Positivespace: You are right, in that sense. I sorta wish that the masquerade this year was still inside the 2nd floor auditorium, like previous years, since the seating is better, even though there's less seats, but wherever you sit you get a good shot of the stage, and I've always enjoyed videotaping the Fanime masqy from inside the auditorium. This year with the larger room they had it in, it reminded me of all the other larger-sized conventions I go to where the seating stretches far back, and most of the audience has to watch it on the video-screens. Plus the seats are all level, so videotaping it means you have to use a tripod or else you'll get peoples' heads in the shot.
I think Lionel got a good copy of the masquerade, so I'm going to ask him to make me one.