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