Megacon Orlando 2016 Moshi After Party

If there was one six-hour event near but unaffiliated with Megacon 2016 that felt just like getting your cancer tortuously cured, kicking Colossus in the balls, fighting your way through an army of henchmen in hard R sprays of gore and dick jokes and winding up with Morena Baccarin sitting on your face, it was the Versus Party.

 

 

Going to Hades with model Dahlia Rouge.

Going to Hades with model Dahlia Rouge.

 

It went off on Saturday night at Club 39 at the Rosen Plaza on International Drive, where the glass door to the pool deck has “Where Fantasy Becomes Reality” etched on it. Scheduled for 7, launching at 7:45 PM, this rager was blessed with beautiful weather that opened up the pool outside, increasing the space quite a bit and encouraging a lot of bikinis. My first drink was served to me by a woman dressed as the Khaleesi of the Horse Hordes, and it was off at a gallop from there. Meat was on offer along with drinks, meaning party-goers could keep their protein high with burgers and dogs throughout the night.

Gods & Monsters, the largest comic book store in the known universe, was giving away issues there.

 

 

At the Gods & Monsters tent. From left, facing camera: Todd Fisher, Anna Young, Amber, Paul, this correspondent.

At the Gods & Monsters tent. From left, facing camera: Todd Fisher, Anna Young, Amber, Paul, this correspondent.

 

 

You have to be fast for Sci-Fi Speed Dating.

You have to be fast for Sci-Fi Speed Dating.

 

Sci-Fi Speed Dating was holding sessions in the back, the girls of Geek Goddess were in the pool, and one madman, Tyler Weslowski from Crit Role Innovations, was doing a D&D 5th edition demo not far from the cosplay photographer’s booth.

 

 

The Geek Goddess girls, clockwise from left: Alice Malice, Lady Toxica, and Jessica Nova.

The Geek Goddess girls, clockwise from left: Alice Malice, Lady Toxica, and Jessica Nova.

 

 

I seriously felt like someone had pulled my spine and brain out after this.

I seriously felt like someone had pulled my spine and brain out after this.

 

All of that, and Moshi Moshi Productions’ famous dance numbers, too.

 

 

Which I obviously cannot photograph.

Which I obviously cannot photograph.

 

By 1:30 AM the body paint was getting smeared around among those cosplay girls still standing, and things were seen that can’t discretely be discussed online, and couldn’t be forgotten the next day. If you weren’t at Versus, you were barely at Megacon.

 

 

Your correspondent on the right, body paint model on the left.

Your correspondent on the right, body paint model on the left.

 

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Brian Downes is a writer who lives in Orlando, Florida. His novel, The Berlin Fraternity, about a man who hunts vampires for the Third Reich, is available on the Kindle and through Amazon.com. He enjoys pen and paper roleplaying games and geek culture. He clearly remembers waiting for The Empire Strikes Back to hit theaters, and vindicate his opinion that of course Vader was not Luke’s father. You can’t trust Vader’s word!

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