Informa’s Fan Expo Group (Fan Expo HQ) is the largest pop culture exhibitions group in Canada and one of the largest in the world. It is known for organizing a string of multi-genre fan conventions held across North America. Fan Expo HQ’s projects include Fan Expo Canada, Fan Expo Vancouver, Fan Expo Regina, Fan Expo Dallas, Toronto ComiCON, Dallas Fan Days и MegaCon Orlando. They are collectively attended by more than 500,000 fans of comic books, science fiction, fantasy and all things pop culture every year.
MegaCon Tampa Bay was founded in 2016. It is organized by the same team that produces MegaCon Orlando which was inaugurated in 1993. The convention’s program features photo-ops and autograph sessions with celebrities, panels and Q&A sessions with comic and media guests (actors, filmmakers, comic book writers and artists), hundreds of exhibitors that present comic books, anime, video games, books, clothes and merchandise, Artists Alley, a costume contest for cosplayers, Sketch Duels for artists and more. The convention is held at the Tampa Convention Center.
The organizers of MegaCon Tampa Bay invite celebrity guests including actors, comic book writers and artists, animation guests, cosplay guests, and organizations. For example, the inaugural convention featured David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones), William Shatner (Star Trek: The Original Series), Matthew Lewis (the Harry Potter film series), Karl Urban (the Star Trek film series), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Penny Dreadful), and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who).
MegaCon Tampa Bay is the perfect meeting place for all fans of science fiction, fantasy, horror, comics, video games, anime, manga and anything else related to modern pop culture. Here they can get that special something signed by their favorite celebrity, get their photo taken with cosplayers, ask their questions to industry pros, buy comic books, original artwork, memorabilia and other merchandise, and just have fun!