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 ORDERED YOUR VIP PASSES PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
All VIP wristbands and badges which were ordered prior to September 7th, 2017 have been shipped. VIP Pass holders can proceed directly to their designated VIP priority entrance at Channel Entry. You may then proceed to your VIP Lounge in Room 25, 1st Floor (see below for Lounge hours).
If you ordered before September 7th and did not receive your VIP 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 which is accessed through Channel Entry.
Customer Service Desk hours:
Friday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
IF YOU ORDERED YOUR VIP PASSES AFTER SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
If you ordered your VIP Passes after September 7th, please alert Security when you arrive and you may bypass the line and enter bag check with less wait time. Be prepared to show your VIP e-ticket. You may pick up your wristband and badge on-site during any of the hours listed below. You may then proceed to your VIP Lounge in Room 25, 1st Floor on show days.
Wristband and badge pick up times:
Thursday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm -- Channel Entry, 1st Floor
Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm – VIP Counter, Ticketing Hall, 3rd Floor, West Hall (accessed through Channel Entry)
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm -- VIP Counter, Ticketing Hall, 3rd Floor, West Hall (accessed through Channel Entry)
Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm -- VIP Counter, Ticketing Hall, 3rd Floor, West Hall (accessed through Channel Entry)
Please have your e-ticket ready to present when picking up your VIP Pass. You may print your e-ticket or show it on your mobile device.
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.
Get a head start every morning with first-on-the-floor access! Saturday and Sunday, VIPs get Priority Entrance to the Exhibit Hall at 9:30am, followed by Premium Pass holders.
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
RELAX & RECHARGE IN THE VIP LOUNGE
Swing by the VIP Lounge and relax amidst all the action! The VIP Lounge is located in Room 25, 1st Floor.
Friday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
YOUR VIP LOUNGE CONCIERGE
Visit your concierge in the VIP Lounge in Room 25, 1st Floor if you have any questions. As an added perk, complimentary bag check service will also be available in the Lounge for your convenience. Please ensure you pick up any checked bags before show closing each day.
PICK UP YOUR MEGACON TAMPA BAY SWAG BAG
Your VIP bag full of MegaCon Tampa Bay collectibles can be picked up anytime during lounge hours in the VIP Lounge in Room 25, 1st Floor with your badge. Your bag is guaranteed!
*Please note that all merchandise associated with your VIP Pass must be picked up on-site during MegaCon Tampa Bay.
Your VIP badge acts as an "Express Pass" at MegaCon Tampa Bay. Get some of the best seats in the house at Main Theater Presentations and skip the line for Photo Ops and Autographs to meet your fav celebs.
- Main Theater Presentations (Ballroom C, 1st Floor)
- Celebrity Autograph Area (East Hall)
- Photo Ops Area (East Hall)
Look for the Black Carpet throughout the show!
MAIN THEATER PRESENTATIONS - HOW DO VIP PASS HOLDERS USE THEIR EXPRESS PASS?
VIP Pass holders will have first-priority access to presentations in Ballroom C, 1st Hall (excluding Specially Ticketed Events).
VIPs MUST be in line 30 minutes before the presentation.
AUTOGRAPHS -- HOW DO VIP PASS HOLDERS USE THEIR EXPRESS PASS?
VIP Pass holders should proceed directly to the VIP Desk in the Autograph Hall. They will be escorted by a member of the VIP Services team to the celebrity of their choice and placed in the front of the line.
PHOTO OPS -- HOW DO VIP PASS HOLDERS USE THEIR EXPRESS PASS?
VIP Pass holders should proceed directly to the VIP line in the Photo Ops area by showing your VIP badge and wristband.
Autographs and Photo Ops are separate fees and are not included with VIP admission. VIPs may not jump ahead of other VIPs. If you have someone joining you in your Photo Op they can access the VIP line with you (up to 3 additional people only).
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!
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 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.