PAX East 2011 video game convention scenes
Carli Velocci Photo for Boston.com
Ethan Gilsdorf is the author of "Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms," now in paperback. Follow his adventures at www.ethangilsdorf.com.
Briann Figueroa, 27, dressed up as Chun-Li from the "Street Fighter" series due to her memories of the character. She had been playing "Street Fighter" since she was a kid and said that "my uncle owned an arcade... I started there."