Represent your fandom
MegaMania is our annual summer festival of cosplay, gaming, crafts, local authors & artists, and all-around geekery. All ages. Free for everyone!
Happening All Day
Minecraft & Fortnite
Visit the gaming area and play your favorite game with lots of other fans! No Minecraft account? No worries, you can use a library account! // Library
Have fun playing PlayStation and WiiU games like Super Mario, Injustice and Virtual Reality Worlds! // Library
Robot Battle Arena
Come witness the Robot Battle Arena, courtesy of the RTEAM Robotics Club! RTEAM builds small, armed robots – then takes these robots, places them in a small-scale model urban environment, and has them duke it out! // Library
Join Bookmans Entertainment Exchange for a blast from the past of retro gaming and test your skills on their classic gaming consoles, board games, and more! // Library
Giant Games: Larger Than Life
Have fun playing with popular games that are literally larger than life! // Campus Center Building, Exterior Walkway
Games Come to Life
Take your turn in a Roleplaying game that comes to life! Roll giant dice to ward off monsters, get out of traps and move ahead in this adventure. // Campus Center Building, Exterior Walkway
COSTUME MAKING + SHOWCASE // CAMPUS CENTER BUILDING, AMETHYST ROOM
Capes for Superheroes
Fly high in an awesome superhero cape you decorate!
Mask Making for Superheroes
Let your imagination soar to create an amazing mask to go with your cape. Presented by Mary Ellen Palmeri.
Don't Miss: Cosplay Showcase 4pm
ESCAPE ROOMS // LIBRARY
Join us for some real-life adventure games! You and your team will enter a themed room, where you’ll have a limited amount of time to escape. Work together and use your creativity to find hidden clues, open locked boxes, and figure out the solution before disaster strikes! //LB153
Take MegaMania! fun and fandom home with you by capturing your experience in print. It’s free—a gift from us to you! // Library
Come to the 2nd floor loft for a Cool-Con experience! Giveaways, Superheroes, and Comic life galore! // Campus Center Building, 2nd floor
Join us for FREE pizza provided by Brooklyn Pizza Co. along with drinks and snacks in the Cantina! Not exactly a wretched hive of scum and villainy, but you never know who you’ll meet in the Cantina. // Campus Center Building, Gemstone Café
Storytime with Hagrid
Hagrid will be your guide through a magical world of kings, queens, monsters, mermaids, and unicorns. For all ages; children 8 and under require parental participation.
1:30-2pm & 2:30-3pm in the Amethyst Room
Cosplay Origins in the Making - 2 pm
CAMPUS CENTER BUILDING, CC225
Just picking up an interest in cosplay, costuming, or hobby building in general? Been in the convention world for a few years? No matter where you are, it’s always helpful to build new relationships with the amazing people in this community. Come join us to converse about breaking into the scene for newbies and veterans, and play a few games together!
Cosplay Showcase - 4 pm
CAMPUS CENTER BUILDING, AMETHYST ROOM
MegaMania is proud to bring back the Cosplay Showcase. Watch your favorite characters come to life on stage. Open to Cosplayers of all levels and abilities, for costumes either worn to MegaMania or made there!
Author + Artist Workshops + Panels
|Room 1 // RV113||Self-Publish Your Own Comics!
How to create and publish your own comics with indie comic veteran Adam Yeater
Learn how to create a character from initial concept to final drawing with comic artist Ross Demma
|Color Theory by Jenn Hopkins
What is color theory, and how does it help you become a better artist?
|Room 2 // RV112||Zombie Fairy Make & Take
Natalia Lopez leads a class on how to make horrifying fairies and lets you take one home with you.
|Creating Cartoons and Comic Strips with the Comic Bookmobile Learn how to use simple shapes to create cartoon characters and strips to tell short stories with Frank Powers’ comic library on wheels. Toot toot Tucson!||Writing Together Workshop
How does co-writing work? Writing partners Marsheila Rockwell and Jeff Marriotte lead a workshop about co-writing.
|Room 3 // RV102||Writing Action Scenes
What makes for an effective action scene? How do you go about creating one? Ask pro authors Jeff Marriotte, Marsheila Rockwell, and K.S. Merbeth
|Writing for Children, Middle Grade, & YA
What’s different about writing for a younger audience? What changes depending on target age level? Ask pro authors Janni Lee Simner, Adam Rex, and Kathleen Glasgow
|How to Write Awesome Dialogue
Award-winning author Tom Leveen brings 22 years of live theatre experience to this in-depth class on how writers of genre and for any medium can improve the dialogue in their stories.
|How to Beat Writer’s Block
Find out what professional writers do when they are faced with writer’s block and even ask for some advice. With S.F. Edwards, Kathleen Glasgow, Janni Lee Simner, and K.S. Merbeth
|Signing Schedule||S.F. Edwards, Ross Demma||Natalia Lopez, K.S. Merbeth, Adam Yeater||Janni Lee Simner, Adam Rex, Kathleen Glasgow||Jeff Marriotte, Marsheila Rockwell, Tom Leveen|
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