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WinterCon 2022

The weekend of March 12 & 13, 2022 marked the return of WinterCon to Resorts World NYC in Queens, New York. The last time the event had been held was way back in December of 2019. Thanks to COVID it wasn't held the following year. Then, in 2021, it was set to take place in December, but Omicron changed those plans. And, it was postponed till this month. But, the end result was more than worth the wait! 

The guest list was awesome! With the main appeal, to me, being the Aliens cast reunion. That James Cameron sci-fi/ horror/ action classic is my second favorite movie of all time. I had been wanting to meet the cast forever, with Jennette Goldstein being at the very top of the list. She played the badass and tough as nails Private Vasquez, one of my favorite characters in a film filled with incredible characters. She was super sweet in person. 

The other person I was looking forward to meeting was the original Michael Myers from John Carpenter's Halloween, himself, Nick Castle! He also played him in parts of the last two entries in the franchise, Halloween (2018) and Halloween Kills. While, I had seen him at various horror cons, I never did go up to him till now. He was really nice in person.

Basically this means that I got autographs for two of my favorite movies of all time! You can see them in the pic below.

The Aliens cast was reunited onstage for a really cool and informative panel.

As you may have noticed, I was in my Captain America, Avengers: Infinity War cosplay. And, as always I was really excited to see other people's cosplays. While there wasn't a whole lot of them on Sunday, there were some cool ones on hand. Was there more on Saturday? If you know this to be the case let me know in the comments section below. Anyway, here are some of my favorite cosplays that I saw on Sunday:

I also got to run into my friend and all around awesome cosplayer, Miss. Cheng. We chatted for a bit catching up since the last time I saw her, coincidently was at the last WinterCon. As always, her cosplay was cool as hell! She was D.Va from Overwatch, this time around.

Finally, I got to buy some cool toys and got some killer deals on them! I picked up Funko Pops of Fantastic Four's H.E.R.B.I.E. and a Walmart exclusive of Chatterer from Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (even though he isn't in that movie, but I digress) and an Ultimate Macready from John Carpenter's The Thing by NECA (which I actually scored for $25!).

I had an absolute blast at WinterCon, which remains one of my favorite conventions around. I hope this upward trend continues, and we will have more cons. Were you at WinterCon, and if so what did you enjoy the most? Let me know in the comments section.