I spent some time wandering around, first in the convention hotel (because, well, air conditioning) and then outside where the Marvel group was to meet. Posing occurred:
After lots of waiver signing (apparently, being a superhero involves paperwork) and a reminder that this was not the photoshoot for people wearing cheap, store-bought costumes, the crowd split into groups.
I resisted the temptation to make the requisite “Assemble!… over here, on the stairs” joke.
S.H.I.E.L.D in full effect:
You can imagine how easy it is to wrangle a group of Deadpools:
Lokis on the move:
Overheard: “Amazingly enough, we have enough for a Guardians of the Galaxy group this year.” Please follow the raccoon.
Adorable X-Men Evolution Kurt and Kitty:
And, finally, the main X-Men group shot. A million bonus points, endless appreciation of your nerd skills and a shout-out to your awesomeness if you can name every character in this photo: