It’s super, it’s mega, it’s a fest!! It’s New England Super Megafest Comic-Con and it’s landing in Marlborough, Massachusetts for 3 mad days in October 2016. Get yourself along to Royal Plaza Trade Convention Center and Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and geek out with your fellow comic and pop culture fanatics!
Blasting and blazing their way into the event will be plenty of comics, movies, superheroes, wrestling, music and pop culture in 75,000 square-feet of your favourite geeky goings-on!
This year, Megafest is all about celebrity guests - if you’ve heard of them, they’re here. The very special guests of honour include voice of a generation Meatloaf, wrestling megastar Shawn Michaels and Stargate legend Richard Dean Anderson. You can also meet Ralph Macchio, Ray Park, Aileen Quinn, Rob Van Dam and many more celebrities of the screen.
But if artists are more your thing, plenty of doodlers and drawers are lined up, including Jim Steranko, Jose Delbo, Dave DeVries, Mark McKenna and Daniel Murray, who between them have contributed to some of the planet’s best illustrations and animations. In attendance will also be a myriad of authors, writers, cosplayers and other kooky and crazy creative characters.
Megafest will host performances aplenty, including the Come Together music fest, where there’ll be loads of cover tunes of the likes of David Bowie, The Beatles and The Monkees. Other shows will include a performance from parody pop culture theatre company Usual Rejects, who’ll be recreating the best blockbuster movies with a comedic twist, a nerdy magician show and some spooky and scary horror stories.
East Coast Combative Arts, who specialise in stage and screen combat, will be sharing their expertise with guests, while Kadrolsha Ona, Queen of the Paranormal, will be sharing her eerie insights. You can also expect props and replicas galore, including the Millenium Falcon cockpit, the Jurassic Park jeep, Herbie the Love Bug, Knight Rider’s KITT cruiser and cars from Batman and Robocop.
The cosplay contest this year will feature loads of categories and even more prizes – so there are more chances than ever to go home with a well-deserved reward. And if you’re an expert in Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker or the entire Star Wars universe, you can show off your skills in the Star Wars trivia contest.
And if you feel like donning those dancing shoes, come along to the CosClub party and conga, clap and cavort the night away!
For aspiring writers and artists, you will find plenty of helpful tips and trade secrets, covering subjects such as how to get published, how to use social media, how to write for genre and how to find a target audience. You are also encouraged to bring a small amount of your own written work to be edited by professionals.
There truly is something for everyone! It’s mega by name, it’s mega by nature – come along and have a mega time!