New England Celebrates Super Megafest

April is just around the corner, and that means Super Megafest once again comes to New England. 2017 promises to bring the biggest Super Megafest ever. The event includes a laundry list of celebrities, artists, wrestlers, authors, models and cosplayers. Hosted at the Royal Plaza Trade Convention Center, the fest is 100,000 square feet of fun.

Celebrities

Guests from all fandoms will be in attendance. They include Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Cerina Vincent (Power Rangers), and Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie). Sam Jones (Flash Gordon himself) will be there. So will Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati) and Tony Moran (Halloween). Autograph and photo sessions vary. The schedule is located here.

Artists

Comic book legends will be there throughout the weekend. Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men, Legion) headlines Saturday. Bob Hall, creator of the West Coast Avengers, will be there along with illustrator Jose Delbo (Yellow Submarine). Jim Lawson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Hannibal King (Wizards of the Coast) will also attend. The full roster can be found here.

Super Megafest Events

Grand Admiral Liell of the Norse Legion hosts the Star Wars Trivia contest. There will be Rock Band socials for both adults and children over the weekend. Magician Mark Pinksten will host the Nerd Magician show. Sunday plays host to a cavalcade of children’s events. These include the Kids’ Scavenger Hunt and Cosplay Contest. There will be plenty of panels. Topics include Self-Publishing, Audiobooks, Fandom, Genre Writing, and Dr. Who. The Or So the Story Goes horror anthology podcast will record a live session.

Wrestling

WWE (and G.I. Joe) veteran Sgt. Slaughter will be signing autographs. Other wrestling guests and events are TBA. Check the entire schedule here.

Cosplay

No reputable con is complete without a cosplay set of events. Cosplayers include Chelsea Von Chastity, Ruby Rinekso, and Zombie Leader. Causeplay New England (formerly the Boston Superheroes) will be performing to raise money for local charities. Emerald 3D figure replicas will also be available to 3D print models of anyone participating in cosplay events. The convention includes cosplay contests for both adults and children.

For more information, schedule and tickets, check out the Official Site.

Nick Kelly

Nick Kelly

Author, musician, blogger, and podcaster. He authors the cyberpunk Leon "Catwalk" Caliber series, and is co-author of the urban fantasy series featuring the Urban Samurai.
Nick Kelly

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