Well, I didn't make it to nearly as many bookish events at D*Con as I'd planned. Actually, the convention is so huge, with hundreds of guest speakers, dozens of programming tracks and tens of thousands of attendees, it's pretty much a given that you'll only see a fraction of everything that's going on.
Probably, the most stunning thing is seeing so many of the costumed fans.
There were, as usual, plenty of stormtroopers to be found.
Steampunkers were in abundance this year. Think earth-tones, recycled and reused items in a future where Victorian aesthetic still holds sway. It's the future if the Industrial Revolution had never taken place, and ray guns were delicately hand-crafted with plenty of clockwork gears.
I even happened to run across, if you can believe it... a steampunk Boba Fett.