The Sunday of any con is a descending tail of activity. People gradually percolate out of the proceedings, try to beat traffic, and things usually wrap up in the late afternoon or early evening. I spent Sunday mostly just wandering about and indulging in my fanboy proclivities on the show floor and going to a panel that was actually about themes in comic fiction and writing, as opposed to being a dog-and-pony show of a publisher’s new releases. Kurt Busiek moderated a panel on what he called “mythic fiction” (think Sandman, Fables, other Vertigo-y type stuff) and the discussion on the panel was, rather shockingly, about characters and themes and story and other arty stuff. It blew away every other panel I went to, and I left wishing that more ECCC panels were just a bit more Wordstock-esque.
One of the best parts of any large-scale nerd parties is cosplay, i.e., fans of various sorts milling about while dressed as their favorite fictional characters. After the jump, a rundown of some of the most impressive (non cringe-inducing) fan costumes from the ECCC.
More of Sarah's pictures of (mostly) cosplay are in the slideshow below.
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