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Megaplex 7

Megaplex is a furry convention first held in March 2002 as Pawpet Megaplex. Megaplex 7 took place 28-30 March 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida, with 255 attending.

Megaplex's stated goal is to provide "a celebration of interactive arts and performance, with a primary focus on anthropomorphics and fantasy". Programming has focused on fursuiting, puppetry, improvisation, and other types of performance, including a capella groups in 2003, 2004 and 2006. In 2005 it hosted the Potpourri of Puppets, a regional puppetry event.

Attendance peaked at 387 in 2005, but had declined to 185 by 2007. Reasons for this include unpopular track scheduling in 2005, a disappointing hotel experience in 2006, and a forced move to Jacksonville compounded by a schedule conflict with Furry Weekend Atlanta in 2007. Attempts to reverse this trend include new rules permitting dealers to discreetly sell mature work and a later convention starting date. (more...)