In the second weekend of April, Amelie and I headed to Orlando to attend Megacon, the third largest sci-fi/television/gaming/anime convention in the United States. I’ve been to many Megacons over the years, and my favorite things about them are primarily the panels and the costumes. They’re pretty crowded.
I love the panels because you often get to hear backstory about the filming of things, as well as bits of interesting life stories from the people on the panel. Plus the jokes… oh, such jokes!
This year, we attended four panels that were interesting. The first is Cary Elwes, best known for playing Westley in The Princess Bride.
The second was a special “Companions” panel which featured three Doctor Who names- Tony Curran, Karen Gillan, and Alex Kingston.
Next, we had an Arrow/The Flash shared panel, featuring Robbie Amell, Danielle Panabaker, and David Ramsay. In this photo, you can see that Robbie is wearing Batman underwear… and David is taking a picture of it.
Next was a Firefly panel, with Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, and the cardboard head of Nathan Fillion.
Lastly, we got to hear a nice chat with Stan Lee. About ten minutes in, Lou Ferrigno crashed the panel, followed by Michael Rooker (not pictured.) I’d like to point out that Lou Ferrigno is in his sixties, and he looks like he’s in his forties.
The rest of the photos in this post are all costumes. I took hundreds of pictures at this convention, but these were some of my favorites.
This is most of the Belcher family from Bob’s Burgers. They were only missing a Gene.
Oswald Cobblepot, at your service.
This gold Lamborghini was parked at the convention hotel, covered in Walking Dead stickers. I’m pretty sure it belonged to one of the Walking Dead cast members who was attending the convention.
A pair of scientists from Veridian Dynamics. (Science. Better.)
He was just killing time!
Run, Geordi, run!
Eddie Valiant and Roger.
A quiet moment between Joker and Harley…
This was one of my favorite cosplays- The Flight of the Navigator. He even had Max’s interface and the Puckmaren.
Jay and Silent Bob.
Bender Bending Rodriguez.
Doctor Strange, pre-Cumberbatching.
A rather astonishingly well done Silence and Madame Vastra.
Green plastic army men, complete with little foot-bases.
Number 9 from Futurama’s “Into The Wild Green Yonder.”
Anna of Arendelle.
The Arrow, Black Canary, and Arsenal, CW TV version.
I must confess that I’m not sure who this character is. I thought I knew, but when I checked the Internet to confirm, I discovered I was wrong.
Edit: A sharp-eyed friend spotted that this is Bishop, from the X-Men. I was so close!
A nearly full Serenity crew.
A tiny Eleventh Doctor, Rory, and Amy, along with a pint-sized Tardis.
A spot-on (and adorable) Jinx.
Static! I love this character.
Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham. Yes, this is a real character- he first appeared in 1983.
Gru! (with a tiny Minion)
Chip and Dale, Rescue Rangers.
Jeoffrey and Khaleesi? I don’t know for sure, because I’ve never watched (or read) Game of Thrones.
The guy in the middle is Kuzco, and he’s carrying a tiny model of his summer home, Kuzco-topia. The lobster’s just a lobster. (Actually, I think he’s Sebastian from the Little Mermaid, but I’m not positive.)
This is a little dragon that I bought for Amelie. He’s super-cute, isn’t he?
Have you ever been to a Con? What was your favorite costume?
9 thoughts on “Megacon 2015, in Orlando, FL”
I love MegaCon, it’s always a good time – the costumes are always fun, and everyone’s there to have a good time.
I don’t have a favorite costume from this year (although that guy walking around as the It Clown was amazing), but at last year’s Tampa Bay Comic-Con there was a family with a special needs little boy who had worked his wheelchair into an AMAZING Toothless/Hiccup combo. It was spectacular! I took a picture but it’s on my old phone, and I Googled just now and found this one, but I don’t think it’s the same family.
We went to MegaCon several years ago. There was a girl sitting in the lobby dressed as the 4th Doctor. I was impressed. Came home and knitted the scarf for Sean, but I’ve never been able to find the right hat. I’d have gone this year, just to hear Alex Kingston. Remember her from E.R. as Dr. Corday? She’s come a long way, although she was brilliant then, too.
Nope, I didn’t ever watch ER. 😀
Nice pics! Doesn’t get better than that Skeletor! I should ask him if I can borrow his staff for my Zaboo costume, lol.
I was Number 9 from Futurama. However, he was in “Into the Wild Green Yonder”, not Beast with a Billion Backs. In any case, thanx for putting me up, and remember; “Beware the Dark Ones!”
Blast! I watched that semi-recently, but still failed the ID. I’ll make the correction.
Many thanx! As a reward, I make you an honorary Madfellow. Glory to the Encyclopods! 😀
Sweet photos! Some of those people absolutely kill me with their level of commitment. It’s all kinds of impressive. 🙂
OMG that Tetris!!!
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