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Published On: Wed, Mar 30th, 2011

My first MegaCon – Sierra Jones

March 26 was the annual MegaCon comic show. It was my first time going and the entire event was amazing. The convention center was huge, feeling like a theme park. There were a ton of people and I almost got swept away in a sea of geeks.

It was nice meeting a lot of celebrities, but there were a lot of people there who I had no idea who they were.

The one thing that I found interesting was all the different costumes. Some were done by hand, some were store bought, but only a few of the costumes were the same.

Some were creepy (Malfatto)…some were adorable: (Shaun as Spidey)…some people dressed up in groups: (Spidey and Avatar groups) and others went solo: (Silver surfer)

Everyone came as their favorite character.

As we were walking around the convention, we found two guys that we had to stop and photograph. They had on a crazy costume that confused us, wearing McDonald’s bags on their heads.

We asked them why and the their response was: “We wanted a costume, but didn’t have one. We were eating at McDonald’s and thought ‘why not’.”

Why not?

I never really understood why people dress up like this. It is hot, uncomfortable and could cost a lot of money (well except for the McDonald’s guys), but it is something some people like to do so, hey, let ‘em.

I enjoyed seeing all the different costumes, I just wouldn’t do it.

There was this one guy, dyed himself blue. Blue! From head to toe and to make matters worse is he wasn’t wearing a shirt.

Comic shows need a shirt, shoes and definitely PANTS rule. (Some just needed longer pants in my opinion).

My sister loves Wonder Woman so we were on the lookout for a good photo and thought we found one. Then he spoke.

Writing down the name “glambot” we held back our laughs and later joked “He made a great Wonder Woman!”

Sadly, this is true.

Even the people that worked there were dressed up sometimes. One guy had on a kilt – it was odd. Just a kilt and a shirt, not really a costume at all now that I think about it.

Herbert Jefferson Jr. (Boomer from ‘Battlestar Galactica -BBJ) was awesome! He was a very pleasant man. I found out the guy who used to play Hercules is a Christian and got to meet Billy Graham (a really famous, rich Christian pastor).

It was  a lot of fun and I’d definitely do it again.

 

posing with my Dad with a guy in a Wampa suit

If you would like to see some of the other costumes see the slideshow:

http://www.examiner.com/comic-books-in-tampa-bay/fans-stampede-convention-center-for-megacon-2011

 

 

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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