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