Big Brother and Little Sister from the Bioshock trilogy.
Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:
For years we’ve been telling friends in other states that we’d one day do Atlanta’s Dragon Con, one of the largest conventions in America that isn’t in California or New York. We’ve been in Atlanta, but we hadn’t really done Atlanta. Hence this year’s vacation, in which we’re aiming for a double proficiency in Atlanta tourism and over-the-top Dragon Con goodness…
…such as that Saturday morning parade through downtown Atlanta. In this installment we focus on characters from the world of gaming — those that I could identify or half-identify — plus a mini-gallery of folks from a certain old HBO series.
Same cautions apply as last time: we’re pros, not fans; corrections are very welcome if we misname anyone; we do take requests, but can’t guarantee we photographed every parade participant; enjoy!
Fair warning: I’m kind of a Bioshock fan.
A Boy of Silence from Bioshock Infinite, backed by a Big Sister from Bioshock 2 and a Splicer.
Another splicer and Infinite‘s villainous Zachary Hale Comstock
Infinite heroes Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth riding in the Bioshockmobile.
One last Splicer before we move on.
The Borderlands fans make their entrance. This parade really speaks to me. Longtime MCC readers may recall that time I spent over a year on Borderlands 2. Also, spending days posting all these D&C photos is a great excuse to continue procrastinating my remaining challenges on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
Unfortunately I don’t have a current-gen console (still rocking a PS3 for now), so I’m about to be left out of the Borderlands 3 party. These fans won’t be, I’m sure.
Dr. Zed in the middle, whose health and shields can come in handy, though I’ve never cared for Zed’s “Turtle Shields”.
Bartender supreme Mad Moxxi in the middle.
Claptrap, your wee, nattering robot tour guide to loot and adventure.
Shifting gears again, this time for a selection from Game of Thrones. I didn’t watch it, but I’ve run across plenty of chats about it. Here’s Daenerys and the biggest shoulder-perched cosplay dragon I’ve ever seen. A bit to the right of her is Sansa Stark, played by Jean Grey.
A White Walker, another Daenerys, and Jon Snow the Know-Nothing.
Arya Stark and her updated list.
The complete Ned Stark, I believe. Some reassembly required.
All I know about this very happy GoT dude is he expended tremendous energy to excite the crowd and get a loud response out of us. I appreciate that in a parade.
Back to video games with a platoon of HALO soldiers.
If I’ve kept my notes straight, these should be Dragon Age warriors.
Overwatch is beyond my bailiwick, but I’m fairly certain this is some of them.
I thought these were also Overwatch but I’m seeing a Yuna from Final Fantasy X at far right, so I’m apparently off base.
Representation from Resident Evil beyond just the Umbrella Corporation, whose henchmen pop up at some of our Midwest cons.
Claire from the Resident Evil universe, on guard because no place is totally immune to zombie outbreaks.
To be continued! Other chapters in this very special miniseries:
Introduction: 20 Years of Road Trips, 2 Lifetimes of Geek Culture
Part 1: The Stars Our Destination – our usual roundup of actors and jazz-hands
Part 2: Cosplay on Parade
Part 3: More Cosplay on Parade
Part 4: Still More Cosplay on Parade
Part 6: Still More Cosplay on Parade Continued Yet Again
Part 7: Deadpool Presents the Deadpool Cosplay Parade Starring Deadpool
Part 8: Ultimate Final Cosplay-Parade Climax Endgame Finale
Part 9: No Parades, Just Cosplay
Part 10: Last Call for Cosplay
Part 11: The Dragon’s Lairs
Part 12: Who Else We Saw, What Else We Did
Advance epilogue: Three Thoughts After Our First Dragon Con