A couple weeks ago my oldest, A, and I headed down to Miami for the weekend to visit the Florida Supercon. I have been going to cons for about 13 years, off and on, and as soon as A was old enough to grasp what it was, I started taking him (and C, though he isn’t as into it as much as A) to various local ones. The biggest local one we have is Megacon, and every year as long as he is with me (he splits time with me and his dad) I make a point to take him, since he was little.

This year at Megacon, we learned that the creator of his favorite online comic, Homestuck, was going to be at Supercon. We started making plans immediately. The fun thing about cons is dressing up. I have been making my own costumes since I was younger, and then after I had kids, I make a point to make original ones for them as often as I can. Now that they are old enough for comic cons, I get to make their costumes for that. I really enjoy it and they enjoy collaborating with me. He chose to go as several different versions of his favorite character from Homestuck – Dave Strider. We came up with 4 versions: Normal Dave, God Tier Dave, and 2 formal Daves (there were 2 formal dances planned at the con he wanted to attend.)

 

A as Dave Strider
Andy in God Tier Dave

A in God Tier Dave

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Dave God Tier

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Dave Strider formal

Dave Formal

Dave Formal

I snuck a picture of Andrew Hussie, creator of Homestuck

I snuck a picture of Andrew Hussie, creator of Homestuck

A, Me and George Takei

A, Me and George Takei

 

Podcast of Kevin Smith and Jay showed up unexpectedly!

Podcast of Kevin Smith and Jay showed up unexpectedly!

The crowd waiting for Kevin Smith

The crowd waiting for Kevin Smith

 

Me and two moms who absolutely rock and are now new friends. (Marcia on the end runs TheMommyGamers.com)

Me and two moms I met who absolutely rock and are now new friends. (Me, Karen and Marcia on the end runs TheMommyGamers.com)

 

I also got to meet up with a few old friends. Karl Moline, comic artist for Buffy was there and Jonboy, who I had not met yet, but my best friend is friends with him and had a commission done by him for me as a Christmas present several years ago of Spider-Woman (I am a HUGE Spider-man/Spider-Woman fan).

 

I ran into a friend and comic book artist Karl Moline (Buffy)

I ran into a friend and comic book artist Karl Moline (Buffy)

Me and Jonboy of Riot Games

Me and Jonboy of Riot Games

The commission that Jonboy did for me

The commission that Jonboy did for me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a video of most of the pictures from Supercon that I took: