Brace yourself Floridians, and convention attendees who don’t mind making the trek for a good time to the sunshine state; MegaCon is coming, and this year Tim Curry is headlining! That’s right, Tim freaking Curry! It’s not every day this infamous actor comes to a convention, so listen up.
For those of you who may not be familiar with MegaCon Orlando, it is one of the largest conventions in the sunshine state, boasting over 100,000 fans. That’s a lot of fellow geeks in one area! This year the event is May 25-28 at the Orange County Convention Center, and you can purchase your tickets here.
As mentioned, main headliner guest this year is none other than the renowned Tim Curry, best known for his performance in Rocky Horror Picture Show and Stephen King’s IT. Other guests include, but not limited to, James Marsters, Alice Cooper, Stan Lee, and Richard Dean Anderson. With almost three dozen guests spanning the fandoms of horror, gaming, science fiction, comics and anime, you are sure to find someone of interest.
Celebrating 42 years since the movie was released MegaCon has brought together much of the main cast of the 1975 cult classic, including Barry Bostwick, Patricia Quinn, and Nell Campbell. Unfortunately Meatloaf had to cancel his appearance last minute, but props to the fan who brings a roast to represent his absence in the photo op. You know what I’m talking about Rocky Horror fans.
Besides the run of the mill panels, autograph sessions, photo ops, and vendor halls that congoers have come to expect from conventions, MegaCon has so much more to offer! For instance, Doc’s Interactive Delorean Time Travel Experience!
All of you Back to the Future fans reading this, this is for you! This is your chance to ride passenger in the Delorean with Doc Brown. Eat your heart out Marty McFly! Ok, well technically it’s a replica of the classic time machine from the 1985 classic… and it’s not really Christopher Lloyd sitting next to you in the driver’s seat, it’s an actor. But c’mon, it’s the closest we’re going to get!
You can also ride shotgun with Marty McFly or Biff. Your experience will be recorded in full 360 degree 4k panoramic glory so you can make your family and friends jealous once you return home, re-living the memories over and over. Best of all, the proceeds from this experience go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Great Scott!
After the convention doors close Friday and Saturday night you can head over to the after parties! For a small additional fee, of course. Friday night is MegaCon’s Inaugural Geeky Tikki Luau. Whether you’re dressed in your Sunday’s best, casual or in cosplay, come hang out with your fellow fans enjoying drink specials by the pool until 1 a.m. in this 21+ setting! Saturday night at Con brings the Paradox After Party! This indoor 18+ party features a DJ, aerialists, dancers, and performers to entertain you as you unwind from your whirlwind of daytime events.
Other events to get your geeky blood flowing include the collection of shadowcasts that will be featured all weekend long. In addition to the shadow cast classics we know and love including Rocky Horror Picture Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Once More with Feeling, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog, Mega Con is also bringing us the shadow casts of Beetlejuice and Clue!
Unlike many geek centered conventions, horror fans are equally honored at MegaCon. Be sure to check out Friday night’s Fear Film Studio Fest! From noon to 7 p.m. all of the independent feature films as well as shorts from Fear Films Studio will be screened! You will also have the opportunity to meet the filmmakers of these projects.
If that’s not enough horror for you, check out the Saints and Sinners Horror Film Festival running all day Saturday and Sunday. Panels will be showcased along with the films by these independent filmmakers. While the Saints and Sinners Film Festival has been a staple in Tampa Bay since 2002, this is the first time it has been held at MegaCon!
These are just a taste of the events going on the weekend of MegaCon Orlando. Be sure to check out their full page of events here! Some are at an additional price, but many are included with your weekend or daily admission ticket. Tell us what you are excited to experience later this month in our comments bellow, and if you are going tell us who you will be cosplaying as! If your paths cross with our iHorror staff you may just get your picture on Twitter! To see the full website for MegaCon Orlando 2017 click here!