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  • Once again, I’ll be in attendance at Montreal’s Otakuthon this weekend. My last (and first) time was in 2008; I was all set to go last year, but had to cancel at the last minute due to work. Expect more pictures of scantily-clad cosplaying females and more wacky free hug anecdotes.
  • I can’t believe I missed it, but yesterday was the day Britannia officially invaded Japan and unleashed Knightmare Frames on the world! Don’t know what I’m talking about? You oughta give it a looksie.

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I knew today wouldn’t be an ordinary day when I got on the subway on my way to Otakuthon 2008 and found myself standing next to Aang from Avatar.

Yesterday (Saturday) was a no-go for me since I was stuck at work. I decided to make up today for my absence by arriving early — so early that the convention hall hadn’t even opened yet. Not a problem! I passed the time by wandering off into the labyrinthine corridors of Montreal’s Palais des Congrès. I eventually stumbled into the backstage area where the first person I came across was Lauren, a friend from work who was wearing a walkie-talkie and a desperate face.

Alarm sirens went off in my head when I saw Lauren’s eyes light up after spotting me.

All pictures in this post are clickable. Enjoy my blurry photography skillz!

All pictures in this post are clickable. Enjoy my blurry photography skillz!

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I live in Montreal, Canada, and this weekend I’ll try my damndest to swing by Otakuthon 2008, an anime convention whose existence I learned just a couple of days ago. I’ll probably be stuck at work on Saturday, but if you’re attending, look for me on Sunday! I’ll be the guy wearing neither black nor eye-searing neon pastel tones.

Now to find some batteries for my trusty camera so I can bring some photographic souvenirs back to you, dear reader…

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