Hi all, and welcome to another full coverage for another con, this time from my new home in the Orlando/Central Florida area. If you’ve already seen my previous article on Rangerstop Con 2013 day 1, then welcome to day 2’s coverage as promised.
Day 2 had a lot to offer besides the vendors, who were not only selling power rangers items on both days, but other items as well. There were also independent artists there as well as other panels, which i will begin to cover now.
The first panel covered Ranger cosplaying, and the various ideas behind how to cosplay as your favorite Ranger from any of the series. Besides actually buying a costume online from either a costumer, or making your own from scratch using various materials available anywhere, what made this interesting to myself was how to create the boots from scratch using any good type of shoe and white, or another color vinyl on top instead of buying the booots, which could cost some cosplayers more than what their budget may allow. Also, they gave tips on how to create your costume if you wanted to hand-make it, and what type of clothing to wear under the suits, since most are usually made from basic spandex material.
The second panel covered the 6 actors who were at the show the entire weekend and their personal individual experiences on and off-set during the 20+ years of Power Rangers: Jason Narvy (Skull- MMPR, Zeo, Turbo, in Space), Nakia Burrise (Tanya-Zeo, Turbo), Jason Faunt (Wes/Alex-Time Force), Alex Heartman (Jaden), Najee DeTiege (Kevin), and Steven Skylar (Antonio) (Alex, Najee, and Steven from Samurai/Super Samurai). There were times where it was funny based on questions ranging from how did Jason Narvy feel being replaced by a monkey temporarily during Turbo, and Jason’s response. Another funny question came up when someone dressed as the son of Doctor Who (original cosplay idea) asked the panel how they felt about the upcoming 50th anniversary special for the Doctor’s series, and they were like ‘ Out of Here!!!! Next Question!’ (lolz). Besides the humor, there was another young ranger fan who the cast adored and was hugged by Nakia as well, besides the other young fan on Saturday (Day 1), since both of them asked ranger related questions and said they were fans of their series.
The third panel was about the different Sentai series, from which each Power Rangers incarnation is based off of, with questions fielded by the moderators. I missed this one due to organizing a group pic of the guests before they left for the day, since i was unable to do so on Day 1, and I do apologize for missing it.
The final panel covered a fan film series, which takes place in an alternate timeline where Lord Zed was defeated at great cost by the Rangers, but reappears 20 years later seeking revenge. There’s a group called the Silver Guardians that attempts to revive the Rangers using 5 new candidates to access the Morphing Grid, the source of all Rangers’ powers, but they’re having some difficulties at accessing it, until a lone scientist is able to revive Zordon from wherever he is, thereby allowing for the powers to return for use. For more info on this go to this site and ‘like’ it: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/MMPRfilm– coming soon as a webseries
Overall, this show was a great success and I personally look forward to coming back next year, and already there’s one confirmed guest for 2014 : Steve Cardenas (Rocky- Red Ranger, MMPR; Blue Ranger- Zeo). For more pics other than what’s on this article, you can also go to my personal facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/john.cruz.946, where i will have some pics there as well. So til next con for myself in 2014, have a great end of 2013 and enjoy any other cons for the rest of the year, and as always please leave comments to improve my reporting for you.
For each actor at the show, here are their facebook fan pages and give em all ‘likes’:
Alex Heartman: https://www.facebook.com/AlexHeartman
Najee De Tiege: https://www.facebook.com/AlexHeartman#!/ActorDeTiege
Steven Skylar: https://www.facebook.com/AlexHeartman#!/TheStevenSkyler
For more pictures from the Rangerstop Superhero Convention 2013 please follow Florida Geek Scene on Instagram.