After hours, there were a couple of Fan Expo kick-off parties. One was at the Tattoo Rock Parlour. Interesting venue, the place was packed, there was DJ, at a corner, there was a guy painting a portrait, quite a few people in costume, even some of the servers were dressed up. I also ran into a few of the industry guests partying in the crowd. There was even an interesting show that involved a girl in a Captain America costume – or lack of a costume.
The other party was held at a nightclub called the Courthouse, this was the horror track party (hosted by Rue Morgue magazine I believe). It wasn’t as packed as the other party and there were only a few people in costume, but there were a couple of girls with amazing gory makeup.