The bad news seriously cosplayers have likely been dreading has been announced:

MegaCon is canceled for 2020.

However, a scaled-down version is planned for later this year.

The full event, scheduled for June 4-7, will return to the Orange County Convention Center March 18-21. Instead, MEGACON Orlando: LIMITED EDITION has been scheduled to take place on Halloween weekend from October 30-November 1, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center.

“It will have all the all the excitement of our regular event, but will be incredibly exclusive. In order to ensure a safe experience for our fans, this event will be limited to 25,000 tickets and once they’re gone, they’re gone,” a MegaCon release said.

More on tickets and other considerations from the June to October events …

  • All admission tickets will automatically be transferred to MEGACON Orlando: LIMITED EDITION. If you purchased a Thursday ticket, you will receive an upgrade to a Friday ticket for October. If you purchased a youth ticket, you will receive a complimentary upgrade to an adult ticket. Check your email for specifics.
  • If you’re unable to make the October dates, or have changed your mind, request a refund by May 31, 2020.
  • Special Events will be automatically refunded. You’ll see the credit on your statement soon, depending on your bank. You don’t need to do anything.
  • Epic Photo Ops will refund your Photo Ops and Autographs. You do not need to take any action.
  • We’re working on the guest list and hope to have the guest list announced by August 1st.