I know it may be hard to believe, but not everyone who frequents nerd conventions dresses up in cosplay costumes. That's right, after visiting 2013 SLCNerd Expo at The Complex last Saturday, I was completely blown away when I discovered people in normal clothes, like khakis, cardigans and long-sleeved T-shirts. In fact, despite over-hyped, media-driven stereotypes, more than 18 percent of all SLCNerd convention-goers were not wearing a costume (Disclaimer: 62 percent of all percentages are made up)...
Here's a panel of normal-looking experts discussing whether or not Lord of The Rings sucks. Not a single person is wearing a cosplay costume.
Don't bother pointing her out, this is her natural hair color ... and horns.
Nothing unusual here, just an extremely bored and probably hungry wife.
Just a couple of guys playing a quiet game of Magic: The Gathering. A typical scene at a convention.
A stereotypical Utah couple. Note the Canadian tuxedo.
Just a guy in a leather sweater and a man wearing a white jumpsuit.
There's nothing absurd about sharing their love for the color pink.
A man being interviewed about the tactical benefits of khaki.
A bin of toast.
Bill Frost inspecting the toast.
A girl who apparently loves to harvest wheat.
Local men who enjoy tiny T-shirts.
Here's a tree, or possibly someone dressed up as a tree.
A local sportsman who enjoys hunting with a plastic sword and shield.