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