While my inbox was exploding with new friends from being Freshly Pressed and listed in Friday Faves, I was out of the country, and mildly out of my mind. I’m planning on going back through all the comments and likes and follows from the Sci-Fi Expatriates post, but I just haven’t had the time yet. I got stuck for an extra night in Frankfurt last week because of flight delays, but that’s another post. That’s probably Monday’s post, actually.
The reason that I was in Frankfurt in the first place is that I was on my way to Orlando to hang out with some friends at Megacon, a pretty nifty convention for sci-fi, anime, gaming, and so forth. The big highlight of this year’s Megacon was a panel with the entire original cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation- Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Levar Burton, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Wil Wheaton, Denise Crosby, and even John DeLancie. Much fun was had by all.
Panels and friends are only part of the fun at conventions though- one of my favorite things about cons is all the people in costumes! People in fandom can be so creative, and I love to see what people get into. Generally speaking, I don’t get the anime and video game based costumes, but the stuff from comics, movies, and television I usually get right away because that’s my particular geekiness.
Since I only have two days between getting back from Florida and heading off to Frankfurt again (but planned, this time!) I’m going to cheat a bit and just show you guys a gallery of my some of my favorite costumes from the weekend. Make with the clicky to see captions!
Castiel, Sam, and Dean
Various DC heroes and villains
A Monarch Henchman from Venture Brothers
Waldo and Carmen Sandiego travel together? (And Ten in the back…)
So. Many. Deadpools.
Business casual Aquaman
Oppa Gangnam Style!
Supergirl, Harley, Wolverine, and Bwana Beast
Recent 11th Doctor
Terra, Beast Boy, Raven, Starfire, Blackfire
Minecraft? I’m not sure.
Teen Titans, plus Jack Sparrow
I just thought this was funny.
Aquaman and Mera
Kickass and Spidey and RandomGirl
Aqualad part 2, The Hammening
An excellent fourth Doctor
Stark and the suitcase armor
Hit Girl meets R2-D2
Doctor Horrible, Captain Hammer, and a Hammerfan
Various Batcave denizens, including a Carrie Kelley Robin!
I think it’s a Clone Trooper, but I can’t see him for some reason.
The Comedian and Silk Spectre
Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats! Ho!
Pink, red, and yellow Lanterns.
I’m not certain, but I think she’s Harley Quinn. Big mallet though.
Indigo Tribe lanterns
The Scarlet Spider
Various Avengers, including an amazing Thor
Leeloo Dallas Multipass!
Superman, Superman X, and Captain Marvel
Don’t even blink.
Even the bike cab guy got into the spirit.
Green Hornet and Kato
An Ood! (and a girl wrapped in a TARDIS.)
Leia, and an elaborately armored Aquaman and Batman
A really good Han and Leia
Various Marvel heroes
A Grail knight
The original Scooby gang
Deadpool wants tacos.
Duffman! Oh yeah!
Booster Gold and the Blue Beetle
Loki-ette and Hawkeye Jr.
Hobbits journeying into Orlando
Hellgirl and a BPRD operative
It’s totally Sonic!
Cutest Ewok ever.
The fifth Doctor
Indy, Rocketeer, and Captain
Daleks and such.