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