Greg Dean and Liz from Real Life shared a booth with MegaTokyo at the 2003 San Diego Comic Con.
Batjew is one of Tycho and Gabe's old buddies.
"The cosplay archive" is a feature of Dom's site oop-ack.com.
"Monkey ass" is apparently in reference to Powers #31 by Brian Michael Bendis.
Mmm... monkey ass.