MegaCon is in my opinion the biggest and best convention in Florida. I have gone every year for about six or seven years now, maybe even longer to be honest. The convention is pretty much all things nerd. There’s fantasy, Sci-Fi, steam-punk, goth, anime, hentai (too much yaoi if you ask me), comic books, cult movies, classic TV shows from the 80’s and pretty much anything else nerd-related that you can think of. Hundreds of people are in costume, while thousands pose with them. There is definitely a great opportunity for people-watching. You end up seeing a big mix of the good, the bad, and the ugly in terms of costumes, but everyone is having fun. I find it is also a great excuse for women to wear next to nothing in the vein of it being a costume. Hey, I’m not complaining.
There are tons of great panels going on too, a lot of these being ones that teach you how to make your own special effects and costumes. There are LARP events going on, 24 hour Anime rooms, there was a Robot Chicken panel with co-creator Matthew Senreich and writer/actor Zeb Wells with a fun Q&A session. Also, there were comic book writers teaching how to write comics.
Along with the great panels, MegaCon has some great guests. This year’s line up included William Shatner, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, and Marina Sirtis from Star Trek, of course. Probably the biggest name to grace MegaCon was Stan Lee! That’s right, Stan FREAKING Lee, creator of some of the best comic book characters in the known universe.
MegaCon just keeps getting better and better and I look forward to next year. As you watch the video below, You will see how much fun we had as we got to hang out with Cobra Commander. We also were allowed two very special interviews. One with Luigi, who you may unfortunately only know as Mario’s taller, more handsome brother. The other interview is with the little droid who saved the Galaxy, R2-D2. Check out the video below, and tell us what you think!