The MegaMania schedule is here!

MegaMania 2018! 

Saturday, July 14, 1-5pm
Pima Community College Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave. (NW corner of Speedway and Stone)

Happening all day!

  • Cosplay
    Show off your costume or make your own. In the Roosevelt Building.
  • Video Gaming
    Have fun playing Worlds VR, Super Mario Kart 8, and many other favorites!! In the PCC Library.
  • Tabletop Gaming
    Compete, collaborate and get creative. Try out our collection of fresh board and tabletop games! Play with friends or learn how from local experts. In the PCC Library.
  • Tucson Comic-Con & Constant Con!
    Come to the 2nd floor loft for a Cool-Con experience! Giveaways, Super Heroes, and Comic life Galore!  In the CC Building Loft.
  • Tech Toys!
    Blast your creativity into the future. Drop in for a ninja-quick demo and leave with samurai-level skills! Test out Ozobots, MakeyMakey, Cubelets, & Botley robots. In the PCC Library.
  • Crafts! Crafts! And more Crafts!
    Get in touch with your creative side! Make hats, magnets and paper crafts to take home. In the Roosevelt Building.
  • Paper Crafts
    Floral Origami & Interactive Origami with Mary Ellen Palmeri. In the Roosevelt Building.
  • Minecraft & Roblox
    Visit the gaming area and play your favorite game with lots of other fans! No account needed! In the PCC Library.
  • Giant Games
    You may be a PvP Master onscreen, but what about in real life? Get your team together and test your skills in a real-life game of PvP! In the Outside courtyard. 
  • Cantina
    Join us for FREE pizza, 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. In the PCC Building Café
  • Photo Booth
    Take MegaMania fun and fandom home with you by capturing your experience in print.  It’s free—a gift from us to you!

In the PCC Library

Travel to the stars in a Portable Planetarium!!
Shows will begin every half hour. Seating is limited and no late entry is allowed, so make sure you make it on time. Location: PCC Library.

  • 1:00 Harry Potter Astronomy
  • 1:30 Doctor Who’s Universe
  • 2:00 Comics in the Cosmos
  • 2:30 Cartoons in the Night Sky
  • 3:00 Harry Potter Astronomy
  • 3:30 Doctor Who’s Universe
  • 4:00 Anime Astronomy
  • 4:30 Harry Potter Astronomy

Escape Room
He-who-must-not-be-named is on the rise (AGAIN) and we’ve recently discovered that he has locked a Horcrux in Dumbledore’s office—we beg you to find it before Voldemort comes to claim it!  Work with your team to figure out a series of clues and solve puzzles to open the locked box. 

  • 1:30-2:30
  • 3:30-4:30

Tech Toys

  • 2:30-3:30

Author & Artists Workshops & Panels
CC Building (2nd floor)                                                                                         

  • 1:00pm  Slam Poetry! With Writer in Residence Logan Philips!
    Learn to write and perform poetry with our writer in residence! CC255
  • 1:00pm  Art Class: The Secret of Art with James Owen
    Learn how to draw ANYTHING easily and awesomely (but especially dragons). CC254
  • 1:00pm Researching your book
    Jeff Mariotte, Marsheila Rockwell, and K.S. Merbeth talk about what kind of research they’ve had to do to write their books, what some of the weirdest things they’ve learned are, and which Google searches might have put them on an NSA watchlist. CC251
  • 1:00pm Signing Table – Kathleen Glasgow
  • 2:00pm Writing Comics
    Jeff Mariotte, Lee Francis, and Adam Yeater talk about writing comics for big press, small press, and indie press. CC255
  • 2:00pm Art Class: Fundamentals of Coloring
    Learn the basics of color and coloring with painter Jenn Hopkins. CC254
  • 2:00pm Writing for Young Adults
    Janni Lee Simner and Kathleen Glasgow, two very different authors, discuss writing for young adults.  Get some writing advice from the pros! CC251
  • 2:00pm Signing Table – James Owen & K.S. Merbeth
  • 3:00pm Drawing Out the Dragons
    James Owen talks about his experiences in living the creative life, and how you can too! CC255
  • 3:00pm Art Class: Basics of Drawing Characters
    Learn about drawing characters from comic author and artist Ross Demma. CC254
  • 3:00pm What should I read next?
    Poet and Writer-in-Residence Logan Phillips, YA author Janni Lee Simner, scholar and comic book author Lee Francis, and librarian Maureen Kearney share some of their favorite reads with you and invite you to do the same. CC251
  • 3:00pm Signing Table – Jeff Mariotte & Marsheila Rockwell

