The last time I posted about MegaCon, which you can read here, ended on a pretty high note with the announcement of Hollywood icon Jeff Goldblum. I figured things could only go up from there and we were finally getting some of the guests that we deserved to get. Anyway, I kind of feel like the announcements took a little bit of a dip this time around, but here’s a breakdown of them.
After announcing that Jeff Goldblum would be attending MegaCon, it was then announced that everyone’s favorite Wookie would be joining the lineup. Of course people got excited because how cool would it before for Peter Mayhew to be at MegaCon? Turns out that it wasn’t Peter Mayhew but Joonas Suotamo.
As I’ve mentioned in the past I’m not a Star Wars fan, so this was an eh announcement for me, but if you’re excited about this announcement then I think that’s great. Anyway, this one will be a pass for me and a chance to save some money.
Next up was someone that cancelled the year before. He’s currently playing in Netflix’s Daredevil and it’ll be a shock if he actually shows up this time around, it’s Charlie Cox.
I wasn’t excited about this announcement last year since I don’t watch the show and I’m not excited about this announcement this year. For those of you to are excited I would say to err on the side of caution since he did cancel last year.
Next up was a reunion type of announcement. These are usually my favorites because where can you meet most of the people from your favorite movie in one place right? Anyway, it wasn’t that impressive for me as it was a cast announcement for the Princess Bride that included Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon, and Wallace Shawn.
I know this is going to be another strike against me, but I’m not a fan of the Princess Bride. I watched this movie recently due to a co-worker bugging me because it was her favorite movie in the world. She lent me the DVD and I just couldn’t get into it. I will say though that I am a fan of Cary Elwes, who has been to MegaCon before. The first time he was there I went to get my Saw DVD autographed, but then decided not to because he was behind a closed in cover. What the hell? I thought it was a little arrogant and said the hell with it. Needless to say I will be skipping these three sessions even though I might try to get to the panel.
With that last announcement I was kind of like, “Ok, we’re back on track with some major announcements,” but I was wrong. Next up was a blast from the past that I could never really get into when he was big and have no interest now even though he had a short role in Gotham, which is a show that I love. It’s Paul Reubens.
It might just be me, but I can’t justify spending my money to see someone who first of all wasn’t really big for me during my childhood. I wasn’t a Pee-Wee Herman fan, I thought it was kind of silly even as a child and then giving my money to someone who kind of did some not so PG things. That’s just me though and if you’re excited to see him, then this is some great news for you.
The next guest announced, I have to admit I had no idea who he was because I haven’t gotten the chance to watch the new series on Hulu, Runaways. It’s on my list of shows to watch and maybe, just maybe I can watch before MegaCon and become more excited over the announcement of Gregg Sulkin.
As of right now this is a pass for me, but if I get a chance to watch Runaways and actually like it, my pass might turn into a maybe. We’ll just have to see how things go from here to MegaCon.
Next up is for all of my anime fans, including my tattoo artist who totally fangirled out about this announcement. He usually teases me for geeking out of people that are coming to MegaCon because as he says “dude, they’re just people,” anyway he was totally geeking out about the announcement of Chris Sabat and Sean Schemmel.
As many of you know I’m not an anime fan, but I will be attending these autograph sessions in order to bring back a really awesome gift for my tattoo artist who over the past two years of getting tattooed by him has become my friend. I usually pick him up something special and I think having some autographs by these guys will make him fangirl out which is funny to watch.
After all of these lackluster announcements, another day finally came that got me just a little more excited for MegaCon. That way the day that they announced the first person from The Walking Dead to get a little taste of Lucille. If you’re a Walking Dead fan, you know I’m talking about Michael Cudlitz, AKA Abraham Ford.
I am a huge Walking Dead fan and this was a pretty cool announcement. Abraham was always one of my favorite characters and I hated when they killed him off, but by now I’m pretty used to them killing off my favorite characters from the show. Anyway this will definitely be an autograph session and a photo-op session.
I’m kind of feeling like after the big MegaCon announcements, I’m always waiting for the next big announcement but then they announce people that I have no idea who they are and then I’m kinda like eh and kinda get bummed again. Anyway, after the last announcement the next one was for the cast of Black Lighting which includes Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, and China McClain.
I know about a lot of CW shows, but I’ve never heard of this one. Ever. Needless to say, I have no idea who these people are. As always, I’m excited for the people who are excited to see them, but on the other hand I’m a little disappointed with the guest list compared to last year. There’s still some time for more announcements, but that’s just how I feel at the moment.
The MegaCon Chair!
The MegaCon chair got a couple of things added to it including a Walking Dead Poster and my Walking Dead T-shirt. Yes I know it’s a Negan T-shirt, but I thought it would be cool to wear it for the Michael Cudlitz photo-op. I’m still waiting for my Jurassic Park T-shirt to come in and I’m still waiting for a friend of mine to make me a SwanQueen T-shirt. She’s been out of commission due a bad case of the flu so I’m wishing her a speedy recovery since I love the design for my SwanQueen shirt and can’t wait to show it off.
And that’s it for now. As always, I’ll try to keep this blog series as up to date as possible. I usually like to wait until there’s a decent amount of content to put into this blog so it might be a few more weeks before I post anything depending on who gets announced next. I can tell you one thing though if a really huge star gets announced that has me super excited I will dedicate a post just to them. Anyway, if you’re attending MegaCon this year, drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think about the guest list so far.