MegaCon

 

MegaCon, short for Mega Convention, is a large multi-genre convention that caters to the comic book, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, and gaming communities, occurring between late February and early March at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, USA.

The first comic book convention held in the Orlando area was OrlandoCon, held annually from 1974 to c. 1994. Regular guests included C. C. Back, Floyd Gottfredson, and Hal Foster.

MegaCon was founded by James Breitbiel and first held in 1993. The convention was acquired by the Tampa-based publisher CrossGen in 1999, with Elizabeth Widera brought on to run the show in 2000. (Breitbiel became CrossGen's Marketing and Distribution Director.) During this period, from 2000–2003, MegaCon heavily promoted CrossGen products and creators, to the frustration of some other exhibitors and attendees, although the show itself grew and thrived.

In late 2003, Widera purchased the convention from the failing CrossGen, which was restructuring (the publisher went bankrupt in 2004). Widera, who is a board member of the comics charity The Hero Initative, currently runs the show along with her daughter Christine Alger.

In September 2008, MegaCon headquarters moved from Safety Harbor to Live Oak, Florida, although the actual convention remains in Orlando.

In 2009, in addition to the main show, held February 27–March 1, convention organizes produced a "mini-MegaCon" held August 22–23 the only one to date, featuring a number of actors from the Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV show.

On April 7, 2015, it was announced that London-based Informa had acquired Orlando-based geek culture show MegaCon.

 

 

Anime Pearl is normally the video producer of these DVDs. 

 

MegaCon 2013's Masqurade

MegaCon 2013 was held from Friday, March 15th, 2013 to Sunday, March 17th, 2013 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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MegaCon 2012's Universal Costume Contest

MegaCon 2012 was held from Friday, February 17th, 2012 to Sunday, February 19th, 2012 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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MegaCon 2011's Anime Sushi 12th Annual Anime Costume Contest

MegaCon 2011 was held from Friday, March 25th, 2011 to Sunday, March 27th, 2011 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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MegaCon 2007's Costume Contest

MegaCon 2007 was held from Friday, February 16th, 2007 to Sunday, February 18th, 2007 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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MegaCon 2009's Costume Contest

MegaCon 2009 was held from Friday, February 27th, 2009 to Sunday, March 1st, 2009 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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MegaCon 2006's Costume Contest

MegaCon 2006 was held from Friday, February 24th, 2006 to Sunday, February 26th, 2006 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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MegaCon 2002's Costume Contest

MegaCon 2002 was held from Friday, February 22nd, 2002 to Sunday, February 24th, 2002 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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