This Saturday saw some friends and fam gathered at the yearly Planet Comicon event for Kansas City. It was a great gathering of geekdom, and a big mixed up over-populated auditorium full of fandom, shopping, and gazing in wonder at all the amazing sights. One of my favorite things about conventions are the costumes, and I vow to have one for the next convention, but for now we can look at some of the great costumed characters out and about.
I was going to chat with Supergirl but her boyriend gave me the evil eye.
Who you gonna call? Thats right, it looks like our cleric Ria (short for Maria Guadalajara) is willing to consort with just about anyone to turn the undead, even these fellas. They are looking pretty good.
Here we have a trio of villains being held at bay by a young heroine ensign with her laser sword. That mook on the far left really looks pathetic.
There were droids, and the small child watched them with concern. The laser sword she wields was a big hit and many were the duels fought this day.
The iron men were there that day, escorted by their aid de camp.]
But even among the imperial officer corps, love can bloom.
But there were people of many species, shapes and sizes, like this little jawa.
When I asked to take their picture, this young padawn was with her friend jawa, but she stepped away and then got all bashful when I said I wanted her picture too. Shes in the big leagues now with those jedi robes.
This strange tusken raider turned jedi also claims to once have been an emperor of the galaxy, but Im not so sure about that. Next to him stands my son, dressed as Alexander Anderson.
I always suspected Scarlet and Cobra Commander had a thing – the whole sinister plot to take over the world was merely the by-product of their tempestuous relationship.
I had to ask the father if I could take a picture of his kid with Kickass, it just looked so hilarious The kid was pretty doubtful of the whole situation.
The family that dresses up like star wars…
Does this guy know he’s got a yoda on his back? Yoda, what are you doing back there?
And of course I must show off all the amazing plunder. There was a ton of great stuff to be found. I spent way too much money, but every seller was willing to cut a good deal. No offer we proposed all day was turned down, for the merchandise.
For the artists, and there were a huge amount of artists of all types present, I never bartered. Shown are one of the two auographed Walking Dead prints, which were wildly popular this year, I was happy to see. If I were richer, I would have bought a lot more artist stuff than I did, and at first I was sad, because I wasnt able to buy something from them all, but I found that just talking to them, and commenting on their work was also rewarding. I cant buy your stuff but hey I can tell you how much I like it! Most of the artists seemed happy to talk about how great their work was, and after awhile, I realized we were a just a bunch of nerds hanging out with the stuff we loved. I totally support the many talented artists, and it is good to see that there is a place for them to flourish.
Accidentally left out of my loot photo was the single biggest find of the day, the elusive McQuarrie concept stormtrooper. I have been searching for this for years without luck – until now. I mean, come on, its a stormtrooper – with a shield and lightsaber!