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Megacon donates $18,405 to Equality Florida

posted Aug 8, 2017, 12:02 AM by Vu Nguyen

(26 May 2017)
Orlando, Florida
MegaCon, the Southeast's largest fan conventions with shows in both Orlando and Tampa Bay, is proud to announce their Love is Love events during MegaCon Orlando 2017 raised $18,405.21. The proceeds raised have been donated to Equality Florida, Florida's civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

MegaCon Orlando came together with Marc Andreyko's (DC Comics) Love is Love project to host a weekend of programming to honor the victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre during MegaCon Orlando in May at the Orange County Convention Center. The weekend began with a cocktail reception and book signing on Friday, May 26, which brought together some of the comic industry's top talent including George Perez, Tom King, Scott Snyder, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs and Dan Didio, as well as Love is Love project creator Marc Andreyko. The programming ran throughout the weekend leading up to a live art auction on Saturday, May 27.

"We are so grateful for the fundraising event MegaCon hosted supporting our Honor Them With Action campaign that we launched in the aftermath of Pulse to uproot anti-LGBTQ discrimination and violence," said Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida. "The compassion and support shown by MegaCon and the contributors of the Love is Love comic anthology have been an inspiration."