Megaplex, Florida's Furry Convention

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What is Megaplex?

Since 2002, Florida's furry arts and entertainment convention has brought interactive fun and performance to Central and North 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." Megaplex's programming focuses on a variety of arts and performances, from fursuiting, costuming and puppetry, to improvisational art and music. The convention has featured live concerts from professional a cappella groups, musicals, rock bands, and more.

The wide range of events at Megaplex traditionally includes performances by the Funday PawPet Show, Mascot Games, improv games, karaoke, live music, dances, stand-up comedy, and various panels hosted by our attendees, along with new content unique to each year. Throughout the weekend we also offer a Dealers Room and Artist Alley, and tabletop and video game rooms. Costuming, especially fursuiting, is very popular at Megaplex, and we have 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.

Come join us this year and be a part of the fun! Megaplex XVI will be held on Aug 3 - Aug 5, 2018, at the SeaWorld Double Tree, Orlando, FL. This year's theme is "The Furnesian Islands", a glance into South East Pacific cultures.


A Furry Con?

Furry cons—conventions for fans of "furry" characters—have been around since the beginning of the 1990s, and are growing larger and more numerous every year. The "furry fandom" centers on fictional animal characters with anthropomorphic, or humanlike, characteristics. These can be the characters you see in movies, comics, Saturday Morning cartoons and commercials. They can also be mascot characters, puppets, or literary characters. Creative fans commonly have furry characters conjured from their own imaginations, and share their creations by way of all types of art and performance. Costumed characters (usually called "fursuits") abound at furry conventions, interacting with attendees and with each other, and Megaplex is no exception!

A very detailed article about the furry fandom can be found on

Interested in learning more about furry conventions? Check out these fur cons around the world:

  • EuroFurence

Megaplex Archives

We've been documenting the history of Megaplex year by year so thoroughly that it needs its own separate webpage: The Megaplex Archives.

The archives have a nearly comprehensive history of the convention since 2002, complete with attendance and parade numbers, videos of main events, artwork created for the convention, our themed website from each year, and galleries of photos and videos submitted by attendees. You can share your own photos or videos with the world, by submitting them to the archives!

Meet Pounce the Panther

Meet Megaplex's official mascot, Pounce! Pounce is a Florida Panther, the endangered subspecies of cougar residing in the swamps of Florida. You'll see him often at Megaplex, in costume per the con theme, wandering the hallways, or as part of some of our main events. He's very outgoing and loves meeting new people, so if you see him, be sure to say hello!

Pawpet Live Experience Inc.

Pawpet Live Experience Inc. is a class C corporation operating out of the State of Florida.

The Board of Directors for PLEx Inc. are:

President: Randy Fox
Vice President: Erik Johansen
Treasurer: Kyle D Bergeron
Secretary: Matthew Pence
Board: John Cole
Board: Paul Hahn
Board: Brian Williams

Our Staff & Contact Info

This convention would not be possible without the tireless efforts of our dedicated staff.
If you can't find the department you're looking for below, send your comments to our general feedback address:

Art Lead:
  • Blitz
  • kuddlepup
Convention Artist:
  • BriMercedes
  • foxenawolf
  • GoldenDruid
  • Princess Rei
  • sharkliver
  • Sirkus
Audio/Visual Director:
  • stitch
Audio/Visual Assistant Lead:
  • Alakai
Audio/Visual Staff:
  • Albedo
  • KyraDraggo
  • Metric
  • RexWusky
  • Romeo Rabbit
  • Satyros Drakon
  • Scooby
  • Seirei No Senshi
  • ShadowLeRawr
  • Simba
  • sugio
  • Tantari
  • Tek_Otter
  • yappyfox
Charity Auction Lead:
  • stitch
Dealer's Den & Artist Alley
Dealers Den Lead:
  • gen
Artist Alley Lead:
  • hmseagle
Dealers Den Staff:
  • hmseagle
Guest Relations
Hospitality Suite Lead:
  • Shymatsi
Hospitality Suite Staff:
  • Nyghtpanthyr
  • Starallon
IT Director:
  • Hino
IT Lead:
  • Digiroo
IT Staff:
  • BeauWolfHusky
  • tristanwolfhawk
Logistics Lead:
  • Scooby
Logistics Staff:
  • Kenta
  • Rufus B. Cobber
Photography Lead:
  • Tsuka
Photography Staff:
  • Tokon
  • Tonka
  • Tsuka
Programming Assistant:
  • wolfsangel
Master of Ceremonies:
  • kuddlepup
Programming Staff:
  • KitchFox
  • Raithian
Dance Track
Dance Lead:
  • Cosmik
Dance Competition
Dance Competition Lead:
  • shyybunny
Fursuit Track
Fursuit Track Lead:
  • Nanook.MoonSong
Fursuit Track Staff:
  • CaliYote
Karaoke Track
Karaoke Lead:
  • Kryos
Promotions & Marketing
Promotions Lead:
  • kuddlepup
Marketing Lead:
  • Brilliam
Promotions Staff:
  • JasonLontra
  • wildwolf
Publications & Con Book
Publications Lead:
  • Kittrel
On Site Sales
Registration Lead:
  • Reese
  • yappyfox
Con Store Lead:
  • Randarhusky
Con Store Staff:
  • DustbunnyMikey
  • ookums
Registration Staff:
  • CampionL
  • GinoDaHusky
  • Pulsethepanther
  • Raventhesergal
  • SteelClaw Fox
Security Director:
  • Brilliam
Security Lead:
  • Kiku Otter
  • Nataku
Security Assistant Lead:
  • johnhz12
Security Staff:
  • Allengrad
  • Atka Wolf
  • Blitz Shepherd
  • Caitlin
  • cooldog144
  • Cyshie
  • Dantace_volk
  • JDKai
  • kaiwinterpaw
  • KindPapaya33
  • Leo Collier
  • Mekory
  • MrsStrawberry
  • Nathan Tarnung
  • Onni Drakun
  • Orion the Lunatross
  • Sasta
  • Skunkalicious
  • Skythe Annur
  • Tannerwolf
Gaming Track Lead:
  • Kawanii
Gaming Track Assistant:
  • Demet
Gaming Track Staff:
  • GusJustGus1
  • Modesto525
  • TakuaWotter
  • Vaughn Gracen
  • Voight
Info Desk
Info Desk Lead:
  • toklankitsune
Con Ops
Con Ops Lead:
  • Wolfpac
Con Ops Staff:
  • Makai.Blackat
  • patsypepper
  • Ruby
  • TheTrueBlue
  • Urson
Hotel Lead:
  • Hino
Hotel Assistant Lead:
  • Playbill Pup
Hotel Staff:
  • Princess Fox
Website Lead:
  • Hino
Website Staff:
  • Kittrel
  • yappyfox
Human Relations
Human Relations Lead:
  • Brilliam
Regulatory Training
Regulatory Training Lead:
  • Scooby
Theming Lead:
  • evilbearfx
Social Media
Social Media Lead:
  • Aeron
Product Design
Product Design Lead:
  • Hino
Creative Coordination
Creative Coordination Lead:
  • Blitz


Our Convention Artists

We have a great group of artists that have been helping us out by making some truly masterful pieces of art. They put lots of time before the con to make sure we have art for posters, glassware and other amazing things.



Madshy / Kim Artis

Princess Rei



Leaving Feedback

If you attended Megaplex in 2017 and you haven't taken part in our survey, please do! The more feedback we can get about what we did right and what we did wrong, the better we can prepare for the coming year.

Thanks for your input!