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!
A really good Han and Leia
Leeloo Dallas Multipass!
Minecraft? I’m not sure.
Loki-ette and Hawkeye Jr.
The Comedian and Silk Spectre
Cutest Ewok ever.
Daleks and such.
Various Batcave denizens, including a Carrie Kelley Robin!
Hellgirl and a BPRD operative
Leia, and an elaborately armored Aquaman and Batman
Various Avengers, including an amazing Thor
Castiel, Sam, and Dean
Oppa Gangnam Style!
Green Hornet and Kato
Deadpool wants tacos.
Don’t even blink.
Hit Girl meets R2-D2
Recent 11th Doctor
The fifth Doctor
Teen Titans, plus Jack Sparrow
I think it’s a Clone Trooper, but I can’t see him for some reason.
Business casual Aquaman
Supergirl, Harley, Wolverine, and Bwana Beast
The Scarlet Spider
Terra, Beast Boy, Raven, Starfire, Blackfire
Indy, Rocketeer, and Captain
An excellent fourth Doctor
Various DC heroes and villains
Stark and the suitcase armor
Aqualad part 2, The Hammening
The original Scooby gang
Booster Gold and the Blue Beetle
Hobbits journeying into Orlando
Pink, red, and yellow Lanterns.
Waldo and Carmen Sandiego travel together? (And Ten in the back…)
I’m not certain, but I think she’s Harley Quinn. Big mallet though.
Duffman! Oh yeah!
Various Marvel heroes
An Ood! (and a girl wrapped in a TARDIS.)
It’s totally Sonic!
I just thought this was funny.
Doctor Horrible, Captain Hammer, and a Hammerfan
So. Many. Deadpools.
A Monarch Henchman from Venture Brothers
Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats! Ho!
Aquaman and Mera
Indigo Tribe lanterns
A Grail knight
Even the bike cab guy got into the spirit.
Superman, Superman X, and Captain Marvel
Kickass and Spidey and RandomGirl