PAX East 2011 video game convention scenes
Carli Velocci 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.
Tiffany Schneider, 22, wanted to dress up as Velvet from the role-playing game "Odin Sphere," because of "the style."