I truly didn't realize when our son invited us to see him speak on a panel for three writers, that we were actually going to Awesome Con. He has a full time job but writes articles in his limited free time.
When we arrived we were a few minutes late. There were no parking spaces and several underground parking lots were already full. We finally parked in one three blocks away, so not so bad but we were driving around a while before we found it.
We were very proud of our son. When he was younger he used to be an introvert, more like me, but now he has done a 180 and is a confident speaker in front of a large audience, like his Dad :)
We had a lovely surprise. In the audience there was a friend of his from way back in their high school days. He had read about this event and decided to attend. I hadn't seen him in years. He introduced us to his wife, a sweet young lady originally from New York. Our son was happily surprised when he saw his old friend.
We didn't hang around too long at the end, as there were people waiting to ask him more questions. So we gave him a big hug and said our goodbyes.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this event. There were hundreds of people walking around in costumes (cosplay). It was fun to see them and you couldn't help but admire the effort they had put into whatever they were wearing. Everyone we saw was very pleasant and happy to be there. The atmosphere was definitely catching.
I had to laugh when I saw this fun photo they sent us later, my son and daughter-in-law. I probably should know the dragon, it seems familiar but can't place him.
I could not help myself, I was walked over to this group and asking them if I could get a photo taken. They were happy to oblige.
Here are a few more we saw walking around the convention, and also on the street outside.
Even the little guys!
Now this I did recognize. A young girl wearing a Tardis telephone box dress, from Dr. Who. David Tennant, one of the Doctors, was attending today.
This sweet little boy was very interested with the flashing lights on Green Lantern's pole. Or is it the Riddler? I will have to ask those in the know.
So there you go, it was great fun! I have always had a great interest in costumes, whether it be from these today, or from around the world. I am drawn to those down through the ages also. If I had my dream job, I would be in the costume department at the New York Met.