No matter where I go, no matter what I do, I will always attend the local geek conventions!

The Armageddon Expo in Wellington happened last June and I am now finally blogging about it. Took long enough, right? I don’t have much to say about my experience this far out other than I had a good time. Plushies were purchased, cosplay was judged, and my feet were sore by the end of it.

The two cosplayers on the left helped run the cosplay contest on the last day of the expo

I attended two of the three days. My flatmate wanted to attend the day I didn’t want to attend so we split a three day pass between us. She was interested in seeing the actors who would be signing autographs and speaking at panels. I was more interested in the wares for sale and hanging out with friends.

The merchandise for Tokyo Ghoul makes me want to give the show a second chance, if only for aesthetic reasons. Relatedly, I am officially tired of Attack on Titan merchandise. Is it time to retire that show yet?

this was this cosplayer’s first time entering a contest and she won an award for craftsmanship and she looks so darn happy

Other than a cosplayer who rolled her eyes when I asked for a picture, I had a great time. You can check out the rest of the pictures I took on my Flickr album found through this fineĀ and elegantly crafted link.

Captain Carter coming up from the Atlantis stargate to meet the fans

My favorite cosplay of the weekend? Captain Carter! She was walking around with her girlfriend when I asked for a picture. We didn’t interact much beyond the “Can I have a picture?”/”Yes!” script, but we both had big smiles when walking away. Geekdom is a big, big world, so it’s thrilling to see someone’s eyes light up with yours about the same thing.