Get ready for some furry fun in the Florida sun - Megaplex 2014: The Candy Factory is just around the corner! Here is the latest info.
One week left to register!
Our online registration closes at the end of Tuesday, July 8. Registering online has a lot of benefits that you don't want to miss out on!
- Extra speedy badge pickup
- Save at least $5 compared to the door price
- You can choose an avatar or fursona art that we'll print right on your con badge
We have many levels of "sponsor" memberships - Sponsor, Super Sponsor, Mega Sponsor and the "I have to be insane to love Megaplex this much" Gigasponsor. Each level has more and more gifts for you tacked on, including a free t-shirt with art by TaniDaReal, access to snacks, candy and meals at our sponsor suite, and exclusive for this year, a snazzy candy box made of cherry wood!
Megaplex special guest exclusives!
Our guest of honor Mary Mouse, creator of the "Certified" tags, is putting together a special "Certified Sweet!" tag available exclusively to Sponsors! They're only available while supplies last though, so register online or register early!
Guest of honor TaniDaReal will also have special Megaplex mood badges. More details on availability will be provided as they become available.
8 days left to book a hotel:
If you are planning to stay at the hotel and have not already booked your room, please do so before Wednesday, July 9, in order to get the special Megaplex rate of $99/night and free parking.
Games! So many games!
Megaplex debuts two new games at this year's con!
- WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY? Contestants pulled from the audience take on our panel of Celebrity Foxes and try to match responses to a series of hilarious questions.
- THIS IS YOUR STORY HOUR! Kuddlepup and Dingoroo have teamed up to bring you a new artist game event that's part Mad-Libs, part Pictionary and ALL fun!
Fursuiters, your day to dominate the dance floor is imminent. Fursuit Dance Competition info is right here.
Video gamers, keep your eyes peeled for details about the Super Smash Brothers Brawl tournament.
Also returning this year is the ever-popular JAPANESE GAME SHOW EXPERIENCE hosted by our very own husky Ryuu, and Megaplex's traditional Thursday bowling event.
Music! So much music!
- The DJ lineup for the dances of Megaplex 2014 has been released.
- This year Megaplex brings you MEGAPLEX.DE, a special dance event, featuring world class DJs BigBlueFox and Cheetah.DE!
- Former guest of honor Fox Amoore presents his brand new album, COME FIND ME, at his listening party. Then he'll be making his return to the stage as Fox Amoore, Rhubarb the Bear, Stitch, Cosmik and Sam the Drummer reunite for the FOX AND FRIENDS REUNION CONCERT.
- HUSKY IN DENIAL howls for luna behind a guitar and a loop pedal. Known for his work on The Bedfellows and for his 2011 album "'It's too late,' or so I'm told," Buck Riley has assembled a concert of his best work for your enjoyment in preparation for his upcoming new release.
- Join PEPPER COYOTE as he unplugs from his band Look Left to bring you an unforgettable hour of original music.
- Precisely two years after Rhubarb the Bear set off on his solo career, he's already finding it a lonely road. Will Cosmik's piano skills and sensible direction lead to greater artistic heights? Or just more drama? Expect songs, stories, arguments, shameless name-dropping, and fun, all at RHUBARB THE BEAR and COSMIK: HELLO WORLD!
- We are once again hosting two nights of Karaoke!
The full programming schedule and list of events will be released soon!
Charity craziness for The C.A.R.E. Foundation!
Megaplex 2014's charity goal is to raise $8,000 for the CARE Foundation, an exotic animal rescue and wildlife education facility in the nearby city of Apopka, Florida. CARE has been with Megaplex since the beginning. This year, we want to really show them what we're capable of doing for animals in need!
If every attendee donated just $10, we could easily surpass that goal!
There are more than 200 big cats, bears, monkeys, birds, reptiles and assorted critters who call CARE home. The donations will help CARE complete expansions to their facility to help accommodate them.
There are a ton of different ways you can help raise money to meet our $8,000 goal:
- Encourage as many of your friends as possible to join us at Opening Ceremonies at 10 AM on Friday, and bring money for donations. Why? Well...let's just say there is a special incentive for early donations. You'll see!
- The charity poker tournament returns this year on Friday night, beginning at 7:00 PM. Buy-in is $10. Have fun for a great cause!
- Bring your money to the CARE Presentation on Sunday at Noon. For a small donation, you can get photos of yourself with a live animal from the presentation. (This is a great photo op for fursuiters, too!)
- Our Charity Auction will begin at 1:00 PM on Sunday, immediately after the CARE presentation. Credit cards are also accepted! In addition to bidding on any of the items, you can also drop off your own contributions to be auctioned off.
- Are you a fursuiter looking for something fun to donate for the charity auction? Donate a dance! We will auction off the opportunity for the winning bidder to dance with his or her favorite fluffy critter at the dances that evening. To participate, you must sign up at registration, and you must be present and in costume at the charity auction and the Sunday dances.
- Fursuiters can help by becoming a part of our fuzzy fundraising force. This involves approaching attendees throughout the convention, holding out an official Megaplex charity donation jar, and looking so ridiculously cute that your targets will be unable to resist emptying their pockets into the donation jar! To participate, sign up at Registration.
- At Registration, the CARE presentation and certain other events, we'll have donation jars out. Every little bit of spare change adds up!
Thank you all for your generous support!
For more information about Megaplex's Charity Auction, see our Auction page.
More information about Megaplex's Charity Poker tournament can be found here.
To learn more about CARE and meet the animals, visit our charity page and thecarefoundation.org!
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The gates to the Candy Factory open in three weeks! We'll see you there!