Awesome Con, the annual celebration of all that does not suck, was at the Washington Convention Center again this weekend. The event featured such pop culture luminaries as Star Trek‘s William Shatner and George Takei, Doctor Who‘s Alex Kingston, and erstwhile Hobbit Sean Astin. Still, from where I sit, the highlight of the show was seeing fans dressed as their favorite hero, villain, or princess.
Sometimes it is difficult to ask a stranger for a photo, but not at Awesome Con. Every one of the people I asked happily agreed, and many struck dramatic poses to boot.
…and sometimes the simplest costumes were the best: