Important Dates and Updates

We have some important dates and updates for everyone.

First, some unfortunate news. As the future of SB 1438 still has not been decided the board of directors have made the difficult decision to continue the 18+ age restriction for 2024.

With that out of the way we want to share some exciting news. For Megaplex 2024 we have a full hotel buyout. This means more rooms and, more importantly, suites for all of you.

Room Block Open – March 6, 2024 @ noon
Room Block Closes – July 31, 2024 11:59 pm

Reg Opening – March 19, 2024 @ 8 pm
Reg Closing – July 10, 2024 @ 11:59 pm

Panel applications Opening – March 20, 2024 @ noon
Panels Closing – July 7, 2024 @ 11:59 pm

DJ applications Opening – March 20, 2024 @ noon
DJ Apps Closing – June 7, 2024 @ 11:59 pm

Dealers Applications Opening – March 20, 2024 @ noon
Dealers Apps Closing – April 3, 2024 @ 11:59 pm

I LOVE MEGAPLEX PROMOTION is BACK AGAIN!

Do you love Megaplex? Megaplex loves it's attendees, and we've got something special this month that we hope you'll really enjoy.

We’re giving away 2 FREE registrations (or upgrades) for Megaplex 2024, including the chance to be in Megaplex’s poster art where your own character can be featured! To be entered in the drawing, all you need to do is pick out a favorite photo from a past Megaplex and share it on our Facebook timeline, or post it on Twitter.

If you're posting to Facebook, be sure to post your photo to our Timeline. Posting to your own timeline does not count as an entry. If you're posting to Twitter, please mention MegaplexCon & #LoveMP2024. Increase your chances of winning by posting up to 5 unique photos of Megaplex! (This is 5 photos total, not 5 on each site)

We'll be picking out 2 random winners on March 1. The top prizes are FREE membership (or an upgrade) along with art of your character featured in a "Megaplex: Terror at Typhons Keep!" poster in the hallways at Megaplex 2024.

But wait, what if this is your first time to Megaplex? YOU can play too! Tweet or post a photo of yourself with a sign that says, "I want to go to Megaplex!" and you can enter as well!

Rules for eligibility:

No purchase is necessary to play. Submissions must be posted on or before midnight Eastern time, the night of Thursday, Feb 29th. You must be the owner or subject of the photo, or otherwise have permission from the owner, to submit it as your own entry. You may post up to 5 unique photos from a single account to increase your chances of winning. Each of the first 5 unique photos posted counts as a unique entry. Posting the same photo, or photos containing nearly identical content, on Twitter and/or Facebook does not increase chances of winning. Anyone found to be using multiple accounts on the same service to enter will not be eligible to win. Entries must be in the form of a post to the MegaplexCon facebook page or a tweet on Twitter mentioning Megaplexcon. Entries must not contain obscene or shocking content. Photos must be suitable for a general audience.

Prize:

Two random winners will be drawn from the valid entries collected during the month of February. The winners will be announced on Thursday, March 2nd. Each contestant can only be drawn as a winner up to 1 time. When a winning entry is drawn, additional entries from the same contestant are removed from the pool. The drawn winners will be given a free registration for Megaplex 2024 August 30th - September 1st. The winners will also be offered to have a custom character featured on poster art that will be displayed at Megaplex 2024 as part of the convention’s "Terror at Typhon's Keep" theme. Prize offers cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash.

Disclaimer: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.

2023 Numbers

3307 Three Day Attending
453 Bronze Sponsors
365 Silver Sponsors
51 Gold Sponsors
5 Platinum Sponsors
130 Staff
7 Board of Directors
114 Dealers
38 Guests
3 Guest of Honor
128 Friday Passes
550 Saturday Passes
102 Sunday Passes
55 Dance Passes

5189 Total

900 Fursuits in the Photo/Parade
332 Fursuits in the Sunday Late Night Parade
$88,000.00 raised for Brevard County Street Dog Coalition

Thank You For Another Great Year!

We want to thank everyone who came to Megaplex 2023 and helping make it our best con yet! We have much to think about on improvements for next year and we want to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to fill out our survey.

Watch Megaplex Online or in VR

Megaplex is streaming many of its main events and DJs on Mixcloud and Twitch.

For our friends on VRC you can join us in one of our Poe's Nightclub instances: US East Instance 1 - https://vrch.at/fuu7fxgm
US East Instance 2 - https://vrch.at/yuchk8wr
US West Instance 1 - https://vrch.at/e8ve6nm0
US West Instance 2 - https://vrch.at/xu8kju3y
EU Instance - https://vrch.at/vzqc2m4m
Japan Instance - https://vrch.at/3eccnzqs

SHOW YOUR BADGE

Megaplex is happy to announce the “Show Your Badge” Program. Show your badge at select businesses and get some amazing deals during the con.

Here's the current list of places where you can enjoy these exclusive deals:

  1. Dave and Busters
  2. Howl at the Moon
  3. Ice Bar Orlando
  4. Kings Bowling
  5. Lonely Dog Immersive Experience
  6. Wonderworks

Click read more for more details

Announcing our 2023 charity!

Hi everyone! Pounce here. I just thought you’d like to know that Megaplex has selected The Street Dog Coalition as the designated charity for this year’s convention. It provides free medical care and services to pets of people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. They care for the physical and mental health on both ends of the leash so that they help both pets and people .

Click here to learn more about this great organization:

thestreetdogcoalition.org

Megaplex 2023 Dealer's Den Directory and Map

The Megaplex 2023 Dealer's Den Map is now live. Click "Read More" to see the Map and Directory.

Overflow Hotels Now Available!

The main hotel has stayed very full and while openings do crop up from time to time they sell quickly. We have negotiated 2 cost effective overflow hotels for those that don't mind not being in the main hotel that are about 1 mile away. Check them out on our Hotel Page

STATEMENT ON STATE OF FLORIDA LEGISLATION

Many have raised concerns about recent changes in Florida legislation. After reviewing Florida SB 1438 it has been decided that for legal reasons and protection of our attendees, our venue, and the overall convention, Megaplex 2023 attendees must be 18 years of age at the time of registration pickup. Megaplex has welcomed younger fandom members and their families since its inception and making this change was very difficult. The Code of Conduct has been updated to reflect this change and emails are going out to those affected. While this change impacts the 2023 convention, it is unsure if this will have to continue for future years. It is our hope that this change is temporary and that we can welcome members of all ages back next year. With this in mind, the public decorum portion of the Code of Conduct as well as standards for programming, attire, and behavior in convention space will not be changing and will continue to be enforced as has been in the past.

This decision has been a difficult one, but Megaplex has not forgotten about or abandoned our younger fandom members and is looking into options for events and activities to include all age ranges and their family members.

Many have also voiced concerns regarding CS/HB 1521. After Legal review, it has been concluded that this does not affect us as our convention is held in a private venue. We are talking with the hotel about the possibility of offering gender neutral restrooms in the convention space.  If we are able to offer this we will have them clearly marked on our convention map.

If you have any additional questions regarding any cancelation requests, please feel free to contact us at mp-registration@megaplexcon.org.