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Just Think What These Convention-Goers Would Do With Their Own Hotel

If you find yourself downtown today, sharing a street corner with a blue-wigged Marie Antoinette, a dude in spandex and two-foot spiked hair, and a girl with go-go boots, fishnets and a purple rubber glove, you're probably not losing it.

More likely, you've wandered over near the Sheraton Hotel, where A-Kon 20 has been going strong since Friday, drawing anime die-hards and other folks who just want a little cosplay in their weekend.

We dispatched Danny Hurley, our go-to photographer-anthropologist, to dodge swords and fireballs and document Friday night's scene for us. We've got more of his shots in this slide show.

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