Labor Day in Atlanta. It can only mean one thing! That's right it's time for the annual scifi, fantasy, pop culture convention known as Dragon Con! And you thought I was going to say college football.
While always a fun time Dragon Con does seem to throw me for a loop.
I have always prided myself on the fact that I know Star Wars line for line, and for the most part I get the timey wimey of Dr. Who.
Yet each year (this was my third time attending) I can't help feel that I am really not as much of a nerd/geek/fan that I think that I am!
As I wonder around three of the four convention hotels (poor Westin - does anything go on over there?) I can't help feel I didn't do my homework. As I ask for a picture and the cosplayers pose, I severely have to hold back the urge to ask who exactly they are portraying!
And then I round a corner and I see something that I get! And I laugh and feel the nerd pride kick in. I get! I got it! Whoo hoo for me! And always there is a crowd of people who saunter by and have no idea what is going on.
All has been restored to the nerd/geek universe.
So behold the costumes of Dragon 2012. Can't wait for 2013 - I would seriously like to see more Sherlock though!
Star Wars the Clone Wars
Clone trooper on an escalator
Not sure about the next two - performance art maybe?
Good old Gilligan!
Not sure about this one, but it was a beautiful color of purple!
Katniss from the Hunger Games! Look out Brian Urlacher of the Chicago Bears!
You are about to get eaten!
Amy Pond, Dr. Who and River Song - do they not know they are standing next to a Dalek?
Classic Dr. Who
Captain Jack Sparrow!
Storm Trooper who works in an office on the Death Star?
Who knew Darth Maul was a Tennessee fan?
I thought he lived in a pineapple under the sea?
Okay - this one gets my vote for most creative....
Hedonism bot from Futurama!
Weird Al - I am ashamed to say I've seen Weird Al in concert!
V for Vendetta
Doesn't he look like Ewan McGregor?
Pinhead - creepy!!!
Barf from Spaceballs
The dude from the Hangover - I actually saw this guy walking around outside, and I couldn't believe he brought his baby to the con. So glad it was a part of his costume!
Looks like three Dharma workers made it off the island!
Scarecrow and Poison Ivy
Dr. John Watson and Molly Hooper from Sherlock!
The Queen from Snow White