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Megacon honor Pulse Nightclub victims with Love is Love events

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Megacon Love is Love Pulse Nightclub

An exclusive printing of the Love Is Love comic is one way Megacon is honoring victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

This year’s MegaCon in Orlando will offer special Love is Love events that will let comic fans pay tribute to victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting while raising money for Equality Florida.

MegaCon fan conventions has partnered with Marc Andreyko’s (DC Comics) Love is Love project to host a weekend of programming to honor the victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre during MegaCon Orlando, May 25-28, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Love Is Love is a comic anthology spearheaded by comic book and screen writer Marc Andreyko (DC Comics), and featuring contributions from than 300 comic book creators, the proceeds of which go to the victims and survivors of the Pulse Nightclub shooting and their families, via Equality Florida. An exclusive printing of the book will be made available at MegaCon Orlando.

A gallery space at MegaCon will feature donated art from Love is Love by top comic talents. On the evening of Friday, May 26th from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., a fundraiser cocktail reception and book signing will take place. Guests will include Tom King, Scott Snyder, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, Mitch Gerads, Jason Aaron, Phil Jimenez and Dan Didio, as well as Love is Love project creator Marc Andreyko. A limited number of tickets to the reception is available at megaconorlando.com/love-is-love-fundraising-events/.

Programming will run throughout the weekend leading up to a live art auction, held on Saturday, May 27th, which will be open to the public. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with a cash bar. The auction, hosted by Dan Didio of DC Comics, begins at 8 p.m. There is no charge to attend.

All funds raised will benefit Equality Florida, Florida’s civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Funds raised at this event will support their work in the LGBT community.

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