The other MAJOR difference in American fan conventions and Mexican? SUNDAY IS THE BUSY DAY.
I took more photos over the weekend of some amazing cosplayers including:
It was busy as soon as the doors opened and we spent the time watching the hoards of people pile in. The air conditioning couldn’t take the load, though, and eventually everyone began to get sweaty.
Mexican fanboy funk kicked in.
Needing a break, Troy and I took a walk to the local market to buy some authentic fake Oakleys (because I left my sunglasses at the hotel.)
it was there that we encountered our first Mexican drug dealer. Here is what we said to us almost verbatim:
Hey guys, you looking to buy something? I got everything. I can get you weed. Cocaine. Prices cheaper than Kmart, man.
Troy and I both came to the same thought: “They sell cocaine in Kmart?!” I mean, we DID see hard liquor in Walmart. LOL
Needless to say, we said no gracias and made our way back to the convention center.
Back at ExpoComics Cancun, Chris bad befriended a unique flavor of fanboy: Gears of Wars Cosplayers. Imagine a group of manley men in manley GOW2 costumes walking around in a group after a tournament chanting “GEARS OF WAR! GEARS OF WAR! GEARS OF WAR!”
Now add in the Mexican accent.
These guys were some crazy motherfuckers. No more so than their American counterparts, but they were dedicated to their fandom in the best possible way. After the Gears of War 2 tournament, the cosplayers all approached Chris and gave him one of their foam gun replicas… “for our number one favorite Gears of War fan!”
Great fans and great people.