MeganCon 2012 kicks off in a matter of hours in Orlando, Florida, drawing thousands of comic book, science fiction and fantasy fans to the Orange County Convention Center over the next three days.
Comic guests include Tony Bedard, Dennis Calero, J. Scott Campbell, Greg Capullo, Nick Cardy, Frank Cho, Brian Clevinger, Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke, Dan DiDio, Chuck Dixon, Nathan Edmondson, David Finch, Cully Hamner, Phil Hester, Greg Horn, Dan Jurgens, Barbara Kesel, Stan Lee, Laura Martin, Phil Noto, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dan Parent, George Perez, Mike Perkins, Don Rosa, Tim Sale, Bill Sienkiewicz, Mark Texeira, Billy Tucci and Tom Zahler.
Media guests include Bruce Boxleitner, Nicholas Brendon, Charisma Carpenter, Tom Felton, Peter Mayhew, Eddie McClintock, Valerie Perrine, David Prowse, Tim Russ and Brent Spiner.
MeganCon begins today at 1 p.m. ET, and continues through Sunday at 5 p.m.
Full-scale warfare between convention promoters isn’t universal, believe it or not — some are giving peace a chance. In addition to the recent arrangement worked out by Heroes Con and Supercon to avoid a date conflict, Emerald City ComiCon‘s Jim Demonakos tells Robot 6 that following an unavoidable conflict with Orlando’s MegaCon the weekend of March 13, 2010, he and MegaCon’s Beth Widera collaborated on choosing dates for 2011 so that future overlap could be avoided. “We ended up on the same dates for 2010 and neither of us could move, but we’ve talked and coordinated and our mutual 2011 dates will not be on each other’s dates at all,” says Demonakos. “Con planning, always an adventure.”