The Countdown to MegaCon 2019 – Part 1

This is the third year that I’ll be attending MegaCon as a VIP and writing this blog, and the sixth year that I’ll be attending the actual event. As always I’m pretty excited for this huge convention, so let’s start the countdown.

Let’s start off with talking about the ticket prices. One day passes range from $20 to $50 for adults and it’s $15 to $35 for youths (13-17). These are decently priced, but I was surprised that a child pass, $10, has been included. In the years past, children anywhere up to 12 were allowed in for free, so to charge now is a little disappointing. The child pass is for all four days and are for children 6-12. Family passes that include a one day ticket for two adults and up to four children range from $45 to $110 while a single four day pass is $99. Gone up this year is the premium pass which is $139 and the VIP package which is $429. High prices mean high expectations, so let’s get into the guests.

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

Jason Momoa is great and I met him last year, which you can read about here, so it’s a pass for me this year. If you’re going and get the chance to meet him, you won’t regret it.

Autograph Price – $125

Photo-Op Price – $150

Mark Sheppard

Mark Sheppard

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

I know Mark is a huge star and has been in a bunch of different things, but I haven’t watched any of them. I know, I know, you can tell me how undnerdy I am down in the comments section.

Autograph Price – $50

Photo-Op Price – $70

Sean Astin

Sean Astin

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Meh…

I’ve said this last year that I’m not a Lord of the Rings fan, but I am a huge Goonies fan. If I can find something Goonies related to get signed then I’ll do it, if not I’ll pass.

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – $70

David Harbour

David Harbour

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

I know David is the new Hellboy, which is a huge thing and he’s the star of Stranger Things, but I’m just not interested so it’s a hard pass for me.

Autograph Price – ???

Photo-Op Price – ???

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

It feels a little like they were scrapping the bottom of the barrel with this announcement. To be honest I kind of lost hope after this announcement. If this was the best they could do then what was the rest of the list going to look like for something that’s supposed to be the biggest convention in Orlando?

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – $70

Mike Colter

Mike Colter

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

I know that Mike is a huge star because he’s in Luke Cage, but there are so many super hero show’s that I can’t even keep up with any of them so this is another pass for me simply because I have no idea who he is.

Autograph Price – $50

Photo-Op Price – $55

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Meh…

So this is the huge announcement that I’ve been waiting for, especially since they had this whole Back to the Future reunion last year at FanExpo Dallas. While I’m pretty excited about this, and this will be my first Photo-Op with Michael J. Fox and another star that I’ll let you in on shortly, I’m not sure about the autograph yet because the prices are kind of crazy.

Autograph Price – Varies

Photo-Op Price – Varies

Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Meh…

This is another huge announcement and as you can probably tell this means that there will be a Back to the Future Reunion at MegaCon this year. This is pretty awesome. I’m not the hugest Back to the Future fan, but I know that this is a huge opportunity and it’s something that I won’t pass on.

Autograph Price – $80

Photo-Op Price – Varies

Lea Thompson

Lea Thompson

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

So while Lea Thompson is going to be there for Back to the Future, what I really thought she was great in was Caroline in the City. Anyone remember that show? It was my favorite show and I watched every single episode about 10 times. The show was just brilliant and it used to live in reruns but has now disappeared into the abyss of TV shows that never get played anymore, which is really sad because the show was great.

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – Varies

Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

I hear that Tom is great and as always I’m excited for the people who are excited to meet him and get their stuff signed and take pictures with him, but being that not so die hard Back to the Future fan, this is just going to be a pass for me.

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – Varies

James Tolkan

James Tolkan

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

I bet you were surprised with the huge Yes from me that this star is getting right? It’s not even because of Back to the Future. James was in Masters of the Universe which just happens to be one of my all time favorite cult classic movies. I’ve been watching that movie since I was a child and loved every second of the cheesy movie that at the time was just awesome.

Autograph Price – $40

Photo-Op Price – Varies

Lana Parrilla

Lana Parilla

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

A million times yes for Lana. I got the chance to meet Jennifer Morrision last year, which you can read about here, and I’m a huge SwanQueen fan so getting the chance to meet Lana this year is just awesome and I really can’t wait. I have to say that out of all the announcements so far this is by far my favorite.

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – $80

I have to say that so far, for the price that I paid for my ticket I’m a little disappointed as there are only a few people who I want to see. I know they aren’t done with the announcements and I’m hoping that some more huge announcements will be coming within the next few weeks as MegaCon is only 3 months away. While they may think that they already topped last year, I have my doubts, but I love to be proven wrong so here’s hoping that they do so. We’ll see how things go as I do another update that the beginning of March, April, and then my final update in May before the event.

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