Last weekend John and I trekked down to Miami for SuperCon, and I was again pleasantly surprised by how easily we were able to park and actually get to the convention center, given how intimidating Miami can be. There are several parking garages around, and the badge lines were even relatively painless - amazing for a con with over 50K attendees. Props to a great crew of staff and volunteers, as even with added security, mandatory bag checks, AND a sold-out crowd on Saturday, we were still through and onto the main floor in a matter of minutes.
Quick shout-out to the Disability Services folks at SuperCon, too, who were easy to spot, friendly, and knowledgeable. It warms my geeky little cockles to see these services expanding every year at cons, and I highly encourage my fellow anxiety peeps to give them a visit, as anxiety falls under their purview, and they can help.
Ok, enough intro. Let's talk about these Daleks:
WELCOME! TO! MIAMI!!
(You read that in Dalek, right? Exxxcellent.)
I would like to point out that they wouldn't stop waving their arms for the photo. And that this was was my very first shot of the weekend. And that I'm still laughing.
A steampunk Queen of Hearts with an adorable little Belle:
And a lovely Leia:
R2 got into the spirit by cosplaying as Boba Fett:
Slightly blurry shot of a very energetic Ace Ventura:
Oh! Here's a first for me: Annie Wilkes from Misery:
She's holding the big mallet and a Regency romance novel. So clever, right? This is one of those cosplays that you walk past and then "get" about 5 steps later. (So I had to turn and chase her down.)
It's kind of perfect to see Rey and a Fallout Lone Wanderer together:
They're both scavengers in a wastelands, right?
Cute little Cap':
And a less cute Rick N' Morty:
These Groots were made almost entirely of paper, and look how cool:
Also digging (HA PLANT PUN) the pots, which were cut in half and attached to their feet.
Here's Avatar Kyoshi from Avatar: The Last Airbender:
And a reference for those of you who are going to go watch Avatar now, riiiight? [hint hint]
This is one of my favorite shots from the whole weekend:
DC Buccaneers! Little Harley and Ivy are perfection, and I love the subtle ears in Catwoman's head scarf. So, so good.
An imposing KingPin from DareDevil:
And this Iron Patriot was perfect for 4th of July weekend:
This Ghost Rider had his own enormous bike with him, which meant he didn't move from this spot much:
After the ordeal John and I went through just getting our Junk Lady to the floor at MegaCon, I have a whole new respect for enormous cosplays now. I actually spotted this guy bringing the bike in from the parking garage, so he had to walk at least 2 blocks with it, and who knows how he got through the security line. One more thing to appreciate the next time you guys see a fan build like this!
Now, are you ready...
Not even sorry.
Wait wait, one more:
Give my compliments to...
THE MASTER CHEF.
(The armor dude is the Master Chief. And since SuperCon banned ALL prop guns & realistic weaponry this year, this is a brilliant way of making lemonade, as it were.)
A gorgeous Glinda from Wizard of Oz:
And creeptastic Scarecrow and Mr. Freeze:
The perfect - PERFECT - photo bomb:
Red Skull giving Thor & Loki bunny ears. YES.
He was very proud, btw - made sure I showed the ladies his handiwork. Ha!
Here's my friend Emily (dressed as Peanut from Pickle & Peanut) meeting voice actor Dana Snyder:
I had to share this, because while I already knew Dana's a great guy (he's a friend-of-a-friend, so we've met a few times), I like him even more now that he made shy, quiet Em laugh this much. He declared hers the best costume of the whole con, and managed to be both genuine and his usual dry, snarky self all at the same time. These are the interactions we go to cons for, am I right? Makes me happy when celebs are extra awesome to their fans.
WHICH REMINDS ME... (Yes, I'm getting rambly. Sorry.)My one regret from SuperCon was not going to chat with Rene Auberjonois, because I love him, you guys, I LOVE HIM, but he didn't have a panel and I didn't really want anything signed and so I just fangirled from a distance and then later I saw he was tweeting stuff from his table like this:
AND he was drawing little sketches of Odo's bucket for people and why didn't I go say hi arrrrrgghh.
John and I did meet Rene at Dragon Con a few years back, and he is one of the most intensely delightful individuals you'll ever encounter. (He tried to get John to sing "Le Poisson" from The Little Mermaid with him. :D) All of Rene's signing fees go to charity, and you can tell - even from a fangirly distance - how much he loves his fans. So if you ever get the chance, LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES, and go say hi for me, k?
Aaaand now it's 3AM and I should wrap this segment up. Stay tuned for Part 2, though, where you'll see the Costume Contest winners and sooo many more of my favorites!