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Megacon brings comics, celebs and other cool stuff to Orlando this weekend

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MegaCon, the sci-fi, comic book, toy, collectable, and other cool stuff, convention starts Friday and runs through Sunday at the Orange County Convention Center on International Drive.

You’ll find a huge floor full of comics, collectables, celebrity and comic artists autograph signings, panel discussions, costume contests and more.

Some of the celebrities scheduled to appear are John De Lancie (Star Trek), Russell Tovey (Doctor Who), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Lea Thompson (Back to the Future), Ray Park (Star Wars and Heroes), Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars) and many more. There’s also many kids events this year including a kids costume contest. Check megaconvention.com for the full updated schedule and list of celebrities.

If you’re a Star Wars fan, be sure to stop by the 501st Legion’s booth. Lucasfilm’s head of fan relations, Steve Sansweet will be available along with a representative of Reed Expo, Lucasfilm’s partner in the upcoming Star Wars Celebration V, which will also be held at the convention center in August. Sansweet will also take part in some of the panel discussions.

Watch the videos below to get a good idea of what the event is all about. You can also check out our 2008 Photo Gallery and 2009 Photo Gallery.

Showroom Hours:
Friday – 1 to 7 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door for $24.

Commercial:

MegaCon 2010 TV spot

Overview of 2009 event:

MegaCon 2009 overview including costume contest winners

2009 Mini-MegaCon Costume Contest:

Mini MegaCon 2009 Costume Contest
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