Tuesday, March 12, 2013

All-Con 2013: Day One

Friday would prove to be my shortest stay at All-Con. I only had one panel to teach (Secret Origins: The History of American Comics) and with a show in Dallas to perform in that evening (Amber Does Dallas' bi-monthly performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the historic Lakewood Theater) my time was limited.  Still, I found plenty of time to wander the halls and snag several pictures of some interesting cosplays and other interesting sights before I had to dash off for the evening.

Despite our troupe doing double duty, with a show at our regular venue on Friday night and a performance at All-Con on Saturday night, some of our number took the time to create and staff an amazing display table to promote our work.  Pictured behind the table is our promotions manager Ali, looking cool as ever.

I'm no Bronie but even I can appreciate the craft and complexity of this costume, which I am informed by someone much more knowledgeable about these things than myself is the character Rarity.

This costume, however, I knew straight away.  That's The Shoveler from the cult-classic Mystery Men.

Here we see my fellow ADD member, Nako Sweet, cosplaying the Winter Lady Maeve from The Dresden Files.  Note the poor fellow frozen in time behind her, due to Nako's very real fairy magic.

Batman and Romana Flowers.  A strange pairing, no?  But nothing's truly strange at All-Con.

I haven't seen Rise of the Guardians yet, but even I recognized this wonderful Jack Frost cosplay. 

Great Hera!  It's Kingdom Come Wonder Woman, with the golden eagle armor.

My buddy Paul Riddel was present, manning the booth for The Texas Triffid Ranch. If you've ever had the hankering to adopt a carnivorous plant, Paul's the man to talk to.

This lady cosplayed a most impressive Princess Zelda and her music was as lovely as her costume.  She played various themes from The Legend of Zelda games on an ocarina and it was enchanting.  But don't take my word for it!  You can hear some samples of her work at crisgale.com

My friend Rick Gutierrez of The United States of Geekdom cut quite a fine figure as Captain Hammer, MCing their annual Doctor Horrible screening. While Amber Does Dallas wasn't a co-sponsor this year, I was still on hand to offer my riffing expertise to the proceedings.

Sadly, not all of my pictures from this day turned out clearly after the fact. So I'd first like to apologize to Princess Peach and the other Princess Zelda, whose pictures I couldn't share with everyone.  I'd like to apologize to my friend make-up artist Lizzie Lynch, whose class on special effects make-up I learned a great deal from but - again - failed to get any clear pictures of.  I'd also like to apologize to my friend Zander Price - proprietor of Nerdy NotionZ - for failing to get a decent picture of him in his Casey Jones costume.  I hope that encouraging everyone to buy one of your amusing decals or charms will make-up for it. :)

Finally, I'd like to give a shout-out to artist Jessica Grundy, who was kind enough to share a brief conversation with me after I mistook her for someone else and patient enough to wait until I could break a $20 to buy one of her adorable buttons.  Check out her store at the above link. 

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I discovered my camera has problems with awesome, dark rooms without a flash (despite having a nighttime photography mode) and sudden movement. But mostly awesome. Why do you think I have so few pictures of myself?