From: Thursday, May 19th, 2022
To: Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
Megacon Orlando 2022
Megacon Orlando is central Florida’s largest comic and media convention, drawing big names from the realms of TV, film, comics and more for a mammoth pop-culture fest held every year at the Orange County Convention Center.
Megacon Orlando is held over four days with citywide events offering hundreds of thousands of fans the opportunity to meet world-renowned celebrities and dress up as their favorite character!
- Thursday 4 PM – 9 PM
- Friday 10 AM – 7 PM
- Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM
- Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Everyone is a fan of something, and Megacon Orlando is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite Guest then get the inside scoop about your favorite movies and TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favorite costumed characters! It’s also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with a huge show floor for shopping madness.
Tickets sell out fast so we advise you to purchase yours in advance. The celebrity Q&A sessions are always the busiest. Save yourself some time if you want to get a photo op with your chosen star and purchase a photo-op ticket along with your pass.
Don’t miss the designated cosplay area. You’ll find people dressed to the nines in creatively elaborate costumes that depict characters from every fandom imaginable.
- The Convention Center
The Orlando Convention Center with some 2 million square feet of meeting space makes it the second largest Convention Center in the United States. Remember to pace yourself and plan your day ahead of schedule. Saturday is probably the busiest day of the event attracting more than 70,000 visitors. The journey takes approximately 25 minutes and the convention center is 10 miles from Orlando. If you are driving, prepare for about 30 minutes wait time for parking. Alternatively grab a rideshare but be prepared for surge charging during peak times as the event is extremely popular.
Orlando Gay Scene and Events during Megacon
Practically all the gay bars and clubs host special costume parties and theme nights during Megacon.
- In Orlando’s trendy Milk District, 10 minutes from downtown, Southern Nights is an LGBTQ+ nightclub that’s perfect for dancing the night away. The Milk District is also home to The Plaza Live, which is the only place to see performances by the Orlando Gay Chorus.
- At SAVOY Orlando in the Ivanhoe Village district adjacent to downtown, the Men of SAVOY dancers perform nightly, making this one of the area’s preeminent gay bars. You’ll also find The Venue in this area, where you can catch burlesque shows every Friday night.
- More burlesque can be experienced at downtown’s Stardust Lounge, right next to beautiful Lake Eola Park. And in downtown’s Church Street District, you can take in an authentic drag show and other forms of entertainment while enjoying gourmet burgers and a full bar at Hamburger Mary’s Bar & Grille.
We have chosen Hotels close to the gay bars that have high reviews,
Gay Map of Orlando
Most of the gay bars are in Downtown so we have chosen Hotels close to all the gay bars in this area that have high reviews on booking.com our hotel partner . But please note that none of the gay bars are in walking distance of each other so you will need a car or a taxi.
Recommended Apartments in Orlando
1 & 2 Bedrooms
All units here are air-conditioned with a flat-screen TV, a living room with a sofa, a well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a dining area, and a private bathroom with bath or shower, a and free toiletries.
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms
DTWN Orlando 30 Day Stays offers accommodation with free WiFi and a terrace. All units come with air conditioning, and some have a flat-screen TV, washing machine, a coffee machine, completed with a kitchen
The apartment has 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. private parking available on site and free WiFi.
The holiday home with a patio and lake views has 4 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven. Offering an outdoor swimming pool and Hottub. Parking for up to three cars allowed
Video Of highlights from Orlando Megacon
MegaCon Orlando 2019 We Had a Great Time
Recommended Hotels in Orlando
Orlando is more a region than a city. Everything is widespread so you really need a rental car. There are no gay neighborhoods in Orlando and most the gay-friendly establishments are scattered throughout the city. The Parliament House is by far the biggest all-gay resort in Orlando. It consists of a hotel, restaurant, shops, and 5 bars / dancings, a pool and a cruisy courtyard. It is a very popular and crowded spot, both summer and winter.
Grand Bohemian, 4 Star
Towering over the Arts District in Orlando and has a rooftop swimming pool with panoramic views of the city. It offers luxurious accommodation and 2 fine dining restaurants.
Aloft Orlando, 3 Star
Located in Orlando city centre, this hotel offers an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. The Amway Center, a sporting and concert arena, is located 5 minutes’ drive from the property.
Comfort Suites, 3 Star
5 minutes’ drive from Winter Park Village shopping plaza and cinema.The boutique shopping and dining area of Park Avenue in Winter Park city centre is 10 minutes’ drive.
Courtyard by Marriott
3 Star, Great Breakfast!
Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Downtown guests will enjoy an outdoor pool and an on-site restaurant.The Bistro serves classic American cuisine. Some rooms include a spa bath.