOW

Anime Name That Tune has been a popular convention event long before Wasabi Anime® was around, but we’ve worked hard to compile and organize hundreds of songs from Japanese anime films and series. Test your skills for fabulous prizes!

ANIME SCREENING: DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION F (MOVIE)

TV-PG. Dubbed. Facing off against Frieza's powerful new form and his army of 1,000 soldiers, Goku and Vegeta must reach new levels of strength in order to protect Earth from their vengeful nemesis. Featuring the voices of Megacon Tampa Bay guests Christopher Sabat and Sean Schemmel!

WRITE YOUR SENPAI A LOVE LETTER!

Have you ever wanted to write a love letter to your anime crush? Now’s your chance! There will be lots of adorable paper, markers, glitter pens, stickers and all kinds of things you can use to write sweet nothings to your senpai!

HAIKU POETRY WORKSHOP

A Haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. Join Maid Eve from Maid Cafe Mikkusu for this workshop and pen a haiku about your favorite anime or manga!

ASK YURI!!! JOSH GRELLE Q&A

What’s it like to be the voice of the main character in the most popular anime of 2016?  Swing by and ask him yourself!  Josh answers questions about Yuri!!! On Ice and working in the voice acting industry.

ANIME SCREENING: HANAYAMATA (EPISODES 1-4)

TV-14. Subbed. Created in Kochi in 1954, Yosakoi incorporates modern music and classic Japanese dance into a unique fusion performed in teams. However, while Yosakoi has become a growing phenomenon with huge festivals held across Japan, it's never been more than a blip on high school student Naru Sekia's cultural radar…

NOISE COMPLAINT COSPLAY DANCE PERFORMANCE: SAILOR MOON!

Nationally recognized dance troupe Noise Complaint will be performing live on stage for this one of a kind performance of tap dancing, cosplay, and high energy music.  This performance is themed to the legendary SAILOR MOON!

BOARD GAMES FOR ANIME FANS: NARUTO SHIPPUDEN

Join the maids from Maid Cafe Mikkusu as they learn to plan (with you!) the Naruto Shippuden: Board Game.  They will have other games, too, so stop on by!

OH MY MIKASA! Q&A WITH TRINA NISHIMURA

Talk with the voice of Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan in this hour long question and answer panel about anime, voice acting, and working in the entertainment industry.

ANIME MUSIC VIDEOS: DANCE MUSIC!

What better way to kick off your convention experience than a room showing videos of your favorite anime put to some great music?  Spend an hour watching some of the best loved AMVs of all time! Thursday’s theme: DANCE MUSIC.

ANIME SCREENING: SGT. FROG EPISODES 1-2

TV-PG. Dubbed. Keroro is Sergeant Frog – the leader of a platoon of warriors sent to conquer planet Earth. But when the amphibious invaders discovered how much humans enjoy dissecting their comrades, the troops were scattered, the mission was aborted, and Keroro was abandoned. Now, this once proud soldier spends more time wielding a vacuum than he does the weapons of war. It’s a far cry from the glory of battle, but hey, at least he’s got his own room.

ANIME & ART WORKSHOP: DRAWING YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS

Join Maid Kumiko from Maid Cafe Mikkusu as she shares tips and trick for drawing characters from anime, manga, and your favorite video games.  Bring a pencil and your creativity.

ANIME SCREENING: LOVE LIVE! THE SCHOOL IDOL MOVIE

Rated E. Subbed. The story of the film begins after the events of the second season, at the graduation ceremony of the third-year students. Knowing that the graduation of the third-year members means the end of μ's, the nine girls take a walk around the school filled with memories. However, when the students attempt to leave the school gates, a single email is sent to them, and the curtain on a new story for μ's begins.

PIKACHU, I CHOOSE YOU! WITH VERONICA TAYLOR

A must see for Pokémon fans!  Join Veronica Taylor, the voice of Ash Ketchum from Pokémon, for this hour long panel about the world famous franchise, the series, and the movies.

ANIME SCREENING: CARDCAPTOR SAKURA: THE MOVIE

Subbed. PG. It's a lucky day when Sakura wins a trip to Hong Kong, but why are her dreams haunted by dark waters and a strange woman? There's no time to enjoy her vacation, however. Sakura is hypnotized and led to discover both a watery phantom world, and the evil woman who inhabits it. But is this spirit as malicious as she seems, or does she burn with a desire for revenge? A tale of a love lost and spurned!

