I know this post is rather late, but on September 2nd, I attended Toronto’s Fan Expo! I unfortunately did not take many pictures or really any at all, which was very silly and I regretted as soon as I got home. A couple of us had never been to FanExpo before and one of us had never been to any con at all before, so she moved up a few rungs on the nerd ladder that day.
I’ve been to Fan Expo probably about 3 or 4 times now, and it is always super fun. This time, however, the Book Squad and I decided to go in group cosplay as members of Starfleet! If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you’ll know I’m a pretty big Trekkie. So you can imagine my excitement at that decision. Also, I got to wear command colours, which is partly attributed to no one else wanting to wear the weird mustard, and partly attributed to me being totally willing to
make the sacrifice and be the captain.
In all, we mostly spent the day in the dealer’s room and artist alley, both of which were great nonetheless. Cons are pretty fun even just to walk around and be among other nerds and try to figure out what the vaguely familiar-looking cosplay over there is.
I got an awesome patch for my jacket (if you don’t know, that’s the Strategic Scientific Reserve logo, which is the precursor to SHIELD) so I can rep my girl Peggy Carter at all times. And I got the first volume of Spider-Woman, a comic series that finished this year and that I was so sad to finish I almost cried. It’s so good, guys. Read it.
But my favourite thing I acquired (as a gift – thanks, Steph!) has to be Thirsty Nightwing:
Look at that. These amazing prints were done by artist zuoji on tumblr and they are a gift upon this dark and bleary world.
Anyways, it was super fun! We didn’t end up going to any panels, but lots of people asked for pictures of us which was interesting since I didn’t expect that many people to ask. We also didn’t go see any of the famous people that were there, because none of them interested us enough to brave the gigantic lines.
But we also got some professional pictures done, so you can see us in all of our costumed glory below!
Now I have a Star Trek dress forever, and I’m going to wear it every time I get the chance. Maybe I’ll get married in it.