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HORROR ATTRACTIONS

YOU CAN BE A STAR IN A ZOMBIE FLICK!

A brand new Web series is going into production and YOU can be in it! The upcoming DAWN AND THE DEAD is going to be filming a Zombie action scene HERE at MegaCon! Meet several of the cast on Friday at the Dawn and the Dead booth and If you come out on Saturday at 10am to room N319 dressed in your best Zombie costume you might get the call to be in the scene we're filming! Go to Dawn and the Dead for more gory details.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EXPERIENCE

Meet the stars TIM CURRY, BARRY BOSTWICK, PATRICIA QUINN, and NELL CAMPBELL as they assemble for a rare convention appearance. Enjoy the ultimate Rocky Horror experience including screenings of the film with an introduction by one of the stars, panels, photo-ops, autograph sessions and much more.

TIME WARP DANCE LESSONS

You may know it starts with just a jump to the left and then a step to the right, but what do you do with your hands again? Join cast members from the Rocky Horror Shadowcast as they teach you how to do the Time Warp (again)!

ROCKY HORROR ETIQUETTE 101

Did you remember to bring your water pistol? How about some toast? And if you don’t know what the toilet paper is for, you badly need to attend this panel! Bring your questions (and your props) and hear from our panel of experts on how to do The Rocky Horror Picture Show properly!

“HOW TO” ROCKY HORROR COSTUME PANEL

What began as a cult hit has become a full-fledged icon of pop culture and it comes with a ready-made selection of cosplay! Join cosplay experts and cast from the Shadowcast as they share their experiences on building the most beloved and obscure Rocky Horror costumes.

ROCKY HORROR GAME SHOW

Think you know your stuff? Here’s your chance to go head to head with experts and other fans to show off your Rocky Horror Picture Show knowledge. Bragging rights to be won and guaranteed fun to be had! “I’ll take Sweet Transvestite for $100 Alex!”. “Answer: It’s the Science Fiction Double Feature! What would you like to bet?”

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW W/ LIVE SHADOWCAST CHEAP LITTLE PUNKS

Let us chill you, thrill you, and fulfill you! Experience The Rocky Horror Picture Show with the Live Shadowcast of the Cheap Little Punks performing in step with a full length screening of the original classic. Costumed performers and audience participation with shout-outs and interactive props to throw make The Rocky Horror Picture Show an exciting party and multi-layered experience! Not to be missed – Age 18+ Recommended.

ROCKY HORROR SHOWS HIS HEELS: THE FATE OF ROCKY HORROR SEQUELS

All good horror movies have a followup and Rocky Horror is no exception. What happened to Brad and Janet after the events at the castle? Does Frank return from the grave? This panel discusses what happened to Rocky Horror Shows His Heels, Revenge of the Old Queen, Shock Treatment and more.

MAKING OF THE FAN DOCUMENTARY ROCKY HORROR SAVED MY LIFE

Throughout 2014, after a successful kickstarter campaign, a documentary crew traveled to 31 cities all over the US (and even to Germany), to document the history of Rocky Horror’s avid collectors, live performers, and devoted fans. This panel will feature footage from the project as well as a discussion of what it was like to bring it to fruition.

CELEBRATE BUFFY’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH US

It's hard to believe that it has already been 20 years since the premiere episode of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, but here we are. Come and join us in celebrating one of the most important television series in broadcast history with Buffy alumni; James Marsters (Spike), Eliza Dushku (Faith), and Nicholas Brendon (Xander)!

RISE OF THE HORROR NOVEL

The Victorian era was a time of great creativity, with several literary genres either being created or showing a rise in popularity. Come discover more about the rise of horror as a genre and how it has continued to influence us to this day. Panelists: John DiDonna, Dion Lionhard, Delaney Anderson

Q&A WITH LEGENDARY HORROR FILM DIRECTOR WILLIAM GREFE

A rare appearance by William Grefe, writer and director, best known for his work during the 1960’s and 70’s films of “exploitation” genre. Some of his credits include; I Eat Your Skin (1964), Sting of Death (1965), Death Curse of Tartu (1966), The Wild Rebels (1967), The Hooked Generation (1968), Stanley (1972) and Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976).

FEAR FILM STUDIOS FEST – FRIDAY ONLY!

See all the Independent Short and Feature Films from FEAR FILMS STUDIO. Meet the Filmmakers! Catch a screening! Friday only at MegaCon! Session running all day Friday from Noon to 7pm. All screenings and panels are included in your MegaCon admission!

SCREENING “THE DEAD UNDER MY BED” FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH CREATOR ROBERT J MASSETTI

FRIDAY ONLY! FEAR Independent Theater presented by FEAR FILM Studios, a special screening of "The Dead Under My Bed"! A man is haunted by vivid nightmares of his abusive dead father who creeps around under his bed at night. Writer and Director Robert J Massetti will be doing a live Q&A immediately following the film. 

SCREENING “IT WAITS” FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH CAST AND CREATORS

FRIDAY ONLY! FEAR Independent Theater presented by FEAR FILM Studios, a special screening of "It Waits"! Q&A after screening with the stars of the film Shandi Hampton, Matt Reynolds and filmmakers Robert Massetti and Jason Daly.

