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