MegaCon Tampa Bay 2017 Announces Ticket Drive and an Appearance by Stan Lee
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MegaCon Tampa Bay 2017 is Having a Ticket Drive
Hurricane Irma was an extremely powerful and catastrophic hurricane. It was the first Category 5 hurricane to ever strike the Leeward Islands. The massive hurricane made it’s first Florida landfall on Cudjoe Key in the Florida Keys, bringing Category 4 winds that reached 130 miles per hour. The hurricane made its second Florida landfall on Marco Island, just south of Naples, as a Category 3 with sustained winds near 120 miles per hour. Hurricane Irma brought severe winds and torrential rainfall that caused damage to lives, homes, businesses, and power lines throughout the entire state and impacted the lives of millions. (Luckily, we were only without power for eight days.)
For the next 2,000 MegaCon Tampa Bay 2017 tickets sold online, the convention will donate $5 per ticket to Feeding Florida, a statewide network of food banks working on the ground to provide families impacted by Hurricane Irma with food and emergency supplies. Robin Safley, Executive Director of the Feeding Florida said, “The generous support of the MegaCon Tampa Bay community will allow Feeding Florida to provide necessary supplies to our families directly impacted by Hurricane Irma. Partnerships like this allow our statewide network of food banks to continue to support every community and provide many of the front-line services required during response and recovery efforts.”
Stan Lee to make an Appearance at MegaCon Tampa Bay 2017
MegaCon Tampa Bay has also announced that the comic book legend Stan Lee will appear at this years event to meet his fans and support Hurricane Irma relief in Florida. “Florida is in need of some cheering up and what better person to do that than the one and only Stan Lee! We are excited to be bringing Stan to Tampa Bay for the first time and to work with him to support those communities impacted by Hurricane Irma.” says Andrew Moyes, Vice President of FanExpo HQ.
In light of the recent disaster, Stan Lee will auction off experiences and items including a one-on-one meal with Stan the Man himself and artwork from his personal collection. The auction will take place on Friday, September 29 during his panel at MegaCon Tampa Bay 2017. You do however have to be in the room to bid. Stan Lee’s personal auction contributions, combined with the funds raised from the ticket drive, ensure MegaCon Tampa Bay and their fans will donate an estimated $20,000 to Feeding Florida’s hurricane relief efforts.
MegaCon Tampa Bay 2017
MegaCon Tampa Bay 2017 will be held on Friday, September 29th through Sunday, October 1st at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. Three-day passes, as well as single day tickets starting at just $25, are available at megacontampabay.com/tickets. For more info on MegaCon Tampa Bay 2017 you can visit megacontampabay.com.