Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:
This weekend the second annual Indy PopCon once again overtook our Indiana Convention Center with a festive mix of comics, gaming, voice actors, established actors, animation, podcasting, and various other manifestations of pop and geek culture in general. This year’s guest list also encroached upon a new entertainment frontier: the rapidly expanding world of YouTube stars. My wife and I had never heard of any of those who were invited, but we were outnumbered several thousand to one in that regard.
We attended Saturday only for a limited time for a number of reasons with a short itinerary and modest expectations, but we took photos as usual for You, the Viewers at Home.
Part One had costumes; Part Two has more costumes. Part Three doesn’t have costumes except as Easter eggs.
My gaming knowledge is kind of lacking, but I recognized a few faces from the medium. Auron, for example, from Final Fantasy X.
A Psycho from Borderlands.
Navi from The Legend of Zelda, complete with world-famous catchphrase.
Some of these may or may not be game characters. So far we’ve pinned down Mad Max, Oberyn Martell from Game of Thrones, Ash from Evil Dead, Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin, a variant Toad, Silk Spectre, Senator Padme, the Eleventh Doctor, and the cast of Top Gun featuring Iceman in full jumpsuit. By all means, let me know if you recognize one of the remaining strangers down in the comments, or else I’ll never learn and I’ll die ignorant. [UPDATED 6/29/2015: Special thanks to my son, and to loyal Facebook follower Robin Bennett, for their invaluable labeling assistance.]
(A second take meant happier times for some.)
Thingamabobs from Five Nights at Freddy’s, virtual strangers whom I’ve seen only in the “Honest Game Trailers” that mock them.
Dragons can be strangers, right? Or are all dragons automatically familiar on the basis of being a popular species?
Strange but not a stranger: Jared Leto Joker! We knew it was only a matter of time before he debuted at cons.
A true crossing of the generation gap, as Joker interviews Joker from the upcoming Oscar-nominated Joker/Joker.
Among the few Nickeloden animated characters I may ever recognize before I lose touch with their channel forever: Cosmo and Wanda from Fairly OddParents.
Representing for today’s cinema: Nux from Mad Max: Fury Road. WHAT A LOVELY COSPLAY!