GETTING TO AND FROM MEGACON TAMPA BAY
MegaCon Tampa Bay 2017 is happening at the Tampa Convention Center.
333 S. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
Click here for directions, maps and parking info.
WHERE DO I GO WHEN I GET TO THE TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER?
IF YOU NEED TO PICK UP YOUR WRISTBAND AND BADGE:
If you need to pick up your wristband and badge, please proceed to the Pre-Purchased Ticket counters during any of the times listed below. You may then proceed to your Premium Lounge in Room 20, 1st Floor (see below for Lounge hours).
Wristband and badge pick up times:
Thursday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm – Channel Entry, 1st Floor
Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm – Premium Counter, Ticketing Hall, 3rd Floor, West Hall (accessed through Channel Entry)
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm – Premium Counter, Ticketing Hall, 3rd Floor, West Hall (accessed through Channel Entry)
Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm – Premium Counter, Ticketing Hall, 3rd Floor, West Hall (accessed through Channel Entry)
Please have your e-ticket ready to present when picking up your wristband and badge. You may print your e-ticket or show it on your mobile device.
IF YOU CHOSE THE SHIPPING OPTION:
If you have purchased shipping and received your wristband and badge, you can proceed directly to the designated Re-Entry point at the Channel Entry. If did not receive your wristband and badge in the mail, please contact us prior to the show at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at the Customer Service Desk in MegaCon HQ in the Ticketing Hall, 3rd Floor, West Hall (accessed through Channel Entry).
Customer Service Desk hours:
Friday: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
LOST YOUR E-TICKET?
Click here to have your e-tickets re-sent.
NEED ADDITIONAL TICKETS?
Click here to purchase additional VIP, Premium or Family Passes online by 5pm EST Thursday, September 28.
Single Day, Child, and Deluxe admission tickets will also be available for purchase at the event in the Ticketing Hall. Some Specially Ticketed Events may also be available for purchase on-site, pending availability, at the Special Ticketed Events Desk in MegaCon HQ in the Ticketing Hall.
Wristbands and badges are to be worn visibly for the duration of your visit to MegaCon Tampa Bay. If you are coming for multiple days, you must keep your wristband intact over those days. If you are cosplaying, consider how your wristband will be worn with gloves, morph costumes, or other pieces. For any questions or special concerns about wearing a wristband, visit our Customer Service Desk in MegaCon HQ in the Ticketing Hall at the event. Lost or damaged wristbands or badges will not be replaced by MegaCon Tampa Bay.
Click here for important information about how to fasten your wristband.
JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL PREVIEW!
VIP, Premium & Deluxe Pass holders get early access to the Exhibit Hall at 2:00pm on Friday for a Special Preview! VIPs will be admitted first, followed by Premium and then Deluxe. Roam the Exhibit Hall and get an exclusive experience before doors open to the general public at 4:00pm. To gain early access head to your Premium Lounge, where we will stage the line.
PROGRAM & SCHEDULE
Click here for the Official MegaCon Tampa Bay Program & Schedule.
SPECIAL EVENTS & AFTER PARTY
Who needs sleep? Join us for our Special Events & After Party!
Click here for more information about the Stan Lee Special Ticket
Click here for more information about Backstage with Stan Lee
Click here for more information about Breakfast with Stan Lee
Click here for more information about Jay & Silent Bob Get Old
Click here for more information about our After Party
QUESTIONS ABOUT PANELS, AUTOGRAPHS OR PHOTO OPS?
Visit our FAQ page here.
BUY YOUR PHOTO OPS IN ADVANCE
Click here to purchase a Photo Op with your favorite guest before they sell out!
RELAX & RECHARGE IN THE PREMIUM LOUNGE
Swing by the Premium Lounge and relax amidst all the action! The Premium Lounge is located in Room 20, 1st Floor.
Friday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
PICK UP YOUR MEGACON TAMPA BAY SWAG BAG
Your Premium bag full of MegaCon Tampa Bay collectibles can be picked up anytime during lounge hours in the Premium Lounge in Room 20, 1st Floor with your badge. Your bag is guaranteed!
Please note that all merchandise associated with your Preimum Pass must be picked up on-site during MegaCon Tampa Bay.
Visit the MegaCon Tampa Bay Store booth located in the Exhibit Hall, near Tattoo Alley, for a wide selection of official MegaCon Tampa Bay merchandise.
Click here to view the MegaCon Tampa Bay exclusives.
The Accessibility Services Desk is located on the 1st Floor of the Convention Center, just inside the Channel Entry. Persons with disabilities are required to pay full admission, however, one attendant/caregiver may receive complimentary admission on a single-day basis when requested at the Accessibility Services Desk.
For the full FAN EXPO Accessibility Policy click here.
Wheelchair & Scooter Rentals
Scooters are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis at the UPS Store on the 3rd Floor of the Tampa Convention Center. There are not any wheelchairs available at MegaCon Tampa Bay. If you require a wheelchair, please acquire one independently prior to the show.
SAFETY & SECURITY
The safety and security of our fans, exhibitors, guests and staff is our priority. Please plan ahead and note the following guidelines to help us deliver a safe and fun experience for everyone.
If you attend with any type of bag (backpack, purse, etc.) you will be asked to join a line for a bag check. If you are attending without a bag, your entry will be faster. Bag check is in effect every time you re-enter the building.
Our Props Policy can be read in its entirety here, but the top-line info is:
- If it’s not legal on the street, it’s not legal at MegaCon Tampa Bay. Authorities will be on-site to deal with any illegal items.
- Metal props (guns, swords, etc.) and wooden props (baseball bats, 2x4’s, etc.) are not allowed. Plastic props are typically allowed.
- Bows and slingshots are to be unstrung. Nerf guns and other foam bullet-type toys are not to be loaded.
The final decision on whether a prop is permitted inside MegaCon Tampa Bay rests with Security. There are no refunds given if you are turned away for not adhering to our policy.
COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT
If you would like to take a picture with/of another MegaCon Tampa Bay attendee, always ask first and respect that person’s right to say no.
When at MegaCon Tampa Bay, please be respectful and kind to each other.
Click here to view our Harassment Policy.
Click here to see our FAQs or visit us at the Customer Service Desk in MegaCon HQ in the Ticketing Hall.
MegaCon Tampa Bay is proud to raise funds for hurricane relief by donating $5 from each ticket sale (to a max of $10,000) to FeedingFlorida.org. Every dollar will be directed to their statewide food banks to provide food and supplies to those impacted by Hurricane Irma.