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What to Know at MEGACON Orlando 2024

By Yasmene Warren

MEGACON is notorious for being one of the country’s biggest comic, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming events, and it’s making its return to Orlando this February.

Fans cosplaying as Catwoman and Ken Kaneki

If you’re looking for unique fun for all sorts of fandoms, MEGACON Orlando is the place to be. Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting upcoming event.

When & Where Is It?

Make sure your February calendar is clear because MEGACON Orlando is kicking off the month with four exciting days of fiction and fun.

From February 1 to February 4, 2024, hundreds of thousands of people will take over the Orange County Convention Center for MEGACON.

Who’s Coming to MEGACON Orlando?

Attractions at conventions are always entertaining, but nothing beats meeting the people who made you become fans in the first place.

Jason Mamoa as Aquaman

Each year, MEGACON Orlando hosts guests from celebrities and voice actors to comic creators and cosplayers. Big names like Jason Momoa, Zachary Levi, William Shatner, Elijah Wood, and Vivica A. Fox are among a variety of celebrity guests who have made appearances at previous MEGACON events.

Attendees can get a cool photo-op or autograph from their favorite guests, as well as get an insider’s perspective on details from your favorite movie or TV show.

Here’s who you can expect to see at 2024’s MEGACON:

Celebrity Guests

  • Paul Bettany – Marvel Cinematic Universe, A Knight’s Tale (Appearing Saturday)
  • Joseph Quinn – Stranger Things (Appearing Thursday and Friday)
  • William Shatner – Star Trek (Appearing Friday and Saturday)
  • Giancarlo Esposito – The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad (Appearing Saturday and Sunday)
  • Robin Wright – House of Cards, Forrest Gump, The Princess Bride (Appearing Saturday)
  • Cary Elwes – The Princess Bride, Saw (Appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
  • Finn Wolfhard – Stranger Things, IT (Appearing Saturday and Sunday)
  • Gaten Matarazzo – Stranger Things (Appearing Saturday and Sunday)
  • Stephen Amell – Arrow, Heels (Appearing Thursday through Sunday)
  • Alyssa Milano – Charmed, Who’s the Boss (Appearing Friday)
  • Keith David – The Thing, They Live
  • Danny Trejo – Machete, Predator, The Book of Boba Fett, Spy Kids (Appearing Saturday and Sunday)
  • Rose McGowan – Scream, Charmed (Appearing Saturday and Sunday)
  • Eman Esfandi – Ahsoka (Appearing Saturday and Sunday)
  • Randy Quaid – National Lampoon (Appearing Thursday through Sunday)
  • Johnny Yong Bosch – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  • Holly Marie Combs – Charmed, Pretty Little Liars (Appearing Saturday and Sunday)
  • Jason Priestley – Beverly Hills 90210 (Appearing Saturday and Sunday)
  • Shannen Doherty – Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210 (Appearing Saturday and Sunday)
  • Juliette Lewis – Yellowjackets (Appearing Saturday and Sunday)
  • Michelle Hurd – Star Trek: Picard (Appearing Saturday and Sunday)
  • Ethan Suplee – My Name is Earl, American History X (Appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

    Voice Actors

    • Maile Flanagan – Naruto (Appearing Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
    • Colleen Clinkenbeard – My Hero Academia, One Piece (Appearing Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
    • Luci Christian – My Hero Academia, One Piece (Appearing Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
    • Justin Briner – My Hero Academia (Appearing Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
    • Megan Shipman – Spy x Family (Appearing Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
    • Alex Organ – Alex Organ (Appearing Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
    • Natalie Van Sistine – Spy x Family, Attack on Titan (Appearing Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
    • Adam McArthur – Jujutsu Kaisen (Appearing Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
    • Sarah Natochenny – Pokémon (Appearing Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
    • Peter Cullen – Transformers (Appearing Saturday and Sunday)

    2024’s guest comic creators and cosplayers are still being determined, but you can stay posted on all the updates on the convention’s website.

    Attractions at MEGACON Orlando

    As the convention states: “Everyone is a fan of something,” which means at MEGACON Orlando, your ultimate fan experience is well within reach.

    Red Dead Redemption cast at MEGACON Orlando 2019
    Josh Ortega (Moth_Chan), CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    There is an insane number of attractions available for members of each fictional fandom to participate in from celebrity Q-and-A sessions and workshops to gaming arenas and fan meetups.

    Anime fans can meet their favorite voice actors, listen to panels, dine at a maid café, game, enjoy silent disco, look at anime-themed cars, and attend an anime cosplay meetup.

    Comic lovers can meet legendary creators, attend the Kubert School, enjoy art at Artist Alley, watch a sketch duel, listen to panels, attend workshops, have their portfolios reviewed, or commission artwork from a professional.

    Cosplaying has never been more fun than at MEGACON. Meet other cosplayers and compete in cosplay competitions. There’s even a kids’ cosplay contest. Cosplay costumes take a lot of time to build, and if you’re proud of yours, walk the red cosplay carpet! MEGACON has scheduled panels, workshops, and meetups just for cosplayers, even photoshoots.

    The gaming arena comes complete with voice actor meet and greets, panels, tabletop gaming, virtual reality experiences, a retro arcade, and gaming cosplay meetups.

    Horror fanatics won’t be left out of the fun either. Meet your favorite horror celebrities, attend panels, enjoy Phantasmagoria, walk through MEGACON’s custom haunted house by A Petrified Forest, experience CosFX, find your way out of the Haunted Hints escape room, and so much more.

    Sci-fi and fantasy attractions include celebrity meet and greets, panels, and cosplay meetups.

    For those who want more fun after the sun goes down, MEGACON is also hosting a variety of “after hours” attractions. Head to IceBar Orlando on February 1, 2024, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. for the Official MEGACON 2024 Kickoff Party.

    3NINE Orlando at Rosen Plaza is where the Be Kind Rewind Official Friday After Party will be going down from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024.

    Party “outside the box” during the We R Toys Official Saturday After Party at the Rosen Centre Executive Ballroom on Saturday, February 3, 2024, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

    MEGACON Orlando also makes a great space to make friends with like-minded individuals, which is why the event offers community attractions. Enter the community zone and find sci-fi groups, horror groups, and anime groups and make tons of new friends.

    If you’re attending MEGACON and are bringing your little ones along, they don’t have to miss out on the fun either. Family attractions include the family zone, padawan training, cartoon academy, a Harry Potter sorting ceremony, and a princess story time.

    Cost of Attendance

    All this fun does come at a price. Depending on when you want to go, prices vary. Passes are divided into four categories with adults at 18 and up, youth at ages 13 to 17, children at ages 6 to 12, and families with two adults and up to four children. MEGACON also sells single day passes.

    Stay Close to the Action at Rosen Centre

    With all the fun happening at 2024’s MEGACON Orlando, you won’t want to waste a single second getting there. Make attending MEGACON an easy feat by staying at a hotel attached to where the fun is taking place!

    Rosen Centre is conveniently connected to the Orange County Convention Center West Building through a skybridge. It’s also a short walk across the street from the North and South buildings, so no matter what happenings you have going on this February at the OCCC, getting there quickly is one thing you won’t have to worry about.

    Plus, you’ll get to enjoy top-of-the-line comfort, quality service, and outstanding amenities at an unbeatable cost.

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