I'm pretty sure I noted this last time. There's a big early crowd showing up by 8 AM waiting for the main floor to open 10 AM. There's a big open area where they had us lining up for the 10 AM opening. They could have easily hired one of the cosplay groups - the st Legion , the GhostBusters, someone - to perform a couple routines on the floor while we wait. You should never really go by yourself. While going solo frees you up to go in any direction you want and figure out what discussions to attend or not, you do end up feeling a little left out and without anyone to share jokes and running commentary about all the costumes.
It's also hard to ask total strangers to take photos of you, especially when there's a very cute Wonder Woman cosplayer who did a very good job on the outfit, most of them are just half-heartedly sewn together but damn Saturday is Costume Day.
AND always have someone on hand to help you with your costume. Even the most durable helmet from a anti-libertarian video game requires a little duct tape. Especially on a busy day like Saturday. I accosted those two kids who came dressed as GLaDoS and Companion Cube to get a picture for this blog entry, and before they and I knew it a large crowd of other picture-takers surrounded us and kept them posing for minutes. I spotted them later near the Signing area trying to stay out of the rush of traffic and GLaDoS told me they kept getting asked to pose over and over wherever they walked on the floor So if you plan on wearing an awesome costume That Stormtrooper was with the st.
He was working the target practice game area - yes, go ahead and snicker - and had just gotten hit in the inner thigh with a nerf bullet. No, not that kind of nerf There was another R2 unit working the floor again.
Those R2 droids are incredible, and everyone stops to pose and take pictures of them. There's a group that build them, and I joked at the Jedi working the gateway there that if they unleashed all those R2-D2s onto the convention floor they would conquer all. How far you've fallen. I ask you, why not the combo platter and get the burrito and enchilada as well? Note that I mentioned earlier about going solo to the con. I noticed they were offering a Speed Dating event in the afternoon, so I circled over to where they were hosting the event over in a small corner of the convention hall, by the by.
What I found was a lopsided turnout. There were about women lined up for the event. You can see it was kinda sparse. And there were about men lining up. Not an honest balance of turnout. Foot traffic again was difficult as people would either bunch around a table or vendor pavilion or else stop right in the middle of the floor when they bump into some friends.
Sadly, one of the artists I like to see at the MegaCon was unable to attend: Jennie Breeden's budget keeps her limited to the number of conventions she attends, and she made the decision to skip this year in order to attend some of the West Coast ones like in Seattle. Well, that just means I had to waste my convention money buying prints from Jen Broomall , okay?
You see, I don't need I don't to be slavishly devoted to one artist to Also also not pictured: I purchased a print she did of Catwoman but while I did she tried signing the MegaCon media guide I had innocently placed on the table while digging out my wallet.
She'd just been signing anything in front of her, poor thing. I suggested she didn't need to autograph that, just the Catwoman print, so she did and I congratulated her on the great work she did on Power Girl and she said she had fun doing it.
Also also ALSO not pictured: Patrick Stewart and most of the regulars from Star Trek: One, that would have cost me money: Two, there was no way to see Patrick Stewart at all considering the long line waiting to see him in the celebrity Signing Area. The line for him circled the room. The shuttle bus service from parking lots to convention hall is helpful parking is on one side of the convention grounds, away from the West Concourse that they always use , but it gets stuck easy in daytime traffic the convention center is on a major city road.
Building an elevated transit car system - call Disney they can hook you up with something - would ease the regular traffic and make it easier for people to get to and from convention halls and parking lots.