Megaplex 2021 Tentatively a Go!


As you all have been aware Megaplex 2021 registration has been on hold. While we do not know what the state of the world will be in regards to the covid-19 come August, we are remaining optimistic that we will be able to hold Megaplex 2021. We are working with the hotel as well as local public safety and health officials to ensure the safety of our attendees. That being said we are pleased to announce that registration will be opening on May 1st, 2021 at Noon ET and the room block we expect to be available on May 10th, 2021 at 1PM ET but we are still working to confirm this with the hotel. Should the date change we will let everyone know via our website and Social media. To make sure we are prepared for our attendees we will be moving to a Pre-reg only model. This will allow us to handle registration/badge pickup much more safely and efficiently and allow us to plan for attendance numbers better. As a result, registration for the in-person event will close on, or before depending on how many people we can safely have in the convention space, July 12th, 2021 at 11:59PM ET.

At this time, we are not planning to open up the application process to new dealers as many dealers chose to transfer their tables to 2021. We will be in contact with the dealers that transferred in the next few weeks to determine how many dealers we will have. We will also be using this time to determine how many dealers we can safely have in each room. Should tables become available they will be offered to those that donated their 2020 dealer spots first. If tables are still available, we will open applications for curated dealer selection. Selection will be based off uniqueness of product.

We understand that in person events right now are strongly debated and some of you may not be happy with the decision to move forward. This decision was made after many long discussions with our board and our legal advisors regarding our contractual obligations, local and regional vaccination rates, and our ability to hold the event in as safe a manor as possible. We are investigating, with the hotel, options to integrate online interactive components to allow those who aren’t able to attend an in-person convention to participate from home as well as the possibility of airing traditionally high attendance events to hotel rooms in the Caribe Royale.

Covid-19 has and will continue to change how furry and other fandom-based events will be run for years to come. You should expect to see some of the programming changed or replaced, events only allowing online pre-registration, mask requirements, and attendance caps. While we hope that we will eventually be able to bring you the Megaplex all of you have come to love know that our attendee’s health and safety come first and we will do what is needed to best ensure that.