It's hard to capture the insane, goofy, good-natured fun of Awesome Con. It was a subculture's joyful yawping celebration of itself. It had speed-dating, took seriously the equality of women, and featured hundreds, if not thousands of people costumed in all manner of fantasy gear - I saw Wolverines, Doctors Who, Lara Crofts (boy, did I), Warios, Wookies, elves, and Spocks, to name a very, very few.
I could've stayed there six hours and not seen half of the incredible sights, but here are a handful of pictures of people being their own damn selves.
|This was taken at the magical weapons check-in station, a mandatory stop for convention-goers. Really.|
|This costume wasn't even in the top 100 most incredible getups I saw.|
|Sulu was there.|
|Love wins out.|
|I went to high school with the guy on the right.|
He's on the Prince William County (VA) Board of Supervisors,
and as sweet-spirited a guy as you'll ever want to meet.