This past weekend Fri Sep 27- Sun 29, 2013 Shiny Productions put on quite the geek party with their first annual Myths and Legends Convention at the Sheraton DTC. Along with a Friday night shindig of Harry Potter Wizard “Yule Ball,” a Firefly Browncoat Shindig, they offered plenty of activities for all ages involving Doctor Who, Firefly, Lord of the Rings, and My Little Pony. One of the shiniest highlights of the con was a shadowcast of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s: Once More with Feeling. Joss Whedon fans absolutely live for the chance to sing along with these classic with their fellow Browncoats. The Rocky Mountain Shadowcasters had obviously put in a tremendous about of effort and love in to their performance Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. The costumes were spot on and the props were accurate. The actor who played Captain Hammer portrayed an obnoxious big headed super-hero while the two actors who played Dr. Horrible did a great job sucking us in to his emotions. After a brief intermission the actors returned for a very enjoyable performance of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s: Once More with Feeling. Some of the actors actually sang the songs and were quite talented. The highlight of the performance was definitely the part “They got the mustard out.” This inside joke for all Buffy fans created a huge round of applause.
The only downside to the experience were the rude hecklers in the audience who not only almost ruined the experience for the audience, they hurt the feelings of some of the cast members who had put a lot of work in to their parts. It is all fun and games until someone loses a tear.
Myths and Legends Convention had approx. 250 in attendance Saturday night closed the fabulous day out with a Buccaneer Bash including musical performances by Pandora Celtica, The Kilted Man, a pirate king crowning, and a fabulous geek mixer. They even had a kilt blowing competition where a Doctor Who in a kilt stole the show. Even the ever popular dealer’s room had plenty of bobbles and gadgets to offer.