Saturday: Quick breakfast at Dunkin Donuts. Then I went to masquerade rehearsal. I had a small part in magnusdiridian's skit, "The Tell-Tale Fursuit", together with svankmaj, mejeep, Isilwath, Skywize, and Werwolf. As you might've guessed, it's based on Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart". Later in the afternoon, I joined in the first of two fursuit parades. The parade went through the Dealers' Dungeon, around the lobby and atrium, and then outside for a photoshoot. Went out with jbadger after that for a quick lunch at a Subway just a mile down the road from the hotel. When we got back, I had to prepare for the masquerade. Our skit was near the end of the show, so it was mostly a lot of waiting. Then we were on stage for a few minutes and it was done. I thought it went well. A little later, performers from all the skits went out on stage again for the curtain call and awards ceremony.
For dinner, jbadger, smrgol_t_kirin, and I joined a small group at Singo Sushi. I had crazy singo roll and sesame chicken, both of which were very good. Returned to the hotel and went to the dance, although I didn't stay until the very end because I had plans for the next morning. One surprise I got that day was receiving 3 prints of photos of my fursuit. Jbonez, who took a lot of fursuit photos during the con, made prints and was handing those out to fursuiters who were in those photos. That was really nice and unexpected, so much thanks to him.
Sunday: For breakfast, jbadger and I went to Hometown Buffet. Went back to the hotel after that and signed up and participated in the fursuit games. We had a relay race, charades, musical chairs, and another game that defies explanation. This time, I wasn't eliminated in musical chairs until there were only six fursuiters left, which is a personal record for me. My team won musical chairs and got 2nd place overall. After the games, a bunch of us went to Blackie's, a hot dog place just down the road, for lunch. Then jbadger and I went off and did two geocaches, Forgotten Roadside Cache and Are you smarter than a fifth grader?, both a few miles north of the hotel.
Returned to the hotel, hung around for a little while, and then attended the closing ceremony. The numbers, which may be subject to correction, were as follows: 873 in attendance, 149 fursuiters in the parade, and over $2,500 raised for charity. The Dead Fur Party began immediately after closing ceremony. In the middle of the party, we had a second fursuit parade. I joined this parade too. It's a little shorter than the first one. We went around the lobby and atrium, and then back to the party. This time, I stayed until the last dance at midnight. And thus ended another great 3-day Halloween party. Hope to be back next year!