So Robbie picked me up early Saturday morning and off we went to Orlando. Angelo, being an active member in the Rebel Legion, was already over at the convention center attending to booth the Legion had set up. We arrived, thinking the convention started at 9 A.M. and the lines were backed out the doors already. Then we discovered the convention floor didn't open until 10 A.M. While in line, we got to see we found this guy who looked quite familiar.
|Robbie with General Grievous|
We entered the ticketing area where they had some concessions as well as some displays by Microsoft where you could play on the new Xbox, an area where you could sign up to get your picture taken with some of the celebrity guests, location to donate blood, as well as an area where you could pay to get your picture taken with some of sci-fi's most memorable items: the Tardis from Doctor Who, the Time Machine, and my personal favorite the Delorean from Back To The Future.
|So take me away! I don't mind! But you better promise me, I'll be back in time!!!|
Once the floor opened the place became electrified! So much excitement as people poured through aisle after aisle after aisle of what makes geeks come to life! Art, books, comics, collectibles, toys, t-shirts, autographs; and all from all aspects of fandom: Dr Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate, Firefly, DC comics, Marvel, even Disney fans had a blast. I could have easily emptied my bank account just within the first 10 minutes of walking through the door.
The Rebel Legion had an incredible booth this year as well. My compliments to the Ra Kura Base on such a great presentation. You can see some pics of the booth below.
|My friend and Legion member Angelo|
|Someone has to finish the protocol droid.|
|If this lil guy wouldn't have blown a motivator, A New Hope would have played out differently.|
|Let the Wookie win!|
|My favorite astromech!|
|Drum roll please...where are the Ewoks when we need them?|
|Captain Rex armor sample.|
The Mando Mercs also did a great job on their both. My personal favorite photo op was of course the Black Series box.
|Those Mando Mercs are quicker than I thought, they caught me!|
And who can forget the 501st Legion, Vader's Fist!
|Dan Zehr, Ed Dolista, this one is for you! Is it a dream?|
|Got to love the Fett!|
The best part of the day was sitting at lunch though and people watching. So many costumes. So many genres.
|Can we say crowded???|
|Sea of geeks!!!|
|Hello Wonder Woman!|
|Lord of the Rings...I think.|
|Anna and Elsa from Disney's Frozen|
So when it was all said and done, I escaped Megacon spending money just on food, to the joy of my wife. But the experience was incredible. For the one day, everyone seemed connected in some way because of our randoms, even if they were for different genres, shows, or movies. I can say this will be the first of many cons I'll have to take part in. Lots of fun, can't wait until next time.
But until then
Live Long and Prosper
May the Force be with you,
And may God bless you richly every day.