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08/13/08 - Otakon 2008! This was my first time at Otakon and I had a blast. Great cosplay pics inside!

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Bryce and I walked for quite a while to find this guy
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The line was really really long but moved surprisingly fast
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Inside was pretty crowded
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I like the beams
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There were a lot of registration areas
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Anime Boston could learn a thing or two from this setup
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I had to go with the Kimba the White Lion badge
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Bryce went with some lame badge from Street Fighter or something..
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Ah, the DS's are out tonight
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A common sight throughout the weekend
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People milling around registration
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VicBond standing around
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Albert and Bryce
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People outside on Friday morning
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Walking along..
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There were always lines
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Pre-reg lines, registration lines, event lines..
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The line continues
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Entering another part of the building
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More line shots
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I think you get the idea
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It only gets worse indoors
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Since Bryce was an AMV Contest finalist this year, he got a special badge to get into the event.. me and Tony got these
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Otaku everywhere!
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There were always people leaning over the railings
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Another nice escalator shot
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Albert gets a crowd shot
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Another Engineer!
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Hanging out in Video 1 watching AMV Overflow
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I'd alread seen all these videos in the 8 hour marathon pre-screening, but it was still nice to see them again
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I wish I had gotten a better picture of these guys.. they were the new FOXHOUND unit from MGS4
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Flags and otaku
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Shoot-em-ups in the game room
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He's got the intelligence! Luckily I'm on Blue Team so I didn't care
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Guitar Hero time!
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Bryce and McKeed play some Naruto game
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They creamed the other guys
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It's too bad there was only one Rock Band station
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A nice panorama of the game room
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People walking around the game room
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Cool ceiling with a long exposure
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I highlighted events I really wanted to see so I wouldn't miss something
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This guy was having trouble getting out of his costume
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Shots like this is why I love conventions. Surreal sights of anime and video game characters doing normal things
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There were a few Spartans wandering around
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It's Psycho Mantis!
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Another crowd shot
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Banana Suit Man again!
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The escalator was a great place for crowd shots
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Scintilla of Aqualine Studios did a great L
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He even brought candy!
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A few Jokers standing around
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It's the pre-reg line! Where's Tony?
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Bryce refused to participate in a con-survival show on OG.. and this is what happened
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A Rakka cosplayer! I haven't seen one in years, great job!
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An excellent sniper cosplay, excellent work
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This Reki was really cool but kind of hassled me. I think she was just messing around
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A great Gordon Freeman!
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Captain N!
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Aeris!
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King Hippo! Now that's a rare cosplay
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Quail Man!
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I don't know who these guys were but they were already posing for someone else
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An impressive Heavy
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I got another angle as he posed for someone else
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Ah, the classics
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Sailor Scouts!
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Walking through Baltimore
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A building..
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Crane..
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Albert and Bryce walking ahead of me
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A Metal Gear Solid soldier saw me!
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Gentlemen... behold! Dr. Weird!
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I'm not sure who these guys are, but they had some spiffy costumes
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A Soldier and a Pyro!
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A mass objection!
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So many Phoenix Wright Lawyers.... I think
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Navi!! Hey! Listen!
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I took this one without thinking much about it but it came out really great
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This is another picture I took in a snap without thinking about it.. came out great!
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The pointers!
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Big crowd, but this was only a medium amount for that area. It got much more crowded at times
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Bryce is having a good time
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A helicopter was hovering nearby.. just... watching.
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Tony looks like he's having fun
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Hall shot
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Bryce standing around
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A demoman!
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I didn't realize it at the time, but this is Z getting into the Meep Mop costume
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These guys were pretty spiffy
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Chad of PBC Productions explains how this workshop is going to work
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Explaining stuff..
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Setting up a green screen
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What's that spy doing?
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He's up to no good
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Sneaky sneaky spy
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A tiny Meep Mop!
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The green screen is making progress
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Meep Z... Z Mop...
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Brett (Captain S) has his laptop set up for editing
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Bryce waits for the event to start
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Getting Final Cut Pro open
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Meep Mop poses for a test shot
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Meep Mop is so menacing
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Explaining the scene
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Ready to rock
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Bryce and Tony look psyched
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Getting the scene set
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Wheeljack!
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OK, maybe less psyched
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This dude had a powerglove and a Virtual Boy!
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Scaaaawy
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Meep Mop and Wheeljack fight!
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Storyboards
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I filmed the filming of the filming
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The fighting continued
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Getting a shot of Captain S editing
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Wheeljack closeup
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This Wheeljack was actually a volunteer from the con
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The projection over Chad's face
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Bryce gets briefed on his role
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He's going to throw Otakon into Meep Mop
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Bryce prepares for his role
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Get ready for throw #1
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The overhand throw didn't go well, he totally missed
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Chad and a tiny Meep Mop
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Balancing Meep Mop
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Me, Bryce, and Tony in a shot used in the final product
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Chad signs Tony's Genesis controller
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Very nice, Tony
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I like the Otakon staff shirts
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Editing the Meep Mop video
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Meep Mop standing on Meep Mop!
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Yoko from Gurren Lagann
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The halls got a little empty later on
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Nice companion cube!
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Blue Army!
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Crowd shot
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Blue Army guy again
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A nice Old Snake
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I love escalator shots
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These guys tried to hassle J-Bone and McKeed.
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McKeed made them look like the idiots they are
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Fireworks at a nearby baseball game!
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Fireworks
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White fireworks!
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People standing around outside
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The convention center
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Vic, J-Bone, and Amanda
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McKeed with his free hat
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Albert is having a fun time
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The AMV contest ballot
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Vic is the president of VicBond-con
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McKeed's all about the jazz fingers
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VicBond and J-Bone
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Funny joke
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Amanda is having fun
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My Engineer costume without the goggles
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Engineer costume with goggles
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OK, now this is pretty crowded. Note that this is the area I've taken several escalator shots from
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McKeed on the phone
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Looking over the menu
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Tony decides what to order
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Sake!
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Chopsticks are ready
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Sitting around waiting for food
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McKeed strains under the load of the giant sushi platter
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We got a lot of sushi
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Itadakimasu!
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Render chan sits on the stage during Iron Editor
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Bryce concentrates on Iron Editor
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The crowd at Iron Editor
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Bryce working
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McKeed, Bryce, and Vic during Iron Editor
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I was on stage for a minute delivering a jump drive and took the opportunity to show Bryce's view of the crowd.. lots of people
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Luigi, Peach, and Mario!
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Bryce wears Tony's Bryce mask
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Jefferson tries the Bryce mask
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Tony was pretty proud of his mask, Bryce thought it was pretty funny
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Albert's turn
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McKeed emerging from Bryce's head
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Jefferson dances!
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Albert, McKeed, and Bryce
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McKeed defended his title! Congrats, Iron Editor Bryce!
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Bryce was pretty excited
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A drunken SMS conversation between Bryce and Mike (VegettoEX)
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A big sign in the distance
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Bryce at dinner
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Looking good, Bryce
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Meri (who did the One Guitar AMV) poses for a picture
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I caught a flash from the camera!
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Baltimore lights
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More Baltimore lights
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A 30 second exposure!
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The blue lines are from the elevators going up and down
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Gross posing
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Phone time
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AMV creators
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AMV nerds
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Brad strikes a pose
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Bryce at UNO's
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Bryce and Mike
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Mike looks like he's suspicious of something
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McKeed and Joanna
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Vic and Albert
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Bryce is looking good in his "wife beater"
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McKeed drunkenly explains stuff
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It was a funny night
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Nice license plate
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The Harry Potter Puppet Pals!
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Some cosplayers standing around
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Meep Mop and Bryce!
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Sonic in a crowd
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Sonic!
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Bryce with his Meep Mop
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A sweet Bubblegum Crisis cosplay
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I really like this shot because I took it through a hole in the crowd, so most of the people are blurry
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My tiny Meep Mop!
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Pedobear is chasing a girl! Look out!
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Ahhh, pedobear!!
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This PSP was watching me
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A space shuttle / T-rex transformer!
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This.. is a dude.
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I didn't see this guy again, so I only got this shot from behind.. he's a Metal Gear Solid codec call!
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We passed through Delaware on the way to and from the con
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Driving back to Ohio
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Nice skies
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Gotta love the open road
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Another confrontational religious billboard
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An ominous cloud in the distance.. turned out to be nothing
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Freaking $14 toll!
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The Covenant Transport again!
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I was stuck in traffic behind road work for like like 40 minutes
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I hate road work
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