Yes, I’m fully aware that this article is woefully late, but we’ve been BUSY. The weekend prior to this year’s PAX East I had the opportunity to check out one of Florida’s biggest conventions, the Orlando MegaCon. The number of cosplayers at MegaCon has increased exponentially over the years, and I have to say that this year’s show had more costumes than ever before. Even if you’re not a cosplayer yourself, you have to admire all the hard work and craftsmanship that goes into building some of the costumes you’ll see below. Here is quick look at some of the costumes of MegaCon 2013.
I arrived a bit early this year for Comic-Con and managed to catch the end of the Course of the Force relay run for the Make-a-Wish foundation. For the second year now Nerdist Industries, in association with Lucasfilm, have journeyed from San Francisco to San Diego to have some fun and help out children in need.
The Course of the Force Closing ceremony was a perfect example of everything I love about Comic-Con, positive people embracing their inner nerd and working together as a community to make good things happen. As the sun went down 80s cover band the Spazmatics played an assortment of fan favorite songs while some familiar faces like Chris Harwick, Carrie Keagan, Alex Albrect, Wilmer Valderrama, Alison Haislip, and Ashley Eckstein took some time to hang out with fans and children from the Make a Wish Foundation. This is going to be a great year. [IMAGES BELOW]
For more info about the Course of the Force head on over to the Nerdist Channel!