THE ANIME COSTUME CONTEST presented by Wasabi Anime

NOTE: If you want to enter the contest, please be in the ANIME PANELS at 1:00 PM.  Spaces are limited to 75 entries.

Show off your best anime or Japanese pop culture inspired cosplay on stage to compete for best of show.  Not to be confused with the MegaCon Tampa Bay Costume Contest (Saturday) - this event is genre specific, so check out the complete rules online at www.WasabiAnime.com/CostumeContest

Want to sign up for the ANIME Costume Contest?  Stop by at 1:00 PM to register.  This is handled on a first come/first serve basis - so get there early!

ASK A MAID! MAID CAFES 101

Introduce yourself the ladies from Maid Cafe Mikkusu at this informal meet and greet style panel.  Learn about what it takes to run a successful maid cafe, and the similarities (and differences) between cafes at conventions and in Japan!

OFFICIAL MEGACON LIVE ROCK KARAOKE AFTER PARTY

Join us at 9pm, Saturday, September 30th at Ferg’s Live, 490 Channelside Dr. (just blocks from the Convention Center) for the Official MegaCon After Party! Featuring: Live Rock Karaoke, where YOU are the lead singer on stage fronting an actual live rock band! Plus special guest appearances! Themed drink specials and menu! Door prizes and fun! This is an all ages venue, but 21+ for bar service. Tickets are limited! $10 in advance, more at the door. Click here to purchase yours now!

STAN LEE IS COMING TO MEGACON TAMPA BAY!

STAN LEE, the creator of the X-MEN, SPIDER-MAN, and IRON MAN, returns to Florida to support hurricane Irma relieve efforts and provide a unique experience for his fans! Click here for more.

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!

THE INK-FUSION EMPIRE TATTOO PAVILLION

The Ink-Fusion Empire is the only professional Tattoo program that has a license agreement with Lucasfilm LTD. Working side by side with the likes of Stan lee, Dave Nestler, Arthur Suydam, James O'Barr, and countless other TV and Movie celebrities. Stay tuned for details on how to book your session with your favorite Tattoo artist in advance! Space is limited.

MEET YOUR FAVORITE ANIME VOICE ACTORS

The actors that provide the voices of your favorite Anime characters will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos and meet with their fans. They have developed a well-deserved reputation for being most amiable and enthusiastic!

WASABI ANIME EVENTS EVERY HOUR

Started in 2001, Wasabi Anime® is known for hosting innovative anime themed events at conventions big and small. Their unique brand of Japanese pop culture entertainment has been a cornerstone feature at dozens of cons across North America including MegaCon, Fan Expo and many others. Be sure to check out many of the awesome panels and screening that Wasabi Anime® is presenting over the weekend.

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

THE HALLOWEEN HORROR PICTURE SHOW

A slew of short and feature length horror films from all over the world are slated to screen on Friday, Saturday and Sunday so check the Official Site for all the gory details! It's going to be amazing! Www.thehalloweenhorrorpictureshow.com

 

AWARD WINNING HORROR DOC, MONSTER KIDS, SET TO SCREEN

On Sunday October 1st The Halloween Horror Picture Show will have a Special Screening of the Award Winning Documentary, MONSTER KIDS, featuring the Legendary talents of Tom Savini, Greg Nicotero and so many more! Click here for details and schedule.

DAWN AND THE DEAD PILOT EPISODE PREMIER

Join us on Saturday September 30th as The Halloween Horror Picture Show presents the premier of the Pilot episode for a brand new Horror/Action Web Series, DAWN AND THE DEAD! Join Cast and Crew for a Q&A following the screening! Click here for details and schedule.

CREATURE FEATURE TRIBUTE

Come take a walk down a horror lovers Memory Lane on Saturday September 30th as The Halloween Horror Picture Show hosts a tribute to Florida's own DOCTOR PAUL BEARER'S CREATURE FEATURE! With Special Guests and more! Click here for details and schedule.

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!

INTRODUCTION TO COSPLAY

Want to learn the definition of cosplay? Want to find out how to cosplay on the right foot? Come check out our panel where we will go in depth on how to be the best cosplayer you can be from the staff at CosplayFame. Intro to Cosplay is a little more formal, with a powerpoint presentation with guidelines, tips, & tricks to becoming a quality cosplayer. Q&A throughout! See you there! By CosplayFame.com

PENGUIN KNIFE FIGHT – IMPROV COMEDY

Nationally touring improv troupe Penguin Knife Fight is bringing the funny and guaranteed to make you laugh! Much like on the TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", the players use your audience suggestions to instantly create scenes involving zany characters, far-out locations, and totally hilarious scenarios. No two shows are ever the same, so stop by and laugh at whatever craziness PKF has gotten themselves into this time!

