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Pictures taken during August 2008

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Those things from Metal Gear Solid 3 is real!
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I thought this chair would be so cool... think again
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I was expected to roll in around 12:32, but after stopping for gas and food it was more like 1.
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Bryce driving along
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Driving to the AMV Hell 0 Divided by Zero showing.. bad idea
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Bryce's Scout bag
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Spiffy clouds on the way to Otakon
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Check out the rays coming out the hole in the cloud
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Bryce is a relaxed driver
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Clouds
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More cool clouds
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I just thought this was funny
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Ooo, God Rays
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Getting back int the car.. to Otakon!
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Nice clouds
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Looks a little ominous though
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It was so rainy we couldn't see anything!
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Clearing up a little
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Even better
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The sun!
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The trucks weren't exactly happening
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These guys don't know what they're in for
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More awesome rays
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Oooo, rays
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What's up with this tiny building?
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The obligatory picture out of the hotel window
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We were on the 23rd floor, I think
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Baltimore!
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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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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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Whooo, Otaku Generation Live!
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I managed to keep my spiffy lanyard
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Waiting in the barbeque line
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Datta! My boss!
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I was having a good time
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BBQ line
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Ooo, a playground!
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Datta had to take a call
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This is Doug Blake (I think), who is one of the management dudes
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An airplane!
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He's armed!
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Having fun in the dunk tank
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Waiting for the inevitable
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Holy crap that is a big dog
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Look out! He's gonna eat you!
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The moment the seat drops
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Throwing balls at the dunk tank
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Standing around
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Datta and Mary
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Ahhh, run!
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These guys were playing this game with a really gross name.. Cornhole
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Playing Cornhole
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Don't shoot!
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Another dunking
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The Cornhole.. hole.
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This dude cheated!
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Oh no!
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Volleyball
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Datta at some kind of Wright Brothers monument
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He made me pose for a picture
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Me in front of the runways at Area A
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We are here
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Runways!
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Runways!!
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I finally checked out MacGregor park.. turned out it's just an industrial park
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Ughhh I hate packing
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 Figures, a week before I move out I get new windows
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This guy went to town ripping everything out
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Ripping chunks out
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It was weird having a giant hole in my apartment
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The missing window from the outside
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New windows waiting to be installed
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This guy wanted to buy my copy of Final Fantasy VII
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Putting in the new frame
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This guy was going into my bedroom to finish the windows in there
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The new windows were nice but you couldn't open them as much as the old ones
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I found the receipt for my PS3!
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Meep Mop waves goodbye to Woodman Park Apartments
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My apartment. Bye!
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My car was really full
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Even the front seat was packed
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The trunk had an insane amount of stuff in it
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Posters!
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The open road
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A high voltage power line near Three Mile Island
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Active cooling towers!
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The cooling towers for Unit 1!
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The dormant cooling towers of Unit 2
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Unit 2 itself. It'll be dangerously radioactive inside for hundreds of years.
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Another overview of Unit 2
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Unit 1 with steam coming out of its towers
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I really like the effect the humidity in the air gave this picture
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Me standing in front of Three Mile Island's infamous Unit 2
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A very backlit picture of Unit 2's cooling towers
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Fission and Fusion
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Unit 1's towers again
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A gorgeous shot of the sun setting behind one of Unit 2's cooling towers
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More power lines
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If the TMI incident had gotten much worse this would all be a radioactive wasteland
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Not much traffic
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