Recap: Wizard World Portland

It was their Destiny to make those costumes.

Wizard World has come and gone through Portland, and for the most part, appears to have been a rousing success. This year saw an expansion of Wizard World Gaming, and a significant chunk of the convention floor was converted into a massive console arcade where attendees could compete in Street Fighter, Tekken, and Naruto tournaments. There were an uncanny number of Deadpools in the audience, clear testimony to the popularity of the character and movie right now, but even the merc with the mouth could not compete with the sheer number of people wearing TARDIS dresses, tweed jackets and red dresses: the clear star of the show was former Doctor, Matt Smith.


Way in the back of the convention hall, they actually had comic books, too. Only the creepy weirdos NOT in costume went there.

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