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