CGC Invades MegaCon

Posted: 1/17/2007

This article contributed by MegaCon

MegaCon 2007 scheduled for February 16-18, 2007 in Hall C of the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida, is the Southeast’s largest convention of comics, anime, toys, and gaming.

Sponsors!
Before we proceed, we have to make special mention of all of our sponsors. Without them, the convention wouldn’t be possible. Our deepest gratitude goes out to our main sponsor, Coliseum of Comics, and our co-sponsors, Big City Comics and Students of the Unusual.

Show Time!
MegaCon 2007 is being held February 16th – 18th, 2007. The show hours are:
Friday, February 16th from 1 pm* – 7 pm
Saturday, February 17th from 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, February 18th from 10 am – 5 pm
*people who purchase three-day or Friday tickets in advance can obtain admission into the showroom hall at 12 noon on Friday, February 16th.

Tickets!
Tickets to this year’s event are currently on sale. Advance tickets can be purchased via phone, mail, or online at a reduced rate. To order by phone, call: 727-796-5725. To order by mail, send request and payment to:

PO Box 1097
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

To order securely online, log onto: https://protected6.purehost.com/d30063092/ordering.asp

Prices for phone, mail, or online ordering:
$45.80 all three days – ($43 plus 6.5% sales tax)
$20.24 one day admission – ($19 plus 6.5% sales tax)

Deadlines for ordering tickets in advance are as follows:
To order by mail, your envelope must be postmarked by January 30, 2007
To order by phone, you must call by 5:00 pm on February 9, 2007
To order online, you must order by 12:00 midnight on February 13, 2007

Please note that phone orders will only be taken from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

Also please note that your tickets will NOT be mailed to you. They will be available for pick-up at the convention. Once tickets have been purchased, no refunds or date changes will be permitted. You should pick up your tickets at the ticket booth windows in front of Hall C. Please bring photo ID. You can only pick up tickets registered in your name. These ticket booths will be open at the following times:
Friday, February 16th from 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday, February 17th from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, February 18th from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Special Gift!
This year, we’re offering all of our advance ticket purchasers something special! Receive a free collectible MegaCon wristband in addition to your regular wristband when you pick up your advance tickets. See https://protected6.purehost.com/d30063092/ordering.asp for more details.

If you prefer to purchase your tickets the old-fashioned way — at the door — you can do so on any day of the show. Orange County Convention Center ticket windows will be open at the following times:
Friday from 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Admission prices at the door:
$48 all three days (this price includes the sales tax)
$22 one day admission (this price includes the sales tax)

Now that we’ve gotten the preliminaries out of the way, let’s get onto the good stuff. Who the heck’s going to be there? Glad you asked. This year’s line-up of Comic Book Guests and Media Guests is bigger than ever. We hope you’re ready.

CGC, the hobby’s only expert and impartial grading service, will be there accepting submissions.

Comic Book Special Guests!

Adam Kubert (Ultimate X-Men, The Incredible Hulk)
Greg Horn (Emma Frost, Elektra)
George Pérez (JLA Avengers, The Return of Donna Troy)
Darwyn Cooke (DC: The New Frontier)
Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Vision, Ultimate Extinction)
JG Jones (Wonder Woman, Black Widow, Marvel Boy)
Bob Bolling (Little Archie)
Dexter Taylor (Little Archie)
Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo, Image No Honor, Nilson Groundthumper, Space Usagi)
Brian Pulido (Lady Death)
Sergio Cariello (The Lone Ranger, Batman)
Drew Geraci (52, Gen13)
Ethan Van Sciver (Superman/Batman)
Mike Perkins (Union Jack)
Jimmy Palmiotti (Crisis Aftermath: Battle for Bludhaven)
Amanda Conner (JSA Classified)
Jim Cheung (Young Avengers)
Steve McNiven (Civil War)
Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman, Tomb Raider, JSA: Classified)
Mike Carey (X-Men)

Barbara Kesel (Legends of the Dark Crystal - TokyoPop, White Knight: Line of Avalon - Actionopolis)
Andy Smith (CLAW)
Moose Baumann (Green Lantern, Nightwing)
David Finch (Ultimate X-Men)
Phil Noto (Birds of Prey)
Bill Goettel (Oz Kids & Our Auntie Em)
Tim Townsend (Uncanny X-Men)
Mario Gully (Artist of Ant)
Billy Tucci (Shi)
Kenneth Branch (Inker, Painter)
Terry Cronin (Creator/Publisher of Students of the Unusual and Recalcitrant Jones & the Dead Beats)
Pat Martin (Writer/ Filmmaker, Students of the Unusual and IFC's Comic-con Chronicles)
Alex Saviuk (Spider-Man, Superman)
Jose Marzan, Jr. (Y: The Last Man, Superman)
Jeffrey Kaufman (Writer of Ant)

Media Special Guests!

Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, 24, Rudy)
Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica)
Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica)
Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, The OC)
Efren Ramirez (Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite)
Margot Kidder & Noel Neill (Superman Movie & Superman TV)
Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk)
David Hedison (Captain Lee Crane – Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger, Tromeo & Juliet)
Virginia Hey, David Franklin, Gigi Edgley & Wayne Pygram (Farscape)
June Lockhart, Bob May & Mark Goddard (Lost in Space TV series)
Michael Jones a.k.a. “Virgil” (WWF & WCW Superstar)
Cathy St. George (Playboy)
Vic Mignogna (Voice Actor - Hikaru: Macross, Broly: Dragon Ball Z, and many more)
Sandy Fox (Voice Actress)
Lex Lang (Voice Actor)

If you want more information, be sure to check out the official Web site of MegaCon: www.megaconvention.com. We hope to see all of you in Orlando, Florida, on September 16-18.




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