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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Fans packed the Orange County Convention Center last weekend for MegaCon 2012. The event which took place from Friday, February 17th through Sunday, February 19th kicked off with an official VIP Party held at the Doubletree Resort Orlando International Oceans Ballroom. The launch festivities included celebrity guests and a DJ dance party.
MegaCon events include several exhibitors, panels, gaming, book signings, tattoo and art displays and more. Headlining guests this year included Stan Lee of Marvel Comics and Tom Felton of the Harry Potter Films. This sunny orange county event was reasonably priced. Fans could check out the show for the day for just $25 or buy a full weekend pass for just $60.
MegaCon, which celebrates science fiction, comic books, anime, movies, as well as pop culture, is one of the most fun annual events during which Cosplay lovers can show off their skills. This year, fans dressed in costumes from across the spectrum. From body paint, to hair gel and spray to costume accessories like wigs and elaborate face makeup, costume wearers pulled out all the stops. In the crowd, which seemingly turned the convention center into an exciting rainbow of colors, one could spot Wonder Woman, Storm Troopers, Thor, Batgirl and many other recognizable characters.
Fans of all ages attended the last weekend’s convention. Even entire families including moms, dads, and kids made their way to convention center together. MegaCon gives cosplay or “costume play” fans a chance to take a break from their everyday activities and to have fun dressing up each year, so if you missed last weekend’s festivities, it’s time to start planning for 2013!