Summary: A group of high schoolers unexpectedly run into each other at a comic-con. What happens when their cosplay identities merge with their actual identities? And what if, what happens at the con doesn't stay at the con? 
There's a little bit of musical partners, but I promise it ends up Spuffy!
Categories: Alternate Reality, All Human
Characters: Original Characters
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 10
Word count: 49,350 Hit Count: 3,612 ePub Downloads: 78
Published: April 15, 2016 Updated: April 24, 2016

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Story Notes: I went to my first comic-con this year and it truly was like walking into an alternate reality. It inspired me to write a mash up where the human high school kids will seem very familiar to us...and even more so when they cosplay our favorite cast of characters. Where does real life end and fantasy begin, and what happens when the costume comes off but the character doesn't?
The students names are mash ups of the BTVS characters and the actors that play them. They should all be self evident, but Sarah Summers just didn't seem to fit our main character's personality, I went with Sal Winters, more suited to our spunky heroine. 
Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.
A shout out and thanks to Telsa, who was kind enough to read this even though it's an all human fic, and who still talks to me even after our fights over commas!

1. That's What Friends are For.... by Cryptwarmer - Likes: 13 Comments: 11 Word Count: 2,645 Hit Count: 781 Published: April 15, 2016

In which we meet our characters, and take a trip back in time to high school, besties, boyfriends, and hopeless crushes.


Nick Alexander, Will James, Dre, Harmony Kendall, Sal Winters, Alli Rosenburg, Cordelia Carpenter, Liam Angeles

2. Sal Is In Wonderland by Cryptwarmer - Likes: 12 Comments: 7 Word Count: 4,722 Hit Count: 343 Published: April 16, 2016

Part the which Sal is in over her head, Nick is in up to his eyeballs, Cordy is in a snit and Will is in heaven.... 

The characters and any identifying characteristics are the property of Joss, Mutant Enemy and their associates.

The nonsense is mine. 

The only characters and alternate universes that actually exist (as far as I know) are the ones related to BTVS. The rest are generic nods towards the great big, complicated, colorful and wonderful world of fantasy geekdom. I love it all! 

Thanks to Telsa for reading it and helping remove some of the ellipses, which are my tattered security blankets that I am loathe to part with.

3. Hit or Miss and Internal Affairs by Cryptwarmer - Likes: 12 Comments: 7 Word Count: 5,237 Hit Count: 318 Published: April 17, 2016

Our gang continues to ricochet through the crowd in a series of meet ups, missed connections and the munchies. 

The characters and any identifying characteristics are the mind gems and property of Joss, Mutant Enemy and their associates. Their antics are completely mine. This is just for fun, never for profit.

Thanks to Telsa, for reading and rereading and coming to the conclusion that I cannot spell any word that derives from French. 

4. Recon and Reckoning by Cryptwarmer - Likes: 10 Comments: 8 Word Count: 4,957 Hit Count: 300 Published: April 18, 2016

Time to figure out who's who and what's up. In other words...things that go "bump" at the con.

Any recognizable characters and characteristics are the brain children and bread winners of Joss et al. The alibis and antics are mine and no bread is being won. His is the wheat bread, mine is the wonder bread.

Shout out to Telsa who spread the jam on my Wonder Bread again, in this chapter

5. What the Bleeding Hell is Wrong....with Everyone?!!! by Cryptwarmer - Likes: 10 Comments: 8 Word Count: 4,896 Hit Count: 296 Published: April 19, 2016

All characters and identifying characteristics spring from and belong to Joss "the man" Whedon, Mutant Enemy and their associates. All their current woes spring from me and the jungle known as high school. Joss is rich and famous, I write fan fic and dream about Hot Guy. I even have to pay for my own tickets to con. sigh

Submitted for your approval...a day in the life of American teens who have entered a dimension known as the cosplay zone.

Thanks to Telsa, who doesn't like Riley either but agreed to keep reading just the same.

6. Let's Dress Up! by Cryptwarmer - Likes: 10 Comments: 8 Word Count: 6,719 Hit Count: 287 Published: April 20, 2016

All characters, names and identifiable characteristics belong to Joss, Mutant Enemy and whomever else was responsible for the wonder that is BTVS. All antics and shenanigans in this tale are purely mine, and just for fun, never for profit.

Thanks to Telsa, who is so patient with me, my punctuation, and even Sal...but not so much with Riley.

7. Things that Go Bump by Cryptwarmer - Likes: 11 Comments: 6 Word Count: 5,984 Hit Count: 299 Published: April 21, 2016

All characters, identifying characteristics and bars of music that we can't get out of our brains are still the property of Joss W, Mutant Enemy and other Powers That Be. The silly is all mine, just for fun and never for profit.

Thanks to the amazing Telsa who said, FINALLY! Which is ironic because she keeps making me remove words that end in "ly". Clearly I don't always take her advice.

8. Conversations of Consequence by Cryptwarmer - Likes: 10 Comments: 6 Word Count: 2,982 Hit Count: 316 Published: April 22, 2016

All characters, identifying characteristics, names, places and miscellany that resemble anything in the Whedonverse, are the property of Joss, Mutant enemy and anyone else who can lay legal claim to them. I write this tale for smiles and giggles, no copyright infringement intended and not a penny earned. 

Thanks to Telsa, who agreed this chapter needed to be short so the next one can be longer...and it didn't make sense to put a commercial break in an awkward place, this story already has its fair share of awkward. 


9. The Dance by Cryptwarmer - Likes: 13 Comments: 8 Word Count: 5,026 Hit Count: 318 Published: April 23, 2016

Disclaimer, all characters, identifiable characteristics, and any other bits of wisdom that spring from Joss, ME, and any associates belong only to them, and may they live long and prosper. The story is another one of my daydreams and I seek nothing but to share it with Spuffy fans and to continue daydreaming. 

Thanks again to Telsa, who may only be betaing this because she wants to find out what happens next before anyone else does! That's a pretty good recommendation. 

Yeah, I know that Will should have white hair, but it was the best pic I could find and he looked so hot I couldn't resist. Use your imagination. sigh

Don't our friends look pretty?

10. Averting an Apocalypse by Cryptwarmer - Likes: 18 Comments: 13 Word Count: 6,182 Hit Count: 354 Published: April 24, 2016

All characters, identifying characteristics and the like belong to Joss, Mutant Enemy and anyone lucky enough to have legal claim to them. This story belongs to us Spuffy fans who are suckers for a happy ending. We seek only that, never profit, not even fame. 

This is it folks! The wrap up of our merry tale! I hope you enjoy it!

Much (read "endless") thanks and gratitude to the amazing Telsa, who took a chance on me and an all human fic. I hope we can work together again soon! 

Here are a few pics for this chapter...come on now, you didn't think I was going to make it TOO easy on them did you?