The Countdown to MegaCon – Part 4

To be perfectly honest with you, I didn’t even think I would be writing a part four to this series so close to the event. I mean, MegaCon is just one day away, one day, and here is another blog with some disappointing news as well as some super exciting news. Keep reading to see my final MegaCon update.

I’m guessing that because this event is held in Orlando, that the announcement of these next animation guests would muster up some excitement especially from some people going with their kids. Needless to say the announcement of Paige O’Hara, Irene Bedard, Linda Larkin, and Christopher Daniel Barnes had me a little confused, but here’s where the twist comes in. All of these animation guests have all played major roles in Disney movies. Go figure right?

Paige O'Hara Irene BedardLinda Larkin Christopher Daniel Barnes

I have heard about some excitement over these stars, I mean I guess if you’re a huge Disney fan then this is something to get excited about. If you’re like me, in the back of your mind you’re just wondering why they couldn’t find some other animation stars that are more interesting.

Because at this point a lot of people have cancelled, we’ll get to the latest cancelations at the end of the blog, a lot of people have been pissed and have basically demanded that more stars be added to the already huge line up. This brought on the announcement of Tom Cavanagh.

Tom Cavanagh

While I know who Tom Cavanagh is, I’m not a huge fan. I know that he’s currently starring in The Flash, but I mostly know him from the show he was in that I didn’t watch, Ed, and then a show that I did watch where he had a small/medium role as “Dog Boy” which was Providence. Needless to say he ended up on my skip list.

While a lot of these announcements have been great and shocking and made the fan girl inside of me squeal with delight, there were none that topped this next name that appeared just about a week and a half ago. Scrolling through Twitter like I normally do, I just happened to check out the MegaCon page and was wondering, why the hell are all these people posting Dr. Grey X-Men GIFS. Scroll down a little bit more to see that MegaCon had just announced that Famke Janssen was going to be at MegaCon.

Famke Janssen

The fan girl inside of me just couldn’t hold out so an actual squeal of delight was let out because holy shit, Dr. Grey is my favorite, FAVORITE X-Men character and the first three movies where Famke Janssen played her were just awesome. I know X-Men: The Last Stand sucked, but still. Even now, just thinking about it I’m super excited and I can’t wait because I have something super awesome for her to sign.

The announcements just keep coming starting with the announcement on Monday that there would be a super special Star Trek guest in the mix. While I had hoped it would be Kate Mulgrew, it wasn’t, it was Brent Spiner.

Brent Spiner

This is going to be a skip for me because I’m not that huge of a Star Trek fan, unless it was a really big Star Trek start like Kate Mulgrew, but I’m sure a lot of people are going to be super happy to see him make an appearance.

Just when you think the announcements are done because MegaCon is tomorrow, two major announcements come today in the form of Ian Somerhalder and Jordan Woods-Robinson

Ian Somerhalder Jordan Woods Robinson

I’m not a fan of The Vampire Diaries so I will be skipping Ian Somerhalder and while I’m a fan of The Walking Dead, my schedule is already jam packed which is why I’ll also be skipping Jordan Woods-Robinson.

Surprise Un-Cancellation

This usually doesn’t happen, but after cancelling, Meatloaf has decided that he would show up for this years events. Yay!? I guess?

MegaCon Cancellations

Unfortunately, there were some more cancellations, none that I was upset about since I didn’t plan on attending the autograph session or have a photo-op set up for, but I know that it did upset a lot of people especially since they were some pretty big stars and a lot of people said they were going just to see them. MegaCon’s latest causalities are Charlie Cox, Arthur Darvill, Jenna Coleman, and Paul Wesley.

Charlie Cox Arthur Darvil Jenna Coleman Paul Wesley

I want to say that I know how it feels when the one person you really wanted to see cancels, but here’s the thing. It happens all the time and I’ve been to enough of these to know that you have to go for more than just one person because if not, then you’re kind of screwed. You basically have 50/50 chance that the celebrity of your choice will actually show up. In order to keep the disappointment low, go to these types of things wanting to see more than one person.

And that’s it! I’m off to MegaCon in tomorrow! I can’t believe it’s finally here! I’m going to try and stay pretty active on Twitter, so if you don’t already follow me you can do so here, I’ll be posting pictures of the event, autograph pictures, and more. After the event though, I’ll be doing a special series on my experience with each and every autograph session so if you’re into this kind of thing, make sure to watch this space.

The MegaCon Challenge

Because I worked my ass off this past year, I really wanted to treat myself for this MegaCon and kind of went all out which is why I’ve been limiting my video game pre-orders and have been super careful with buying video games. I know, super surprising right? Anyway, I have some photo-ops lined up as well as some selfies and I’ve challenged myself to wear a different T-shirt with each photo-op/selfie. Here’s the thing though, the T-shirt has to correspond to who I’m taking the picture with. Photo-op with Felicia Day? It means I’m wearing my Guild T-shirt. Selfie with Jennifer Hale and Ali Hillis, it means I’m wearing an N7 shirt. Think I can do it? You’ll just have to wait and see.



    • I couldn’t believe it when it was announced! Super excited about tomorrow, but kinda jealous because the Fan Expo Canada gets Lena Heady. 😦

      I look forward to writing about my weekend. The stories I already have to tell, and that’s just from two days.

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