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Well, Anime Boston 2008 has come and gone and kudos to everyone. While I am a full time software engineer living and working in Massachusetts, art has been my life long passion.

At this Anime convention I did not have a table, but had art pieces displayed at the Art Show section. It has been quite successful as I sold several pieces to pretty much cover all the expenses for the convention. Clearly, the most popular was the Cloud piece.  It was somewhat amusing to see everybody and his sister dressed as Cloud Strife from FF7: Advent Children at the convention. While it says something about the lack of originality in our society, who am I to criticize this since I drew him too and made money off his popularity. Thanks goes to the certain metrosexual broadsword wielding biker.

In coming days this page should have a lot more works and links. So check back some time!

As a side note, welcome to the deviantArt page of the 2008 Anime Boston Virtua Fighter champion.   (Yes so I am a geek on multiple fronts. :)) I got a DVD as a prize and my Virtua Fighter buddy ironzen (the runner-up) received a t-shirt. Kudos to everyone I met at the tournament and at the con.
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AkaiHato Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Wait, you covered your convention costs by selling artwork? Maybe I should look into that.

Sorry we didn't meet up! But did you go to the Pillows concert? Didn't it just rock out in utter spectacularness, especially when they came back for encour!? The cosplay human chess was a riot too!
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Hyunster Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Hi Aya,
I was hoping that I would be able to run into you sometime during the convention. In a smaller convention (like Arisia) people naturally just run into each other but it seems like this convention was way too big. Glad you had fun as well in any case.

I did not go the concert as I was hanging with some friends during that time. If you went to the AMV, I hope you had a chance to see Monty Oum's "Dead Fantasy" piece? It was a very impressive piece of original animation. (Although he used models ripped off from elsewhere.) I spent a good deal of time talking to him afterward and it was inspirational. See you later!
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