The Countdown to MegaCon 2019 – Part 2

Since the last time that I posted this blog there have been so many guests announcements that my head is seriously spinning. I mean I was at first a little worried about the guest list, I mean in some ways I still am, but the announcements keep coming so let’s get to them.

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve watched a bunch of different things that Kiefer Sutherland has been in including movies and TV shows, but just because you’ve watched someone doesn’t mean that you always want to go meet them and this is just one of those times. I think it’s great that he’s going to be there, but I’m just going to pass on this one.

Autograph Price – $80

Photo-Op Price – $100

Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

So they announced a whole Smaville cast thing and because I’m not a fan of the show this is one that I’m going to have to pass on as well. I do like that they’re getting more casts and more shows that haven’t gotten the attention that they deserved over the years.

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – $60

Kristin Kruek

Kristin Kruek

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

Another actress from Smallville, and once again while I think this is great it’s just not something that interests me so I’m going to pass.

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – $70

Tom Welling

Tom Welling

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

The final piece of the Smallville puzzle is the star himself. This is really great like I’ve said before and I always think that having as many of the cast of a show or movie at the convention is always great because people want to meet these people in groups so that they can get whatever they want signed once and that’s it.

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – $60

Stephen Amell

Stephen Amell

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

I’m pretty sure that Stephen Amell has been announced for MegaCon a couple of times now but has cancelled. I really hate people getting their hopes up that this will be the year that Stephen Amell finally comes to MegaCon, so here’s hoping that he actually shows up this time.

Autograph Price – ???

Photo-Op Price – ???

Danielle Fishel

Danielle Fishel

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

Believe it or not, I’m a huge fan of Boy Meets World as it was my whole Friday night growing up. This was a great little surprise and a blast from the past as the whole cast was announced. I’m super excited for this even if they are missing one very special cast member and you’ll know who when I’m done announcing all of the cast that they were able to get.

Autograph Price – $40

Photo-Op Price – $50

Will Friedle

Will Friedle

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

Like I said before, huge Boy Meets World fan and this is my opportunity to meet basically all of the cast members so this is a must for me on MegaCon weekend.

Autograph Price – $40

Photo-Op Price – $50

Ben Savage

Ben Savage

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

This is another yes for me because it’s the actual start of the show and it would just be ridiculous to meet the rest of the cast and not meet the star. Have I mentioned how super excited I am?

Autograph Price – $40

Photo-Op Price – $50

Rider Strong

Rider Strong

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

This one is also a given since he’s part of the Boy Meets World cast and everyone knows him as the goofy yet lovable friend of our main character. This is going to be so awesome. Have I mentioned that I can’t wait?

Autograph Price – $40

Photo-Op Price – $50

Tyler Hoechlin

Tyler Hoechlin

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

So I don’t watch Supergirl or Teen Wolf, although I did watch the original movie with Michael J. Fox, so this is going to be a pass for me. If they had more of the Supergirl cast attending, it might cause me to start binge watching the show like another announcement did, but I’ll get to that in a bit.

Autograph Price – $50

Photo-Op Price – $70

Barbara Dunkelman

Barbara Dunkelman

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

The first batch of voice actors were announced as well and even though it wasn’t something that I was excited for, I’m sure it will have Anime fans extremely excited. Here’s hoping that they have more voice actors from major video games.

Autograph Price – $20

Photo-Op Price – $20

Kara Eberle

Kara Eberle

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

Like the announcements before, this first batch of voice actors are from the same show, which is RWBY, and that’s great. Not only are TV show and movie casts great to have there at once, it’s also great when you can have whole casts of voice actors as well.

Autograph Price – $20

Photo-Op Price – $20

Lindsay Jones

Lindsay Jones

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

Another RWBY cast member and because I don’t’ know her in anything else this is also going to have to be a pass for me.

Autograph Price – $20

Photo-Op Price – $20

Arryn Zech

Arryn Zech

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

The final member of the RWBY cast, which completes the whole set of cast members if you’re going to meet them.

Autograph Price – $20

Photo-Op Price – $20

Peter Weller

Peter Weller

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge 80’s movie fan because it was all that I would watch with my dad growing up, but unfortunately RoboCop wasn’t one of them. I know this really sucks, but it is what it is so this one is going to be a pass for me as well.

