I was going to write a post that focused on cosplay, and use Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon as an example, but a few things have gotten in the way. 1.) I didn’t take as many photos of costumes as I meant to. 2.) Graduate school has kept me extremely busy lately, so I don’t have a whole lot of time to do a lot of writing for this week’s post.
Besides, I figured you’re all more interested in photos anyway, so for this year’s ECCC blog post, I give you lots of photos, and a little bit of commentary.
So, what does 75,000 people going to a comic convention look like? Well, something like this.
This is the type of place where you look weird without a costume. Here are a few of my favorites.
My new favorite nerd family!
Some friends and I posing dramatically with the TARDIS on loan from the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle.
Gender-swapped The Fifth Element.
The littlest Gandalf! Favorite child’s costume I saw.
When I dressed as a blue dalek, I ran into a red one! We had to pose for a few photos.
And I had an epic battle with a friend dressed as the “drunk” Doctor. Great twist on a popular costume. Surprised I hadn’t seen it before!
Absolute favorite costume duo: Elphaba and Galinda of Wicked. Most impressive costumes I saw – the details were stunning.
Also, if you want to see some great photography of costumes from this year, check out South of Autumn’s facebook page. He also took a bunch of photos at the costume contest. There was some fantastic cosplay this year. The most popular costumes were Ariel (in various incarnations) and Kaylee Frye, from Firefly.
LEGO was there again, making fantastic nerdy models, and there were some more traditional models there as well.
Yes, that was a full-sized LEGO model of R2-D2. Favorite thing.
This year they also had a little art gallery full of art inspired by Game of Thrones. This one was my particular favorite, and was sad to see that it was already sold out.
And last but not least, a few highlights from my favorite panels this year. A couple of them jumped over couches and played with plastic dinosaurs. Excellent fun!
The great Cecil Baldwin, voice of Welcome to Nightvale, looking extremely dapper.
Kris Holden-Ried, who plays Lost Girl’s Dyson, sporting a fantastic shirt a fan gave him the day before. He jumped over the couch while talking about stunts.
Eliza Dushku had her own fun panel, but she also made a couple guest appearances at Alan Tudyk’s. They were having so much fun this weekend, and you could tell. I ended up with two photos with them because Eliza made the mistake of looking at the funny face Alan was making during the first take and laughter ensued. Wash’s plastic dinosaurs made a guest appearance as well, narrated by King Candy!
The Welcome to Nightvale panel was probably my favorite of all the panels I saw. They had some amazing things to say about writing, popularity, and society in general.
Well, there you have it. My experience at Emerald City Comicon was even more excellent than the first time I went, and if you haven’t been to a comicon yet, I highly suggest you get to the nearest one next time it happens. It is an amazing experience.