Green House Photography) and I attended the show Saturday and Sunday. After arriving at the nations capital in the mid afternoon, we checked into our hotel. We were booked for a Superman/Lois Lane photo shoot so I immediately changed and we headed to the lobby to meet our Superman (who bears a strong resemblance to Christopher Reeves). We walked to a small courtyard in the back of the hotel where we conducted our shoot and the images came out stunning. After the session was over, we made our way back to our room where I changed into Ariel (Kiss the Girl variant) and headed to the convention center. After picking up our passes, we made our way to the convention floor with a group of friends.
The crowds were massive on Saturday. There was a large number of impressive cosplayers portraying everything from Comics, Disney, Video Games and Anime. Many vendors were there and the celebrity signing areas were located in the back. Artist Alley (my favorite area of any con) featured many talented artists with beautiful artwork. During Saturday's show, we squeezed in an Ariel/Ursula photo shoot. We ended the day with a group dinner where George Perez joined us.
This was the first time I cosplayed Disney Princesses all weekend at a show and I absolutely loved it. The reaction from kids and adults was wonderful and princess costumes are much more comfortable than super hero gear. I think in the future I am going to be leaning towards more characters from the fairy tale world.
In regards to ticket line complaints, that is something that I did not experience but I am happy to report that the president of Awesomecon released a statement via their official website and Facebook Page addressing fan concerns. This move is to be applauded; whereas most cons just shrug off their fans, Awesomecon is reaching out and is striving to make next years show even better. The statement can be read HERE.
Next years show will be taking place May 29th-31st, 2015 and I look forward to returning. My thanks to everyone at the Awesomecon convention for a great show.
Please be sure to check out images from official shoots on Green House Photography's Awesomecon 2014 Folder. For my complete gallery, check out my folder on my Official Facebook Page.