Florida MegaCon guest list expands, includes 'Smallville's' Michael Rosenbaum

Fri, December 20th, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Founder/Former Owner

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 Perz, 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.

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