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