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This profile was last updated on 12/4/12  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Owner and Director

Orlando MegaCon
 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Masters degree , Education
  • Associate's degree , Marketing
  • Associates degree , Marketing
28 Total References
Web References
The Hero Initiative
www.heroinitiative.org, 4 Dec 2012 [cached]
Beth Widera is the owner and director of the Orlando MegaCon, the largest comic book, sci-fi convention in the Southeast United States. She started directing the convention in 1999, and in 2004, she purchased it, and has been running it as a family-operated business ever since. A new person in the field of comics, Beth was amazed at how many new friends she made and how willing people were to guide her and the show in the right direction. She attributes the show's incredible growth and success to this.
Deeply committed to its principals, Beth has supplied the Hero Initiative with free booth space and numerous amenities every year at MegaCon. She is a firm believer in giving back to people and to the industry that has given so much to her. Beth has an Associate's degree in Marketing and a Masters degree in Education.
The Hero Initiative :: Fundraising Committee
www.heroinitiative.org, 28 April 2007 [cached]
Beth Widera
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BETH WIDERA
Beth Widera is the owner and operator of the Orlando MegaCon, the largest comics convention in the Southeast United States. She started managing the convention in 1999, and in 2004, she purchased it, and has been running it as a family-operated business ever since. Under her guidance and with the help of her family, the show has increased in attendance from 4500 attendees in 1999 to over 22,000 attendees in 2006.
Beth has supplied the Hero Initiative with free booth space and numerous amenities every year at MegaCon. She is deeply committed to its principles, and also to those of education. Beth has an Associates degree in Marketing and a Masters degree in Education. She was in the educational field for over 18 years, teaching in both Nevada and Florida.
The Hero Initiative :: News :: THE OLD ORDER CHANGETH: HERO INITIATIVE NAMES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
www.heroinitiative.org, 6 Sept 2006 [cached]
Beth Widera , Owner and general manager of MegaCon - Widera has never asked The Hero Initiative for a dime for its massive booth at the Orlando MegaCon, and she has always been a gracious and accommodating host for the yearly charity auction at MegaCon, which has long been The Hero Initiative's anchor event. As much to anyone else involved in The Hero Initiative's genesis, the organization owes a debt of gratitude not only for her support then, but for her ongoing support today.
"I am honored to be part of such a wonderful organization," Widera said.
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For more on Beth Widera and MegaCon, visit www.MegaConvention.com
ComicFan - Newswire: The Inside Scoop on Everything Comics
www.comicfanmag.com, 1 Feb 2001 [cached]
"Last year was our best attended convention yet," said Beth Widera, MegaCon Show Manager."This year, with the list of guests we have lined up, as well as the amount of advance tickets we've already sold, we expect to exceed that amount by a significant margin.If you've never come to a convention like this, there's no better time than right now.We've got something for everyone."
The guest list for MegaCon 2001 reads like a who's who of the entertainment industry.
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"MegaCon 2001 is the perfect place to spend a day with your family," said Widera."Parents can relive childhood memories by meeting some of their favorite TV stars and looking at memorabilia from their youth.While their kids will be forming their own childhood memories that they can one day share with their children."
MegaCon 2001, at the Orange County Convention Center, is open Friday, March 2 from 1pm - 7pm, Saturday, March 3 from 10am - 6pm, and Sunday, March 4 from 10am - 6pm.
2/19/2001
Morning News Online - Florence, Myrtle Beach | Father of the Flash
www.morningnewsonline.com, 9 Dec 2004 [cached]
Lampert appeared at the convention the last six years and was a fan favorite, said Beth Widera of Clearwater, convention director and owner of MegaCon.
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"He was definitely loved," Widera said."There's no doubt about it."
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"I think it kept him young," Widera said.
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"He basically told me it was the same as before except he was a little more golden," Widera said.
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