Ok, here’s a silly question for those of you who read my reviews of comic books, how many of you have ever gone to either a sci-fi or comic book convention? Yeah, I thought so. Well, this month, I attended Megacon in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center. It’s one of the bigger conventuons they have in the state. They had a lot of big names in the comic world, including the biggest, Stan Lee. They also had some big names from the world of sci-fi, Brent Spiner from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Tom Felton, better known as Draco Malfoy.
Now, the layout was that of your typical convention. They had an area where a lot of the vendors were setup and seling items. A lot of the stuff there was of good quality. The t-shirts were good looking; most had funny sayings on them. The comics that were on sale were in good shape and there were good deals, also if you didn’t have something there for someone one to sign, you could easily pick something up. The figures and toys were also of good quality.
Each of the conventions I have attened, I always pay attention to those who are there to sign autographs. Whether they are charging or not, I want to see how they act with their fans. Everyone that I interacted with; actor, comic artist, celebrity, they all treated their fans with the utmost respect and made sure everyone had a good experience. When I was getting an autograph from Greg Capullo, my son asked if he could pose for a picture. He held the comic over his face or moved it over covering half or pretending to lick it. I was laughing like mad and my son was having fun with it too. Allen Bellman, a legend who worked on Captain America, stayed for most of the day that I was there and was the same way, made sure anyone came up had a good experience.
This convention is held once a year and is a three-day event. When you’re there, you will see a lot of people in costume. Most will be happy to pose for a picture with you. We had fun with Thor, one of the Sailor Scouts and a few others. Overall, if you never have attened a convention, you need to go and experience Megacon one time. It’s something you will love. In my. I give it 4.5 caps out of 5.