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