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The Latest Mega-Con Newsletter

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The Latest Mega-Con Newsletter

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
today.


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:


ACTOR


Brian Pulido/Lady Death


Coliseum of Comics


Crusade Entertainment


Funimation Productions


Inkworks


Ringling School of Art and Design


Marvel


Students of the Unusual


Superverse/Zoom Suit


The Dave School


Top Cow


Top Shelf Productions


A & S Animation, Inc


C & F Graphics/T & G Books


Cyberlight Comics


J. Baker Publication


Lunar Moth Entertainment


M Press/Dark Horse


Paladin 7 Graphics


Particle 9 Productions


Proto-Hype Studios, Inc


Revenant Studios


Seeker Entertainment


T.R. & Co. Studios


Wet Ink Studios


Anime Hurricane


Anime Palace


Anime Pavilion


Anime Remix


Apocalypse Comics


Avalon Manga Shop


Bad Apple Comics


Basement Comics


Bast’s Garden


Bead-Azzled


Bedrock City Comics


Bloody Mary


Brad’s Sportscards & Collectibles


Brute Force Leather


Calcom


Capt. Lou’s Comic Store


Cards Comics Collectibles


Cartoon Passion


Cartoonists Across America & The World


CCC Promotions/Hotflips


Collectibles Insurance Agency


Collector’s Comics


Collector’s Corner


Comic Central


Comics Guarantee Corp. (CGC)


Crazy Ed’s Comics


Cunningham Comics


Dale Roberts Comics


Dave’s Collectibles


Dave’s Comics


Dazza


Famous Faces


Fandom/Bestanimeshop.com


Florida Oriental Trading


Fuzzy Pal/Fairy Life


Goldcoast Collectibles


Graham Cracker Comics


Greg White Comic Books


Half Full Studios


Heroes and Dragons.com


Hollywood Book and Posters


Honeck Sculpture


House Of Anime/Jpophouse


Islander


J & J Enterprises


Jpntoys.Com


K and J Non-Sports Cards


Koops Comics


La Wren’s Nest


Mig.Biz, LLC


Monk Studios


Neat Stuff Collectibles.com


Offworld Design


Premeire Collectibles “Lightech”


Read More Comics


Sigh Co Graphics


Super Sword Center


TBS Comics


Terribly Odd


The Gift


Tim Gordon


Tim Lohn


Troma Entertainment, Inc.


Unique Visions


Unknown Comics


Wizards


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
and bounds.


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
family show.


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!


Volunteer!


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
application: http://www.megaconvention.com/volunteer_main.asp.


Holiday Gift!


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:
https://protected6.purehost.com/d30063092/ordering.asp.


Learn More!


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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