Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dragon*Con 2010 - Costumes

It is hard for me to believe that this is my first actual blog post about Dragon*Con. I've attended 17 of them (in a row!) and each one has been one of the highlights of my year. Last year, I met William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Terry Gilliam, Ben Browder, and even got to enter a TARDIS! Still no blog post.

In my defense, there are few words that can easily describe Dragon*Con. To paraphrase Morpheus, "No one can be told what the Dragon*Con is. You have to see it for yourself." To directly quote Voltaire, "Dragon*Con is where the freaks get geeky and the geeks get freaky!" It is the beautiful merging of a sci-fi convention, a comic con, a gaming tournament, a celebrity signing, a trick or treat night, a music festival, a holiday parade, a spring break party, a writer's seminar, a film fanfest, a renaissance fair, an art exhibition, a peep show, a flea market, a masquerade, and a sight-seeing tourist attraction. And more!

Last week, my fellow ESO podcasters and I attempted to vocalize this year's Dragon*Con event. Rather than repeat myself (please download and listen to last week's show), here's some bonus material. First, since I did not get the chance to name my personal fave costumes of the weekend, here's my top three (with visual aids!):

#3 Loki
(photo courtesy of Jeremy Dale)
Any con that is attended by Riki is a good con in my book! The ONLY reason the debut of her Loki costume did not win first place with me is because I did not actually see it with my own eyes. But I was on the lookout all weekend!

#2 Weeping Angel
(photo courtesy of Bobby Nash)
Don't blink!
Or you'll miss this awesome costume!

#1 Ironettes
(photo courtesy of Rick Stafford)
One of my favorite moments this year was looking down at the mass of costumed humanity that was the Marriott and seeing the sea of people part as this chorus line of girls from Iron Man 2 made its way through the crowd. Worth another pic!

(photo courtesy of Andy Chang)

As you may have noticed, I was too lazy to take my own pictures this year. So thanks to all of the many folks who have shared galleries of images!

Another reason that I probably have not posted about Dragon*Con before, is that the event is one of the most draining experiences I've ever had. I have been to a lot of shows and conventions and none are more tiring than Dragon*Con. Even making this post is wearing me out! I'll post more tomorrow!

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