MegaCon 2018 – Autograph Session – Zach Callison

Zach Callison Autograph

My second autograph of the day came after a couple of panels and it was to complete my Steven Universe print. The only autograph I was missing was from the star himself, Zach Callison.

I have to say the one thing about MegaCon is that it’s really hard at times to track down voice actors because they like to walk around the convention and don’t really bring the crowds that other actors do so it’s kind of a hit and miss. When I was finally able to catch Zach at his table I got my autograph.

When meeting Zach he apologized for the wait, which wasn’t a problem and asked how the convention was going for me. We had a pleasant conversation before I got my final autograph and was on my way.

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MegaCon 2018 – Autograph Session – Michaela Dietz

Michaela Dietz Autograph

After meeting DeeDee Magno, which you can read about here, I figured why not stop at Michaela Dietz’s booth next since they pretty much lined up the Steven Universe people and she was already out there. This time I was a little smarter though as I used my VIP pass but let the children go ahead in front of me possibly pissing off other VIP holders, but I really didn’t care. Seeing cartoon voice actors at MegaCon is so great for kids because they get to meet these people that they hear on TV and I’m not going to be the asshole who basically says, “sorry your parents didn’t get you a VIP pass kid, better luck next time.”

Anyway, when I did get my turn I was actually super excited because meeting DeeDee was pretty cool and I love Michaela as Amethyst in Steven Universe. She’s like the gem I want to be like. She’s funny and goofy and she brings a lot to the show. The session started with her looking at my already signed print and asking about the name because DeeDee has super neat hand writing. It was funny because Michaela thought the T looked like a J and then we went into a whole discussion about the different ways you can write the letter T. There were post it notes involved and everything.

What was even funnier was when she found out that my Dad’s name was Tony, and then she took a video of both of us, that went a little something like this:

Michaela points her phone at my dad and says Tony to which my dad responds Tony. She then points her phone at me and says Toni to which I say Toni. She then points the phone to herself and says TONI.

It was really great fun and we laughed through the first one because she realized she didn’t have the phone on and we had to do it again. Extremely funny and memorable. After that it was autograph and selfie time.

Overall it was a really great autograph session and I really enjoyed meeting Michaela. She’s as funny and goofy as her character and it just seems like the perfect match. Most of the autograph session was spent laughing and it was well worth it.

Michaela Dietz Selfie

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MegaCon 2018 – Autograph Session – DeeDee Magno

DeeDee Magno Autograph

So here’s the thing, I’m a Steven Universe fan. I know it’s a kids cartoon and I never had any intention of actually watching it, but I sleep with the TV on and I watch Adult Swim even though there’s some crazy stuff on there, but it’s mostly for Family Guy, Rick and Morty, Bob’s Burgers, and etc. You get my point. My alarm usually goes off every morning at 5:30 for me to wake up and I usually don’t. So one morning, it’s after 5:30 and this song comes on. This song I’ve never heard before and it’s the Steven Universe song. I’m instantly intrigued and I end up watching an episode. Needless to say I fell in love with the show and even though I didn’t plan on meeting any of the cast at MegaCon this year, the Steven Universe fangirl inside of me said that I just had to.

My very first autograph session of MegaCon 2018 was with DeeDee Magno who plays Pearl on Steven Universe. Even though I was a VIP, I actually waited in line for her because there were a bunch of kids and I didn’t want to cut in front of them. I thought this was the nice thing to do until a bunch of other VIP’s jumped the line, which is their right. I felt like I did the right thing though. Anyway, I wanted to meet DeeDe first because I have to say that Pearl is my favorite Steven Universe character. Probably because I’m most like her.

When I finally got up to meet DeeDee she was extremely nice and I told her how Pearl was my favorite character in the whole show, she thanked me and was very gracious throughout the whole autograph session. I told her a little about the print that I had bought at the show to get signed and we chatted about that for a little before it was over and time for a quick selfie. Overall for the first autograph session of the show I would say that it definitely set the pace for the rest of the show and I really enjoyed meeting DeeDee and getting her autograph. I have to say that the print I picked up at the show was pretty awesome because the way it was spread out gave each star enough space to sign and I was really happy with the end result of my Steven Universe collection of autographs. This was the first time that I was able to get a whole cast of a show to sign my print at once.

