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