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MegaCon List Expands
By Brian Jacks


The forces of good and evil, along with some of television's classic stars and the comic book world's favorite creators, will converge on Orlando from February 28 to March 2, 2003, for the ninth annual MegaCon at the
Orange County Convention Center.

Heading the roster of media guests will be actor Michael Rosenbaum, who has won a strong fan following for his portrayal of a young Lex Luthor on the critically acclaimed Warner Brothers television series Smallville. Rosenbaum will be joined by a collection of some new genre stars and some old television favorites for the South's largest pop culture show.

Newly added first time media guests include:

* Brian Downey, "Stanley Tweedle" of Lexx
* Patricia Zentilli, "First Lady Bunny" of Lexx
* Gary Lockwood, "Frank Poole" of 2001: A Space Odyssey

To date, some of MegaCons first time and back by popular demand media guests include:

Birds of Prey & Starship Troopers - Dina Meyer
Witchblade's - Anthony Cistaro
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Robert Trebor
Farscape's - Virginia Hey & Lani Tupu
Lexx's - Xenia Seeberg
Buck Rogers - Gil Gerard & Erin Gray
Family Affair's - Kathy Garver
M*A*S*H's - Jamie Farr
Star Trek's - Nichelle Nichols & Walter Koenig
Babylon 5's - Richard Biggs
Star Wars - David Prowse & Peter Mayhew

Some leading comic industry guests include:

J. Scott Campbell, Frank Cho, David Mack, Chris Cross, Andy Lee, Chuck Dixon George Peréz, R.A. Salvatore, Adam Hughes, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Aaron Lopresti, Jim Silke, Jaime & Gilbert Hernandez, Greg Land, Brian Stelfreeze, Brandon Peterson, Larry Elmore, Bernie Wrightson, Joseph Michael Linsner, Greg Horn, Cully Hamner, Tony Isabella, Brian Pulido, Ethan Van Sciver, Karl Story, plus hundreds more.

Returning Golden Age appearances by fan favorites:

Martin Nodell, Harry Lampert, Dick Giordano, Nick Cardy and George Tuska.

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MegaCon 2003 will feature two continuous showing anime rooms, Anime Sushi's outstanding costume contest and dance, Anime JACO's music video contest, hundreds of gaming tracts by SunQuest*, discussion panels with popular artists and writers and the third annual ACTOR auction. ACTOR (A Commitment To Our Roots) is a charity organization that auctions rare and one-of-a-kind comic book art and memorabilia. The funds generated help provide financial assistance for retired comic book creators.

Last year, the two ACTOR auctions and other MegaCon fundraising events collected more than $170,000 for ACTOR's cause.


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