Official Press Release
The countdown to MegaCon ’06 continues. With less than three months
until the doors open, MegaCon ’06 just continues to add great guests to
its already impressive roster and the list of incredible planned events
just keeps getting better.
This year’s guest list includes many names that have never attended
MegaCon before as well as some of our returning friends. Whether you’re
a fan of Modern, Golden Age or Silver Age comics, you’ll find one of
your favorite creators at this year’s show. Start digging through your
collection for comics to have autographed as these are the latest comic
book guests to sign up:
• Nick Cardy (Aquaman, Teen Titans, Batlash)
• Jim Cheung (Young Avengers, Scion)
• Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman, Tomb Raider, Catwoman)
• Jonathan and Joshua Luna (Ultra, Girls)
• Bob McLeod (X-Men, Spider-Man)
• Tim Townsend (Uncanny X-Men, New X-Men)
• George Tuska (Iron Man)
And we are very pleased to have one of the greats of comics’ history
joining us for the first time: Al Feldstein. Al Feldstein was the
editor, writer and an artist for most of the E.C. Comics line from 1949
to 1956. He created “Tales from the Crypt” and other Golden Age E.C.
titles, writing almost all of the stories and doing some story artwork,
but focusing mainly on the covers. Adaptations of his stories were
featured on TV in HBO’s “Tales from the Crypt.”
After E.C. Comics, Al Feldstein went on to become the editor of “MAD
Magazine” from 1956 to 1984 where he adopted and christened Alfred E.
Neuman as its trademark/logo and turned the original cult-magazine into
an American Icon.
Be sure to come by and thank him for helping make comics what they are
The Best Exhibitors and Dealers!
Along with an incredible list of guests, MegaCon ’06 also features a
premier exhibitor and dealer list. The current list of who will be there
displaying their products or selling merchandise includes:
Brian Pulido/Lady Death
Coliseum of Comics
Ringling School of Art and Design
Students of the Unusual
The Dave School
Top Shelf Productions
A & S Animation, Inc
C & F Graphics/T & G Books
J. Baker Publication
Lunar Moth Entertainment
M Press/Dark Horse
Paladin 7 Graphics
Particle 9 Productions
Proto-Hype Studios, Inc
T.R. & Co. Studios
Wet Ink Studios
Avalon Manga Shop
Bad Apple Comics
Bedrock City Comics
Brad’s Sportscards & Collectibles
Brute Force Leather
Capt. Lou’s Comic Store
Cards Comics Collectibles
Cartoonists Across America & The World
Collectibles Insurance Agency
Comics Guarantee Corp. (CGC)
Crazy Ed’s Comics
Dale Roberts Comics
Florida Oriental Trading
Fuzzy Pal/Fairy Life
Graham Cracker Comics
Greg White Comic Books
Half Full Studios
Heroes and Dragons.com
Hollywood Book and Posters
House Of Anime/Jpophouse
J & J Enterprises
K and J Non-Sports Cards
La Wren’s Nest
Neat Stuff Collectibles.com
Premeire Collectibles “Lightech”
Read More Comics
Sigh Co Graphics
Super Sword Center
Troma Entertainment, Inc.
Yes Anime, Inc.
Yum Yum Anime
Be sure to bring your want lists with you, as there will be plenty of
opportunities to purchase the comics, cards, toys, anime, manga, games,
and other collectibles that you’re looking for.
Anime Costume Contest!
At this year’s convention, MegaCon plays host to the 7th Annual Anime
Costume Contest presented by Anime Sushi. As has become a tradition at
each year’s convention, the costume contest continues to grow by leaps
This year’s event takes place on Saturday, February 25, 2006. The
contest is in two parts: prejudging and stage presentation. In order to
participate, you must be a paid convention attendee and fill out a
registration form. You can enter either as an individual or a group.
Registration forms will be available in person all day Friday, February
24 and the morning of Saturday, February 25. Or you can pre-register
online from January 15, 2006 through February 15. Those that
pre-register online will allowed in line for prejudging early so we
recommend you pre-register online. Prejudging will be held in Room 222 B
and will begin at 10:45 AM for those pre-registered and at 11:00 AM for
those registering at the convention. The absolute cut off for entries is
11:30 AM. At pre-judging you must be signed up, already received your
entry number, be in full costume and come prepared with source material
for the judges. If you have any questions, you can come get answers at
Room 222 B at 10:30 AM.
The stage presentations will then be held at 4:30 PM in Room 224 so you
must be in the hall no later than 4:15 PM for line up. All contestants
will be allowed to walk on stage as there will be no pre-eliminations.
Awards will be based on Technical Merit, Creativity, Accuracy,
Originality and Quality, not on how much you paid for your costume. No
points will be given for cosplaying during the actual contest. We
recommend that if you don’t have a good skit worked up, it’s best for
you to just pose for pictures.
If you have a favorite anime character and you wish to participate, be
sure to follow these regulations.
1. Your character MUST be ANIME. Japanese animated series/movies and
J-Pop/rock and video game characters (Japanese based) will only be
allowed. NO American superheroes, cartoon characters, etc.
2. Time limit on stage is ONE (1) minute.
3. You don’t have to do a skit. All judging will be done ahead of the
stage presentations. Just simply pose for pictures and smile for the camera.
4. Audio CDs only. NO mp3s. There will be no cueing for the music. Your
CD starts when you enter the stage. Preset any pauses into your CD if
it’s important to you.
5. One entry per person/costume. Group OR individual.
6. NO COMMISSIONED COSTUMES. This means the costume you’re wearing must
have been created by YOU. You could have had help in creating it, but
you must have participated.
7. Prejudging and Stage presentation are a must to qualify for an award.
8. Source Material. This is the most important part of Prejudging. Be
sure to bring a photo or other source material of your character so the
judges know who you’re supposed to be.
9. Weapons/Props should be left at home. If it looks real, it could get
you in trouble. Be sure to check out MegaCon’s formal policy which can
be found here: http://www.megaconvention.com/weapons.asp.
10. No messes. No silly string, no confetti, no water, NO MESS.
11. No swinging of any props and No jumping off stage. If you get hurt,
you spoil things for everyone.
12. No obscene costumes or skits. No nudity, no t-backs, etc. This is a
13. Kids aged 0-13 will be judged separate.
To see photos from last year’s contest and to read the official detailed
rules, go here: http://www.megaconvention.com/anime.asp. Good luck!
How about working at the con? Volunteers are still needed to assist in
making sure the convention runs smooth. If you’re at least 18 years old
and can handle the responsibility, you can join the elite MegaCon
volunteers. Follow this link for all the details and to fill out the
What’s better than giving your favorite comics, gaming, anime, manga,
toy fan three days of fun and excitement? MegaCon ’06 tickets make the
perfect stocking stuffer and are available to order online right now.
You can order tickets by going here:
To learn more about MegaCon, log onto: www.megaconvention.com
We look forward to seeing you at the Orange County Convention Center in
Orlando, Florida on February 24-26, 2006 for MegaCon ’06!
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