Megaplex 2012: Turning Back the Gears

What is Megaplex?

Since 2002, Florida's furry arts and entertainment convention has brought interactive fun and performance to Central and North Florida. The latest edition of the convention, Megaplex 2011: Retro Arcade, was held on July 29-31, 2011, at the WorldGate Orlando Resort, Kissimmee, Florida.

Megaplex's mission is to "provide for our membership a celebration of interactive arts and performance, with a primary focus on anthropomorphics and fantasy." Much of Megaplex's programming has focused on fursuiting, puppetry, improvisation and other types of performance. The convention has had live performances from professional a cappella groups Toxic Audio and 4:2:Five, singer/songwriter Matthew Ebel, and the Central Florida Puppetry Guild's regional event Potpourri of Puppets.

The wide range of events at Megaplex traditionally include performances by the Funday PawPet Show, Uncle Kage's Story Hour, Mascot Games, improv games, karaoke, stand-up comedy, dances with live DJs, and various panels hosted by our attendees. We hope you will be able to join us this year to check out the excitement!

The convention also offers a Dealers Room and Artist Alley, a game room, and amenities for costumers including a "headless" lounge and photo shoot.

Each year Megaplex raises money to benefit the C.A.R.E. Foundation, whose speakers talk about the local wildlife and abused pets they help rescue, and they usually bring along a few of their animal friends.

We want your feedback on exactly what you want to see at the convention, and we want to get with folks who would like to run said panels and events. Megaplex is ultimately the members' convention, so help make it the best it can be!

Megaplex staff as their fursonas, running to greet all of the attendees!