MIKE & MEGAN GET SCHWIFTY

Join Mike Reed from The Syfy Reality TV show “Fangasm” and Nerdy Trivia’s host Megan G. as we debate all things geek. Audience can submit an idea as Mike and Meg battle it out to see who can out-nerd the other. With these two crazy, dynamic personalities there will be no shortage in comedy.

NERDY TRIVIA AND DANCE-OFF!

Come and test your nerd knowledge while facing off against other adversaries in a battle of quick wits. In the event of a tie, the competitors will dance-off to win their way to the next round. The audience decides who has the better moves. The overall winner will receive a pretty sweet prize. Anyone can play and anyone can win. Topics range from Star Wars, Marvel, and DC to Game of Thrones, Pokemon, and Video games.

MEET THE STAR WARS COSTUME CLUBS

You've probably seen them walking around cons or in parades dressed as Stormtroopers, Jedi, and Mandalorians. Have you ever wondered what they really do or how you can join the ranks? Come out and meet the Star Wars Costuming Clubs: the 501st Legion, the Rebel Legion, and the Mandalorian Mercs. Learn not only about the clubs and what they do but learn how to become a part of a galaxy far far away.

R2 BUILDERS CLUB

Founded in 1999 by Dave Everett, the R2 Builders Club has continually striven to develop an accurate resource for reproducing the lovable Star Wars Astromech designated Artoo Detoo. Current membership stands at over 7,100 and continues to grow with members from all over the world. Come and meet them and their creations only at MEGACON!

CYLON RAIDER SHIP FROM BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

Why do the bad guys always have the coolest looking ships? This amazing display is a ½ scale model of the Cylon Raider ship from Battlestar Galactica circa 1978. It is the only one ever built to scale as there were none built for the actual production of the show! Oh, and this one doesn't just sit and look pretty, you are in for a few surprises. (no spoilers!)

CONVENTION TALES

Hello true believers! Have a story about conventions past? Want to hear how a whole section of vendor racks fell down? Come take a listen to our Convention Tales, where even you get a chance to share your story. Convention Tales is a participatory panel where the hosts & attendees get a chance to share stories of conventions past. The stories are funny, cautionary, but show the best side of the convention & cosplay cultures. By CosplayFame.com

 

SPEED DATING

Back by popular demand, speed dating is returning to MEGACON™! Come and join in the fun and experience the thrill of meeting your potential soul mate, future spouse or maybe someone a little more casual! Mixed genre sessions all day Friday, Saturday & Sunday! On site sign up only! This is a 19+ event. If you have questions, please post them on Sci-Fi Speed Dating's Facebook page here.

CREATOR SPOTLIGHTS

Ground breakers

Trailblazers

Trend-setters

Pioneers

Accomplished

 

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.

CAT 5 GHOSTBUSTERS VEHICLE & INTERACTIVE DISPLAY

Unlicensed Proto Pack? They got 'em. Tobin's Spirit Guide? Check. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man? Yep. Let this be a warning to attendees, the Cat 5 Ghostbusters booth will take up a lot of your time due to the amount of photo ops you will want to take! 

GET YOUR COMIC BOOKS AUTOGRAPHED

Dig through your collection or visit some of the vendors at MEGACON for elusive back issues and graphic novels by our many creator guests.
Note: some guests may have autograph fees and/or signing limits. Please check with creators individually.

FREEPLAY RETRO VIDEO GAME LOUNGE

Visit Room (TBA) and reconnect with all your favorite console video games! Over 50 gaming stations offering a huge selection of games from the in-house library! Hundreds of games available for you to play for free! Brought to you by and in support of Charity Nerds.

KIDS ZONE & FAMILY LOUNGE

Are you having the time of your life with all your kids in tow? Do you just need to sit down and take a breather? Here is a place to rest for all you great families! For parent(s) with kids under 12, the Kids Zone and Family Lounge is a quiet corner where you can just chill and get away from the crowds for a bit. Lots of activities for the kids including LEGO play stations, art and crafts tables, cartoons and more. *Note - this area is not a daycare service, all children must be with an adult at all times.

KIDS COSTUME CONTEST

Join us for our Annual Kids Costume Contest! Kids will show off their costumes for a chance to receive some great prizing for the top 3 costumes! Registration for the kids costume contest will take place at our contest registration booth on Sunday, with a cap of 50 kids allowed in the contest. Please register early as spots will fill fast. This event is for kids 12 and under!

