True believers:Megacon hits Orlando this March

By Jonathan Terbeche
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It’s that time of year again. The birds are singing, the sun is shining, and the subtle sound of marching Stormtroopers fills the air. You’ve guessed it, Megacon, Florida’s largest comic, anime, movie, gaming, and anything your little nerd heart desires convention is back in town.

Traditionally bringing in fans by the thousands, this year’s convention will certainly be no exception and the Valencia Voice will be bringing readers all the costumed Pocky-filled news.

This year, as with years past, Megacon will be held at the Orange County Convention Center. Aside from the giant dealer’s room where all kinds of trinkets and collectibles can be purchased, their will be cosplay contests, role-playing tournaments, video game competitions, special guests, discussion panels, and even a dance rave Saturday night.

Among the many industry names from famous nerd culture in attendance this year will be the godfather of comics himself, Stan “The man” Lee.

What could top that? Maybe the original captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise and Boston Legal star William Shatner. Both will be there this Saturday taking photos and speaking to fans during limited access events at the convention, along with numerous comic book artists, voice actors, and TV stars.

Entry for one day access to Megacon will be $25 and special 3 day passes are $60. Children under 10 will be admitted for free. For more information regarding pricing and parking, visit