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CELEBRITY PHOTO SESSIONS

Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your favourite celebrity! This is the only way to get a beautiful 8x10 glossy photo of you with one of our guests in an intimate setting.

CELEBRITY Q&A

Get up close and personal with your favourite celebrities! These unique sessions give fans a chance to ask questions and get answers to sci-fi’s best-kept secrets - from the celebs themselves. Prepare to be wowed and learn about how the biggest names in the industry got to the top!

MEET THE CREATORS OF THE HILLYWOOD SHOW

The Hillywood Show®, comedy sister duo Hilly & Hannah Hindi, is the brainchild of internet celebrities. Each parody features song & dance parodies of blockbuster films such as The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Twilight along with popular TV shows & celebrities such as Supernatural, Doctor Who, & Lady Gaga! Come and meet these creators would already have over one million subscribers and growing!

CELEBRITY COSPLAYER PANELS

A candid chat with Celebrity Cosplayers? Yes, please! Join our amazing line-up of cosplay guests as they share their experiences in creating costumes and dressing up for a living! This is your best opportunity to ask all of your cosplay crafting and community questions directly to some of the biggest Cosplayer names in the World!

VOICE ACTOR LIVE SCRIPT READING

Our top voice actors guests will perform a LIVE script reading of the Hollywood Blockbuster! This hilarious re-telling of a classic will bring the house down as the actors use their huge list of cartoon characters to breathe new life into some legendary characters. DO NOT MISS!

DOC’S INTERACTIVE DELOREAN TIME TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

Ever dream about traveling through time in a Delorean Time Machine? “WELL”… here’s your chance!!! Coulombe Enterprises LLC, presents…. “Doc’s Interactive Time Travel Experience”, where you will time travel in our Delorean Time Machine replica, taking you to downtown Hill Valley 1955 accompanied by one of our professional actors impersonating Doc, Marty, or Biff. Your experience will be recorded with a 360 degree 4K panoramic video camera so you won’t miss a second of the action. Post your 360 video on Youtube or Facebook, view it on your mobile devices or using a virtual reality headset to amaze your family and friends. You don’t want to miss your chance to sit in the driver’s seat of the most recognized iconic vehicle in movie history. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Click here to order yours today!

YOUTUBE SENSATION FELICIA DAY Q&A

Felicia Day is the star, writer, and producer of the original web series The Guild, and Executive Producer of Co-optitude, LARPs, TableTop and other shows of the Geek & Sundry channel on YouTube. She is one of the most successful YouTube pioneers, launching many new careers and influencing an entirely new format of entertainment.

THE IMPROVENGERS LIVE NERD IMPROV

The best audience-created improvised Nerdom stories of all time! Comic book superheroes and aliens comic alive as these comedians, The Improvengers, make up new adventure stories based on audience suggestions and create new heroes, new superpowers and new fearsome foes on the spot!

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. Saturday ONLY! 1PM in Room N220D

DRESS TO IMPRESS – COMPETING IN COSPLAY

Ever wanted to enter a costume contest but weren't sure how to impress the judges? Trying to overcome the fear of stepping out in costume in front of thousands of attendees? Our group of experienced cosplay experts, award winners, and contest judges will give you suggestions and ways that you can dress to impress! Panelists include Cosplayers: GLITCH COS, LUCKY GRIM CREATIVE, AKANESAOTOME Moderator: The Covinator

INTRODUCTION TO BASIC MOLD MAKING & COLD CASTING

This panel will show attendees on how to make a simple, one piece box mold with a live demonstration. The panel will go over step by step process and procedures on how to make a clay sculpture and turn it into a resin casted piece that looks like polished steel. You will learn first hand how easy molding and casting can really be! Panelists include: Cosplayer: GLITCH COS Moderator: Mhysa Cosplay

POSITIVE BODY IMAGE IN COSPLAY

The world is full of negative people, but we're here to help you stay on the positive side of our funny hobby. From body positivity to gender equality we'll talk about it all. Panelists include Cosplayers: LUCKY GRIM CREATIVE, HANARI SOLOMON, MHYSA COSPLAY

INTRODUCTION TO MAKEUP FOR COSPLAY

Learn how to elevate your cosplay skills from a makeup industry professional. In this panel you'll get a play by play on how to do your makeup for photoshoots including product recommendations for all budgets. Panelist include Cosplayer: LUCKY GRIM CREATIVE Moderator: The Covinator

STEAMPUNK ON A BUDGET

It might seem like everything called "Steampunk" costs an arm and a leg, but it doesn't have to be that way. Learn some tips and tricks for getting a steampunk look starting in your own closet, or from items picked up at a traditional store. Panelists: Delaney Anderson, Lauren Ray, Shannon Hutcheson, Lauren

DESIGNING AND BUILDING AN ORIGINAL COSTUME

What do you do when you love Steampunk AND Disney, or Moulin Rouge and Star Wars, or historical fashion and superheroes? What if you have a great LARP character who needs a definitive “look?” We've got you covered. Panelists: Laura Proctor, Cecily Bookman

COSPLAY AND STEAMPUNK Q&A

McSteam Industries is excited to partner again with The True Aquaman, Mera: Queen of Atlantis and Two Fairies and a Dwarf to share our knowledge with you. Ask any question about your cosplay and steampunk costume or persona, and we will answer it for you! SCHEDULE CHANGE! NOW THURSDAY 7:00 PM ROOM N220D

YOU’RE NEVER FULLY DRESSED WITHOUT A… HAT!

Accessories can make or break your historically inspired outfit and hats are at the top of that list. Fortunately you don’t have to break your bank, or your fingers, to achieve a variety of looks with hat bases and materials you can readily find at local craft stores. Panelists: Laura Zentz-Proctor, Cecily Bookman

STEAMPUNK CHARACTER BUILDING PANEL #42

Getting to know your character inside and out, with a simple workshop that can be applied to any unique character you want to create, and ways to express your character in their costume.
Panelists: Jusnel Gonzales, Delaney Anderson

LEATHER WORKING AND COSPLAY

Eva Foam and Worbla are great! However, leather is classic, durable, and long-lasting. Over the course of human history, this versatile material has been used for clothing, accessories, and armor. Get to know it, see it, smell it! Join us on a tour of how we use this amazing material for cosplay and everyday uses including handling, storage, tooling, and much more.
Panelists: Jusnel Gonzales, Lauren Ray, Michael Kuehner

WORLDWIDE STEAMPUNK – STEAMPUNK ACROSS THE GLOBE!

Steampunk is more than just "Jolly Old England"! Come discover the beauty of other cultures and societies that were flourishing in the Victorian Era; as well as how to incorporate other cultures into your costume in a respectful way. Panelists: Delaney Anderson, Lesmarie Velez, David Hankerson, Lauren Ray

MANAGING YOUR COSPLAY

You've got an idea for a cosplay, now what? We'll discuss how to take your project from an idea, to a budgeted, tracked, completed, and stored costume. Panelists: Laura Proctor, Cecily Bookman

SOLARPUNK: THE FUTURE LOOKS HOPEFUL AND STYLISH!

Unlike the Victorian, steam driven Steampunk movement, Solarpunk looks toward a sustainable future of green energy, technology, and multiculturalism heavily influenced by the Art Nouveau movement.
Panelists: Laura Proctor, Cecily Bookman

DAPPER OR DANGEROUS – STANDING OUT FROM OTHER STEAMPUNK MEN!

A panel for those who are wanting to take their masculine or male-inspired steampunk, dustpunk, or any other "punk" to the next level. Taking your costume beyond simple trousers, shirt, vest, and goggles to get your look, and convey your character through accessories, weapons, and signature pieces. Panelists: Jusnel Gonzalez, David Hankerson, Michael Kuehner

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ACCESSORIES

Accessories are the icing on the cake, those little details that bring your character to life. Whether you are an airship explorer or a parasol wielding spy we'll discuss a variety of historically inspired pieces that you can find, make or invent for yourself. Panelists: Laura Proctor, Cecily Bookman

VICTORIAN UNDERWEAR!

Any costume must have a solid foundation, but the Victorian gown is in a class of its own. There is more to getting the perfect silhouette than tossing on a corset. Come learn about the different underwear and underpinnings of the Victorian era that effect the changing silhouettes. Panelists: Laura Zentz-Proctor, Cecily Bookman

FIRST ANNUAL CFSA TEA DUELING TOURNAMENT

Let's duel! Learn the art of tea dueling during this interactive competition of skill and unwavering nerve. Hosted by the Central Florida Steampunk Association, after a short presentation of the rules, duelists will take their seats to compete. Spaces are limited. Volunteer duelists will have the opportunity to register at the beginning of the panel. Must be 18 years or older. May your biscuits be crisp and your nom absolutely sublime!

ALL THE OTHER PUNKS

Get an introduction into some of the other punks out there like Dreadpunk, Dustpunk, Dieselpunk, Atompunk; what makes them unique from one another, and how to get the look.
Panelists: Delaney Anderson, Heather Sires, Lauren Ray

BREAKING IN TO TEAPOT RACING

Description: Ever wanted to race a teapot at breakneck speeds around a dangerous obstacle course? Come learn the rules and gain valuable information about how to get into Steampunk’s hottest new trend! Panelists: Jusnel Gonzalez

BUFFY’S “ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING” – LIVE SHADOWCAST

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 they 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.

PROFESSIONAL AUTHOR PANELS

Some of our great professional author guests assemble to compare and contrast their storytelling experiences in the ever-changing market of speculative fiction. Themes, influences, and lessons learned. Discussions on many topics but one that is universally shared: passion.

TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES WITH BODYPAINTING

Smooth application of bodypainting difficult to achieve? Rebecca, with McSteam Industries, will be sharing and demonstrating techniques for proper application without cracking or blotching no matter the tools or budget.

STEAMPUNK ARTISANS

What began as a literary sub-genre has become a full-fledged flavor of cosplay! With a little Victorian inspiration, a dash of the fantastic and good pair of goggles, the possibilities are endless! Fantastic gadgets, costume pieces and accessories are all available for sale from our wonderful attending artisans.

THE INK-FUSION EMPIRE TATTOO PAVILLION

The Ink-Fusion Empire is the only professional Tattoo program that has a license agreement with Lucasfilm LTD. Working side by side with the likes of Stan lee, Dave Nestler, Arthur Suydam, James O'Barr, and countless other TV and Movie celebrities. Stay tuned for details on how to book your session with your favorite Tattoo artist in advance! Space is limited.

DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-A-LONG PICTURE SHOW LIVE SHADOWCAST PERFORMANCE

Are you ready for the return of the most Horrible Doctor this side of the Whedonverse? CRH is proud to bring back Dr. Horrible's sing-along-blog to Megacon! Join us as we shadowcast Joss Whedon's tale of villainy, heroics, and musical numbers! Feel free to sing along, too, as we act out the movie as it plays on the big screen!

MEET THE STAR WARS COSTUME CLUBS PANEL

You've probably seen them walking around cons or in parades dressed as Stormtroopers, Jedi, and Mandalorians. Have you ever wondered what they really do or how you can join the ranks? Come out and meet the Star Wars Costuming Clubs: the 501st Legion, the Rebel Legion, and the Mandalorian Mercs. Learn not only about the clubs and what they do but learn how to become a part of a galaxy far far away.

HARDWARE STORE COSTUMING: BUILDING FROM EVERYDAY MATERIALS

Some items needed in making costumes, masks and props can be found in your local Hardware store! It's true! If you are building basic armor pieces, or something more complicated for your cosplay, some raw materials are close by. The expert members of the 501st Legion will share their experience and secrets on making the best costumes in the real world.

R2 BUILDERS CLUB

Founded in 1999 by Dave Everett, the R2 Builders Club has continually striven to develop an accurate resource for reproducing the lovable Star Wars Astromech designated Artoo Detoo. Current membership stands at over 7,100 and continues to grow with members from all over the world. Come and meet them and their creations only at MEGACON!

SOUTHERN R2 BUILDERS: BUILDING AN R2 DROID ON A BUDGET

This IS the droid you’re looking for! Star Wars fans, learn about building a droid on a budget in this panel hosted by The Southern R2 Builders Group, a family oriented charity group!

DOCTOR WHO: WHO WANTS TO PICK A WHO (DO YOU?)

Peter Capaldi is leaving Dr. Who this year..do you think you have the perfect casting choice to replace him? Bring your suggestions to this whacky reality show-style elimination game where your castings will be debated by our panel & voted on by the audience until only one remains! May the best man...or woman win! ;-)

DOCTOR WHO: BUILD THE NEXT COMPANION

Everybody has a favorite companion, but what if you could design the NEXT one? This interactive presentation will allow Dr. Who fans to share & compare what traits make for a good companion and what makes for a bad one! As the discussion progresses our artists will be sketching out your ideas & suggestions as we collectively design our dream companion for the 'crazy man in the blue box'!

DOCTOR WHO: SO LONG MR. MOFFAT (& THANKS FOR ALL THE WEEPING ANGELS)

As Dr. Who showrunner Steven Moffat enters his final season this highly interactive panel will discuss his Dr. Who career as writer & showrunner. Panelists & the audience will debate in this open forum on where he went right, where he wrong, & where he may have gone insane! Praise him for your favorite modern episode, decry him for writing the worst, or just come to make fun of his hair! Anything goes in this open fan-debate!

DOCTOR WHO ANONYMOUS

Dr. Who fans share own stories, desires & misadventures about being a Dr. Who fan in a fun open panel forum as we continue enjoying Capaldi & Moffat's swan season! Hosted by MarkWho42

DOCTOR WHO: CLASSIC CLINIC

Have you TRIED to get into Classic Dr. Who but its just...you know? Patty Hawkins of MarkWho42 will humorously help point you in the right direction without any boring tirades from neckbeards scolding you about how much better Dr. Who was 'back in MY day!' Instead we will run down what you need to know about the classic Doctors, which of their episodes are good, which are canonically important, & which ones are so dreadful even WE don't wanna to see them again!

DOCTOR WHO: THE YEAR THAT WASN’T

2016 wasn't a good year, we lost Bowie, Prince, Abe Vigoda & had no Dr. Who at all except for one Xmas special! So to bring you up to speed in time for season 10 MarkWho42 will recap & discuss season 9, the Xmas special of 2016 & what to expect from Capaldi & Moffat's upcoming final season!

GEEKS OF COMEDY LIVE STANDUP SHOW

The Geeks of Comedy return to Megacon to hack into all facets off fandom & fanDUMBer in stand up show recommended for 18+ only! Whether we make you regret your childhood or ashamed of your adulthood we'll make you laugh & dance like you got a baby Groot in your pants!

HOW TO BE A STAR ON YOUTUBE

Anyone can become a star on YouTube! The creative personalities from popular cosplay and comedy channel Make ‘Em Laugh Films share their success stories and tips on how you can achieve YouTube fame!

GREATER FLORIDA LEGO USERS GROUP MASSIVE DISPLAY

The Greater Florida LEGO® Users Group (GFLUG) is a group of adult fans of LEGO® that build, display and meet at events in Florida and North America. Come see the multi-club LEGO® Sci-Fi display on exhibit for all four days of MegaCon! This year's display will be the most impressive ever and will feature the world famous moonbase models display and much, much, more!

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