|It only took an hour to pick up our badges - after an hour long drive to get there.|
- Did you know Robin is apparently a girl? I saw one male Robin and 4-5 female ones.
- The one male Robin was part of a full Teen Titans lineup that was posing for pictures including a pretty impressive Cyborg and a very green Beastboy.
- I saw one male Loki and 3 female Loki's. Some of them were pretty interesting.
|Heck, there are at least 3 Robins just in this picture!|
- Every con I've ever been to has included Star Trek costumes. I was a little worried about this one, but within a couple of hours on our first day I ran across a trio of young ladies sporting TOS uniforms. I suppose they might have been new movie uniforms, but either way the red-gold-blue miniskirt look never quite goes out of style. Thank you ladies for keeping the streak alive.
- So ... many ... Doctors ... if you were looking for A doctor I'm not sure what kind of luck you would have had but if you were looking for THE Doctor well you had plenty of choices as there were a crap ton of them at the con
- Lots of Steampunk outfits - I know it's turned into a thing the last few years and Austin has a fairly big crowd that's into that, but I didn't expect to see so much of it at an anime event. Lots of suppliers in the dealer room too.
|Oh yeah - this guy was there too|
Gaming notes - gaming isn't a huge part of this con but here's what I did find:
- No 40K! I didn't see one table of 40K or Fantasy or Warmachine/Hordes or anything else. There was very little miniatures presence here.
- Reaper did have a paint and take room so there was something.
- Battletech had a room with mini's and some terrain going most of the con. I ended up not playing it but they were there.
- Fiasco was listed but every time I walked by the room doors were shut so I can't actually say if it ran or not.
- There were some other one-off RPG's on the program but I never saw them either
- No D&D at all as far as I could tell
- The one shining beacon was Pathfinder - the Dallas Pathfinder Society branch was set up in a decent sized room and ran all 4 days. I played some of this and I'll have more on it tomorrow.
|Did I mention Minecraft is popular with the kids these days?|