Megacon Orlando 2023 is returning with amazing celebrity guests, including Hayden Christensen, Rosario Dawson, and more

Megacon Orlando 2023, the yearly “comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event” will take place March 30 – April 2, 2023, at the Orange County Convention Center with appearances by celebrities, comic book creators, voice actors, and more.

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Photos courtesy of Megacon Orlando

Megacon Orlando 2023 has announced some of the guests expected to appear; however, this list will likely continue to grow right up until the event. 

Megacon 2023 Celebrity Guests:

  • Hayden Christensen: Star Wars
  • Rosario Dawson: Clerks 2 & 3, The Mandalorian, Daredevil
  • James McAvoy: X-Men First Class, Split
  • Chevy Chase: SNL, National Lampoon’s series
  • Zachary Levi: Tangled, Shazam
  • Charlie Hunnam: Sons of Anarchy
  • Vincent D’Onofrio: Daredevil, Hawkeye
  • Christina Ricci: The Addams Family, Yellowjackets
  • Sam Raimi: Director, Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Steve Burns: Blues Clues
  • Henry Winkler: Happy Days, Waterboy, Scream
  • Sean Gunn: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Neve Campbell: Scream
  • Skeet Ulrich: Scream
  • Jamie Kennedy: Scream
  • Matthew Lillard: Scream
  • Ashley Eckstein: Star Wars The Clone Wars, Rebels
  • Katee Sackhoff: The Mandalorian, Battlestar Galactica
  • Matthew Lewis: Harry Potter
  • Vivien Lyra Blair: Obiwan Kenobi
  • Carl Weathers: The Mandalorian, Rocky
  • Giancarlo Esposito: The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad, The Boys
  • Ethan Peck: Star Trek Strange New Worlds
  • Anson Mount: Star Trek Strange New Worlds
  • Gates McFadden: Star Trek
  • Emily Swallow: The Mandalorian, Supernatural
  • Brec Bassinger: Stargirl
  • Mark Paul Gosselaar: Saved by the Bell

Megacon lasts four days. Tickets can be purchased for one or multiple days. Some guests are there for one day, while others stick around all four, so make sure to check the Megacon website to see who’s appearing on each day, before you purchase your tickets.  Click here for the full schedule.

Interactions with guests vary per person. Many have booths where you can talk, get an autograph, and sometimes even take a picture. There are also professional photo ops that can be purchased in advance on the Megacon website to ensure you get that epic picture with Anakin Skywalker himself. 

Megacon Orlando 2023 will be making plexiglass barriers available as an option to celebrities during photo ops. Each celebrity may choose to utilize it or not up until the time of their photo session. Once onsite, you can verify if plexiglass will be used during your photo op, and if that doesn’t meet your preferences, you may request a refund before entering the booth to get your photo taken.

Megacon Orlando Panels

Many guests also participate in panels, some will appear alone with just a host to guide the conversation, while others may be in groups if they have worked together on a book, movie, or show. In the past there have been panels for Star Wars Clone Wars, Full House, Clerks, and many more.

Clerks Panel from Megacon Orlando 2022
Clerks Panel from Megacon 2022

During the panels, personal stories can be told, as well as behind the scenes anecdotes, and more. Most of the time viewer questions can also be answered. The schedule for the panels will be announced closer to the event, and will be viewable on the Megacon app as well. 

The Floor

The main floor will have food vendors, comic books booths, celebrity booths, funko pop shopping, handmade items for sale, famous replica vehicles, a tattoo area, a ton of cosplay, and more. Don’t be surprised if you suddenly find yourself face-to-face with a droid or a dalek. If you cosplay at the event, make sure to check the Megacon schedule for meetups. There are often group pictures taken with other cosplayers from the same fandom. 

Megacon Orlando entrance

The floor also has an artist alley where you can view and purchase all sorts of artwork from Star Wars to Marvel to Disney, Anime, and beyond. You can often meet the artists as well. If you’re into comic books, be sure to check out the comic book area. Many creators and artists attend, so you ever wanted to get a comic book signed, this is your opportunity. 

Ghostbusters at Megacon Orlando 2021
Ghostbusters at Megacon 2021
Stormtrooper Cosplayer at Megacon Orlando
Stormtrooper Cosplayer at Megacon 2022
The trunk of a replica of the supernatural car, baby.
The trunk of a Supernatural replica ‘Baby’


Throughout each day, there are a variety of different events to attend. In the past, events have included trivia, learning how to write a comic book, speed dating, and more. The events change each year, so make sure to check the schedule before attending. If you’re a Star Wars fan, who has always wanted to learn how to properly use a lightsaber, then don’t miss the event with TSL, an international saber combat organization that evolves real sword techniques to duel with lightsabers.

Megacon Orlando

For more Star Wars fun in the Orlando area, check out Review: Is the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser worth the cost? Our full experience.

Megacon Orlando 2023 After-Hour Parties

If you’re not attending with younger kids, you can check out the event’s three 21+ after-hour parties: The Megacon kickoff party on March 30 2023, at ICEBAR Orlando, the Imperial March party on March 31, 2023, at Club 3NINE (Star Wars cosplay is encouraged, but not required), and the 13th annual monster-themed party called Bloodstone on April 1, 2023, the Rosen Centre Executive Ballroom.

Megacon Orlando kickoff party
Megacon Orlando Imperial March party
Megacon Orlando Bloodstone party

Click here for more information.

Megacon Orlando 2023 Admission

  • Single Day Tickets (includes admission to one day of Megacon Orlando, show floor access, panel room/theater access, souvenir badge) – Advanced price from $23; Full price from $28
  • Four-Day Pass (includes admission to Megacon Orlando all four days, show floor access, panel room/theater access, souvenir badge + access to the special preview on Thursday at 2 p.m.) – Advanced price from $109; Full price from $129
  • Ultimate Fan Package (includes everything from the four-day pass + limited-edition Megacon Orlando Ultimate Badge, access to the special preview on Thursday at 2 p.m., exclusive ticket pick up counter, celebrity photo op 24-hour purchase price guarantee, specially-ticketed event 24-hour purchase guarantee, limited-edition Megacon Orlando bag, Exclusive comic, Limited-edition collectible, exclusive lithograph) – Advanced price from $149; Full price from $169
  • VIP Packages (includes everything from the four-day pass + limited-edition Megacon Orlando VIP badge, priority entrance, bring a friend free on Thursday, access to the special preview on Thursday at 2 p.m., head start to the show floor at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, complimentary express shipping of VIP passes, Exclusive VIP lounge access, complimentary bag and coat check-in lounge, express pass for celebrity autograph and photo op areas, priority access to main theater presentations, celebrity photo op 48-hour purchase guarantee, specially-ticketed event 48-hour purchase guarantee, VIP virtual concierge, Limited-edition Megacon Orlando lanyard, T-shirt, and bag. Two limited-edition comics from major publisher, limited-edition collectible, exclusive lithograph, 20% off coupon at the Megacon Orlando Store, first right to renew VIP package for Megacon Orlando 2024, free general admission to all future fan expo HQ events until, but not including Megacon Orlando 2024) – From $499 advanced purchase only.

Advanced pricing is available until March 15, 2023, at 11:59 PM ET. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

You can also download the app to manage your time, find places on a map, and get notifications for events or panels you want to attend.


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