SCREENING “CREEPY CRAWLY” FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH CAST AND CREATORS

FRIDAY ONLY! FEAR Independent Theater presented by FEAR FILM Studios, a special screening of  “CREEPY CRAWLY” with Q&A after screening with the star of the film Cyndi Crotts and filmmakers Robert Massetti and Jason Daly.

SCREENING “ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE” Q&A WITH RYAN LIGHTBOURN

FRIDAY ONLY! FEAR Independent Theater presented by FEAR FILM Studios, a special screening of "All The Devils Are Here"! Five college students on a backwoods excursion encounter a deadly, nocturnal presence. As horrific events unfold, the group joins forces with a town local and a prison escapee and attempt to survive the night. Writer and Director Ryan Lightbourn will be doing a live Q&A immediately following the film. 

SCREENING “BEWARE” FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH DIRECTOR JASON DALY

FRIDAY ONLY! Encore screening of the film "Beware"! Legend has it that a once tortured boy wanders the woods in search of blood, with chains fused to his wrists. Despite years of tales and urban myths, no proof of his existence has ever been discovered, until five unsuspecting teens reveal the truth on an ill-fated trip! Live Q&A with Writer and Director Jason Daly immediately following.

SAINTS & SINNERS HORROR FILM FESTIVAL – SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Tampa Bay's original Horror Film Festival started in 2002 and has screened 100's of Short and Feature Films giving Independent Filmmakers and opportunity to get their films to the fans and introduce their work. For the first time, the festival will be held inside MegaCon, running all day Saturday and Sunday. All screenings and panels are included in your MegaCon admission, but seating is first come first serve, so be sure to arrive early at the theater to get a choice seat!

“SINNERS” HORROR SHORT FILM SCREENINGS

Don't watch these alone! Drop in and check out what has become a favorite staple of every film festival - Horror Shorts! Screening back to back at the beginning and end of the day, we have hand-picked some of the scariest short films you can find! Saturday only!

LIVE PERFORMANCE OF BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER’S ONCE MORE WITH FEELING

The iconic high school girl and vampire slayer we all know and love is back from the 90s--in musical style. Join the members of CRH as we shadowcast Buffy the Vampire Slayer's musical episode "Once More, With Feeling." You won't want to miss the audience participation, costumes, and hilarity that will ensue.

BEETLEJUICE: A LIVE SHADOWCAST PERFORMANCE

Are you ready to meet the ghost with the most? CRH is proud to cap off our Megacon weekend with one of Tim Burton's masterpieces: Beetlejuice! This movie has become a cult classic based on its unique characters and visual style. Come along for the wild ride – sandworm and all! (you hate 'em right?)

PANEL DISCUSSION: INDEPENDENT HORROR AND THE LOCAL FLORIDA FILM

Panel Discussion: Independent Horror and the local Florida film scene are alive and well! Join Filmmaker panelists Robert Massetti, Jason Daly, Ryan Lightbourn and actors Shandi Hampton, Cyndi Crotts and Matt Reynolds for lively conversation about what's going on right now and what's to come!

ENCORE SCREENING OF 1976 FILM “MAKO: JAWS OF DEATH”

A man accidentally learns that he has a mystical connection with sharks, and is given a strange medallion by a shaman. Becoming more and more alienated from normal society, he develops an ability to communicate with sharks telepathically, setting out to destroy anybody who harms sharks! Directed by guest of honor William Grefe.

SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE FILM “BEST FAKE FRIENDS”

New to a neighborhood overflowing with suburban alpha-moms, a lonely and naive housewife tumbles into their world of wealth and avarice, seducing her to sacrifice everything in a desperate attempt to fit in. Sunday only!

“IT CAME FROM THE SWAMP” TRAILER FOR THE WILLIAM GREFE DOCUMENTARY

When it came to independent filmmaking in the sunshine state, William Grefé was the wildest of the wild. Now, the untold story of Florida's most daring moviemaker comes to the screen. Come see that trailer!

MUTANTS POWERS FOR MORTALS WITH ILLUSIONIST KYLE MARLET

Featured on The Tonight Show, SyFy’s Wizard World, CW’s Penn & Teller Fool Us, and more Kyle Marlett is a renowned magician and magic consultant who has created magic for top TV magicians, the highest grossing broadway shows in history and top block buster movies. He has become the go to guy for magic and special effects in Hollywood. In this panel you’ll not only be enjoying a full performance from Kyle himself but you’ll also be getting a peek behind the curtain on how YOU can use magic/special effects to enhance your cosplay and role-play.

MEET AWARD WINNING AND BEST-SELLING AUTHORS

Meet International Award Winning and Best-Selling Authors. Activities for readers include book signings, Author readings, Panels and launches!

SPEED DATING

When you’re at a pop culture convention you’re surrounded by like-minded people, but sometimes meeting folks can be complicated… but not when you’re in a setting designed just for that.  This is a fun way to quickly meet and get to know some of your fellow fans, and who knows, you might just develop a very important relationship in the process.

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