Autograph Price – $45

Photo-Op Price – $50

Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Meh…

I’m not sure with this one yet. Call it another missed opportunity on my part because I never watched Chuck, I have some interest in seeing Shazam and the only other thing that I’ve seen him in is a small TV show called Less Than Perfect. The prices are kind of high so I’m going to use this as a sub in case someone cancels last minute and I have some extra cash.

Autograph Price – $80

Photo-Op Price – $100

Scott Weinger

Scott Weinger

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

I’m thinking that the fact that MegaCon is held in Orlando that it has a lot to do with them having some Disney movie stars there every year. This one I’m going to pass on though because even though I was a fan of Aladdin growing up, it’s kind of a passing phase.

Autograph Price – $50

Photo-Op Price – $30

Linda Larkin

Linda Larkin

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

You can’t have Aladdin without having Jasmine so there you go, the main cast for Aladdin. Since I’m not meeting Aladdin himself, I’ll be skipping on this one as well.

Autograph Price – $50

Photo-Op Price – $30

Patricia Summersett

Patricia Summersett

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

The first video game voice actor announcement was of someone that I wasn’t even excited for so this was kind of a bummer. I know a lot of people are excited since she’s the first person to voice Zelda in the whole Zelda franchise, but I haven’t played the game or am a fan of her other roles enough to meet her.

Autograph Price – $20

Photo-Op Price – $20

Ke Huy Quan

Ke Huy Quan

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

Last time I told you that I was on the fence about meeting Sean Astin since I was a fan of the Goonies but I just wasn’t sure if I wanted to meet him, but that has all changed since they also included the cast of the Goonies and this was a major 80’s movie for me so meeting the cast is a definite yes.

Autograph Price – $50

Photo-Op Price – $50

Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

For me this was kind of a huge announcement because it’s Corey Feldman. This was an announcement that I wasn’t expecting but I’m super excited and I already have my Goonies T-shirt all picked out for the photo-op.

Autograph Price – $40

Photo-Op Price – $50

Peter Cullen

Peter Cullen

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

I think having the voice of Optimus Prime at MegaCon is super cool, but I’m once again not a Transformers fan so this has kind of been the year of face palming as a lot of the people they are announcing just hold no interest for me.

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – $60

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

I might not be a Transformers fan, but there’s one thing that I know and it’s that you can’t have Optimus Prime without having Meagtron. So there you have it, both Optimus Prime and Megatron at MegaCon.

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – $60

Rose McIver

Rose McIver

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

So here’s the thing, I’ve always wanted to watch iZombie because it looked like a cool show, but I never had the time to do so. There were so many seasons that I just decided that I would wait until the show ended then I would just watch all of the seasons and be done with it. Turned out that when they announced Rose McIver, I figured I might not get that many chances to meet the star of the show and have been binge watching iZombie since. I have to say that I love the show and am pretty excited about this guest now.

Autograph Price – $60

Photo-Op Price – $60

Ben McKenzie

Ben McKenzie

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – YES!

I’ve been complaining for years that we never get anyone from Gotham while it seems like all of the other conventions do so I’m super excited that we get James Gordon himself. I might not be as much of a fan of the show as I once was, but I’m still excited for this and can’t wait to start on my Gotham collection of autographs.

Autograph Price – $50

Photo-Op Price – $70

Jason Patric

Jason Patric

YES!, Meh…, or Pass – Pass

If you’re going to have Kiefer Sutherland at MegaConand Corey Feldman, why not just add in Jason Patric and do a Lost Boy’s reunion as well? This is awesome, but this is also one of those movies that I didn’t really care for so it’s going to be a pass for me.

Autograph Price – $50

Photo-Op Price – $70

Cancellations

It’s not a convention unless you have some cancellations and this years first person to cancel was Jason Momoa. I know this is disappointing for a lot of fans especially after the success of Aquaman and seriously, if you’re a fan of Game of Thrones who would pass up the chance to meet Khal Drogo? This is a bummer, but I have to say that it did happen last year and then he came back for one day so fingers crossed that this is what happens again.

As more and more announcements come I have to say that I’m feeling the excitement. For me I just need a couple of more well known voice actors, and maybe a couple of more people from TV shows or movies that I actually watched to be in full blown fan mode, but right now I’m feeling pretty good and am getting ready to go. There’s still a bunch of time to go and I’m expecting a bunch more announcements so come by at the beginning of next month to see who else was announced and just how much more excited I am about the whole event.

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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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