This weekend the annual MegaCon show takes place at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center with this year’s celebrity guests including Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Wil Wheaton, and other big names from “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
For those who prefer the “Star Wars” saga, Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), David Prowse (Darth Vader), and even Paul Blake (Greedo) will be available for photos, autographs, or just a conversation or two. Other notable celebrities making appearances include James and Oliver Phelps from the “Harry Potter” series, Lou Ferrigno from “The Incredible Hulk,” and voice talent Billy West (Ren and Stimpy, Futurama), John DiMaggio (Futurama), and Tara Strong (My Little Pony). Special panels and presentations span all three event days, from Q&As to speed dating to costume contests.
Beyond the celebrities, rows and rows of toys, posters, T-shirts, comics, and other swag grab the attention of collectors. And, of course, there are always hundreds of incredible cosplayers showing off their latest costume creations throughout the weekend.
MegaCon 2013 will be held March 15, 16, and 17 at the Orange County Convention Center. Online tickets are no longer available, but tickets can still be purchased in advance at select locations or at the event.
Take a look back at the last two years of the convention: