MegaCon is the biggest gathering of everything geek culture in Central Florida, and this weekend it will roll in with a vengeance. From exclusive merchandise, artists, celebrities and displays, there’s a lot to get excited about, but the thing we look forward to most every year are the panels. This year is no exception, as MegaCon will host some of the biggest names…well anywhere. The panels range from being amazingly timely to just amazing. Here’s the list of panels we’re looking forward to the most.
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH STARS GARY LOCKWOOD & KEIR DULLEA
6:30 pm in W304A
Join the stars who portrayed Frank Poole and Dave Bowman in Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Hear behind the scene stories of the making of the movie and more!
BEYOND POKÉMON: THE VOICES OF VERONICA TAYLOR
7:00 pm in W304E
Everyone knows Veronica Taylor was the voice of Ash Ketchum – but did you know she’s also dozens of other characters including April O’Neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Sailor Pluto (Sailor Moon)? Learn more about the actress and her variety of roles in anime and cartoons!
SPOTLIGHT ON TOM KING
12:00 pm in W304A
Please join Tom King (Batman, Mister Miracle, The Vision) for an entertaining and enlightening look at his career and what’s coming up next!
CELEBRITY Q&A WITH WWE SUPERSTARS ALEXA BLISS, BRAUN STROWMAN & SHINSUKE NAKAMURA
3:00 pm in Chapin Theater
MegaCon is excited to welcome some of the biggest names in the WWE live to the stage! Join and hear from Alexa Bliss, Braun Strowman and Shinsuke Nakamura as they take MegaCon by storm!
GOT GOKU? TALES OF DRAGON BALL & VOICE ACTING WITH SEAN SCHEMMEL
3:00 pm in W304E
You might know Sean Schemmel as the voice of everyone’s favorite wild haired warrior, but did you know that he’s also voiced a multitude of other anime, cartoons, and video games, too? Moderated Q&A about Sean’s work in the professional voice over industry spanning almost two decades!
CELEBRITY Q&A WITH THE PRINCESS BRIDE’S CHRIS SARANDON
3:30 pm in W311
This isn’t a nightmare, no, it’s more like Christmas because Chris Sarandon will be answering your questions! Sarandon is best known for his roles as Leon in Dog Day Afternoon, Jerry in Fright Night, Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride and as the voice of Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas. Don’t be a Humperdinck and join Chris for a magical Q&A!
CELEBRITY Q&A WITH LANDO HIMSELF BILLY DEE WILLIAMS
5:00 pm in W311
“Billy Dee” Williams is an American actor, artist, singer, and writer. He is best known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars film franchise. Williams has also appeared in critically acclaimed films like Brian’s Song, Lady Sings the Blues, Mahogany, Nighthawks, and Batman; in which he played Harvey Dent.
STEVEN’S UNIVERSE: Q&A WITH ZACH CALLISON
5:00 pm in W304E
Zach Callison is the voice of the title character on Cartoon Network’s insanely popular Steven Universe series, and this is your chance to learn more about his work on the show and his passion for music (including his upcoming solo album project!)
CELEBRITY Q&A WITH ACCLAIMED ACTOR AND VOICE STAR WALLACE SHAWN
11:00 am in W311
Wallace Shawn is best known for his roles as Vizzini in The Princess Bride, Mr. Wendell Hall in the teenage staple Clueless, and as Rex in the childhood classics Toy Story’s 1, 2 and 3. Wallace’s career spans nearly five decades and he is an accomplish actor and playwright. To miss this Q&A would be simply inconceivable!
CELEBRITY Q&A WITH THE LEGENDARY JEFF GOLDBLUM
11:30 am in Chapin Theater
Life finds a way and so should you to a fun filled conversation with Jeff Goldblum! Best known for his roles in The Fly (1986), Jurassic Park (1993), Independence Day (1996), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), Goldblum has worked his way into the hearts of science fiction lovers everywhere! This is an event 65 million years in the making and one you need to see!
CELEBRITY Q&A WITH WWE SUPERSTAR JOHN CENA
1:00 pm in Chapin Theater
He’s a 16-time World Champion, five-time U.S. Champion and record-setting Make-A-Wish granter. He’s released a hit album, starred in blockbuster movies, proposed to Nikki Bella in the middle of WrestleMania and — more than a decade into his WWE tenure — he hasn’t slowed down a step.
CELEBRITY Q&A WITH THE STAR OF DAREDEVIL CHARLIE COX
2:30 pm in Chapin Theater
You don’t need to prowl the streets of Hell’s Kitchen to get a glimpse of Daredevil, you can see him at FAN EXPO Dallas! Matt Murdock himself, Charlie Cox, will be taking your questions and giving all the details of what its like to be your favorite leather clad crime fighter.
CELEBRITY Q&A WITH ONCE UPON A TIME STAR JENNIFER MORRISON
4:00 pm in Chapin Theater
A rare Q&A session with Once Upon A Time star Jennifer Morrison! Join us as she shares behind the scenes stories about making the show and other highlights of her amazing career and takes some questions from the audience.
CELEBRITY Q&A WITH FAN FAVORITE JEWEL STAITE
6:30 pm in W311
Jewel Staite is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Kaylee Frye in FOX television series Firefly and its spin-off theatrical film Serenity, and as Dr. Jennifer Keller on Sci-Fi Channel’s science-fiction television series Stargate Atlantis. Staite has also starred in her youth as Catalina in Space Cases and as “Becca” Fisher in Flash Forward, and more recently as Raquel Westbrook in the Canadian drama The L.A. Complex and Caroline Swift in AMC’s crime drama The Killing.
CELEBRITY Q&A WITH CHEWBACCA HIMSELF JOONAS SUOTAMO
11:00 am in W205
Joonas Suotamo is a 6 ft. 10 in Finnish actor and basketball player known for his role as Chewbacca in the Star Wars saga, taking over the role from Peter Mayhew starting with Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Join Joonas as he speaks about his experiences on the movie set and life on and off the big screen!
CELEBRITY Q&A WITH THE STARS OF BLACK LIGHTNING CRESS WILLIAMS, NAFESSA WILLIAMS & CHINA MCCLAIN (NEW DATE & TIME)
11:00 am in W303
The CW has another hit on their hands with the success of Black Lightning, a superhero television series based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Come and hear from stars Cress Williams, China Anne McClain and Nafessa Williams, as they ramp-up for work on Season Two!
CELEBRITY Q&A WITH HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR ELIJAH WOOD
11:30 am in Chapin Theater
Definitely not known for his feature film debut as a video game playing kid in Back to the Future Part II, Elijah Wood has been seen in many memorable roles, including starring on TV shows such as Wilfred and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, voicing animated characters on Tron: Uprising, Happy Feet and 9, and on film in Deep Impact, sin City, and of course as Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Join us for a session with this busy actor, artist and DJ as we return to Middle Earth and worlds beyond!
VOICE ACTOR PANEL: LITTLE MERMAID STAR JODI BENSON
12:00 pm in W311
You’ve never seen a mermaid this close before. Someday (TODAY!) you’ll be part of her world! Come spend some time Under the Sea with the girl who IS everything to Disney fans: The Little Mermaid herself. It won’t cost much, just your voice!
VOICE ACTOR PANEL: STAR WARS REBELS STAR VANESSA MARSHALL
12:00 pm in W303
Vanessa Marshall is an American actress, singer and model. She is most active in voice-over roles for animated series, including Hera in Star Wars: Rebels. She is the daughter of actress Joan Van Ark and reporter John Marshall. She began voice-over work after being discovered at a one-woman show.
RARE Q&A WITH PEE-WEE HERMAN HIMSELF PAUL REUBENS
1:00 pm in W205
(Please note that Paul will be appearing as himself and not as Pee-wee Herman)
CELEBRITY Q&A WITH STEPHEN MOYER
2:00 pm in Chapin Theater
Stephen Moyer is an English film and television actor and director who is best known as vampire Bill Compton in the HBO series True Blood. Moyer made his big-screen debut landing the lead role in the film adaptation of the long-running comic strip Prince Valiant by Hal Foster, working alongside Ron Perlman and Katherine Heigl. His latest role is, Reed Strucker in the new Fox series The Gifted.
CELEBRITY Q&A WITH THE PRINCESS BRIDE’S STAR CARY ELWES
3:30 pm in W311
As you wish! The Princess Bride dreamboat Cary Elwes will be taking your questions and revealing what it was like to fight for Buttercup’s affections! Elwes starred as Robin Hood in the comedic masterpiece Robin Hood: Men in Tights, as Dr. Lawrence Gordon in the genre changing horror classic Saw and as Westley in The Princess Bride.
ELEBRITY Q&A WITH ORIGINAL POWER RANGER AMY JO JOHNSON
4:00 pm in Chapin Theater
Amy Jo Johnson is a singer and actress best known for her roles in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Felicity, The Division, and Flashpoint. Join her as she relives her days as the Pink Power Ranger.
There’s so much more happening all weekend, from different sessions on creating costumes to contests and more panels than we can keep up with! Tickets are on sale now!