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