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