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I found this sign in the airpot
Hey it's Rick from Anime Boston!
Wow, an actually interesting view from my hotel window
Ready to hit the BCC and pick up my staff badge
The pre-reg line is already pretty long
My first cosplayer sighting
This guy probably knows where he's going
Hey it's that guy I am!
Waiting to pick up my staff badge
Video 1 looks beautiful this year! I can't wait to see the contest up on the 16:9 screen
I love seeing the BCC empty like this. It's so eerie
Where are all the attendees?
Ah here they are, registration!
From what I could see the line was moving pretty well.. but I wasn't waiting in it
It's Ice Cold Water Man!
I had to get a picture with him. Of course, I bought an ice cold water
I've been spotted!
This guy seemed really into his job
Lots of attendees milling about the front of the BCC
Meanwhile, a baseball game is letting out only a block away! A lot of baseball fans were confused by the cosplayers
It's Vic!
And Amanda!
Someone was playing video games on the screen in Video 1
Amanda's ready to kick this weekend off
Planning how we're going to load our gear into the BCC
The loading docks are pretty busy
We talked to Craig, one of the DSL guys Vic knows about what we can expect for a setup in Video 1
Standing around the loading docks
The coveted SDCC Derpy figure!
A few of these time lapse infrared cameras were installed in video rooms in an attempt to estimate attendance. From what I hear, it wasn't very effective. Too dark.
We decided that if Con-Ops is Ponyville, then AMV Ops is Cloudsdale
AMV Victor!
Watching the Video 1 curtain go up
Vic and Amanda painted this on the side of Vic's van with soap
These guys were unloading huge arcade machines
I can't resist taking pictures of mirrors like this
A cloud indoors! This is where the air conditioned air met the outside, super humid air
Hall D, the concert. This was the last I saw of it
That's a lot of consoles
Alan and Amanda in Video 1
They flew the center channel behind the screen.
One of those funny infrared cameras
Craig helps Vic get hooked into DSL's gear
Working to get the scaling correct
"Hey Vic, point that light at me for a second"
The video server in all its glory
Time to head back to the hotel for the night. Our first showing starts tomorrow at 10am!
The Hilton staff were wearing Otakon pins
We pushed my cot in between the two normal beds to make a MEGA BED
Master Shake!
An Aquabats cosplayer! That's a first
A great Twilight Spakle and Spike cosplay duo
Jeff is in the swing of things in Pub Ops
Don't eat Crabby!
F da po-lice
Pub Ops dynamic duo
That's not how microphones work, Jeff!
Who doesn't?
Jeff, international man of Macintosh
April O'Neil was interviewing people
Don't trip on the cables behind the screen in Video 1!
I don't know what the hell is up with these horse heads, but they are creepy and I saw a lot of them
OH-TA-KON, yepyepyepyep
Excellent Twilight Sparkle cosplay!
Shouldn't this guy be at CERN?
Ack! More creepy horse head people! The business suits make it way creepier
Sniper and sniper?
An amazing Angelic Layer cosplay troupe! I haven't seen an Angelic Layer cosplayer in a while
But who's inside??
We never figured out what this line was for
This year, just for fun, we customized all the ballot counters with pony art
Of course, mine had Trixie. The Great and Powerful Trixie cares not for ballot counting
I love the Derpy artwork. She wants to eat that cloud so bad!
Long exposures with the light wands? More on this later
Joy picked up some Panty and Stocking figures
Shin, the man who finally dethroned Chris as the Iron Editor
Chris! I liked his video better, but I'm not a judge. He had a good run!
What the hell is going on here??
We didn't have a real sign, so I made one
Quail Man!
A far too detailed and far too close up photo of Jefferson
Amanda got me some dark blue pony ears to replace the light blue ones I had been wearing.
Joy got some white ones for her Rarity cosplay. It's tough to see, but she actually dyed her hair purple as well.
And Amanda got some pink pony ears for her Pinkie Pie cosplay
I gave Amanda $20 to spend on "something I'd like" in the Dealer's Room. She did good!
The Vic walks alone?
An amazing Tali cosplay. The omni-tool is incredible!
This figure that Vic bought is the most anime thing I've seen all day
Alan loves juice boxes!
The Otakon 2012 AMV Department!
Haha, this is apparently Vic's impression of a creepy anime fan
Amanda's starting to lose energy
Finding creator badges
The only Shining Armor cosplay I saw all weekend
So many Portal cosplayers!
This one even had a potato!
All the Chell cosplayers
So many portal guns!
An incredible, and very creepy, Elfen Lied cosplay
Vic busts out his mind controlled robotic ears
This guy had a great costume but was kind of a jerk. He lead me to my theory that Heath Ledger didn't die, but just stayed in character and escaped
Various superheroes
Frantically setting up the AMV seating system while the previous show in Video 1 wraps up
There's a lot of people waiting to get in
Follow the blue light! Follow the red light!
We packed Video 1 solid! A great showing
This is how everyone was feeling after making it through the first showing of the AMV Contest
Let the counting begin!
So much couting to do
Someone voted for Jeff's intro as best in show again! That means we can use it again!
Count count count
Ack, more ballots??
So many ballots!
Joy put on her horn to match her ears
An incredible female Shepard cosplay! The detail on the armor up close was amazing
Before heading out for the day, Vic stuffed Pinkie Pie in bed with Amanda. She looks like she's asleep, but she took the time to tell us off before we left
Hipster Chell??
Green tentacle monster?
I found myself on the wrong end of a megablaster!
Dr. Weird! GENTLEMEN!!
Oh no! Someone help this poor bender!
I love the look on Vic's face
Vic creepily takes a picture of Brakus through the curtain
Working the board in Video 1
Keeping an eye on the volume levels
There was a nonstop dance party in the lobby outside Video 1
One of those weird advertisement-laden superheroes from Tiger and Bunny
I'm not sure what this is, but I'm guessing it's some kind of Pokemon
Vic has his camera on? He must actually have a moment of free time
Trip to the hospital in three.. two....
"Why can't I hold all these ballots?"
Well hello..
Hell yeah!
I found a DayZ survivor! I made sure to say I was friendly so I didn't risk getting shot in the head
I'm not sure who these guys are, but they were already posing so I took their picture
Harley Quinn with a tiny Joker
I decided to interpret this as a vote for next year's 14th video, since we only had 37 videos this year
Taking away video-bending?
One of our dedicated gophers counts like there's no tomorrow
Our counting gopher team, plus Jefferson
This gopher jumped for joy that we finished so far ahead of schedule
It looks like he fell from the upper level, but he's just breakdancing
Shin edits in Iron Editor
Vic with the Iron Editor mascots. This photo was Amanda's idea
Since Omar and Jeff are the only ones who see the Guidebook feedback, they spent all weekend trolling each other
This guy's Data cosplay was great. He stayed in character the whole time
Another "I don't know who this is but they were already posting" photos
A pretty clever costume!
Keep firing, assholes!
Iron Editor continues
Panel 1 was almost entirely full
Peter hosted again this year
Erika slipped in with a borrowed badge. I won't tell!
Look at all the people!
Chris puts the finishing touches on his video
Peter was handing out Gushers as consolation prizes to the people who lost the anime challenges
Error-chan and Render-chan
Lots of people were in line for Fan Parodies
This was supposed to be Amanda and Vic giving each other stinkeyes, but Amanda kept laughing
There we go.. sort of.
The Otakon president's scooter
Saturday is done, time to go get some food!
We met Erika at Hooters
Telling funny stories
Erika and Joy
Some prankster put a bunch of soap in the fountain!
And of course, people were playing with the foam
Memes have infiltrated Con-Ops!
The last AMV showing is done and the server is packed up. Time to hit the Dealer's Room!
Kyubey sees all
They had an actual stripper pole in the Dealer's room, with Panty and Stocking cosplayers dancing on it
This is Jessie, a friend of Amanda's and professional cosplayer
Great costume!
They also had a Stocking cosplayer
These guys were in a really intense Pokemon battle. That Team Rocket cosplayer looks like he could really be a Team Rocket thug
Peter Beagle, the author of The Last Unicorn was at the con signing books
I got a copy of the art book / comic for Beany, who is a huge Last Unicorn fan
Yeah... chances this is a girl? Low.
The book I got Beany!
The lure of a mind controlled device was too much and I finally broke down and got the Necomimi ears
Light graffiti?
Vic meditates in a pile of light
Dragonball style fighting!
Amanda and Joy square off in a battle for the fate of humanity.... or just for AMV Ops
All powerful Amanda!
Vic shows off his laser eyes. The real reason he wears those giant glasses is to keep his laser powers in check
Con feedback panel!
I finally noticed that Amanda's staff picture was one I took last year!
This guy was pretty funny. He wanted "Otakon: The DVD"
Waiting in the loading dock for Vic with the van
In the end, we got permission to wheel our stuff through the Hilton and just loaded up in the Hilton parking garage. Time to push all this across the entire BCC!
Can you tell Vic picked out this outfit for Amanda to wear to the Dead Dog?
The BCC!
This staffer was doing skateboard tricks all the way to the staff photo
Those boots definitely didn't help Amanda's feet
Amanda and Vic: boldly looking into the Otakon future
Yes, the ears are goofy, but they're fun and it's not like I'm wearing them to work! Cons only!
Staffers gathered around for the Otakon staff photo
Vic's enthusiastic waving caught Amanda off guard
Staffers everywhere!
Scott takes the staff photo
I ran out to get my own version of it, and ended up taking Scott's camera so he could be in the photo too
Announcing that the Dead Dog is at the Baltimore Aquarium!
Everyone, to the aquarium!
The crowd of Otakon staffers, many in costume, drew several strange looks
Vic can't wait to eat and drink
The nerds are coming!
Neat waterfall
Vic checks out the waterfall
Scott was waiting by the entrance to thank everyone for their contribution to Otakon
Exploring the aquarium
I loved the bubble tubes
Sting rays!
It's neat seeing how they swim
Omar and Liz check out the sunset
This guy really wanted to try out my robot ears
Omar looks at some of the photos he took over the weekend
Amanda's just happy to be off her feet
Jeff tries not to think about all the signs that still have to be packed up
That's not how you use forks!
Liz ia a genius! Since all the food was on the first floor, she smuggled a bunch to the top floor in these plate UFOs
We made our own buffet!
Liz had to try on the ears
Checking out how they look
Some staffers on one of the strange moving ramps
Big sting rays!
This room was a lot darker than it looks in this photo
The clearest picture I got of a fish the whole night
This guy makes dumb faces
Vic the fish?
A new album cover photo?
Amanda says the shark teeth were put in backwards
Amanda convinced me to watch her favorite movie, The Last Unicorn. It was "80s as shit" but pretty good!
Shuffling off to get sushi before heading out
Sushi! The perfect ending to an amazing weekend. See you next year, Baltimore!
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