Official Press Release
ORLANDO, Fla. – December 19, 2002 – The forces of good and evil, along with
some of television’s classic stars and the comic book world’s favorite
creators, will converge on Orlando from February 28 to March 2, 2003, for
the ninth annual MegaCon at the
Orange County Convention Center.
Heading the roster of media guests will be actor Michael Rosenbaum, who has
won a strong fan following for his portrayal of a young Lex Luthor on the
critically acclaimed Warner Brothers television series Smallville. Rosenbaum
will be joined by a collection of some new genre stars and some old
television favorites for the South’s largest pop culture show.
Newly added first time media guests include:
- Brian Downey, “Stanley Tweedle” of Lexx
- Patricia Zentilli, “First Lady Bunny” of Lexx
- Gary Lockwood, “Frank Poole” of 2001: A Space Odyssey
To date, some of MegaCons first time and back by popular demand media guests
Birds of Prey & Starship Troopers – Dina Meyer, Witchblade’s – Anthony
Cistaro, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – Robert Trebor, Farscape’s – Virginia Hey
& Lani Tupu, Lexx’s – Xenia Seeberg, Buck Rogers – Gil Gerard & Erin Gray,
Family Affair’s – Kathy Garver, M*A*S*H’s – Jamie Farr, Star Trek’s –
Nichelle Nichols & Walter Koenig, Babylon 5’s – Richard Biggs, Star Wars –
David Prowse & Peter Mayhew
Some leading comic industry guests include:
J. Scott Campbell, Frank Cho, David Mack, Chris Cross, Andy Lee, Chuck Dixon
George Peréz, R.A. Salvatore, Adam Hughes, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner,
Aaron Lopresti, Jim Silke, Jaime & Gilbert Hernandez, Greg Land, Brian
Stelfreeze, Brandon Peterson, Larry Elmore, Bernie Wrightson, Joseph Michael
Linsner, Greg Horn, Cully Hamner, Tony Isabella, Brian Pulido, Ethan Van
Sciver, Karl Story, plus hundreds more.
Returning Golden Age appearances by fan favorites:
Martin Nodell, Harry Lampert, Dick Giordano, Nick Cardy and George Tuska
MegaCon 2003 will feature two continuous showing anime rooms, Anime Sushi’s
outstanding costume contest and dance, Anime JACO’s music video contest,
hundreds of gaming tracts by SunQuest*, discussion panels with popular
artists and writers and the third annual ACTOR auction.
ACTOR (A Commitment To Our Roots) is a charity organization that auctions
rare and one-of-a-kind comic book art and memorabilia. The funds generated
help provide financial assistance for retired comic book creators. Last
year, the two ACTOR auctions and other MegaCon fundraising events collected
more than $170,000 for ACTOR’s cause.
MegaCon is an annual celebration of modern
popular culture that attracts figures from the worlds of comic books, film,
television, science fiction, fantasy, animation, role-playing games and
others. The show is supported by publishers, manufacturers, dealers,
distributors, creators and fans. MegaCon has become known as a great
marketplace for comics, toys, anime and collectibles, as well as one of the
east coast’s best-attended genre conventions.