Returning to event recaps (which I am super behind on), our first con of 2019 was MAGFest. We went Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this year, opting to skip Sunday in order to recover before returning to work. Those three days were pretty packed. We bounced between playing tabletop games, walking through the dealer hall, doing photo shoots, and socializing. MAGFest is always a great way to start the year.
On Thursday, we began the con with a photographers photo shoot meetup. The idea was to get group photos of photographers, since they so rarely get to have their pictures taken. Mike participated in the shoot, while I took photos. It was a fun way to start the con and nice to meet some more local and non-local photographers.
We spent most of the rest of Thursday playing tabletop games (in the newly built adjacent building, which had way more space but less cell service) and wandering around.
Friday was more of the same. Our college roommate Michelle came with us to the con for both Thursday and Friday, and it was fun to hang out with her. Plus, she cleaned up in the Splendor tournament, coming in second by way of a tie breaker. I also did a shoot with Brad Behles, which I will recap separately in a post about my costumes that weekend.
Our first shoot on Saturday was with Janine in her Carol Danvers Vers cosplay. It was warm enough for us to go outside for some photos.
(One of Janine’s colleagues made a cool animation of this photo that can be seen here.)
In the afternoon we did a couple quick shoots with friends. Crazy Jae Cosplay has an amazing Hades. I love her makeup!
Blackstar Cosplay was nice enough to let us get a shot so Mike could experiment with his lightsaber Photoshop technique. I quite like how it came out!