Box Heroes Flash
Box Heroes Flash
Multiple Flashes — or are they after-images? — round up henchmen at Dragon*Con 2010. Photo by fnordy1.
And the Dragon*Con costume photos continue! After the first set, here’s a round-up of more Flashes (and one other speedster) spotted on Flickr.
Stephen Lesnik caught the beginning of a Superman/Flash Race:
But wait, something’s missing. What else does every Superman/Flash race need? Read the rest of this entry »
Photos from New York Comic-Con have been showing up online over the past few days, which reminds me: I never got around to making my mega-post rounding up photos from Dragon*Con! Fortunately, the Irredeemable Shag of Once Upon a Geek was kind enough to offer me permission to repost his photos ahead of time, and he took a lot of Flash photos: Flash, Golden Age Flash, Kid Flash, the Rogues, and even Blue Lantern Flash! Thanks, Shag!
First, we have the Flash vs. the Rogues meet-up:
The Irredeemable Shag of Once Upon a Geek has been posting photos from past Dragon*Cons in advance of year’s convention. Among them: This 2007 photo of a fan dressed as the future Barry Allen from Frank Miller and Lynn Varley’s Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again.
I don’t think I’ve seen anyone in this costume before.
While looking for photos of Flash costumes at more recent conventions, I stumbled on this incredible meet-up from last year’s Dragon*Con, with Teen Titans cosplayers covering every era of the team from Kid Flash to Raven to Jericho, Superboy, and Static.
Be sure to check out the rest of Dharma Initiate’s Dragon*Con 2009 set, including pictures of two Kid Flashes goofing off, Titans battling Deathstroke, and group shots with at least two Superboys and three different Wonder Girls.
Just from what I’ve seen on Flickr, there were a ton of Flash-related costumes at Dragon*Con this year.
Looking through these photos, be sure to notice:
The Rogues’ Gallery group not only did an incredible job on their costumes, but got together for an extended photo shoot…and hung out at a bar afterward, in full costume. You can read all about it, with dozens of photos, in xanykaos’ (Trickster II) post on flash_rogues, A Meeting of Rogues. (Thanks to Lia for the link!)
I’ll probably be attending two or three conventions in 2009:
WonderCon (February 27–March 1, 2009; San Francisco, California). Definitely. My wife and I went last year and enjoyed it, and combined it with a trip to visit friends and family in the Bay Area. What with the money crunch we were going to skip it this year, but we were planning to make another trip up to visit people…and discovered that the perfect time to do so would be the week leading up to WonderCon. If we’re going to be in the area anyway, membership is pretty cheap at $12/person for a one-day pass. (See also: 2008 WonderCon report.)
Wizard World Los Angeles (March 13–15, 2009; Los Angeles, California). Maybe. It’s within driving distance, so travel expenses aren’t an issue. That said, it’s only two weeks after WonderCon, so whether I go will be based entirely on the guests & panels. (See also: 2008 WWLA report.)
Comic-Con International (July 23–26, 2009; San Diego, California). Definitely. I’ve been going to what was then called the San Diego Comic-Con since 1990. We pre-registered at the last convention, and I’ve lined up a back-up hotel in case I can’t get a closer one when the convention blocks open up. (See also: convention reports.)
Some other conventions I’ve looked at, but probably won’t be attending:
Some Flash costumes seen at conventions over the last couple of years.
First, two that I saw at San Diego Comic-Con last year (that’s me posing with the first):
(Originally posted at K-Squared Ramblings)
A bunch more costumes after the cut: Read the rest of this entry »
Searching through Flickr…
First there’s this great Justice League group (found via The Captain’s JLA Blog).