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