In the Loft Space

1-5pm TUCSON COMIC-CON & ConstantCon
The Superheroes of yesterday, tomorrow and today are here to say hey! Come check out the action! Meet Tucson’s very own Frank Powers the conductor of Constant-Con, and get a sneak peak of Comic-cons to come with Tucson Comic-Con! Giveaways galore! CC Building Loft

Cosplay Workshops
Roosevelt Building

  • 1:00 & 3:00 Rainbow Storytime
    In Rainbow Storytimes we read stories that include LGBT themed stories, and also themes of family, love, and friendship, being different and belonging, being unique and being accepted, colors and rainbows, and, of course, fun – fabulous fun! RV 124
  • 2:00 & 4:00 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. RV 124
  • 1:00-2:00 Cosplay Origins in the Making
    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. RV 112

2:00-3:00 How to Make Prize Winning Costumes and Props
Find out the basics of where to start when it comes to crafting EVA foam into amazing costume pieces and props. Learn which tools you’ll need from our master crafting artists Gilbert Espino Jr. and Gabriel Espino of TinkerCosplay to begin your costuming journey. RV 112

  • 3:00-4:30 Creating Original Characters to Cosplay
    Tap into your own imagination using event themes, props, and makeup to create an ORIGINAL character to cosplay at cons and maybe even market yourself as a character! Take it from living cartoon cosplaya FRANK!Powers “don’t just be another cosplayer. Be ORIGINAL!”   RV 112
  • 1:00-3:00 Floral Origami
    Learn to make colorful flowers that brighten up your day and never need water! RV 113
  • 3:00-5:00 Interactive Origami
    Fun origami models that move! Fold a hopping cricket, a jumping frog, or a wing-flapping Pteranodon! RV 113
  • 1:30-3:00 Introduction to Foam Crafting for Cosplay and Fun
    A hands-on workshop on cutting, forming, gluing, and painting EVA foam with a Q & A Panel. RV 116
  • 3:00-4:30 Costume DIY
    Make your own costume! You provide the creativity and we will provide the materials and embellishments. RV 116
  • 1:00-5:00 Kids Crafts!
    Design and make your very own paper hat or make a comic magnet. RV 125

Cultural Workshops & Performances
Amethyst Room

Stage Presentations (approximately 30 minutes each)

  • 1:30-2:00 Mariachi Corazon de Tucson
    Enjoy the lively and uniquely borderlands sound of this youth group.
  • 2:00-2:30 Gertie and the TO Boys
    Chicken Scratch comes to Megamania: Enjoy listening to the Tohono O’odham Waila music. Who knows, you may even want to dance to their polkas and mazurkas!
  • 2:30-3:00 Costume Showcase
    Show off your costume!
  • 3:00-3:30 Capoeira and Latin Dance
    Capoeira is part martial arts, part dance and all amazing to watch. Learn about this Brazilian art and some Latin dance moves as well.
  • 3:30-4:00 Costume showcase
    Show off your costume!


  • 4:00-5:00 Chinese Calligraphy
    Learn about this ancient Chinese art and how it can increase your focus and serenity.

MegaMania!! is made possible through generous partnerships with:


Additional Thanks to:

Tucson Comic-Con (coming this November!)

ConstantCon and the Comic Bookmobile

Isle of Games Toy Store

R-Galaxy Pop Culture Comic Bookstore

Ashling Studios (formerly Tucson Zombies)

501st Legion (Dune Sea Garrison)

Arizona Ghostbusters

StarTrek Tucson

Tucson Dread Fleet

The Rebel Calico

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