STAR WARS EVENTS BY THE 501ST LEGION

The 501st Legion is one of the greatest fan organizations in the world, and fortunately MegaCon is one of the biggest events of the year for them. If you love Star Wars, you’ll have a busy weekend with Panels, Workshops and all kinds of Star Wars themed activities. The Stormtroopers provide a spectacle for the eye every year with an elaborate booth, and amazing photo opportunities throughout the weekend.

HARDWARE STORE COSTUMING: BUILDING FROM EVERYDAY MATERIALS

Some items needed in making costumes, masks and props can be found in your local Hardware store! It's true! If you are building basic armor pieces, or something more complicated for your cosplay, some raw materials are close by. The expert members of the 501st Legion will share their experience and secrets on making the best costumes in the real world.

A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE STAR WARS SAGA IN 60 MINUTES

A trio of super fans do the impossible and retell the entire Star Wars saga, The Phantom Menace to Return the Jedi, in less than one hour. Six movies in sixty minutes? May the force be with them.

BATMOBILE REPLICA FROM TIM BURTON’S 1989 BATMAN FILM

Get up close to one of the most famous vehicles in all of film history! The Batmobile from Tim Burton's 1989 movie "Batman". This high-end replica will give you chills! Photo op available all weekend! Only one will claim the night.

POKEMON 20TH ANNIVERSARY BUG WITH PIKABELLECHU

Are you the biggest Pokemon fan in the world? Then come and see your dream car, the Pokemon 20th Anniversary celebration VW Bug done up like a giant Pikachu! Free photo ops all weekend!

POKEMON PARTY HOUR

Come join PikaBelleChu as she discusses over 20 years of Pokemon from the Manga, Anime, Video Games and everything in between. Partake in Pokemon trivia and other games to win some cool Pokemon prizes. Grab your pokeball and come to the party to Catch Em' All.

POKEMON GO LURE PARTY

Don't miss the Pokemon Go Lure Party at 5pm Saturday just outside the Convention Center's main Entrance!

MEET THE YOUTUBERS!

More and more YouTube is the place to go for fan made entertainment and connection with the fan community. Come and meet some area YouTubers who are making it happening in the world of Fandom. Maybe you are already a fan or perhaps you have a channel of your own that you want to take to the next level. Join us and meet these talented and successful people as they share their experiences in the Golden Age of the 21st Century truly global network.

 

THE IMPROVENGERS LIVE NERD IMPROV

The best audience-created improvised Nerdom stories of all time! Comic book superheroes and aliens comic alive as these comedians, The Improvengers, make up new adventure stories based on audience suggestions and create new heroes, new superpowers and new fearsome foes on the spot!

STEAMPUNK ARTISANS

What began as a literary sub-genre has become a full-fledged flavor of cosplay! With a little Victorian inspiration, a dash of the fantastic and good pair of goggles, the possibilities are endless! Fantastic gadgets, costume pieces and accessories are all available for sale from our wonderful attending artisans.

GAME OF THRONES LOOKBACK

Join Tara Lynne (A Geek Saga, Ice & Fire Con) for a discussion of Season 7 and the upcoming final season of HBO's blockbuster show Game of Thrones. We will touch on fan theories, favorite characters, and more!

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!

LADIES GUIDE TO THE APOCALYPSE

Now more than ever, female characters are facing post-apocalyptic worlds head on. Discuss the increasing popularity of female leads in post-apocalyptic media, including those who have helped pave the way, and find out why women are especially equipped to survive apocalypses of all kinds!

LOLITA FASHION ARTISANS

Visit with some of the talented artisans behind many of the most beautiful Lolita projects ever created! The Lolita fashion craze from Japan has inspired an entire creative movement in North America and you can see what’s available and where the artists are taking it.

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.

BUFFY’S “ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING” – LIVE SHADOWCAST

The iconic high school girl and vampire slayer we all know and love is back from the 90s–in musical style. Join the members of CRH as they shadowcast Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s musical episode “Once More, With Feeling.” You won’t want to miss the audience participation, costumes, and hilarity that will ensue.

DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-A-LONG PICTURE SHOW LIVE SHADOWCAST PERFORMANCE

Are you ready for the return of the most Horrible Doctor this side of the Whedonverse? CRH is proud to bring back Dr. Horrible's sing-along-blog to Megacon! Join us as we shadowcast Joss Whedon's tale of villainy, heroics, and musical numbers! Feel free to sing along, too, as we act out the movie as it plays on the big screen!

