What other convention boasts a parade through downtown?
And the cosplayers were out in force today, showing off their immaculate creations and generally being crowd-pleasers for nerds and suits alike! The parade ended with the opening ceremonies and it was surprisingly emotional for an event that I attend yearly. It was nice to be surrounded by people brought together by their love of nerd culture, openly celebrating.
And then it was back to the convention floor!
More D&D, more speed dating opportunities, and so much cosplay. The meetups were amazing, and I’m sad that I didn’t get to see them all! Screenings today included the first episodes of Cowboy BeBop (my favourite anime!) and SailorMoon. Spotlight panels included Zachary Levi, the actors of Cowboy BeBop, Smallville and SHAZAM!
This has been such a busy day, I couldn’t take in everything that I wanted to, but the Expo staff have been nothing but helpful. One more day of geekery and nerdtastic fun, and then I’m going to sleep for a week!