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-- Otakon 2004: Opening Ceremony --
Otakon 2004: Opening Ceremony - part 1
Part 1 - DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 60.6 MB
17 min 15 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: Part 1 of the opening ceremony, guest introductions include Koge Donbo, Angela, Yutaka Minowa, Ichiro Okouchi, Tatsuo Sato, Yuzo Sato, and more.
Otakon 2004: Opening Ceremony - part 2
Part 2 - DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 43.9 MB
12 min 33 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: Part 2 of the opening ceremony, guest introductions include Luci Christian, Monica Rial, the AppleGeeks, Ian McConville and Matthew Boyd of the webcomic MacHall, Chris Patton and a description of the games.

 

-- Otakon 2004: Angela Concert Videos --
Otakon 2004 Angela concert - part 1
Part 1 - DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 98.5 MB [High Quality]
20 min 02 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 fullscreen

Description: Otakon 2004 Angela concert - part 1. Angela is a band consisting of singer/songwriter Atsuko and instrumentalist/songwriter Katsu. Sarah thinks Katsu is extremely hot and so does Jack. Songs performed include Asu E No Brilliant Road (Uchuu no Stellvia OP); Over The Limits (Track 1 on their album); and Kirei Na Yozora (Uchuu no Stellvia ED). Many thanks to Yoshiaki Abe for the song titles.
Otakon 2004 Angela concert - part 2
Part 2 - DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 104 MB [High Quality]
21 min 13 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 fullscreen

Description: Otakon 2004 Angela concert - part 2. Songs performed include End of The World (Uchuu no Stellvia ED); Cruel Angel's Thesis (Evangelion Opening Theme); Separation (Soukyuu no Fafner ED); and Shangri-La (Soukyuu no Fafner OP). Many thanks to Yoshiaki Abe for the song titles.
Otakon 2004 Angela concert - part 3
Part 3 - DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 45.7 MB [High Quality]
09 min 28 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 fullscreen

Description: Otakon 2004 Angela concert - part 3. Fans got on their feet and enjoyed the dance version of Asu E No Brilliant Road (Uchuu no Stellvia OP). The dance is really really popular in Japan and it's really easy to learn. Atsuko showed the fans how to do it and everybody had a great time! Many thanks to Yoshiaki Abe for the song titles.

 

Otakon 2004 Cosplay Contest - part 1
Part 1 - DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 65.2 MB
18 min 52 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: Cosplay judges introduction, followed by skit entries #1 - #5, including Rosiel-sama and Adella-sama's "Clockwork Angels" skit; "Tracy, the Pokemon Poet"; "Berserker Rikku"; "Excel Saga Vol. 1"; and "The Fashion Warriors".
Otakon 2004 Cosplay Contest - part 2
Part 2 - DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 81.2 MB
23 min 08 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: Skit entries #6 - #13, including "Size Does Matter"; "Yu-Gi-Oh-chan and Secret Of The Lovely Magic Card"; Link from Legend of Zelda; "An Ethical Dilemma"; "Dance Dance Revolution vs. Space Channel 5" (sexy Ulala cosplayer); a lesson from "Rabbi Wolfwood"; and an amazing skit titled "Battle Of The Red Coats", which was very nicely choreographed and had songs by Rob Zombie.
Otakon 2004 Cosplay Contest - part 3
Part 3 - DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 83.8 MB
23 min 54 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: Skit entries #14 - #19, including "Fruits Basket"; "Political Gundam Satire: Who Would You Vote For?"; "Cosplay Gone Wrong"; "Final Fantasy vs. Kaiju Big Battle" (Sexy Torso Powa!!!); and a hilarious Witch Hunter Robin skit (Confess! Confess! Confess! I confess!!!)
Otakon 2004 Cosplay Contest - part 4
Part 4 - DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 65.8 MB
18 min 48 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: Skit entries #20 - #27, including "Alien Syndrome"; "Faye" from Cowboy Bebop; "Has This Ever Happened To You?"; "Final or Fantasy - Attack of the Clones" (Kristin, you rock!!!); another Angel Sanctuary skit; Gandalf from The Lord of The Rings; and a hilarious Yatta Dance skit (More hot bodies!)
Otakon 2004 Cosplay Contest - part 5
Part 5 - DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 67.7 MB
19 min 20 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: Skit entries #28 - #35, including "Hikaru and Wizard"; BlueNine as "Shadow with an Axe", performing Final Fantasy Prelude (a MUST-SEE!!!); "Card Captor Will"; "All The Crazy People"; "Link, the Hero of Time"; "Fashion Dynasty"; and "Dance Magic Dance Revolution", a creative skit with all the muppets from Sesame Street dressed as Revolutionary Girl Utena characters. It was amazing!!!

 

Otakon 2004 Cosplay Fashion Show
DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 131 MB [High Quality]
27 min 56 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: Otakon 2004 annual cosplay fashion show. With awesome techno music playing in the background this year, dozens of cosplayers got on stage and showcased their beautiful costumes. Some did more than that and publicly displayed their affections on stage. The quantity and quality of costumes were larger and better than last year's fashion show. And did you see Rosiel-sama's Angel Sanctuary costume? It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! So was Rosiel-sama.

 

Otakon 2004 Halftime Show: Para Para Dance Group
DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 52.5 MB
15 min 03 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: The para para dance group entertained us during the first half of Otakon 2004's halftime. The show was great, and we decided to focus on Renée throughout the show because she was pretty. (Hope she doesn't mind.) : ]

 

Otakon 2004 Halftime Show: Piano Squall
DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 48.8 MB
14 min 02 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: Piano Squall is a concert pianist, specializing in anime and game music. His performance at Otakon 2004 halftime show was absolutely FANTASTIC!!! The songs he played were "Liberi Fatali" from Final Fantasy VIII; "Aerith's Theme" from Final Fantasy VII; and "Every Heart" from Inu Yasha. Download the video to see his wonderful performance!
(You can also visit his web site at www.pianosquall.com)

 

Otakon 2004 Awards Ceremony - part 1
Part 1 - DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 46.9 MB
13 min 27 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: Part 1 of Otakon 2004 awards ceremony. Winners were announced for Friday and Saturday's hall costume contests. Aeris McDonnell (the baby), who won 1st place in Saturday's youth division, was the cutest Moogle Jack has ever seen.
Otakon 2004 Awards Ceremony - part 2
Part 2 - DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 72.1 MB
20 min 30 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: Part 2 of Otakon 2004 awards ceremony. Winners were announced for Saturday's costume contests. Deanna Smith (Dagger from that Final or Fantasy skit) gave a moving speech after accepting the award. Dance Magic Dance Revolution (muppet skit) took home triple gold.

 

Otakon 2004 Cosplayer Interviews - part 1
Part 1 - DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 70.2 MB
18 min 39 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: This year, our cameraman Jack and interviewer Sarah wandered the hallways of Otakon and interviewed many cosplayers and con-goers. See what questions were asked, what they said about their costumes, and how they felt about the con. In part one, Sarah interviewed cosplayers from Magic Knights Rayearth, Lupin the 3rd, King of Bandits Jing; three J-Rock cosplayers, Michelle, Patsy and Leslie; two Baltimore convention centre staff; and two cosplayers from popular anime Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu.
Otakon 2004 Cosplayer Interviews - part 2
Part 2 - DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 58.4 MB
15 min 31 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: In part two, our crew bumped into Sarah's good friend Camillia, Sarah's little Indian goddess. We also interviewed another cosplayer named Sarah, as Riesz from Seiken Densetsu 3, as well as cosplayers DJ Rama S and his friend Lupin, Maya as Myoubi from Alichino, and Ryan as Auron from Final Fantasy X.
Otakon 2004 Cosplayer Interviews - part 3
Part 3 - DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 88.3 MB
23 min 27 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: In part three, we found an impressive Full Metal Alchemist group in the Dealer's Room. We also interviewed two girls dressed as Jo and Meg from Bakuretsu Tenshi, a con staff in a full stainless steel armour, and a big Sailor Moon cosplay group. Sarah even got some construction tips from one of the Sailor Moon cosplayers.
Otakon 2004 Cosplayer Interviews - part 4
Part 4 - DOWNLOAD HERE - File Size: 55.3 MB
14 min 42 sec - WMV - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: In part four, our crew interewed a very charismatic Metal Gear Solid guy in the Dealer's Room; had a chat with Rob, label manager of Tofu Records; and got Deathcom guys on camera. Yes, Deathcom5 guys.

 

Otakon 2004 -
Windows Media DOWNLOAD HERE - WMV - File Size: 41.3 MB
Quicktime  DOWNLOAD HERE - Quicktime - File Size: 47.1 MB
08 min 39 sec - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: We follow a group of otakus as they tried to build a human pyramid with their own bodies. They failed numerous times but they kept trying and finally succeeded at the end. It was really gratifying to see them finally succeed. Allison did a great job of organizing all the people there. This is a very fun video to watch!

 

Otakon 2004 - Line for L'Arc~en~Ciel
Windows Media DOWNLOAD HERE - WMV - File Size: 99.8 MB
Quicktime  DOWNLOAD HERE - Quicktime - File Size: 148 MB
26 min 30 sec - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: Did you see the line for the L'Arc~en~Ciel concert? Oh the humanity! It was long with a capital "L". Our cameraman Jack was there and captured all the craziness on tape. See what fans did to entertain themselves while waiting in line; the crazy stuff they did in front of the camera; the need for water in Baltimore's hot weather. Jack even got a F U from a fan (in a humorous way, of course!)

 

Otakon 2004 Piano Squall Solo Concert
Windows Media DOWNLOAD HERE - WMV - File Size: 76.2 MB
Quicktime  DOWNLOAD HERE - Quicktime - File Size: 113 MB
20 min 14 sec - 320x240 Resolution - 4:3 Letterbox

Description: More amazing performances by Piano Squall in his solo concert, followed by a Q&A session. Lots of questions were asked in the Q&A. He even played Chocobo and FFIV's battle theme for all the fans there. And yes, ladies, he is single. : ) Check out the video, and don't forget to visit him at his web site www.pianosquall.com.

 

* Because of the large file sizes, I would recommend programs like Download Accelerator or FlashGet to download these files. Questions, comments, you can reach me at: marsmonster@hotmail.com

* I would also like to thank Kristin for her help with some of the titles. Thank you, Kristin!

That's all, folks. Thank you for watching! n_n

 

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