The Wizarding World of Harry Potter celebrated its grand opening on Friday, June 18, 2010 with help from some of the Harry Potter movie stars and thousands of excited fans – officially becoming the only place in the world where the adventures of Harry Potter come to life. [Read more…]
Nothing official has been announced by Universal, but rumors are spreading about which stars from the Harry Potter film series will be at the grand opening next Friday. [Read more…]
Star Wars Weekends is starting and some of the most popular Star Wars characters are headed to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Star Wars weekends runs each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through June 13, 2010.
More than 50 Star Wars characters will roam the streets for meet and greets and photo opportunities. Here’s where you’ll be able to find most of them. Although you never know who’ll be around the corner, so keep your lightsabers ready. [Read more…]
MegaCon 2010 was held this past weekend at the Orange County Convention Center and it was huge. The actual space the event took up in the convention center didn’t seem any smaller or larger than past years, but the crowds seemed at record levels on Saturday. We were told they almost reached capacity and were close to turning people away.
One side of the hall housed all of the comic book artists. The main section was filled with vendors. Here you could find action figures, comic books, clothing, tattoo stations, movie props and more. Other sections included a blood donation area, a video gaming set-up, Legos, role playing games and play sword fighting.
Of course the other big draw was the celebrity area. Some of the big names included Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Lea Thompson (Back to the Future), Ray Park (Star Wars and Heroes), Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars), Brent Spiner (Star Trek) and Levar Burton (Star Trek and Reading Rainbow).
Thanks to Ricky Brigante for visiting on Saturday and getting the video. The photos below were taken on Sunday.
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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.
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.
Overview of 2009 event:
2009 Mini-MegaCon Costume Contest: