Just like last year, I went to Otakon, but didn’t pay to get in. Perhaps next year. So, like last year, I mostly photographed people under the the awning of the convention center. Unlike last year, I asked lots of people if I could photograph them. It paid off as I was able to get lots of shots I would have otherwise missed. It also yielded me a lot more single person portraits rather than just massive group shots that everyone else happened to be shooting. So, here are some of my favorite shots.
Looking back over these shots as I selected the ones to include in this post, I realized that, for an anime convention, there were a lot of video game cosplayers. Yes, they were Japanese video games – which often have anime-inspired character models, but it’s still a bit odd.