March 21st - 23rd, 2008
Boston, Massachusetts

Convention Stats:
Location: Hynes Convention Center
Event Year: Sixth
Reported Attendance: 14,339
Theme: "Creatures of the Deep"
Sketch's Costumes Worn:
Jiraiya, Naruto
Canti, FLCL
Sketch's Performances:
18+ Dating Game: Co-Host
Masquerade: "Guitar Heroes"
Cosplay Chess: Queen's Rook
Guitar Heroes Skit:
Sketch's Awards:
2nd Place Master Performance, Masquerade
Convention Photos:

Photo Credits:
Over 14,000 attendees came out for Anime Boston 2008, celebrating its sixth year with the theme "Creatures of the Deep." Hallways at the convention center were decorated like a Japanese festival and included a tree where attendees could hang handwritten notes from the branches. Programing included the Cherry Blossom Ball, which required attendees to dress in formal wear or formally-appropriate cosplay, and gave them the opportunity to attend a ballroom dance lesson prior to the event. Major guests included voice actors Laura Bailey, Greg Ayres, Tom Wayland, Travis Willingham, Troy Baker, Mike McFarland, and Emily and Robert DeJesus. One of the most anticipated events was a concert by Japanese band The Pillows, best known for their song "Ride on Shooting Star" featured in the anime FLCL. While Anime Boston's attendance has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception, for the first time this year, the crowds truly overwhelmed the ability of the convention staff to handle and disrupted attendees ability to enjoy the event.

Sketch's Weekend Breakdown:
Coming soon.