New Programming announcement for 2006!
We've got your old favorites, and new events planned as well. 2 the Ranting Gryphon makes his return to Megaplex after a year away, and Uncle Kage brings his "Uncle Kage's Story Hour" back for another engagement as well!
The Variety Show is back, with the Return of the Gong Show - what snack food will get dumped on Poink this year (and will we be able to get it out of the carpet afterwards)? Plus, multiple fursuit games, including fursuit mini-golf, will be planned throughout the weekend. And that's just a taste of what's to come at Megaplex 2006!
Megaplex is planning on resuming our tradition of having a musical act perform for our members on Saturday night. We're finishing up with the paperwork as we speak (well, as you read), so we should have more details available in the next update. Stay tuned!
11am: The SNIPE Hunt: It's a scavenger hunt with a twist. You'll
need to follow the clues around the hotel to find our ultimate finish
line. What's at the finish line? Why prizes of course! But you'll
need to be at opening ceremonies to find out just what's waiting there.
1pm: Coloring with Cybercat: Want to learn the basics of coloring your
sketches. Come join Cybercat for helpful hints and tips!
1:30pm: Fursuit Games #1: Yes..Megaplex will be holding multiple
fursuit games throughout the convention. This is the first set of
games. These games will be hosted by Draconis. Fun and laughs are sure
to follow in these wacky, fun-filled events.
3:00pm: Comdey Improv - WTF Theater: What happens when you get a bunch
of quick witted comedians together with no idea what topics they will
have to perform to? Come to this event and find out! Hosted by the
wonderfully witty Uncle Kage, the comedy improv continues as a Megaplex
3:00pm: Intro to Fursuiting (part 1): Hosted by: Draconis, Tilt, and
Santa Fox. If you'd like to get some introductory information about
fursuiting, this is a panel for you!
7pm: Uncle Kage's Story Hour - The venerable Dr. Samual Conway, a.k.a.
Uncle Kage, returns to Megaplex to delight the audience with one of
his world renond "Story Hours". Come and share Dr. Conway's tales of
adventure (and misadventure) in this popular event.
8:30pm: 2, the Ranting Gryphon - He's back! What's on his mind? What
makes him mad? We'll find out on Friday night! 2 has been a highlight
at Megaplex for several years, and we're happy to have him returning to
10:00pm: Fursuiter Meet and Greet - Hosted by Antimon: Whether you're
in costume or not, come get to know other fursuiters in a relaxed and
10:30pm: Karaoke: For the first time on the Megaplex Main stage, you
can become a star! We'll be featuring Karaoke! Pull out your best
singing voice and join the convention for what is sure to be a fun and
11:00pm: Intro to Fursuiting (part 2): Hosted by Draconis, Tilt, and
Santa Fox! More information on costume performance and construction.
10am: Fursuit Minigolf: Weather permitting, we will be hosting our
second minigolf tournament right here at the Megaplex hotel!
Fursuiters + minigolf = lots of fun and laughs! The minigolf course is
adjacent to the hotel arcade.
11am: From Concept to Costume: Arend Studios co-founder Matt
Brayley-Berger, will be discussing how Arend Studios brings a character
to life from idea and concept drawings to putting those finishing
touches on the suit. Arend Studios has designed and built custom
costumes for many individuals and corporate/school mascots. This is a
must see panel for those interested in costume construction and design.
1pm: CARE Charity Presentation: The CARE Foundation is our returning
charity. Please come a view a demonstration of how they help rescued
animals including Tigers, raccoons, ferrets, and even the highly
endangered Florida Panther!
2pm: Fiction Writing: Come and discuss writing techniques and concepts
with our convention chairman, Carl Meyers and other writers.
2:30pm: Charity Auction: An auction to help raise money for the CARE
Foundation. You may find some interesting items up for bids, and you can
help feed and shelter animals in the process!
4pm: Fursuit Maintenance: Come and join Antimon as he discusses
various tips and processes for the care and maintenance of your costume.
7pm: Puppets with BJ Hughes: BJ Hughes, and his friend Santa Fox, will
be talking about puppet construction and performance techniques for a
variety of puppet types.
8pm: The Megaplex Musical Event: Featuring 4:2:Five - We are proud to
present a new musical act as part of your convention experience. The
critically acclaimed acapella band, 4:2:Five, will be giving Megaplex
attendees a 1 hour performance of their unique musical talents! Check
out some of their information on their web site at www.42five.com
11pm: Rocky Horror LIVE! : Something new and "horrorific" for Megaplex!
A performance of the cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show".
Are you ready to Time Warp again? Oh Rocky! Oh, the HORROR!
Midnight: Fursuit Tales of Terror: Draconis will be discussing and
encouraging folks to share their "horror stories" of costume and fursuit
10am: Caring for Skunks: Michel Mephit will be providing his insight into the care and experiences of pet skunks.
11am: Fursuit parade: Yappyfox will be leading our mascots and
fursuits on a parade through the hotel. This is a prime photo
opportunity for those wanting to see the various fursuits and costumes
1pm: Meet our GOH: Our convention chairman will be hosting a question
and answer session with the Megaplex Guest of Honor, Brian Reynolds.
Brian's artwork has long been popular with many convention attendees and
has been featured in a book by Sofawolf Press. Stop by and get some
insight into Brian's work and inspiration!
1:00pm: Mascot Performance: Performing for larger crowds can be
different that performing in front of smaller groups. Chad Laubach has
been the mascot for the Orlando Seals for several years and will be
sharing his insight into larger crowd and professional performances.
2:30pm Fursuit Games #2: Even more wacky games for our fursuiters!
Join Draconis for more fun and frivolity in a wild and wacky
4:30pm: Our Closing Ceremonies: Tell us what you liked and did not
like about the convention. How can we make your convention experience
better and more fun? (But don't leave - there is still more programming
7:00pm: The Gong Show - Our variety show returns with our second
running of the Gong Show! Who will get gonged and who will our judges
like? With Terry Sender as the long-suffering host and Poink T.Ferret,
Uncle Kage, and Ronin Otter returning to wield the hammer, hilarity will
8:30pm: Funday Pawpet Show: It's a live presentation of the internet
puppet show sensation. Now in it's 6th year, Orlando is the home of
the Punday Pawpet Show. Catch this special 2 hour performance with the
full Funday cast!
10:30pm: The Dead Dog Dan: What do you do when the convention's
over? DANCE! Join us for the wrap up event of the convention by
dancing into the night!
Please keep in mind that all of our events are subject to change.
Times for each event cannot be determined until travel arrangements for all performers and panelists can be confirmed.