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03/22/08 - Anime Boston - Day 1-3, pictures of the convention itself! Cosplay, masquerade, lots of fun

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There was an uncontrollable mob in the video room at 8am on the first day of the con
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Travis Touchdown from No More Heroes!
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Snake from Metal Gear Solid 3!
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These guys wouldn't let me take their picture till they fixed their question mark.. surprise!
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A flash picture of the MGS3 group
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Poor Snake, what will he do now?
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Bryce checks out the schedule
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The infamous "white supremecist" bottles. The bottle people printed the file NAME instead of the contents! I'm just bummed I didn't get one!
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Dave on the computer
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Domo-kun loves his Companion Cube
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Chilling around Tech Ops in the afternoon
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Bulma and Piccolo!
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A storm trooper!
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An awesome Bowser!
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Bowser with a little more perspective
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James loves Anime Boston
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James and some cosplayers in line for pizza
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I love watching the interaction of cosplayers with normal people.. but it's hard to convey in a picture
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Chrono makes his way through the food court
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Card Captor Sakura gets some coffee
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Even anime characters need to use the ATM now and then
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My people!
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The registration line was epic
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I heard that at one point there was a three hour wait just to get in the line!
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This guy stole Snake's box from Smash Brothers Brawl
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Asahina poses in her bunny-girl outfit!
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So I heard...
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This guy had a working monitor playing DDR on his head!
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People milling around the dealer's room
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Dealer's room!
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Hey, you've got red on you
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That's right, it's Shaun from Shaun of the Dead
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Mr. Game and Watch!
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An incredible Ursula from The Little Mermaid
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The same shot, but with flash
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I ran into Venus again, the cool musical Link cosplayer I met at ConnectiCon 2006
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Venus Link again with flash
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TF2 cosplayers! We've got spy vs spy.. vs scout
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And the scout is after the intelligence!
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I'm not sure how Waldo got dragged into all of this
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Red spy and blue spy!
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Venus again! This time she's gotten herself into a fight with some Final Fantasy characters
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Go Links!
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Mudkip has made it onto an official sign!
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The crowd packs in for the AMV contest
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Bryce is having the time of his life
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Yes, the guy in the lobster suit is the same guy who was in the banana suit last year. You can apparently tell by the shoes..
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Hmm, there seems to be a crowd outside of main events
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That is a lot of anime fans
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Holy crap! Look how far back it goes!!
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I'm not sure who this is, but neat costume!
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I can't remember the last time I've seen an ad this direct
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This year's theme was under water, so.. here's a giant crab
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Me at my finest
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I just saw these guys posing and jumped in to take a picture
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A creepy nurse from Resident Evil, and an incredible costume of a citizen of Rapture, from Bioshock
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A somewhat creepy Mr. Popo
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I kept running into the Metal Gear Solid 3 guys
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Chell from Portal! Well done!
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That Vegeta guy is back again!
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Sadly this was the only Haibane cosplayer I saw all weekend. Great Reki!
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Chell finally found her Companion Cube
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Tifa, Aeris, and Squall on a chocobo!
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B-kun and the new A-chan working on a video
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This guy was just too funny. For those who can't read it, the symbol on his shirt says "su"
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This was my view for much of the convention.. keeping the microphone levels correctly set at panels
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These guys didn't ask tech ahead of time if they could hook up their camera so we had to improvise.. We hooked up the video and just used a microphone next to the camera's speaker
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I saw Reki again at one of the panels I staffed
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The turnout for The Pillows concert was.. impressive
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Something like 5000 people came to see it
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Bryce staffed the event, keeping people from using photography
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Another incredible Metal Gear Solid 3 team!
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I see Sokolov, Eva, The End, The Boss, Revolver Ocelot, Snake, and ..Snake
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A long exposure of the Masquerade's lights!
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Attendees getting seated
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Lauren Goodnight, the Masquerade Emcee injured her eye and had an eyepatch on
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Anime Boston 2008!
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Captain Jack Sparrow kicked things off with "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything"
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A skit involving the ongoing conflict between pirates and ninjas
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I can only assume these guys are from Kingdom Hearts due to the keyblades
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Impressive weapons
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Some more impressive weapons
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Don't you point that thing at me
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A very impressive J-E-N-O-V-A costume. Note the light-up eye
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And off she goes
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A strangely flamboyant Gaara, Temari, and Kankuro
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Temari shows off her flag
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Some kind of FMA skit
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The entire room was PACKED
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Link and Navi
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Look at all the Links!
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So many links
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A fight ensues!
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The fight.. seems to have ended
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What's over there?
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Fighting again!
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Black Link gets his head smashed in with a hammer
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Navi doesn't seem all that concerned.. little did she know that she was next
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Damn I love my telephoto lens
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Inuyasha sure can dance
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Inuyasha and.. Inuyasha!
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He likes to be scratched behind the ear
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The Haruhi Thriller zombies
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Haruhi was a mess
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That guy from Ouran high everyone likes
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These guys were pretty hilarious. This was a fake ad for hair spray
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Well done, guys
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Someone, Winry, and Tifa!
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The skit continues
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More dancing!
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Swing that bat around
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Sora.. asks a question
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Guys with neat props!
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Various characters..
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Various characters to the caramelldansen!
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Scott, I mean B-kun, makes a mad dash across teh stage
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Neat costume
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This was a pretty crazy prop
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It's all spiky
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And curvy
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These guys were from one of the Dot Hack's
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A challenger appears!
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Pretty incredible costumes
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Something about Romeo and Juliet?
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She was doing an audition
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This little kid got wicked excited
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I dunno, cosplayers! Whooo
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Their skit continues
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I have no idea who they are
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Lauren Goodnight's eyepatch kept getting more elaborate as the night went on
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Deedlit from Record of Lodoss War
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The guy playing Ghim walked on his knees
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These guys were pretty funny, great costumes too!
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Deedlit strikes a pose
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The Prince from Katamari!
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The plan was to roll up Boston..
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And off he goes!
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Oh no! Cousin Ichigo!
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And there was some kind of conclusion..
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The Katamari Dance!
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Mike Lee makes a brief appearance on stage!
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And off he goes!!
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That is one big scythe
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L hates carrots
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Another chocobo girl!
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Pretty crazy costume
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Putting his weapon in inventory..
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Resident Evil, right?
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A standoff!
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Inevitably, there was dancing
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Purple Girl!
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Black Girl, Red Girl, and Purple Girl!
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These two were pretty neat
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They turned around!
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Running around..
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Look out!
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Not sure what's going on here
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Lauren's eyepatch grows ever larger
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A-chan runs across the stage!
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This costume was just too ridiculous
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Giant Jigglypuff!
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And he's armed wtih a marker!!
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These guys were ghosts I guess
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Because they played the ghost busters theme and attacked them with this gun!
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Ahhhh ghostbusting gun!
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The "Life inside your DS" skit
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Cooking Mama and Phonix Wright!
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I'm not sure who these guys are but the crowd loved them
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The DS skit continues
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Look at them go
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Phoenix Wright really got into the dance
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Is that an objection I see?
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Everyone gets in on the dancing now!
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Great skit, guys!
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Lauren didn't seem to care that her eyepatch was slowly taking over her entire face
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Some neat cosplayers from a show I don't know
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He's got a bunch of credit cards!
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Belldandy.. and friends!
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They danced to "Soldier Boy"
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I don't know why either, Red Skirt Girl
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Sketch finally finished his Canti cosplay! To give you an idea of huge it is, look at the Guitar Hero guitar!
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It looks great, Sketch!
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He got himself involved in a guitar battle
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Sketch looks to his opponent
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Guitar battle!
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Sketch plays some more
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Go, Sketch, go!
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The needle is clearly on Sketch's side
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He's switched to his Canti-sized guitar
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Mike Lee cut the lights so we could see how his costume glowed!
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Awesome job, Sketch
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Yes, at this point, Lauren actually had a circuit board attached to her face
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The Haruhi skit in the exhibition portion! Sorry I only got one picutre, I wanted to get a video of this group
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The Anime Boy Band, or something like that.. if you didn't know about Bridget before, sorry to break the news
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I'll give you one guess as to what song they're doing.. I see a Y
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I see an M
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The dancing continues
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What are Goku and Ash doing?
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That might be an A
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And that's definitely a C
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A wider shot of the dancers
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See? I was actually just about as far away as possible
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I just really like this shot
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I'm not sure what's going on here
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Some sort of gameshow
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Oh no! Fighting!
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Bisque and Lauren dance!
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Selecting characters for the Smash Brothers skit
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Link vs Marth
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Peach doesn't seem all that intimidated by Mario
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Link's leg is exposed!
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I think the game was paused at this point
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The fight rages on
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This guy was keeping track of lives
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Mario seems pretty pleased
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The incredible Duck Hunt team set up their ridiculous skit
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By sitting in the balcony, I ruined the forced perspective.. from the ground all this stuff lined up
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It still looks pretty great though
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The lights in the front were controlled with custom programmed microcontrollers!
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That scoreboard is just begging to have bigger numbers on it
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A neat 15-second exposure of the tech area
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The Anime Boston technical staff, hard at work to bring you another fine show
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Most people bailed out after the AMV awards
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Just a few people left for the Masquerade awards
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A better shot of the ginormous Nintendo gun used in Duck Hunt
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Dick Tripwire oddly pats a voice actor on the head
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Dick Tripwire surveys the crowd
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Look how many people showed up to Hentai Dubbing!
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Yes, that's right. Hentai Dubbing was in Main Events this year!
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Dick Tripwire cues up the DVD
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Dick picked the guy on the right just cause it was so weird. "I don't even care if it's a chick in there, just get up here"
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Dick and the voice actor performed what must be the first ever live music AMV
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Mike asked Dick Tripwire to sign some hentai he had produced
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Mr. Tripwire was happy to oblige
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Quite a souvenir for Mike!
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We found Pimp Mario, the guy who saved the day at Hentai Dubbing with his hilarious performance
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I guess us anime fans are just a bunch of heathans
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