DOCTOR WHO FANONYMOUS HOSTED BY IHEART RADIO’S MARKWHO42

Doctor Who fans recount their own stories, desires, adventures, misadventures, trials & tribulations about being a Dr. Who fan in this fun, safe & open forum! How did you become a Whovian? How did you feel when 'your' Doctor regenerated? Share & tell!

DOCTOR WHO: BUILD THE NEXT COMPANION HOSTED BY IHEART RADIO’S MARKWHO42

Everybody has a favorite companion, but what if you could design the NEXT one? This interactive presentation will allow Dr. Who fans to share & compare what traits make for a good companion and what makes for a bad one! As the discussion progresses our artists will be sketching out your ideas & suggestions as we collectively design our dream companion for the 'crazy man in the blue box'!

DOCTOR WHO: YOU ARE A GOOD MAN PETER CAPALDI HOSTED BY IHEART RADIO’S MARKWHO42

As Capaldi's tenure comes to a close we look back upon his run! Come share your favorite Capadli moments as we discuss his legacy on Doctor Who and what we hope to see for the Christmas Special as we see him share the screen with the First Doctor and become the historic next Doctor! (Sorry, Mr. Capaldi will NOT be attending this panel)

DOCTOR, WHO IS JODIE WHITTAKER? HOSTED BY IHEART RADIO’S MARKWHO42

It’s finally happened. The first female Doctor. But how well do you know Jodie? Is the first female Doctor a good thing or a bad thing? Join iHeart Radio's MarkWHO42 on this highly interactive for this highly controversially regeneration. Are WHOvians ready for Jodie Whittaker?

DOCTOR WHO: 2017 IN REVIEW HOSTED BY IHEART RADIO’S MARKWHO42

We said hello to Bill, goodbye to Bill, Nardole, Missy, & next Christmas a farewell to Capaldi & Moffat. Join us for an open forum discussion of this season, what you liked, what you didn't & discuss thoughts about the impending Christmas finale of Capaldi's run, the return of the 1st Doctor & the very beginning of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th!

PODCAST PARADISE HOSTED BY HANGING WITH WEB SHOW & MARKWHO42

So you want to start a podcast, but we're afraid to ask. Check out this highly interactive panel with two local podcast shows here in Florida, The Hanging With Web Show & iHeart Radio's MarkWHO42. Find out how they got started and how you can get started in this fast growing media.

WHAT IS STEAMPUNK? AN INTRODUCTION

Steampunk has been described as "Victorian science fiction". Here “Victorian” is not meant to indicate a specific culture, but rather references a time period and an aesthetic: the industrialized 19th century. Historically, this period saw the development of many key aspects of the modern world, including mechanized manufacturing, extensive urbanization, telecommunications, office life and mass-transit. Steampunk uses this existing technology and structure to imagine an even more advanced 19th century, often complete with Victorian-inspired wonders like steam-powered aircraft and mechanical computers. Come to this panel and find out what it has become today!

STEAMPUNK COSTUMING ON A BUDGET

It might seem like everything called "Steampunk" costs an arm and a leg, but it doesn't have to be that way. Learn some tips and tricks for getting a steampunk look starting in your own closet, or from items picked up at a traditional store.

STEAMPUNKING A NERF GUN

Step 1: Go to this panel!

Step 2: Learn how to paint the gun. 

Step 3: See how to "Dirty It Up!"

Step 4: Get ideas on how to decorate It! 

Step 5: Take your knowledge home with you and pass it on!

MAKING STEAMPUNK PROPS & ACCESSORIES

Fantastic gadgets and weapons play an important part of many a Steampunk costume... Steampunk is after all a form of Science Fiction, and gadgetry of all sizes help add the “Science” to that equation. Our panel of expert propbuilders have years of experience and will share techniques and tips. It's not just painting nerf guns and a pair of google, we will show you other things that can be done.

WRITING STEAMPUNK FICTION

“Steampunk” is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s, and still attracts many literary fans. Since then, more and more enthusiasts have been incorporating the Steampunk theme into their writing. Come listen to our panel of experts as they give their thoughts on the current state of Steampunk writing and tips on creating your own.

TEA DUELING: IT’S A STEAMPUNK THING

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BREAKING INTO COMICS THE DIGITAL WAY

Red Giant editors will discuss the ways creators can break into publishing utilizing the vast digital landscape as well as unveil new platforms they will offer for creators to reach their audiences independently and maybe even join the Red Giant line itself!

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