DeeDee Magno Selfie

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The Countdown to MegaCon 2018 – Part 3

The last blog that I posted about MegaCon a few weeks ago I have to admit I was feeling a little disappointed because the guest list just wasn’t what it was for last year. I mean we’re basically three and a half months out and the guest list was looking kind of thin. While that didn’t change overnight. There were a few more additions this past week that did actually make me a little more excited about going, hoping that these people actually show up. At the moment I would say that I am cautiously excited. Anyway, onto the announcements.

First up was basically the entire cast to a very popular cartoon series. So I have this thing where I have to sleep with the TV on because of reasons and I of course watch Adult Swim. What else is there to watch at that time anyway? On occasion I have seen this show on when I get up in the morning and have been known from time to time to stay in bed just a little longer to catch some of the episode. This made me kind of excited that the whole Steven Universe cast would be making a special rare appearance at MegaCon.

Zach CallisonEstelleDeeDee MagnoMichela Dietz

That’s right Zach Callison, DeeDee Magno, Estelle, and Michaela Dietz will all be appearing at MegaCon this year. So yeah, even though this was kind of another small announcement as far announcements go, I’m still pretty excited about it. I think the part that was most exciting was that Estelle was going to be there because I am a fan of her music. If I’ll go and meet the cast and have something signed and pictures taken will be decided later on when the full guest list is announced. If anything I might just limit it to Estelle.

After that announcement came a surprising next day announcement which kind of made me think that maybe FanExpo were listening to MegaCon fans who as the majority seems on Facebook and Twitter weren’t really that pleased considering that Dallas is getting a pretty huge show and we’re kind of getting the left overs. This next announcement through blew all of that out of the water as a teaser showed Once Upon a Time’s star Jennifer Morrison as the next guest to be announced.

Jennifer Morrison

This was really exciting for me because in a previous blog I had mentioned how it would be nice to see some of the Once Upon a Time stars that were no longer on the series and now we have one. Not only was Jennifer Morrison an amazing Emma on Once Upon a Time, but she was also the not mother on How I Met Your Mother, and Dr. Alison Cameron on House. She’s also been in a bunch of other shows and so on and I’m pretty hyped. Cautiously hyped though. Anyway this will definitely be an autograph and photo-op for me. I already have my Once Upon a Time poster purchased and ready to go now I just need my T-shirt. I have found a SwanQueen shirt, of course I ship SwanQueen, but I have a friend who makes stuff and will probably see if I can get her to make one for me.

After that last announcement I thought the announcements would be done for at least a week or two, but I was completely wrong as the next day there was another major guest announcement. Now for me, the first time I seen this actor was in The Fly, but a lot of you will know him from his other hugely popular roles in Jurassic Park and Independence Day, it’s Jeff Goldblum.

Jeff Goldblum

I was also super excited about this announcement, once again cautiously so though, because it’s Jeff Goldblum. The man is an icon and has done a ton more than just these three movies. He’s had a career that has spanned decades and I look forward to meeting him and getting a table 8×10 signed along with a photo-op. The only problem I have with the photo-op is that I don’t know what kind of shirt to go towards. Should I go Jurassic Park…Independence Day…or something different? Suggestions are welcomed in the comments section.

The MegaCon Chair!

MegaCon Chair

It’s growing! Since the last blog, which you can take a look at here, I’ve added my Pink Power Ranger T-shirt for my selfie with Amy Jo Johnson, which is pretty cool by the way. I’ve also just recently added my Once Upon a Time poster and will eventually add my Once Upon a Time t-shirt along with a t-shirt for my photo-op with Jeff Goldblum.

That’s it for now, but rest assured that when more guest announcement’s come I will try to keep up with them as much as possible and keep you up to date. If you’re going to MegaCon make sure to drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know if you’re excited to meet any of the guests announced so far.

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