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BEST PLACE TO DRESS AS A STAR WARS CHARACTER AND STILL MEET SOMEONE NORMAL

Anime Boston Convention

Picture this: you’re walking through Back Bay on Easter Sunday when you come across a storm trooper comparing notes with Rei from the Japanese anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. No, you’re not dreaming — you’re at the ANIME BOSTON CONVENTION. Every year, this event turns the Hynes Convention Center into a surreal parade of sci-fi/anime lovers who profess their fandom by dressing outlandishly in their favorite characters’ costumes. Our favorite part: public-address announcements inside warning, essentially, “If the weapons you’re carrying look real enough that they may concern the police, please conceal them before going outside.”

ANIME BOSTON CONVENTION | Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston | animeboston.com

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